Atelier EC1 by Bridgestreet
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
A stay at Atelier EC1 by Bridgestreet places you in the heart of London, minutes from Old Bailey and St. Paul’s Cathedral. This 4-star apartment is close to London Bridge and Coca-Cola London Eye.
Make yourself at home in one of the 24 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops. Flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and microwaves.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.
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Although a bir pricey, this is a lovely studio, including a fantastic bed, living area and fully fitted kitchen. Someone mans the desk day and night (or can be summoned quickly) Any problem would be quickly resolved . David who helped us on our first and last days is very friendly and helpful, and full of local knowledge. Farringdon tube ( and National rail station) are less than a minute away, and king's Cross is one stop so its very central. there are 2 local supermarkets and pubs on the doorstep. I would recommend to a single traveller or couple who want to treat themselves and a 3rd person could sleep on the couch
I stayed here for a weekend - the room had everything that we needed. The kitchen was fully equipped and was great for when we didn't want to eat out. The bathroom was also very spacious (a shower and a bath). The location was great for reaching St. Pancras and elsewhere. Staff were incredibly helpful - my partner came down with a very bad flu on the last day. Despite checkout being at 10am, because our Eurostar didn't leave until 3pm they let us stay in the room until 2pm, which was so helpful as I would not know where else to go with my very sickly boyfriend!
I picked the Atelier EC1 because it was very close to the venue of a conference I was attending, and because I prefer to have an apartment rather than a hotel room whenever I have the choice. I was not disappointed.
I should start by mentioning the very friendly welcome of David, at the reception (I noticed he is mentioned in other reviews, and deserves all the praise he gets ). He really is very helpful and effective, quite the model of the perfect concierge/receptionist. I found a clean and spacious studio (although a bit dark, which didn't really matter as I was mostly out during the day), with a fully equipped kitchenette (including Nespresso machine, dishwasher, washing machine...), a spacious bathroom, and more than enough closets, drawers and cupboards.
The location, a 2 minutes walk to Farringdon station, makes it perfect for those arriving at Gatwick (Thameslink). There is a variety of shops within a short walking distance to buy any food you want to prepare in the apartment, and quite a lot of restaurants in the area too.
As some reviews have indicated, this is not a hotel room, and unless otherwise agreed (and paid for, of course), the apartments are only serviced once a week. So, unless you can't make your won bed and hang your own towels on the towel rack, this is truly a perfect place.