2 Suffolk Place is an ideal place to stay if you are looking to stay in the city of London at a reasonable cost and with the ability to make your own meals and have a comfortable home base. The apartment is nicely decorated, well appointed and clean with reasonable storage for your items. They provided a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a safe*, towels* dishes and cutlery as well as pots and pans and even shampoo and conditioner. The location was ideal for us as it was a 10 minute walk to my husband's office and a 1 minute walk to Cannon Street underground station. The staff was very nice and helpful, although I really only interacted with them twice as they are located elsewhere. Now for the downsides: Our apartment was HOT and we had no ability to control the temperature including not being able to open the window. This is a REAL issue because it was so hot that we both felt sick. It didn't help that the temps were in the 50's and the building unit was on heat only. A staff member even came to our apartment to see if our fuse was out because apparently there was no heat in the building - HAHAHA - it was SO HOT at the time that even without the heat working I begged him not to fix it! Keeping the lights off helps as they throw off a LOT of heat. Additionally they only give you two towels and a bathmat or a hand towel (not both) and no washcloths - so that was kind of odd. The door to our trash bin was broken and seemed worse after housekeeping changed the trash bags, which by the way you only get once during a week so pick the middle of the week. The wifi was spotty as well. If you have to pay extra save yourself the money and use it for a better data plan. The studio is smaller than you might believe from the photos, but seriously, all you are doing is showering, eating, sleeping, and fooling around so how much room do you really need? lol. Definitely there will be noise as there is a wine bar just below, I suggest keeping the exhaust fan on or if you are a light sleeper, music or earplugs. The bed is comfortable but small when they say double they mean full size! There is no bathroom fan unless you are taking a shower so bring poo-pourri :P also if you can get a fan cheaply or bring a small one it could just possibly save your life! Definitely ask for a converter for your curling irons but honestly a power surge voltage converter is your best bet. Ample outlets throughout the apartment!
*the safe didn't work in our room, *there were no washcloths
Strange things to bring or get: FAN(s), washcloths, command hooks, poo pourri or lysol power surge voltage converter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Suffolk Lane by BridgeStreet serviced apartments are in the heart of The City of London and just five minutes walk from Cannon Street mainline rail and underground station. Ideally suited for the business professional working away from home or the leisure traveller exploring London - with easy access to business, historical, cultural and entertainment attractions. The range of dining options in the vicinity is varied with many types of international restaurants close by and shopping is also easy at the nearby Royal Exchange shopping centre. ... more less
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