We stayed at The Harrington in early February, in a Studio. The Gloucester Road area of South Kensington has been my preferred location in London for many years and I rate it one of the very best parts of London for its attractiveness and convenience. On a direct line from the airport, it is also just a few stops from Piccadilly Circus or Westminster, putting you right in the heart of the tourist areas. The Harrington, being just one block from Gloucester Road Tube station and cheek by jowl with all the commercial amenities you could need, is ideally situated. You can get a good English (or other) breakfast at the Café Forum, almost next door, or shop for groceries, wine, etc. at the Waitrose supermarket right behind the station. All very convenient. Now to the apartment itself: Our reception was pleasant and friendly, and we appreciated being given access to our room right away, having arrived early on an overnight flight. We were put on the 4th floor (room 140, with quite a good view over the rooftops), so the elevator was a necessity and it was fortunate we only had carry-on bags as I honestly cannot see squeezing two people with large bags into that tiny lift (not to mention two large people). This is something that really should be addressed in the refurbishment. The apartment itself was, for a studio, very spacious. Nicely appointed bathroom and a well-equipped, modern kitchen. The bedroom size was adequate, but if anything rather overwhelmed by the size of the bed. One quibble here: the wooden base of the bed stuck out in a rather hazardous fashion. Despite noting that this was an accident waiting to happen, I still managed to prang my shin rather painfully. Frankly, I'd rather have a smaller bed with more room around it. The small dining table was handy for both eating and as a work space, and the free WiFi, which worked well, is a good touch. All in all, this easily beats regular hotel rooms in the area for value and spaciousness, and we were probably in one of the smallest units. Recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in chic South Kensington, just two minutes' walk from Gloucester Road station and with many shops and a wide variety of restaurants in the immediate vicinity, The Harrington - 1 Harrington Gardens is a collection of spacious serviced apartments including studio apartments, one bedroom apartments and two bedroom apartments. Designed and furnished in a contemporary style, your serviced apartment provides much more space and many more facilities than a London hotel room at excellent value in one of the best central London locations. Travel direct to other parts of central London as well as from London Heathrow and from the Gatwick Express at Victoria Station. Most of London's main museums, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and exclusive shopping in Knightsbridge are all within walking distance. Your apartment is air conditioned and has a comfortable lounge and dining area, a well equipped kitchen or kitchenette and has flat screen TV with satellite channels and newly boosted free Wifi. Make The Harrington - 1 Harrington Gardens your London address. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avni Luxury Serviced Apartments Hotel London