I've stayed there a few times now, and I'd sum it up as simple, cool and edgy. It's only a few minutes' walk away from Old Street tube station. The surroundings are not glamourous, but it's genuine Shoreditch with easy access to The City.
The reception area is simple yet stylish. The stuff is super friendly and quite informal, talking to you like they knew you. The dress code is pretty casual, too. Although many of the guests are of the business variety, you won't feel out of place no matter who you are.
The decor is really cool, 1960's art style with a postmodern edge. Some of their signs are quite sarcastic as other travellers have said. I'd recommend you check out the ironing room on the 6th floor - the wallpaper alone is worth it.
I stayed in a top floor room, and waking up with an amazing urban view from your window was pretty cool. Followed by breakfast in bed - they deliver a healthy Pret-a-Manger breakfast to your door! Perfect after a night in town. The freshly ground coffee selection in the room's also nice.
Nothing bad to say about the rooms, everything's really conveniently placed. Shame you can't open the window and wonder out to the terrace, but that's understandable in central London.
Will definitely be looking forward to coming back.More
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