My boyfriend and I went to London to visit my sister who lives a bit to small to be able to house us during our stay. I myself am in the hotel industry and I'm quite picky with where I stay.
I have stayed in a London hotel before and was so dissapointed and decided to really look hard this time.
Qbic caught my eye because of it's low price and good reviews. The pictures looked clean and modern.
We arrived at the hotel quite early and I was surprised that the staff didn't even check the computers to see if they could help us with an early check in. It just wasn't possible. I know the rules but I also know that in a lot of cases you can check people in early. Either way they had a good secure system for our luggage so that was fine.
Overall I think the service from the staff was so and so. They didn't give that little extra that I think is important.
The room was very clean and modern and I really appricate a hotel without a carpet. The bathroom felt a bit unstable since it was a moduel built on the back of the head board of the bed but it was really clean. We didn't have any hot water the first night in the shower which was a pity but it can happen and it was fixed quickly!
Really nice bed, perfect with vending machines in the lobby area, perfect location and very good price.
I do recomend anyone to pay a few extra pounds for a room with a window. Gets a bit claustrophobic without it.
I will for sure come back and recommend it to everyone I know looking for a hotel in London. Hopefully I can return to Qbic soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Qbic Hotel London is a new concept design hotel... and the greenest hotel in London! Located close to bustling Brick Lane and the trendy bars, art galleries and boutiques of Shoreditch, Qbic offers an off-the-charts experience for urban explorers who are hungry for new and unique experiences. Green credentials, quirky style and sociability are the revolutionary values at the heart of Qbic, that set it apart from all other hotels. Our bedrooms are futuristic in design, featuring a unique, all-in-one, cube-shaped pod called 'Qbi', which includes the bed and the bathroom. The Qbi is sustainably built, features Super-King beds with ridiculously comfy organic handmade hypoallergenic mattresses, an integrated 32" LCD TV, reading/mood lighting, UK/EU and USB sockets, hairdryers, and a laptop safe. All our en-suite bathrooms have a powerful rain shower with water-saving technology, a steam-free mirror and luxurious organic toiletries. Bespoke, handmade furniture and locally sourced fixtures and fittings also add personality: no two of our quirky rooms are the same! Complimentary premium tea and coffee is offered on floors 1 to 4. Don't say we don't love you! At Qbic, a special attention is given to eco-friendly initiatives (such as solar panels on the roof, strong focus on all things recycling and energy-saving, organic toiletries, etc.) and to supporting the local community, while our calendar of monthly events in the hotel lounge feed our guests' creative hunger and attract the best of the local crowd too. Our in-house bar and restaurant offers great breakfast options for all tastes, as well as a modern all-day food & snacks menu, made from locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. Our free and super-fast Wi-Fi throughout the whole building makes the Qbic lobby the perfect place to eat, drink, work and/or socialise. Other amenities include #QbicRecommends - our very own curated insiders' guide to London, updated weekly and connecting our guests with the city's best events and most inspiring places - a private secure gated car park with electric car charging points, recycled bikes for our guests to borrow (to enjoy the full East London experience!), luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk and express check-in/out. By focussing on delivering exceptionally well on the essentials, plus a whole load of cool extras and none of the stuffy frills typical of the previous generation hotels, at Qbic we pride ourselves in offering an incredibly personal experience to our guests and great value for money. Come sleep with us! ... more less
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