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The Hoxton Hotel, Holborn London

hoxton holborn hotel blog review

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?

I stayed in a ‘Roomy‘ room which as the name suggests is the largest but there are four sizes to choose from. The room was pretty spectacular, when I arrived the vintage Roberts DAB radio was turned on so I entered to some nice music, there was a handwritten note with some Pen & Ink toiletries and lots of tea choices to get stuck into.

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.

What I did in the area…

The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Oxford Street and close to Soho so I went out for drinks in Freedom at night after checking out the hotel bar and during the day I hit the town for some shopping at & Other Stories and a brunch at The Scandinavian Kitchen. Picturesque Covent Garden and the quirky Seven Dials are also super close by and there are some fabulous shops, bars and restaurants in those areas.

What it costs…

The smallest room is £129 a night, The largest is £199 a night. You get a free breakfast of granola and compote, banana and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Once you’re in the hotel there are no extra charges for the fridge, phone calls or wi-fi and the resident bars and restaurants are fairly reasonable. Plus there’s a supermarket next door that they encourage guests to use and stock the room fridges cheaply.

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. 

 The Hoxton Holborn, 199-206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD

With thanks to The Hoxton Hotel.

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