We love any excuse for a girly sleepover so when we were invited to stay the night at a plush suite only a 10 minute walk from our houses, we jumped at the chance! Overnight bags were packed, popcorn was acquired and pyjamas were the outfits of choice.
The plush suite in question is part of The Crescent, a Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse that is made up of five one-bedroom apartments. It’s rather grand indeed with each apartment taking up an entire floor! The Crescent itself is owned by the rather-fancy-indeed Berkeley Square Hotel, which is a 30 second walk round the corner and where we headed to check-in. After a warm welcome and a tour of our suite, which included a look at the communal garden, we were informed that we were also entitled to membership at The Square Club, their own private members club(!), and the Nuffield gym and swimming pool. After digesting all that information we proceeded to dissolve into fits of giggles as we discovered to our eternal joy that the TV was a 42″ projector that filled pretty much an entire wall. There would be no gym going for these two bloggers.
We would happily have stayed for a week! Which, thanks to the handy bespoke kitchen, you easily could. There are so many gorgeous personal touches that made our suite feel so special. As well as the beautiful furniture (total interior design inspo), we loved the effort to keep things local with the complimentary welcome basket of fresh fruit, sherry, loose leaf tea, fresh coffee and hand baked biscuits all coming with tags explaining where in Bristol they had come from.
We also MUST talk about the word’s grandest bathroom (it even has a fireplace) which provided further giggling opportunities thanks to the double door being made of glass. We can’t imagine you would stay in a one bedroom suite with someone you didn’t know well but be prepared to watch your companion bathe as you lie in bed. STEAMY. If that doesn’t appeal, you also have the option to watch a TV that comes complete with Netflix and YouTube. And yes we did lie in bed watching our own YouTube channel, what of it?
After a very comfy night in our king-sized bed, we nipped back up to The Berkeley Square for breakfast at their highly regarded in-house restaurant, The Square Kitchen. We always love it when a hotel breakfast comes with a menu to order from so we were very happy indeed when we were presented with a nice list of faves! Hello eggs royale! As well as the menu selection, there was also a fabulous spread of fresh fruit, pastries, cereals, juices and, err, spreads to choose from. All the food was delicious and it was certainly a great way to start our day of site seeing (oh no wait, we live here! back to bed for more YouTube it is….)
All in all it was a real treat! The only mild miffling point we could make was the length of the free wifi password (seriously it was like tapping in War and Peace) which really isn’t much to complain about, is it?
Thanks for having us!