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CitizenM Shoreditch

March 22, 2017Susan

You may have spotted on my Instagram recently, I took a trip down to London to stay in the Shoreditch branch of CitizenM.

CitizenM hotel invited me down to experience the hotel and to share it with you, my readers. Their aim is of an inclusive global community of travel citizens; rather refreshing in today’s political climate. The brand focuses on good design but also on fun and affordability. They’ve worked hard to create a space that feels like a community- and it does.

There isn’t a traditional hotel reception area; you check yourself in. There is someone on hand to help if you need it. You can choose your room at this point too, I asked which one had the best view and obviously picked it! Seventh floor on the East side of the building.

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What a view; golden hour captured. I could’ve happily sat watching this for a while through the wall to wall window.

The room felt rather Japanese- an XL King bed at one end, which was incredibly comfortable. At the other end of the room, as you come in, there is a shower and loo pod, with a vanity unit and sink opposite. It felt minimal, but by design rather than in any other way. The hardware, technology, bed linen were all high end.

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The room is controlled by an iPad, so temperature, TV, sound, and the lights. The films are all free!! I finally watched Bridget Jones’s Baby- have you seen it? The WiFi is also free at CitizenM and super quick, perfect.

The rooms are designed for travellers, for those wanting to experience all Shoreditch has to offer. Not really for people who want to lounge around all day in their beds (there’s no kettle). It’s very much a make the most of your location type hotel, the location being right in the middle of Shoreditch with bars, eateries, galleries and markets all around five minutes away.

For those worried about the lack of kettle- all teas and coffees are free downstairs in the lobby area for guests.

To be honest I did miss having a kettle in the room, perhaps its a Northern thing. I could’ve gone down to get myself a herbal tea before bed, but I was too lazy (…plus PJs!)!

The room included breakfast and there was literally anything you fancied. I inadvertently ended up with a protein plate; bacon, sausage, beans, avocado, Parma ham, salmon and grilled tomatoes. Yes all on the same plate! There were different pastries breads, cereals, fruits, yogurts- and a barista to make the coffee. Basically whatever you fancy; an incredible amount of choice and all tasting really fresh.

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The lobby was my favourite part of this hotel.

Full of modern art, kitsch collectables and uber cool furniture, it was spacious and full of light. There are desks and even Mac’s to work from. I was pleasantly surprised that even though it was a Saturday, there were so many people having meetings and doing their side hustle from this great spot.

stylish lobby to work free wifi shoreditch

For me the lobby area and the community feel is where this hotel strikes gold. Its a great price point in a central location. People come here to network and I could feel the creative sparks flying across the room.

vitra furniture

Completely agree with that cushion!

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Comments (26)

  • Kirsty

    March 22, 2017 at 8:03 am

    I really wanted to stay here in NYC as they look so cool but it was already booked up! I love shoreditch, it’s my old stomping ground from when I lived in London! The hotel looks so cool!

    1. Susie

      March 22, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      I’d love to see the other ones around the world

  • Lucy

    March 22, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I’m hoping to stay in one soon. Looks like you had an amazing time. Love the view so much X

  • Kate

    March 22, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I love citizenM hotels and their Shoreditch one is particularly lovely! Great photos Sus x

  • Adorngirl

    March 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Wowza! Looks like such a cool space.

  • Hannah Trickett

    March 22, 2017 at 10:38 am

    It’s so good tha there’s one in Shoreditch now! Such a great hotel

  • Kathryn

    March 22, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Ha! I completely agree with the cushion too. The communal area looks and sounds great and the rooms are a good functional place to lay your head so great for travellers. I’m bookmarking this for when I need a London hotel for work and am kids-free – it looks perfect! xx

    1. Susie

      March 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      So perfect for that Kat!

  • Carole King

    March 22, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I haven’t stayed but I’ve had a tour of the one in central London. They are perfect, as you say, if you don’t want to lounge in bed. I’ll have to check out the Shoreditch one. x

    1. Susie

      March 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Yes do! Thanks for stopping by

  • Kimberly Duran

    March 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    What a cool hotel! Love the look of the lobby and I love the idea of everything being so up-to-date in terms of technology (there’s nothing worse than staying in a hotel with 2 channels available)! Although I think I’d miss the kettle as well 🙂 Great pics too xxx

    1. Susie

      March 22, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Hehe- you are virtually a northerner after all!

  • MissPond

    March 22, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    What an amazing sounding hotel! I’d love to stay there 🙂 The decor is incredible!

  • Laura Nolan

    March 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    This sounds like an amazing place to stay, especially if you just need a room for a night! I have looked at their hotels before and now think I should book one for my next trip!

    1. Susie

      March 22, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Do it! They are fab

  • cate

    March 22, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    The lobby looks beautiful, I love all the different style chairs. The best bit about citizenM though is those huge windows, what a lovely view! x

    1. Susie

      March 22, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Yeah its so light and bright!

  • Karen – Making Spaces

    March 23, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Looks fab! Love the lobby pics. But yeah, having a kettle in your room is an absolute must. I’ve been known to take my own tea bags on trips away… not sure how i’d feel about taking my own kettle!!x

    1. Susie

      March 23, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Haha!! Me too Karen!

  • Candy Pop

    March 24, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Such a fabulous hotel! x

  • Stacey Sheppard

    March 24, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I’d love to stay in one of these hotels. They look so cool! This one has a great location too. Your photos are great!

  • Fritha Strickland

    March 26, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I’ve heard great things about citizenM hotels! This one looks brilliant! X

  • Lazy Daisy Jones

    March 26, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I plan on staying in everyone !!
    Paris is next on my list…the tower Hill one was superb too.
    Stayed there with my 15 year old he was super impressed!
    We are loving your images xx

    1. Susie

      March 28, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Thanks so much! Can I come?

  • Arianna

    March 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Looks like such a cool place! I do love Shoreditch as well!

  • sienna

    April 26, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon every day. It’s always useful to read through articles from other authors and practice something from other sites.

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