By May Yin Lee of Red Velvet London
I was extremely excited to come back to Qbic Hotel in London; their rooms are quirky, young at heart, fun and makes you feel very welcome the moment you step in. This time around; I decided to stay at their Fun Room on the second floor! Qbic London hotel is under 5 minutes walking distance from Aldgate East underground station and about 10 minutes walking distance to Liverpool Street! I have had my evening planned out around Liverpool Street so my location for the night stay was bang on perfect.
The Fun room is by far the best room to stay in; equipped with a 32″ LED TV, ensuite bathroom with rain shower, couch, cosy double bed, free wifi, quirky bits of furniture in a spacious room. I would recommend Qbic Hotel for those wanting a bit more fun and personality to a hotel who loves to take pictures wherever you go then this is a sweet gem in London. Situated on the rim of Zone 1 central London; the hotel offers a Smart, Cosy and Fun rooms at an affordable chic price (basically less than £99 per night). I have reviewed a different room earlier this year; for more photos for a double single room it is in this post: Qbic Hotel double single room.
As a tourist; I would want to experience a hotel stay a destination too. Also as a Londoner and heading out for the night; I rather pay for an affordable, local hotel than pay £60 cab fare home. Logistically; a double room can mean you can split the cost with a friend/partner and make your evening more pleasurable on a Friday/Saturday night out.
Service Rating: 9/10 – I cannot fault them. Very friendly, approachable and fantastic attention to detail for returning customers. They have a 24/7 front desk so you can always pop down and ask them a question or two…about anything; even a hi.
Room Rating: 10/10 – from their website; what you see their is exactly what you get. It is undoubtedly an experience for a night stay. Check in check out times are 3pm and 11am (they can be flexible with the 11am check out time; just let them know if you have a bit of a hangover!!).
Facility Rating: 9/10 – Free wifi and who doesn’t love a rain shower! I have stayed with Qbic twice now and have always had a comfortable night sleep. There is a cool, relaxing, home feel cafe for your morning breakfast, lunch and dinner (breakfast served until 11am).
Location Rating: 10/10 – Safe environment, in central London near Liverpool Street. There is a park on its doorstep so perfect chill out zone in the Summer.
I hope you have enjoyed my post today and would love to say thank you to Qbic Hotel London for a memorable stay with you. An experience I will remember. May x
Originally Posted 20/01/15
By May Yin Lee of Red Velvet London
What a great start to the year with the ultimate girl’s night out. I had organised a complimentary stay at Qbic London Hotel in Aldgate East; a Dutch based hotel soon to expand around the world. For one night only, I soaked in as much of the Urban vibe, the cool decor and the futuristic cube like interior and enjoy what East London has to offer.
The hotel certainly lived up to my expectations and if not more. The decor is right up my street; it’s vibrant, modern, quirky, fun…very yellow! The ambience feels less like a hotel and more like a studio room which is great; a very warm and inviting room on the second floor. I love the feature wall and did wonder why I am not on there haha maybe one day. The one feature that baffled me was the door leading to nowhere but a blank yellow wall until I realised the concept. Assuming my neighbour was interested in mingling; you just keep the door open assuming that any hour your neighbour will do so too and open the door…I wasn’t disappointed that they didn’t even open the door but it could have been funny. Then I checked out the bathroom which I also call a wet room; I am so glad to find a waterfall shower with a large vanity mirror with reflective lights.
I invited some of my close and new friends over as meeting point before we all decided to hit the town for dinner and night out round 2. Honestly, I spend a lot of my nights out in central or west London just purely on the fact that it’s easier to get around to and from home in North London. There’s nothing worse than have a good night out and suffer a long journey home alone. The location was spot on; close to the coolest bars, restaurants and clubs in the heart of Shoreditch and Liverpool Street. As usual; Saturday night is a busy night as we were all after the same restaurants at the same time; however; a pit stop to Dishoom Indian restaurant was not all a disaster; an hour and a half wait for a table wasn’t all too bad. Despite a friend of mine getting stabbed in the hand by a chair; I have to admit that Dishoom was one of the best Indian restaurants I have been to in London.
It’s not normal to say this but I do love spending time in a hotel. I was so glad to have a lie in on a Saturday as it has been one epic girly weekend. Checked out at 11am and enjoyed our yummy breakfast at their lobby chill out zone. I off course ordered the full English breakfast with a glass of freshly pressed orange juice. I have to say; the customer service here was brilliant; they are very approachable for a chat and suggest where to go around the area. I think I met the manager there; he was so friendly and cool and offered to show me the other room available that was of a different design than the room I stayed in. I knew exactly which room he was going to show me; I saw it on their website and initially wanted to stay there. He gave us some insight about the design; the inspiration; the influences; and people thinking it’s a Scandic hotel when in fact it’s Dutch (I thought it was British!). I definitely would recommend tourists to stay in this unique hotel and even more so for Londoner’s who wants a place to stay after a good night out or just for the weekend. The room I stayed in was the fun room twin single from £94 a night which included free wifi, 32” LED TV, unlimited coffee/tea out the corridor, rain shower as well as a spacious sized room with an extra door to nowhere-possibly-somewhere. The cheapest room available is from £69 a night for a double; so that’s £35 per person which is not bad at all for zone 1. Thank you so much Qbic London hotel for the ultimate experience. Apart from such a fabulous room, the customer service made all the difference. For more details; you can find out more about the hotel here at Qbic London Hotel.