We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,073 London hotels

Oliver Hotel

198 Cromwell Road | Earl's Court, London SW5 0SN, England (Earls Court)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Oliver Hotel to your Saves list
Oliver Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Ranked #830 of 1,073 hotels in London
  • Overview
  • Reviews (154)
  • Photos (23)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (23)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

154 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room tiny, shabby, felt dirty, claustrophobic. Breakfast was chaotic; manager was loud and rude. Restaurant staff did not speak any English. Reception staff friendly enough and tried to be helpful. It is not a nice place to stay so I can't imagine it is a nice place to work and this certainly comes across. I would really recommend paying a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's very close to the Earl's Court Tube Station and various museums. Good walking distance from Harrods too. However the rooms are rather old, and the bathroom's aren't really extremely pristine, with some cracked tiles and ring of rusts around the bath tub, and the toilet. Towels, small soap bars and sachets of shower gel, and glass cups are provided... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stayed for one night whist visiting Comic Con so wasn't in the room much apart from sleeping. Great air con which we needed, comfy bed, nice big shower, breakfast was ok.. tea, coffee, orange juice, toast, boiled eggs, yogurts, apples, sliced ham & cheese squares all served at your table by waitress. Staff were friendly enough and very helpful when... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
43 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Far from average standards, but no so bad.... Centrally located, just few meters away from Earl's Court Tube Station, restaurants, pubs and supermarkets... in a quite peaceful area. I spent only one night in Oliver Hotel, which I chosed because of its position, very close to Holiday Inn Kensington Forum where I had to sit my NEBOSH Exam the following... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antwerp, Belgium
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
20 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Apart from the very polite and friendly lady who checked me in there was nothing I liked about this place. They say rooms ready from 12.00. Not the case. I was put in a box on the ground floor very close to reception and the kitchen. The door was made of plywood with a 1970's lock. The bathroom was like... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The rooms are dark, dingy and very out of date.The bathroom was teeny tiny, I could barely turn around in the shower! The whole hotel and rooms smelt old and unwelcoming. The only upside was that the lady on the front desk was nice and the room was clean after my full inspection! Also, first thing on Sunday morning, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kiryat Bialik, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We paid 50% more than at the Premier Inn a block away and got 50% less. The upholstery of the cushions, provided as additional "pillows", and bedcovers were frayed. The washroom was so small that it only allowed a 32cm entrance with a freely-suspended, hanging door. The shower stall was too small to contain a soap-dish or dispenser, so one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights.. the room is too small for 3 peopls, very little space to move around. The water from the shower was too hot, and the temperature was not adjustable. The aircond wasnt functioning properly. The staffs are not friendly, they dont even smile. When we went down for breakfast, we didnt know that they will be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The most unfriendly and unwelcoming hotel I have ever stayed in. The bathroom was dirty and the musty smell of stale smoke hit you as soon as you walk in the room. The only reason I endured the stay as it was a late booking for work & didn't have time to check in anywhere else.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
new york city
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

There is a variety of room types. Our first room was so tiny it was like matchbox. But the desk staff were so nice that they upgraded us to a much larger room and charged us only a little more. The beds were okay, but the bedspreads in both rooms were disgusting and need to be replaced. The sheets in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Oliver Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Oliver Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Oliver Hotel

Address: 198 Cromwell Road | Earl's Court, London SW5 0SN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Oliver Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Oliver Hotel London, England

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (24)
Room/suite (5)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Bathroom (7)
Dining (2)
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in London with
any amenities


Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oliver Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer