A last minute change in mind and we are staying at The Hoxton.
Arrive there and there are crowds of people inside and out.
My first thoughts were wow. A lot of good looking guys and gals in and around the funky Urban Bar.
Go through the doors in to a cool (funky) atmosphere and proceed to reception to check in.
Check in very easy and with in a minute (literally) we have our room key and in the elevator to our room.
You look up and the ceiling is very a simple ceiling but aside from that it reminded me of Sheraton Lisbon or even The W Barcelona with the glowing light through the hallways.
Get to our room and I must say very nice.
Bathroom extremely clean as if it were a brand new hotel;
Bed very comfortable with extra pillows;
Tv and desk diagonally set from the bed.
The view wasn’t all that crash hot. We were facing a warehouse or something similar. But since we were only going to be there for 8 or 9 hours we didn’t care and then closed the curtains. For the price it was fine and thanks to a fellow TALFer I walked in there with an open mind (thanks parkandwalk). Because of this I certainly were not disappointed with our view.
Tea and Coffee with kettle;
Bottle opener should you bring some beverages of your own;
Wine and beer glasses;
Phone with free calls to US, UK, Australia and parts of EU. 1 hour free calls but see in room notice for more details.
Mini fridge with water and milk;
Large (yes large not small) soap where they encourage you to take with you when you leave;
Body Cleanser miniature;
The shower is very nice especially that I am a big fan of the rain showers and water pressure very good.
I do like the fact they refer to the H&S signs as Boring Signs.
Eg. Boring Sign No. 5 – We spent £445 installing a safe in your wardrobe to protect your valuables. Please use it. We can’t accept liability for lost valuables.
Breakfast and Dinner available but we didn’t eat there instead to opt to eat out.
Overall it is a very nice hotel with a cool and trendy bar area.
For the price we paid I would give it 5 stars but due to the view I take 1 away giving 4.
If the price was more (£200+) then a definite 3 stars.
Location very good with easy access to Old Street Underground.
Would I stay back here again?
Sure, if I was in the area but otherwise I will continue to stay around Piccadilly / Hyde Park Corner areas. As said this was a last minute decision and the price was very reasonable, compared to what you would pay if around Piccadilly / Hyde Park Corner, so no complaints.
Recommended – yes due to cost and location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We've been on the Shoreditch scene for a while now, and like the area we occupy, our style has developed and evolved over time, literally from the ground floor up. With 210 cleverly designed bedrooms, The Hoxton Grill restaurant run in partnership with the Soho House group, a destination bar and The Apartment, our meetings and events space, we have everything you might need all under one roof... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hoxton Hotel London