I came to London several times before I moved there and absolutely fell in love with the city every single time. There was only one thing I hated about it: the hotels. All my broke 20-something self could afford was a tiny room in a dirty 2 or 3 star hotel. I’m pretty sure in some of them the staff did’t even bother to wash and change the sheets. Ewww!!
These days, I value comfort more and have a bit more money, too, so you’d be more likely to find me at Every Hotel Piccadilly. It’s located in the heart of theatreland, which is heaven for a lover of musicals like me.
Even if that’s not your cup of tea, the hotel is literally a stone’s throw away from Chinatown, Soho, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus (obviously!) – basically everything’s that’s worth seeing on your first trip to London. You can’t get more central than this.
This is one of the most bustling areas of the city, at every hour of the day and night. But, don’t worry. You can still get your beauty sleep here. I had the chance to visit one of the Deluxe Rooms when I was invited to celebrate the hotel’s first birthday, and you couldn’t hear a sound. The hotel is well-soundproofed!
It’d better be. The price of the Deluxe Room starts at £211, but you’re getting a lot for that. Not only is the room very quiet, but you also get a mini bar in your own room – and no, you don’t pay any extra for those soft drinks (you have to splurge on a junior suite for the alcohol, sorry!)
All the rooms, of course, come with all the usual gadgets, including TV, coffee and tea making facilities, and WI-Fi (apparently, it’s the fastest you can find at any London hotel). Everyone also gets access to the super high-tech gym.
It’s quite small, but I was told there are never many people in there (I guess tourists prefer to tour the city rather than exercise on holiday), and they give you free earphones, too. It’s so refreshing to find a hotel that doesn’t make you pay for these little extras, isn’t it?
There is also a nice bar where you can enjoy a few drinks and relax with your friends at the end of the day. Like the rooms, it’s decorated in a simple but chic style. It’s comfortable and pretty without being ostentatious. And super techy. There is even a huge smartphone in the hall, where you can check your way on google maps and do a gazillion of other cool things.
The staff is so helpful too. My friend had a wardrobe malfunction, and, with the help of a safety pin, they were able to save the night. Thanks you, guys!
Before you book, though, check out their offers. Now, for example, you can enjoy the full breakfast buffet for free. It includes a selection of freshly prepared hot food, cold buffet counter, and, of course, fresh coffee! Such a great way to get you energized and ready to explore all London has to offer!
Have you ever visited London? If so, where did you stay?