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Z Hotel Soho. Photo: Tom Sullam

Z Hotel Soho. Photo: Tom Sullam

Z Hotel Soho. Photo: Tom Sullam

Z Hotel Soho. Photo: Tom Sullam

Z Hotel Soho. Photo: Tom Sullam

Z Hotel Soho. Photo: Tom Sullam

Address 17 Moor Street; London W1D 5AP
by Romilly Street and Charing Cross Road
Neighbourhood Soho | See on map
Tube Leicester Square [Northern, Piccadilly], Tottenham Court Rd [Central, Northern]
Telephone +44 20 3551 3700
Website http://www.thezhotels.com/soho
https://www.facebook.com/TheZHotels
Price From GBP 78 (tiny singles)

It doesn’t even pretend to offer a tarted up ‘boutique’ place. Heck, Z Hotel Soho practically encourages you to spend as little time in it as possible, pushing you out to go and enjoy the city. Because wedged in behind Old Compton Street, this sweet spot is for sleep stops and not much more.

However, it’s still set apart from Soho House broom cupboards and grotty B&Bs in the same area by the price and the clean-cut vibe which keeps the cabin-like rooms – as tiny as eight and no bigger than 14 square meters, some windowless – from feeling too claustrophobic.

Frosted glass wet rooms mean you might need to turn a blind eye once in a while, especially if you’re sharing, but at least you’ve got bath facilities en-suite. While there’s little space, ceiling-suspended TV screens, Thierry Mugler toiletries, under-bed storage and a few clothes hangers should see you through, with free Wi-Fi a bonus. The temperature controls even work.

For a bit of breathing space, there’s also a café doing simple sandwiches and the like downstairs as well as a cute courtyard. Or just step outside and you’ve got all of Soho’s attractions and gay nightlife right there. Barring snoozing in a booth at Balans, there’s no cheaper and more central stay in London right now.