Premium hospitality with a cause
Good Hotel London have a story that inspires. For Eco-Month, I stayed at the hotel and learnt their mission. The floating Good Hotel initially launched as a pop-up in Amsterdam and was the first of its kind worldwide. After a year of huge success, in 2016 the hotel was transported (yes, dragged by boat!) to Victoria Docks, London.
As well as an exceptional journey, the hotel itself houses opportunities. The Good Training programme offers unemployed locals hospitality training and a chance to be placed into a full-time role. Also, the entire menu is rooted from the local community. The hotel also collaborates with local charities to help them grow their businesses and offer them a platform for further development.
A Good Hotel riverside room
Our Deluxe Riverside room offered stunning views across the Thames and local landmarks. To our surprise, we were told that the hotel itself used to a prison block, hence the length corridors and wide hallways. Our room offered stylish interior, a slim desk, XL double bed and compact bathroom. I loved the added necessities, those comforts you often miss from home. These include toothpaste kits, hidden bed-side sockets for easy phone charge, as well as luxury sustainable shampoo and beauty products. To add the hotel’s story in each detail, a small Worry Doll is placed on each guests pillow. The tradition of the dolls, handmade in Antigua Guatemala, says that if you tell your worries to your doll before you sleep, the worries will be gone once you wake.
A creative space
As a young entrepreneur its always hard to find creative, meeting spots to work, focus and enjoy lunch. The hotel offers an open space with plenty of relaxed sofa seating and bar-side tables, there is plenty of light, quiet areas for phone calls and free WiFi – a rare find! I enjoyed lunch at a seat overlooking the Thames.
Tapas and cocktails!
With a love for trying lots of different tastes, we delve into the hotel’s tapas menu, accompanied by Happy Hour cocktails. Our first course served a sharing camembert (if we hadn’t had enough over Christmas!) as well as a full-loaf of fig bread. The perfect pairing of savoury and sweet. Next, we tried x5 tapas dishes (plenty for two!) including fillet steak, chorizo butter beans and king prawns. The best tapas we have ever eaten!
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Take It From Us
- BEST ROOM: Water View Corner Room
- RATES: £155 per night, for 2 people
- WHAT TO WEAR: Business-chic by day and rock the leather jacket and jeans by night
- UNIQUE SELLING POINT: Premium hospitality with a cause - the Good Hotel makes no profits, its all regenerated into the hotel's sustainability programmes
- WHAT WE LOVED: The view! Our riverside room boasted Thameside views of the O2 and Emirates Cable Cars, stunning at sunset
- WHAT WE DIDN'T LOVE: The bar closing at 11pm, we could have drank their cocktails until much later
- HOW TO GET THERE: A super easy journey on the DLR from Central London - the closest station is Canning Town
- REVIEW IN ONE WORD: Sustainable!
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