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Hotel Strand Continental

2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been in London for a few days. Strand Continental was perfect as it went by location. Staff were also polite and helped us. On the other hand breakfasts was absolutely basic, every day identical and really minimal. We slept in 3-person room and there was few place in fact but it was not a problem. Bunk beds are... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive stayed in hotels and hostels in 16 countries and this "hotel" is the worst one yet. No attention to any detail- bed spring broken, windows didnt close, walls paper thin, and so much more (or less) than any visitor could imagine. The "breakfast" had dirty glasses, no plates, yogurt that had gone bad, instant coffee- but no cups!- ran... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had an office party booked for the evening and booked a single room as a place to sleep for one evening - I thought "how bad can it be for £55 a night", - well, although I checked in and left the extra £10 cash deposit for the keys, i couldnt bring myself to stay there. The single room... More 

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Lliria, Spain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a hostel pretending to be a hotel.It's in the centre of the Strand and as my booking agent Venere, did not give an address, I spent ages going up and down the road before I found it.There is just a tiny entrance between a shop and another buildingIts on 6 floors without a lift and again, the booking... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My bad for not checking thoroughly before booking this hotel. The location is certainly good but the standard of the rooms is prison-like at best. No shower, no TV even. What sort of hotel is this? Worse, the stairs are so narrow and steep, it is ridiculously difficult to negotiate with luggage. AVOID AT ALL COSTS ! Better to stay... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I stayed here with my sister back in July on our great European adventure. Don't let the name fool you. This is definitely a hostel. One review will put that into perspective and make your expectations a little more realistic. We chose this hostel mostly for its location. It was in a very popular area right by many theaters and... More 

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Brussel, België
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The rooms look like prison cells, cardboard walls make you hear EVERYTHING from your neighbours and in the corridor. I didn't sleep anything in this hotel. The breakfast was not worth going either. Not even real coffee could be served. I saw a lot of disappointed faces in this place.

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Liege, Belgium
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Positive : Location is perfect, all visiting sites are within a few minutes walk. away. Personnel is very friendly and respected what had been settled by mail. Negative : no lift, 2 showers and toilets per floor, a broken window pane... a bit expensive.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The curtains didn't stretch across the entire window, which made for an embarrassing morning, as construction workers were working on the scaffolding outside. Otherwise, no complaints at all: bed was comfortable, breakfast was good, staff were helpful, no curfew, pretty quiet.

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stayed here last night with a friend. Perfect location, paid £80 for a twin room for 1 night. Very good for that location we thought... The website should make it a little bit clearer that this is in fact a hostel, not a hotel. When we arrived we were given the key for room 56, I went upstairs and unlocked... More 

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Address: 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Strand Continental 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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