BOUTIQUE MEMBERS CLUB
Style: Boutique, Manhattan Vibe, Members club
Service: Professional and extremely welcoming. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful, asking what we wanted during our stay and they recommended restaurants and tourist hotspots in the area.
Facilities: Snack and refreshment station at check in. Fully stocked mini bar in each room with a unique gin cocktail bar, full access to the members club, Use of roof top pool, access to gym & wellness centre, use of co-working space. The hotel also has three onsite restaurants including the roof top restaurant lido where breakfast is served in the morning, Red rooster and the Green Room bar and restaurant.
Wi-Fi: Free super speed WiFi
Location: Shoreditch, London.
Price: Prices range varying on which room you are in, starting from £501 for The City & Courtyard Rooms to £1026 per night for The Curtain Suite.
Rooms: The hotel offers four styles of rooms and suites, all with a New York Manhattan vibe and unique handmade amenities. The different sized rooms start with the small and perfectly formed “City + Courtyard rooms” which is perfect for a base with a king-sized bed, in-room steam shower, mini bar and access to all hotel facilities. The “junior suites” are perfect for work and play with a king-size bed, marble bathroom and steam shower as well as the extra room of the chesterfield and possible desk workplace. “the Shoreditch Suites” are a step up if you’re looking for a large space with a separate reception, large bathroom and huge steam shower but the main feature is the large bedroom with king-sized bed and beautiful free-standing bathtub. If you’re looking for luxury “the curtain suite” is also available which is the best and biggest room in the hotel, it is larger than most London flats and includes a kitchen, living and dining room, 2 marble shower rooms and a large bedroom with freestanding bathtub.
Summary of The Curtain
The greeting on arrival at the Curtain could not have been more welcoming. The entrance to the hotel is beautiful with black and white marble, bright green velvet furnishings an extravagant chandelier and trendy indoor plants. The front desk includes a refreshment bar with sparkling water, punch, fruit and sweets. Our check in experience was smooth and efficient. We were notified of the breakfast that could be enjoyed at Lido the roof top alfresco restaurant the next morning as well as shown into the Green room to the trendy bar that joins on to the hotels lobby.
The staff took the time to ask us what we were planning to do during our stay and notified us of specific shopping, eating and tourist hot spots in the east London area.
We were also shown to the hotels restaurant Red Rooster which was holding its weekly “gospel brunch” which happens on Sundays and includes a boozey brunch style meal with songs from a modern House Gospel choir. Loads of fun !
We were then taken on a guided tour through the curtain members club. This is seriously something! The hotel has its own discreet working space perfect for “digital nomads” and those who run businesses or work online, including a conference room that can be booked out.
If you’re looking for a place to relax and socialise there are also several bars to choose from (some more quiet and discreet than others). The club also includes as a full cinema room with huge comfortable seats, perfect for a rainy day. There has been no lack in attention to detail at the curtain, all furnishings have a classic look and the interior had a quirky artistic flare.
After the tour we were taken to our room which ended up being “the shoreditch suite”. The room opens into a large living area with ceiling to floor windows, a desk space, large television, a big sofa and is decorated with art pieces of the legendary David bowie. The room also had its own mini bar which was set up as a cocktail making area.
You then pass a beautiful golden vintage style dressing table on your way to the huge bathroom, where the steam shower could be mistaken for a sauna it is so large in size.
The large king sized bedroom is decorated in a very New York apartment style with exposed brick, and dark tiles on the floor and with the free standing bath that is situated next to a large window and the bed, it is no wonder we almost didn’t leave the room during our stay.
We decided to make use of the robes provided in the room as cover ups from our swimsuits and headed to Lido to enjoy the warm London weather.
We spent several hours of our stay enjoying the roof top heated pool sipping signature cocktails from the Lido menu. The Lido restaurant has large glass windows that make the restaurant very light and the abundance of plants gift it a greenhouse feel. The staff is couldn’t have been more attentive and provided amazing service.
We also enjoyed breakfast here in the morning, you could either choose between a fresh buffet included cooked, cold fruit & cereal and option vegans or select something form the restaurants breakfast options. We opted for the buffet.
The location of the hotel is on curtain road, in the heart of shoreditch. The prime location is perfect for anyone wanted to experience east London’s famous night life on weekends or be close to central London for business.