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ME London
Ranked #73 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Lovely hotel very stylish and current in centre if strand radio bar defo worth a visit was fab. Went with my boyfriend had a great time away rooms are very clean and love the choc on pillow touch in the eve.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME London, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hey Andrew J,

Thanks for such a nice review, it is great to hear that you had such a lovely stay. So many guests love the Radio bar, it has such great views over such a beautiful city with the added bonus of super cocktails! We can’t wait to see you both again soon.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The best thing about the ME is Claudio!!!! An absolutely gorgeous handsome charming helpful friendly young man who represents everything the ME is about and all the staff at the ME are as lovely as Claudio!!! It was our first stay at the ME yet everybody made us feel like very special guests…..they really bent over backwards for us and with such pleasure......starting with a glass of chilled prosecco at check in!!! The hotel is very modern…which we love but isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. It’s cool….literally its cool and calm except on the roof bar where its mega lively and great fun with the best views of London! We reserved a table, dranks cocktails, ate tapas and watched the sunset….pretty perfect!! We had dinner at the Italian which was delicious and even though we got a late table when the staff were probably getting ready to close up yet they were all unbelievably happy to serve us for as long as we wanted…which was quite a while!!! The corridors are very dark…..black floors walls ceilings with tiny floor lights to guide you through the darkness to your room…I don’t mind that but admit it can be tricky after a few mojitos!! The rooms are pure! They feel clean airy spacious with lots of white and glossy surfaces…mega minimalist but at the same time its homely with really lovely smellies, a great mini bar (check out the room service menu for dogs..seriously!!) and lots of mood lighting. They provide absolutely everything you could need……the rooms demonstrate their thoughtfulness about a guest’s needs!

I needed to access the internet but couldn’t use my phone and hadn’t got my ipad/laptop so I asked if they had a pc available to guests …. No pc but they have laptops for guests to use in the lobby bar which is a great idea….much nicer to do what you need to do with a coffee in a nice lounge bar.

In the morning I felt a bit confused though in the lobby bar because they were obviously using it for a function but at the same time it was open to guests as well as being open to the public who clearly meet there for business….so at one point nobody knew who was who and there were no waiting staff and I didn’t know where to go to order a coffee without gatecrashing the function. Minor point!!

I would 100% recommend the ME for everything!! Location is No 1!!! So close to the river as well as covent garden Trafalgar sq and liecester sq….all on the doorstep! But most of all it was the way all the staff made you feel really special from the minute you step out of the taxi to when they put you back in one when you leave!!!

Room Tip: we had 109 on the 1st floor which was great......just a twin room with 2 double beds but it had plen...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME London, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hello Jsb1961,

Wow! Such a great review, thank you. It is so great to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. I have made sure to pass you feedback to Claudio, he certainly is a great guy! Here at ME London we aim to make every guest feel like a VIP, from the luxurious amenities provided in the room, to the glass of fizz in reception. We can’t wait to spoil you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Nice spot, lovely bar area where glass doors open out onto a patio area with great views. Strange entrance and lift area is hidden away, a bit dark and unwelcoming? Seemed a little pricy too. Probably other locations are better value, but its a well kept, fairly new hotel.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME London, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear DBM007_13,

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you liked the Hotel and the views from the RADIO bar; they are amazing!

I hope to see you very soon at ME London :)

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Had a night here in July 2014 for a tenth wedding anniversary treat. Used some avios miles to get the rate reduced as not sure the £300 quoted for room only represents value.

Anyway the hotel is amazing and cutting edge design and fit out. Room small but to be expected in Central London.

Offered a £25 upgrade at check in so went for it. They must have blown the budget on the design and have no funds for lighting......... Corridors practically a black out.

We booked into STK restaurant at the hotel, which was amazing and then went up to radio rooftop bar again superb and great vibe.

All in all we had a great time but the wallet knows all about it!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Bring plenty of money
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Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank colinchap
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME London, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hello ColinChap,

Thank you so much for choosing ME London and sharing your feedback with us. We are so very pleased to hear that you enjoyed both your stay and such a special occasion. The hotel is STK and Radio bar are great fun, offering a glamorous and stylish environment for a quick drink (and the occasional dance!) Next time you stay we hope you get to experience the gorgeous food from our Italian, it’s delicious!
We look forward to seeing you again soon in this exciting city!

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I stayed here for four nights on the eight floor, with a balcony and a nice view of London. The room was very modern, spacious and quiet and the bed was king size and very comfortable. Location is very good.

This is no doubt a cool and stylish hotel. Most of the staff was friendly and nice as long as you didn't try to go to the rooftop bar. It was obvious that they didn't want hotel guests to go to the top floor.

Bathroom was spacious and nice, except for the over designed shower that probably makes it impossible to clean. Tiles in the floor were broken, as well as the towel hangers, and old hair and other nasty stuff was on the floor.

For a five star hotel the devil is in the details, and there are a lot of small things this hotel has to work on: Wifi was complimentary but could take hours to start working, curtains were hanging loose, razor sharp metal edges on the desk, broken details in the room, balcony was very dirty. Small but not unimportant things that together give an overall bad impression.

