Our Stay At La Suite West In London

I was in London recently for a reunion with my university friends and Tom and I stayed at La Suite West, a minimalist boutique hotel near Hyde Park, on Inverness Terrace. It made for the perfect landing pad to explore London, and we had a great weekend playing crazy golf in Brick Lane, drinking cocktails in edgy bars and salivating over bagels at 2am. Why don’t I go to London more often? I know I say that after every visit, but I’m definitely going to make the journey down a few more times this year.

La Suite West hotel review

We stayed in a ground-level junior suite, which meant our front door opened onto the hotel restaurant’s outdoor seating area. We ate lunch there on arrival after a speedy check-in – you can read my review of Nosh Garden Kitchen’s vegan menu if you’re into that kind of thing.

La Suite West London Hotel review

 

It really felt like we had our own little townhouse in London for the duration of our stay, which was lovely! if only, eh?

La Suite West London Hotel review

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The suite itself had black and white contemporary interior design courtesy of British designer Anouska Hempel, with a stately four poster bed and a comfortable couch in front of the large shuttered window, which looked out onto that leafy garden and tree-lined Inverness Terrace while still retaining a sense of privacy indoors.

 

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The 32-inch television rose from the bottom of the bed at the press of the button, much to Tom’s delight.

I definitely appreciated that La Suite West give guests a phone loaded with data, which you can take out with you as you explore London – handy especially for overseas visitors who might not have internet to navigate the capital. A free-to-use phone is something I’ve only ever encountered in Hong Kong hotels – I don’t understand why more hotels don’t do this! There’s also a cafetiere in the tea and coffee making station, which not all hotels offer.

The combination of excellent technology and minimalist design makes the suite feel both modern and zen – a peaceful oasis just a stone’s throw from Bayswater Station.

The bathroom was everything I’d hoped, all marble with a wide sink and deep bathtub that we just had to sample at 3am. Well, we were only there for one night and wanted to make the most of it!

La Suite West review: bathroom

La Suite West’s bathrooms are kitted out with products from The White Company, one of my favourite brands.

La Suite West review: bathroom toiletries

Getting ready in that bathroom was a breeze.

La Suite West review: bathroom selfie

Breakfast

After our raucous night of frolicking in East London, it felt fabulous to come back to our suite and sink into the pillows. We woke to pouring rain (oh, England) and dragged our sleepy heads to breakfast.

Unfortunately, there was a problem in the kitchen so we couldn’t order from the menu, but it looked delicious – lots of eggs, smoothies and of course, avocado toast.

Instead, we made do with the breakfast buffet and piled our plates high with fresh baguettes, soft pastries, cheeses and meats. And coffee. Lots of coffee.

La Suite West review: breakfast buffet

La Suite West review: breakfast buffet

La Suite West London breakfast review

We boarded the train at Kings Cross wishing we’d had one more night to explore London, and glad we’d chosen such a well-located, comfortable hotel. If you have a trip to London coming up and want to be close to Hyde Park and the West End, La Suite West is a great choice.

What’s your favourite part of London? I’m definitely going to make my jaunts down South more regular and would love recommendations. I miss my uni friends and having not seen them for over a year while I was living in Dubai, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!

La Suite West offers rooms from £110 per night based on two people sharing a double room. Bookings through hotel website www.lasuitewest.com.

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All photographs were taken on my Olympus Pen E-PL7.

We were guests of La Suite West but opinions are my own.

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8 Comments

  1. LuxeStyle
    August 7, 2017 / 7:45 am

    I love that the door opened onto the outdoor seating area and that you got a phone with data provided too – sounds like a fab idea x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    • Dannielle | While I'm Young
      August 7, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      Those were major perks for me too!

  2. August 7, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I’ve never heard of hotels giving you a phone before – it’s a really good idea!

    That bathtub looks absolutely amazing!

    • Dannielle | While I'm Young
      August 8, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      I encountered it in Hong Kong and now it’s like a benchmark I use to decide how good a hotel is haha!

  3. August 8, 2017 / 7:03 am

    I thought for a moment that that big pile of croissants and pastries was your plate, then I realised it was actually on the buffet! HA!

    This place looks beautiful. I really want to do a proper London stay, whenever I visit I end up staying with my sister but she lives out in Zone 3 and it’s such a treck getting in and out (says me who spent 5 years living in zone 3!)

    • Dannielle | While I'm Young
      August 8, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      I wish! I suppose because you lived there, it’s not top of your must-visit list and won’t feel like a ‘proper’ city break? At least your sister being there means free accommodation 🙂

  4. August 9, 2017 / 2:26 am

    I was in London for two nights and I really wished I stayed at this hotel. I love the contemporary design, the lighting and the breakfast buffet spread. It feels so nice to have coffee and croissants in the hotel on a raining day.

    • Dannielle | While I'm Young
      August 9, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Can’t beat being cosy with caffeine and pastries when it’s pouring! Keep La Suite West in mind for your next visit to London and try to get a ground floor suite, they’re great!

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