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“Stunning Hotel in brilliant location”
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ME by Melia London
Ranked #71 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I will keep this brief, the ME London is a place to stay if you want to impress. It is absolutely stunning inside with incredible attention to detail. Rooms even have mood lighting controllable from an electronic touch pad by the bed....a real geeks dream.

Service was excellent throughout and was very grateful to the chap on reception who kindly upgraded us to a nicer room with a stunning view of Trafalgar Sq, London Eye and the South Bank. We even got complimentary welcome champagne in the rooftop bar which has a really good view across London.

Oh while I'm on the subject of the rooftop bar, you HAVE to eat there, we had a selection of a few mini dishes and they were all fantastic, especially the sliders.

We were very lucky to get this place as a deal from Lastminute as we had booked to go to see The Lion King, had no idea the hotel is opposite the entrance to the Lyceum Theatre...bonus!!

Seriously, if you want a bit of luxury in the centre of town this is without doubt the place to be. 10/10

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME by Melia London, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Hello Adster1972,

Many thanks for sharing your review.

We want all our guests to rest assured knowing that not only can their room be controlled but any additional service required is at the touch of a finger. With lighting, audio visual and climate control accessed directly by your bedside to enhance the mood, or our automated phones with a direct ‘ME for YOU’ service line with our operators on standby to handle even the smallest of requests.

As for our Radio Rooftop Bar; we are over the moon that you enjoyed the delicious selection of tapas style items that we have on offer. Combined with the outstanding views of the city and while you nurse your drink of choice we can see no other way for our guests to blissfully lounge around even if just for a bit.

If you’re deciding on future theatre plans you should know that within 5 minutes walking distance of ME London there are 5 other theatres aside from the Lyceum Theatre that you’ve previously visited; playing a variety of performances that may tickle your fancy.

Everyone deserves to be treated to a bit of luxury and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Warmest Regards.

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Check in was straight forward & easy & taken to another floor with a glass of Prosecco to check in. Very nice. The room was ultra modern, everything operated on remote so found it hard to put light on without alerting everyone in the room in the morning. Bathroom lovely.
Had drinks on top bar but was annoyed with the door constantly being opened to go out on the terrace. Freezing if your near the door & door man canoodling with staff member (thought need to get a room).

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Bridget N
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME by Melia London, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Hello Bridget N,

Girls’ nights at ME London are always sure to go down in the one’s history books and we are thrilled that you chose us to be part of this occasion.

Smooth check-in… CHECK! Comfortable room… SORTED! Beautiful bathroom… DONE AND DUSTED! That’s absolutely brilliant that we ticked these off your list and we thank you for expressing this to not only us but also the world.

We’re not happy that you felt that annoying chill due to the draft with the door and we understand that at times the bar can become filled quite quickly so moving to another table isn't always easy. However we want you to know that we do have heaters installed on the terrace itself should you be sat outside and fleece blankets can be made available to you on request as well to ward off that icy bite. As for the canoodling… well, we want to have a look into that because we wouldn't want any of our guests to feel uncomfortable at all.

It’s still amazing to hear that the overall evening was a smashing success and we want you to come back to us and bring those girls along as well!

Warmest Regards.

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Reviewed 1 January 2014

if your after a ultra modern hotel this is the one for you, very clean cut, went for a couple night with my girlfriend and we had a great time. Rooms very nice, great light modes in the room...sexy mode our fav. Radio bar on the roof wonderful offering views all over london. serving great cocktails.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME by Melia London, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Hello Damo_Rowe,

How cool is your review! We love it when our guests have an eye for design.

From the undulating waves of metal pipes cocooning our Marconi Lobby Lounge to the sharp lines of the authentic Carrera marble slabs lining our 10 storey pyramid-shaped Atrium reception; ultra-modern and contemporary design plays an essential role at ME London.

Norman Foster’s visionary labour of love comes to life with every minute detail found in our hotel and we are thrilled to see our guests’ appreciate his work.

What better topic to add to the evening’s conversation whilst lounging with your friends and family in our Radio Rooftop Bar!

Warmest Regards.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Enjoyed this modern, upscale London hotel. Great location. Convenient to central London. Superb concierge staff put it over the top. Possibly the most attentive, friendly and helpful I've experienced.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME by Melia London, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Hello Matt H,

Well you’re just going to make the guys blush at the door!

