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January 19, 2007
Extras? We had a nightcap in the Cigar du Vin, a cellar bar on-site with lots of squashy sofas in which to have a nice conversation after the hotel's Bubble Lounge closed down. We also enjoyed breakfast in the bistro style restaurant: a full English deal with sausage, black pudding, and eggs. I noticed a nice billiards room that had a very masculine feel, what with the painting of a lady astride a cigar adorning one wall! To satisfy my more feminine interests, I wish I had been able to take advantage of the SPA and get a stone massage (65 pounds) or a facial (55 pounds) or a manicure (20 pounds). Alas! Maybe we should have stayed for TWO nights! Happily, the Hotel du Vin has other townhouse hotels scattered around England in Bristol, Winchester, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Harrogate, and Henley-on-Thames. I enjoyed our stay here.
From journal Weekend in Birmingham
London, United Kingdom
June 30, 2004
The hotel occupies the old eye hospital and it's a truly impressive conversion. The room was stylishly decorated, and the bed was large and comfortable. Service was excellent.
Our one grumble was that our room overlooked the courtyard, which was very noisy until about midnight.
We didn't eat in the restaurant, although on reflection we should have done, or drink in the cellar bar. However, the Bubble Bar on the ground floor by the entrance was very relaxing for a drink during the day and was a welcome respite from the hard day's shopping we had engaged in!
Overall, it's definitely worth a visit and would be a fantastic place to stay if in town on business. They definitely know how to pamper you, and has loads of charm that the Hyatt lacks.
From journal Birmingham - Dispelling the Myths