Smack bang in the centre of London Town, this is hotel full of character that you probably won’t want to check out of…
What’s the hotel vibe?
The Hoxton Holborn, much like it’s big sister in East London, is a creative’s dream. The foyer-cum-meeting area-cum-bar is an attractive New York-style large open plan space. It features ample comfortable seating, a mish-mash of sleek mid century furniture, modern armchairs and magazine-laden coffee tables. There’s original artwork adorning the walls and a well-stocked Vogue archive for us fashion types.
If you want to get a bit of work done, there are Mac computers to use and free wi-fi if a laptop is more your thing. The beautiful bar is reasonably priced and does a wide range of beers and cocktails. If you want to eat, there’s Hubbard & Bell who also do the room service, plus a branch of Soho House Group’s Chicken Shop downstairs. There’s even a beauty parlour, Cheeky, which alongside beauty treatments, nails and makeup services sell amazing products should you want a bit of pampering during your stay.
What are the rooms like?
The kingsize bed was beyond comfy, which is a blessing after a night on the town, and there were extra pillows and blankets available. I had a desk space which housed the kettle, notebook and pencil and area guides and had a mini fridge with milk and water in it.There was also quite a large flatscreen TV, great for catching up with Sunday Brunch, lots of cool details like the custom cushions, copper side tables, cool artwork and vintage Penguin books. Oh and there were plenty of sockets for charging my devices, free wifi with no code, great air con and a very flattering mirror too.
The beautiful bathroom was tiled in monochrome rectangle bricks with traditional silver fixtures (including a massive shower head), good lighting and mirror, plenty of thick, fluffy tiles and complimentary Pen & Ink cosmetics.
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What’s the verdict?
I loved my stay at The Hoxton Holborn, the staff are super friendly but not overbearing, all the guests were chic, creative types and the room and facilities were second-to-none. It just had a really homely vibe, which is unusual considering how central it’s location is.
It’s like your cooler, older sibling’s house that you want to chill in all the time.
With thanks to The Hoxton Hotel.