The Soho Hotel
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I'm sure I won't even come close to catching a glimpse of The Royals while on London--but hey, a girl can dream.
When my friend Martha told me she was feeling down because of her recent split with her boyfriend and too much pressure at work, I decided to show her a good time Soho style. The original plan was to remind her about the beauty of London by having a walk on the South Bank, and a visit to the Tate Modern. However, London summer meant a lot of rain …
... we went to the top and was able to walk the top level of the bridge. We continued our Harry Potter theme and headed over to Platform 9 3/4 but the Hogworts Express want scheduled for today ! A late afternoon tea at Covent Garden followed. We stopped to watch a street entertainer, and Sean was called up to the front to assist. We then headed for photos at Trafalgar Square before heading home, weary but having had another great ...
... which was out a little from the city on the central line. When we arrived we were walking towards the shopping centre and saw a lady, obviously highly addicted to drugs because she had really bad scars and cuts up both her arms. Sarah looked at me and said "this is what you get for coming out of London" it was pretty gross! We got into the shopping mall, walked around for a bit. I bought a few shirts and a new pair of Vans. I tried to look for some socks for the trip ...
... to take full advantage of the London's most excellent transit system. Then the real slog began. Dragging ones luggage up and down ramps, escalators and stairs and on and off tube trains can be pretty exhausting - especially after a trans Atlantic flight. Thankfully we did not have to change trains. We got off the tube at our Whitchapel stop. It is always fascinating to see the change in demographics of the transit riding clientele. Our neighborhood here in Whitechapel ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Soho Hotel London
I am from London, but now live in Barcelona, so I have never had the pleasure of staying in some of London's West End Hotels. My partner Loves London so he asks me to pick a hotel. I choose the Soho hotel... it was the best choice I could have ever of made. It thoroughly enjoyed it.... Not only were we star spotting, we also received the best service I have ever experience. So much so my partner went again with his daughters last week and said that they saw More Stars and More Star to the hospitality to the Hotel on the whole big thumbs up..... Can't wait to make an excuse to stay there again.
Amazing Hotel not to be missed
I am a Travel Agent and book Hotels in the UK and Worldwide for many clients I also travel extensively around the World. I stayed at the Hotel in November whilst on Business and had the most amazing stay. The staff and service is delightful and the rooms were heavenly. The Breakfast was the best I had eaten for a long time in a Hotel. I Would definitely go back.
Awesome hotel!. Decor amazing, service very good, rooms excellent, made for a fantastic weekend. Would recommend to anyone, stayed on a Sat night and the hotel despite being busy was relaxing and quiet (noise).
Wow! This hotel was amazing. I stayed here because I won a competition to meet Girls Aloud, and the prize included a night at The Soho Hotel. Before this I had only stayed in one hotel before, so this was a lovely surprise and I was amazed by how great it was!
We stayed at the Soho for 2 nights in August, one of which was our wedding night. From the first moment the staff combined professionalism with friendliness and efficiency. We were upgraded to a *huge* room on the 5th floor, which was really amazing: a massive comfy bed, with lovely bedding, a good flatscreen tv, very nice Tivoli radios in bedroom and fantastic bathroom, comfy robes and towels and a very well thought out minibar with candles etc. Having been shown round the other rooms in the hotel at an earlier date, I have to say that the quality is uniformly excellent.
I was very impressed by the Soho Hotel. I loved the interesting, creative decor and the friendly, helpful staff. The head concierge manages his team of porters well and what made me laugh is that he reminded me a lot of Hector Elizondo playing the role of Barney in "Pretty Woman".
We only stayed for one night but this may be the best hotel we have ever stayed in, worldwide. Incredibly helpful staff (although having no-one to greet us/hold open the door when arriving with suitcases was the one small nag I have), very friendly without being over familiar and helped with every request I had quickly and followed up properly, both before we arrived and during our stay. The decor was fantastic and very well throughout out throughout the hotel, the sitting room for guests was great, with a small "honesty bar", room service was timely and impeccable. We had booked a Junior Suite and it was truly enormous, had a wonderful bathroom, great sitting area and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. It is expensive but you certainly get what you pay for, when I next find myself in London, I would not hesitate to stay here again - they make you feel very special indeed.
I stay in hotels about 2-3 nights a week in various places around the globe and I wish they were all as excellent as the Soho. As I've been travelling so much I decided to spend last Friday night in London with my wife so I could actually get to see her for once !
Quite simply the worst hotel i have ever styed in considering the price you pay. Not just an "everything you touch turns to gold" kind of place - you're lucky to leave here with an arm and leg in tact!
Been there for 3 nights at the end of October 2004. Its the newest addition to Londons 5-star hotels and is located just off Dean Street and a few steps from Oxford Street. Very discreet building with no sign on it beside the union jack. Rooms are ** very ** spacious and well designed in a kind of loft athmosphere. Nice Bar on ground floor and an "help yourself" bar in the salon which we enjoyed at night. Service was very attentive all the time. Nice gym downstairs (a free massage was included, but I hadn´t time to check it out). Continental Breakfast could be better - but hey: this is England! All the london film companys are only a few blocks away, so maybe you have good chance to run into some celebs that stay here. As always in Soho, its a problem to get a cab, I always took a short walk to oxford street and helped myself.