Ideal for… A convenient London Fashion week stay (by Somerset House) or if you’re a theatre buff
What: One Aldwych Hotel, London.
Where: Right in the middle of London in Covent Garden, between the City and the West End. Within walking distance of 15 theatres; shopping; the financial district; art galleries (Tate Modern,Somerset House, National Gallery, the South Bank); the London Eye and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
The Rooms: Simple, Minimal and Straight to the point.
Let’s just say a great, comfy hotel bed. Slept really well.
Fairly minimal, like the whole hotel’s style. Even though it was super simple, I had everything I needed. The toiletteries were by PlanTation, – the products don’t have parabens, sulfates or Artificial colours. There’s a mini TV in the toilet, which was too small to use (but just incase you wanted one) and as a green hotel that cares about the environment, they also had a Vacuum-based Waste Water System, which made things sound louder but better for Mother Earth.
They didn’t have a buffet, everything was via an a la carte choice. I had the English Breakfast – I loved the interesting additions like the Almond Croissant to the honeycomb.
The Food (restaurants & bars): They have Axis at One Aldwych, which I checked out during my stay. A formal Modern British restaurant, make sure to order the Angus beef with a glass of Red Wine. They also have another restaurant, Indigo (where I had breakfast) that overlooks their lobby bar (which always seemed to be packed with London Locals)
Tyrell’s chips Coke, alcohol, Luscombe juices, green & blacks organic chocolate, and Smint.
Pool, Spa & Gym:
They have a pool, spa, and gym (with Technogym machines)
During the trip, I booked in for a deep tissue 60 minute Aroma Stone massage at the hotel spa. As soon as I entered, I was offered flavoured waters – a choice of citrus or cucumber/mint – the cucumber & mint definitely gave me the stimulation I need. Carleen, my therapist talked me through the treatment and gave me a choice of oils from their Balm Balm organic range – perfect for stiff shoulders and muscles as the organic oil, classic music, strong pressure, the usage of elbows and forearms were enough to soothe the muscles.
Recommended therapist: Carleen
Price: Our simple deluxe room cost £355
-One Aldwych is a very simple hotel, so don’t expect to be over pampered service wise but quite a good hotel in the perfect location.
-Not sure if it was just my stay but I wasn’t happy with the service as a client.