Just five minutes' walk from Oxford Street, this is a great option for those who tire of traditional hotels: 12 luxury suites—some with balconies and working fireplaces—filled with everything you could ever need, including a handy kitchen. Cupboards are ready-stocked with everything from cookies to herbal tea, and if you don't feel like fending for yourself too much then room service will deliver groceries or fetch meals from local restaurants. You can also borrow
CDs, DVDs, or even a bicycle. Guests have access to a nearby health club.
Apr 8, 2006
I had high hopes for this place based on website and "design hotels" membership. I had planned for 5 nights, and stayed only 1. Rooms on the street were VERY noisy, even with earplugs - no "serenity" here. To help, I tried to order CD's from their (limited) library, but they had none of my 6 choices available. "Concierge" is basically a single security guard over night. The fellow who checked me in/concierge was unfamiliar with the facilities -
internet access, health club - always had to call me back with an answer after researching. Safe in room did not work, and "concierge" could not address. Room furnishings were indeed asian/minimalist design, but were not of very good quality in real life. Felt like they were trying too hard. No elevator - stairway is like a stairwell in an office building. Lobby is a small room with a cluttered glass desk, with a very messy (piles of paper everywhere) and fully exposed (through glass) office behind the lobby desk. First impression of "lobby"/service did not inspire confidence. Note they will charge your card for full stay up front. I was so uncomfortable and insecure I forfeighted a significant amount of $ to stay elsewhere. I hate to be so hard, but want to ensure others manage their expectations - I was really looking forward to staying at this hotel and was very disappointed.
Nov 10, 2005
Wonderful place to stay if you want to be close to the action but total peace and quiet. Beautiful room with very high quality amenities.