Citadines Apart’hotels has unveiled its redesigned and refurbished serviced apartments at the London Barbican property in Goswell Road.
The residencies include 120 studio apartments (for up to two guests) and nine one-bedroom flats (for up to four guests). Studios are available with either a Murphy wallbed which folds neatly up into the wall to create a living space, or a sofa bed, while the two-room apartments have a conventional double bed and a sofa bed in the sitting room.All the apartments come with free wired broadband internet access, telephone, LCD TV with DVD, iron/ironing board, alarm clock, bed linen, heating, stereo system, safe, bathrooms with towels, toiletries, hairdryer and shower-baths, and kitchenettes are equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle or coffee maker, fridge and two-ring hob.
Facilities at the Apart’hotel include a breakfast lounge offering a Continental breakfast buffet (7-10am weekdays and 8-10.30am weekends), 24-hour reception, relaxation zone with LCD TV, and business zone with free wifi. Weekly cleaning is included in the room price, or guests can pay extra for a more frequent service.
A spokeswoman said: “At Citadines Barbican guests have similar services to a hotel but they can also enjoy the privacy they get in their own apartment.”
Prices for Citadines Barbican studios start from £118 per night for one to six nights, £106 for seven to 29 nights and from £80 for stays over 30 days (if you stay more than 28 days VAT is waived). One-bedroom residencies on the same basis cost from £172, £153 and £141.
Operators Ascott International, the world’s largest serviced apartment company, invested over £2 million in the makeover and are following this with a £24.7 million development programme for a new Citadines Apart’hotel property in Edinburgh, which is set to open in 2009.
For more information visit citadines.com.
Report by Jenny Southan