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    K West: a hotel & Spa in Shepherd's Bush

    The K West Hotel is a 4-star hotel located in vibrant Shepherd's Bush, close to Notting Hill and Kensington. This hotel with a musical heritage as formerly the BBC recording studios is now a cocoon in the capital with its spa which houses London's first Snow Paradise.




     

    Presentation of the K West hotel

     

    Just like the hotel Royal Lancaster, the building initially housed offices and then the BBC recording studios before being transformed into a hotel in 2001. Thus the K West has an unparalleled musical heritage where legends like David Bowie, Bob Marley et Amy Winehouse, sang in this place.


    Today the K West is a 4-star hotel composed of 219 spacious and modern rooms equipped with High-Tech equipment, namely a tablet to order room service without having to call the reception, a connected TV and an internet connection. Free Wi-Fi.


    The hotel also has a bar with a relaxed atmosphere and a restaurant, the Studio Kitchen, which offers modern cuisine.

    But one of the main strengths of this London hotel is its spa, which, although small in size, has plenty of amenities. To relax after a long day of walking, are available (at an additional cost), a hammam, a sauna, a hydrotherapy pool and a Snow Paradise room filled with icy snow. A well-equipped gym with free access completes this offer.

     

    The rooms of the K West hotel

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    The K West hotel offers 9 room categories including the smallest, the superior room has an honorable area of ​​23 m2 and the largest named Studio of 40m2. All have plenty of storage space, a desk, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a bathrobe and slippers. A positive point because these services are not always included in the smallest rooms.

    The room shown above is an executive room with an area of ​​34 m2 which has the advantage of having a living area with a sofa bed (practical for a family) and a king size bed 2 m wide !

     

    The bathroom

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    The bathroom, although spacious and functional, is not a design masterpiece. Nevertheless, the toiletries of the London brand The White Company are of quality.

     

    Breakfast

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    Priced at £ 17, the hotel offers a full continental buffet breakfast consisting of pastries, fresh fruit, cold meats and cheeses. To complete and included in the price, you can choose other products from the menu.


     

    The Spa

     

    The K West hotel has London's first Snow Paradise: a cabin with minus temperatures in the order of -15 ° C and filled with real snow made of air and water. To emulate the Finnish tradition of hot and cold therapy, it is recommended to alternate between the sauna and the atmosphere room. This sudden and extreme change in temperature would stimulate blood circulation!

     

     


    In addition to the Snow Paradise and the sauna, the hotel spa also has a hydrotherapy pool where you can stretch out on sun loungers and enjoy the bubble baths.

    Many treatments are also offered such as facials, massages and manicures. All offers are available on the catalogue.

    Finally, access to the spa and the gym are reserved for adults and adolescents from 16 years old.

    Prices: £ 20 for hotel guests and £ 50 for non-residents

     

    What are the strong bridges of the K West hotel?

    - Good value for money for the City of London. From 149 € a superior room of 23 m2 during off-peak periods
    - Spacious rooms whose surface area for a superior room is 23 m2
    - Bathrobes et slippers in all room categories
    - USB ports, very useful for charging electronic devices and avoids having adapter
    - High-end toiletries (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body cream) from the White Company brand
    - Spa (additional charge) with many equipment and a wide choice of treatments
    - Gym (free access)
    - Free WiFi
    - Private parking lot (£ 29 / day)
    - Location : near Notting Hill, Kensington ...

     

    What are the weak points of the K West hotel?

    - Poor soundproofing bedrooms. Paradoxically, the noise does not come from outside but from people slamming them wearing them and talking loudly in the middle of the night in the corridors. Provide earplugs!
    - Non-French speaking staff and who knows little about the neighborhood to recommend nearby restaurants

     

    How to book and what are the prices?

    During off-peak periods, the price of a superior room is around € 165 and dropped to € 149 if you are a site customer  Hotels.com and that you have access to the secret prices. At this price and taking into account the geography and the size of the rooms, it is rather good value for money for the city of London.

     

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    K West: a hotel to recommend?

    If you are looking for a spa hotel in central London with spacious rooms (reasonably priced at 149 €) then the K West should satisfy you. Although comfortable, the decoration of the rooms is a little drab and could use more colors and objects to give a more cozy atmosphere.

     

    What to do - visit in the neighborhood?

     

     

    - Go shopping in the Westfield shopping center which brings together 375 brands spread over 150,000m²! (10 min walk)
    - To go see a concert in the legendary rock concert halls: Shepherd's Bush Empire. (8 min walk) and Hammersmith Apollo (20 min walk)
    - Stroll through Holland Park (15 min walk)
    - Visit the Design Museum, a museum dedicated to contemporary design of the XX and XXIst century. (20 min walk)
    - Walk around Notting Hill and have a beer in the historic pub Churchill Arms, recognizable with its richly flowered facade. (30 min walk)
    - Visit Kensington Palace, royal residence open to the public all year round. Its most popular hosts are Prince William and his wife Catherine Middleton (35 min walk)
    - Se stroll about kensington gardens (35 min walk)

     

    Where is the K West hotel located?

    Address : Richmond Way, Hammersmith, London W14 0AX

    Metro National rail bus Shepherd's Bush, Shepherd's Bush Market, Goldhawk RoadShepherd's Bush31, 49, 72, 95, 94, 148, 207, 220, 228, 283, N72, N207

     

    Conclusion

    With attractive rates during off-peak periods, the K West is a 4-star hotel located in central London and offering many services. With DJ nights and an adults-only spa, the hotel will suit couples and groups of friends more than families.

     

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