Search for cheapest prices: Fraser Place Queens Gate
If you are looking for serviced apartments in one of London's most beautiful and historic districts look no further than Fraser Place Queens Gate, London. It is convenient for both culture and shopping, and offers an alternative to traditional hotel accommodation, if you are looking for something a little more long-term.
South Kensington is so rich in museums, its cultural heritage, and well-provided with the best shopping the city, or the world, has to offer, that one could easily spend months exploring it, and that is without even really looking further afield to the rest of London. If you want to do damage to your credit card, you will find High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge, and the King's Road all within hailing distance, where you can peruse the exclusive boutiques and the luxurious wares in Harrods and Harvey Nichols. For those who prefer the more refined pleasures, South Kensington is a beautiful base from which to take in the best the capital has to offer in the way of concerts, museums and parks. With many of the original residential terraces still standing, the wide, tree-lined avenues of South Kensington, flanked by large Victorian residences smack of understated style, and an England that has perhaps has not changed as much as it might like to think in the last century and a half.
Fraser Place Queens Gate is made up of serviced apartments for those looking for something a little different to what one usually finds in London hotels. They offer the convenience and amenities of hotel life, with the space and comfort of an apartment. There are 106 apartments, which range from studios to two-bedroom suites. Every apartment includes a kitchenette, a home-entertainment system including cable television, Hi-fi music system, and a DVD player. All are air-conditioned, have an in-room safe. Wireless broadband is available for a supplement.
The hotel is also very well placed for transport, with good bus and tube links just a few minutes' walk from the hotel. Gloucester Road tube station is situated nearby, where you can catch the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express terminates); King's Cross, St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminus is located); and many more areas of London. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A reasonable car park choice is the NCP just a few minutes walk away in Warwick Road.
As there is so much to see and do in South Kensington, Fraser Place is the ideal place to spend a longer stay. It is designed with longer-term or business stays in mind, and the amenities on offer are symptomatic of that. As serviced apartments, staying at Fraser Place is almost a case of self-catering, and you should be willing to dine out or cook for yourselves if you wish to stay here. With fine eateries such as The Wine Gallery, La Bouchee and The Pembroke nearby, you won't need much convincing to do so. For those, however, who are not looking for luxury accommodation or fine dining, and who intend to stay longer than a couple of nights may find Fraser Place to be an ideal solution in a great location. For those with a shorter stay in mind, the nearby sister hotel Fraser Suites might be more appropriate.
Many visitors comment on how spacious the rooms are, but also note that the bathrooms are small, and some are in need of refurbishment. However, most felt that the location of the hotel more than made up for any shortcomings with the bathroom, as they were right at the heart of London's artistic and cultural life, as well as being within easy reach of many of the shopping districts they wished to visit. All in all it is a unique option, not perhaps for everyone, but for those with specific needs, it could be ideal.