Good Hotel Guide Review
A Georgian extravaganza on a quiet cobbled street, Peter McKay and Douglas Blain’s plush Spitalfields hotel (see also The Rookery and Hazlitt’s, main entries) teems with sumptuous decoration and amusing eccentricities. It occupies two lovingly restored buildings dating from 1724, both now filled with rich fabrics, wood panelling, old portraits and polished antique furniture. (Even the bathrooms are decadent, with a copper shower screen here or a swan-shaped fixture there.) Sink into one of the inviting sofas in the well-stocked library; the Tapestry Room has an honesty bar and access to a small courtyard. Later, dream on a carved oak bed or a four-poster in one of the grandiose bedrooms. In the morning, sustenance is sweet: tea trays with yogurt, fruit and granola, fresh pastries and bagels are delivered to the room for breakfast. Library, tapestry room. Meeting rooms. Lift. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. No background music. 29 bedrooms (1 suitable for disabled). Room from £330. Breakfast £11.95.