<p><img src="https://azure.wgp-cdn.co.uk/app-yourdog/posts/citadines.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>Pauline and Mark King tell us all about their stay at Citadines Appart’Hotel, High Holborn, London with their Minature Schnauzer Luther...</p>
Cost: From £190 per night for a studio (up to two people). Breakfast is £12 per person, per day. There is also a parking charge of £25 per night.
Tested by: Pauline and Mark King, with Miniature Schnauzer Luther.
Citadines Apart’Hotel is perfectly situated to explore London’s tourist hot spots and theatres, with Holborn underground station only minutes away. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment, which had a well-equipped kitchenette with tea towels and detergents supplied. The kitchenette/living area is open plan, giving a feeling of space and the whole apartment was well presented and clean. The bathroom has a bath and shower and there is a separate toilet.
How dog-friendly was your arrival?
On arrival we were given a local information guide and a handy sized map of London. Apart from the main parks being listed, there was no reference to dog-related activities. However, the staff at Citadines Appart’Hotel were more than happy to enquire on our behalf if we required any information regarding dog-friendly places to visit.
Any added extras for dogs/owners?
We received a complimentary bottle of wine and a box of chocolates. Well-behaved dogs can accompany their owners down for breakfast, as long as they do not disturb other guests. There are no exercise areas attached to the Appart’Hotel but there are three small parks nearby where dogs can be let off the lead, although they are all surrounded by busy roads.
Out and about in the area
*London is very crowded, noisy, and fast paced, so it is not an ideal place for some dogs.
*A lot of the main attractions do not allow dogs so it is best to check beforehand.
*The London Underground is the fastest way to get to places of interest and dogs travel free, but due to health and safety regulations, they must be carried on escalators.
*Luther enjoyed our visit to Regent’s Park as there is a large area where dogs are allowed off the lead, although there are well-signed restrictions to some gardens where dogs are either not allowed access or must be kept on a lead.
*Covent Garden has lots of bars and restaurants with tables outside where you can sit with your dog. You can explore the local markets where the stallholders are very friendly. They certainly made a fuss of Luther.
*Camden Lock is a brilliant place for street food and entertainers. You can also enjoy a pleasant walk along the lock with your dog.
At a glance
Charge for dogs? £10 per dog, per night.
Maximum number of dogs allowed? Two, but may be willing to accept more.
Enclosed exercise area/garden? No.
Can dogs be left unattended? Yes, as long as there are no complaints of barking.