Absolutely Lucy at Point A Hotel, London

*This Point A Hotel blog post features a gifted press stay at Point A Hotel Kensington Olympia. All views remain my own.

Planning a visit to London can be an expensive job. But as someone who visits several times a month, it’s so important to me to find new ways to cut back on costs while still enjoying my trips. Whether it’s for work or to visit friends – the same things are important to us all. All we really want is a budget-friendly accommodation that is centrally-located and doesn’t sacrifice too much on comfort. Well I’m super excited to share a fab new brand with you guys today after I enjoyed a press stay at their newest hotel last week.



Point A Hotels market themselves as the best budget hotels across London and Scotland. In fact, they’re so confident that they offer the best service, for the best price and in the best locations that they even offer a best price guarantee. I actually stayed at their Canary Wharf hotel (paid for by myself) the weekend before my gifted press stay at the new Kensington Olympia branch last weekend. It was a great experience to get to see two different hotels and to experience the same high level of service at each. If you’re always looking for a bargain – this could be a great new discovery for your next London trip.

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Luxe living at sleek Point A Hotels, London

Budget-friendly London accommodation with Point A Hotels

When I’m back in the UK, I’m always travelling to and from London for work, events and catching up with friends and family. But it can become expensive very quickly when you’re having to find accommodation as well as paying for transport and activities. This is one of the many reasons I was so impressed with Point A Hotels. Both last weekend and this weekend’s rooms would normally cost around £80-100 for the night. For those on a budget, this is a pretty good price for a night in the city, especially for the quality of the rooms they provide. It means saving your money for what you really want to be spending it on, while still enjoying a comfortable stay.

Top locations across the city

Another huge bonus is that Point A Hotels are scattered across the city in top locations. As I mentioned, I previously stayed in the Canary Wharf hotel, and last weekend I was reviewing the brand new Kensington Olympia hotel. But they also have centrally-located hotels all across London City and Glasgow, plus their brand new Point A Edinburgh which opened just a few months ago. For London stays, you can check out hotels at King’s Cross St Pancras, Paddington, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch for your next trip.

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London hotel stays, review of Point A Hotels

Luxe style and modern hotels

One thing I really loved about Point A Kensington was how chic it was. Sometimes staying in more affordable properties can mean sacrificing the luxe feel, but not at Point A. The Kensington hotel is beautiful both outside and in. While the rooms are compact to allow you a more budget-friendly stay, they remain sleek and elegant, with a modern touch thanks to the mood lighting. Whether you’re a solo traveller, or a couple on a budget, Point A have the perfect balance of comfort and modest pricing.

Welcoming staff, free wifi and a best price guarantee

There’s one thing that really takes a hotel to the next level, and for me, that’s the service. It doesn’t matter if I’m paying £80 or £800 for a night. As a paying customer, you deserve to be welcomed and treated well. I couldn’t fault the service at either Point A Hotel. Both welcomed me with a smile as I walked in the door. They were eager to help by offering a coffee, explaining the hotel layout or even guiding me to the nearest tube station. Not only this, but they took the time to chat and ask for feedback which I think is so important. It really shows the team are working hard to make sure everyone enjoys their stay, and to feel valued as a customer.

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Point A Hotel Kensington review by Absolutely Lucy

If Point A Hotels sound like the perfect accommodation for you, why not book to stay for your next London visit?

Have you stayed at a Point A Hotel? What’s your budget hotel of choice when you visit London?

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