48 rooms from $173 per night
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“Newish, central, contemporary hotel with plenty of light, great roof terrace and cinema, chic design details and a useful spa and gym.”

“Newish, central, contemporary hotel with plenty of light, great roof terrace and cinema, chic design details and a useful spa and gym.”

Hotel Review

Could be great, and may yet be, but initially good concept of a central contemporary hotel for the modern age, well wired in a modern building with plenty of light, is let down by patchy service and having to go out of the hotel to visit the spa and restaurant. But this is definitely one to watch and a great stay if you can get a room with a view and overlook some inconveniences. Very good central location, and has a useful small spa and gym, with Aveda treatments. Hang out on the wonderful roof terrace and watch a movie outdoors in fine weather.
Recommended for
  • Cinema
  • Rooftop cinema in fine weather

Recommended For

  • Cinema
  • Rooftop cinema in fine weather
  • Views
  • Rooftop and river Cam views from many rooms (but not all!)
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Some rooms have large walk out terraces
  • Free wifi
  • Downtown
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Contemporary

Facilities

  • Cinema
  • Rooftop cinema in fine weather
  • Views
  • Rooftop and river Cam views from many rooms (but not all!)
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Some rooms have large walk out terraces
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Bar
  • In room DVD
  • Internet
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • In room music system
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Disabled access
  • Hot Tub
  • Concierge
  • Massage

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Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2014

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