Hotel in Detail:The M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City may sound a slightly long winded name but that bit tagged on to the end, Tech City, is due to the local area being popular for tech firms. The whole local area has become known as Silicon Roundabout which is really the Old Street roundabout where many of those internet companies are based. A purpose built hotel with an iconic architectural design, bold and colourful interiors (has been dubbed the Doodle for its clours) and amazing views out over the City of London.
Guest rooms have been designed an opulent yet modern feel and guests are treated to a pillow menu and a choice of exotic room aromas. You also get both in–room WiFi and fixed line broadband, both complimentary. The bedrooms make use of the latest in high tech amenities and include a control panel that adjusts the lighting, monitors room temperature, controls the curtains and is linked to the room service. Each room has air–conditioning, laptop size safe, ironing facilities, soundproofing, telephone, flat–screen TV, iPod dock, minibar, electric kettle and alarm clock.
Bathrooms come with a rain shower, hairdryer and top brand toiletries.
24 hour room service.
Deluxe Doubles: 20 square metres.
Deluxe Twins: 25 square metres.
Club Doubles: 24 square metres.
Junior suites: 48 square metres.
Deluxe Suite: 50 square metres.
Onsite is a bar and choice of restaurants.
Tonic & Remedy Restaurant: Located on the ground and mezzanine floors. An eclectic design which fuses the hotels modern feel with the more classical rustic nature of Hoxton. The menu is a mix of traditional London and British flavours merged with a heavy New York City influence.
Tonic & Remedy cocktail bar: The place to be seen. With an inventive drinks list full of en vogue flavours, provides the perfect vantage point for people watching. Pays homage to the apothecary trade that had been located in that area of London throughout previous centuries. With a vibrant atmosphere and showcasing creativity in food and cocktails to inspire as well as indulge. Serves classic dishes and cocktails with an innovative twist.
The Sky Bar and Restaurant: Located way up on the 17th floor offering panoramic views.
Features a trendy interior in homage to Tech city (Silicon Roundabout) and ancient cooking methods for a new twist of fine dining. The restaurant has a fresh seasonal menu using local organic ingredients
Free wireless internet can be picked up throughout.
Spa at M by Montcalm Shoreditch is a chic salon offering a large range of treatments including facials, organic body wraps and hot stone massages.
There is also an onsite gymnasium and indoor swimming pool which is open all year round.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Old Street 264 yards (241 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.4 miles (2.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.7 miles (10.8 km). This location sits close to the City of London with the main Square Mile around Moorgate and Finsbury Square being within half a mile. The tourist and nightlife areas of the West End are some 2 miles (3.2 km) from the M Montcalm Shoreditch. However Shoreditch and the adjoining area of Hoxton have much to offer and has plenty of amenities, restaurants and shops all around, it is just less upmarket than the main central areas. It has also become Londons own silicon valley thanks to them many tech companies locating here and the local area has become known as Silicon Roundabout. The actual roundabout is the Old Street roundabout at the intersection of Old Street and City Road. Neatest station is Old Street at 246 yards (224 metres) and which is part of both the London underground and National rail Network. Liverpool Street Station with a direct service to Stansted Airport is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from here. Very well placed for the major arts and entertainment venue at the barbican which is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away. 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to The Angel Islington which is a fashionable residential area with some great shopping and popular market. Other local places of interest include Geffrye Museum 0.6 miles (1.0 km), Trolley Gallery 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Exchange Square (popular piazza with an English lawn) 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Museum of London 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Columbia Road Market 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Smithfields Meat Market 0.8 miles (1.3 km) and Old Spitalfields Market 0.8 miles (1.3 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 269 / 23 floors
Check-in: 12.00 (noon)
Check-out: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainAssuming your only interested in the Montcalm chain your choices nearby include:
Montcalm Royal London House: is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 92% and rates start from about £124.
London City Suites: is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 88% and base rates begin at about £108.
Montcalm At Brewery London City Hotel: 0.5 miles (0.8 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £113.
Montcalm London Marble Arch: 3.1 miles (5.1 km), rated at 94% and with rates from around £200.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Montcalm Hotels across the chain average 89% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Montcalm hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 51st from 861 London hotels, 3rd of 6 Montcalm Hotels, and 32nd of 132 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the M by Montcalm Shoreditch Tech City and not too far away (0.5 miles, 0.8 km) would be the 5 star Montcalm At Brewery London City Hotel, where prices begin from around £108 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Montcalm At Brewery London City Hotel also offers: free WiFi, a gym, a spa.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Crowne Plaza Kings Cross. 1.1 miles away (1.7 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 75% from its past guests with base rates starting at about £79.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Batty Langley's seems like a possible option, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 95%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (151-157 City Road, EC1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 1.2 miles (2.0 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 14 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 81%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Top 5 star hotel is Batty Langley's at 95%. Coming out as the top rated hotel is Kandara Guest House (3 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £103 per night. Starting from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) up to £200 at Boundary Rooms and Suites (5 Star, 88%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £138, Four Star average: £109, Three Star average: £68 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank M by Montcalm Shoreditch Tech City 11th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 5th (joint) for the 14 five star hotels in the area. The hotel is 26th of 50 (1st (joint) of 14 five star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 3rd of 45 for sheer bang for buck (Batty Langley's was top).
History: First opened in October 2014.
The building was designed by architect Will Alsop who maximised the use of natural daylight.