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Apex City of London Hotel
Ranked #85 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 February 2009

I decided to book the apex on the back of the great reviews here. so pleased! We arrived on Friday night at 9pm and we were tired and cold. The room was so nice that we decided to do something unusual for London tourists....stay in and order room service! It was very good.....mussels and chips yum yum!! the room and bathroom were spotless. the room was a decent size although the bed and bath were a little on the small side. These would literally be my only criticisms of the place, and even then I'm nit-picking. We paid for breakfast when we booked. This was continental and there was plenty of choice.....fruit, yoghurts, cereal, bread and lots of patisserie.
Service both on the desk and at breakfast was superb.
location was really handy and it felt like a safe, smart and well-maintained area. We were there at the weekend however and it was DEAD as it is a business area and probably has a better buzz Monday-Friday. We passed about ten restaurants that were all closed on a Saturday night. So you may well have to go further afield for real nightlife/eating out....but you're in London so that's no bad thing! i would definitely go back to this hotel!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2009

This hotel is made for people who are in London for business and who are unlikely have time to enjoy the room. The rooms have a size of prison window. They are dark. No view whatsoever. The bathrooms are below average. I only booked it because I tried their sister in Dundee (which was nothing like this) so certainly would not recommend the London one.

Stayed: January 2009, travelled on business
5  Thank NotHetero
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Reviewed 9 February 2009

Rooms were clean, modern with hair dryer, iron which was good. There was a CD/DVD player if you wanted to bring music. We couldnt figure out the air conditioning so we were cold the whole time which was not good as it was snowing outside so we wanted to come in to a cosy room. There was a power shower but the water was never hot it was only tepid! We informed the reception of this on departure and they said that there was a safety button on the shower. I could not see this and I was sorry I had waited until we left to mention anything because cold showers were not pleasant. The hotel is located in the financial district and everything closes on saturday and sunday, there was no shops, pubs etc open so you had to go on the tube to see any signs of life. Liverpool Station is approx a 20 minute walk away which isnt too bad.

I like this hotel, no major complaints. If I was to return to London I would stay somewhere more central (ie somewhere on the Central line) Staying in this hotel meant we were getting taxis alot.

Stayed: February 2009
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Reviewed 5 February 2009

We booked this hotel on 1800 Hotel and got a great price for two nights B&B. Then my husband upgraded our room before arrival to a deluxe room for an extra 120 pounds. The Hotel is right beside the underground station, right hand side of the station, about a two minute walk down a lovely side street. The hotel is very modern and clean, our room was lovely on the third floor looking out the front, it was a large room with a big flat screen TV and couch area, nice bathroom and big shower.
The breakfast was disappointing though, we thought when we upgraded that we would get a full cooked breakfast but we only got the continental breakfast which was just OK. The service in the restaurant was very slow, and I had to ask for tea and toast three times one morning.
The day we were leaving the weather was terrible, very heavy snow and the Airport was closed. We asked for a rate to stay another night and was told they wanted another 250 pounds for one night in a standard room, well we stayed in another hotel near the Airport for 54 pounds which was great.
I did like this hotel, room was lovely but the service was not great, it is very handy for the underground station and to walk along the Thames River.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Irishblonde
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Reviewed 2 February 2009

We stayed here from Friday 23rd til Sunday 25th January. Was really impressed with the hotel, the room was lovely, small...but then we didn't come to London to stay in the room. Bathroom lovely and immaculately clean.

On check in, our rates were confirmed, and we decided to pay for one morning's breakfast (as I fancied an old school greasy spoon for the sunday morning). Big mistake. For £15 it really was a joke. The continental breakfast was really disappointing. Choice of cereals almost non existant, only bread, no croissants, and a tray of ham and cheese. The cooked part was ok, but very greasy and included the strangest tasting black pudding i've ever had!

The hotel is amazingly quiet for being in the centre of London, beds really comfy so we had 2 nights of wonderful sleep! Really close to tube stations and bus stops.

On check out, our bill was a lot more than was quoted to us on check in. The difference in room rates was explained as VAT charges, but strangely the VAT had clearly been added under each night. The receptionist, as polite as she was, was foreign and it was difficult for her to understand us and vice versa. After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing and us refusing to pay a higher charge, they eventually relented and charged us the proper rate.

Also, they will preapprove your credit card for hidden extras. Hubby didn't mind this as we had no intention of charging anything to the room, but if you don't have too much left on your credit card it will decline. I had a problem with this as feel it is unfair, if they do not want anything charged to the room it should be clearly marked on your account.

All in all, would stay here again, perfect location and lovely hotel, but I would definitely NOT pay for breakfast again, there is so much nearby a lot cheaper and probably a lot nicer!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2009

First time staying at this hotel, usually stay at the London Bridge Hotel,but fancied a change. So glad we did! Room was large with a sofa which made it more pleasant to watch tv. The bathroom was a good size. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We got a good deal through Alpha rooms, which included continental breakfast - which was more than adequate. Dining room very pleasant. The tube station is literally a 5 minute walk away. Overall a good experience. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank JackieJ50
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Reviewed 1 February 2009

I stayed in Apex City of London hotel on Friday night and it was by far the best hotel Ive ever stayed in. The staff were lovely, especially the receptionist, I think her name was Kasia. Every staff member was always smiling and very helpful. I got an upgrade to a lovely room, which was spotless, and had an amazing bathroom, with a huge bath and walk in shower. The little rubber duck on the bath was also a lovely addition, even though it didnt float. I ordered a burger and chips from the roomservice menu which was delicious. I cant wait to come back with my boyfriend and stay for a longer trip. Definatley worth a visit.
One piece of advise though, if you are getting the underground, I think it says on the website that you can use Aldgate station or Tower Hill, but its much easier by Tower Hill

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled solo
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Thank Laney_Katie
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Address: 1 Seething Lane, London EC3N 4AX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > City of London
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#53 Romantic Hotel in London
#62 Family Hotel in London
#79 Luxury Hotel in London
#84 Business Hotel in London
Price Range: £104 - £272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex City of London Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apex City of London Hotel provides memorable stays in the heart of London. It’s known for its friendly and warm welcome from check-in right through to check-out. You’ll be well looked after during your stay with a team on hand to answer all of your questions and help plan your visit. The hotel is located in central London, close to Tower Bridge, and is just a 30-minute trip on the DLR from London City Airport. The natural light that filters through floor-to-ceiling windows in the contemporary restaurant, lounge and bar area makes this hotel a great place to meet, eat or relax. Each bedroom features a 40” LCD TV with Sky channels and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi for all of your personal devices. You’ll also get complimentary Elemis toiletries and a hair dryer in your room meaning you can travel light. The hotel has three meeting rooms available and a Technogym featuring cardio and weights equipment making it perfect for business stays away from home. ... more   less 
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