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A la Colthard: K Hotel West and spa

The K hotel is located in that rather anonymous quarter Estate agents called Olympia Village between Shepherds Bish and Olympia.  Its not an obvious  place for a cool boutique hotel but for that K Hotel impressed. I  went there for a day of spa and lunch treating my godson’s mother. It got off a to bad start when the staff greeted us poorly letting us hang round at the entrance . This is one of my bugbears: a bad greeting creates not just a poor first impression but sets a bad tone and  taste . However we recovered as the spa area was impressive containing a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room , snow room and loads of comfy chairs to sit. Two had  foot bowls and we sat with our feet immersed in them,  like a couple of  old biddies.

For lunch in the kanteen restaurant I ordered squid with chorizo,a tangy dish that worked well. My main grilled chicken with yoghourt and couscous was less of a success. The chicken was very dry and boring. Carol said her linguine and jumbo prawns were  excellent followed  by a  tasty sticky toffee pudding. We had 2 glasses of sauvignon  each. Spa and lunch is a   good combination. Most who enjoyed the spa were still in bath robes  for lunch which gave the impression more of a sanatorium  if not asylum than a cool restaurant but we did not  mind as we had a good old gossip about old flames .

I had a deal for both spa and lunch but judging by the cost of individual treatment the K hotel would be on the pricey side but sometimes we girls deserve pampering.

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About Daphne Colthard

After graduating at RADA but finding no roles Daphne went into magazine journalism with Good Housekeeping. Widely recognised as one of the country's leading restaurant and hotel reviewers, particularly by herself, Daphne is the author of "Bedded and Breakfasted", a light hearted chick novel and Grand Hotels DC: the Daffers Dictionary. Daphne lives in West London and is married to an investment banker Oliver. They have 2 boys Humphrey and Tarquin. More Posts