If monochrome interiors are your bag, you might want to check out Kip Hotel, Hackney’s newest hip, urban location. Last week I did just that with friend and fellow blogger Hege In France so that we could hit the London Design Fair nice and early. The week of the London Design Festival is always a manic one with so much to see!
Opened in March 2016 and designed by brothers Mike and Ross Baxter, Kip is a low cost, stylish alternative for travellers wanting to experience design without expense. Whilst travelling up and down to London scouting a location for their new venture, the brothers came up against the problem of the lack of affordable accommodation. As a solution, they ended up building this into the philosophy of the Kip hotel…
Essentially our concept for the hotel was to create well-designed accommodation at an affordable price. We genuinely believe that stylish choices and smart design don’t necessarily have to come at a premium price – if you can design out the ‘overpriced’ bits and focus on improving the end product and staying true to your original ethos and vision.
With 105 rooms available, ranging from bijou Kip cabins, studios, bunk rooms for ‘Kip Friends’ and a Penthouse, you’re right in the heart of Hackney, on the doorstep of Hackney Central station. The decor is super sharp, clean lines with plywood and wire furniture. There are little touches of lush jungle print, large graphic signage and a scrolling Instagram screen that moves with you in the lift. Rates start at £65 for a Kip Cabin (shared bathroom and no window) up to a six bunk Kip For Friends with en-suite and lounge area at £189. Perfect for the odd one nighter in the city for work or play.
Our minimal ‘Kip Buddy’ room came with a small shower en-suite with a sliding barn door, a desk space and TV. The beds are super comfy, underneath each bed is a handy drawer on casters for storage and there are plenty of hooks on the walls with a floor length mirror. There are no frills here, so whilst you can’t roll out of bed straight into breakfast, there’s plenty of stylish cafes on the doorstep. Coffee and tea is also available 24hrs a day at reception should you fancy a 3am kick.
Kip Hotel | 2 Aspland Grove, Hackney, E8 1JW | #getsomekip