SACO Fleet Street
1 Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, England, EC4A 2EJ
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Mature travellers, Singles, Escaping the crowds, History, No fuss, Sightseeing
Expert review of SACO Fleet Street
Some cities are so engrossing I often dream of renting an apartment for a week or so in order to do some serious exploring. Well, you can fulfil that fantasy here by staying in one of the high quality central London properties offered by SACO. They can be found in many popular locations - families should head for the one- and two-bedroom apartments in Holborn and Covent Garden - but I like this hideaway collection of studios just off Fleet Street. Opened in July 2010, they have a bright, contemporary style with all mod cons included, and live up to the company's mission to offer "more space, more facilities, and more freedom than a hotel".
Once a famous home for Britain's newspapers, Fleet Street runs through the City of London's historic core and has a likeable character with many venerable buildings and streets filled with lawyers and office-workers. Weekends are quiet but you are not isolated - walk south and you'll soon reach the Embankment, while to the north Clerkenwell is an enjoyable neighbourhood to explore with good restaurants.
The property has 12 studios and a one-bedroom apartment arranged over five floors. Inside you'll find lightly-coloured wooden flooring, a cheery red chair and rug, a comfortable queen-size bed, a large grey sofa and a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and washing machine. The bathroom is large with a shower and the whole apartment feels fresh, clean and in good condition.
There is a lift but no reception - guests are given an access code to enter the building and pick up keys. The staircases are brightly lit and clean.
You have full kitchen facilities, plus there is a welcome pack of tea, coffee and fresh milk in the fridge. Fleet Street has many cafés, pubs and sandwich bars, and you can stock up at nearby supermarkets.
Guests are provided with comprehensive instructions for using the apartment, and there is a duty manager on call. Cleaning is only provided if you stay longer than a week.
Generally corporate guests in the week, leisure guests at weekends.
You can check in for one night, but rates drop notably if you book for a week or longer. Rates exclude VAT.
More information on SACO Fleet Street:
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- 1 Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, England, EC4A 2EJ
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