Good Hotel London
What We Love
- A floating concept pop-up hotel at the Royal Victoria Dock, with optional breakfastStaying in a unique floating hotel moored at the historic Royal Victoria Dock
- Enjoying drinks and café classics in the fabulous rooftop garden when it’s nice and sunny
- Kicking back in sleek waterfront rooms that stand out with their minimalist décor
- Knowing that your travels are helping to improve the local community
What To Know
- The brand new hotel opened in November 2016
- Located a bit far from the city center, but there's a metro station nearby
- Guestrooms are simple and on the small side
Good Hotel London has just floated its way onto London’s hotel scene, and it’s offering plenty to wow luxury-lovers. This converted Dutch detention center opened in November 2016, following a 330-mile (288 nautical miles) North Sea crossing from its first address inAmsterdam. Today, this pop-up concept hotel is now happily moored in the place it’s calling home for the next five years: the Royal Victoria Dock.
This unique boutique barge nails the minimalist, industrial-chic vibe in its stylish guest rooms, which boast modish décor and statement-making Brazilian artwork – not to mention the views over the docks, waterfront or River Thames.Elsewhere, you’ll find a fabulous roof garden that serves drinks and café classics when the sun’s out. There’s also a sleek signature restaurant that offers buffet and à la carte breakfasts, as well as anytime global cuisine, delicious comfort food and super-healthy salads, all created with locally sourced ingredients.
But this one-of-a-kind London stay isn’t only good in name and style; it’s also good in nature. The Good Group wants travel to positively impact local communities. Following a social business model that provides training to locals who have long been unemployed, this non-profit base aims to help re-integrate those in its program back into the economy – no wonder it’s been awarded a REBEL award for its innovation and disruption.
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Cocky reception staff, prison like rooms, not enough room to swing a hamster let alone a cat. Would much rather donate to a charity of choice and sleep in a B&B than ever stay here again. Awful. It's not cheap and was encouraged to try the food on offer. Thankfully I'd eaten earlier and had a luxury bag of crisps to hand.
Management gave a bottle of Cava and chocolates to celebrate my friend's birthday which was a nice touch. Friendly and helpful staff. Compact but fully operational rooms. Lots of extra touches such as jugs of water, apples and magazines in the public areas. Fantastic roof terrace when open. Profits go to admirable causes. Would recommend
The rooms are definitely on the snug side but for a couple for one night it is fine. The bed was comfy. The bathroom needs a bit of a touch up. There is no tv which isn't major but some may miss it. The lobby is huge, stylish and comfortable so it makes up for the rooms as you can relax there instead. Breakfast was worth the £10 as it was self service with great variety. The view from the dining area is fabulous