Hoxton Hotel

81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, England, EC2A 3HU

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#37 of 80
expert-rated hotels in London
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
4
4.0
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
4.3
4.3
Public areas:
4.3
4.3
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Singles, Nightlife

Best for On a budget - Expert review of Hoxton Hotel

A hip, modern hotel with well-designed rooms and some very cheap rates.

Famously the hotel that offers rooms for £1 a night, the Hoxton is great value even at its normal rates. Rooms are pretty small but well-equipped, and the place feels hip no matter the affordable rates.

Location: 

Great Eastern Street is pretty much bang in the middle of the arty, fashiony Shoreditch/Hoxton area of east London. An ugly district of mostly former industrial buildings, truth be told, but a great location for nightlife, bars, food and shopping. If sightseeing is more your thing, the historic City is an easy walk to the south.

Bedrooms: 

The rooms are all identical. They’re on the small side for two, but well kitted-out: fresh milk in the fridge, complimentary Prêt breakfast bag, no-mist mirrors, two-head showers, free Wi-Fi, wall TV. I rather like the city skyline view from the back, from the 5th or 6th floors, but it’s a gritty rather than pretty vista.

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Public areas: 

The open foyer retains its ‘urban lodge’ look: in effect fireplaces and a stag’s head, plus picture windows through which to watch the Shoreditch streetlife parade. The shop doesn’t charge a ridiculous mark-up on its travel adaptors, chocolate bars, wine and soft drinks, and the computer terminals are free to use.

Eating and drinking: 

Catering in the ground-floor bar-brasserie is run by hip members’ club Soho House (the people behind Dean Street Townhouse & Dining Room and Shoreditch House): a perfect fit for the Hoxton. Expect well-presented comfort food.

Leisure facilities: 

None.

Service: 

Relaxed and cool, but pretty snappy.

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Who stays there: 

Although it’s a budget hotel, the Hoxton is very heavily business-oriented in the week, with leisure customers taking advantage of better rates at weekends.

Price advice: 

The Hoxton caught all the headlines when it opened in 2006 by offering rooms for just £1 a night. They do still release 250 rooms at this price each year… but good luck getting your hands on one. Because of the place’s deserved popularity, the hotel is more often able to charge much higher than you might expect: if you want a bargain or are planning to stay for more than a weekend, be sure to book well ahead.

Pros: 
Great rates for advance bookings
Well-designed rooms
Plenty of amenities included in the price
Fun part of town
Cons: 
Small rooms
Ugly part of town

More information on Hoxton Hotel:

Price from:
£199
Type:
Hotel
Address:
81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, England, EC2A 3HU
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Restaurant
Neighbourhood:
Shoreditch

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