The architecture of this hotel is stunning and the experience from the moment you enter is hugely attentive. We we greeted by the door man and passed on to some one who escorted us up to reception and poured us a glass of cava, we had a bit of a wait to check in but the conversation was polite to ensure the wait passed quickly, in fact I wish I had taken the name of the Italian gentleman as he also made an effort to recognise and talk to us throughout our stay. We were equally impressed with the the 2nd person who helped him to accompany us to our room (quite why we needed 2 people I am not sure, but it was a lovely touch when the receptionist phoned him mentioning our name to say we had arrived - almost like he was expecting us!). In fact of the whole welcoming experience it was the receptionist who probably let it down as she wasn't anywhere near as attentive as the others.
The rooms are fabulous and even though we stayed it the lowest level room we were impressed with the size (bigger than a similar rate room in The Sanderson), I have read several views commenting on noise but to be honest we had no issues at all, although having experienced the bars in the hotel I can believe this may be an issue on certain floors (we were on the 4th floor).
The bars and restaurants are designed to attract a young/young at heart crowd. We went into Radio for a drink before heading out for dinner and there were huge queue's for non residents (probably not surprising given the gorgeous day and the stunning terrace & views - I think there were hardly any of the major London landmarks you couldn't see) although things were getting a little messy even at 7.30 - a result of too much drinking in the sunshine I think! We wandered into STK on our way back which was also buzzing & there seemed to be a flash mob dance going on which virtually everyone in the restaurant was taking part in - it was brilliant to watch. We also tried the bar in the lobby, but the service was a bit lacking here - although we were impressed with the price, £9 for a glass of champagne in a central London hotel is pretty reasonable.
My only slight grumble would be despite contacting the ME reservation team before hand and mentioning to a couple of the guys who greeted us that we were there to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary there was no recognition of this during our stay. As a comparison we also stayed in London for our first and second anniversaries both of which were recognised by the hotel's, now I appreciate you can't upgrade everyone (which is what happened at St Martins Lane) and this is down to availability, but equally a little touch like a bottle of wine and a note (as we had in The Sanderson) goes along way. For a hotel that is clearly trying to differentiate itself on service little touches like that make a big difference.
However, I would absolutely recommend this hotel and in fact we just about to stay in the same chain in Barcelona so I hope we have as good an experience there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the action and near the city’s main theatres, exclusive boutiques, fashionable hot spots and trendy night clubs, ME London is one of the leading hotels in the centre of London. It is contemporary and cutting edge in style and located in one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Designed by the world famous architects Foster + Partners, amongst its fantastic services and facilities, ME London provides 157 exquisitely designed, modern guestrooms including 16 suites, New York restaurant STK London, Radio Rooftop Bar with outdoor terrace and spectacular panoramic views of London (London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, Covent Garden) and Marconi Lounge, 7 meeting rooms measuring 500 m2 with capacity for up to 300 people and a separate reception area; a modern, fully equipped gym, open 24 hours a day and complimentary high speed WiFi. ... more less
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- ME London Hotel England