Hotel Indigo, a Pet Friendly Hotel in the heart of London, yes truly!
June 6, 2018
There are numerous reasons to treat yourself to a stay at Hotel Indigo, but for us it was the fact that they were happy to accommodate our four legged fur ball, an 18 month old cockerpoo, Hero. Boy did he get an ‘A list’ celebrity welcome, he enjoyed very special treatment and a gift pack including treats, balls, a cushion pad and doggy bowls! He even had his own put-up bed in the room, mind you I’m not sure it was meant for him, shhh, don’t tell! Mind you we didn’t do too badly either, a rather delicious bottle of red met us, most welcome and a super way to begin our visit.
Other reasons to visit this very hip hotel would be the dining, the inspired decor and the wonderful business centre.
After a speedy check-in and a little rest in our simply exquisite room we made our way downstairs to the restaurant. Theo’s Simple Italian restaurant was superb, although I’m not sure why it’s called ‘simple’, it was an extremely polished experience, the cuisine, service and decor were superb, we enjoyed a few hours here for dinner on the private terrace for two, but of course there were three of us, Hero was most welcome and behaved like the star he is.
We enjoyed a chilled bottle of rosé while perusing the menu. My husband decided the freshly made tomato and red pepper soup would suit him down to the ground and I opted for courgette stuffed with ricotta. Both dishes were delicious and not too big, we both find large portions rather off-putting. We followed this with a specially prepared tomato, prawn spicy pasta dish for my husband and lamb with seasonal veggies for me. The lamb had just the right amount of pinkness, was soft and succulent and the pasta spicy and rich. We followed with sorbet and a classic tiramisu. Fully sated we took the little fur ball for a walk to finish the evening, before retiring to out gorgeous room.
Our room was truly beautiful, we were on the first floor, a tangerine lit hallway led to our room overlooking the gardens that the local residents are able to take advantage of, the sun was shining and the large double opening doors allowed it to shine in. The bed was comfortable, perfect for us both, nicely firm. The room had a luxurious feel about it, the soft furnishings were luscious velvets in deep peacock blue, it gave a feel of opulence. The artwork was stunning, it featured a stunning display of the local area. Each room has a different design and features hue – purple, blue, orange, and they are all organised in a thoughtful and comfortable way. There seemed to be more towels and bathroom goodies than usual, more teabags and coffee choices and delicious biscuits. The room was not huge, but it was designed to make maximum use of the space, ensuring we didn’t feel cramped.
The bathroom had spacious walk-in shower that was really powerful, a lit up magnifying mirror and a great hair dryer. The hotel seemed very busy, but the rooms were quiet, as was the street outside due to the fact the hotel is in a residential area, so we had a great nights sleep. We woke up ready for our breakfast, again we asked for the private terrace because we had Hero with us, and yes he does go everywhere with us, he’s a lucky little pooch, some may say ‘spoilt’!
Breakfast was delicious, fresh fruit and pastries followed by freshly cooked hot stuff. I had a bacon sandwich, but not as we know it…sourdough bread with avocado, smoked bacon and fried egg, perfect! My husband had the man brekkie, full on everything, absolutely delicious, a great way to start the day and of course we had an extra sausages for Hero, I think he’d like to move in!
We enjoyed several cups of freshly brewed coffee while reading the Sunday papers, before regretfully checking out.
Our experience at the hands of the hotel and restaurant staff was top notch, faultless, this is a hotel full of fun, life and soul, we highly recommend it, especially if you have a dog!
Hotel Indigo is situated perfectly for the Earl’s Court exhibitions, both the Victoria & Albert and Science museum. The neighbourhood is a smart and well kept area, where exquisite Victorian architecture reflects an old- fashioned culture, but lurking secretly beneath this awfully proper facade is a diverse mix of cultures with a quirky, fun community.
W: Hotel Indigo
A: 34 – 44 Barkston Gardens, London, SW5 0EW, United Kingdom