REVIEW: Dorsett Hotel, Shepherds Bush


Dorsett Hotel, Shepherd's Bush Review
D’you remember are outstanding review of the new Chinese/dim sum restaurant called Shikumen? Well, it’s located in the grand Dorsett Hotel in Shepherd’s Bush and we decided to stay the night to see if it made it in to our ‘to sleep’ list. It did.

This upscale, modern hotel in a former 1920s movie theatre is 3 minutes’ walk from Shepherd’s Bush Market tube station. Upon entering it’s deceivingly big and brings in a mixed crowd of trendy Asians, business folk and people who just want a getaway in London…but not Central London.

The lobby has extremely high ceilings flooded with natural light. The swanky art deco interiors makes you feel like you’ve walked into another era.

It features 317 rooms, including 24 suites, as well as an executive lounge, business centre, two restaurants and a spa complex (no jacuzzi though), all spread over seven floors.

We were expecting really clincial, ‘business-y’ rooms but our room was further from that. You can expect classy touches of gold, bedside lights resembling trees as if they have marched out of a Geisha’s kimono and fine Chinese print wallpapers. We spotted a reoccurring pattern of birds, from the bed lamps to the duvet covers and even outside our door – it adds a real zen feeling.

Our extremely spacious bathroom was made for couples with a deep bath, twin sinks and luxurious light grey marble (we weren’t quite sure whether to sleep there instead). It is all very elegantly decorated.

The staff are really friendly and will bend over backwards to help you, the food at both restaurants are a joy to eat in (although if you had to pick one we’d definitely go with Shikumen) and the ambience is pretty chilled.


Dorsett Hotel
58 Shepherd’s Bush Green
W12 8QE