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citizenM London Shoreditch

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4 out of 5 stars
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citizenM London Shoreditch

This latest addition to the growing CitizenM chain (there are Bankside and Shoreditch ones too) is affordable, chic and dependable, from its self-check-in to the youthful contemporary styling of its slick café-bar and reception area. Rooms are small but well-designed, with wall-to-wall windows, drench showers, free wifi and movies, and funky coloured lighting, air-con and blackout blinds all controlled from an in-room tablet. 



Venue name: citizenM London Shoreditch
Address: 6 Holywell Lane
Price: £98.10 to £209.00 per night
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Citizen M is a new style of hotel.

Achingly cool, it's full of primary colours, london-focused design details, and cutting edge tech. In the heart of Shoreditch and close to Old Street, it's brilliantly located for a night out in East London.

You check in via a computer in the lobby, going from entrance to key in under 2 minutes. The rooms are small and long (like the typical ones at university) but with a gigantic , gorgeously comfy bed at one end that takes up an entire wall.

It's a funky design and uses the space well. Bags are stored in a drawer beneath the bed. Your bathroom is a pod that includes a rainfall shower and loo, whilst the sink is outside in the room proper. The bathroom is serviceable, but isn't particularly soundproof. New couples beware - you may be getting more intimate than you'd hoped.

Your room is controlled via IPad, which greets you by name - rather cute actually, and not too creepy. The pad has different mood lighting options, so your room can adjust to whether you're feeling sleepy or raring to go - there's a full compliment of colours to match any occasion.

Many normal hotel facilities have been replaced by more useful options: think a set of free streamable movies rather than pay-per-view. This is mainly positive except for one thing: there is no kettle. You get free bottled water in the fridge, but no facility to make hot drinks. The walk down to the bar in the morning for the first cuppa of the day is enough to remove one star in itself.

In all, it's a fun experience and the sleep quality was excellent. If you're staying for more than one night you may begin to feel claustrophobic, but it's an interesting place for a stopover.

We booked last minute (on the day) for a Friday evening, and spent £107, which felt like good value. At usual rates of circa £150-70 per night though, you might want to consider whether the novelty is worth it, or if an older chain would work just as well.

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