Located between Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations this is probably the property closest to home that I will be visiting this year. Staying overnight on a midweek for a work related conference I was able to enjoy a property that I would never pay for normally. (Their web site is here – £200-£225 weekends and £300 upwards weekdays)
The property occupies about 1/2 a block but is opposite part of the Crossrail construction project.
The Reception desk is on the side street and once checked-in I was directed to my room. The ground floor hosts the restaurant and so feels cramped in my view. Property is at a premium in London so I suppose they decided to balance revenue with space.
The room, at the end of a corridor with an inward facing view was lovely.
There is nothing else you can say about it to describe it – everything was lovely – the bed, TV, bathroom, finishings, flooring, lighting. Incredibly well designed if I were staying on my employers pound, it would be a great place for a week.
The bathroom was enormous with a large deep tub, and a two person shower area:
Grey marble finishes and sparkly lights made the bathroom feel warm and inviting. Oversized (for hotels) shower gel, shampoo etc. created a feeling of luxury. Bathrobes were located in the wardrobe.
Shoe shine was available by leaving your shoes out overnight. The mini bar even featured a whole lemon and lime to use when making drinks.
A Nespresso coffee machine was in keeping with the rest of the room.
I slept well and considered breakfast in the morning! Considered for reasons you will note below:
The view from the window was interesting, and I was glad I had not received an outside room as colleagues complained about the noise from the construction works mentioned above.
There were pieces of art throughout the property – two I liked – one from the lift lobby and one from the lift:
So, all in all, a great non-chain hotel, but out of my price range.