This modern-design import provides everything you need but nothing else: en suite power shower, round-the-clock reception, air-conditioning, but not even a closet—you get hangers. Even windows come at a price. The a la carte model keeps costs down but isn’t a path to luxury, yet the facilities are clean and designed with minimalist zip. Don’t write off a windowless room’s power to mediate jet lag. Too often, however, rates are around £175, which is too much for this simplicity—around £110 would be more reasonable. My favorite location, for nightlife: Shoreditch.