Review: Roomzzz London Stratford | A self catering property with fab hotel benefits!

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At the weekend my family and I were invited to review Roomzzz London Stratford, the newest aparthotel in the UK.  I’ll be honest, my first thought when I read the email was – Who are Roomzzz?  And secondly, what the heck is an ‘aparthotel’?!  Surely it’s an apartment OR a hotel?  It can’t be both?!  Well in turns out that Roomzzz have found a way to feature the benefits of both types of accommodation… the space and fully kitted out kitchens of a serviced self catering apartment with a 24 hour concierge desk, gym and complimentary breakfast you would expect when staying in a hotel.  It’s a genius concept!

Review Roomzzz London Stratford

It’s no secret that my family and I prefer self catering properties over regular hotel rooms.  If you follow me on social media, you may have seen me moaning about creeping around in dark hotel rooms trying to prevent my boys from waking up.  Spending my ‘holidays’ sitting in a hotel bathroom with hubby watching movies on an iPad is not my idea of fun.  Nor is being woken at the crack of dawn and having nowhere to entertain my energetic boys until breakfast is served!  After just a few minutes researching Roomzzz I was already kicking myself for not having stayed at one of their unique properties before.

Review Roomzzz London Stratford

How lush is the furniture and lighting in the breakfast room?

Who are Roomzzz?

I have clearly been walking around with my eyes shut, (possibly from the lack of sleep after staying in hotels with my kids) for the last 12 years. Roomzzz launched in 2006 with an aparthotel in Leeds.  They now have sites in Chester, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham, and two additional sites planned for Liverpool and York.  (I know what you’re thinking and yes this is a complete game changer for a family city break!)

Our review: Roomzzz London Stratford

We arrived in London Stratford late on Friday night.  The plan had been to check in and order a take away to our apartment. (Which in case you’re wondering is very much encouraged and welcomed rather than frowned upon like when staying in a hotel).  Unfortunately, we got stuck in terrible traffic so had to eat at a service station restaurant enroute instead.

Review Roomzzz London Stratford

The reception staff were lovely with my boys

After putting our boys to bed hubby and I made ourselves at home.  He sprawled out on the sofa with a beer watching the TV whilst I enjoyed a bubble bath with a glass of wine and magazines.  It was truly bliss and exactly what a weekend break at a hotel should be like.

Video tour – A sneaky peak around our aparthotel 

I’ve shared a video tour around our Liberty Suite, a two bedroom, two-bathroom apartment which caters for six people with a sofa bed in the front room.   As I’ve mentioned in the video, the suite caters brilliantly for families, particularly those with more than two children as booking two hotel rooms and eating out with a family can be mega expensive.

Final thoughts – Roomzzz London Stratford

We loved the space, facilities and atmosphere of the aparthotel.  Being really picky, the one thing I would change would be the sofa in our front room, which was super stylish but not quite cosy enough for my liking.

As you can tell from my video, my boys felt very grown up being able to play in the living area alone until I woke up and joined them with a brew.  (Eventually my hubby woke up too.  He really made the most of the peace and had an extra long lay in!)

Review Roomzzz London Stratford

It was really nice to have the option of eating in our apartment or having breakfast in the very swanky boutique lounge.  If we’d stayed for more than one night I would have stocked up and made use of our kitchen however the complimentary breakfast of freshly baked pastries, fruit, yoghurts, juice and hot drinks hit the spot and set us up for the day perfectly.

Review Roomzzz London Stratford

If you’re looking for family friendly accommodation in a great central location for London Stratford (within walking distance of Stratford international train and tube station) pop Roomzzz London Stratford to the top of your list!  For things to do in London Stratford check out this guide – 24 hours in London Stratford

Details

Address: Roomzzz London Stratford, 66 West Ham Lane, E15 4PT

Prices from £230 for a two bed room and £259 for a three bed.  Check out the website for more details:  www.roomzzz.com

Review of Roomzzz London Stratford. A self catering property with fab hotel benefits! #ad #LondonStratford #familyaccommodation

Disclaimer: We have been compensated for our time to write and publish this review and video.  All thoughts and opinions are, as always, 100% our own.  Photos & video copyright Travel Loving Family. 

Further reading – Read what my friend Collette and her family thought of the new Roomzzz Manchester City Corn Exchange Aparthotel

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8 Comments

  1. 17th October 2018 / 6:35 am

    We stayed in our first aparthotel in the Summer. Like you we prefer self catering while the kids are so young. Will have to keep this one in mind since my husband is a West Ham fan!! We are off to Edinburgh in November and it looks as though their sister company has one there so will check it out xx

  2. Emily Leary
    13th October 2018 / 11:39 pm

    Oh thanks for this! I’ve seen Roomzzz listed before as an option when hunting for a place to stay and not been sure, but now I’ve seen your review, I’ll give them a go.

  3. 13th October 2018 / 8:45 am

    I also prefer apartments to hotels because I like to spread out with the family. Hope to stay with them one day soon as it looks gorgeous

  4. 12th October 2018 / 2:31 pm

    That looks like a great hotel. I’m always looking for places to stay in London and Stratford is easy as it’s on the Jubilee line.

  5. 12th October 2018 / 11:35 am

    This looks like an ideal place to stay for a family or a large group. The beds look comfy and I’m so glad you got to take a nice bath. That’s the first thing I like to do when I go to a hotel: Hot bath and wine!

  6. 12th October 2018 / 8:45 am

    I stayed in something similar in Manchester and it was fab to have such an amazing space for the family instead of being cooped up in a tiny hotel room. I will definitely look into this place for our London trip next year x

  7. 11th October 2018 / 1:14 pm

    this Roomzz aparthotel looks excellent – I walked past the one in Manchester and wondered what the spec was like inside. Like you we usually stay in apartments not hotels 🙂
    love Bec xx

  8. 10th October 2018 / 6:12 pm

    As a family of 5, we often struggle with hotels so I love that your Roomzzz aparthotel could sleep up to 6. Each time we’ve visited London I’ve ended up booking two hotel rooms to accommodate us all so it’s great to see Roomzzz can keep us all together. Will definitely keep them in mind when planning our next city break thanks.

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