I was invited to review Kensington's Presidential Apartments for Mumsnet in December.
These apartments have a location to die for - situated just off the main high street but over-looking a picturesque square garden, they offer a certain seclusion in the heart of London. First impressions were very good - a warm welcome, grand double-height ceilings and a beautifully adorned and extremely comfortable king sized bed.
A massive plus to the apartments is the space they afford. The living area is ample, and a perfectly-finished modern kitchen allows you to cater for children on demand. In the morning we pulled out all the stops and had a full English overlooking the squared garden - a rare and really memorable experience!
There were a couple of niggling issues that should have been covered by the central London price tag - the soap dispenser in the bathroom was empty (despite the Apartments boasting that everything from flowers to fragrances can be arranged before arrival), and my partner had to go to the front desk in the morning as there were only two sachets of sugar for our tea. Small details, but things you expect to be taken care of on a stress-free break for young families.
Considering the attention to detail that had quite obviously been paid to all aspects of this apartment, there was one element that really let it down - the sofa was cheap, and quite honestly unsuitable. As a family-friendly establishment, you would expect Presidential would endeavour to make their central living space comfortable and homely. As it happened, we passed most of the evening watching DVDs on the widescreen TV in the bedroom - a treat, but not ideal!