Z Hotel City, London - Family Travel Review


Z hotel City

*This is NOT a collaboration, I paid for my hotel stay in full

We love a break to the big smoke AKA London, there is just so much to see and do and it's a place you can never get bored of. It's also a destination that despite what most people think, you can easily do on a budget as there is such an abundance of free museums, attractions and deals to be had as well as plenty of street food and reliable public transport really does mean you don't need to spend a fortune to enjoy this bustling city, which is why we visit at least 2/3 time a year. Every time I take the kids for an overnight trip I aim to get a centrally located hotel or hostel for under £85 for a family room. 

We have stayed in an array of places from an Airbnb right in the heart of Covent Garden to Premier Inn, Travelodges, YHA, backpackers etc and on a recent trip we decided to try out a Z Hotel family room. I had stayed overnight in a Z hotel before in Soho but that was without kids so I was interested to see what their family room would offer.

Now if you are familiar with Z hotel you will know they are sort of based on a Japanese pod-style hotel, with very small rooms but with plenty of tech and luxurious touches as well as offering great locations right in the heart of London. This time we stayed at the City location which was a 5-minute walk from St Paul's and only a few minutes from Covent Garden which was great for us. 

Z hotel City

So firstly the hotel is easy to find, located on Fleet street with plenty of bus routes and we found the staff very friendly at reception and check-in was easy. There was also fruit and fresh water at reception for guests which after an early start with kids was a great way to hydrate. Once checked in you are given an electronic card to open your hotel room and like I said before the rooms are small but stylish, with the family rooms being around 13 square meters.

So what are the main features of a family room at Z hotel?

The layout is usually two large double beds one above the other - somewhere between bunk beds and mezzanine space. Each double bed has a large flatscreen Samsung HD TV with Sky along with crisp white linen and very comfortable mattresses. 

Each room also has complimentary high-speed wifi, aircon and room temperature options, tea and coffee station, a hairdryer, as well as clever storage options with hanging space and under bed storage.

The bathroom is well designed with a powerful rain shower and high-end complimentary toiletries and plenty of soft fluffy towels (not having enough towels is a pet hate of mine). 

Zest Cafe London

There was also a cafe on-site called Cafe Zest, while we didn't use it I did pop in to take a look and it was a nice option for breakfast or getting a light snack or reasonably priced lunch and was a nice added feature to this hotel but instead, we took full advantage of being within walking distance of Covent Garden. 

Overall we found this hotel very comfy, the bathroom is very stylish and the rain shower was great as well as having Sky TV to keep the kids entertained for an hour or two. The location is great as we wanted to be near the City area. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we would definitely stay again. We paid £85 for our family room. 

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  1. We live close to London so haven't stayed in a hotel there before. I am considering a stay though as I think it would be a fun experience for the family.

  2. The hotel is amazing...It seems clean and most importantly very trendy...My kinda hotels for sure.

  3. sounds like you really enjoy your vacation. I also love doing family outings, hope to visit there soon.

  4. That's nice that each bed has a TV. Each person can relax without disturbing the other!

  5. seems like an amazing place to visit with family


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