Showing guests “their way”. Dao by Dorsett West London

By Beverley Uddin Khandakar

Shepherds Bush Palladium

Showing guests “their way”. Dao by Dorsett West London

Shepherds Bush Palladium

Dao by Dorsett West London’s apartments are tailored to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers and offer guests a unique and luxurious stay.

Dao translates into English as ‘the way’ and emphasises how Dao by Dorsett aparthotels will empower our guests with the choice and flexibility needed so they can truly travel the way they want to. The value of connections in life is more priceless than ever. By offering a longer-stay option with thoughtful services and amenities, our guests will be able to maximise their time reconnecting with loved ones and sharing memorable moments with the local community as they start to travel and explore the world again!” 

President and Executive Director of Dorsett Hospitality International Winnie Chiu

Located adjacent to Dorsett Shepherd’s Bush Hotel, Dao comprises of 74 high-quality serviced apartments overlooking Shepherds Bush Green, just five-minute’s walk from Westfield London and the vibrant White City area.

This was our first apartment stay in London, so we didn’t know what to expect. To say we were surprised is an understatement. We stayed in a two-bedroom duplex apartment, which is ideal for families or friends travelling together. It was set on two floors and included two double rooms with king-sized beds, ensuite shower and bath, luxe furnishing, Greener Lifestyle toiletries, fluffy white towels and ultra-soft. microfibre bathrobes. On the lower floor, there is a sleek dining space and kitchenette furnished with designer hob, oven, fridge and dishwasher, complimented with a range of kitchen utensils.

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The apartments are modern and spaciously designed with well thought out fittings and furnishings, including chic sofas and the latest in-home audio entertainment.

Dao by Dorsett shares the lobby with Dorsett Shepherd’s Bush Hotel and the glamorous, relaxing atrium area which hosts Jin Bar – perfect for a delicious breakfast buffet, meeting friends for an evening drink and snack, or a business meeting. Alternatively, Authentic Chinese Restaurant, Shikumen, located close to the main reception, serves lunch and dinner, Monday to Sunday 12.30 – 23.00.

Whether you want to relax or keep up your exercise regime, you can enquire at the front desk about special discounts on an in-room relaxing massage from the Spa, Gymbox or Fitness First day passes or a class pass to Dao by Dorsett’s partner yoga studio, Yoga West. 

Facilities available include a communal, complimentary guest laundry room, which includes self-service washers and dryers, a Paws Galore Pet Sitter service for your furry friends while you’re spending or exploring, and a 24-hour front desk with welcoming staff, who are happy to assist anytime.

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Dao by Dorsett is an amazing place to stay. The apartments are beautiful, the rooms are spacious with comfy beds, and if you don’t want to go out and eat, the kitchenette is equipped so that you can cook. However, west London has a wealth of excellent restaurants, including Michelin, informal, bistros and bars. You can also find some of London’s oldest pubs and hidden gems known for their good food and fine ale.

Dao by Dorsett is a mere five-minute’s walk to Westfield, so it’s ideally situated for shopping, but if you fancy exploring west London, there are attraction parks, scenic destinations and the 107-year-old Shepherd’s Bush Market, located right next door to the hotel.

We visited with our daughters to do some shopping just before Christmas. We had been two years prior and if you’ve been to Westfield, you’ll know why we wanted to return. We’ve since decided it’s something we NEED to do every year! Everything you need is under one roof and if you can’t do your Christmas shopping here, you can’t do it anywhere. Westfield also has a special wing, called The Village, devoted to 30+ luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Prada, plus the usual mall staples, restaurants and a cinema. And if you are shopping for little ones, there are so many gorgeous shops, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

So, what’s not to like. See you in December 2023!