We stayed for 3 nights at Lakeview Apartments & on arrival were literally left to find our own way to the apartment from the reception at the Thistle hotel next door. We stayed in apartment 2 on the 9th floor - I am not one to criticise or slag a place off just for the sake of it but I feel that other potential visitors to these apartments should be aware of apartment 2. We managed about one hour's sleep due to the lift going up & down all night long - the lift is right next door to the bedroom of this apartment (the lift machinery is also located to the left of the apartment) & it's a complete nightmare if you are like me & need a good night's sleep. I ended up taking the duvet & trying to get to sleep on the sofa in the lounge area instead but you could still hear the lift from there!
There was renovation works in progress on the floor above us and they started work (drilling & sawing) at 6.00am! I was in tears by this time (we had a big day ahead of us the following day & really needed a good night's sleep to set us up for the day - no chance!).
We called the agent as soon as they opened at 9.00am & told them all about our horrendous experience so far in the apartment. I give them their due as they were very prompt in sorting out an upgraded room for us in another part of the apartment (on another floor as far away from the lift as possible!!).
In general the apartments are very old fashioned & in need of some serious up-grading (curtains & furnishings are hideous) but they are clean & tidy. There is a serious lack of utensils in the kitchen - I nearly burnt my hand getting things out of the oven as they only leave you one teatowel (no oven glove or oven utensils).
Location is excellent as it is on Buckingham Palace Road with approx. 5 minutes walk to the palace gates & good restaurants/bars can be found down the road towards Westminster.
Would not stay here again by any means but to be honest I am struggling to find a really nice apartment in London that is not a ridiculous price.
- Also Known As:
- Lakeview Court Apartments Hotel London