Okay, by now, my interior design style is pretty clear. Lots of minimalism, whites, silver, open space, lots of natural light, and the list goes on and on. Some people also know that my desire to move to London. One of the main reasons that I want to move is because I get the home feeling in London that I don’t get anywhere else in the world, even in Atlanta. I really only get that feeling in London. Yet, I wanted to experience living in a flat in London. That way I can ensure I love living here, not just London grandeur. That, ladies and gentlemen, is where the fabulous people from SACO Apartments came in.
I probably sound like I say this a lot, but when I walked in, I fell in love. It felt at home. I never thought that I would find a place that makes me feel at home. It let me taste what it would really be like to live in London. I couldn’t afford this area if I tried, but one day. This also reaffirmed that my taste in housing isn’t entirely crazy.
At the SACO Apartments, I didn’t feel like a guest per se. I felt like someone who was renting the apartment they would now call home. I cooked, did the dishes, washed my clothes. Then, some work for the blog, and just lived life on my own. I even had a night in. Then, I worked, watched Orange is the New Black, and went to bed early. It felt like a place that I could call home and it was great to take some time off.
I was fortunate enough to stay into the apartments off of Gloucester Place. These are in an amazing location in proximity to everywhere in the city. One of the days that I stayed with SACO, I walked all the way to Kyoto Garden in Holland Park, which is about two miles away. It isn’t easy to find a flat or a hotel room where you feel at home, but SACO Apartments did just that. From the moment I got the keys in my hand until I put them back in the key return box, I truly felt at peace and at home while I was a guest at the SACO Apartments.
Okay now, let me tell you about the apartment itself. If you look up Gloucester Place on Google, it is all about the natural light and the white space. The interior of the apartment was no exception to that rule. I felt like I was in the apartment of some interior designer who loves white space just as much as I do. Everything I would need for the stay was ready in the apartment. For food, I quickly popped to Sainsbury’s or Tesco Express around the corner. There was a washer/dryer in one as well.
The natural light hit off of the white in every way until the sun went down. Plus, the kitchen was amazing. The layout perfectly presented the entire space and made the most of it. London, like many places, is a city that is always short on space, so I loved how SACO made the most of the limited amounts of space that was present. Everything from the kitchen to the bathroom was cohesive and blended together in every way. Being right on the center of a busy street means lots of noise at all hours of the day. After the first night, I didn’t even notice the noise!
Living life on the go between school, home, and blogging can be difficult. Sometimes you don’t know what qualifies as home and what qualifies as work. While I may have been visiting the SACO Apartments as work, it felt like I was truly home. Even if it only was for two days. I don’t know why I’ve never rented a flat or studio apartment when I go to new places. This has really shown me why apartment rentals are so popular.
Plus, SACO has hundreds of locations across hundreds of cities, so who knows, when I get to my next fun destination, I may just stay at another SACO property. They’ve just opened a new aparthotel called The Cannon, which looks fantastic and just as spectacular as the apartment I stayed at, but designed to promote community more than the apartment! Two days in the apartment was all that I needed in order to reaffirm that I wanted to live in this beautiful city, and I can only attribute that to SACO and the fantastic hospitality that I got from them even from day one.
Apartments at SACO Apartments in Maryleborne begin at £186 per night with included wifi and breakfast. The one-bedroom apartment begins at £211.20 per night. There are also many other options in London for various prices per night.
*Although my stay at the SACO Apartments was complimentary for my two nights, all of the opinions that you see in the review above are mine and mine alone. *