Overview from start to finish: Ups and downs, but any 'downs' were natural occurrances and overshadowed by gorgeous room and atmosphere.
Was unable to originally locate hotel and I've lived in London!!; it's across from the Covent Garden Market on the private drive across from the JLC (one-way), beside the Thorny Devil Bar on the corner of Talbot (King is a one-way street leading east, towards the 'mall'). Not an issue.
Called the front desk number and received reasonably understandable directions... may be tricky if you're not familiar with London. Close to great dining options, though, and the little hidden 'drive' made it feel more exclusive. Smallish-lobby decorated in a clean, modern and minimal style; beautiful lighting and very mod wall tiles, with ice water available.
Checked in (was about 30 seconds!!! :) ), asked RE: parking?? Left the half-hour parking spot on the side of the CGM, drive around the back to King (one way, remember), do illegal U-ie into secure underground CGM parking ($10 for weekend into weekday stays), take stairs back up to little drive, into hotel. Hall from lobby on main floor walks straight through to Dundas St..., I think. Go to my room, door ajar, go in..... wasn't made up and still had previous guests' garbage in it. Again, not a big deal, because as soon as you see this place, and feel the vibeof it's location, you're just excited to be staying there. So, go back down, desk clerk apologizes immensely, NBD!!!! Get to my room (20 available in this hotel), open giant full wall window, overlooking the sky scrapers and downtown scene, crank temp control, relax in comp. robe, draw a bath in the Kohler (???) seperate mod style bath, check out lighting system (pot lights over Vera Wang bed, black-out shades from ceiling), pop the champagne and chill while watching the flat-screen.
Asked for more towels. Received plenty. Didn't even need them, really. Asked for ice bucket. Received two. BF was actually able to find the place and quickly.
Walkable distance to Marienbad Restaurant, 'Up' on Carling, Moxie's for dinner; awsome steak, HUGE wine glasses, summer app was delish and the DJ spun requested music.
Returned to our sexy, fun, large room and felt like a champ! Thx for making my Birthday a special one!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are London’s premiere boutique hotel, nestled in the entertainment district of the downtown area. With a unique blend of lofty minimalism and a dash of trendy flair, we are the perfect escape from the ordinary hotel. We are the perfect blend of past and present contemporary design. At Hotel Metro: Consider it Done! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Metro London, Ontario