With a unique waterfront location, pure industrial design aesthetic and an uber-premium experience on offer, The Good Hotel is truly one of a kind: a redesigned hotel upon a floating platform, with a stunning view that every Londoner would love to wake up to. In fact, the on-point location and gorgeous view from the room were two stand-out features for me during my recent stay at the property.
Another highlight of The Good Hotel is its design. It is clean, modern and fresh; an ode to the luxury of simplicity and a style that I find truly delightful. Throughout the hotel experience, I noticed the purposeful contrast of industrial design aesthetic with natural materials, and the use of classic pieces and fixtures, which gave the property a truly unique character. Much to my delight, the minimal design ethos trickles down into the rooms as well, which are smartly laid out to make the most of each space.
I must say that I was rather surprised to see that there was no ironing board in the room itself; instead, it was shared, which was slightly inconvenient. Another surprise – no televisions! This can be both good and bad, depending on how you look at it. Personally, I felt that the absence of a television in my room encouraged me to get out. Rather than indulging in some binge-watching under a blanket, I took advantage of the nicely laid out workspace and made the most of the rest of the property as well. To my mind, the only downside of not having a television in the room is that I love unwinding in my room with a good show when I’m traveling on my own. But maybe that’s just me.
The workspace really deserves a special mention. In fact, it was one of the best parts of my stay. Not only does it inspire and stimulate the creative juices; it also offers plenty of light, personal space and WiFi. What’s not to love?
When it comes to food, the choice is slightly limited, but the fare that is available is deliciously good. I opted for tapas and soup for dinner – both were absolutely scrumptious. For breakfast, The Good Hotel offers a great spread of continental options to choose from, like avocado salad, tomato juice, fresh cheese and more. If you prefer a good English breakfast, like I do, there are plenty of options around the property to choose from.
Overall, I would give The Good Hotel four stars out of five. The Good Hotel is still a wonderful place to stay. It has a fresh design, a great location and is so comfortable that you can work and/or lounge around the property, all day long!
Also, Don’t Forget – Good Hotel is a social business initiative which re-invests all their profits to train long-term unemployed local people and educate disadvantaged children. By staying at Good Hotel, you are helping the local community to maintain these programs.