Olive Níké Apartments
- Free WiFi
With a stay at Olive Níké Apartments in London (Tower Hamlets), you’ll be convenient to Tower of London and London Bridge. This 4-star apartment is close to St. Paul’s Cathedral and Coca-Cola London Eye.
Make yourself at home in one of the 12 guestrooms, featuring kitchens with stovetops and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include separate sitting areas and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request cribs/infant beds (surcharge).
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.
How to Get There
My family and I chose to stay at the Olive apartments after a lot of research. We were aware that for a lot of apartments you were required to check in at one location and the apartment would be at another. We specifically chose these apartments because according to their listings the apartments were in the same location as the check in building. This appealed to us as we were travelling with 4 kids and didn’t want to have to ferry them plus luggage for one location to another... Unfortunately we were misled and the actual apartment was 15 minutes from the location. Whilst they paid for the transport to our apartment ( at our insistence) it was still incredibly frustrating at we had researched closest supermarket and tube stations etc.
The actual apartment was clean, well presented and had a fully appointed kitchen... when we arrived the wifi wasn’t working but they did have someone out to fix it within 3 hours. The location was within walking distance to the tube and groceries. However being within a residential building we must of had shift workers above us who made noise all through the night, and had an all night party on our last night. We didn’t feel comfortable complaining given we were the guests in the building.
Overall it seems we were quite lucky with the apartment we got. Given you don’t actually get what you booked gives me no confidence to use this type of managed apartment again.
I don't understand these reviews. The apartment was clean and modern. Had everything needed for the stay. really welcoming and easy check in. Much cheaper than a hotel in the area at this decor.
Great stay will be back
Just like Alexandra O we were also dupped by the fact that we thought we had booked 'The Olive Apartments' in London and had planned our visit around having access to the closest underground. On arrival we were told by the staff (all young students who appeared to run to their desks when we showed at the hard to open door!) that our apartment, which by the way was a studio not a 1 bedroom apartment as we had booked, was a further 10-15 minute walk from their office. Not happy but off we went along Brick Lane - very eclectic to say the least. On arrival some 20 minutes later we found Brick Lane 2 in Cheshire Street. I think it is important to say here that we are both in our sixties and were not expecting to walk with our bags along cobbles. First impressions were okay but as we unpacked and then showered the nightmare began - Bed was okay but shower was dangerous - too small and luckily we are not large in size. Bathroom was dirty and hot water to the bath was luke warm. Kitchen was not functional and again luckily my husband has a clue and realised that there was a central switch for the electricity. There were no instructions on how to use any of the kitchen appliances. Heating was intermittent and the controls not easy to use. Kitchen was okay but there was no dishwasher and therefore it appeared that a lot of the utensils had not been washed well! Yuk. The 'lounge room' furniture was in need of a clean and an upgrade. The local area was not what I had thought and I was quite unnerved by the noises on the streets at night. In stead of having the tube 5 mins away to take us directly to the centre of London, we had a 10 minute walk to the overground and then we needed to change to take an underground. This overground was then closed at 9.30pm each evening which then made it hard to get home. Along with all of the above the upstairs tenants were moving around the apartment at all hours of the night ensuring that no one else was going to sleep!
Yes perhaps we could have packed up our bags and returned to the booking office BUT that was not going to happen
My main concern is with Qantas and HooRoo their hotel agents and their inability to make it very clear that this property was not what we were getting on their website. Yes there is small print but it is on the next page! Olive Apartments are no longer on the Qantas website - I wonder why?? I have contacted by phone and email Hooroo and of course their office is offshore. They are contacting the property...this is not what I want and they do not seem to understand. i am very frustrated and am looking for some compensation for a very bad decision on my part.