Thank you for sharing your review of our concierge service with the world… When all is said and done a hotel starts off firstly as a building of bricks and mortar. The experience truly begins when you present the additional factors; the most important of that being the people that work there.

You can always expect enthusiastic and honest reviews of what London has to offer because they too want to experience the city to its fullest and share this to you, our guest. Whether it’s the scoop on getting tickets to the hottest shows in town, the best advice on the up and coming trendiest restaurants bursting onto the scene, the know-hows of navigating through this chaotic city or just helping you to de-stress after a challenging day of business with booking you that much needed deep tissue massage upon your return; they are always at your service.

Why not pop back in one day and leave it up to our team to plan your stay from start to finish.

Warmest Regards.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

My mum and I stayed at the ME London for 2 nights in between Christmas and New Year. Check In was quick but on arrival at the hotel and we were in our room within 5 minutes with our complimentary prosecco. One thing I must note that although check in was quick we were not given much info about the hotel ie breakfast times or location of breakfast room / check out time etc etc and no info on this within the room either. Once in our room we reported at 7pm prior to going to the Theatre that heating wasn't working and room was very hot upon on our return at 10.30 heating still wasn't working and we were given 2 different stories as to what was wrong. Eventually it got fixed just before 11pm but must also note that we did not receive turn down service or fresh towels on 1st night. Room was very comfortable with good facilities and hotel was in a great location for Theatre and sightseeing in general. Breakfast buffet was good with plenty of choice. The staff were very polite and extremely courteous. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a short break especially if you want to go to the Theatre.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME by Melia London, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

Hello Happyholidays2011,

It’s a pleasure to get a chance to look at your review and thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us all.

It’s displeasing to hear though that you weren't given the information that you expected during your check-in despite it being quick and hassle-free. We have briefed our team about this to ensure this is not repeated with any guest in future.

We remember this slight heating issue and we were glad as well that it was all sorted in time for you to have a toasty room to sleep in. We did not proceed with the turn-down at this time because we were making plans to have your room moved just in case we were not able to fix the heating issue which we managed to in the end. We do apologise for not offering you fresh towels or late turn-down afterwards; that was indeed our mistake.

We are delighted that you overall experience whilst at ME London proved to be positive and you were able to take in all the city has to offer to its visitors. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Warmest Regards.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Fantastic hotel!!!
A christmas gift as unable to be with family.
A wonderful experience.
The only grumble is that some services not available due to Christmas. This information was only made available at check in. No mention on booking Did not affect my stay but could have.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Rebekah C
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME by Melia London, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

Hello Rebekah C,

We understand that during the holidays most people just want to share it with the family and we were more than happy to do our best to ensure that the feeling of welcome warmth was there during your stay with us during this period.

We hope that you were able to spend an enjoyable New Year with the family.

Warmest Regards.

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

I have never been in a hotel with anything approaching the Wow! factor of this place, from the moment of walking through the doors and up to the stunning reception (with Prosecco on arrival!), to the stylish and ultra-modern rooms and the piece de la resistance: the roof terrace bar with brilliant views over London. Can't wait to return. You must stay here at least once!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME by Melia London, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Hello JudgeJ1,

WOW… Well thank you very much!

We second your marvellous advice that one should try ME London at least once. We pride ourselves on being an alternative hotel that is cutting edge, ever adapting and above all, driven by a guest’s psychographic rather than demographic.

We want to tailor make each stay regardless if it’s your first, second or twelfth time with us and we urge our prospective guests to be imaginative and contact us to discuss what we can do before our award winning AURA team begins it magic to provide unique experiences of a lifetime.

We are optimistic that we've achieved this goal with yourself and we hope to see you again in the possible near future.

Warmest Regards.

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Address: 336 - 337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #71 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Price Range: £219 - £507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — ME by Melia London 5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the action and near the city’s main theatres, exclusive boutiques, fashionable hot spots and trendy night clubs, ME London is one of the leading hotels in the centre of London. It is contemporary and cutting edge in style and located in one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Designed by the world famous architects Foster + Partners, amongst its fantastic services and facilities, ME London provides 157 exquisitely designed, modern guestrooms including 16 suites, New York restaurant STK London, Radio Rooftop Bar with outdoor terrace and spectacular panoramic views of London (London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, Covent Garden) and Marconi Lounge, 7 meeting rooms measuring 500 m2 with capacity for up to 300 people and a separate reception area; a modern, fully equipped gym, open 24 hours a day and complimentary high speed WiFi. ... more   less 
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