Positioned within the calm South Financial institution neighborhood, and a brief drive away from the River Thames, Borough Market, the London Eye, and the Tate Trendy museum, The Hoxton Southwark is the proper resort for cool creatives on the lookout for tradition and good vibes. Journey to the websites through the London Tube or when you’re on a schedule, name a taxi or Uber.
Coming into The Hoxton Southwark appears like stepping right into a members solely social membership that’s additionally used as a high-end co-working house. There are crops, books, and cozy seating all over the place you flip. The marble countertop bar feels luxe however welcoming. This cool neighborhood vibe is the explanation I really like Hoxton properties a lot.
Checking-In into The Hoxton Southwark
The check-in course of was seamless. I used to be greeted warmly by the 2 entrance desk brokers and though in I arrived a number of hours sooner than the usual 2:00pm check-in time, I used to be in a position to obtain one of many 192 rooms with no downside. I pre-paid for my room, so I handed over my ID and bank card for a fast pre-authorization for incidentals. The entrance desk agent handed over my keys, gave a quick overview of the on-site facilities, and wished me pleased keep in London.
Room and Lodging
As I discussed, this isn’t my first time staying at a Hoxton property, so I already anticipated a ravishing however cozy room and The Hoxton Southwark didn’t disappoint. I truly stayed in two totally different rooms, one earlier than we headed to Paris and one other as soon as we returned to London, and each have been simply as clear and cozy. Room sizes vary from “Shoebox” to “Biggy,” and I booked the center of the vary “Cosy” (180-225 sq) room for my first keep and the “Comfortable” (170 sq ft) for my second. I stayed alone each instances and each rooms have been actually comfy. I feel the “Cosy” room would even be a very good choice for double beds however the “Comfortable” could be higher for a solo traveler or a pair.
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From the music taking part in on the Marshall speaker if you enter, to the inexperienced tiled toilet and inexperienced paneled accent partitions, wood-framed ground mirror, glass enclosed bathe, gold accented lighting fixtures, marble topped surfaces, window seating and curated art work, I beloved all the things in regards to the rooms.
I personally love glossy and fashionable decor for my house however I really like when resort rooms have some persona with out being gimmicky and over-the-top, which The Hoxton lodges accomplish that effectively. The one draw back of the rooms have been the restricted cupboard space, however since I used to be solely there for a number of days at a time, this was wonderful. Should you’re planning an extended keep and have a lot of baggage, you might need to look into bigger room choices that will have further storage or inquiry a couple of rolling rack earlier than reserving.
There was additionally no counter house on the lavatory sink however there was a marbled ledge above the bathroom that held the towels, which had ample house for toiletry luggage.
I beloved having tea – compliments of the resort – whereas seated by the home windows in each rooms. The primary room I stayed in was within the entrance of the resort with a view of the constructing instantly throughout the road. I didn’t thoughts this as I used to be in a position to individuals watch as pedestrians walked alongside the road in entrance of the resort. The second room I stayed in had a tree which as unusual because it sounds, I beloved because it simply appears extra British.
Services and Companies
One factor to notice about The Hoxton Southwark is that they don’t have the facilities discovered at luxurious or larger chain lodges similar to a pool, health club or spa. They describe their lodges as a extra neighborhood vibe and that’s precisely what you get. You’ll really feel welcomed and comfortable at The Hoxton Southwark however when you’re seeking to be pampered, I wouldn’t suggest staying right here. Nonetheless, when you’re a inventive seeking to get some work finished, The Hoxton affords 6 assembly rooms of their “House” which is that they describe as “a recent and ethereal house with a wraparound balcony.”
There are two eating choices together with the Albie, an all-day restaurant situated within the foyer, and Seabird, which is their Portuguese and Spanish-inspired rooftop restaurant. I didn’t get an opportunity to strive Seabird however I did have a salad at Albie after we arrived and it wasn’t something particular. Nonetheless, I found my love of ginger beer after having a bottle of London Essence, and this rapidly turned my go-to beverage in London. I additionally loved morning oat milk lattes on the lovely foyer bar, which I desperately wanted given the California to London time distinction.
The resort additionally affords room service however after the salad, we selected to maintain our eating to different eating places round London, together with Madera at Treehouse London.
Value and Worth for Cash
I booked my first evening through the Chase journey portal (to make use of my Final Rewards factors) about 10 days earlier than my arrival and the room prices $503.30 after taxes. I booked one other evening through AirBnB (nonetheless 10 days earlier than) for $264.52. I’m unsure why there was such a giant distinction within the room price for every date however I selected to remain there even with the $500 price to be near my journey get together. If I used to be touring alone, I could have chosen to remain someplace rather less costly that first evening however the $264 price for the second leg of the journey was an ideal deal. All in all, I loved my keep and suppose I acquired good worth for the cash.