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Derby Hotel

155-157 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0TQ, England
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Ranked #811 of 1,060 Hotels in London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014
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  • Location
    4 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Was a little concerned about staying here mainly because it's been years since I was in this part of town, but really impressed. Comfortable bed, nice wines and tapas, superb Spanish welcome and service all at a great price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Very good will be going back very clean all staff very friendly

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Margaretville, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

A DEFINITE MUST MISS.....Filthy - Dirty - Nothing worked.....The carpet was so dirty, I didn't want to take off my shoes...The shower head was broken and had to be held up...The entire bathroom was filthy. I felt I had landed in a 5th world country - not London. They misrepresented themselves...said the elevator had just broken...Am sure it never did... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

I was booked in under recommendation from Olympia, but I will be suggesting they take this off the list as it was utterly horrible. I will give the plus points first. Good location not too far from Gloucester road underground. That's it. Now the not so good points. Dirty rooms, cleaned up to the point the cleaner could reach we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

We selected Derby Hotel in Kensington based on its location. We were not disappointed for its value for money. This was our second trip to London and had stayed in the same area earlier, though in a 4 star hotel. The hotel was just two minutes walk from Earl's Court tube station which has easy access to what a tourist... More 

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Boston, MA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2009

Great location in Kensington. Thought we booked Quality Crown Kensington, but they pulled a switch to this place across the street (owned by the same company). Surly desk staff. Ratty furniture in the room. Mostly clean bathrooms except for the floor around one of the toilets (I cleaned it myself because I could not bear the thought of what the... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
904 helpful votes 904 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

Date of Visit: April 2009 Reviewer: Dublin Family, 2 children Review: The Photos of the bedrooms on their Website are not of the bedrooms we were in. I checked the other bedrooms, as I thought we may have pulled the short straw. We were in 3 bedrooms over the 3 nights! Broken showers, lack of light bulbs, traffic noise, general... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

If I could give no stars, I would. I have just returned from London where I spent four days at this 'hotel'. I choose this place based on previous users comments, boy, was that wrong. My son and I were there during the three hottest days in June and it was sure misery. The tiny, cramped room was street side... More 

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Carlisle, Cumbria
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

Nothing more to say other than it's one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed with. Not very clean, terrible decor, and very run down. Staff are not very friendly, and weren't willing to sort out errors. The only good thing is the location!

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