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Banks Hotel

5-9 Park Avenue, Ilford IG1 4RS, England
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Ranked #10 of 12 hotels in Ilford
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Banks's hotel should be re-named to Bank's motel. The window curtains were dirty, the carpets were dirty, the sheets were dirty, and the toilet seat cover wasn't attached, just to name a few. The bed sheets weren't changed until we asked staff to change them; this was four days into our stay. The view from my window was a dumpster... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly my 12 year old son is a cancer patient suffering with a very rare brain tumour which he is undergoing treatment for it has caused him to have a tube inserted to his brain to stomach and wears hearing aids due to radiotherapy, since summer holidays began he has been in and out of hospital non stop wid out... More

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Romford, Essex
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in room 47 as I am writing this. My shock has lead me to write a review before I have even left the hotel. The lock on the room is extremely battered and a good push would be enough to gain access to the room. I don't feel that I am safe or that my things are secure.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my partner stayed here for one night on Saturday 2nd august in room 18 which first of all is an utter state! First of all due to the location it is very loud outside and second of all we were awoken at half 4 in the morning by the sound of scurrying, we looked down and saw a... More

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Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel needs covers between the mattress and sheets as the mattress is so filthy and full of hairs from previous guests . They didn't clean my room for 2 days and I had to complain about it . Water didn't come out very hot . The hotel is full of unhappy eastern European ladies who complain if they have... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Booked this because it was a cheap night with breakfast and some of the reviews had been positive. However reality has a different take on things. The room was shockingly small, hotter than the devils kitchen and poorly fitted carpets and a leaning wardrobe. Breakfast was rubbish. The shower was rubbish. Staying it Stratford next time.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Given the Banks a poor rating, which perhaps seems a tad harsh. However to rate it average would be stretching it. First of all, this place isn't a hotel, it's a B&B. The staff are polite enough to be fair. The problem here is the standard of the place. It needs updating and a high professional clean from top to... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stayed 2 nights 7-8 march. Was dreading staying here following reviews. We were in a triple room. Room very basic but clean. There was no shade covering the light bulb, The window was broken. The room was too small to be a triple room, just enough room for a double but they squeezed in a single too. As a family... More

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Address: 5-9 Park Avenue, Ilford IG1 4RS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Ilford
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