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“Very good value (for London) simple honest hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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The Fielding Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Broad Court | Bow Street, London WC2B 5QZ, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)   |  
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Ranked #169 of 1,065 Hotels in London
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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“Very good value (for London) simple honest hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed at The Fielding recently after a drinks party nearby. A single room cost £ 106 all-in (booked in advance, but with option to cancel) which is very cheap for central London. I was given room #2 on the ground floor, which was small (as you would expect from a single) but not *too* cramped, and with a decent en-suite. Overall everything was fine - a bit tired, certainly not glamourous in the least, but decent, clean and very reasonably priced for the location.

I would never recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway, but it could be just the job for a family tourist trip, or a quick overnight for work. Note that there's no restaurant of any kind, but this is no problem since the neighborhood is swimming in every kind of bar/cafe/restaurant you could want

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

My mother and I stayed at the Fielding for 2 nights. It was a 2 minute walk (if that) from Covent Garden tube station - we couldn't have had a better location. We stayed in a twin room - room 15 - and were pleasantly surprised to find it was a split level room. A very decent sized twin with plenty of room between the firm comfy beds, then stairs down to a desk with complimentary tea/coffee making facilities and bottled water, and a bathroom with a huge shower (and the added luxury of underfloor heating!).

Very helpful, friendly staff, and suprrisingly affordable for central London. We will definitely stay there again.

Only thing - if you are a vegetarian don't have breakfast at the recommended Wings Cafe. They fry their vegetarian breakfasts in the same oil that they fry their sausages in!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed in the hotel during the Olympics. I usually stay at the Waldorf (which is very close) when I stay in London, and I was a bit nervous about the Fielding as I had no experience there. What a nice surprise. Location can't be beat. The room was good sized (for London standards). Bathroom was clean and modern. Staff was friendly and helpful. This is an older hotel where you leave your key with reception and pick it up when you return. Also, something to keep in mind, is there is no lift in the hotel. The staff will help you with your luggage if you need it, but for anyone who has trouble with stairs, you should keep that in mind. Overall very happy, and will stay again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Recently stayed at the Fielding Hotel in a room on the ground floor whilst attending a meeting nearby the next day. We chose this hotel for its convenient location the meeting venue. The friendly staff allowed me to store my bag on the day of arrival and departure. I stayed in a double room on the ground floor (glad for that as I had a heavy suitcase and could not have taken it up the narrow stairs). The room was small (expected in central London) but well equipped, coffee/tea, toiletries, shower and bath and free wifi etc. This room faces an alley and has a street light right outside the window which is why eye masks a-la airways were provided.. I managed to almost close the curtains but spent a very difficult night trying to sleep - I was disturbed by light of the street lamp, the noise from people walking down the lane, pub/restaurant noise in the distance, guests returning late and foot noise on the wooden floors, the room was quite hot (couldn't switch airconditioner on) and the foam pillow was not up to standard. My recommendation is to book this hotel if you're on holiday and don't mind gettting to bed late and sleeping late. I was up at 05h30 to catch emails and was bleary eyed.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed at this place in October but did not like it at all. Our room was very small and there was this weird terrible smell, probably from the dirty carpets and curtains. The location was ideal in the heart of London's musicals. But that was all. If we come back to London again will definitely stay somewhere else. Not recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Grace L, Manager at The Fielding Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
After looking into these comments we can find no trace or evidence from staff or records kept that this is a genuine review, it is also deeply suspicious as all of our singles, doubles and twins have brand new carpets and curtains throughout. According to the vast majority of reviews we are noted for our cleanliness and charm and that speaks volumes.
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Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My partner and I were looking forward to staying here and could not have been more pleased with the location - Leicester Square is only a 5 minute walk away and theatre land is all around you. Plenty of bars/restaurants available which is why the Hotel does not do any food at all. The reception was polite and efficient, there are no lifts so you have to walk up quite narrow stair cases so if mobility is an issue then you might want to think again. The rooms are comfortable but the one we had was a bit small - you could just about squeeze either side of the bed. No complaints about the toiletries, drink making facilities, bathroom flip-flops, mask or bottled water available but the bathroom is a bit small. You did have to be careful not to bang body extremities when drying after a shower - having said that, the shower cubicle is quite large and 2 showers were provided. THe main issue I had was being woken up by late night revellers as they went home so didn't get a full nights sleep. All in all; for the money - it's in a fantastic location, warm and comfortable but take ear-plugs!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

I can't remember the name of the pleasant and friendly male receptionist - think he may have been from Middle East - because I would like to compliment him on his attentiveness and express my gratitude for his immediate upgrade from a single room to a charming and spacious double with a quirky cast iron bath tub in the bedroom as well as a large bespoke bathroom with huge walk in shower. This was an extremely comfortable room. After a soak I had a great night's sleep in a location right in the heart of Covent Garden. The furnishings were individual, the decor pleasant and there were piles of extras, slippers, fluffy towels etc with a flat screen and dozens of cable channels. The room was on lower ground so it would probably be dark in the summer and only slight gripe was non working bed side light. No breakfast is a good idea so no need to endure greasy fare under hot lamps which most hotels charge 15 plus for and there are plenty of cafes in area. This is a real gem. I don't want to be too gushing as I will return and there are not many rooms ..... Great value

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 4 Broad Court | Bow Street, London WC2B 5QZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill , Covent Garden
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Hotel Style:
#152 Business Hotel in London
#176 Romantic Hotel in London
#198 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Fielding Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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