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“Spacious Room, Good Location, Free Wi-Fi” 4 of 5 stars
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The Harrington
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Harrington Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 4JJ, England (Formerly Avni Luxury Serviced Apartments) (Earls Court)   |  
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Spacious Room, Good Location, Free Wi-Fi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I and my dad stay in a one bedroom apartment for 6 days. We had room 402 which is on the 4th floor. The room is spacious. The furniture is fine...not too old like other reviews except one pillow on the sofa. Scary looking....I think they better trash it and leave only 2 of them which are new. My room is rather quiet except when the neighbor is in their room. I can hear when they use hair dryer! The lift is way too small and too slow. It can accomodate only 1 people and 2 luggages.

I like the location of the apartment..very near to Gloucester Rd. Tube station. However, be aware that you still have to carry your luggage to climb up the stair...it is not a step-free station.

Overall, I am satisfied with my stay. Price is rather expensive but it is way better than staying in the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First impression was really good - from the check-in and from the first view of the room. We were given the basement studio room - and while during the day it felt really comfortable and good sized; it was at night when we tried to get some sleep when the problems became more apparent.

The studio was in the basement, and right under the adjacent restaurant... Hence the noise was unbearable at night, with every movements of chairs and people stomping upstairs in restaurants filtering through to the room. It was noisy too as the conversations and voices were clearly heard... It only ended eventually around 1am.

We also had problems with the hot water supply - it was very, very slow to warm up - took about 7 minutes (yes, I did time it!) to get a useful supply of hot water for us to shower. On the first morning we even had to shower in another room - as we had to get ready early and there were no signs of the maintenance engineer around the place, even at 8.30am. We were not told that it can take the shower more than 5 minutes to get a proper hot water supply!

However, we cannot fault the cleanliness nor the size of the room - was brilliant as it allowed our son to enjoy the room as it felt very much like home. Also, it was very conveniently located within 100 metres from the Gloucester Road tube station.

So, my review is a bit mixed - but if you were ever to book here, DO make sure you avoid the basement studio!!

Room Tip: Avoid the basement like mad!! Unless you are a party animal and would only come back to the room aft...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my son for 3 days in room 201 last week while he was doing a course.
Pros: good sized rooms, well equipped kitchen, everything very clean, really close to Tube station and many restaurants and cafes, helpful staff
Cons: a little tired- bathroom had some peeling plaster, scratched wood floors and walls could use a new coat of paint, nasty smell of drains in the kitchen, quite a lot of traffic noise given it's location on busy Gloucester Rd and fairly busy Harrington Gardens

In summary, I would stay here again for the location but there may be better options in the area.

Room Tip: Perhaps the rooms not facing Harrington Gardens are quieter?
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to the Harrington nearly every week for the past 2 months and I have always found the service and accommodation standards to be second to non. Many thanks to the team there. The recent renovations have given the reception area a lovely and classy feel, whilst remaining welcoming.

Miriam

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review, 1 week ago
I am very grateful to this regular guest for her review and delighted to see that she continues to enjoy her visits to The Harrington as much as ever.

It is very good to know that the refurbished Lobby is so well appreciated and to see that the steps we have taken to raise the standards of guest service are coming through again and again in reviews from first time and regular guests.

My sincere thanks for this guest for taking the time to review her stay at The Harrington and we look forward to welcoming her back here again very soon.
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

recently visited London for a few days of personal time and work. Decided this time to stay in a different part of the city then usual. Found this location on Trip Advisor and thought it sounded nice. In the end it was beyond nice, it was excellent. Very nice flat that was well appointed. Close to significant Tube Line and top notch museum in short walking distance. The 5 nights stay was much better than a traditional hotel stay and value for value. Will not hesitate to stay here and in this area again given the commuting convenience. Staff were very friendly and helpful as well rounding out the stay.

Think of this location for your next visit to London!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Our thanks to this guest for taking the time to review his stay at The Harrington and it is a pleasure for the whole team to know that he so much enjoyed it.

Location is a very often repeated high point of staying at The Harrington, so I rarely pick up on it when replying, but it is one of the most important considerations when choosing where to stay in central London. There are few areas of London which better combine easy travel to everywhere else in central London along with an almost village-like feel.

I have passed along the comment about the staff to all of the team and it is very rewarding for them all to know that the quality of service here contributed to well to this guest's stay.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed from Saturday 29th until Monday 31st March. Check-in is clean and welcoming. We had booked a studio, but got a one bed apartment. There was plenty of space and the cooking facilities are good. There was plenty of space to sit in the living/dining area for ourselves and our son, who stayed for a meal on both nights as he lives in London. Very convenient for bus/tube, local shops, pubs etc.
Okay, there was some water damage on part of the ceiling that could have been painted over and the shower is a bit small, but really can't complain. Would certainly use again.

Room Tip: Great for couples
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review, 1 week ago
My sincere thanks to these guests for taking the time to review The Harrington.

This review is especially helpful as it highlights many of the advantages - from actually practical experience and not our own sales pitch - of choosing a serviced apartment over a cramped hotel room. The facilities and space are much greater and the opportunity to cook meals and entertain simply do not exist in a hotel.

Our apologies for the water damage mentioned and this has, of course, since been re-painted as a part of our on-going maintenance schedule.

We very much look forward to welcoming these guests back to The Harrington again very soon.
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 6 nights in a one bedroom flat. The flat was large, especially for London standards, and came with a full kitchen. It was a very comfortable set up. Somewhat surprisingly, there was daily housekeeping service. Location is great - only one block from the Gloucester Road tube stop and there are numerous restaurants, pubs and supermarkets within a few minutes walk. One thing that can be improved is the laundry facilities. There is only one washer and dryer int he basement and it cost five pounds for the wash and at least two pounds to dry. Other apartments that I have stayed in London either offer the washer and dryer for free or for one pound each.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review, 1 week ago
This is a very helpful review - for me and the rest of the team but also for clients considering staying at The Harrington. We are delighted to know that this guest so enjoyed his stay with us.

I really appreciate the feedback on all points and I certainly will review the charges on the washing machine and dryer. It is our intention, as a part of our ongoing development programme, to place a washer/dryer in each apartment - something we feel that is essential - and these will, of course, be free to use. I hope that these will be installed during the course of this Summer, although there are factors that could delay that into the Autumn.

My thanks again for the feedback and we very much look forward to welcoming this guest back to The Harrington again soon.
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Also Known As:
Avni Luxury Serviced Apartments Hotel London
Avni Luxury Serviced Apartments Hotel
The Harrington London, England
Address: 1 Harrington Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 4JJ, England (Formerly Avni Luxury Serviced Apartments)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#159 Business Hotel in London
#236 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Harrington 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in chic South Kensington, just 2 minutes' walk from Gloucester Road station and with many shops and a wide variety of restaurants in the immediate vicinity, The Harrington - 1 Harrington Gardens is a collection of spacious serviced apartments including Studio Apartments, One Bedroom Apartments and Two Bedroom Apartments. Designed and furnished in a contemporary style, your serviced apartment provides much more space and many more facilities than a London hotel room at excellent value in one of the best central London locations. Travel direct to other parts of central London as well as from London Heathrow and from the Gatwick Express at Victoria Station. Most of London's main museums, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and exclusive shopping in Knightsbridge are all within walking distance. Your apartment is air conditioned and has a comfortable lounge and dining area, a well equipped kitchen or kitchenette and has flat screen TV with satellite channels and newly boosted free Wifi. Make The Harrington - 1 Harrington Gardens your London address. ... more   less 
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