Mr Lippie and I decided to start our honeymoon early, so the day before our flight to the Maldives we popped along to the K West Hotel and Spa in Shepherd’s Bush for an afternoon of last minute shopping, and an evening of pure relaxation. We’re so glad we did!
Around 11 years old, the K West is based in an old BBC office building (as you’ll be able to tell when you’re wandering down the corridors, in a good way, I promise you!), and the hotel is literally a five minute walk away from Westfield, and the tube/overground rail stations. It’s ideally situated for an afternoon of shopping, and it’s easy to get to Central London from here too, making it a great base for either tourist-stays, or in our case, a base for locals to see London a little bit differently.
K West has an amazing wet-spa, and we spent several hours in there, utilising the steam rooms, the bubble beds (in the pool above), the sauna, the “kuddles” (below):
And, our favourite, the snow room, which has real snow!
It’s London’s only snow room in a spa, and it’s a real experience. I loved running from the sanarium into the snow room, and back again, over and over! The bubble beds were such fun too, once you got the hang of not floating off them!
All the bedrooms feature king-size beds, and our room had a California Super-King bed, which is, it must be said, the biggest bed I’ve ever seen! Big enough for us both to starfish, and still have room for at least two more people in there … well, in theory …
A great, comfortable (more important to me than trends these days), well-stocked bar rounds out their offering, they have a great selection of cocktails, and, even though MrLippie and I found ourselves too relaxed to hit the bar after an hour or two in the spa, it definitely looked like a great place to hunker down with a drink and a snack for the evening. It’s a friendly and welcoming place, literally every staff member we met during our stay was smiley, and took the time to wish us good morning or afternoon – NOT service we’re used to in Central London!
Breakfasts at the K West are hearty and delicious, there’s a selection of pastries to get you started (I still dream of their mini-Pain au Raisin!), then you can have the cooked breakfast of your choice to follow, which features such delights as American-style pancake stacks, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs or the old favourite, the full English. The sausages are *excellent*, by the way.
All in all, K West Hotel & Spa gave us the best possible start to our honeymoon, and we’re very grateful for the opportunity to go visit and find out more about them. They’re holding a couple of open evenings, one on 12th and one on 19th December, if you want to pop along and find out more for yourself (and grab a drink and a canape or three, whilst you’re about it, too!). I can’t recommend the place highly enough, we’ve both said that if we had the cash, we’d try and stay here a lot more often! Visiting a hotel on your doorstep might be a little odd, but when it’s a great hotel, then it’s real treat …
The Fine Print: The Lippies were guests of K West Hotel & Spa.