Hotel Review: Apex Hotel London Wall, London

Earlier this year we treated ourselves to our annual night staying in London Zone 1, a great dinner out and a mooch around Spitalfields Market. This year we decided to stay at the Apex London Wall Hotel.



We have stayed at an Apex Hotel before, staying in the Tower Bridge hotel a few years ago. Having thoroughly enjoyed our stay we wanted to try out another hotel that this chain had to offer.



We booked a deluxe room direct with the hotel on their website, although we were upgraded to a Junior Suite on arrival. Both the London Wall and Tower Bridge hotels are located in the City of London, meaning they are unlikely to be fully occupied on the weekend. This means you can often get a good deal on your booking and may even get a room upgrade when you get there.



Location

Located in the heart of the City I can see that this would be an exceptional option for those travelling on business. However, I think this hotel also offers a great deal to the weekend and tourist traveler.



Located not far from Shoreditch there is plenty to explore on a weekend and some impeccable restaurants to try out. We went to L'Anima and would recommend! Walking distance to Bank, Moorgate and Liverpool Street Station gives you easy access to explore the rest of what London has to offer on the Central, Circle and Northern Lines to name just a few.

Service

The impeccable service of the hotel staff started before we even arrived. I had mentioned in our booking that we were staying for our anniversary and therefore the hotel contacted my partner in advance to ask if he would like them to decorate our room for the occasion.



When we arrived we were greeted by a lovely and attentive receptionist who informed us that our room had been upgraded. We were also offered a glass of champagne while we were checked in which was a lovely touch before you even go to your room.



We had a drink in the hotel bar before we headed out for dinner, staff were friendly and made a good cocktail. The waiter who bought our breakfast to the room was also friendly and quickly put the trays in our room.

Room

We were very lucky to be upgraded to a junior suite and we really were spoilt with this additional luxury. The room opened up into a lounge area with a comfy corner sofa, a large flat screen TV with Bose sound system. There were lots of magazines to read, a pod coffee machine and a desk area that could also be used as a vanity.



This led onto the bedroom area which had a large bed, a chaise lounge, another large flat screen TV, lots of wardrobe space with a built in mini-bar fridge and a safe. The bedside table also provided a Bose docking station.


Finally the room had a huge bathroom, with a large bath big enough for two and a large shower with rainfall head, separate hand held shower and additional jets. Elemis toiletries were provided. The only let down in the bathroom was the lovely but small square sink with no counter space. On a longer stay this would mean leaving your toiletries on the window sill or above the toilet, neither of which is that practicable.

As with all Apex Hotels, the bathroom did of course come with a rubber duck to take home to add to your Apex duck collection!



The whole room had lots of natural light, with several large windows in all three rooms. The curtains were thick and heavy meaning this light could easily be blocked out over night to aid a good nights sleep.



Whilst the drinks in the mini-bar come at a cost, the room does provided some complimentary drinks and snacks including bottled water, Pringles and Jelly Beans.



If you would like to see the room in more detail, why not check out my room tour video on You Tube.

Food




We did not eat in the restaurant that night but did indulge in some room service breakfast the next morning. I went for my standard bacon and pancakes, while my partner opted for eggs benedict. Both were delicious and average price for hotel room service.




After my second experience at an Apex Hotel I would say this chain is one of my favourite London offerings and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone visiting this lovely City. 

Speak soon x

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