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K West Hotel & Spa
Ranked #284 of 1,077 Hotels in London
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Reviewed September 7, 2004

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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Reviewed July 31, 2004

Hubby booked us in for a wedding anniversary which coincided with their Valentine's romance package.

Despite the concrete facade, it was lovely on the inside and the bedroom was huge and dressed like it was ready for a homestyle magazine shoot! Lovely modern colours, styling and artwork.

The clincher was the balloons in the bath, the heart sequins all over the bed and floor, and the free 'kneetrembler' cocktail at the bar. All in all, it was wonderful!

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Reviewed July 10, 2004

The hotel was nice, it was in a neighborhood that there was not a whole lot to do, so you will need to take the tube everywhere. The room was nice and spacious, my only real complaint about the room was that the air did not work very well. The Kanteen restaurant was way over priced, we ate there only once for breakfast and it was 19 pounds a person, a total rip off. We ate at the McDonalds and some Starbucks for breakfast, don't pay for the hotel breakfast! I would stay again it was a good value, just don't eat at the restaurant

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Reviewed July 9, 2004

There are great rates to be had at this hotel through various online booking sites, and the property is definitely above average - much nicer than other London hotels offering comparable prices. Very modern, it even has small LCD TVs in the hallways playing BBC News! It's in a quiet location, but very convenient for the tube as well as the Kensington High Street shops. Rooms are fairly spacious by European standards, very nicely outfitted, and the magazines and hipster-oriented local guide provided in each room are a nice touch.

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Reviewed May 22, 2004

I styed at the K West during the last weekend in April 2003 in a hen night. The bookings were all handled by a friend and I believe we got a good rate of about 99.00 GBP but, I would not stay here again as it was a little far from the action for me. There are better more central hotels at cheaper rates, but for now I will review this hotel. The building itself is a concrete box and I now know why there were no pictures of the frontage on the website. The reception area blends in with the bar area and I though it was very bare and cold. Luckily the rooms made up for the lack of warmth to the reception. The bathrooms were decorated beautifully and were very, very clean and spacious. The decor in the room it self was very modern and neutral. You won't get a bigger room in london for the money. The tube was a two minute walk away and there was a wetherspoons around the corner by the traffic lights which served a very good value full english breakfast at 2.99 GBP.

Overall a good hotel, with nice rooms, but too far away from the west end for me.

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Reviewed May 14, 2004

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Reviewed May 3, 2004

A trendy, new design hotel for the young (at heart). Good value for money, which is probably due to the location. A bit off the beaten path, which can be nice too. The hotel is on a small and hidden street, therefore very quiet. The spa is disappointing though. Very small and unfortunately not very clean.

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Additional Information about K West Hotel & Spa

Address: Richmond Way | Shepherds Bush, London W14 0AX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Green Hotel in London
#56 Spa Hotel in London
#207 Luxury Hotel in London
#235 Romantic Hotel in London
#265 Business Hotel in London
Price Range: $141 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — K West Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 220
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