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"out of town cost - on the doorstep location - and its FUNKY!"
Z Hotel's funky moniker and description as 'The Urbanite stay' denotes the kind of hip young crowd it attracts. The uber-modern hotel offers very affordable rates, trendy rooms and a superb central London location. Z Hotel is located in London's lively Soho district, London's premiere gay hangout, surrounded by bars and clubs, thronging with late night revellers, making this a great place to stay if you want to sample the best of London's nightlife.
"ensuite wet room - 40" HD flat screen TV - Sky Sports - proper bed - free wifi: why leave your room? "
Guest rooms at Z Hotel are offered in Single, Double and Queen sizes, with Accessible rooms for disabled guests. All rooms are superbly appointed and reflect London's cosmopolitan chic in frosted glass wet rooms, modern fittings, clean lines and a good range of amenities to se you through your stay. These include a 40" LCD TV sunk into the wall with Sky channels including sports and movies, a free Wi-Fi connection, iPod docks, complimentary Thierry Mugler toiletries, a bespoke handcrafted bed and individual digital temperature controls.
"5 min walk: Soho, Leicester Square, Theatreland, Piccadilly, Shaftesbury Avenue - cor blimey! "
The hotel also has friendly staff, a 24-hour reception, allowing you to party late into the night and includes Z cafe, where guests can enjoy a small breakfast buffet (for a surcharge) and snacks throughout the day. Guests have said that the buffet isn't great value for the price, so it is recommended to sample some of the cafes in the surrounding area. Maison Berteaux is a hugely popular delicatessen where you can pick up some tasty treats, La Bodega Negra offers heavenly Mexican food and Ed's Easy Diner offers a British take on traditional American diner food, with filling portions.
"who needs room service or a porter who wants tipping or a huge room - it all adds to the cost!"
Z Hotel is in an excellent location from which to explore the city. Soho is filled with colourful nooks and crannies to explore, from leafy Soho Square, where Londoners take picnics in the summer months, to Old Compton Street's unique selection of shops, to excellent pubs such as the Admiral Duncan and Kettner's Champagne Bar. Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street are both just two minutes away, offering hundreds of shops, including huge stores such as Selfridges and the Topshop flagship store.
"the alternative to being any nearer the centre of London would be a tent in Leicester Square"
London's Theatreland district is also just minutes away, with renowned institutions such as the Palace Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre, along Shaftesbury Avenue. Covent Garden shops, Leicester Square cinemas, Piccadilly Circus, Savile Row tailors, Fortnum & Mason and Charing Cross galleries and sculptures are all close by, making it easy to explore the city on foot.
"its funky and very urban cool - and you save money!"
Z Hotel also has excellent transport links; with Leicester Square tube station just a 5-minute walk away. This station services the Piccadilly line, which travels direct to Heathrow Airport in 20 minutes and King's Cross St Pancras Station, where the Eurostar terminates. You can also travel via the Northern line to Waterloo Station for the South Bank exhibition centres and overground links to other areas of the UK.
the LH comment:
For such an affordable room rate, Z Hotel offers some of the best stylish accommodation in the city, with in-room amenities that rival some of the 4 and 5-star establishments for innovation; however, some guests have found rooms to be smaller than expected .......but thats the whole concept - compact, funky and cheap.
We recommend that you request a room towards the back of the hotel which are quieter than those facing the main street.
Our take? ..... Fantastic clean, comfortable urban cool accommodation ... bring it on!
Ian - Senior Reviewer