Special experience: what visitors think of the Piccadilly West End hotel


Where to stay is the primary concern whenever you travel somewhere, isn’t it? Whether you’re getting away for leisure (just for the sake of it or for a very special occasion) or for business, you need somewhere pleasant and relaxing to rest your weary head at the end of each long, tiring day. And if you’re planning on visiting Central London any time soon, let’s be honest, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the perfect place to stay. So, if you’ll allow this blogger to suggest it, why not speed up the process by strongly considering the Piccadilly London West End hotel?

Located off Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of the Soho district of the West End, it truly lives up to its aim of being something of a hip but comfortable urban hideaway for roaming romantic visitors, out-of-town weekenders and business people shooting-in-and-out of the Big Smoke. It also boasts terrific packages whatever the nature of your stay and Japanese dining at the Yumi Izakaya restaurant, which serves delicious all-day dishes. But enough of this blogger’s opinion, what of those who’ve actually gone online to post reviews of their experiences of the place? Well, a quick glance at its TripAdvisor page gives a good idea of the high regard in which The Piccadilly West End is held by its visitors.

For instance, ‘Tanxien’, travelling solo, stayed at the hotel in June this year and exclaimed that its location is “great if you like shopping”. They continue: “I would go shopping, drop off my bags at the room, and then go again. It was also a short walk from the theatre where I caught Matilda [the musical]; I felt safe walking back to the hotel at night as there were many tourists around”.

They insist that “the staff were ever pleasant and helpful” and that, should they visit the city again, they’d “spend the money and book this hotel again”, as it “was a really fantastic decision” that “changed [their] stay in London”.

‘GarySmith2301’ hails from Lancashire in Northern England and, travelling as one-half of a couple, visited the hotel in the same month. He declares the hotel is “the best hotel in West End” (high praise, indeed!). He highlights the friendliness of the staff too and the comfort of the rooms, adding that “they’ve also started serving complimentary prosecco on arrival”.

From further afield, Amsterdam-based ‘Robinbusscher’ also stayed at the Piccadilly London West End in June, the reason for their visit being work-related. They’re eager to point out that, in their view, it’s “a great luxury hotel with [again] a professional and lovely team”. They continue: “the room was big, clean and relaxed” and they conclude by saying they’d give it a maximum “5 stars”.

A user named ‘J P’ checked-in to the hotel with their partner as well and opens their review with the simple heading: “Fabulous!”. They claim that because one of them was celebrating their 40th birthday they were immediately ‘upgraded’ on arrival, resulting in them discovering complimentary chocolates in their room as a well as a “delicious” birthday cake. They add that the hotel’s location is “perfect”; pointing out that it’s only “a short walk from all the attractions and plenty of bars and restaurants in west end. The stay from start to finish was perfect”.

Finally, hailing from Falkirk in Scotland, ‘Sherilyn654’ writes that her June 2016 stay at the hotel proved so special because she and her family had come to London to celebrate her daughter’s 18th birthday – and they “absolutely loved this hotel”. Why? Top of the list was its location, being within easy walking distance of the likes of Chinatown, Covent Garden, Leicester Square and, of course, Piccadilly Circus. She also, like in the other reviews, singles out for praise the hotel’s staff, asserting they couldn’t “have been more friendly and helpful” and recording that a staff member stepped outside to hail a taxi for them not once, but twice during their stay, even going so far as to help load their cases into the vehicle.

In a similar fashion to ‘J P’, she admits her delighted surprise on discovering their room decorated with balloons, petals and more for their special occasion. And greatly recommended the venue’s downstairs spa where her party enjoyed a facial and a hand and foot massage. “The next time we are in London,” she claims, “I won’t be looking at any other hotel. I will be recommending this hotel to family and friends when they go to London”.

So there we have it, from the horse’s mouth, so to speak – it seems you really can’t go wrong if you choose to stay at the Piccadilly West End!