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Apex City of London Hotel
Ranked #89 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 July 2009

I had high expectations after reading all the reviews on this hotel. My husband and I were above satisfied with our stay at Apex of London. We had a deluxe room overlooking a little park across the street.

Location - Because this is in the business district, many places close early around the hotel. We had a difficult time finding somewhere to eat around 8-9pm, but then I remembered that another reviewer said that there are plenty of options across the water. That was true, and it's an easy walk to get there. Still, note that some places stop serving food by or even before 10pm. Overall, the location of the hotel is still great for easy sightseeing, and a quiet night's rest.

Room - Our room had a couch and coffee table and we had no issue with space at all.

Amenities - There were slippers, robes, and an iron and ironing board. In one closet there was a kettle with coffee, tea, and a pack of hot cocoa. I can't stand it when hotels fill their mini-fridges full of expensive items. Well at Apex, also greeting us in the closet were a few snacks(Pringles, jelly beans, cookies) that weren't replaced everyday, but was still a very nice touch. Plus, there is an EMPTY mini fridge which was very handy for storing extra drinks and whatever else you wanted cold. Like others said, the bathroom toiletries are huge (shampoo, conditioner, lotion and body wash). We stayed for 3 nights and we didn't even use up half the bottles - they are over 4 ounces each! I would think this is a huge expense for the hotel, but it's certainly generous and different. The fitness room was also very, very nice, and on the larger side of hotel gyms. I never saw anyone use it though. We also took advantage of the free in-room wifi. If you need to print something, there is a printer in the lobby that is free of charge too. We also borrowed a dvd one night from their dvd library which was fairly large. To our surprise, they also have a few 'adult' dvds, but note that you will have to ask for it, and sign it out.

Staff - Like others have said, friendly and super helpful. There was an issue with the lobby printer when we were trying to use it, and one of the staff behind the counter let us immediately use his computer and printer to get what we needed.

Breakfast - The continental breakfast that is included in some bookings consists of various danishes, loaves of bread on a breadboard, about 4 different kinds of dry cereal, a couple kinds of dried fruits, platters of fresh cut fruit, glasses of various yogurts, platters of cold cheeses and cold cut meats. They bring you a personal pot of coffee or tea to your table, as well as toast. We found the continental breakfast to be very satisfying so we never upgraded to a hot breakfast, but on our last day which was a Sunday, they were offering the hot English or Scottish breakfast for no extra charge. Not sure if that's a regular Sunday occurrence or not.

It was an awesome stay, and our high expectations were thoroughly met!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2009

I stayed at this hotel on TripAdvisor recommendation and it was all of that. The room was excellent (I was upgraded to a superior room as it was our anniversary). The service was friendly and helpful, from Check-In through the stay to Check-Out. The breakfast was excellent, though a little pricy if you went or the Braveheart Breakfast. I am always up for a challenge. the location was quiet but only 5 minutes walk from Tower Hill Tube Station. For me personally, the quiet was worth being removed from the Centre of London. For some, it might be a little too far away from the hubbub of the City. The only downside of the stay was that I had my daughter and boyfriend join us for the evening and when we asked whether we could have a pot of coffee and some tea at 11.15 pm on the Sunday, we were told there was no bar service and we could find tea and coffee in our room. The Service Notes stated that there would be bar service until 11.30 pm. That was the only hiccup in an otherwise perfect stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2009

This is by far the best hotel or B&B I've stayed at in London, and I travel here regularly. Their international staff are impressive - from the quick to assist bellmen to the friendly and helpful reception personnel - and In particular, the breakfast staff, whose warm smiles make you feel right at home in the mornings. And the breakfasts were well above the norm in quality and taste! I particularly enjoyed smoked salmon on toasted but and grain bread, and Greek yoghurt with fresh whole berries in parfait cups.

The entire hotel has a fabulous, calm ambiance, with muted colors, good lighting and stylish furniture. Just walking in the corridor had a wonderful rich feel. The workout room was also well equipped.

The room had a super comfortable bed, 4 pillows and a duvet I didn't want to move from each morning. Layout, lighting, fabrics, furniture and bath facilities were both functional and fostered a totally relaxed feeling. The free in-room wireless worked perfectly. Plush towels, spa toiletries and the rubber ducky in the tub was a cute extra in the bath.

The location is superb for restaurants, the Tower, walking along the river and accessing other parts of London. After 3 nights, it was a disappointment to leave - the accomodations and the friendly personnel!

A fantastic base in London.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

We booked in expecting a windowless room as we'd gone for the cheapy rate. We got a room on the 7th floor which has access to a balcony with great views over Tower Bridge. The room was clean, nicely finished and had free access to a list of DVDs. We didn't get to use these as we were out all night. Breakfast was attentive, the continental included fruits and yoghurts or you could opt for a menu item.
We managed to leave property in the room but one phone call to concierge on our way home got them back in the post to us.
There is no parking but this is fairly normal in Central London. Concierge have maps of nearby secure parking.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 July 2009

We spent a weekend in the Apex in London, we had previously stayed in a sister hotel in Edinburgh and thought it was fabulous so when we decided to go to London it was the obvious choice.

The hotel is in a good location a few minutes from Tower Hill tube station. The reception area and staff were both impressive, there was never any trouble helping with luggage or calling a taxi.

The rooms are well appointed, slightly smaller than those in Edinburgh but still comfortable, there was also a good selection of toiletries in the bathroom which was unexpected for the room rate we paid.

We had some cocktails in the hotel bar; they were delicious though slightly overpriced but nothing too outrageous, just hotel prices.

I have recommended this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled on business
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Portsmouth
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Reviewed 21 July 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel for a weekend break, it was very good value for money for a 4 star Hotel in London. We have stayed at other London Hotels and paid much more, but this one had the lot, price, location, service and cleanliness. We would definately go back. There are several pubs and restaurants in the immediate area so if you don't want to stay in for food and drink it won't be a problem (Weatherspoons is just round the corner, and a full English breakfast for £3.99 is a bargain). Butlers Wharf, just over Tower Bridge is also worth a visit for Restaurants and shops. Tower Hill tube station is only a 3 Minute walk away.
The local area is also good, felt quite safe walking out at night (some areas in London can be a bit dodgy). One thing we noticed was that some of the smaller local pubs and restaurants did not open Sat and Sun, they probably make enough money in the week from their business customers who work in the local offices.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, England
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Reviewed 17 July 2009

After a lot of research we decided on this hotel. We stayed in the budget rooms which are in the basement. They were absolutely devine. I could have moved in! The only downside, which I knew anyway, was that there are no windows down there so you can't see what the weather is like! Area was perfect for us. Busy all throughout the day sightseeing etc so came back in the evening to freshen up and go for a drink and a bite to eat. Quite a few pubs around. Weatherspoons, All Bar One, Hung Drawn & Quartered, Pizza Express. Cannot recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Apex City of London Hotel
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
#82 Luxury Hotel in London
#84 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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