YOTEL London in Clerkenwell review


ONE of London’s first hotels to open since lockdown, YOTEL London is a stylish and good value option for anyone wanting to explore the capital. 

There are YOTEL properties worldwide, including New York, Amsterdam and Edinburgh, but this is their first central London pad. 

 YOTEL London is a great base to explore the capital

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YOTEL London is a great base to explore the capitalCredit: YOTEL London

1. Where is YOTEL London? 

YOTEL Londonwith rooms for £42.50 – is situated in edgy Clerkenwell, home to Smithfield, Exmouth and Leather Lane food markets.

Clerkenwell, in East London, is well-known for its upmarket restaurants and stylish boutiques.

YOTEL London is a five minute walk from Farringdon tube station, with the Barbican and Old Street tube station also close by. 

While YOTEL doesn’t have its own car park, there are several nearby including Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden and Goswell Road, for those who want to drive. 

Drivers will have to check fees for the Congestion Charge Zone, which they will need to pass through to reach the hotel. 

2. What is YOTEL London like? 

YOTEL London is a stylish modern hotel and a great base to see the capital

With fun interiors, the hotel offers first-class accommodation.

While there aren’t many activities on offer at the property, there is a YOTEL restaurant and work spaces dotted around the hotel for guests.  

There are 212 rooms, all smartly designed to fit everything you need neatly into small spaces. 

Check-in can be completed at a self-service kiosk or via the YOTEL app and the hotel has a ‘book now pay on arrival’ option for guests. 

 YOTEL’s laidback restaurant offers a range of tasty dishes, along with speciality beers and cocktails

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YOTEL’s laidback restaurant offers a range of tasty dishes, along with speciality beers and cocktailsCredit: YOTEL London

3. What to do at YOTEL London? 

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YOTEL London is a great base to see London, but for those wanting a quieter day, the hotel has a number of amenities. 

There’s a 24/7 gym with a range of fitness machines for a full-body workout. 

For business travellers, there are working hubs and spaces across the hotel, with all important free superfast wifi and charging stations. 

YOTEL also has its own ‘Mission Control’ one-stop shop which is open morning and night – for anyone who needs to stock up on essentials. 

For those wanting to go out, the hotel is a five-minute walk from Exmouth Market, the well-known foodie heaven packed with independent boutiques. 

And for a spot of culture, The Barbican Centre is a 15-minute stroll away with Sadler’s Wells, the centre for international dance, just around the corner.

4.What is there to eat and drink at YOTEL London? 

Clerkenwell is home to a host of world-famous restaurants and food markets

But if you want to eat in, YOTEL’s laidback restaurant and bar offer a range of affordable and tasty dishes, along with speciality beers and cocktails. 

With street-food inspired plates including hoisin duck bao, padron peppers and flatbreads, there’s plenty to tuck into. 

There’s also a great grab-and-go breakfast, where diners choose from a menu and their order arrives in a paper bag – letting you eat in or take your breakfast out while you explore.

 YOTEL's smart and compact cabins have adjustable beds, flatscreen TVs and rainfall showers in each bathroom

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YOTEL’s smart and compact cabins have adjustable beds, flatscreen TVs and rainfall showers in each bathroomCredit: YOTEL London

5. What are the rooms like at YOTEL London? 

The rooms, known as “cabins”, range from single occupancy boltholes to family-friendly suites for four. 

The hotel prides itself on its space-saving design and tech-savvy features. 

There are smart TVs that connect to your devices, as well as blackout blinds, adjustable beds for a cosy night’s sleep and rain showers to wake you up in the morning. 

Every cabin has its own bathroom, super-fast wifi, iron, hairdryer and complimentary skincare. 

And some rooms boast breathtaking views across the London skyline. 

6. How much are rooms at YOTEL London? 

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One night’s room-only starts at £42.50pp, based on two sharing – to find availability and best rates click here

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7. Is YOTEL London family friendly? 

Yes, the hotel’s swish VIP suite has a Queen size double and extra sofa bed – perfect for two adults and two children.

There’s also a premium triple with a spacious double and single bunk bed overhead. 

8. Is there access for guests with disabilities? 

Yes – the hotel is fully accessible, with no steps between the street and bedrooms when entering through the front entrace. 

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Due to coronavirus restrictions, some activities mentioned in this article may not be available. 

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