Collingham Serviced Apartments Hotel, London
Reviews - Collingham Serviced Apartments Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Collingham Serviced Apartments Hotel
Spacious and clean, great location, no air conditioningfrom louisianamom
A very pleasant surprise!from CaSweetone
Very nice apartment !from yanonali
No Aircon!!!!from LaBoo
I found it interesting that when my husband arrived (a day ahead of me) that they "upgraded" him to the penthouse. What he didn't realize was that someone had probably been in the penthouse the day before and had complained so loudly about the heat that they moved them to another room. So, they gave it to us to seem like we were special! Well let me tell you. It was so hot that we could not even consider staying anytime during the day in our flat. This ended up being a bit of a problem, because we were all jetlagged and sometimes needed to bring the kids back to the room for an hour or so. We also had a friend drive in from outside of London to visit and we couldn't even stay in the apartment to talk and visit. Sweat was dripping off of everyone and the kids were miserable!!! I suggest that anyone with kids that is visiting London in the summer always ask if the accomodation has airconditioning. You never know when that "unusual" heatwave might just hit!
We can arrange to hire portable air conditioning units if guests request this. I have also checked our bookings for this time and we did not have other guests check out of the Penthouse because of the heat. We simply upgraded this family because we had availability, and I am sorry that they were unhappy
Ideal for a family stay in Lodonfrom newbroom
As the children are still young (6,4 and 2) we did not want to be stuck in a hotel room with them after their bedtime, so the sitting room and kitchen were great for us to relax in after they went to bed. We also saved a lot on breakfasts and lunches by having our own kitchen to use.
The apartments are in a nice quiet street, close to Earl's Court and Gloucester Rd tube stations and walking distance from the museums (The Science Museum being our favourite!).
I would highly recommend the Collingham for familes wanting a home form home in London.
Collingham voted Best in Class (by me)from BeenThereToo
It's not the fanciest, it's not a place to see or be seen, it's not the place to go if you are expecting to stay in the lap of luxury. However, if you are looking to stay in one of the nicest neighborhoods in London but not hand over your wallet, this is a great choice.
When my wife and I arrived with our two babies in tow, The Collingham staff sent three men to help us unload our van. Being typical Americans we couldn't leave the house without five suitcases, a stroller, and God-knows-how-many bags of toys, diapers and other kid things! Anyway, nobody gave us any sideways glances, they were happy to see us and the front desk staff was very friendly-- especially to the babies.
The apartment was much bigger than I expected. There was a full hallway with the bedrooms off to one side and the bathroom, kitchen and living room on the other and a patio at the far end. The bathroom was quite large with a tub/shower combo. The bedrooms each had a large closet, two night stands and two single beds-- but in ours the beds were pushed together to make a "king" bed.
The living room had a TV, sofa, two soft chairs and a small table and four chairs for eating. They have a lot of stuff crammed in there. They could probably stand to lose some chairs since you could conceivably sit 9 people in this room all at once. I suspect only the two bedroom units have the patio/deck since I could only see about 4 of them.
The kitchen was very usable (not a kitchenette like many places that advertise a "kitchen") with a full size fridge, a microwave, an oven, toaster, flatware and silverware. The only bummer was no basics like salt, sugar, condiments. The TV got about 25 channels and there was a DVD player as well. But remember, UK DVD players won't play American DVDs so don't bother bringing any. Besides, the front desk has about 75 movies to choose from.
I'm sure you can find this all on their webpage but they have wireless internet access, a (free) laundry room, 24 hour desk staff, and daily maid service (except sundays) and they even clean your dishes! There's a huge supermarket about 2 blocks away. They are smack dab in the middle of Earl's Court and Gloucester Road tube stops-- about 7 minutes to either. The Natural History Museum, Hyde Park and even Harrod's (on a nice day) are all within walking distance. Downsides would be the funky layout of the apartments, skinny hallways and lack of a true queen/king bed.
Overall the Collingham was very clean, the staff is friendly-- even the guy on duty at 2 am-- and you're in a great neighborhood. I will definitely stay here next time I visit.
Collingham Serviced Apartmentsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
After a busy day, it's nice to watch a DVD in the lounge.They have quite a choice of films. We like the friendly relaxed karma of The Collingham.
A Home from Homefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Good Value but Be Careful!from A TripAdvisor Member
There are guest houses who offer better service and accommodation for a cheaper price than this establishment but you make you own decision.....
Much better than a hotel room--for less!from A TripAdvisor Member
It is located in a nice, mostly residential neighborhood, only a couple of blocks from a tube station, and with plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby.
Three of us (2 adults, 1 child) shared a one bedroom, which features a small but fully-outfitted kitchen, lounge with sleeper sofa, bedroom, bathroom and patio with table, chairs and a swing. There are several grocery stores in the area, so stocking the fridge & pantry was easy.
The apartment was cleaned every day (except Sunday), with fresh linens supplied.
If you are going to be in London at least a week, I highly recommend getting an apartment instead of a hotel room!
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taxis Collingham offered to book us an airport transfer, it made the journey so much easier for us, as the man was waiting for us at The Airport.
Other names for Collingham Serviced Apartments Hotel
- collingham apartments london
- collingham apartments hotel london
- Address: 26 27 Collingham Gardens - London - England - SW50HN - United Kingdom
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