Pretentious; this was my first impression of Shoreditch House when I went there for a business dinner a few months ago. I had heard so many things about this place, that I couldn’t pass up the invitation when the opportunity presented itself – but later regretted going to the dinner, even though the food was free, because of how pretentious the people were.
For those who are not familiar with Shoreditch House, it is a private members club located bang in the centre of Shoreditch that offers its members a chance to unwind in comfort.
Last week, I went back there and was staying for two nights. My husband was there speaking on a panel at an event and so they invited us to stay there, which because we weren’t members, was an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up. And I am glad I didn’t after the umm’in and arrr’in, because I had a completely different experience. This time there was simply nothing to moan about. Like nothing. The pretentious crowd which existed before – disappeared, or if they were still there, they stayed well out of my way.
The rooms; downy duvet and pillows, sublime bed linen, best bathrobes and bathroom kit in Britain (toothpaste, mouthwash, Cowshed cleanser, moisturiser, shaving gear, condoms and even lip balm, to take away) no word of a lie. And in the shower; full-size Cowshed shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, shower scrub, body lotion. The room felt like I was in my own room, I swear! I know some people may have said that the rooms are really tiny but that’s only if you book the Tiny category. If you go up one notch to Small, they are perfectly fine. I was given a small room and it was perfect.
Here are some of the pictures from my stay:
What I Ate
On the first night, I ate in the rooftop restaurant. One thing I have found about Shoreditch house is that their food is really good quality and good sized proportions, so there was no question about eating here. The menu here is varied. I had the greek salad to start and the chicken and brown rice as a main.
On the 2nd night, I went for a restaurant nearby, Dishoom which I absolutely adore.
Rooms start from £75 per night room only, but must be booked in advance to get a good rate. Restaurant reservations can only be made my members or guests staying at the hotel. Although food was sponsored for myself, I know food wise on average it would be £20-25 per person.
Overall, my stay at this hotel was very good and to be honest I would definitely go back just because it was very relaxing. I would love to go back in the summer so I could take advantage of the rooftop pool.
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