Sunday, 4 November 2018

The East London Hotel Review

Last weekend we visited London for the first time and we had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened The East London Hotel. The hotel is located in Bethnal Green and only 13 minutes from Central London by Tube.  The overall feel of the hotel is very stylish and the rooms are comfortable and designed with modern comforts in mind.

We arrived on Thursday evening and the check in process was an absolute breeze. You simply put in a few details of your booking into one of the tablets, pick up a card, scan it and it becomes your room key. The staff were helpful and very very friendly as well, which made the full experience even more pleasant. 

Once you get your key/card, you head to the lift which takes you to the rooms. Ours was located on the 2nd floor and it was a double room with a window. There's also twin rooms, family rooms, accessible rooms ect. Our room was an accessible one actually.


Each room features a premium mattress and luxury bedding to aid a great night’s sleep and I can confirm - the bed was super comfortable and I had a fantastic sleep both nights. The bed is built into the wall with a wardrobe with hanging space and charging and usb points on the side. Perfect! The complimentary wi-fi is really fast as well, which is essential in my opinion.


Each room  is decorated with original London art work and the theme continues throughout the full hotel including the restaurant and hallways.

 There is a desk with a mirror in each room, as well as a safe (at no extra charge) to keep your valuable belongings in. There's a hairdryer available too and the mirror has a back light, which makes it perfect for applying your makeup. I also loved the bathroom mirror for doing my makeup!

 If you're tired and looking for a chilled night in, you can enjoy some screen time on the 43inch TV and order room service through WhatsApp! Yep, now we're talking!

 Every coffee lover will be pleased to know, that each room has a Nespresso machine, so you can enjoy your espresso in the morning to help you wake up. You all know how much I love my Nespresso! I even took Oatly Barista with me to have with my coffee, haha.

 As mentioned before, our room was an accessible room (it was randomly allocated to us) and I was happy to see that  it was done without compromising on design and the modern feel. I loved the tiling and the chrome touches. It looked really stylish.

 Each shower in the hotel is a monsoon shower, but there is a regular shower head too.

 I loved the fact that the toiletries in the hotel are by Rituals - their products are lovely!

 Another important factor- air con! Imagine a summer night in the city without it... it would be torture! Thankfully, you can control the temperature of the room easily and I also noticed that the rooms smell incredible, which I am assuming was done through the aircon.

  The downstairs consists of a big restaurant, lounge and bar area, which looks amazing! I love the industrial touches and the modern art and finishes, yet it still felt cosy with the warm lights and soft furnishings.

You can add a 3 step breakfast to your booking for £10.00 per person (or £12.50 on the day) and on both days we opted for toast/bagel with avocado and beans. Yum! You also pick a drink (coffee/tea/juice) and a snack as part of the breakfast deal (you can pick a huge chocolate muffin for example). The ingredients are local and seasonal, from breakfast bagels to craft beers and cocktails. The restaurant is open all day, offering sandwiches, salads, snacks, juices and smoothies, both eat-in and grab-and-go. 


Overall, we absolutely loved our stay at The East London Hotel. The room was perfect, the food was delicious, the staff were incredibly helpful and super friendly (honestly, the nicest staff ever!) and the location of the hotel was great too. The tube station is right outside (1 minute walk), so you can get to Central London easily and quickly. The area has a lot to offer too, with bars, restaurants and museums, where you can enjoy East London. I would definitely recommend a stay and the prices are great too, so you won't break the bank.

Have you heard about The East London Hotel?


You can  book it at www.theeastlondonhotel.com



*our stay was complimentary


  
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