Citadines Apart’hotel, South Kensington – Review

Last month I was lucky enough to attend the MADs in that there London town . . . I was also very lucky to be able to stay with a pair of top Northern bloggers in the very plush Citadines Apart’hotel in South Kensington.

Citadines Apart'hotel Kensington

The Citadines Apart’hotel is situated within easy walking distance of the Gloucester Road Underground station  . . .  and is very easy to find.

As we had arrived a little before check- in, our room wasn’t ready however we were able to leave our bags at reception whilst we went for our dance rehearsal!

Now the Citadines Apart’hotel is not your average hotel – as you move around the building it feels like you are in a normal, but very lovely, hotel.  However once you walk through the door into your “room” you realise you are indeed staying in your very own little apartment – not just a hotel room but a proper sitting room, a kitchen and then upstairs to a vast galleried bedroom and bathroom.  We all squealed with delight at the cute little staircase!

Citadines Apart'hotel - kitchen space
Citadines Apart'hotel - master bedroom

What we loved about Citadines Apart’hotel South Kensington: 

* Proper heavy blackout curtains – we had no idea what time it was when we woke up, there was not a single chink of light getting in that room before we wanted it to
* The windows – whilst enormous and beautiful, were fitted with additional glazing which meant we didn’t hear any sound from outside at all.
* There was more than enough space for all three of us to get ready without feeling on top of each other (in fact the room we were staying in could have slept 4)
* The galleried bedroom was just beautiful – it felt so luxurious.
* The beds were super comfortable, no complaints here (expect that I had to get up early to make my way home rather than indulging in a lie in!)
* We didn’t have to pay extra for WiFi!
* The surrounding area was beautiful – South Kensington is all magnificent buildings and beautiful tree lined streets decorated with some very expensive cars – not what these three lasses from Manchester are used to at all!
* The air conditioning was effective and much needed while we were trying to get ready.

What we weren’t so keen on: 

* It was a real shame that the fridge wasn’t turned on when we arrived – whilst I appreciate that is an exercise in being economical – both financially and in terms of carbon footprint   . . . it was a little frustrating for us that we had to turn it on and wait for it to cool down.  Kerrie had treated us to some frozen cocktails but unfortunately we didn’t get them anywhere near frozen enough to actually drink them!
I wouldn’t hesitate to book another stay at this Citadines Apart’hotel or in fact any other.  One of the first things I said to my husband when I got home was that I would love to take him there for the weekend!

*Disclaimer – We were invited to stay at the Citadines Apart’hotel free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions are my own*

*Read more reviews here*

*Read about more of our adventures here*


  1. October 20, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    What a gorgeous hotel – I would definitely love to stay again! 🙂

  2. October 20, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    That looks like an beautiful place to stay, I love that you have a kitchen rather than a standard hotel! x

  3. October 21, 2014 / 7:14 am

    I've heard great things about Citadines Apart'hotel and it looks fab from these photo's! Definitely booking in one for Britmums next year!

  4. Mummy M
    October 21, 2014 / 5:23 pm

    That room looks amazing. We usually stay with premier inn or travel lodge when we go away as a family due to how family friendly they are, but having your own kitchen front room and bedroom, how much more family friendly could you be? It looks so luxurious too, and I love the fact it keeps all the light and sound out if you are lucky enough to get a night away from the kids. 🙂

  5. October 21, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Ahhh this looks really lovely, I would love to stay somewhere like this next time I'm in London – could be a good option with girlfriends as apartments usually work our as cheap as a hotel 🙂 xx

    • October 22, 2014 / 6:59 pm

      Yes – it was ideal for the three of us x

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