It’s simple to seek out someplace glamourous to remain among the many scad of designer accommodations in London typically costing large bucks.
Interesting boutique accommodations are a bit of more durable to seek out. You already know the sort, pleasant, comfortable and well-designed, often discovered hiding away exterior town limits.
So, it’s a stunning shock to seek out Hux Resort on Kensington Excessive Road. Entry is by way of a easy darkened glass door. It opens to a blue carpeted dimly-lit slender staircase straddled by burnt purple partitions and meanders spherical into the reception-cum-bar-cum lounge space that resembles a speakeasy den.
It’s a comfy area that’s big in color and curiosity. I typically needed to cease and stare at an elephant head or a zebra or at an art work that caught my eye.
It’s a jungle-themed decor, with lush, dwell greenery with birds hiding among the many foilage and even a monkey hanging from the ceiling. Even the small reception desk has a startling peacock perched on its edge.
There’s nothing understated or extraordinary about this compact boutique lodge. However, it’s luxurious and affords a dinky in a single day keep in Kensington.
There are 24 rooms and 4 suites all dressed with daring colors of greens, blues and pinks with accents of daring yellows and greens within the furnishings and foliage. There’s additionally a myriad of art work all through that mood the daring block colors of the partitions. A number of modes of lighting imply you possibly can regulate for a pleasing contact of atmosphere.
The ensuite is nice in white and gray with a robust rainwater bathe, sweet-smelling Floris toiletries and bathrobes.
Facilities embrace a big TV with Netflix, a hairdryer, Nespresso machine, a kettle and bottled water There’s USB sockets in addition to loads of plugs.
Beds are greater than comfortable and when the home windows are closed the noise of a busy Excessive Road Kensington is hardly discerned.
Meals & Drink
There’s no restaurant however you possibly can order a ‘Full English’ breakfast in mattress.
We opted for the veggie model which was delivered promptly as promised on a fairly tray with orange juice and occasional.
The lounge with its comfortable seating seems like a secret den particularly when the lights are dimmed after darkish. That’s the time to take a look at the cocktail menu, chill and sip a tipple whereas listening to the toe-tapping dwell music.
The Hux is all about a spot to remain for the evening so there’s no spa or restaurant. It does have a pleasant concierge and free wi-fi all through. Twice per week there’s dwell music of varied genres, particularly jazz.
There’s a elevate too which is helpful for accessibility.
How a lot:
Room charges start at £150 per evening.
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What’s Close by?
The lodge is a few minutes stroll from Kensington Excessive Road station, however should you drive you possibly can park within the NCP automobile park reverse.
The Royal Gardens are proper reverse and close by is the Royal Albert Corridor – dwelling to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pure Historical past Museum, the Science Museum and Hyde Park and a slew of nice eating places.