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“Nowhere Near as Well Run as Sister Hotel Apex London Wall”

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Apex City of London Hotel
Ranked #82 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Nowhere Near as Well Run as Sister Hotel Apex London Wall”
Reviewed 26 October 2010

While the rooms were very comfortable and large by London standards, they were also quite noisy due to full glass windows on a street with constant roadworks. I complained but they were overbooked so I couldn't move rooms. I began to get frustrated with the staff because I'd had an absolutely amazing experience at the Apex London Wall, and was really hoping this hotel offered the same quality of service and care. It did not. Registration was confused, no one knew how to answer simple questions.

Would not stay here again, rather, hope to get into the London Wall location.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 October 2010

Fantastic stay in a great hotel. Staff are welcoming and professional from the moment we entered. Room had all that we needed. Breakfast was fantastic, great choice and a very welcoming team who's customer service could not be faulted, especially Eric the supervisor.

Will return

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

If you're looking for a quiet, clean, modern, nice place in the City of London at a price that's much lower than its competitors, this is your place.

I spend a weekend here, and will definitely come back. The rate was outstanding compared to similar area hotels--I paid around £95 (plus taxes) per night. I've spent more twice that for hotels in the City of London that weren't as comfortable.

The room had a very modern and attractive decor, with very comfortable bedding, a large and very nice flat-screen TV with DVD player, a sofa, nice other furniture, and a luxurious bathroom with a separate tub and large walk-in shower. By London standards, the room was quite large. The only thing it didn't have was, curiously enough, a window--this was a ground-floor room and the only opening to the outside was a skylight. But while it was a bit dark, it was also quiet and cozy. I felt very much at home there.

The room also featured free wi-fi internet access. This is a true rarity for nice hotels like this, which (unlike cheap places, where wi-fi is often free) so often gouge their guests for internet access. And the wi-fi signal was strong and fast.

The hotel and the room were immaculately clean, and service was excellent, except for one little hiccup: There was hardly any toilet paper left on the roll when I checked in, and there was no extra roll left. It quickly ran out, and even then the housekeeped did not leave a new roll and I had to go to the front desk to ask for one. This small blemish aside, the service was good.

I don't often eat in hotel restaurants because they tend to be both boring and overpriced, but arriving late on a rainy evening when other nearby places were closing I decided to try the hotel's restaurant, Addendum, for dinner. I'm glad I did. The food was very good, and the prices were quite reasonable, especially as compared to most other hotel restaurants.

All in all, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Apex City of London. There's a reason it's highly-rated on this site.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Dunstable, England
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Reviewed 20 October 2010

This was our second stay and I cannot fault this hotel. We arrived early and our room was ready. We had an excellent rate booked through the hotel for a deluxe room with continental breakfast. The room was large, clean and very well equipped. I had requested a high floor which gave us a view of the top of Tower Bridge! This hotel is so convenient for the Tower of London which is literally just across the road. The only drawback as far as we were concerned was the tube was once again completely messed up due to 'engineering works' which meant a longer walk from Bank Station whilst Tower Hill was closed but the weather was fine so it was not a problem. When Tower Hill station is open the hotel is just a stones throw away. We had a bit of a hiccup with the breakfast as the reastaurant manager got confused with our breakfast deal and remember to ask for toast when you sit down otherwise you may get it at the end of your meal ! We love this hotel and will definintely return again. The Apex London Wall is also extremely good in the heart of the city.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

Stayed here for a long weekend - the service was great, the room nice (good shower). The hotel is well-placed on the District/Circle lines. The view - well, we were round the back so there wasn't one, but who cares about that sort of thing?
The main problem was that the room was very warm (throw-the-duvet-on-the-floor hot), and the air conditioner was very noisy. With the window open, the sound from the air-conditioning machinery in the light-well outside was a combination of Niagra falls and a taxiing jet. Not the end of the world, but a bit of a shame that such a basic requirement (undisturbed and comfortable sleeping) wasn't met. (We stayed in October when it was cold outside - I daren't imagine what it would be like in summer...)

  • Stayed October 2010
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Northampton
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

We have previously stayed in Apex Edinburgh and was impressed with it so decided to stay in the London version. Reception were amazing allowing us to check in early and upgrading us for free. The location was great for us, really close to the city. St Katherine's dock and butlars wharf are a must!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

Stayed here one night for a theatre weekend break. Ideally located next to tower of london and tower bridge tube station which is 5 minutes walk at most.
Check in was fine. Paid £118 for bed and continental breakfast for two for one night through online website hotelsclick via tripadvisor.(dont use this website-its not worth the hassle)
Staff were excellent. Left bags on day of check in since we arrived early and on check out without any hassle.
Only thing i would say is that the breakfast was a bit of a let down.we had continental breakfast but served with no toast and cold coffee.
Apart from that little problem, the stay was thoroughly enjoyable and would stay here in the future but only on a bed only basis since cooked breakfast is quite expensive as well.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
#76 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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