If you love London, and who doesn’t, but the thought of staying in an hotel feels too formal and lacking in privacy, then the ever increasing popularity of serviced luxury apartments may be the answer. Cheval Residences have got this formula down to a fine art. For thirty years they have been developing prime sites in London and furnishing them to a very high specification.
Their latest property, Cheval Three Quays, has been twelve years in the making and certainly has been well worth the wait as it is located in probably one of the most iconic areas of London overlooking The Tower of London, with direct views to Tower Bridge, City Hall and The Shard rising out and above its surrounding buildings on the South Bank. Residing in the heart of this thriving neighbourhood with the buzz of London’s ever-improving social scene on the doorstep, this postcode will appeal to culture vultures and night owls alike.
Cheval Three Quays with its elegant flowing lines constructed of glass and marble rises to nine storeys with each apartment, whether of one, two or three bedrooms having floor to ceiling windows and private glass and steel balconies allowing guests unobscured views of the River Thames, historical landmarks and the new exciting architecture which now punctuates the skyline of a very modern and exciting London.
Our sixth floor deluxe apartment with two bedrooms and bathrooms, one en-suite, had the most perfect aspect. The day and night time views are an enduring memory of our stay and it enforced our opinion that Cheval Three Quays has been developed in one of the most iconic areas of London. Cheval Three Quays is not just a place to stay when in London, it is part of the experience itself.
The advantages of serviced apartment are many fold. Depending on what you want to do in London, Cheval Residences can offer you seven beautiful residences in some of London’s most desirable addresses; Cheval Knightsbridge, Cheval Calico House in The City, Cheval Phoenix House in Chelsea, Cheval Gloucester Park in Kensington, Cheval Hyde Park Gate overlooking Kensington gardens and Hyde Park and Cheval Thorney Court in Royal Kensington. The rates are favourable to a five star hotel but with the same level of service and the apartments offer much more space than the average hotel room. The 24 hour support from the concierge service is the same as in an hotel, such as obtaining theatre tickets, restaurant reservations or your laundry sorted.
Apart from the cost of purchasing your London home there are the ongoing costs of council tax, staff and maintenance. With a serviced apartment you can arrive at your chosen destination knowing that it is spotless, the beds are made with the finest linen, the bathrooms stocked with toiletries and in addition there is a welcoming basket of luxury goodies containing all the basics one needs such as bread, milk, butter, fruit and biscuits. The kitchens are comprehensively stocked with high quality china, glasses and cooking equipment, making the apartment very much a home from home experience.
In particular we could not have found a more perfect setting for our dinner that evening in our two bedroom apartment at Cheval Three Quays as we had probably the best table in London with our view of the illuminated Thames and Tower Bridge at night. These apartments are your home for the length of your stay which can be from one night to a year if need be, so you could hold business meetings and once your working day is finished, throw a drinks party or small dinner party – whatever your circumstances dictate. Finally when your stay is at an end, you just pack up and close the door behind you.
To find our more about Cheval Residences please go to their website: www.chevalresidences.com
The Cheval Three Quays was reviewed by Chrissy Jarman, Assistant Editor of The Vintage Magazine