“Brothers Jose and Mel have directed their artistic talents into designing this one-off south London sanctuary with an idiosyncratic mix of Mexican art, wrought-iron bedsteads, handmade wash basins and sumptuous colours. You'll find hot sauce, organic chocolate and a welcome note by your bed. Never mind if the Camberwell location is off-beat, Church Street would be worth staying in wherever it was.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
The Church Street hotel exudes a unique Latin sensuality , charm , genuine warmth and comfort reminiscent of a sweet childhood home coming.
What is there to do in the area or on site?
On site, guests have their own 24 honesty bar located in the Havana lounge, where one can sip and schmoose with other guests or immerse yourself in one of the many fascinating books or choose a movie from our extensive Boutique DVD library.
One can also share in the passion for food and drink at ‘Angels & Gypsies’. The award winning Spanish restaurant attached , providing stunning modern tapas using the Best of seasonal British and Iberian Produce.
Independent, organic, fresh and wild produce feature extensively on the menu.
The area is host to a large artistic community of Galleries, fantastic restaurants, live and club music venues with an efficient and regular bus service into most parts of the city.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We offer a very special organic based Continental breakfast; Freshly baked daily selection of Sourdough breads, Borough market England preserves, marmalade, bramble jam, strawberry & raspberry jams, orange blossom honey, London roasters Monmouth Organic coffee, Clipper Organic teas, Neal’s Yard organic milk and Yoghurt, Organic Scottish Muesli and cereals, Venoisserie of freshly baked Pain au Chocolat, almond croissants, raisin danishes, Butter croissants, Freshly squeezed orange , grapefruit juice and smoothies.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Our award winning attached Tapas Restaurant ‘Angels & Gypsies’ serves lunch and dinner daily, offering fresh , seasonal British & Iberian produce in a casual , warm setting.
There are numerous good restaurants within walking distance, offering Modern British , Italian, Greek , Indian, Chinese, and Turkish cuisine.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Most popular room types are standard double ensuites, besides being individual and full of character they are well priced for regular staying guests
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Experience a unique , genuine environment, where you can unwind to Latin warmth and sensuality; stay with us at Church Street Hotel.”
"The 31 rooms are packed with character, but don’t skimp on practicality or comfort."
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"There are only so many porridge-coloured rooms with black furniture and a single pink gerbera that a reviewer can take. This week I'm bound for something so colourful I can't quite believe it's in south London."
Originally published by The Guardian (view article)