“All white on the outside, all neutral inside, this stylish hotel sports a large, soothing garden with glass doors to a modern conservatory bar/dining room, where meals are provided from local restaurants and the barman is a master mixologist. You couldn’t expect more for your money: Egyptian cotton sheets on orthopaedic beds, plasma TVs, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, immaculate bathrooms.... The West End is 20 mins away by tube; station round the corner. A find.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“It all starts with an invitingly elegant brushed steel button by the front entrance. Press it, the automatic glass door opens and suddenly you’re in a time tardis. Not at all what you anticipated. Not Edwardian, nor Victorian, as the exterior might suggest. No, not an aspidistra flying anywhere. Instead a cool, contemporary, considered interior, designed for today. Everywhere is clean lines, carefully chosen furnishings, natural materials, striking modern canvases and space to relax. Sure, it’s Ealing, but it’s a world away from what you’d expect from a local hotel in London’s suburbs. Yes, Hotel 55 is quite a number…”
"The interior is cool and stylish, pared down but not unwelcoming, its well stocked bar and abstract paintings adding splashes of colour."
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)