The conventional name and restrained exterior of the Church Street Hotel give no hint of what's inside. In reception, a gold painted altar for the desk; colourful ikons on the walls; French tiles on the floor. Swirly patterned carpets lead you upstairs; lurid religious paintings hang in the passages; custom-made brown bedroom doors have iron studs. The signals are a little confusing, but hip-60s-Latin-American with a contemporary twist more or less sums it up. Your bedroom is likely to burst with colour: our reporter's was cobalt blue with a comfortable hand-made wrought-iron bed, painted crucifixes in high alcoves and hand-painted Mexican tiles in the bathroom.
  Spanish-Greek brothers José and Mel Raido created this place from a former family property, wanting to do something refreshing and affordable and they have. Their success is borne out by the generally youthful, cool crowd from all over the world that you'll meet in the walnut-panelled honesty bar and labyrinthine corridors.
  You'll eat well. The Angels and Gypsies restaurant, downstairs, is a delight. It's tapas, done well - fine local ingredients; a good selection of wines; relaxed and highly skilled staff. A cocktail bar called 'Communion' has recently opened in the basement- otherwise it lacks a seperate public sitting area. Located in noisy, multi-ethnic Camberwell, just along from the Green, but Oval tube, with fast access to the centre, is just around the corner. Nothing like it anywhere else in Britain.