The Good Hotel might be the best hotel in London, it at least has a very good philosophy! Their ethos is: sleep good, do good. So if you stay at the Good Hotel in London, you’ll do something good for someone else as well. And besides that, they have lovely rooms and delicious food. Scroll down to read all about the Good Hotel in London.
The Good Hotel is founded by Marten Dresen from the Netherlands. When he was traveling in South America after his studies, he set up an NGO called Ninos de Guatamala. With this organization he created education for the children of Guatamala. In 2012 and he founded the Good Group with which he links education and job creation to the tourism market. In 2016 Good Hotel opened for the first time.
What makes the Good Hotel such a great hotel is that 100% of the profits are re-invested in the Good Global Foundation. This foundation educates children around the world. It basically comes down to this: one night spend in the hotel equals a week of education for a child.
And besides this awesome strategy, the Good Hotel also helps society in another way. They work with longterm unemployed people and give them a fresh start. They can get a training and work at the Good Hotel group. It focusses on self confidence, that’s useful no matter where they’ll work afterwards. So far they’ve trained over 300 people and over 70% still works at the Good Hotel.
The Good Hotel actually opened in Amsterdam in my home country the Netherlands. After being there for a year the floating hotel was shipped to its current location at the Roya Albert Docks in East London. The hotel has 148 rooms with waterside views. Two young Dutch designers designed the hotel and they didn’t go for gold or marble but for simplicity and originality. With wood, concrete and steel; the hotel has a no-nonsense appearance.
The rooms at the Good Hotel are cleverly designed to get the maximum out of the compact space. When you wake up you can open your curtains and look across the water of the Royal Albert Docks. There are no tv’s in the room, so you can make a cup of coffee or tea and have a nice conversation with your partner. The beds are super comfortable and every room has its own shower, desk and coatrack. There’s a good wifi connection in the rooms.
Every morning you can enjoy a nice breakfast at the living room downstairs. There’s bread, croissants, granola and lots of fresh fruit. From this area you also have nice views over the water.
The Good Hotel London also has a rooftop bar where you can sit on sunny days.
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In the living room area of the Good Hotel in London you can also order lunch or dinner from noon to 10pm. I had this vegetarian salad with roasted sweet potato, pine nuts, beetroot and goats cheese and they have another delicious vegetarian salad with harissa butter beans, broccoli and buffalo ricotta. Besides salads they have many other delicious dishes like tagliatelle with asparagus, duck breast and a burger with cheddar cheese. My boyfriend went for the roasted salmon, wilted spinach and sauteed new potatoes.
There are plans for more Good Hotels in Guatamala City, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
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