I stayed at the Hoxton for 8 nights while working in London on a business trip from Australia. It was my second visit and I really like the informal and quite cool set up of the place. It offers free newspapers, free PCs for internet access and you can buy things from receiption at shop prices. The bar is very chic and always full. The food in the restaurant is OK, I enjoyed dinner better than breakfast. One tip: avoid the coffee!
Overall I like the Hoxton although there are two major complaints. Why Oh why wasn't there any Sky TV? It ws obvious that they had purchased a Sky system as the menue page was visible on one of the hotel channels but no actual Sky programs. I stay many nights in the room on my own and the extra channels particulary the sports channels would have been useful. The other thing is the lack of a gym. They make up for this by promoting daily membership at a local gym but it doen't open until 7am. It is impossible to get to the gym, work out, get back, shower and into work before 8.40am. Surely they can do better than this?More
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