A couple of weeks ago I took a solo trip to the Mad Blog Awards and was lucky enough to get offered a night in the Hotel Ibis London Earl’s Court. Our original plan was to enjoy a romantic hotel stay in a lovely hotel. But sadly due to unforeseen circumstances I ended up staying on my own and sleeping in a MASSIVE bed all by myself.
The hotel Ibis in London Earl’s Court is part of the AccorHotels group and is the closest one to Kensington where the Mad Blog Awards are held. It was really easy to locate and situated well outside of the congestion zone, with it’s own car park. The car park is standard London prices, so be prepared to spend approx £25 to stay overnight.
The hotel lobby is quite swanky with plenty of seating if you arrive before your room is ready or if you want to arrange to meet friends. I arrived around 4:30pm and was checked in immediately and up in my room all in the space of about ten minutes. My room was on the 12th floor which was the top floor and one I was hoping to stay on.
As I walked into my room I checked the view and was so happy to have a perfect view of London. I set up the GoPro and began getting ready for a night out. The bathroom was nice and big with a shower over a bath and some shower wash on the wall. My only gripe about my whole stay was the bathroom sink. It was quite high and had a flat edge to the sink. So a short person like me, washing their face, will get wet feet.
The room comes with free wifi and a TV, which I made use of once I was ready for my night out. There were also tea/coffee making facilities, a bottle of still water and a fruit bowl full of fruit, but I didn’t use any of these as I’d taken my own drinks and snacks. But it was nice to know they were there if I needed them.
Once I got back from the Mad Blog Awards my head hit the pillow as soon as I got in my room. The huge double bed was very comfortable and I slept well all night. I thought that I may hear people waking up in the morning, but I didn’t hear any sounds from outside my room.
In the morning I made my way downstairs to the large buffet breakfast. I wasn’t overly hungry, but enjoyed some beans and eggs with a glass of juice. The food on offer was fantastic and there was plenty to cater for all tastes. After I’d eaten I had another little rest in the room before a very smooth check out.
I was really impressed with my stay and would consider staying again if I were visiting the area. The view from my room was one of the best views I’d ever had whilst staying at a hotel.
My stay was provided for a non biased review.