When you’re booking a serviced apartment, it pays to do your homework. After all, for many of our guests, this isn’t just a place to spend a couple of evenings while they’re on holiday. Our serviced apartments near Westminster are often rented out on a longer-term basis to people who spend several nights a week in London but live outside the capital. Make the wrong choice and all the advantages of a serviced apartment – convenience and comfort in a true home-away-from-home setting – are cancelled out.
With that in mind, we’ve put together this detailed guide to ensure that whether you choose Dolphin House or somewhere else, you’ll feel confident that you made the right decision:
Finding the Best Serviced Apartments Near Westminster
Location is often the biggest factor when choosing a serviced apartment. Convenience is everything, so it’s unlikely you’ll be looking for an apartment that’s nowhere near the places you’ll be spending the bulk of your time. But, having decided to look for serviced apartments near Westminster, how do you choose the best property? We always recommend that people take the following steps when researching potential accommodation options:
1. Do the legwork
As a starting point, draw up a shortlist of options by trawling accommodation platforms and aggregators. Popular choices include:
All of these sites – and hundreds more besides – allow you to control your property search through filters such as location, price, average review score, facilities, number of bedrooms, type of property and more,
However, these are all general accommodation sites, so you’ll find listings for everything from hotels to private apartments. If you’re looking specifically for serviced apartments, it pays to browse a more specialist site like Stay With Confidence, the official site of the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (of which Dolphin House is an accredited member).
2. Listen to the experts
Who knows more about accommodation than people who get paid to stay in – and write about – it?
There are thousands of reputable travel and hospitality-themed blogs and websites available to help you make your mind up. Some cater to a specific audience (young couples; business travellers; families), whereas others aim to offer a more general overview of a property’s relative merits. Either way, they’re a terrific resource for advice and recommendations on finding quality serviced apartments. They might even help you unearth a hidden gem that might not be found on traditional accommodation websites.
Read a few travel blogs and you’ll quickly decide which are your favourites. But if you want a starting point, here are a few of our go-to’s:
- Oyster: Offers travel expertise, unbiased reviews, and in-depth trip-planning advice on popular destinations across the world.
- Traveller: An invaluable resource on global destinations and experiences, from beach breaks to city stays. And they certainly appreciate a quality serviced apartment.
- Frequent Business Traveler: As the name suggests, this site specialises in guides and expert tips for people who regularly find themselves travelling for work.
3. Trust your peers
By this point, you should have a firm shortlist of serviced apartment options, gleaned from travel search engines, and travel experts. Now, it’s time to find out what the public thinks of your preferred properties. That’s where review sites come in. These vast resources allow you to browse thousands – or even millions – of reviews on attractions, bars, restaurants, and, of course, accommodation. Read a decent cross-section of reviews, until you’re confident that you’ve got a good handle on what it’s really like to stay at a certain property.
TripAdvisor is probably the best-known review site, so start your search there. But it’s far from the only option. If you want to get a truly well-rounded opinion, consider checking out the following sites too:
Want a little more reassurance? Many serviced apartment providers have their own review pages where you can find out even more information. You can find ours right here.
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
While we want you to make the right decision for you, we naturally hope that anyone searching for serviced apartments near Westminster will ultimately choose Dolphin House. If you’re looking for a serviced apartment that boasts all the creature comforts you expect, and you need to be based in the Westminster area, we truly believe Dolphin House is your best option.
We offer a choice of studios and one or two-bedroom apartments, each equipped with a range of luxurious features to make your time away from home much more pleasant. Think premium Hypnos pocket-sprung mattresses, duck down and feather duvets and pillows, and Egyptian cotton percale bed linen. Prepare a meal in the pantry-style kitchen, unwind on the sofa, or check your emails over breakfast at the desk.
But it’s not just about the in-room convenience. Guests at Dolphin House also enjoy access to the Spa, with its range of Moroccan-inspired treatments – Hammam, Rhassoul, and even a salt-infused steam room. After your spa experience, take your relaxation to the next level by dining at our laid-back Bar & Grill, with its eclectic wine list and menu of British classics.
London is one of the most-visited cities in the world, both for business and pleasure, so there is no shortage of resources to turn to for advice on where to stay. In fact, with so much advice on offer and so much choice available, it can easily become overwhelming. That’s why it pays to remember what’s important in a serviced apartment:
- Location: Don’t compromise on this. However luxurious your apartment, you’ll struggle to switch off after several hours grappling with the Tube each day.
- Facilities: Decide which amenities are most important to you, and refuse to settle for anything less.
- Price: Do your research to ensure that the amount you’ve been quoted is a fair price for the apartment in question. For instance, we guarantee to offer our best prices online.
Ready to book your stay at Dolphin House? Browse our available apartments and price list.