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Fraser Residence Monument
Ranked #287 of 896 Specialty Lodging in London
Reviewed July 5, 2011

We stayed in the Fraser Monument Residence during a work relocation for a couple of weeks. It really can't be said that we would recommend it. The rooms are incredibly noisy with no soundproofing at all on the windows, those on the lower floors will be woken with the clanging of the metal gate every time it opens and you can hear every word spoken in the street. Appliances not working, television and phones required several attempts to get them to function by the in-house staff and expensive wi-fi access weren't positives. As a couple working in separate locations we were given one key which was incredibly impractical, this was similarly not rectified within the 3 weeks we were staying.

There are good points to the Residence - the location is spot on for mid-week city work but central for the weekends. The City is very quiet at the weekends (so don't expect shops and cafes to be open Saturday / Sunday) so may not be ideal for 1st time London visitors, but good if you want to avoid the more typical tourist spots. And the staff are great (well they have to be with the number of enquiries they get!) and were always available even if they are a short walk away.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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  • Stayed: September 2014, traveled on business
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Address: 1 Botolph Alley, London EC3R 8DR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > City of London
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #287 of 896 Specialty Lodging in London
Hotel Class:5 star — Fraser Residence Monument 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fraser Residence Monument nestles in a historical enclave right in the heart of ‘The City’, London’s financial and business district. The residence comprises 14 beautifully designed contemporary and airy apartments fashioned from the shell of this former period office building. The upper floors enjoy fabulous views of the city skyline and of the ‘Monument’ which was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London, a major three day blaze that swept through the central parts of London in 1666. The development is topped off with a striking penthouse which features two spacious outdoor terraces. Each of the apartments is fitted with the finest dark oak wood flooring, wool and linen carpets, fully fitted bathrooms boasting the best in European fittings and furnished with designer Italian furniture.Fraser Residence Monument is the perfect extended stay solution for relocation, training or working on location in the centre of London. The Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Tower Bridge are only a five minute stroll along the banks of the River Thames. World class shopping can be enjoyed at the exclusive Royal Exchange nearby.London Underground Monument station is conveniently located around the corner of the property and is serviced by the District, Circle, Northern and Central lines and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which offers direct access to Canary Wharf - London’s new financial business district. ... more   less 
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