A modern hotel in a Traditional Victorian building
The spacious hotel has been tastefully refurbished in a style that suits its former grandeur.The vast lobby is a hint at what is to come,a careful blend of modern tones-soft browns greens and greys- with the odd splash of colour-purpl interior of the desk in the bedroom.We had an interior facing standard room mainly to avoid noise as the hotel is in a island surrounded by busy roads,and it was comfortable and spacious.Our only complaint was the dingy net curtains to hide the view of the central atrium,typical of most buildings of this age.It a city hotel so we did not book for stunning vistas!!.They spoilt the room and need to be replaced with blinds.Only a small gripe though.
The lobby area is comfortable and they serve great tea-the Earl Grey is wonderful, and eating wise you are spoilt with 2 restaurants,The French,the reason for our stay[amazing food and staff] and the more informal brasserie also overseen by Simon Rogan.We will definitely stay again,if only to have lunch or dinner!!