Business trip. Didn't want to go overboard on budget, found this, photo's looked good, but more importantly, the location was key.
What did i get?
Arrived quite late (8pm), nice foyer and reception staff. Bar looked good, but didn't go in.
Check in was polite and friendly.
And then the lift...... what's going on with that? It was like stepping back in time. As the tiny box rattled upwards, i had visions of me falling out into a 1950's film set, only to find i was involved in some sort of quantum leap.
But i didn't
The room was small, warm, looked out onto a roof and some other large buildings. The furnishing made me think i had ended up in the 1950's, but then the flat screen TV set reminded me i hadn't.
No iron and ironing board, had to ask for one. Come on....
So i headed out, for food and some drinks. Arrived back at midnight, slept and left at 7.30am.
It was a room for me, and it felt like one. OK for the price range, but certainly wouldn't select this hotel from a list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rathbone is a comfortable, intimate, boutique style hotel, located within the heart of London's West End, within easy walking distance of Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent Street, Soho, the Theatre District, Museums, Art Galleries and a wide choice of some of the best and most vibrant restaurants London has to offer. With its 72 en-suite, air cooled bedrooms and suites, the Rathbone provides the perfect base for business and leisure visitors to London and provides a convenient, comfortable and tranquil haven amidst the pace of London's bustling environment. ... more less
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