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198 Cromwell Road | Earl's Court, London SW5 0SN, England (South Kensington)
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Oliver Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was a little basic and the breakfast was rubbish. The male receptionist on check-in was totally uninterested although the female receptionist on check-out was much friendlier - as were the laundry ladies. It was in a convenient place to where I needed to be but I doubt I will be staying here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

got booked in nice and early and was given a room on the seondfl floor it was a basic room bit tired and in need of refurb it served a purpose but dont think i will stay here again the breakfast was basic really only good part was the closeness to the transport to london i think that if they... More 

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Bohemia, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This hotel is situated near to metro approx 3 min by the walk. I can recommend for tourist trip, very good starting position for sight-seeing. The room was clean and sufficiently equiped. The staff was very friendly and pleasant. They solved all with smile.

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A hotel easy to get to and located not to far from Earl's Court station. We visited London for one night with a group of four. We had the executive en suite room in the basement that was quite o.k. Enough space and the en suite bathroom was spacious enough. The shower was excellent. Our other fellow travelers had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We chose this hotel because its close to Earls Court tube station (4 mins walk) which is in Zone . . . and the pictures looked good. However don't believe everything you see because the hotel is tired and in desperate need of a facelift. Holes in carpets, pealing paper and doors with no handles. It was impossible to actually... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Room is dingy and tired. Mattress has several springs sticking out making it extremely uncomfortable. Just phoned down to reception to ask if we can swap rooms. No! Told them why and response was nothing we can do with no apology. I will be asking for a refund in the morning but at midnight there's not a lot of other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We must have dropped lucky compared to the other people who have reviewed. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We liked the fact we could grab a coffee in the communal room as we found it easier. The room was fine, no complaints. Ideally situated, just a short walk from Earls Court tube. At our request the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Double room was 10ft x 7ft. Ensuite had a shower that only teenagers could actually get into. TV didn't work. Tea and Coffee facility is on the ground floor which is bearable if your room is. However if your room is on the third floor it's a tad insensitive to send your wife down in the lift in her robe.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The location is very good in quite and safe area. Breakfast is included and good to start the day. But very limited selections are available. Internet connection is very good. Rooms are small. Not perfectly clean. Old furniture and old beds. Rooms on the main road were so noisy Staff was so friendly and helpful. Require refurbishment

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We booked just for one day in this hotel near Kensington at the end of zone 1 of London metro. We chosen it for the position, not certainly for the price or the services. Price indeed was not comparable with the service, 100 pounds, for a really small old double room where is really uncomfortable to move, with a small... More 

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Address: 198 Cromwell Road | Earl's Court, London SW5 0SN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 50
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