Right in the centre of town, the Fox is handy for the city's main sights and shops.
There's not much point trying to describe the rooms at the Fox as each is completely different. Check them out online if you can beforehand - the styles range so widely. They range from the spectacular to the quirky to the downright odd. None are havens of calm. Be quick though: in 2011 the hotel is undergoing a massive revamp that will see these unique rooms changing completely. The uniform bathrooms are smart and chic. All rooms come with flat screen TVs and free WiFi.
The funky lobby is a good place to hang out in the evenings when it turns into a bar. It is not large, however. There's also an appealing roof terrace (weather permitting).
Eating and drinking
The breakfasts buffet is fresh, healthy and tasty but go elsewhere for food at other times of day.
There's not much in the way of leisure facilities but you can hire bikes from the hotel to go exploring.
The service was fine when I last visited, if a little under pressure from several guests arriving at the same time. The warmth of welcome was perhaps a shade less than at the Fox sister hotel - the Kong Arthur - but I had no major gripes.
Who stays there
Young, urban, music-loving Hep Cats (lovers of retro and swing dance etc).
The Fox has been offering some great discounts online lately, obviously better the further ahead you book. For the uniqueness and the location the discounts on offer are great value.
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- People watching
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Stylish and unique
- The weekend lobby nightlife isn't for everyone
- 2011 room revamp may make it less unique