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Blades Hotel

3.0 of 5 122 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 2BL, England
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stayed here for one night only and was checking in late and checking out early. As I needed to leave before they started serving breakfast, I was offered something delivered to my room in the evening. I was very impressed with the tray with different foods: bread, cheese, hams, orange juice, milk with cereals, and three yoghurts (photo attached). Having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I had a quick stop over in London and chose this hotel to stay at because of its great value. It was in a safe and quiet part of the city with lots of great cafes, bars, restaurants and take aways close by. It was a 2 minute walk to the underground tube station from the hotel and there were... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Warm and welcoming staff but the internet did not work properly for me. The staff told me I was the only to have problems yet when I spoke with two other guests they said they also had problems. The neighborhood is nice. It is an old fashioned hotel. It would be good value if the internet worked. I stayed four... More 

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bladeshotel, Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this review

This guest was very demanding and not only with the internet. The staff spent many “hours” with her trying to fix her laptop which was the only computer we were not able to connect to our wifi. Despite what she says we didn't receive any other complaint at the time. We understand it can be frustrating not to get connected... More 

Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I stayed here for one night as I was on business in the area the next day. The hotel is located conveniently just a few minutes walk from Pimlico Tube station and about 10 minutes walk from Victoria Station. Landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey are 20-30 minutes walk away so it's a nice location. Welcome was friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I stayed here for a single night lately on a business trip. Great night's sleep, comfy room and very quiet. A lot of stairs so you need to be up to climbing as the hotel is a narrow, tall building with about 3 rooms per floor. But I would happily stay here again. Very pleasant receptionist who was very warm... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stayed 1 night. We were on the top floor, quite the climb and with no lift. It was nice that we were able to check in early and front desk agent was very warm and welcoming. Location good. Breakfast better than I expected, with cereal, cheese, cold cuts, coffee... Bed decently comfortable. Problems: Internet not working on the upper floors.... More 

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bladeshotel, Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this review

We offer the wifi for free to our guests, and it's a very good fibre optic connection which usually works very well, but as in all London areas can be funny sometimes and the issue can't be solved in a short period of time, however we invited the guest to refresh her device as we had no complaints and also... More 

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Small and dated budget hotel but in a great location for exploring the sights. Staff were pleasant and welcoming. Continental breakfast was good. Bed was very comfortable. All in all, we would stay again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

For our first trip to London we're glad we chose this Hotel as it's very close to Victoria Train and Coach stations. It's small and cosy with nice helpful staff and a lovely Continental breakfast. It doesn't have a lift so if you have a problem climbing stairs be sure to mention that when booking and request a room on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you're from America you'll likely think the rooms are small, however they're probably standard for Europe. A basic, no frills room, great for young travelers or folks who like being out and about and exploring sites :) Great location, more of a neighborhood than city feel but within walking distance to heart of London & major sites. I was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A lot of hotels in London in this price range are much worse and run down than the Blades Hotel. Prepare yourself for a no-frills experience, fifth floor room with no lift, creaky stairs, small and old-fashioned bathrooms, mediocre beds etc. In spite of this I would probably book this hotel again: The management seemed to be working on improving... More 

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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this review

We are a well maintained small budget hotel in a great location. Our beds are relatively new and our interior style is keeping with the elegant Listed Victoria Buildings as seen on our website and we are constantly refurbishing the interior. Under no circumstances was a carpenter working at 7am, it is illegal to do noisy building work in London... More 

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Address: 122 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 2BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Pimlico , Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blades Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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