IBIS STYLES – LONDON EALING

IBIS STYLES – LONDON EALING

Last week I was invited down to the launch party for the new Ibis Styles Hotel in Ealing. I stayed for 1 night and I had such a great stay!

Ibis Styles is part of the Accor Hotels group, the hotels are really fun, stylish, creative and….an affordable price.  All of the hotels are very unique and decorated with a different theme. In Ealing there is a movie theme throughout the hotel and the decor is really cool and quirky. The movie theme reflects Ealing’s film heritage.

The hotel is located 5 minutes from Ealing Broadway tube station which is perfect for commuting into the city. There are lots of shops and restaurants nearby which is ideal.

The rooms are extremely spacious and modern with amazing views of London. I stayed in one of the rooms on the 8th floor which was great, they even put a bottle of Prosecco in my room for my arrival! The bed was very comfortable, I had a great sleep and the room has everything you need. There is a desk area and a sofa are in the room as well as a mini bar and flat screen TV. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and all of the rooms have air conditioning.

There is a bar and outdoor terrace which is really nice to chill and have a drink. I would definitely recommend trying one of the cocktails! The distinctive touch of the hotel really gives it such a great atmosphere.

The hotel also has a secure underground car park with a 24 hour reception desk which makes a super easy check in / check out. Continental breakfast is included in your stay and served in the restaurant / bar area from 7am.

All of the staff were amazing and super friendly.  I would definitely recommend staying at the Ibis London Ealing, I can’t wait to go back!

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Website: Ibis Styles Ealing 

THE BENTALL CENTRE

THE BENTALL CENTRE

I recently teamed up with The Bentall Centre, a large shopping centre based in Kingston Upon Thames. I was invited down for the day to shop for a festival inspired outfit. Read more to see what I got up to…..

The Bentall Centre has such a great variety of shops and it has something for everyone. The centre has late night shopping, a huge multi story car park and is a short walk away from the station so it’s very convenient for a full days shopping.

 I decided to try a few different stores to shop for my outfit.

  • Zara
  • TM Lewin
  • Cos
  • H&M
  • New Look Men

I had to think to myself which ‘LOOK’ was I going for. I have a few weddings coming up this summer and a few festivals so I had an idea on what pieces I would be looking for. After looking around the shops and sticking to my budget, I managed to purchase 5 items.  I picked out 3 printed shirts, 1 pair of ripped jeans and 1 pair of smart-casual trousers.

The printed shirts are really on trend at the moment and they are perfect for the festivals I have coming up. Zara and New Look Men both had such a great selection of patterned shirts. You can see below how I styled my new Zara shirt and white Zara jeans at Wireless Festival. The weather was really hot so the relaxed loose fit shirt kept me cool for the day. Keep an eye on my Instagram @finnerz.uk to see how i style the rest of my festival outfits.

After a long day of shopping it is always nice to relax and grab some food. Luckily The Bentall Centre has a great selection of restaurants to dine in. I decided to try somewhere new and go for Lebanese at Maison du Mezze. Firstly let me say how friendly the staff are, from the moment I stepped in the service was amazing! There was a huge variety on the menu from cold mezze (hummus , tabouleh etc) to shawarma and mixed seafood. I chose the grilled scallops, Mixed Grill & grilled halloumi and each dish was delicious, but my favourite was the scallops. For dessert I had some of their home made baklava drizzled with honey which was really good. I would definitely recommend checking out this restaurant if you’re in Kingston,  I can’t wait to go back!

To top off a great day shopping I stayed at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel located a few minutes walk from The Bentall Centre. When I checked in the hotel kindly upgraded me to the King Corner Suite located on the 5th floor. The room was really spacious and even had a nice little balcony which was great as it was a really nice summer evening. The hotel has a modern bar with an outdoor terrace to enjoy food and drinks. The staff working in the bar were really nice (great cocktails) and the service was exceptional. The hotel also has a gym but unfortunately due to my late night and the bed being too comfortable I decided to have a lie in. In the morning I went down for breakfast which was served until 11am. There was a great selection (cooked and continental) and they cater for all dietary requirements. If you are looking to head to Kingston for the day to go shopping and enjoy the bars/restaurants along the river then I would 100% recommend visiting The Bentall Centre and staying the night at the Double Tree hotel.