I had the pleasure of staying the night at the lovely Aloft London Excel, even though I am a Londonder I still get super excited about staying in my own city. My room was upgraded to a suite which was bigger then my house so you can imagine how nice it was to have some quiet time and space.
The Hotel itself had some really helpful staff and I don’t think I have stayed in a Hotel that modern. So it made for a fun experience. The artist in me loved the colour of the exterior of the hotel, yep I know massively geeky. The location of the hotel is great if you need to visit tourist attractions, but at the same time it felt like you weren’t in London.
My room over looked the river and it felt rather peaceful as I sipped on my coffee, I have recently become a massive coffee addict so it was nice touch to have the coffee machine at my disposable, it really is about the small things.
I spent my evening in the WXYZ bar which had a really fun atmosphere whilst live musicians played I sat and drew whilst eating.
It was really nice because often when I’m traveling and staying alone it can feel a tad lonely but the atmosphere was fun and friendly.
Morning, I emerged after a wonderful nights sleep in a big double bed to myself and ventured down stairs to sample the breakfast. There was a lovely mix of fresh fruit and cooked breakfast I’m not a big breakfast gal so I opted for some orange juice and fruit, thinking I’ll make myself a tea after my shower.
I did stupidly blow my kettle up resulting in having to call the reception as it had blown the electrics resulting in me looking rather soggy after the shower and waiting for the electrician to turn up. which he did super quick and sorted things with no effort.
I loved the interior of my suite, it was modern, minimal and well thoughts out. It was lovely and peaceful even though you could see the aeroplanes over head