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The Ventures Hotel

2.0 of 5 12-16 Sussex Gardens | Marble Arch, London W2 1UL, England
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was given my room key by reception and was directed towards the stairs to find my room. My heart sank when I passed a communal bathroom upstairs as I was hoping to have a relaxing bath that evening. I entered my room which was dated, very cramped and had a separate 'wet room'. "At least I didn't have to... More 

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Bashir M, Guest Relations Manager at The Ventures Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time and writing unacceptable reviews for the hotel you stayed in. Firstly I would like to make it clear that common bathroom was not for you, was for communal use. Secondly the room which you have been allocated at first - was absolutely fine & sometimes it may happen that rooms are not cleaned so it can... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a very standard no frills place to stay. Small but clean rooms, working bathroom. Its a good home base as it is near many cafés, restaurants and tube stations. Within walking distance to Hyde Park. Great price for basic needs.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have stayed for 10 days in this hotel and it was a pleasant stay. Its not a fantastic hotel, but I don't have many things to complain. The price was reasonable and the location was excellent (near several tube stations). My room and bathroom was cleaned everyday and there was free wifi everwhere in the hotel. They serve a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Hotel was well positioned for tube stations. We stayed in the family room it was clean , spacious,comfortable includes a microwave and fridge. No complaints would definitely stop there again as a base. Value for money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this hotel from 15-19 September 2014. Their rooms are basic, the double bed seemed smaller than a normal queen size and our room was on the first floor. There is no ceiling fan in the room and no air-conditioning either. We slept with the window open. This hotel does not have a lift so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We spent 2 nights at the hotel and in general were okay with the service we got. Staff was courteous. However the room was rather disappointing; the walls had stains from earlier water leaks, stained pictures hung crookedly on the walls, and the toilet had trouble flushing. In terms of the hotel location, it was perfect! It was literally a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Biggest mistake to stay here. I actually booked it by mistake. I have never seen such a filthy and nasty dwelling. It stinks and there is no sense of hygiene. Just traumatizing. Run as fast as you can.

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NSW Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My brother and I stayed at the Ventures for one night. He booked the hotel through booking.com without looking at the reviews. Once I saw several of the reviews my expectations were to say the least low. In the event the room , although small, was newly painted and clean. The bathroom was quite large and clean with a good... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying this hotel was booked in error... I am not stupid, I can and have read the myriad of horrific reviews about this hotel. The knowledge that this was going to be bad did nothing to pacify me upon arriving at this derelict, miserable, filthy, cold, smelly, dank hole of a building. Please stop referring to... More 

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Address: 12-16 Sussex Gardens | Marble Arch, London W2 1UL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Ventures Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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