The perfect London staycation: a night at the Mondrian 

A couple of weeks ago we had the chance to treat ourselves to a very unique staycation at the Mondrian hotel. What a perfect way to spend some family time without the household chores: a truly luxurious experience, I can’t wait to share it with you all!

Catherine was very excited about it, we picked her up early from school and she was so ready for the party!

Our suite was a mixture of modern sleek design, combined with a few eclectic twists and a dash of copper, perfect as a vibrant finishing touch.

Mondrian loft river suiteMondrian loft river suite mini barMondrian loft river suite bedMondrian loft river suite detailsThe room was great for a family, everyone had their own space and it felt like a proper home away from home. Catherine loved to discover the various corners, giggling with excitement at each new find. She was super impressed with the size of the bathroom and so was I: it was gigantic really. With no hesitation she stripped off her clothes and, bath lotion in hand, she started to tell us how she wanted to go in the bath IMMEDIATELY; Of course Harvey joined the foam party. They love to have a bath together but I have to be VERY careful as Harvey loves to drink the soapy water: he is literally obsessed, what a little cheeky monkey he is.

Mondrian loft river suite bathroomMondrian loft river suite bathroomAfter a refreshing bath we enjoyed a breathtaking sunset over the Thames making the most of the spectacular view from our balcony. St Paul is no doubt my favorite landmark and I was delighted to see the sun setting right behind it while sipping a drink: it was magical.

Mondrian loft river suite view at sunset

Mondrian loft river suite view at sunset

We then headed out for dinner but, as expected on a Friday, it was very crowded: not the ideal scenario for a buggy and a toddler. We went back to the hotel hoping to get a place at the well known Sea Containers restaurant which is part of the Mondrian or, alternatively, go for room service. Luckily they managed to find us a perfect spot so we could indulge in some amazing food surrounded by candle flickers and soft music. I highly recommend the food and their Lava cake is out of this world, I’m still mouthwatering thinking about it, we shall return!

Mondrian loft river suite

At 8 we were back in the room with a very tired Toddler and a sleepy baby. We all watched TV on the big bed and went to sleep. I admit that I had ZERO expectations when it came to the amount of sleep we would get: we are talking about a Toddler and a baby in the same room after all. Well, it wasn’t bad at all! Catherine took longer to fall asleep but, eventually, she slept soundly despite Harvey waking up a few times as he wanted to be comforted or fed, I was very impressed indeed.

Mondrian loft river suite

After a huge breakfast we returned to our suite to catch a last glimpse of that gorgeous view and off we went: ready for a “choochoo train” adventure (tube ride) and some more London fun.

Our stay at the Mondrian was truly amazing and Catherine still talks about that beautiful “stanza” (room in Italian) and how much fun she had at the party. N.B. There was no proper party but for her the whole experience just was, how sweet are kids to get so excited about the tiniest things. I’m so glad that she enjoyed herself and that we could spend some quality family time together. If you are staying in London I can’t recommend the Mondrian enough: the staff is very accommodating and the hotel is simply stunning.

Thank you so much Mondrian hotel for an unforgettable stay!

Mondrian at Sea Containers

20 Upper Ground

London, SE1 9PD

44 (0) 20 3747 1000


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