Would return - some nice touches
Posted Jun 9, 2016 on Hotels
It's a nice hotel - just a little lacking in 'soul', and while it's definitely an upgrade from the 'Holiday Inn' league, it's not as upscale as it seems to think it is.
The reception staff were pleasant and welcoming, offering me a river view upgrade for a modest fee, which I declined - I wanted to see what the quality of the 'basic' set-up was like.
The room was spacious but somehow a bit austere in the furnishings, and I felt I was rattling around in it a bit as a result - but everything was good quality and appeared well-maintained. The bed was very nice - large, and just the right balance of support and plushy comfort, with excellent silky-smooth linen. I enjoyed the little window seat - even the view over the back streets of the Isle of Dogs has interest. I was disappointed to have to ask for a kettle etc, though, rather than finding them already in my room - what's that about? Bathroom was good - a bath and separate walk-in shower was definitely a touch of luxe, and the good-quality robe and lovely slippers in a cloth bag were also gratefully deployed. I'm afraid I spurned the breakfast, as I just couldn't justify spending over £20 on it - so I can't comment on the restaurant at all, as I went out into the Wharf to forage for my evening meal. Overall, I would recommend, if you can get a room at a price that suits, and want to stay in an area that hasn't much going for it once the office worker population depart.