Convenient and Comfortable
Posted Sep 6, 2016 on Hotels
A self-catering property, with (mostly) small studios about the size of an average US hotel room. There is someone onsite 24/7, and the staff was very personable and helpful. Check-in was a little confusing, as we couldn't get in touch with the front desk initially, and stood on the street waiting to enter the building for 10 min or so. The units are efficiently laid out, with most necessities, including: tea/coffee maker, toaster, dishes, cooking utensils, pots/pans, dishwasher, fridge, stove top, microwave/oven combo, washer/dryer, couch, dining table and chairs, queen/double bed, linens, standard toiletry setup, small television with basic channels, iron and ironing board. The beds are a little hard, and the units are starting to age slightly, but in general everything was as expected. Housekeeping only services the units once per week, and you'll also need to grab all your own food and beverage items (including coffee/tea, sugar, milk, etc.) Overall, the convenience can't be beat, and the studio was comfortable for two people for a week.
Area: Very convenient to the tube, trains, Uber, etc. A busy area during the day, it quiets down, once the surrounding shops close up. There is a Tesco Express, as well as a Sainsbury Local very nearby for sundries, as well as a handful of excellent pubs and restaurants. The property is approximately one block from Farringdon station, quite centrally located in London, and allows easy access to the tube and rail systems.