I visit London quite a lot. Whether it’s for events, conferences or just to visit friends I’m always on the look out for somewhere new to stay that doesn’t break the bank. It’s OK when you’re sharing a hotel room with someone else, you can split the cost and hence go a bit more luxury. But when you’re travelling solo, particularly for business, you need somewhere that won’t break the bank bit is also comfortable, in a great location and has all the amenities you need. I found that in Motel One Tower Hill in London.
A Review of Motel One – Tower Hill, London
About Motel One
Motel One is a German company based in Munich. It was born in 2000 after a discussion in 1999 over breakfast in Munich. The Motel One brand consists of 61 hotels across Europe (Switzerland, Germany, UK, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic) and is always expanding. Motel One hotels are affordable design hotels with a boutique, sleek vibe in incredibly central locations. Motel One in Tower Hill is a pet-friendly hotel, just make sure you can in advance.
The Motel One hotel I stayed in is located in Tower Hill London. It’s conveniently located between two tube stations (2 minutes walk from Aldgate and 6 minutes walk from Tower Hill). There’s a newsagent a couple of doors up in case you need to grab an energy before you face the day and there’s plenty of restaurants around the hotel. If you need a coffee fix there’s a Starbucks a couple of minutes down the road, or you can, of course, grab a coffee in the hotel. Spitalfields Market is just a 12 minute walk from the hotel if you want to do a spot of shopping. And if you want a bit of sight-seeing the Tower Bridge is just a 10 minute walk. The hotel is basically is one of my favourite parts of the city.
You know those scenes in movies where a girl walks into a hotel room and there’s a stunning view of a skyline (usually the Eiffel tower) and her jaw drops and she spins around the room with joy because she just can’t believe her life. Yeah? Well, that’s kind of what I had when I walked into my double room with a view on the 11th floor. There were windows everywhere, all along the corridor and right around the room. And right outside my window I could see the Gherkin and the Shard. The bed was super comfortable with two soft pillows and two firm, depending on your preference. There was a fire crackling on the TV screen when I walked in, which always make me feel a little more luxurious. In terms of size the room was large for a London hotel room, but relatively average at 16 m². The bathroom was modern with a rainfall shower and all the usual fixtures and fittings. There was a desk and a designer chair in the corner for answering those work emails I’d been putting off. The wifi was great and there were plenty of decent channels on the TV. On a practical note there were plug sockets and light switches by the bed. Check out is 12pm which is a rarity these days. I took full advantage and slept in! Prices at Motel One Tower Hill start from £99 per night.
You can opt to have breakfast included for an extra fee, I did. The breakfast buffet is continental. There are hot beverage machines serving a variety of coffees and really good hot chocolate. Food-wise, there’s muesli, fruit, cheese, cold meats, cereal, pastries, breads etc. Everything you’d expect from a continental. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, but they do have a fully stocked bar if you need a tipple in the afternoon/evening.
I had a great stay and would definitely recommend it for anyone spending a couple of nights in London in the future.
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