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Dolphin House | 3 MIN READ

Quiet, family-friendly communities. Ultra-trendy neighbourhoods with bars on every corner. Eye-catching properties with plenty of “wow factor”. When it comes to finding apartments to rent, central London has something to suit all tastes.

In fact, there is so much choice on offer that it can quickly become overwhelming – so we’ve tried to make things a little easier for you by outlining five clear ways in which Dolphin House is the answer you’ve been looking for:

Dolphin House: A Serviced Apartment, Not a Standard Rental

Before we delve into the reasons why Dolphin House is such a fantastic choice for anyone looking to rent an apartment in London city centre, it’s important to distinguish Dolphin House from a standard private rental property.

Dolphin House is a serviced apartment, which is effectively a cross between a hotel and a regular apartment. For that reason, they’re sometimes referred to as “aparthotels”. Whereas the amenities and facilities can vary widely between one private rented property and another, all serviced apartments should include the following:

  • TV and Wi-Fi
  • Inclusive bills (water, gas, electricity and broadband)
  • Housekeeping (once a week or more frequently)
  • Separate living and sleeping areas
  • Kitchen space for food preparation
  • Laundry facilities
  • A bathroom

Dolphin House is an accredited member of the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers, so you can be sure that our apartments are run in line with strict industry standards.

Additionally, whereas standard apartments can typically only be rented for fixed-term periods, serviced apartments are available for any length of time – and discounted rates are often available for long-term stays.

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Looking for the Best Serviced Apartments in London? Here’s Why to Choose Dolphin House

There are several things to consider when choosing a serviced apartment in London. Location is obviously key; you want to be close to the action, but ideally not so close that it keeps you awake all night. Then there are the apartment’s facilities, any additional amenities offered by the property, and the overall levels of comfort and convenience. You should be given a choice of apartments, allowing you to cater to your preferences and the size of your party. Price has to be a consideration, too. We believe that Dolphin House – part of the historic Dolphin Square development – excels in all of these areas:

1. Location

The West End certainly has its charms, but if you want to enjoy a relaxing stay in the capital – while still being just a stone’s throw from the heart of the city – it pays to look a little further afield. Dolphin House is tucked away in leafy Pimlico, less than 20 minutes on the underground from the City of London, yet feeling like an entirely different world; no wonder then that we like to think of ourselves as London’s best-kept secret.

Quieter than central London it may be, but Pimlico is far from lacking in personality. The area has a fascinating history, much of which centres on Dolphin Square, which boasts a string of high-profile former residents – the likes of Sir Winston Churchill once lived here, while Charles de Gaulle even based his Free French government in one of our apartments during World War II.

But the area’s most interesting times are certainly not a thing of the past. Today, Pimlico is a vibrant mix of independent bars, restaurants, shops and galleries, and it still retains a genuine community feel, unlike many of London’s most famous upmarket neighbourhoods.

2. Amenities

All of our non-smoking studios and apartments are designed to offer the ultimate in comfort and sophistication, from essentials like fully-fitted kitchens stocked up with crockery and cutlery, to premium touches such as Hypnos pocket-sprung mattresses and Egyptian cotton percale bed linen.

In the bedroom – with your choice of twin or King Size double beds – you’ll find plenty of storage space in the form of a built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers, plus an electronic safe for your valuables. The lounge area boasts a desk, drawers and an LCD flatscreen TV with Freeview. The bathroom contains luxurious 600-gram cotton towelling, while the kitchen area offers all the crockery, utensils and glassware you could need – not to mention a dining table and chairs. In other words, we offer all the convenience of a true home away from home.

3. Facilities

Of course, the apartment itself is only part of the experience. At Dolphin House, we offer a wide range of facilities designed to make your stay more comfortable, convenient and enjoyable. Start by taking a trip to our own comprehensively equipped fitness club, with its swimming pool, classes, squash courts, and riverside tennis courts.

Having worked up a sweat, unwind at the Spa, where you can indulge yourself with a Moroccan-inspired health and beauty treatment – the salt-infused steam room simply has to be experienced. Then treat yourself to a meal at the onsite Bar & Grill restaurant, with its eclectic wine list, creative cocktails, London-brewed craft beers, and classic menu of steaks, burgers, fish and chips, vegetarian dishes and more.

4. Apartment types

We have a choice of apartments designed to cater to a variety of preferences and budgets. Our most budget-friendly option – a studio apartment – is convenient, comfortable and spacious enough for two people, with an average floor space of 28 square metres. All of our studios include a pantry-style kitchen and an en suite bathroom. We also offer one-bedroom apartments, larger executive one-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom apartments, all of which include a separate lounge.

5. Promotions

We pride ourselves on offering competitive prices for all of our serviced apartments. But for guests looking to get the most possible value from their stay, we also offer a range of promotions on everything from car parking to dining and spa treatments. We think it’s the best way to help you enjoy a memorable time at Dolphin House, so be sure to check out our various offers before booking your accommodation with us.

Like the look of Dolphin House? Check the availability of our serviced apartments and view our price list here.