M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City
What To Know
- You can easily hop on the tube at Old Street station just steps away from the hotel
- Major attractions (think: Tower of London, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, etc.) are less than 3 miles away
- Free WiFi works well
- Free WiFi
With a stay at M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City, you’ll be centrally located in London, convenient to Barbican Arts Centre and St. Paul’s Cathedral. This 5-star hotel is close to London Bridge and Tower of London.
Make yourself at home in one of the 269 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. 37-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club and an indoor pool. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a hair salon.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.
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I really enjoy this hotel. Unique rooms with modern tech, a real cocktail bar with an expansive list of cocktails, and the spa & pool are straight out of a Versace catalog. Make sure to pack your bathing suit and enjoy the amenities. The staff are friendly and accommodating.
Shoreditch is the place to be with regards to lot of startups, attracting lots of talented people and also creating an environment with trendy bars, restaurants etc. The hotel M by Montcalm is a very nice styled 5 star hotel right in that area. Definitely a place to come back to. Great Gym btw
I would suggest to expand breakfast choice a bit
Great location, great service, great food. Super friendly personnel. Fresh and tasty breakfast at the Plate. Awesome cocktails! Very comfortable room. Had my own Nespresso machine. Will certainly return for business or leisure.
I had a one night stay at the hotel for my partners birthday, the staff were very helpful, it was one of the best experiences i have received from hotels in London. The service was excellent. Angela was very helpful over the phone when i was making the booking. They upgraded me to a better room and was amazed by the set of the room that Lucy kindly done. They both went above and beyond with their services for an unforgettable experience. I will be sure to stay here again.
The Montcalm seemed quite good at first. It's not a 'budget' hotel by any means. It's moderately expensive to stay there, but nobody minds paying for quality.
It is modern, clean and pleasant.
The rooms are nice and fitted out to a high standard, with the emphasis on comfort and convenience (everything's controlled by digital push button panels). They seem to have plenty of staff on hand.
Unfortunately, they are much better at writing their promotional material than they are at delivering on their promises.
They say, "The Montcalm team are committed to providing you with the highest level of service". Our experience was quite the opposite. .
My partner and I checked in on Sunday evening (for a relaxing break after a couple of very stressy weeks and some travelling). Check in seemed to take a long time and wasn't very efficient -- but you could say that about many hotels these days. It's apparently impossible for staff to check guests into a room without typing your life story into a computer.
We were very specific about the type of room we wanted. When we went to the room, it wasn't really suitable for us. It was a corner room and the TV wasn't in front of the bed, but on a different wall on the other side. We went back to reception and asked for a different room. They _did_ give us a different room and it was satisfactory. It would just have been nice if they had pad attention to what we asked for the first time.
When we checked in we asked for two ice buckets with ice. When we asked for this, we were of course perfectly calm, pleasant and polite. 20 minutes later, nothing had happened. The Prosecco we wanted to chill was still waiting for a bucket to chill it in. Remember those promises about the 'high standard of service'?
We phoned reception and reminded them about the ice buckets. Again, we were of course calm, pleasant and polite. We were assured they would see to it right away. 20 minutes later, still nothing.
I had to get dressed, go back in the lift to reception and ask for the ice buckets for a third time. It had been a long day for me, so I did get a bit angry at having to ask three times for something so simple. I wasn't proud of this, and I practically never get angry about things like this, but it was an exasperating situation in a hotel that is supposed to offer a high standard of service.
The man I spoke to on reception was rather stone faced. He gave me the usual 'I can only apologise' speech, although he didn't sound like he meant it. Eventually, at the third time of asking, and after a further delay of about 15 minutes, the requested ice buckets were delivered. Hurray! We only had to state the same, simple request THREE times.
What else can I tell you?
The rooms are pointlessly and hopelessly 'hi-tech'. Neither my partner nor I are particularly thick, but trying to figure out how to work the thermostat, the lights and the 'entertainment' system felt like a laterial thinking challenge. There are icons and digital readouts, but no actual information or even helpful clues. The hotel makes it clear that guests can ask for help if they need it, but (a) why should it be so hard?, (b) how about some information in the room that people can understand, (c) who wants to have staff visiting the room and fiddling with controls late at night. (d) see the saga of the ice buckets... responding to requests isn't this hotel's strong point.
The room was spacious and comfortable. The bed was good quality. The bathroom was nice and clean, and I enjoyed a nice hot shower in the morning. But lots of hotels offer comparable facilities, and some of them -- amazingly enough -- actually listen to guests and respond to requests. If I were you, I'd choose one of those, instead of this place.