QBIC LONDON HOTEL REVIEW
AN URBAN HOTEL THAT IS UNIQUE, COOL, CHIC AND AFFORDABLE!
Dubbed as a hotel that is “nothing like home”, upon arrival you’ll instantly see why. Quirky is the first word that comes to mind at Qbic hotel. You’ll get a sense of humour and creativity reflected from the furniture and interiors. The hotel is bringing an affordable chic hotel experience to urban London’s Brick Lane area. They’ve also partnered with local charity Bikeworks to offer guests free bikes and helmets to discover London on two wheels.
They also generate part of their electricity via an army of solar panels situated on the roof of the hotel, which is one of the many reasons they've achieved platinum level GreenLeaders on TripAdvisor.
The giant pod (named a ‘cubi’) which has been assembled in each of the hotel's rooms are a mixture between a space rocket and a garden shed. Yes this sounds odd but it works so well, it elegantly holds all elements together in an ergonomically designed configuration. There’s hosepipe details on both a clothes hanging wooden frame and an end of bed mood light feature. The bed and bathroom is supper modern and fully encased in a giant pod, giving a glimpse into what the future might hold. We particularly liked the end of bed fitted TV, Naturalmat organic superking size bed mattress and the free coffee and tea stations.
Parts & Labour
This venue is a bar, restaurant and lobby space all in one. Parts and Labour serve food throughout the day, accompanied by a fabulous selection of wine. If cocktails are more your kind of thing, they have you covered there too. It’s a really cool space which has a good eye for design and a relaxing atmosphere whereby you could easily spend a few hours working from a laptop whilst sipping on coffee (or a beer). Breakfast was superb with a solid buffet selection and interesting menu options available. We opted for avocado and eggs on bagel – super delicious!