Best Aparthotels In London for A City Stopover

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Aparthotel Dao West London

If you prefer a more homelike living environment when staying in the city, why not book an aparthotel? With your own kitchen and all the essentials you need, an aparthotel is more like a home-from-home than commuter’s crashpad. We round up some of the best aparthotels in London…

Dao by Dorsett West London

From £300 per night

Located adjacent to Dorsett Shepherds Bush hotel, Dao by Dorsett West London comprises 74 high quality serviced apartments, an entertainment space, restaurant and a café. Choose from one and two bedroom configurations – including studios – complete with multi-functional kitchenettes, living spaces in which to work and relax, and in some cases private outdoor terraces.

For guests looking to maintain their gym routine, fitness equipment can be delivered to the apartment, including weights, a yoga mat and more. Guests can also rent Peloton bikes that can be pre-booked for their stay and make the most of discounts at local gyms such as Gymbox and Yoga West. 

Guests can also order a “spa package” which includes a rejuvenating Divine Bio Cellulose face mask by Yina and CBD balancing oils by Leaf Botanicals and a sweat blanket. There is also the option to book an in-room massage for the ultimate relaxation.

Families can take advantage of activity packs and a visit to Kidzania to create the perfect family day out experience. The aparthotels are also pet friendly. Dog lovers can expect dog treats, bowls and toys awaiting furry friends in their room. Paws Galore Pet Sitting services are also available.

Dao by Dorsett West London experiential packages or ‘Dao Journeys’ have been created to ensure guests’ wellness, fitness, family, and pets are taken care of during their stay.

Move Your Way

Good physical and mental wellbeing is so important, which is why Dao has partnered with well known fitness brands to create “Move Your Way’, the ultimate wellbeing offering. A range of fitness equipment will be delivered to guests’ apartments to enable them to exercise in the comfort of their own room, including a Peloton bike, Peloton resistance bands, a yoga mat, wood-effect reusable water bottle and a protein water drink. All guests at Dao also receive a special day pass rate at local gyms including Fitness First, Yoga West and Gym Box.   

Family Adventure

The ‘Family Adventure’ package is perfect for those seeking the independence of having their own space in London combined with exceptional family-friendly experiences offered by Dao. Younger guests will love the colour-in placemat (which comes in its own mini-tote bag with ten washable ink pens), and the selection of books and hot chocolate flavours makes for the perfect bedtime story. Parents will love the 15% discount at nearby Kidzania, and a special discount at CocoRio, who offer in-room creative childcare services where you can book an actor, musician or artist to look after your child.

Pet Friendly

Four legged friends are very welcome at Dao, and will be given the utmost attention and treats throughout their stay. All guests travelling with pets pay a £70 pet policy, which covers cleaning services at the end of their stay. In addition, guests can upgrade to Dao’s ‘Pet Friendly’ journey for just £29, which includes a comfy pet bed or tent to sleep in, food and water bowls, waste bag dispenser and toys to play with. Owners will receive a pet sitting discount voucher from Paws Galore, who provide the love and care your pet requires so that you can make the most of your time in London. 

Self Care Club

Those looking to relax and unwind in the comfort of their room should choose Dao’s ‘Self Care Club’. It includes a Yina bio-cellulose face mask to enhance your skin’s self-renewal, CBD balancing oil to encourage wellbeing and calm, a scented candle, and Kombucha sparkling living tea which is packed with vitamins and minerals. In addition, guests can request a sweat blanket –  which is a deeply relaxing treatment great for stress relief, sore joints and stiff muscles – or Red Light Therapy, that uses low wavelength red light to improve skin’s appearance. There is also the option to book an in-room massage or treatment of your choice from Secret Spa at a discounted rate for the ultimate relaxation experience. 

Room2 Chiswick

From £195 per night

Located in the heart of Chiswick with 89 studios and a cafe cocktail bar. Expect all the comforts and flexibility of your home, plus the services of a hotel – why it refers to itself as a ‘hometel’.

Enjoy the flexibility and comfort of kitchenettes in room, with an on-site cafe and bar. As a ‘whole life net zero’ hometel, 100% of the carbon emissions from conception through to end-of-life have been reduced and rebalanced to zero.  

The gym is fitted with Peloton bikes, assault rowers and functional weight areas. Missionworks – a holistic coworking space – is just a short walk or a couple of tube stops away. There’s also a laundry service with washing, ironing and drying facilities available to freshen up your workout gear!

Pilgrm Paddington

Located less than 1 minute from Paddington Station in central London, this is convenient as it gets for London commuters. Highlights include high-speed WiFi and en suite rooms with Freeview TV, fantastic breakfasts (avocado toast and miso glazed mushrooms galore!), plush communal areas and stylish, cabin-like rooms.

Pilgrm is a great home-from home for those who don’t want to spend too much. Each room is different, yet familiar with leafy green plants and a recommended pile of magazines and books. Temple bicycles are free or guests to hire during their stay.


Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.

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