Dominating the riverside, the Malmaison hotel stands tall at the northern side of the Millennium bridge. With 6 floors of guest room splendour, you are spoiled with picture perfect views from the windows.
Built in 1902 by Louis Gustave Mouchel, the former Co-operative Bonded Warehouse now houses a total of 9 floors of sheer opulence and luxury for lucky guests to enjoy. From the basement spa and leisure facilities to the the ground floor Starbucks to the upstairs Mal bar and hot new Chez Mal Brasserie.
With 122 rooms and suits under the roof, you are spoiled for choice when booking. Each room is of course finished to the exceedingly high standard you’d expect. Rainforest showers, Mal branded toiletries that you’re encouraged to take with you, Plasma TVs, a very tempting array of in-room wines and snacks and the most important thing in my opinion – a huge desk and an absolute abundance of USB charging points and plugs! Take note other hotels!
Whether you are staying for work, rest or play, the rooms provide everything you need. My only gripe is that they charge for parking. £4 for parking over night on the Quayside is definitely a bargain but when paying over £100 per night, I think the least they can do is shout you the £4 fee.
I stayed at the beginning of June as I attended an event across the road while Mr T hung out in the room. Checking in on the afternoon, the interaction with staff was effortless and smooth even right down to the Mal Bar staff making me cups of tea and cocktails at 1am!
We skipped breakfast but the smells wafted around and were very tempting!
My top tip is to ask for a room with a view and remember to validate your parking pass to qualify for the £4 rate.
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