Review: Point A Hotel London Shoreditch

Open since early 2017, the Point A Hotel London Shoreditch is a budget 3-star hotel located near Old Street in East London. Housed in a new build property on a quiet street, this hotel has 181 rooms, which are mainly all doubles and twins plus a couple of single rooms. This property is one of a number of Point A Hotels in London; the budget hotel chain also has other locations in Kings Cross, Canary Wharf, Westminster, Paddington – plus one just around the corner near Liverpool Street. I stayed here for one night in November 2018 and this is my review of my visit. To give you a real feel for the hotel, I’ve included my own images below. If you find my Point A Hotel London Shoreditch review helpful, be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know! 👇

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Location

The Point A Hotel London Shoreditch manages to be right in the heart of all the action around the Shoreditch/Old Street area whilst also being in a quiet spot. As someone who has lived in the area for over a decade, this is a pretty impressive feat. From Thursday-Sunday, the streets around Shoreditch a teaming with drunken revellers, so it can be a pretty noisy area to stay in (let alone live in). By locating itself on a less buzzy side street, the hotel avoids most of the noise. That said, I did get woken up at 2am by a nearby bar/club kicking everyone out at closing time but that is to be expected in central London. If you’re a light sleeper (like me) and you want to stay in the heart of the action, then I definitely recommend bringing some earplugs.

The best thing about the Point A Hotel London Shoreditch is that you’re within walking distance of pretty much everything you could possibly want. The area is teaming with great bars, restaurants, clubs and shopping, so you are really spoilt for choice. Plus, Old Street and Liverpool Street train stations are only a 7-minute walk away, so you can reach the rest of London really easily.

📍 Address: 8-10 Paul St, London EC2A 4JH

☎️ Phone: +44 20 7655 1720

Point A Hotel London Shoreditch @minkaguides exterior

Price

The Point A Hotel London Shoreditch primarily features double and twin rooms, that vary in price depending on whether you opt for a room with or without a window. If you’re on a budget and just looking for somewhere to crash for the night, their windowless rooms are a great option. Prices for their rooms vary depending on the season and time of the year, but according to TripAdvisor, you can pay anywhere between £60 – £220/night. Click here to see the price for your dates:

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Are there any benefits for booking directly with Point A Hotels? They do have a loyalty scheme, A-List, which gives you 10% off your booking if you sign-up in advance. I also liked that they offered two rates with this, an ‘A-List Saver’ (which is the lowest rate but non-refundable) and an A-List Flex’ (which is a low rate that is refundable up to 24 hours before you arrive). Both these rates are lower than the standard saver rate, so it is definitely worth opting for. Plus, Point A’s rates were as good as you would find elsewhere online so the discount is genuine. The A-List also includes other benefits at this hotel, such as free access to local gyms and discounts at local bars & restaurants (including 25% off weekday evening meals at one of my favourite local cafe/restaurants, Lantana). Overall, I’d say it’s worth signing up if you’re booking directly.

Point A Hotel London Shoreditch @minkaguides exterior

The room

I stayed in Standard Double room with a window on the top floor at the Point A Hotel London Shoreditch. I mention the window because this hotel has a number of rooms without windows for a reduced price. If you’re on a serious budget and only looking for somewhere to stay for a night or two, this could be worth considering. If you do opt for a window, you’ll either look out onto Paul St at the front or the city skyline at the back. I had the skyline view which was lovely, even on a rainy November day.

Point A Hotel London Shoreditch @minkaguides bedroom window

The room is quite compact, with just enough room for a double bed and not much else. The Hypnos bed is very comfy and faces onto a feature wall, where most of the room’s facilities are located. There’s a large flat screen TV, some hanging space, a mirror, some fold-down tray tables, a hairdryer and some power points all set into the wall. Opposite this, there is a small safe (that I could just about squeeze my laptop into), some shelves, a padded headboard, more power points and a large mirror. The room is quite well designed to fit all of these amenities into such a small space, and considering I was only there for one night, it was perfectly sized. It would even work well for a weekend, but the lack of space around the bed and the absence of a wardrobe or space to store your luggage doesn’t make this hotel a great option for more than a couple of nights.

The room had quite an advance ‘mood lighting’ and air conditioning system. You could change the tone of the room from red, to yellow to green if you wanted, which I had a lot of fun playing with after a few drinks. The air con was also easy to use and kept the room warm and cosy the whole time I was there, thankfully. Overall, the room had everything I needed for a fun Saturday night stay in Shoreditch and would definitely recommend it for a night or two.

The bathroom

Like the room, the bathroom is very compact and simple, with a shower, toilet and basin. The room came with fresh towels and toiletries and the shower was hot with good pressure. If you’ve read any of my other hotel reviews, you’ll know I’m freaked out by anything remotely gross about hotel bathrooms. Thankfully, this one was spotlessly clean, which I really appreciated.

Point A Hotel London Shoreditch @minkaguides bathroom

Breakfast

The Point A Hotel London Shoreditch offers breakfast for £9 per person in the dining area downstairs. I’m not really a fan of hotel breakfasts, especially when there are good places to go for brunch nearby, but this was one of the better ones. As you can see: cereals, fruit, pastries, boiled eggs – all beautifully presented. You were welcome to grab whatever you wanted for this price and the staff would bring you coffee or tea.

Point A Hotel London Shoreditch @minkaguides breakfast

They even had a sign up saying to ask about their gluten-free options, which I really appreciated, and they were happy to bring me some gluten-free bread to go with my breakfast. The dining area is really nice too, with a range of tables and a skylight that flooded the whole area with morning light. Breakfast is served from 6:30-10:30am Monday to Friday and 7-11am on weekends and bank holidays. If you need an easy option for breakfast during your stay, then I would definitely recommend opting for this.

Point A Hotel London Shoreditch @minkaguides dining area

Amenities

As this is a budget hotel, there aren’t many other facilities or amenities here. As I mentioned above, signing up for their A-List loyalty programme does entitle you to use a local gym for free and there is also an ironing room on each floor, just in case you’re visiting on a work trip. Otherwise, that’s it.

Point A Hotel London Shoreditch @minkaguides reception

Bottom line

Hotels in Shoreditch are often pricey or poorly located, simply because this is such a popular area of London. The Point A Hotel London Shoreditch is different because it manages to be in the heart of Shoreditch (but still on a quiet street), suit the budget traveller and have nice rooms and a decent breakfast. I was pretty impressed by this and would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to book a short stay in Shoreditch.

 

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📌 Disclaimer: This hotel kindly offered me a discount in exchange for writing a review and featuring it on my social media accounts. They made no editorial demands on me and this is a completely honest account of how I felt about my stay. As a general rule, I don’t write negative reviews: if I don’t like a hotel or hostel, I don’t feature it. So, I obviously really liked this one.

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2 Comments

  1. Cora Harrison
    17 January 2019 / 12:26 pm

    Lovely review girly!

    Heading to London next week and we would totally have booked here based on what you said. Sadly, all our business meetings are in West London rather than East so have bookmarked this for next time!

    • Minka Guides
      Author
      23 January 2019 / 1:14 pm

      Have a great trip to London hun and let’s catch up for a drink on your next one ☺

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