We stayed in a family room (room 31) on the top floor ... 59 steps up. We carried our heavy bags up and down and walked the stairs several times a day between trips around London. This wouldn't have been an issue had we not been at the end of our holiday with all our bags with us.
This place is more like a guest house - clean and tidy - rather than a hotel.
The family room was on the small side for us, especially with little room to put suitcases. The room had two single beds and a double, though the wife thinks that it could have been a king single. The room has an ensuite with shower and toilet.
One thing to note is that the UCH (Hospital) is just up the road. The number of sirens (ambulance & police) that we heard each evening was an unwelcome reminder of life in the city centre. Closing the windows and secondary double glazing helped a little but the room could get a little stuffy with four people in it.
I found the room warm in late afternoon and we had to open the windows to get any relief. It soon cooled and it was mostly comfortable during the evening.
The proprietor and staff were welcoming and provided good advice on special events occurring in London.
Breakfast was interesting. A choice of four cereals followed by a mini cooked breakfast of eggs + bacon and one other from an apparent rotating schedule of other foods (tomatoes, sausage or beans). As much toast as you could eat and tea / coffee / hot chocolate / orange juice.
There was a lounge with coffee machine, tv and two computers with internet connectivity. We didn't use this facility.
We have stayed in better places in London but they were more expensive. We chose this place for its location within central London and the transport links here are excellent. The price of the accommodation is fair given the location. The accommodation is clean and tidy and the staff were very good. I'd recommend it but don't expect a palace.
- Also Known As:
- Ridgemount Hotel London, England