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Town Hall Hotel and Apartments

At a Glance

    Pros

  • beautifully designed
  • lovely staff
  • big discounts on weekends

    Cons

  • though touted as "cool" and "cutting edge," this is not a good part of town
  • a 15-minute Tube ride from Central London

Fodorite Reviews

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Town Hall Hotel and Apartments Review

An art deco town hall, abandoned in the early 1980s and turned into a chic hotel in 2010, is now a lively and stylish place, with the best of the building's elegant original features intact. There's wit, too—the "Town Hall Tea Lady" goes door to door in the early evening, offering cocktails from her cart. Guest rooms are bright and airy and bathrooms are visions of white and chrome, but some sacrifice too much in the name of design, with only a curtain separating them from the bedroom.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Patriot Sq., Bethnal Green East End, London, EC2 9NF | Map It
  • Phone: 020/7657–8080
  • Website:
  • Tube: Bethnal Green.
  • Location: East End

    Hotel Details

  • 98 rooms, 86 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-28-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    spacious but that's about it...

    A beautiful and well kept building, but way off center,in an area that has nothing to offer.

    The hotel is too big to be called a boutique hotel. The design is inconsistent at best, with stuffed animals, old dentist chairs and some other bizarre decoration choices, which have nothing in common.

    The one bedroom apartment was very spacious, although we've encountered some major maintenance issues and technical failures.A beautiful and well kept building, but way off center,in an area that has nothing to offer.

    The hotel is too big to be called a boutique hotel. The design is inconsistent at best, with stuffed animals, old dentist chairs and some other bizarre decoration choices, which have nothing in common.

    The one bedroom apartment was very spacious, although we've encountered some major maintenance issues and technical failures.
    The sleep quality is disturbed by the peculiar glass wall between the bedroom and the bathroom, resulting in a well-lit bedroom whenever someone attends the bathroom/toilet in the middle of the night.

    The staff is generally friendly, especially at the concierge post, but the front desk clerks and Viajante bartenders are definitely not.

    The non-inclusive breakfast is less than minimal, with not even a whole-wheat bread or a low-fat yogurt. For the price they charge for it, I'd definitely expected more.

    To sum it all up - not a "Design Hotel" and not a boutique one. At best, an adequate place to stay at, if you need to be in that area, although The nearby Boundary should offer a more pleasant atmosphere.

    The staff is generally friendly, especially at the concierge post, but the front desk clerks and Viajante bartenders are definitely not.

    The non-inclusive breakfast is less than minimal, with not even a whole-wheat bread or a low-fat yogurt. For the price they charge for it, I'd definitely expected more.

    To sum it all up - an adequate place to stay at, if you must be in that area.

    by tomerk, 10/4/12

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