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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Lovely place in a beautiful location! Helpful staff and a lovely quirkiness to the hotel! Would stay again and take advantage of the area more! Very close to o2 are a and emirates cable cars! Would love to stay again!
A fascinating hotel floating in Royal Victoria Docks. Definitely a hotel to try once. Unfortunately Royal Victoria Docks is also the location of City Airport so the 6am flights wake you up. The overall standard of the hotel is average and the rooms are very basic. Communal areas need redecorating and none of the toilets flushed properly. Maybe less money to good causes and more into getting the hotel up to standard.
Really well designed hotel - interior and exterior were really nice as were the communal areas.
Bedrooms were simple but very nice, well thought out and made good use of the space. The rooms aren’t massive but then again, it is London and they have been planned well, working perfectly for a short stay!
You’re a 2/3minute walk from the DLR and you can get pretty central in 20 or so mins if you swap at Canning Town - pretty easy journey plus you’re also a 1minute walk from the Emirates Skyline which is so easy if you’re watching a show at the O2.
The staff were great, really helpful, friendly and nothing was too much. I understand that the hotel actually takes on and trains some unemployed people which is also a great initiative - perhaps this is also motivating the staff hence why they were so helpful? Just a thought!
All in all highly recommend Good Hotel.
My husband and I stayed at Good Hotel for 2 nights last week and we were very impressed.
We were expecting no frills but the whole trip was wonderful. All the staff were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble and them saying hello/ good night when we walked past reception was lovely (a small gesture but something that gets forgotten in a lot of places). Breakfast was very good and plentiful and the coffee was a nice quality too. The location is excellent very close to the DLR and the Emirates cable car is right next door. Overall a fantastic stay and I would definitely book again.
Thank you to the whole team. 😊
The staff here are super-friendly and helpful. I arrived before my check-in time and having not specified a twin i was allowed to check in early to a double room. I asked if it could be changed to a twin and the reception staff were only too happy to arrange this for me.
The room itself was very small, but well-decorated, clean and well-equipped - there were even complimentary ear plugs, which were not necessary as the room’s soundproofing proved more than adequate.
The view over the dock at breakfast was pleasant and the breakfast area was warm and contemporary.
For £65 midweek I was very impressed and would definitely stay here again.