Sydney Paulden stays at the Citadines Prestige Holborn-Covent GardenAn organiser on a recce in London and looking for a very conveniently located base or a venue for an event should take a look at the Citadines Prestige Holborn-Covent Garden.
It is literally across the road from Holborn Tube Station, on High Holborn, which is a continuation of Oxford Street. It is, therefore, right in the centre of things – the shopping, the theatres, close to the City financial district and with the best transport connections. It was an easy walk back to Citadines after a meal at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Covent Garden. Other popular attrctions within walking distance are the Royal Opera House and the British Museum.
Citadines Prestige Holborn-Covent Garden is an Apart’Hotel and is able to combine a relaxed, self-catering facility with the service of a top service hotel because of the friendly, informal yet highly motivated attitude of all the staff.
There are 192 rooms that are used by short- and long-stay guests alike. I stayed in an air-conditioned studio room that is able to provide a comfortable sleeping area with a well-equipped kitchen and a smart bathroom. There are 156 of these.
This Citadines property is well tuned to the needs of group organisers. On the ground floor it has five convenient function rooms named after business cities, such as Paris, Berlin, Sydney and Melbourne. The largest configuration can seat 100 delegates theatre style.
There is a fitness centre on the ground floor, as well as the breakfast room. This is a totally relaxed lounge-type area where, once breakfast has finished at 11am, the space is available for networking over free tea and coffee.
The Citadines Prestige Holborn-Covent Garden is one of the several hundred residences within the group owned by The Ascott Limited, which has five other Citadines in London, as well as an Ascott and The Cavendish Hotel.