London can be a bewildering as well as a beguiling place.
This is true for Londoners themselves but as a visitor it can cause palpations especially if you’re travelling with kids in tow.
Getting your accommodation right is key if you’re going to get the most out of your stay in this vibrant city. I’ve experienced all sorts of hotel rooms in London over the years from the very expensive and most luxurious to the uniformity of the chains and even hotels of the faded grandeur kind. The problem is they mainly all just offer one room. The more you spend the more space you get (sometimes!) and better service and surroundings, but it is still just one room unless you are wealthy enough to go for a suite. When staring at your four walls, it can make you pine for your own home and that ability to move around from room to room, the feeling of space.
That’s where the aparthotel comes into play. When we were recently invited to try out one of Supercity’s London apartotels, The Rosebery, I was only too pleased to accept.
The reception area with its Pufferfish sculpture sets the tone and the welcome is warm and helpful. We were then shown to our apartment which is always the exciting bit. Will it meet up to your expectations? Then the relief and feeling of uplift as you’re pleasantly surprised. We entered the lounge which opened up into a nice warm space furnished in muted shades of steel grey, white, soft yellow and glass. All the furniture is solid and stylish. The décor has been thought out carefully, including the corner kitchen well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a short stay or longer including dishwasher and oven. We were lucky enough to stay in a two bedroomed apartment, and it was great to have two bathrooms as well, a family one and an en suite off the main bedroom which helped to solve any crush for the shower of a morning. There was also a neat little office space with a desk away from the lounge area which would come in handy especially if you were staying here longer term.
The Rosebery Aparthotel also offers many services that many apart hotels lack such as full access to an in–house gym. The desk can organise dry cleaning for you and they’ve arranged discounts to many local restaurants. For what you get the rates are very reasonable starting at £140 per night for a studio suite. Considering the hotel room you’d get for that in central London, it really is great value. To have your own home from home in a calm piece of central London is so much more than the run-of–the-mill room you’d usually get for that price.
For more information visit supercityuk.com
words Lee Taylor