Hotel 55: Ealing’s first Halal-friendly boutique hotel impressesHALAL STATUS Fully Halal food (inhouse Indian restaurant)
FACILITIES Free Wi-Fi • Air conditioning • Onsite parking • Room & laundry service • Safe deposit boxes
How many London boutique hotels can you think of that offer high-end cuisine from an inhouse restaurant with a fully Halal food menu?
Welcome to Hotel 55 in Ealing – a stylishly chic, 4-star establishment that puts the bold and the beautiful into boutique.
Ideally situated just 4-miles from Wembley Stadium and a 4-minute drive from Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, central London is accessible via North Ealing tube station around the corner.
If first impressions count for anything, then the friendly face manning the desk in the reception area, followed by the short walk into the atmospheric TV lounge, really does set the tone.
What follows therefrom is Hotel 55’s piece de resistence: Indian restaurant Royal Shezan (rated 4.5/5 by FtLion), that’s headed by renowned Indian Chef, Khilesh ‘KK’ Anand, who was head chef at fine dining The Cinnamon Club, and Mint Leaf in Haymarket.
This 30-cover eatery offers a very reasonably priced, fully Halal food menu, with refined dishes, which wouldn’t be out of place in a Michelin restaurant, being served in a light and airy interior, with a non-alcoholic beverage menu being introduced soon.
In addition to their modern conventional rooms (family, twin, and double) available from just £75, Hotel 55 also has luxury suites, such as their Deluxe Studio located at the back of the property’s lush, green landscape garden.
While each of the 29 rooms are individually decorated (all with king-size beds), it’s those finer details – quirky, colourful furnishings; fine art canvases by artist Leon de Caro; flat-screen TVs, and in-room tea- and coffee-making facilities – which help set Hotel 55 apart from the competition.
With perks that include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning throughout, some onsite parking, room and laundry service, en-suite walk-in shower rooms, and even safe deposit boxes, nothing appears to have been missed.
And it’s obvious too that little expense has been spared in making this place truly boutique in all that it stands for, with canopied seating also available outside in the garden’s terrace, as well as each suite boasting a separate living room and kitchenette.
So whether you’re looking to get away for a relaxing time and some much needed pampering, or a conveniently unique place to return to following a day out exploring all that London has to offer, Hotel 55 is a little oasis in Ealing and unlike any hotel in west London.
55 Hanger Ln, Ealing, London W5 3HL.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-21:00