Love The Hotel Guru ! Jackie Maillard.

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204 rooms from £300 per night

“It's not often you find a fun hotel with both high comfort and exemplary service levels, but this hits the spot. The funky design, ultra-smooth bedrooms, Pan-Asian food and decadent bar combine to make a relaxed and tempt-you-back stay.”

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“It's not often you find a fun hotel with both high comfort and exemplary service levels, but this hits the spot. The funky design, ultra-smooth bedrooms, Pan-Asian food and decadent bar combine to make a relaxed and tempt-you-back stay.”

Hotel Review

“It looks like a swanky office block. Look again, and you notice the over-sized planters, the red telephone boxes and the towering glass revolving door – although there's no obvious signage. Step inside the vast entrance lobby and the sense of playfulness continues. The traditional VIP red carpet has been replaced with a bold black number with sexy red borders; giant chess pieces sit on one side while gold-coloured 'molar teeth' stools sit behind. There are huge mirrors, fat white pillars and vast windows, some tinted yellow to make London streets seem less grey. All are hallmarks of maverick designer Philippe Starck who oversaw the conversion of a former office building to the hotel in 1999. It's full of the irreverent and quirky - a hidden bar with a speakeasy vibe, a lounge that riffs on a formal British drawing room - that make guests feel they're at a party. Despite the quirkiness, service levels are faultless with staff popping up at your elbow just when needed.
Bedrooms are sleek white-on -white affairs that could be clinical were it not for the funky mood lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows and clever touches such as a colourful pot-plant. The overall feel is both restful and luxurious. There's a vibrant – and well-priced for central London - Pan-Asian menu in the restaurant and one of the best breakfast experiences this writer has enjoyed, from fresh mango and Greek yoghurt to tortillas, frittatas and the full grill. Leave time for a cocktail in the speakeasy style Blind Spot. Deliciously decadent.”

Recommended for
  • Lively
  • Buzzy bar, restaurant and nighclub
  • Theatre
  • In the heart of theatreland
  • City Style
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Facilities

  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Airport transfer
  • In room DVD
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Internet
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • No pets
  • Conference facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Disabled access
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Theatre
  • In the heart of theatreland
  • Museums
  • Sights nearby
  • Designer Shopping
  • Close to nightlife

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204 rooms from £300 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Lively
  • Buzzy bar, restaurant and nighclub
  • Theatre
  • In the heart of theatreland
  • City Style
Activities
  • Close to nightlife
  • Sights nearby
  • Designer Shopping
  • Museums
Other highlights
  • Conference facilities
  • Designer
  • Philippe Starck interiors
  • Restaurant
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Contemporary

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