This is more of a four star hotel than a five star. I would not stay here again. There are better three and four star hotels in London.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME London, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Anders31,

Thank you for choosing our ME London Hotel for your last stay in London. It was a real pleasure having you with us.

Also, thank you for sharing your experience with us, as without any doubt will help us improve those little important details that you mentioned from your room.
I already passed the information over to the Housekeeping Department, as well as the Maintenance Team, which will have a look to every single comment mentioned in your review.

I am glad you liked the Hotel Service the ME. London style.

Regarding the RADIO Bar, Guests in the Hotel are entitled to go up to the Bar with no reservation, although a table is not guaranteed if they are all booked. However, a non professional treatment to guests is unacceptable and do not hesitate I already spoke with the RADIO Manager so that he can take the necessary actions to improve the service in there.

Again, thank you very much for your review and all the best from ME London Hotel.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

As previous guests have mentioned...you go here to see the novel architecture. The centre of the hotel where the reception is based is a 10 storey black marble pyramid so staff work in semi darkness with no natural light....it's quite bizarre but impressive. The rooms are based in black corridors around the outside of the pyramid -again no natural lighting and the room we were in (aura) had a high sealed window so the hotel does feel quite tomb like!! Felt quite claustrophobic. The rack rate for the room is £445 a night.......let me say that again.....£445!!!! And it is by far and away the smallest room I have ever had in a london hotel 5 star or 4star. The next surprise was ...no bath- just a shower! Didn't think you could achieve 5 star rating by any accrediting agency without a bath? When I queried this was told I had a 'cheaper' room (seriously?) and would need to upgrade for a bath.......and breakfast!!!! The bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning best I have had in London-v quiet and v efficient. But really you don't get a lot for your money...an expensive but well stocked mini bar and would have liked a tea and coffee tray but got a poncy nespresso machine but no tea. No spa and bizarrely-bath robes without belts every day (did someone hang themselves in hotel?.)There were children in room next to ours and at one stage I thought they were actually in our room at night! You could make out every word said and we had a very disturbed night so sound insulation v poor. Went to rooftop bar first afternoon- it was almost empty but after being seated-waited 20 mins and no one came to serve us so we left and went to covent garden instead. The bar and other rooms are hired out for functions and open to public so guests cannot guarantee access. Staff were very polite and helpful although having 'only' booked the entry level aura room did feel somewhat of a second class citizen! Overall- great location, tiny room, mad lighting system and not a lot for your money! Have paid less than half the rate for other 5 stars in London.

Room Tip: Keep away from noisy rooftop and ask not to have children next door!
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME London, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear realityjane,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the world and thank you for choosing our ME London. Hotel for your last stay in London.
Your comments will definitely help us with a service improvement so we really appreciate them.

I understand the Hotel design can be shocking, as it is very contemporary and minimalistic. It was designed by Foster + Partners and I personally love it!

Regarding your room experience I am very sorry you did not enjoy your sleep because of the noise next door. The rooms are well insulated; However, I understand that the noise next door was quite high. Please, if you plan to come back contact us directly and we will try to accommodate your requests the best way we can, be it a bathtub, a quieter room or tea facilities instead of coffee ones.

Finally, regarding your RADIO rooftop Bar experience, I have already passed the message over to the Manager so that he can implement an immediate improvement regarding the service.

Again, Thank you very much and I hope to see you soon.

Warmest Regards

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is a perfect location, ideal for visiting Covent Garden. From the moment you arrive the staff are attentive and welcoming even a lovely glass of chilled Prosecco at check- in. Once you find your room as the corridors are so dark (which I personally didn't like but that's very much a subjective view) the contrast of a bright white room is startling and great. The room we stayed in was the standard Aura and I will be honest was a bit underwhelming. The room is fairly small and the technology tv and lighting is over complicated which if you are only staying for one night is frustrating and I would recommend getting a demo off housekeeping that really helped! The rooftop bar is the best feature of the hotel with fantastic views over London. It's a bit pricey but totally worth it. Breakfast good too although they miss a trick not serving freshly cooked stuff to order, the only thing the 2 chefs prepare is eggs which as they are they could do eggs benedict and other stuff, as elsewhere though the staff are lovely. We did see a suite which looked fab and I would suggest upgrading to a vibe or a suite if you can.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a vibe room or one of the suites
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank hellycopter
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Aura_Department, Guest Relations Manager at ME London, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear hellycopter,

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with the world. We really do appreciate your opinion.

I am glad you liked the Hotel in general. it is true that the location is very convenient and the design is very contemporary and spectacular.
The fact that you found the service very kind and professional makes me feel very happy and do not hesitate I am going to pass the message over to the Team.

Next time you would like to come back, do not hesitate to contact the ME London directly and we will be delighted to accommodate your requests as much as we possibly can.

Thank you very much again and I hope to see you soon :)

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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 #73 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Price Range: £205 - £340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — ME 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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