Vancouver Studios is one hotel that gives you more than what they promise. The location is great with many restaurants, fast food joints, cinemas (Odeon in Whiteleys), shopping mall (Whiteleys is 5 mins away) and lots of other shops like Boots, Superdrug, Footlocker, Ann Summers nearby. Bayswater road/Hyde Park is 350 metres away with many buses. Also Queenswater and Bayswater tube stations are 5 mins away.
The rooms are compact and adequately equipped with everything to make your stay very comfortable. The bed is very comfortable with lovely pillows and soft duvets. The linen is softly fragrant. This helps in giving you a relaxing sleep. The towels are soft and fluffy. Toiletries like soap, shampoo and bath gel are provided and are of good quality. The bathrooms are small and the shower cubicle is tiny (26" X 26"). But it was ok for me. A large person could have a problem.
The kitchenette is compact and fully equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, pots n pans, crockery and cutlery, dishwashing soap and scrubber, etc. I found the kitchenette very convenient and this was my main reason for choosing this hotel. There are many grocery stores nearby (Tescos, Sainsburys, M&S Food) to help you stock up on groceries.
A special mention of the staff of Vancouver Studios: Damian, the Manager, is friendly and very helpful. The other staff at Reception, Sarmite, Gita, Marco, Adrian are always serving you with a BIG smile. They are very very helpful and are willing to accomodate every whim and fancy of yours. They are a sweet bunch of people. They truly make you feel at home. The maids who clean your romm do an extremely good job. Their cleaning is spotless!!! Everything in the room looks bright and new!
They have central heating but no airconditioning. You can ask for an electric table fan which is quite sufficient.
The only drawback of this hotel is that there is no lift. I was aware of this and had therefore insisted on booking a room on the ground floor. I stayed in Room no. 1 which is their Garden Studio. This was a very beautiful room with doors that open into their lovely garden at the back of the hotel. Zeus, their freindly cat, was my constant companion, and i loved that!
I will definately stay there when i visit London again and would highly recommend this Hotel.
Try to book a room on the ground or first floor as there is no lift.
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