Need To Know
14 one to three-bedroom apartments.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from £179.00, including tax at 20 per cent.
Breakfast isn’t included in the room rate, but there are plenty of cafés nearby and supplies can be delivered to your room. Each apartment has a welcome tray with cookies, FairTrade tea, coffee, milk and sparkling mineral water. Children Under-2s stay in cots (free) and extra beds (£30 a night) for under-12s can be added to all apartments.
There’s direct lift access to all floors, and apartments are spacious enough to wheel prams or buggies around in. The entrance and reception stairs have ramps and disabled guests are accommodated in ground-floor apartments, but there are no special facilities.
At the hotel
Three-acre private garden, toy cupboard, DVD library, 24-hour concierge, WiFi throughout (£10 a day or £40 a week) and a secure underground car park.
In your room
Flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, fully equipped kitchen (with an oven, microwave, washing/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, cafetière, pots and pans and cutlery), yoga mats and Ren bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The city-chic, white-walled two-bedroom apartments have an ideal set up for families with two kids in tow (or three; there’s ample room for a baby cot or extra bed), with a double bed in the master bedroom and a double bed or twin beds in the second bedroom. An open-plan lounge and dining area sets the scene for evening Scrabble gatherings, the kitchen allows for a few too many cooks and the master bedroom – with a combined shower and bath tub in the ensuite – would serve as a London studio flat. There’s a second bathroom – with a combined bath tub and shower – which the kids can claim as their own. Families with more branches to their tree can spread out in the three-bedroom apartment, which sleeps seven (with an extra bed) and has two furnished terraces. Parents with a newborn can fit snugly into a one-bedroom apartment; the baby cot will fit in the living room or the bedroom. Request a room at the back of the hotel for glorious garden views.
The kids' concierge has put together a London guide, which you'll find in your apartment on arrival: a pint-sized pocket book with the capital’s child-pleasing activities and restaurants, including journey times and the nearest Tube stations.
If you want your kitchen stocked with artisanal gourmet goodies, alert the hotel a week before you arrive. There’s one children’s car seat available to borrow, so put in a request in advance of your stay, if you need it.