If you're one of these people, maybe even a couple who prefer design hotels when looking for somewhere to stay then the K-west will not disappoint you.
However, the spa will.
My girlfriend and I very much enjoy 'working out' in gyms to then head off to the spa or steam room to 'relax' then off to the room to drink wine, eat olives read magazines or a book and just generally enjoy the hotel. Why bother paying a small fortune for a room to only then spend most of your time away from it? The spa was a bit of a let down. The CV room was tiny so one felt closed in. The resistance room was next door so you had leave the CV room to find it, which was odd but it was ok. The Thistle Hotel in New Hall had better spa facilities even if they don't advertise it as much as the K-west ( see our review ) Anyhow, The k west is extremely well designed and has the proverbial 'wow factor'. Our first impressions were a bit muted as the hotel doesn't particularly look much from the outside but the interior is very sharp. The corridors leading you to your room are superb and there is a smell of vanilla in the air. The rooms were a good size and again, excellent in design. Our bed was huuuge!! We stayed just the one night and had breakfast included and this is where my main complaint is. It was a free for all. It seems that everybody had breakfast included in their room price and it also seemed that everyone went for the 'last one down to beakfast' routine because it was manic. And to top it off, not only could you get a seat ( we just marched upstairs to the restaurant area and gave them our best 'dont even try and stop us sitting down' look...which worked. You can't stand up and eat!! )
but I was unimpressed with the mayhem downstairs. Guests were spilling coffee everywhere and it looked really quite messy. To top it off, there was a lady downstairs sat with her family, amid the army of guests, smoking!!!! Her 3 year old granchild was sat opposite!! Ooh it made me mad. STOP THE SMOKING IN FOOD AREAS GUYS!!!!
Anyway, if you're after a trendy looking interior in London at a fairly affordable price ( last minute.com ) then its ok. Its near enough to a tube line and seems quite safe at night. Taxis are plentiful. parking is pricey.
Ps: One final moan is that when we arrived, the 5 reception staff must have just gone on strike as they left one of their colleagues to check in the 10 of us that stood waiting. Not good enough!! eventually one then two of them stopped what they were doing and resumed checking in. No apologies and not even a "sorry, i'll be with you in a minute". Poor reception guys!! there were however, plenty of other staff around who did say hello at every opportunity. See, its the simple things we want MR HOTEL OWNER!! would we go again? probably not because of the spa. Otherwise it's alright.
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