Hotel in Detail:Opened in May 2017 The Curtain Hotel was the brainchild of New York hotelier Michael Achenbaum. A luxury five star hotel in the midst of trendy Shoreditch, not just a hotel but complete with a restaurant, live music venue, members club, rooftop pool and lounge, 24–hour gym, treatment rooms and its own cinema. You even pay nothing for the WiFi, its free and available throughout. This is a fresh new take on the luxury hotel market and can be described as upscale quirky chic.
The Curtain Hotel describes the rooms and suites as warehouse living with impeccable style. Features include exposed brickwork, hardwood floors and iconic photos. The rooms all have extra with large windows.
All the bedrooms come with air conditioning, seating area, minibar, safety deposit box, ironing facilities, sofa, soundproofing, hardwood/parquet floors, wardrobe/closet, telephone, radio, flat–screen TV, tea/coffee maker, minibar with handpicked selections, electric kettle, high end Bluetooth speakers, wake–up service and alarm clock.
Bathrooms are finished in marble and have a Rain and Steam shower (some have a bath), hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers and free toiletries.
Some rooms have a terrace. Hangover kit and Love kit are also supplied (charges apply).
Hotel has a room service.
Tienda Roosteria: Specialises in tacos, margarita slushies topped with edible glitter and tequilas. Laid back ambience furnished with tartan armchairs and eclectic works of art. Set on the ground floor of The Curtain, Tienda is all about the walk–in; from lunchtime tacos, to after–work beers, late night cocktails and beyond. Old school R&B and Hip Hop keep it lively seven nights a week. Daily changing Tienda Lunch Box can be eaten indoors or out.
Open from 11.00.
Red Rooster Shoreditch: Celebrates the roots of American cuisine, channeling Southern soul food alongside the diverse culinary traditions of New York and Northern Europe along with a cosmopolitan perspective. Infuses the cuisine of the American South with his own cosmopolitan perspective. Staying true to its Harlem roots, the London Red Rooster outpost features many of the same dishes as the original, along with some new ones, created especially for its new London home.
Lido: This is the rooftop all day and all year round brasserie with a Moroccan–inspired pool. Suitable for all climates thanks to its retractable glass roof and walls. Serves up fresh, seasonal fare with amazing sky views. Open to hotel guests and Curtain members only.
open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
THE GYM: Open 24 hours and with the latest high tech equipment. Themed classes such as Boom Cycle, plus yoga & circuit training.
The Pool: Located on The Curtain Hotels rooftop and only open to hotel guests and members. Heated and open through the evening so you can swim under the stars.
THE SPA: Located underground and the place for a massage from professional masseurs (anything from sports to hot–stone) or a manicure from the Imarni Nails. Men's Society are also on–hand to offer the anything from a haircut and a wet–shave, to a facial.
The Curtain hotel has lifts to each floor. Daily maid service. Business centre with facilities such as fax and printing. This is an all non–smoking hotel but there are outside designated smoking areas. 24 hour reception.
Other services include shoe shine, dry cleaning, concierge, luggage storage and laundry.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Shoreditch High Street 299 yards (273 metres), Tube Station: Old Street 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.9 miles (1.5 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 7.1 miles (11.4 km). The hotel has 3 network rail mainline railway stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km). The Curtain Hotel is located on the edge of the City of London and close to Shoreditch as well as Whitechapel. This is an area that has brown in recent years as a hub for tech companies and Silicon Roundabout is just 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from here. Convenient for Shoreditch Overground Station at 281 yards (256 metres) from here. A thriving area and although some 2.5 miles (4.0 km) from the main central London areas there is still much to see and do in the surrounding area. Almost on the doorstep of the hotel is Dinerama Global Food Market. This is a street food market over two floors with 15 different food outlets. One of the oldest squares in London is 492 yards (449 metres) to the north at Hoxton Square. Dating from 1683 Hoxton square has a thriving arts, media and entertainment scene plus including bars and restaurants. Other places of note close by include Rich Mix Cinema 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Trolley Gallery 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Finsbury Gardens and Bowling Green 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Finsbury square Farmers Market 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Old Spitalfields Market 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Petticoat Lane Market 0.5 miles (0.8 km) and the Barbican Arts Venue 0.6 miles (1.0 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 120
Check-in: 12.00 noon
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
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.
Milesfaster ranking: 261st from 862 London hotels, and 97th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.4 miles, 0.7 km) would be the 5 star South Place Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £176 and which has a 91% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Montcalm Royal London House. 0.3 miles away (0.4 km), has scored 92% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £119.
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 The LaLit London seems like a possible option being 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from the The Curtain. The LaLit London has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (45 Curtain Road, EC2 postcode) which we list extend for a 1.0 miles (1.6 km) radius. They are made up of 16 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 81%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Top rated of the local hotels is Batty Langley's (5 star) at 95%.
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £108 per night. From a low of £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) and the highest rates top out at £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 92%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £146, Four Star average: £110, Three Star average: £73 and Two Star average: £49.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank The Curtain 12th (joint) of 50 area hotels and 6th (joint) for the 16 five star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 47th of 50 (13th of 16 five star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 22nd of 43 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (Batty Langley's was top).