Recently I visited London and booked the Dean Street Townhouse. This 39 bedded boutique hotel in the heart of Soho in London is a favourite with media people, being part of the Soho Hotel group but you don't need to be in PR or media to stay here, although you may spot a celeb or two at the bar or restaurant.
Bedrooms are sized according to tiny, small, medium and large and offer a high standard of comfort. Sony flat screen TVS, DVD players, Ipod docking stations and free wireless Internet are standard. There is nothing more annoying than checking into a hotel and finding out you have to pay £20 to use the Internet. You also get tea and coffee in your room, a minibar and great bathrooms with a rainfall shower, or roll top bath in the bigger rooms. The style is traditional yet modern, comfortable and chic.
So as you can see a high level of accommodation. But... here is where it gets interesting... it's all about the detail.
The tea tray is lovingly stocked with china cups and a teapot and lovely homemade looking cookies. I can testify they tasted as good as they looked!
The bathroom is stocked with full size Cowshed products. This premium British brand prides itself on it's Organic luxury products, and they smell divine. Warm fluffy robes that actually feel soft against your skin add another touch of superb luxury.
Mouthwash, Toothpaste, Deodorant and Condoms as well as everything else you could need?
Also the bathroom has a lovely stash of free products to use. How often do you see lip balm, deodorant, razor, shaving gel and condoms as well as the usual shower gel to use and takeaway? You could literally turn up without any toiletries and the Dean Street Townhouse would have everything you need.
China tea set, Extensive list of DVDS to borrow for free, Cowshed Products, Delicious Biscuits
We booked a small room and paid in advance online. It came to £180 which is a steal for the centre of London and this high standard of hotel. I was worried it would be really small, but no! It was actually a really good size, bigger than my bedroom at home.
large comfy bed
It's all in the detail
Being in the centre of Soho I was concerned about the noise. We stayed on a Monday, and did notice any discernible noise. If you stayed on a weekend it may be a different matter, but as I did not I cannot comment on this.
So to sum up a stylish, chic hotel where the finishing touches really make you feel special. Recommended *****