Citadines London Holborn-Covent Garden

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Address: 94-99 High Holborn, , London, WC1V 6LF, England

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

A smartly renovated aparthotel close to Holborn Underground station.

I find the idea of staying in an apartment rather than a hotel an appealing prospect. You invariably get more space for your money and life feels more relaxed. This very central aparthotel recently had an impressive top-to-toe makeover and its 192 contemporary design apartments are stylish and well-equipped.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.5
90%
Leisure facilities
3
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

High Holborn is a constantly busy thoroughfare that is quintessential London. The surrounding streets are packed with shops and offices with Holborn Underground station just a short walk away. Check in here and you'll be well placed for a trip to the theatre or opera, shopping in Covent Garden and a cultural high at the British Museum.

Bedrooms

This six-storey former office block is mainly filled with roomy two-person Premier Studio apartments with kitchen facilities, air conditioning, free WiFi and shiny new bathrooms. There are also 40 one-bedroom apartments with a sofabed that sleep up to four and are a good option for families. The 18 Club Studios, sleeping two, offer a larger kitchen area and come with bathrobes, a welcome pack of fruit and drink, and a Continental buffet breakfast is included in the rate. Twin beds are available. Some apartments look onto High Holborn while those at the back and sides face quieter streets - although thanks to the double glazing I've never had any noise issues.

Public areas

A generously-sized reception area leads into a stylish, parquet-floored lounge area with books, iMac computers and complimentary tea/coffee. Corridors have brown striped carpeting with doors and walls in complementary hues. The aparthotel also has a laundrette and underground car park (charges apply).

Eating and drinking

Drinks and snacks are on sale at reception. A Continental breakfast is served in the lounge. If you want to use that sparkling new kitchen, there's a large Sainsbury's supermarket by Holborn station. If you don't, there's plenty of sandwich bars and restaurants in the vicinity.

Leisure facilities

At the back of the building is a small, unstaffed gym exclusively for guests.

Service

Reception is manned round the clock. The uniformed staff are friendly and can be reached by calling from the phone in your room. Apartments receive a light daily cleaning with further services depending on your length of stay.

Who stays there

Business travellers, couples, tourists, families... Having kitchen facilities, a gym and a laundrette means you can stay here for a long spell if so desired.

Price advice

Rates exclude VAT. Prices drop if you stay for more than a week. Continental buffet breakfast costs £11.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Newly refurbished apartments
  • Free WiFi
  • Set amid busy streets
  • No room service
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