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Avo Hotel Review: With on-the-rise Hackney fast becoming home to über trendy artists, musicians and thespians, this five-bedroom hotel, disguised in a parade of shops, has tapped into a buzzing new market. Run by a lovely Indian family, this bed-and-breakfast houses two king-size rooms, two standard double rooms, a small suite on the top floor and a ground-floor studio with a kitchenette. Each accommodation has polished wood floors, sleek wood interiors and graphite bathrooms with raindrop power showers stocked with Elemis products. Add in the memory-firm mattresses, dark purple throws, cushions and curtains, and this cozy home away from home is an ideal stopover for musicians, DJs, artists and directors working around the area for extended periods. Perks include free Wi-Fi, and guests can borrow DVDs from the collection stacked in the lobby to watch on their plasma screen TVs. Thoughtful touches include eco-friendly aluminum water bottles that guests are welcome to fill up and take out for the day, pay-as-you-go mobile handsets for visitors from abroad and locally sourced, organic, vegan and gluten-free items on the breakfast table.