Atelier EC1 by Bridgestreet
- Free WiFi
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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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.
The hotel offers great space compared to other places in London. The amenities in the apartment are excellent for families. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is also within a walking distance to the Chancery Lane underground.
My apartment was well-equipped, well-maintained, with good security, concierge and cleaning services. Surprisingly quiet location, just minutes away from Farringdon and Chancery Lane tube stations. Great amenities on the doorstep.
Great value for money in the heart of the Clerkenwell area. We really enjoyed our stay, and being looked after by day fantastic concierge David. Apartment was clean and well appointed. Not the Ritz, but luxurious enough for a weekend away. We'll be back!