We have just got back from the Manor where we stayed for four days at the end of April 2004, and I have to say I agree with much of what has already been said. We chose the place as it offered a triple room in three stars for only £70 a night. Even having read the reviews here I still felt confident enough in the ratings system to give it a go. Sadly I was wrong. I wholeheartedly agree with the previous reviewer in suggesting that the 3 star rating is misleading. If it had been two stars then I certainly would have avoided it. The place IS well situated, and our room ('Hastings') did have a reasonable amount of space and a mini fridge. However, the overall decor is shabby, paint is flaking off, there are holes in the plaster, the wallpaper is stained, a thick layer of grime covers anything not directly in the line of sight, and we had bare electrical wires hanging from the roof. The bathroom again was simply dirty; broken tiles were mended with copious trowel slaps of silicon filler, the sinks and plugs were covered with mildew, and the icing on the cake is a handwritten note saying the toilet can't take paper - you either put it in the main room bin or use the main toilet down on the landing. Breakfast is croissants/bread and coffee (no tea when we were there) and the bread was stale each day.
We did have a good time in London and made the place our home of sorts for the four days we were there. So I don't mean to rubbish it outright, but anyone thinking like us that this place is a hidden bargain, please think again, it is two stars at the MOST, more likely less than that. Beware...
- Also Known As:
- Kensington Manor Hotel
- Kensington Manor Hotel London
- Kensington Manor London
- Kensington Manor London, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable hotel in refurbished 1820 Victorian Terrace; multilingual staff; situated in South Kensington, near museums, shopping. ... more less
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