I checked into the company’s Canon Street base on a Thursday night.
The complex is situated literally on the doorstep of the Mansion House underground stop.
The friendly receptionist informed us that the place was fully-booked and it was easy to see why given its location in the heart of the banking district.
It is also one tube stop away from Blackfriars where the train runs direct to Gatwick, making it a convenient post-travel stop.
SACO Apartments recently launched a service allowing guests to check-in online via an app. This then gives you a pass key for your room with no need to speak to a receptionist.
As I’d been dashing around and just come in from France, I didn’t have time to do the high-tech thing and went down the old-fashioned route instead.
A helpful member of staff showed us to our room, number 112.
The apartment was clean, bright and comfortable, with just the right amount of space for two.
On walking in, there was a bathroom to the right complete with a rain shower and sweet smelling L’Occitane products, while a large bed dominated the main space.
There was also a sofa in front of a Smart TV and a kitchen area with a small stove, refrigerator and crockery-stocked cupboards. Other neat features included plug sockets with USB ports.
Catering to the business traveller, there was a flyer indicating that dry cleaning was available but I opted to use the in-room iron before we darted out for dinner.
After spending a night wining and dining in the city, we ventured back to our abode.
Despite its central location, there was little outside noise in the room and I slept like a dream.
Checking out was as easy as checking in, with no queue or kerfuffle.
SACO Apartments now has more than 80,000 serviced apartments worldwide.
I would definitely use the service again. It’s convenient, stress-free and gives you sense of independence. Perfect for the efficient traveller.
To learn more about SACO Apartments or to book a room, visit www.sacoapartments.com