Having spent the previous night in the rather pompous Stafford hotel, the Soho was a breath of fresh air.
I had booked a deluxe junior suite but was upgraded (without asking) to the penthouse. Vast, rather luridly decorated suite with one wall completely glass affording a fine view of... well, nothing very much. Rooftops, mainly.
Penthouse was well furnished, with comfortable sofas and chairs in abundance. Flat TVs in both bed and living rooms were excellent, both with rather low-rent but useful DVD players.
Reception staff were welcoming. Room service was fast, friendly: the food was tasty and hot, which is a basic requirement that some other London hotels seem to struggle with.
Wifi was not free (c'mon guys!) and the only complementary mineral water was supplied at turn-down. The bathroom was of an adequate size but somewhat cheaply furnished. No iron/ironing-board. Safe would not accommodate even the smallest of netbooks. As a chap, I did find the dressmaker's dummy and vibrant pink sofa a little too girly.
But these niggles are pretty trivial.
An excellently located hotel, attentive staff, decent-sized rooms and room service that is actually edible. I will be back.More
- Free Wifi