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40 Winks

Certificate of Excellence
109 Mile End Road | Stepney Green, London E1 4UJ, England
40 Winks
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I just visited David Carter's 40winks hotel - it wasn't a stay , it was an experience , at someone's creation , world , kingdom and peace . David has created a world of it's own that doesn't maybe open up to every kind of visitor. It opens up to a curios mind that wants to take part on this... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Lotta, What a lovely review!!!! Thank you so much for that... Hope all well and happy, and look forward to seeing you again when you are next in London. All best, David More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at " 40 Winks" allows you to step out of the humdrum of everyday life and conventional hotel spaces. The calm atmosphere and warm welcome from David is akin to unplugging oneself! A good nights rest coupled with a lovely bath in gorgeous surroundings is a wonderful tonic. Thanks to David for his ingenuity to create this gem of... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review!! All best, David More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose 40 Winks as I was working at an event at the wonderful Genesis Cinema. It turned out they were just a few doors from each other so that was super handy but this gem turned out to be so much more than just a convenient bed for the night. The hotel is a feast for the eyes; there... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Caron, Gosh!!! What a lovely review.... I am so pleased you enjoyed your short stay with us. And yes, my lovely housekeeper does deserve a medal for making sure everything looks so perfect every day... Hope to see you back here again. Kind regards, David More 

Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

..they call the 40winks! It opens the doors to perception, to a different dimension and mystery. And oh all the enigma and wonders those dolls, statues and taxidermic animals, those innocent children's eyes gazing at you from those cool and distant paintings must have seen, heard and kept for themselves. All those secrets, unsearchable and occult, these walls could tell...... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

WOW!!!! What an AMAZING review!!! Thank you SO much for that. Have been blushing all day! Kind regards, David More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went along to see Andrew Wilson being interviewed about the new Alexander McQueen book he wrote, Blood beneath the skin. The place is beautifully strange & the service is attentive & warming. Champers, tea & the most spectacularly delicious cakes were served with a welcoming smile. I will be back for another event & recommend the quirky curious ones... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Thanks so much for that!!! Hope to see you back again soon... All best, David xx More 

Basel, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

40 winks is, like most pearls, something rare and well-hidden - and most certainly well off the very wearily beaten touristy track. the place is dark and gothic, romantic and haunting.We felt like falling through a rabbit hole into a world of fantasy! if you're looking for the modern practicalities of a hotel, don't bother going. if you're looking for... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely, lovely review!!!! All best, David More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can i say about 40 winks that hasn't already been said! I only wish we could have stayed longer to experience more of the unique atmosphere in this tranquil and beautifully adorned fairy tale of a hotel. I say hotel, actually its much more than that. Each room has its own individual story to tell, all with seemingly magical... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Wow!!! What an amazing review!!! Thank you so much for that... beautifully written! Look forward to seeing you and Lizzie back here again soon. Have a great week. All best, David More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the moment you step inside 40 Winks, and place your shoes in the hallway, you realise this is a place like no other! There is a magical quality and opulent theatricality about 40 Winks, yet it still retains a homely feel. David is a wonderful raconteur. His home is beautiful and luxurious.

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review!!!! Hope to see you back here soon. Kind regards, David More 

Portland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

A quirky, away from the world, Boutique Home......yet on the Main Street.......in the East End!!....so much to explore...restaurants to surpass the West End.......really an experience to keep secret in order that one may book at leisure. Hospitality is second to none.....David is a gentle, kind and very interesting, even intriguing man. The feeling of being at home comes to mind,... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Hi Annie, Thank you for the lovely review!!! Hope to see you back here again soon.... have a fabulous 2015. Kind regards, David More 

Blackrock, Dublin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Situated just a few minutes from Stepney Green and Whitechapel Tubes, this 'micro' boutique hotel is a gem of a bolthole. David's home is warm, calm and inviting, his lovely manner and great chat is as much of a feature of the place as the stunning interior design and it's located next door to a cool cinema and numerous great... More 

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dcbc1, Owner at 40 Winks, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review!!!! Look forward to seeing you back here again soon... All best, David More 

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