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HotelChatter's Must-Stay Hotels for Fall 2014: East London

October 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM | by | ()

Shoreditch High Street from the Ace rooftop

Introducing our handy hotel guides--HotelChatter's Must Stay Hotels--where we pick four hotels for four different types of travelers in a particular neighborhood of one major city. We’re rounding up the last few weeks with a stop in east London. Got a question about where to stay and when? Email us.

Looking for a hotel in London? You can troll online review sites, crowdsource on Facebook and comb through endless “Best Hotels” lists but why do all that when we’ve done all the work for you already?

Here are four different hotels to try in east London. So whether you’re going for pleasure or work and whether you’ve got cash to throw around or have pennies to count, these hotels will fulfill your needs. One common thread running through these hotel picks? They have all free WiFi. So during your stay, you can write us a thank you email for the recommendation.

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Now You Can 'Qbic for a Quid' Every Month

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  Site Where: 42 Adler Street, London, United Kingdom, E1 iEE
April 7, 2014 at 1:19 PM | by | ()

Although we weren't lucky enough to snag a £1 room when the Qbic London ran its recent promotion, we are pretty pleased to hear that we will have another chance: one a month, in fact.

Each month from here on, Qbic London will be offering 100 of their funky, Cubi-style guest rooms at £1 each. That gets you free WiFi, a light brekkie, and evening snack, too.

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The Qbic London is Pretty Cheap and Super Cheerful

Where: 42 Adler Street, London, E1 1EE
January 3, 2014 at 9:49 AM | by | ()

While we weren't lucky enough to score a £1 room when the Qbic London ran its recent promotion, we still felt pretty chuffed to find a London hotel for a decent price. We paid £71.10 ($117) for a the lowest-priced "No View - Scratch yer Head" (internal) room (including the 10 percent discount we received as a consolation prize for failing in our bid for the £1 room) and here's what we got.

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Snag a £1 Room at Qbic London City and Support a Good Cause

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  Site Where: 42 Adler Street, London, United Kingdom, E1 1EE
October 24, 2013 at 9:32 AM | by | ()

Remember when we told you that a new London hotel would open with rooms under $100 (£59) a night? Between December 15 and March 15, even better value is to be had, with five rooms every day at Qbic London City available at the magic £1 rate.

All proceeds will go to a good cause, only a small part of a charitable ethos that runs throughout the hotel. We sat down with Qbic’s CEO and founder to find out more about the brand and have a chance to see what exactly a ‘Cubi’, which integrates both bed and bathroom, is. Think of it as high-quality flat-pack furniture, which has allowed Qbic to turn this former office building into an operating hotel in six months.

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Qbic London City to Open in October for Under $100 a Night

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  Site Where: 42 Adler Street, London, United Kingdom, E1 1EE
September 30, 2013 at 8:52 AM | by | ()

As much as we love exploring the latest luxury hotel, news of another affordable option coming to town - particularly when well-executed (see also: citizenM) - makes us all sorts of happy. London will soon have more choice for those wanting a stylish place to stay on a limited budget, with Qbic London City opening mid-October.

The best part? Rates will start below – BELOW - $100 a night (or £59), and include breakfast and WiFi. Qbic will be in east London on Adler Street, a few minutes' walk from Liverpool Street station and close to Brick Lane and Shoreditch High Street. Inside, guests should find: “immaculate cleanliness, a comfortable bed, a great shower, soundless bedrooms and free WiFi.” Read on for more.

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The Qbic Hotel in Antwerp is Moving to a New Location

June 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM | by | ()

Much like a newborn outgrows his onesies in a matter of months, Qbic Hotels' Antwerp location is looking to move its operations to a bigger property in order to accommodate demand, despite the fact that the hotel hasn't even opened yet.

Apparently, the less than 60 rooms available at the Van Ommeren building that the low-cost design chain planned to have occupied by now just weren't enough. "We regret having to conclude that the number of rooms at this top location will be too small," Paul Rinkens, founder of Qbic Hotels, said in a statement posted on the hotel's website. "It's a beautiful building with great potential in a booming district in Antwerp."

No word on where the new location or opening date will be, but we do know that the Qbic Antwerp property will adhere to the same quirky pod hotel design as the chain's first property in Amsterdam. Rooms, which start at about $69, are called "Cubi" and feature an extra-long bed, Philippe Starck design bathroom elements, LCD TVs, Internet, safe and combination work and dining set.

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Coming Soon: Deep Purple Love At The Push Of A Button in Qbic Amsterdam

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  Site Where: Strawinskylaan 241 , Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1077
March 27, 2007 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

If you planning on Euro-tripping to Amsterdam, wait until May 14 for the opening of the Qbic Hotel WTC Amsterdam in the city's financial district. The new Qbic chain (Antwerp and Maastricht versions are due to open in September) are a kind of pod hotel that gets described as "high tech but low budget". Check-in will be self-service and breakfast comes out of a vending machine (but fresh from a local bakery) and you'll stay in a Cubi:

a cube-shaped state-of-the-art living space. Each Cubi features a practical set-up; an extra long handmade Hästens bed, Philippe Starck design bathroom elements, LCD TV, audio, safe and high-speed Internet, and an ingenious work-and-dine set. You can even change the color of your Cubi depending on your mood: Mellow Yellow, Red Romance or Deep Purple Love...

Any place that gives us Mellow Yellow lighting options is all right by us. The cheapest prices (booked in advance) will be 39 Euros (just over $50) per pod.

Related Stories:
· Qbic's Cube [Guardian]