Susanna and Peter were very welcoming as the first faces we were greeted with upon arrival at Saco Nottingham, located in the affluent Ropewalk/Park Estate border of Nottingham.
It was Peter’s first day in training and he did very well in making us feel welcome and helped with our bags to our self-catered apartment, which was absolutely lovely.
The first feeling on opening the front door was just how spacious the surroundings were, the new carpets and the view overlooking the attractive buildings of College street, holding such character- something you just never notice when walking on foot along the same street.
The living area was open plan to the kitchen, which was very modern and looked brand new. Saco Nottingham have recently undergone high spec refurbishments in some of their rooms and we were blessed to have been given one of those, which felt fresh and smelt nice and new.
A two seater sofa, Television and contemporary style black leather seat sat to one side of the living room with a good sized glass dining table and chairs to the other, to which we later enjoyed a home-cooked meal on with a glass of Pinot Noir.
The kitchen contained all of the necessary appliances with good quality white goods, a large fridge and an easy to use oven/electric hob. There was plenty of cupboard storage space and everything you need utensil wise to cook up a storm in the kitchen if you felt so inclined.
We were given a nice welcome pack of Dorset luxury muesli, milk in the fridge and tea/coffee and Border biscuits. Plus the bathroom was complete with L’Occitaine toiletries and fluffy towels.
The bathroom as it happens was a real feature of the apartment- clearly newly fitted out with an all singing all dancing power shower , which again was very contemporary and stylish in design and looked like something from a sci fi movie!
The bright and breezy bedroom and bed was a good size, very comfortable and contained a large wardrobe, safe and television with views again overlooking the Ropewalk area.
The service throughout was excellent, as the reception was manned for most the time we were there and we were easily able to log on to the free Wifi throughout our stay. Upon check-out we dropped our key card in the self-check-out box and drove straight out of the automatic gate in the underground car-park, located just off College Street. Parking by the way is included in your stay and is safe and enclosed within the building, so very convenient for loading/unloading the car.
The location of the apartment block itself is very central and convenient to all main road routes, and local amenities with plenty of shops and every cuisine of restaurant you may desire during your stay, with popular restaurants Harts and Browns within a short walk away- we enjoyed a lovely breakfast at Harts the following morning following check-out.
My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay with Saco Nottingham and couldn’t believe the value for money you can achieve by selecting to stay in a self-catered apartment over a regular hotel as an alternative- something we don’t always think to do, but most certainly will do now!
My stand out memory of the stay was the fantastic ‘futuristic’ looking power shower over the bath and stylish mirror fronted cupboard with light over the sink- so refreshing to have a brand new, clean and contemporary bathroom in overnight accommodation, as so often this room gets overlooked.