Hello you lovely lot! I hope you had a lovely weekend spent chilling
out and drinking tea (or ya know…countless glasses or vino) and eating
all of your favourite foods.
I’m so excited to share this post
with you and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
So let’s get straight to it shall we?
A couple of weeks back my
mum came down to visit and to help me redecorate my bedroom and office
(blog reveal coming soon) and as a treat/escape from the smell of wet
paint we checked into the lovely La Suite West Hotel for a mini
staycation. I for one love staying in hotels, even if only for a day or
two and even if it’s not somewhere hot, in a far off destination.
There’s just something so nice about not having to make the bed and be
able to order room service…yay!
La Suite West is a minimal
boutique hotel located within walking distance to Notting Hill and
Portobello Road Market. As soon as you enter you can’t help but feel relaxed.
The dimly lit reception with beautiful candles burning (they smelt
incredible FYI) and gentle music playing in the background creating the
most tranquil of scenes. We were booked into one of the Deluxe Double
rooms, a spacious and well put together room that just screamed ‘cool’
vibes. The decor was slick and minimal and all in all just felt like the
perfect hangout to hide away and relax for a couple of days.
obviously it goes without saying that the bed was a real highlight for
me I mean come on – look at it! But it didn’t only look good, it was so
comfy, the pillows might as well have been clouds they were so fluffy!
Adding even more #bedroomgoals was the TV aka, a must have in my future
dream home. It raised up from the end of the bed!!! You could turn it to
face the sofa in the living area of the room or just do what mum and I
did, pour a glass of bubbles, open a box of chocolates, lay back on
the bed and watch an episode of Coronation Street. I deal situation.
Of course the other biggy I like to check out whenever I’m staying in a
hotel is the bathroom.
As a self confessed bubble bath addict the bathroom for me is always a make or break situation and luckily this one did not disappoint. Now I’m not the biggest fan of the phrase ‘Instagrammable’ but omg I can’t help but use it to describe this bathroom. I mean it’s every bloggers dream! Marble everywhere! The walls, ceiling, floor and fittings were all marble and it was amazing.
The bath was huge, a big thumbs up from me and the floor was heated which my mum was positively thrilled about! So after we both took it in turns to have a luxurious bubble bath (we even called down to the bar to order a bottle of bubbles on ice for an extra little treat.) We then laid in bed and ticked off the breakfast menu for the morning.
Decisions made, we hung the menu on our door to be collected and went to sleep and when we woke we were greeted with a breakfast feast…
As you can probably tell by the pictures we completely spoilt! Freshly squeezed juices, mum went for grapefruit and I for OJ and then a selection of fruits, yogurt and granola and a cooked breakfast. It was beautiful and cooked to perfection. A great way to start the day!
After a quick break to have some tea and watch a bit of day time television (Jeremy Kyle is my guilty pleasure) we got ready and headed around the corner to Notting Hill. We had afternoon tea booked at 1 o’clock at the hotels restaurant ‘RAW‘ giving us enough time to wonder along the pastel houses and antique shops in the nearby streets. After walking for a good few hours our appetites were back and we were ready to try out the healthy, gluten free, vegan ‘alternative’ afternoon tea back at the hotel.
We started off with alcohol free wine followed up by an array of vegan sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.
It was a lovely end to our staycation and left us feeling full and very happy indeed!
La Suite West was a wonderful hotel with excellent service provided throughout our stay. The location meant it was the
perfect place to wander around the nearby parks and markets and all in
all both my Mum and I had such a lovely time and a much needed break.
Thank you La Suite West team, I’m sure I’ll be back again soon!