Onin.London visits Brama Hotel

Brama is Bromley’s newest and only boutique hotel and Onin.London got to visit last Friday. A short 15 minute train  journey from Victoria Station, Bromley is the ideal place to escape London for the weekend.

Brama is set to be a home away from home for the modern traveller. There’s 23 beautifully designed rooms which combine convenience and comfort and is part of the major renovation of Bromley Old Town Hall.

We’re told that the Old Town Hall officially opened in 1907, and has since played host to the wedding of David Bowie, the local seat of government, and even provided shelter in the event of a nuclear fallout during World War II. Its foundations were laid in 1906 and it was extended multiple times before sadly becoming vacant. The re-opening of Bromley Old Town Hall signals a reinvigoration of the building’s spirit and a renewal of its purpose.

Can you imaging getting to say you’ve stayed where David Bowie got married! We’re excited we can say that now!

Checking in to Brama is super high tech with a guest app and keyless entry. So no wait time and support during your stay on a few key strokes away. While this did feel strange as call me old fashioned I like speaking to hotel staff, it did make everything very convenient and quick. No waiting in lines for multiple guests to check in or check out.

Our room was gorgeous! Modern and cosy with great amenities. Freshly made smoothies and a lovely selection of teas and coffees gave the room that extra touch. We loved the inclusion of the steamer instead of the iron and definitely think hotels should all take this on board! The only thing we felt was missing from the room was a mini fridge.

Before talking about what else Brama and Bromley Old Town Hall have to offer, you’re going to have an amazing nights sleep! The pillows and beds are probably the comfiest I’ve slept in, in a long time.

Not only home to Brama, Bromley Old Town Hall has been transformed into a new multi-use destination for Bromley, which is its first proof of concept site with a whole ecosystem of amenities. Brama joins flexible workspace by Clockwise and all-day restaurant Dorothy and Marshall, meaning guests can book a desk for their working day or a table for dinner. The space has been designed to enhance interactions, spark inspiration and cultivate a sense of true belonging.

Dorothy and Marshall is located in the courthouse of the former Bromley Old Town Hall, paying homage to the building’s history with beautiful soaring ceilings and windows that bathe the room in natural light.

For dinner both my friend and I had the seafood cocktail which was delicious. Mains we had the confit duck and the steak. Cooked perfectly, the duck just fell apart while the steak was cooked exactly to my friend’s liking.

Dessert wise, I went with the apple crumble and custard. The chef should be commended on this one for using ginger instead of cinnamon! Game changer.

Don’t forget to wash dinner down with a bottle from their lovely wine list and cocktail list. You won’t regret it.

You’ll also love breakfast at Dorothy and Marshall, the Full English and The Smashed Avocado were out top choices.

Rooms start from £109 per night on a room only basis. What are you waiting for? Get out of London and visit Brama in Bromley now.