We have been to London a zillion of times but it was our first time at an apart-hotel, and I must say it surely do have its positives.
Location is very good if you are ready to stay a bit out of the center, the sightseeing center that is. Earls Court is a more residential quiet area with lots of small restaurants and cafes and excellent transport connection. The apart-hotel itself is just 3-5 minutes walk to the Tube station. There is a Marks&Spencer simply food 5 minutes walk away and 2 more smaller groceries on your way from the tube to the apartment.
I must admit we did have some hard time locating the apartment once we arrived, but after some 10 minutes and consulting the map, we found it. Maybe it will help some of you to know that it is located in the very same building block as K+K hotel, so if you are looking at its entrance, the Templeton Place will be on your right, the last door of the block.
We checked in over the weekend and the instructions Melisa gave us were very clear, so once we've found the entrance door, everything else went smoothly.
By the way I would really like to praise Melisa, we had quite an extensive correspondence, and she was very friendly and even managed to look well into our booking and offer us a room that was previously unavaialble.
Our apartment was on the ground floor, I would have had preferred it to be more up, but in the end it was fine. It was very sweet to have a bottle of milk, some snacks and coffee capsules in the kitchen, however it could have been great to have some more basics like salt, pepper and oil, if not for free than maybe as a add-on welcome pack or smth. We ended up buying it all and leaving in the apartment when we left, unfortunately there were only bigger packs available in stores, certainly too big for a week stay.
The apartment had everything you could think of, we loved having a washing machine and iron in it and made good use of it. The coffee machine and toaster were very much appreciated too, it was really nice to have breakfast when we felt like it, not having to rush to the resturant as it happens in a hotel. It was also fun to be able to cook yourself, though like I said before there are plenty of places to go eat in the neighborhood. There was enough cutlery and plates and cups and all the cooking stuff you can think of.
We didn't expect the cleaning since it was said to be just once per week, but it was nice to return back to the apartment one day and see it was cleaned and we had new towels and bed linen.
One of the mornings the fire alarm went off, but it stopped before we could get worried. We were later explained that some other guests had a toast burned.
I did read in previous reviews that you can't watch the TV from the bed and so it was in our room too, which is a little weird but we hardly ever watch TV on holidays, though I think its a fact that many people would like to know before booking their hotel.
There was enough storage space in room and overall the apartment was very spacious. I think it would be ideal for longer stays, but it was quite fun to stay a week in there too.
Overall - very much recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Templeton Place provides its residence with everything they need to make the most of this great city, creating an instant home from home in the heart of London. Comprising 12 one-bedroom suites, and 18 studio suites designed and furnished with comfort and style in mind, each offers fully fitted kitchens and luxury bathrooms, iPod docks and air-conditioning. We also provide complimentary WiFi, a weekly maid service and a daily concierge. Templeton Place is located in Earls Court on quiet residential street; just 3 minutes walk from Earls Court Underground Station and moments away from the excellent restaurants and shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Templeton Place Apart Hotel London