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Cheval Calico House

42 Bow Lane, London EC4M 9DT, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My partner and I stayed for nearly 4 weeks in London and we loved our stay. You are in the heart of the City of London but it is still quiet and a peaceful place to be. You're between Bank and St Pauls and near the Thames, so very central. Bow Lane is so nice to be in as well... More 

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chevalresidences, General Manager at Cheval Calico House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Cheval Calico House. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us the review was a pleasure to read. We cannot wait to welcome you back on your next trip to London. Kind regards DEAN MADGE GENERAL MANAGER More 

New York
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our family Loved staying at Calico House. We've visited twice. The kids were on first name terms with the concierge, with lots of mutual teasing about favourite football (soccer) teams. The apartments were comfortable and we loved having the kitchen for those evenings we just wanted to throw together a pasta rather than go out for dinner. Just a wonderful... More 

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chevalresidences, General Manager at Cheval Calico House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Cheval Calico House it was our pleasure to welcome you. I will be certain to share these fabulous comments with my team in recognition of the team’s commitment and passion for guest service. In the meantime I do hope that we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the not too... More 

Hackensack, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The apartment is clean and well furnished with everything is up to date. There is always someone in the office so it is safe. The people working the office are friendly and helpful. The location is extremely convenient right near St Paul's, Bank and Cannon Street. The immediate area has plenty of good restaurants and bars. While the area is... More 

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chevalresidences, General Manager at Cheval Calico House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Cheval Calico House. I will be certain to share these fabulous comments with my team in recognition of the team’s commitment and passion for guest service. In the meantime I do hope that we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards DEAN MADGE GENERAL MANAGER More 

Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Its so hard to find well price hotels in the City, my travel agent booked me to Calico house about a year ago and I stay everytime I go now. They are full apartments so if you are there for more than a few days are much more comfortable and with the tesco a block away there are lots of... More 

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chevalresidences, General Manager at Cheval Calico House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Cheval Calico House. I will be certain to share these fabulous comments with my team in recognition of the team’s commitment and passion for guest service. Our new Cheval Three Quays property in the city has an onsite fitness centre if this is important for you In the meantime I do hope... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great apartment with everything you need, even a hamper of essentials: coffee, tea, milk, bread etc. Much nicer than many pricier hotels, the staff are friendly and helpful, showing us the location of the switch for the heated towel rail, would ever have found it on our own. Fantastic location on a small lane in The City - very quiet... More 

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chevalresidences, General Manager at Cheval Calico House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Cheval Calico House. The team at Calico House will be delighted to read these comments and that you had an enjoyable stay. I do hope that we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Cheval in the not too distant future. Regards DEAN MADGE GENERAL MANAGER More 

St. Thomas
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Stayed at the Calico House (Serviced Apartments) and by any means and measure, this is one of the best places I've ever had the pleasure of staying. To walk into an apartment, which is much nicer than most upscale hotels, and have a welcome pantry stock (bread, fruit, juice, milk, coffee, cereal, butter, etc.) was an absolute delight. To go... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Cheval Calico House. The team at Calico House will be delighted to read these comments and that you had an enjoyable stay. I do hope that we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Cheval in the not too distant future. Regards DEAN MADGE GENERAL MANAGER More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We had to temporarily move out of our new central London apartment and selected Calico Cheval after viewing 3 other alternatives. The apartments are of very good standard and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. It is situated in a quaint coutyard surounded by a plethora of easting and shopping experiences. The location is excellent for those... More 

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chevalresidences, General Manager at Cheval Calico House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Cheval Calico House. The team at Calico House will be delighted to read these comments and that you had an enjoyable stay. Regarding the mattress comments I have asked our Head Housekeeper to review these as sleep quality is one of our top priorities. I do hope... More 

Faversham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We have stayed in many London Hotels/apartments whilst attending events in town, this was our first stay at Cheval Calico House, and we were not dissappointed. The concierge was excellant very professional and check in was fast and easy. Room was quite spacious with a seating area and small kitchen, and the bathroom shower was excellant. The only small critisim... More 

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chevalresidences, General Manager at Cheval Calico House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Cheval Calico House. The team at Calico House will be delighted to read these comments and that you had an enjoyable stay. I do hope that we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Cheval in the not too distant future. Regards DEAN MADGE GENERAL MANAGER More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Once you have experienced Cheval Calico House you will not want to stay anywhere else in London. Cheval Calico House provides affordable luxury in a location close to many of the major London tourist attractions. It is in close proximity to several underground stations and the area abounds with restaurants and shops. My wife and I stayed in a non-smoking... More 

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chevalresidences, General Manager at Cheval Calico House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Cheval Calico House. The team at Calico House will be delighted to read these comments and that you had an enjoyable stay. In terms of the minimum stay requirements for Calico this has been increased, however, we now have Cheval Three Quays which is located by the... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We chose Cheval Calico House initially because we wanted two bedrooms and a kitchen. We were happy to be right in the City of London so close to St. Paul's Cathedral. Three underground stations are within walking distance, so very convenient for vacation in London. Upon our initial contact we were told that the amenities didn't include either free internet... More 

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