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Blades Hotel

3.0 of 5 122 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 2BL, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2008

I was very impressed. The location is fantastic (a 15-minute walk and you're at the Houses of Parliament), and the staff is friendly and welcoming. The hotel is located in an old house, but it's well kept-up and my room had modern and perfectly adequate fittings (the bathroom, especially, was new and clean). My room was quite tiny, but I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

Last June I made my 4th trip to London. I had always stayed in the Sussex Gardens area and I had spent the first 3 nights of this trip in Sussex Gardens before going to Normandy and Paris. I returned to London from Paris and decided to spend my last 2 nights at the Blades Hotel, based on glowing reviews... More 

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Upland, California (near LosAngeles)
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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2008

Blades Hotel makes up for the tiny bathroom with the hospitality of it's staff and the very comfortable beds. In fact, I was told I was only the second person to sleep on the beds in our room, so they are quite new. Most beds on our 7-country trip were hard, but not these, they were comfortably soft, so it... More 

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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2008

Cute, little hotel. Wonderful staff. Located close to an underground station. Good breakfast each morning. We had the 2nd floor balcony just above the Blades sign. It was a good sized room and suited our needs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

We were recommended by friends in Orlando who stayed before to go to the Blades Hotel. It lacks elevators and some other modernisation as it a late Victorian house converted to a hotel but it is a really clean and friendly with a brilliant location. While were there there was the royal State Opening of Parliament and the hotel manager,... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2007

We read the reviews at great length on TripAdvisor and even heard this property was in one of Rick Steve’s books. We knew it was a budget hotel but nothing prepared us for what we experienced. To give you a sense of our comparison, a budget hotel to us would be one like Motel 6 … Blades was well below... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2007

We stayed in Blades for 3 nights and there were bed bugs. Although the manager moved us to another room for the last night, he didn't apologize for the problem and kept saying that they never had the problem before and suggest we probably got beaten somewhere. The sheets and towels were not changed everyday but every 3 days. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2007

We stayed the second weekend in March 07 for 2 nights. The Hotel is literally 3 minutes walk from ‘Pimlico’ Underground station, which gives quick access to the centre of London, Victoria Railway station is one stop up the line! We received a warm welcome from the Staff, who where friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The rooms were very... More 

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Memphis, TN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2006

We received a warm and helpful reception from the manager. The room was small and the bath even smaller but sufficient for our needs. The Underground was only 2 blocks away and the 24 Bus was just out the front door. Wonderful coffeeshop around the corner along with a friendly Spanish restaurant and nifty pizza place. All in all a... More 

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2006

We loved the manager (he entertained us at breakfast every day, which was basic fare, but decent and free). But, one woman in particular was not very pleasant. There is no lift in the hotel and there are 5 "stories" - so beware. The rooms are small and the bathrooms are very small, but like the manager said - this... More 

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

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