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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.
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Grade: 86 out of 100
58Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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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,
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Response from dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks
Responded 18 Oct 2016
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
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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
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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
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Response from dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks
Responded 29 Sep 2016
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
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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
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Response from dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks
Responded 27 Sep 2016
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
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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
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Yes, there is a laundry close by...
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Hello Teresa M! We stayed at 40 Winks in april. They have one single and one double room. On their informative and kind of cheeky ;-) website you find that three people are their maximum, if there is four of you, they can sadly not help. No extra beds are available. (I only write this because they have not yet answered you here on tripadvisor) I recommend you to check out Hotel 41, which also seems to have a nice ambiance plus has got some good reviews. I have not stayed there myself, but it is "on our list". Wish you all a pleasant and joyful stay in London! Best/ Huskorset
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"This isn't just a place to crash in London, this is a place to be experienced and savoured."
"Unique, impeccable design, great location and accessibility to East London and beyond"
"single or double, there just two"
"No bad choices."
"book early"
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