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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Apex City Of London Hotel London
- Apex City Hotel London
- Apex City London Hotel
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