During last week’s London trip, we were lucky enough to bag a room at The Hospital Club, a creative members hub, housing a TV studio, cinema screening room, gallery, restaurant, several private bars and 15 b-e-a-utiful guestrooms. The Hospital Club is an exclusive, luxury boutique, without the fancy schmancy pretentious vibe. Situated right in the thick of London’s West End and a 5 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of one of my favourite areas, Covent Garden, the location really couldn’t be better.
The décor is a design lover’s dream and totally up my street; think Mad Men meets contemporary cool with a few upcycled creations thrown in for good measure. As soon as we stepped into the lobby I knew we were in for a treat. It was filled to the brim with quirky little features from the vintage camera transformed into a funky light feature, reception wall made entirely of battered old suitcases and industrial tripod lighting galore.
The fun continued with psychedelic 70’s touches that flow throughout; luxurious Missoni-style carpet, awesome velvet furniture and portraits of music legends adding a rock n roll vibe. The pièce de résistance though, was the bedroom suite itself. Ultra-cool but with a luxe feel, the cosy room was oh so beautiful indeed. Teak furniture, geometric textiles and an uh-mazingly comfy, big-ass bed. The room was scattered with nods to the retro design, like the little roberts radio that was playing away as we entered the room. How lovely.
The bathroom which was just as swish, included rainfall shower and Ren beauty products by the bucketload. What surprised me the most though, was how impeccably clean it all was. The entire suite felt totally unused.
We happily welcomed some additional perks too; REAL coffee and cafetiere in the room – let’s face it, that NEVER happens and was a necessity the morning after our late London night – and if that wasn’t enough, a 7pm cocktail service saw a friendly chap knock at the door with a classic drinks trolley, ready to fix us up with a cocktail of our choice, for free.
I also have to mention that the hotel staff were possibly some of the friendliest I have ever come across. On our arrival, we were escorted to our room by a lovely lady who showed us around and made us feel really welcome. I can’t thank The Hospital Club enough for having us.