Every Hotels are simple non-starred hotels and they are that way for a reason. For the last two years the executives have gathered data from regular people all over the world and asked them by survey about the stuff they want from a hotel stay and about the stuff they could do without. And Every Hotels is the result of that. Comfy rooms without hidden charges, free WiFi and a fab location, that's basically what it boils down to.
Last Thursday I was invited by Every Hotels to come and have a look for myself.
No massive lobby with stressed out bell-boys running to and fro and an anxious queue waiting to check-in at the reception desk. Only peace and quiet. There were two tills in the tiny hall which were both manned by friendly staff. I got my personalised key card and was even escorted to my room.
The room was comfy and cosy and the bed looked huge and lush. There was a flatscreen TV hanging on the wall, a free mini-bar, albeit without alcoholic beverages, a Nespresso maker. The white-tiled bathroom looked clean and fresh with Every branded shampoo and two bathrobes. There was a rain shower, which I love, but no bath tub which I kinda love even more.
We went downstairs for dinner in the dining room and bar, where we were treated to every single dish on the Every menu. The menu is trimmed down to hamburgers in four variations, salads, pasta and pizza. For those who don't like sitting in restaurants by themselves, there is a call and collect service as well. so you can order all of these dishes and eat them in your room.
Back in our room, I looked outside through the window and although we were right on Leicester Square, which is probably the loudest part of London, you could hardly hear anything. Although my friend said she was woken up in the middle of the night by an African drum serenade, I slept right through that.
The next morning, breakfast was served in the same dining room and besides the ubiquitous English version of the morning meal, (yugh) there was muesli and fresh fruit and yoghurt, brioche bread and a variety of yummy pastries. It was a shame my friend and I had to rush off to work, otherwise it would have been lovely to stay a bit longer and savour the Every breakfast for a little longer.
If you liked the sound of staying at the Every Hotel in Piccadilly, book a room on their website and enjoy a free breakfast using my promocode.