OK The first thing you'll notice is its not the Ritz .. but at the price you're paying in london in a great location its not that bad.
Its not the cleanest place in the world (bit of mould in places ... carpets a bit worn in places ... wallpaper peeling a bit) but over all it suited its purpose it was a bed at night and we had our own toilet / shower and could leave our stuff during the day, also a small portable tv in the room, not great sellings points for a lot of people but for us it was grand. The double bed was against a wall so slightly inconvient the bed covers weren't the greatest either and the room was small enough. We were staying on the First floor
I wouldn't really recommend it to a family with young children but if you're willing to rough it a little bit at a cheap enough price go for it. The continental breakfast was basic fare but eat as much as you want (saves you a good bit given that london isn't the cheapest of places). There was a kettle / instant coffee / tea in the room.
The staff were generally friendly :). As to the Noise level well its not the quietest of places but it also wasn't that loud ... its in a relatively quiet upmarket area so traffic noise is at a minimum at night. I would say if you had noisey neighbours in the rooms next door to you you'd probably be able to hear a bit too much from them.
To put my review in perspective ... I've stayed in a few 5 star hotels before and this isn't one of them ... it'd be a low end two star I would guess but overall I was quite happy with my stay and I'd give the place maybe a 6 / 10 for what it is :) Budget Accommodation close to the heart of london (lets face it london is quite expensive). You're about 3 minutes from a tube station by foot.
Hopefully this review is a help to others as I've seen some recent reviews here slating the place and had actually become a bit worried before heading over to london and staying there.
- Also Known As:
- Hyde Park West London, England