South Place Hotel is not like other London Hotels. It is set in the heart of the City amongst bankers and traders, but yet despite being City Slick it still keeps it’s Hoxton cool. I honestly do not know where to start to describe the best part of this hotel.
I stayed in October with my wife for a city break, when you arrive the welcome is genuinely friendly and helpful, but casually efficient. You can have fun and good banter with the staff, they are not programmed robots like most London hotels. But do not get me wrong, they are well trained, they know everything about their product but they manage to keep their own personalities and are clearly encouraged to do so.
Our room was fantastic, very modern with all the gadgets and more than what you would expect. The garden outdoor bar is a nice escape from the crowds and a cool place for a cocktail with the heaters letting you forget about the horrid cold closing in on London.
The cocktail bar downstairs is extra special, it was packed Thursday and Friday but quieter Saturday (as expected in the City). Cocktails are amazing. Angel, head barman is genius and I encourage everyone to take the time to talk to him, we tasted many great creations from him. I can truly say this is the most exciting cocktail bar I have been to in years.
Bar snacks are amazing, as is the breakfast and room-service from the downstairs kitchen. The brunch on a Saturday is a must, £20 two courses of exactly what you want to eat after a great night cocktailing and for an extra £10 bottomless mimosa’s and bloody marys (plus more). We got our monies worth.
The highlight was the chef’s table in Angler, 9 of us ate 7 courses with wine pairing. Being treated to Michelin star food with a view of the kitchen was truly fabulous. I won’t bother boring you with the details, just book it. In fact stay at the hotel and book everything, there is no need to leave, I didn’t find better restaurants, bars or staff during my month back in UK.
I apologise for making my review so long, there were certain things I couldn’t leave out! To wrap things up I will say that you cannot touch what makes South Place Hotel Special, it is not the fantastic food, service, cocktails or décor. It is the vibe that comes from the right balance of everything. I am truly impressed and so happy I stayed there. Well done SPH and thank you to ALL the staff who made our stay so special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- South Place is an 80-bedroom, luxury hotel in the City of London, just minutes away from Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations. The first hotel from restaurateurs D&D London, South Place Hotel features Conran-designed interiors, 2 restaurants (one of which, the Angler, was recently awarded a Michellin star), 3 bars and 5 private dining and meeting rooms. The hotel is alive with the buzz of local London neighbourhoods, including Silicon Roundabout at Old Street; the creative communities of Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Hoxton, as well as the chic and sharp energy of the Square Mile. The staff are young and vibrant, passionate about ensuring guests have a warm welcome and a wonderful stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- South Place Hotel London, England