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“Great value, comfortable stay” 5 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 #174 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Novato, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great value, comfortable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I've stayed at the Fielding three times now, most recently last week. It is a great value in central London. The rooms are small and plain, but they are clean and comfortable. The hotel is not on a street with traffic, which is a really big deal in London. There is some noise from pedestrians, but compared to the amount of noise most London hotels have from traffic, this is a very quiet hotel. The location can't be beat--you can take the Piccadilly Line direct from Heathrow for next to no money--and it's right in the middle of all the theaters, across the street from the Royal Opera House, and walking distance to a lot of the things you'll want to see. Front desk staff is extremely helpful. If you're looking for huge, glamorous rooms, this is not the place for you, but if you want to be comfortable and near everything without spending a ton of money, you can hardly do better. I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: As others have noted, the stairs are steep and narrow, so if stairs are difficult for you, especiall...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed in this hotel last Christmas for a treat for the children and were very pleased with the "shabby chic-ness" of this friendly little hotel and it's great location. We decided to go back again this year and paid £216 for a night in the family room.The staff were as friendly as ever but when we went up to the room, we found water leaking through the ceiling onto the dressing table. We were concerned as it was dripping through a light fitting. We reported the fault and were told that the maintenance man would be out to fix it as soon as possible. On returning several hours later, we were told that we were still waiting for the maintenance man. We cleared away the water and made sure none of our stuff was on the dressing table and also that the table lamp on the table was turned off at the plug. The ceiling was soaked and there was considerable staining. We reported the fault again and asked if it was safe as we had children sleeping in that room. We were told that the maintenance man would let us know. On returning later in the evening, we enquired again as to if it was safe and were told that the maintenance man would not be coming until tomorrow. As this was the day we were leaving, it was of no use to us whatsoever. No-one could tell me if the light fitting was disconnected although we were told that the shower from the room upstairs was leaking. This was obviously a fault that the hotel knew about. I was very disappointed in the way that this was dealt with, although appearing concerned about this issue, the staff did not do anything about it and I had to go to reception 3 times. Even if the elusive maintenance man couldn't be tracked down, simply having an assurance that the proximity of water and electricity would be safe in the room where my children were, would have sufficed. However, we were simply fobbed off with polite smiles and there was nothing they could do as there were no spare rooms.We didn't sleep well as we were worried about the fault. We paid hard earned cash for the room and I think possibly the staff have forgotten that customer safety is paramount in a hotel.We shall not be visiting here again.

Room Tip: Don't go in room 10 until they have fixed the leak
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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!

Room Tip: Room 15 is an excellent quiet, twin split level room with stairs down to the bathroom (although not...
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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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47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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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:
#156 Business Hotel in London
#178 Romantic Hotel in London
#202 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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