Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Review: Shoreditch House Rooms, London

I love London. Even more so I love discovering a new bolt hole in my capital City.

Step forward the Shoreditch House Rooms: Hotel/guest rooms bolted on to the elusive and fashionable Shoreditch House. It seems to be the place where 20-30 something media and fashion world darlings congregate for meetings, R&R and parties.

It's been on my hit list for a while and we finally ventured down there late last year. In terms of finding the place, Shoreditch House takes understatement to a new level, no signage or branding on the street whatsoever. I quite like that about it though, it makes it more private and mysterious.

Stepping into the foyer you feel like you've become a member of a exclusive underworld club, all dark and mysterious, very industrial chic with concreted floors and laid back staff. The welcome we received was lovely. The guy who checked us in told us he had been up all night and appeared to be still feeling the effects of the night before but he was charming and very competent none the less. He also promptly sent a complementary bottle of Prosecco to our room when my husband mentioned it was my birthday!

Our room was a 'small' room, small but perfectly formed and actually really good value for money. Our room had really high ceilings which made it feel quite spacious. The rooms are basic but they have spent money on the important things like the bed linen and towels. The bed was huge (which always makes me happy being 5'9") and extremely comfortable, we had a great night's sleep.

Small bedroom

The lovely en-suite shower room comes fully stocked with amazing full sized Cowshed products. I duly tried them all which was like a spa day in itself. They also give you some lovely miniatures to use and take with you. I especially liked the cucumber cleanser which I've been meaning to buy a bottle of ever since!

Stepping away from the room we went for an early dinner in the rooftop restaurant. It was a Sunday so we both had a roast dinner. The portion sizes were huge and the waiters were very friendly and attentive, one of them kept winking at both of us, subsequently my husband nicknamed him the 'winking waiter' ha!

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back, perhaps on a Saturday night next time so we can enjoy the party scene! We left smiling, with full bellies (after a mammoth breakfast, again served on the rooftop overlooking London) and smelling of a heady concoction of  delicious Cowshed products...

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