Hotel in Detail:The Apex Temple Court sits within what is known as the inner Temple conservation area of the City of London. An area on its south west corner between Fleet Street and the River Thames. Originally a 1950's office block and transformed for its opening in April 2012 into a contemporary four star hotel for central London.
Each guest room is air-conditioned and has an individual design and mix a modern style with a classic feel. All rooms are of course en-suite where you will find a walk-in shower and top brand toiletries supplied. The bedrooms themselves come with a large screen television (with Sky sports), work desk, minibar, safe, tea and coffee facilities, complimentary internet access and local telephone calls, iPod/MP3 dock and your own Apex duck that you can take home as a memento of your stay.
Superior Rooms are larger than standard rooms and benefit from bathrobes and slippers, Sofa, fridge and safe, iron and board and magazine selection.
Deluxe rooms have the benefits of the Superior rooms while being more spacious and coming with free access to the club lounge.
Junior suites have the benefits of the Apex Temple Court deluxe rooms plus a separate living area with sofa, dining table & chairs, second flat screen television and home entertainment/surround sound system.
Deluxe rooms and all suits also come with a 3D HD television plus a sky box.
All rooms have 24 hour room service.
Dining Options:Chambers Lounge and Bar: Serves fresh modern cuisine within stylish and contemporary surroundings.
A feature fireplace creates the main focus with surrounding slatted timber walls, dark metallic wall coverings and a slate brick chimneypiece adding to a cosy atmosphere. Large oak framed windows are partly screened by decorative shutters. The bar is sculpted out of a heavily grained black and gold marble. Contemporary wingback chairs run along a carpeted area at the lower windows with floor lamps providing the low-level lighting and atmosphere.
Chambers Restaurant: An intimate space, with a fully screened window in a decorative motif at the rear of the room. Specially designed 'candle' lanterns fit between oak slats at varying heights and enhance the dining experience. The restaurant is defined by a full-length oak banquet seat, which breaks and continues in the adjacent brasserie. This room can be fully enclosed using folding doors at the entrance to allow for private dining and parties.
Extra feature of the Apex Temple Court include a 24 hour guests gymnasium with the latest in fitness equipment. Machines are web-enabled and feature iPod docking stations, display screens and built-in TV screens. Machines include a Technogym™ treadmill, synchro cross trainer, Vario machine and exercise bike. Of course there are also free weiughts.
The rear of the hotel is the inner courtyard with seating areas. The reception is open 24 hours and there are concierge services.
There is a business centre which is equipped with two computers for guest use.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: City Thameslink 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.5 miles (2.4 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.6 miles (10.6 km). An amazing 7 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of the hotel.
The location of the Apex Temple Court Hotel London is suitable for a variety of purposes. At the eastern end of the Strand just off of Fleet street places it on the border of main tourist areas whilst also being at the start of the business sector. Your actually within walking distance of the main nightlife areas such as Covent Garden (half a mile), London's theatreland and Soho. The area just to the north of the Apex Hotel is Holborn and the main financial areas of Moorgate and Liverpool Street (the square mile) are less than a mile to the east. So you really bridge the best of both worlds, a location suitable for a tourist holiday and also for quick and easy reach of the business areas. A nice little bonus is being so close to the River Thames, just 300 yards, which means you can take walks along its banks or make use of the ever growing River Bus, tour and Taxi services. The Royal Courts of Justice which is the main law chambers for the UK is 350 yards to the west on the Strand. Other places of interest very close by include St Clement Dames Church (0.2 miles), St Pauls Cathedral (0.4 miles), Courtauld Institute Gallery (0.4 miles), Sir John Soames Museum (0.4 miles) and the Tate Modern (0.5 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 184 / 7 floors
Check-in: 14.30 ( 2.30 pm)
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.55 out of 5 by 6979 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.6 out of 5 from 2192 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 94 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 4787 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainIf your only looking for the Apex chain take a look at your closest options:
Apex London Wall Hotel: is 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 91% and rates start from about £143.
Apex City Of London Hotel: is 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £125.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Apex Hotels have an average guest rating of 90%. The Apex Temple Court with its rating of 91% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Apex hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 39th from 865 London hotels, 1st of 3 Apex Hotels, and 10th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 4 star Crowne Plaza London City Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £132 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Crowne Plaza London City Hotel also offers: free WiFi.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Strand Palace Hotel. 0.6 miles from here (0.9 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 80% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £163 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Amba Charing Cross seems like a possible option, it's only 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from here. The Amba Charing Cross has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. Consisting of 12 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 23 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Top 4 star hotel is Amba Charing Cross at 97%. Of the 50 local hotels top rated are Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) and also the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £145 per night. Starting from £68 at Bedford Hotel (3 Star, 80%) with top rates of £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £255, Four Star average: £117, Three Star average: £101 and Two Star average: £82.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Apex Temple Court 5th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 2nd (joint) for the 23 four star hotels in the area. 39th of 50 (22nd of 23 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 23rd of 36 when judging value for money (Covent Garden Hotel was top).
History:The hotel was designed by Ian Springford Architects who are based in Edinburgh.
The Inner Temple where the Apex hotel is located dates right back to 12th century. It was in the 14th century that lawyers first came to occupy the Temple site. Serjeants' Inn (the actual street where the hotel sits) refers to the homes for an order of barrister's known as the Serjeants-at-Law who had accommodation here until 1730. The hotel sits on a site of one of the former Inns. The current building is Neo-Georgian.