We tried to book a different hotel, but they were full and recommended we contact Mitre House. I'm glad we took that recommendation instead of searching for another place on our own. We are a family of 5, so we had 2 rooms - 1 with a double and a single bed and 1 with a double bed, we shared a toilet and shower (there were sinks in each individual room). While the hotel is a bit dated, floors squeaked, and you could hear other guests in the hallway - we still had a lovely stay. The rooms were clean. The windows didn't stay up, as often is an issue in older homes, but were easily propped open with a book. The rooms were a bit cramped, as we were in Europe for 2 weeks and we had 7 decent sized suitcases to fit into the rooms. We made it work and put some overflow into the walkway between the one room and the toilet/shower area. It wasn't horrible though as we were there to tour and explore, not sit in our rooms. The shower water was always hot and no issues with the toilet flushing (as we'd had issues in past hotels on our stay, this was exciting for us). The breakfast was always hot and good food. Enjoyed being able to ask for more or variations without trouble. The staff was nice, although most had some difficulty understanding us (English didn't seem to be a first language for many of them). Although maybe a bit of a hassle, I did like that they require the room keys to be turned in before leaving the building - adds a level of security; as well as you have to be "buzzed" in, even to the lobby. Helped to assure me that no random person was just coming into the place. One minor complaint, they were painting the walls in the stair case while we were there. There was no ventilation so the fumes stuck around all day and seeped into the rooms (where we had the window open, so we didn't have too much trouble plus we were gone all day).
Location was good for the different areas we were looking to explore on this trip. Overall, the place was really good. Not sure if we'll stay there next time as we're hoping to explore a different area of London, but definitely will recommend it to friend who are looking at that area.
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- Also Known As:
- Mitre Hotel London
- Mitre House Hotel London, England