We sent our writer Rachel McAlley to London recently to stay at Aparthotel Adagio London Stratford for a couple of nights away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist attractions.
Words by Rachel McAlley
The first thing I noticed when arriving in Stratford is that it’s an area of London with vast amounts of green spaces; there are literally parks, open spaces, and lots of greenery all around.
If being in the centre of London is what you want then this isn’t the spot for you, but if you are looking for a retreat away from the crowds, quiet tube lines, almost empty trains into the city, and plenty of parkland, then Stratford is where you should head.
Not only is Aparthotel Adagio London Stratford less than 2 minutes walk from the nearest train station, it is only 4 minutes walk from Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre, and just 10 minutes walk from the closest tube station.
The aparthotel is located on Celebration Avenue, not far from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, where the 2012 Olympics took place. This whole area is a modern urban part of London, with award winning playgrounds, waterways and parklands. The perfect location for a family to visit!
The Aparthotel Adagio London Stratford has amazing views across the city, where you can see Olympic Park, the world-famous Gherkin, and lots of green parks that surround the Adagio. I was in a room on the tenth floor and managed to see all the way into the city itself, which was lovely.
My room was spacious, sparkling clean, and had everything I could have possibly asked for while staying in an aparthotel. The main living space had a sofa, which doubled as a king-sized bed, large TV, desk to work from, breakfast bar, small kitchen jam packed with appliances, excellent storage space, and an ample shower room with ginormous sink.
I couldn’t have asked for a better room or a better location if I’m honest. I wanted a quieter trip to London where I could spend time working from my room, and visiting an odd shop or two.
The Aparthotel Adagio London Stratford has 100 two-person studios, and 36 flats designed to accommodate up to 4 guests. Onsite there is a private gym, laundry room, convenience store, library for panini machines and games, plus a shared living space called The Circle where all guests can meet up, socialise and relax. They also offer a Grab ’n Go Breakfast option, which consists of pastries, cereal, juice and a hot drink. Equally there is the option to buy pizza in an evening if you fancy it.
Reception and The Circle
The staff based on reception were super helpful, always happy, and genuinely interested to know how my day had been. It was really nice to see how friendly the team and the management were, they couldn’t have done anything more to help.
Would I recommend the Aparthotel Adagio London Stratford to friends and family thinking of spending a few nights in the capital? Simply put, yes I would. If someone is looking for an out of town place to stay, in a quiet suburb, yet within easy travel distance of all the main London attractions this venue is for you. To look at it from another angle, it is also one of the most reasonably priced four star accommodation complexes in London!
Want just one mid-week night; prices start at under £80 for 2 guests, or just over £100 for 4 guests. Fancy a 2-night stay at Adagio across a weekend, it would be under £185 for the 2-nights for 2 guests and just over £285 for 2-nights for 4 guests.
Visit Aparthotel Adagio London Stratford to find out more and book your next stay in the capital.
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