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“Loud and small” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday inn Express London - Vauxhall Nine Elms
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   87 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RN, England (Formerly Comfort Inn Vauxhall) (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)   |  
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Ranked #615 of 1,064 Hotels in London
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“Loud and small”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Hotel is right on a busy road and traffic noise may affect your sleep. The doors in the hotel are very loud and certainly ruined my sleep - both from the office door, several rooms, and other miscellaneous doors were constantly opening and closing very loudly. Good location for public transportation. Friendly and helpful staff. Not a bad option but probably not worth the money. I would try something else next time.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stayed here for a few nights recently, and was surprised by the general state and comfort of the room. Luckily, in light of what others have reported, the room we received was large and spacious. The bathroom was too.

Our staff interaction was pretty minimal, but the check-in was quick and easy. Location is good, with easy access to rail, underground and bus services.

Downsides: the double bed was two single beds wedged together, which isn't ideal for couples and the TV service, which seemed to have to logic - channels in no particular order and large "gaps" of empty channels to skip to find the next channel. Very strange!

I can't class the hotel as a "Very Good" rating: it is what it is, and undoubtedly some rooms have issues. For us, this time, it was functional and clean and located where we wished to be. 3.5 out of 5 might be best I can award it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Handy for Vauxhall tube and bus stations so pretty central. The hotel is at the side of a busy main road, I was fortunate to have a room round the back so it was quiet. The room was adequate, bed comfortable, nothing exciting. The firm paid £120 for one night B and B - I'm glad I didn't.

The breakfast was rubbish. Not even an adequate continental. Limited choice of cereals, juice glass you could just about fit an egg in and small slices of cheese you could see through. And yes the cold baked beans were still on the menu, it really can't be so difficult to warm them through.

You have to wait to be seated for 'breakfast' but having stood there being ignored for a while I sat down - I was then asked twice in the space of a minute for my room number. Poor service, poor 'meal'. There's better than this.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I stopped in this hotel on business on the 21st October 2013. The room was clean and tidy if not a little dated. The hotel is in the city centre with Vauxhall tube/train station a 5 minute walk away.
The negative is the appalling breakfast, I really wouldn't bother unless your happy with burnt toast and cold beans.......

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The room was booked for a cheap night in London.
The location is about 10-15min by bus from the Westend.
Check-in was a painful experience as the staff needed a printed copy of the booking, I only had the booking ref and confirmation on my Phone, but this was not acceptable to them.
The room was small, basic and in need of a refurbishment. The room had a safe (that looked like you needed to swipe a credit card to activate it), flat screen TV, kettle, ceiling fan (no air con) and a very well used bed.
The stay was only OK at best.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We booked a room about a week in advance for two people through a hotel booking site, paid a slightly cheaper rate. We requested a double bed, and emailed the hotel twice (first time got no reply) to ensure we could have a double and not twin beds, however upon checking in to the hotel we were given twin beds (which in fact also had two bunk beds in it). We booked this hotel a part of a trip to London as a couple so we were unhappy our request was not met. The male receptionist who booked us in was very friendly and professional. Unfortunately the TV in our room was broken, two receptionists looked at it, and as they were fully booked they could not move us but he did offer us a free breakfast which was kind (we did not take this as previous reviews on here were not favourable and the 'area' were it is served was not unlike a motorway services area). The iron and ironing board is located in the hall way on each floor, by the lift, and is badly lit not making for a convenient (or private) place to iron. We went out for the evening (good tube links from Vauxhall, but as an area I wouldnt want to spend time there) and on returning there was a large group of guests outside, drinking from bottles and being quite loud. This was followed by room doors slamming shut through out the whole night as people came and went, not a good sleep. I would not recommend this hotel for couples, but as a place to sleep for a night/business it may suit. No frills but seemed clean.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We found this hotel through a discount travel package and found it to be just average. The room was very small,.barely big enough for two people to move around. The Internet Wi-FI was ridiculously expensive and unreliable, provided by an outside service instead of the hotel's own router. . The desk staff had only a limited knowledge of London attractions, the Continental breakfast was skimpy. The location is reasonably convenient, near the Vauxhall bus and tube station. Not a great place to stay, but not bad.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 87 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RN, England (Formerly Comfort Inn Vauxhall)
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #615 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday inn Express London - Vauxhall Nine Elms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express London - Vauxhall Nine Elms. Ideally located just south of the River Thames the hotel is close to all of London's main tourist attractions and the busy Square Mile financial district. Excellent transport links make getting around the capital simple, with Vauxhall Underground and Vauxhall over ground train station a few minutes away. When you stay enjoy free Wi-Fi and Continental Buffet Breakfast with a hot selection which is included in your room rate. The hotel has 132 newly refurbished contemporary bedrooms. All of our bedrooms are spacious, with complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, LCD televisions with free view and air conditioning. We also offer 18 car parking spaces at a daily charge of 22.00 GBP. The Holiday Inn Express London - Vauxhall Nine Elms hotel is well placed to make the most of some of the best attractions in London. The House of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, London Eye, Big Ben, Tate Gallery and the Oval Cricket ground are all within easy reach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel London
Vauxhall Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn London
London Comfort Inn
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