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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a single room at it was great: amazing, cosy design felt like it was created to make you feel welcome. Being in the room is an experience of its own, it has a nice selection of books, soft calming light and incredibly comfortable bed - everything for an absolutely relaxing experience. The bathroom had a particular soft... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Marina, Thank you so much for that... It was a delight to have you here as a guest and I hope we will see you back again soon. Wishing a fabulous Christmas. Kind regards, David More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bounding to the door to greet me, and from there treating me like an old friend, David Carter and his unique accommodation are something to behold. If only I had more time to enjoy and properly unwind

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hopefully more time on your next trip!! Have a fabulous Christmas. Kind regards, David More 

Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

If we had only a great welcome, a wonderful room (with a very comfortable bed), in an amazing house, this would be a positive but standard review. But, we had an experience, an outstanding experience of being guest in an environment reflecting ideas of a person and his refined aesthetics. The house itself is not just a "container" but an... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Paolo and Ina, Thank you so much for the very kind review... It was a pleasure to meet you both here, and I do hope we will see you back here again in 2017!! Have a fantastic Christmas. Kind regards, David More 

1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just stay at 40 Winks, meet Mr. David Carter and converse with him. Then you will be taken to the time when you believed in magic or anything was possible in life. Sounds too dramatic?! Trust me, you would join me completely. If you are a bit weary of everyday routine and want to travel to treat yourself to something... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Dear Miss Hee, Thank you so much for the delightful review... It was a great pleasure meeting you here, and I do hope we will see you again very soon. Kind regards, Mr Carter More 

Seoul, South Korea
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've stayed here 40 winks for 6days, and this is more like boutique/luxury style BNB, and this kind of beautiful space was the first for me, every room was well designed in renaissance style, just like being in the medieval era, so that I will never forget the time I've stayed, because there are no place like here. : )... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Sooyoung, Thank you so much for the very kind review... It was a pleasure to meet you here and I am really pleased you enjoyed the time you spent with us. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Kind regards, David More 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

No doubt every traveler have dfferent needs and expectations. What is most important for me and my husbad is great location (which for us regularly means staying away from touristic areas and experience the local vibe ) basic comfort ( close to what we have at home in Cabo, Mexico) and definetely a close enriching “tete a tete” kind of... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Gaby, Thank you so much for the lovely, lovely review!!! It was a huge pleasure meeting you and Juan, and hope to see you both very soon. All the very best from London, David More 

1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2016

After a visit in Whitechapel gallery, I walked along Miles End Road - indian market, bicycles and cars -, a sunny day. I pushed the door an entered in a dark corridor where David, the 40 Winks lovely host, was standing. We drank a glass of water in the kitchen surrounded by marble ornament and wallpainting of a lady’s legs.... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

40 winks is one of the most unique places and experience I have had the pleasure to dive in, David is the most welcoming and charming host, and an perfect master of ceremony for his famous woderfull bedtime stories evenings. Go through the rooms and you will not be able to stop looking at all the beautifull and carefully chosen... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Nathalie, Thank you so much for the very kind review!!! It was a great pleasure to have you here, and I am so pleased you were able to enjoy one of our lovely Bedtime Story Night events too. Hope to see you back here again soon. Kind regards, David More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

40 Winks is not your typical hotel stay, but one you should definitely try! You really are in awe when you see all the rooms and the way it is put together. What an imagination David has and you see all the creativity and attention to each and every detail. It truly is a masterpiece like no other! Once inside,... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Roselynn, Thank you so much for that!!! Very, very kind.... Take good care of yourself and hope to see you back here again! All the best, David More 

Escondido, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

40 Winks was a journey to places of forgotten familiarity; a storybook experience sending me to different places of the world, and the depths of my own imagination. Icons placed creatively and tastefully. Its a work of art. I was either taking photos or sitting in silence to absorb the moments. Then David walked into the room to tell me... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
40 Winks is a legendary hotel based in hip and trendy East London. Despite our bijou size, we have achieved an almost mythical status since we opened our doors in 2009, somewhat cheekily describing ourselves as the world's first 'micro boutique hotel'. From the beginning, our mission was always a very simple one - to offer an antidote to the bland uniformity of most hotel chains by creating something that is deliriously seductive, memorable and enchanting. Staying here is about much more than having a comfortable bed to sleep in or a place to dump your luggage, it is an immersive experience, an invitation to lose yourself in another more fabulous, more magical world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 40 Winks

Address: 109 Mile End Road | Stepney Green, London E1 4UJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: £95 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 40 Winks 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
40 Winks Hotel London
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“If you toss a lot, book a double room with a bigger bed even if you are alone! I once fell on the floor.”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“there are only 2 rooms (single + double) and 2 rooms share 1 bethroom(no shower, just a bathtub)”
 of 5 bubbles julini1142, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“To avoid having to tip-toe around and share a common guest bathroom, I'd strongly suggest booking up both of 2 possible guestrooms”
 of 5 bubbles TheRanuFamily, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Double room is very spacious; single room is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Tini84, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose the room that is available! You have an option of a single or a double bed.”
 of 5 bubbles snv2016108, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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