This hotel surprised me in a great way. It's in a rather unlikely setting for a boutique hotel-- across the street from an outdoor mall, amidst office buildings-- but it's a concept very well executed.
My room was on the bottom floor of the hotel, near the gym. I got the impression these rooms aren't usually the best ones, as I was given an option of waiting till later to get a room on a different floor, but I just wanted to check in, so I took this one. It was a great room. There was foot traffic outside the window, so I kept the thinner shade closed, but it was fine.
The bed was very comfortable, and I also had a sitting area and desk. GREAT bathroom-- retro tiles, very nice tub, and I think Aveda toiletries. Had to ask for conditioner (for some reason it's not standard in the room-- odd) but it was brought to me within about 2 minutes of my request. You also get a copy of O Henry's short stories in your room (and you can take it home). It's just got a lot of nice touches. If I had to offer one criticism, it's that the business center was a bit small-- I had to walk by it to get to the elevators, and it seemed like there were people waiting relatively frequently. But if you're a business traveler who has a laptop and doesn't need to print, this wouldn't affect you at all.
They also offer free local transportation via London taxicabs, which is really nice. I had one run me over to the shops across the street, then walked back. The mall is convenient if you forgot anything (there's a pharmacy, a department store, a Gap, a luggage store, etc.).
Breakfast was excellent, as was the hotel's restaurant. I have to second (or third, or tenth... everyone's mentioned this!) previous reviewers who've mentioned how great the "Nutty Irishman" dessert is. Get one. Seriously.
Overall: I recommend this hotel highly and would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The era of the locally owned, passionately run, hotels has returned. Enjoy gracious hospitality in oversized guestrooms with complimentary full-hot breakfast buffet, outstanding amenities and an attentive staff. And enjoy informally elegant dining and seasonal food using old-world European culinary sensibilities and flavors at Green Valley Grill, located adjacent to our hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- o Henry Hotel
- o Henry Greensboro