Thursday, 14 August 2014

Avo recently won yet another 
TripAdvisor Award for Excellence 
(our 3rd in 3 years of operation!) 

And to share our excitement,
we want to offer you a celebratory 
for every booking made in the 
month of August!

There's a limited number of these 
secret-filled goody-bags, so book soon...

Friday, 27 September 2013

Avo Hotel's List of Things You Really Should Do in Hackney and East London PT II

Shuffling on with our list of things you really should do in Hackney, we have 4 more splendid suggestions that may well make you wish to stay longer!

6. Become part of the plot at Dennis Severs' House

10 rooms with 10 spells to through you back in time. Sound mysterious? Good! Now go visit!

Avo recommends the Silent Night visits on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 9pm cost: £14.00 per person

7. Learn to make your own shoes

I CAN Make Shoes holds shoemaking courses just up the road from us.

I CAN Make Shoes Website

8. Discover Turkish food

There is a veritable cornucopia of Turkish delights in Dalston. Kingsland High Street offers a mind boggling array of restaurants for you to choose from. We recommend trying one of the charcoal grill spots  or "Ocakbasi". Generous portions, delicious bread, grilled meats and wonderful vegetable side dishes.

9. Silent Cinema in a Cemetery

Abney Park Cemetery is one of the most hauntingly beautiful places in Hackney. Don't let the fact that it is a cemetery put you off or give you the heebie-jeebies. It is well worth a visit and a great place to go for a stroll. Avo is most impressed that it also hosts occasional special events including a silent film night. Don't forget that you will need to B.Y.O.S (bring your own seat). Check out their FB page for more details: Abney Park Facebook

Abney Park Cemetery Website

Monday, 9 September 2013

Avo Hotel's List of Things You Really Should Do in Hackney and East London

Like in all hotels, people choose to stay at the Avo Hotel  for all sorts of reasons. Most of our guests are visiting family or friends in the local area so we are like a spare room, only we do all the cleaning and tidying so you don't have to lift a finger! Not everyone makes a beeline for the well-known attractions of the West End. We do get a few, visitors who genuinely want to visit the lesser known places of interest that the east end of London has to offer. Such intrepidly curious people are rewarded with a wealth of genuinely interesting places to see, shop, eat, drink and get lost in.

We thought it might be useful and even perhaps interesting to list some of the Avo Hotel team's favourite spots to visit. So, without any further hoo-ha, here is our 1st edition of Avo Hotel's Things You Really Should Do in Hackney and East London:

Visit the Hackney Museum.

While this may sound as interesting as watching paint dry, you should go and surprise yourself with the fascinating, strange, heart-warming and at times plain scary story of how our amazing borough. We are locals and we learned a LOT during our visit. We left even more appreciative of our streets and it's people knowing a quite a few secrets and stories from our vibrant past.


RIdley Road Market

Take in the sights, sounds and smells of our local market. Usually loud and filled with an assortment of crazy things that will make you wonder, gasp and look again (sometimes despite yourself), sometimes quiet, sometimes impassible, never, ever, boring.

Wilton Way

Take a leisurely walk down Wilton Way. Tucked behind Graham Road lies a road of independent places fit for the whiling away hours in pleasant satisfaction:

The Wilton Way Café

Violet Cakes

Borough Wines

Toppers of Hackney

J. Glinert

The Otherside of the Pillow


Go Back to School - In Victorian London
On the 1st Sunday of each month, a school mistress starches her collar and swishes her cane before opening the doors of her classroom. Why not polish your shoes and attend a lesson at the Ragged School. Slate board and chalk provided and handwriting will be examined! This is actually on the Avo Team's to-do list too!

Suggested donation of £2.00 for the lesson. As capacity in the classroom is limited to 34 people per session, you are advised to book your place as you arrive at the Museum to ensure you don’t miss out.

The Ragged School Website

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Avo and the Best of Hackney

Avo was really happy to be invited to participate in this year's Hackney Citizen's "Best of Hackney Awards".

It means a lot to the family team. We have been part of the community for so long (over 20 years in fact). We have watched people come and go and the area change and grow and  we continue to love and support the Hackney Community however we can. Our doors are always open - even when they are closed :)

Hackney is a place that we are very proud to be and we feel ever honoured to be seen as your spare room!

The Best of Hackney annual awards celebrate the independent places and businesses that the good citizens of Hackney love the most.

We have have been nominated in the Best Shops & Services category and where you can vote for us :)

Please do! It really means a lot to us. Just click on the  image above and it will take you to the Best of Hackney website. 


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Very Yummy Veggie Khichdi

Khichdi is one of Avo's favourite dishes. Mum makes a delicious version using mung beans. We have yet to coax the recipe from her so until that day, we are loving this one from Phadu's Kitchen.

Khichdi is a  South Asian dish made with rice and lentils and is a real comfort in a bowl.....very much like a hug!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Avo Needs a Night Manager

Night Manager Required At Avo Hotel.

The Avo Hotel is looking for a night manager to cover reception and other duties. We are looking for a cheerful customer focussed person to cover our night shift for 2 nights per week on Fridays Saturdays or Sundays. Ideally on a self-employed basis. This role will probably best suit students or part-time workers.

Please contact us for more details:
Phone: 0203 409 5061 (Ask for Nar)