Like Kettner’s, Dean Street Townhouse is another Soho House hotel in the heart of Soho. However there is no harking back to another era here (see my post on Kettner’s here) and things are a lot quieter and perhaps more discreet, starting with the entrance which is so unobtrusive I must have walked past it at least three times.
On the plus side this makes it an absolute haven to step into and the moment you do, the crazy bustle from outside dissipates quickly.
This is not your typical hotel. There is only one lounge and the restaurant is next door so it’s probably not great if you’re a solo traveller looking to socialise.
It’s ideal if you want to be close to the action but still need some peace and quiet to balance things out.
I loved the downstairs bathrooms which you reach via a hidden door by the bookcase.
I booked a medium room but think we must have been upgraded to a bigger room – there are 5 room categories. Being in the heart of Soho and staying on a Saturday night it’s best to request a room on the higher floors. Of course there is noise from the streets but that’s to be expected.
Unfortunately I didn’t get any pics of the bathroom (it was quite hard to photograph) but it was a beautiful black and white shower room.
Of course being in the heart of Soho you’re not far from Liberty, some great restaurants, and if you want a spa treatment there’s a Cowshed down the road.
I love the restaurant next door for breakfast or brunch:
and a couple of my favourites are only a walk away, Little Social:
…and Pollen Street Social:
Both of these are firm favourites of mine and although they’re both owned by Jason Atherton they’re really quite different. Little Social is like a Parisian bistro with great comfort food and Pollen Street is more fine dining.
I really liked Dean Street Townhouse and would definitely stay again. For further information or to book click here.