We stayed here for one night on a whim, in order to get out of the center of town and on the strength of its restaurant's reputation. Our expectations were far exceeded in almost every way. When we checked in, we were slightly disappointed to find our room on a lower "garden" level without much of a view, but it was just enough above ground to get plenty of light, and the street honestly doesn't have much to view even from a higher floor. The size and design of the room more than made up for the lower level, however. The furniture was modern yet comfortable, and the suite was HUGE. By almost any hotel's standards it was a large suite, with two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a living room, dining table, and kitchenette. By London standards, compared to our the other hotels we visited, it was downright cavernous. We didn't know what to do with all the space - it would be perfect for a family or group of travelers, but we nearly felt gluttonous with only two people.
The design of the hotel was excellent, with pictures showing what the building looked like before its renovation that really showed how much work had been done. The pool looked appealing although we didn't swim. The location is fine, feels a bit of a ways of out Central London, but the hotel is very close to the Underground so travel isn't actually much harder than other places. It's not a hot nightspot in the immediate area, but is close to the Shoreditch area which is at least lively if slightly rough around the edges.
Finally, the restaurant, Viajante, was by far and away the best hotel restaurant I've ever eaten at. Certainly haute cuisine, with no menu and exotic ingredient combinations, and definitely pricey, but it was worth every penny and was one of the culinary highlights of my entire life.
Few hotels have seemed such a good value for the money, with space, class, and design in abundance, but without the pretensions or stuffiness of other "comparable" hotels.
We had a two-bedroom suite and it was almost too big - we couldn't hear each other talking from...
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July 19, 2013
Dear Guest, this is exactly what I would like to read in every review in Tripadvisor, the full enjoyment and the happiness of being spoiled from moment one till the epitome at Viajante. Thank you for your kind words! This is what the Town Hall Hotel is about, the continuous research of the guest satisfaction passing through the room amenities, the spaciousness of our apartments ( I could not hold a smile when I read your words: “We had a two-bedroom suite and it was almost too big - we couldn't hear each other talking from one side to the other - but we loved it!), the design and obviously our “Michelin” starred restaurants which are already a taste explosion experience themselves! And I also liked the way you described our philosophy at the end of your review. This is really a great summarization of us! We will be gladly waiting for you return. Many thanks and kind regards. Sandro Desole
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