Trust me, you don’t want to stay here. Nobody wants to stay here. This is a horrible place and, with out question, the absolute worst hotel I’ve ever had the misfortune to stay in.
The location is brilliant, but does not in any way make up for the awful hotel experience.
Staffs are rude and unaccommodating (And I’m from Norway. We’re known for our atrocious service and unbelievable rudeness).
Elevators do not work. I spend more time waiting for the elevator, and walking up and down the stairs, than I did traveling back and forth from Norway.
My room, I think, was a converted broom-closet. When I opened my suitcase there were no floor space left, so it was impossible to move around the room.
The blinds were inside the window and would not pull open. You could open and close them; witch made them look like bars in front of the window, and created a wonderful jail ambience.
The window itself only opened few centimetres so taking a look outside was impossible.
“Breakfast” was included. And I’m using the term “breakfast” loosely.
Not knowing better we tried to get breakfast at nine thirty the first morning. But there was a forty-five minute wait. And a line that went from the dining room all the wait down into the reception.
Not wanting to spend our holyday waiting in line for breakfast we left.
Next morning we were back at eight. The line was smaller. But that was only the first line. When inside we got handed a tray and had to stand in an endless line that slowly moved past the buffet.
IT IS NOT WORTH IT! The breakfast is one the most distasteful tings I ever tried to eat. And I was surrounded by miserable faces. No smiling. No laughter. No talking. No sounds that for me are closely connected to eating.
The very nice taxi driver that took me to the airport after I was finally realised, told med that the “hotel” is actually a converted YMCA. That explains a lot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location Location Location! The St Giles London (A St Giles Classic Hotel) is arguably one of the most central hotels in the capital. Guests can walk to many major attractions and places to visit. Located in the heart of the West End, only 50 yards to Tottenham Court Road Station. Rooms are compact but well appointed, with a range of standard, deluxe and executive rooms for all budgets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St Giles Hotel London
- London St Giles Hotel
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