Hotel Rock 'n' Roll
Now here’s a London hotel that ticks a lot of boxes, but not at the expense of an individual identity. K-West Hotel & Spa might not be bang in the centre of town (though it is two minutes from Shepherd’s Bush tube station) but that means the rooms are a decent size. You also don’t have to pay a fortune to stay there. Dhs600 will get you a bed for the night. More interestingly, it has a distinctly rock ‘n’ roll air, as witnessed by the music biographies in the lounge area, the DJ playing decent music in the lobby at the weekends and the staff decked out in converse and skinny grey and black uniforms.
And this isn’t some naff attempt to be hip. The hotel is over the road from the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and not far from the Hammersmith Apollo, which has meant that many famous bands have used the hotel as their base over the years when playing nearby. So that familiar looking guy sitting near you at breakfast? He might actually be famous enough to be able to get away with wearing those sunglasses indoors.
Finally, it has a gigantic Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and, in a touch worthy of Dubai, a snow room. It’s perfect for anyone recovering from a big night out. Which is probably most of the other guests at the hotel. In the interests of thorough reviewing, we also tested this theory and can confirm that the spa really does help. Who says rock stars get to have all the fun?