I'm used to small London hotel rooms and happily stayed in a standard single studio for 7 nights - the space was luxurious compared to several broom cupboard rooms I've stayed in around Bayswater. There was room to open my suitcase on the floor, enough storage space and good cupboard space for bought food items in the kitchenette. The fridge was also a good size so no need to practice minbar jenga. The bathroom and shower were small but practical with towel rails and somewhere to put your toothbrush and again, I've stayed in hotels with bathrooms so small they couldn't fit a toilet roll holder.
Wifi was free and worked consistently, the room was cleaned perfectly and the toiletries were a nice luxury touch.
Every person on reception was lovely, helpful and friendly - not something I've experienced ever in London hotels. Marco helped me get my luggage up the stairs after a late night arrival and it really helped create a good initial impression. I was allowed to print my boarding pass from the computer in the library - it's touches like that that make a difference.
A couple of minor quibbles - tv reception was iffy and couldn't receive many of the standard channels. All the crockery and cutlery in the kitchenette is stored in a high cupboard so yoga stretching was needed each morning to get bowls for breakfast (which were helpfully put away each day during the cleaning process - next time I'll leave a note). The power point was also stranded on a wall at the end of the bed on the otherside of the bedhead, so my phone had to create a bungee line to the bed when plugged in for recharging - so daylight hours only. The room was also very stuffy when left closed up all day but opening the windows for a little while helped with climate control. It was noiser but this is central London, not sure I would stay in high summer without air conditioning though.
I also agree with a previous reviewer - the matting is hard on the footsore at the end of a long day's sightseeing when even a couple of flights of stairs feel like hard work.
These are very minor quibbles - overall a very good stay and I am staying again later this year for another 7 nights.
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