City Marque Appartments in London – Usually we find ourselves staying at expensive hotel rooms during our holidays, but an option that’s often overlooked are serviced appartments. During the London Fashion week our OOTD team decided to try out City Marque appartments and we must say that we had a great experience.
After booking the the two bedroom, two bathroom, living room and kitchen appartment appartment we received a confirmation with all the information needed, including the code to unlock the appertment door. The system works great and you can even change the code to one that’s easy to remember. So no hassle with keys or cards to unlock doors.
Upon arrival there was no staff to welcome us, but as we walked in the spacious and bright living room there was a big box of chocolates waiting for us on the dining table. The towels in the bed rooms were folded into pretty swans and the bathroom was perfectly clean. Not to mention the kitchen had everything we needed: Fridge, cooking plate, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and even a washing machine!
Why stay at an appartment? Our 5 day stay was a great one and the place felt like home, but what exactly are the pros of staying at an appartment versus a hotel you might ask.For us there are two main reasons. Firstly there is cost. City Marque offers appartment accomodations for as cheap as 85 pounds a night which is much less than booking a hotel.
Secondly it’s all about convenience and feeling home. Having the option to make your own breakfast at morning is really great. There was a frying pan and even baking oil so we could make our own bacon and eggs! Other advantages include having a spacious living room allowing us to invite people over, a big refridgerator which we used to store the drinks, and a washing machine to keep all our clothes nice and fresh, but most importantly free and high-speed Wi-Fi connection!
In the end it all comes down to personal preference and needs. Don’t you need the room service, a concierge or a pool that a hotel offers? Do you want to save money, have more space and be independant? Then you should definitely give the City Marque serviced appartments a shot the next time you visit London.
Booking an appartment in London is really simple and can be done at: City Marque
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