Many budget hotels in London to choose from but sadly most of these too come with very poor reviews! We booked at a peak weekend time and found this to be a reasonable priced hotel - cheaper than staying at a hostel even, the reviews were pretty poor but we didn't have much choice and it was an ideal location for the tubes we wanted.
We booked a quad room, first floor, it was very spacious, large & extremely comfy beds and exceptionally clean. Tea and coffee making facilities, large tv and even small table and chairs. very impressed with room size. Had a very very narrow balcony and not nice at all- shame could be lovely in summer if could squeeze a chair or so in and tidy up, but nothing to look out on really and your not in London to stay at hotel are you?
Initial entrance to hotel is lovely, near hyde park, very good location for park and for tube stops, flowers outside hotel, well signed and a lovely vase of fresh lilies in reception and bowl of sweets was great touch. We were early and hence the room was not ready, but we expected this as check in is not till 2pm-they offered to look after our luggage and we went across the road to wander the beautiful park, visited the Diana memorial fountain and play area , on return the room was ready.
We all had a brew and used all the milk - went to reception and was no trouble at all getting us another jug. Very friendly staff at reception and helpful about where to go which tubes to use etc.
Only slight disappointment was with the breakfast - but I think pretty much most hotels throwing in a continental breakfast is going to be similar. Morning staff not the most helpfull- We found someone and asked for pot of tea. Just cheap cornflakes, toast and jam or some basic looking croissants and glass of juice - but it gave us a reasonable basic breakfast to set us up for the day.
Maybe we were lucky and just got a good room - wifi was good and as on 1st floor did not need a lift for us. Anyhow I thought this place was more than acceptable and unsure why all the very bad reviews? Paid around £125 for the quad room.
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