This apartment was a little out of my price range but I went with the reviews and the pictures I saw online and I was not disappointed. From the moment I arrived I knew I was going to have a pleasant stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, particularly Ondrej, who helped me with my heavy suitcase (even though there is a lift), showed me to my room and explained how everything worked. The room was small but spotless, modern, and well-designed (especially the bathroom - I want a bathroom like that!). I was staying in London for 2 weeks so I wanted to feel like I had a second home and that is exactly what it felt like. The rooms are fully equipped with a kitchen (fridge, dishwasher, microwave, stove, toaster, kettle, utensils, etc.), washer/dryer, ipod dock, flat screen TV, DVD player (reception has a well-stocked DVD library which you can borrow from), electric bed (awesome!), ironing board, safe, basically everything you would need. I never cooked in my room as there are so many great places to eat in London, but I made breakfast every morning and occasionally made some lunch to take out with me. The kitchen was comfortable enough to make small, simple meals.
The area is great - so convenient. A 5 minute walk to Bayswater tube. This is one stop from Paddington station which connects you to the Heathrow express & UK rail. If you walk a few more minutes then you get to Bayswater station which is on the Central line, so very handy. There were quite a few decent places to eat around there too.
As some reviewers have pointed out, this is a self-contained apartment, it is not a hotel. This means that you get a weekly clean.For me, this is more than adequate. I don't need someone to make my bed every morning or change my towels everyday. If you need clean towels, you can throw them in the washer/dryer. They do provide you with some nice toiletries in the bathroom & one tab for the dishwasher (which I didn't use anyway), so you will have to buy your own washing powder, dishwashing liquid, etc. But there are plenty of supermarkets in the area so it shouldn't be a problem. Or if you're only staying a short while, you can bring a few things from home in small travel containers (this is what I did). I also felt very safe here, the building was secure and reception was staffed between 7am & 11pm. So you had the security of staying in a hotel, with the freedom of living in an apartment.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Space Apart Hotel to anyone wanting a home away from home in London. Next time I visit London I will not waste my time looking for a place to stay. I will return to the Space Apart Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Space Apart-Hotel offers luxury-serviced apartments in Hyde Park. The apartments are suitable both for corporate accommodation for business travellers and for tourist visitors to London. The apartments combine the independence and control of your own home with the service of a hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Space Apart
- Space Apart Hotel London, England