Was this hotel an old people's home before a hotel? Dated decor doesn't even come close! My parents had a similar carpet 30 years ago to the one in the hotel. Our room was outside from the main rooms had a weird smell in it when we walked in. There were signs of what looked like damp that had been painted over just down from the ceiling. The duvet and 2 plug sockets matched the age of the carpet and the shared shower/toilet were indoors, so once showering we were left with a choice of either drying off and getting changed in the corridor or making a mad dash semi naked to our room! The shower and toilet were both clean and in good working order which was good but the free hotel wifi only seemed to actually connect in the lobby area. For £70 per night I felt cheated, I have stayed in better hostel accommodation for half the price. Any saving graces? The staff were nice enough, the TV remote had batteries and there was no charge for looking after our luggage after we checked out and went to explore the city.
I'm aware they'll reply to this review so directly I'll say that the shared shower for room 1 is not at all convenient if you're self conscious about walking around semi naked past the smoking area outside.
- Also Known As:
- Caswell Hotel London, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Value budget Central London stays for cost-conscious travellers at this 19 rooms London Bed & Breakfast hotel with a range of affordable, functional rooms easy on your pocket just a 6 minutes from Victoria station and a short walk from Buckingham Palace. Ideal for families and groups of friends-Basic or Ensuite triple and quad rooms! Elementary comforts, friendly helpful service and well connected to the whole of the capital, with fast direct train links to/from Gatwick airport a short stroll away.Nearest tube station is Victoria (Circle, District, Victoria lines plus regional / national rail links including Gatwick Express, and national / international coach services), 5 minutes from the hotel. Choose from simple, affordable basic rooms with shared bathroom / WC in the hall or en suite options, all equipped with LCD TV and hairdryer. Wi Fi internet is also provided free of charge.Local shops, cafes, pubs and eateries are a short stroll from your London base, and it´s just 10 minutes on foot to Hyde Park and Marble Arch. The Houses of Parliament, the imposing Whitehall and the historic Westminster Abbey are a 15 minute stroll. By tube just 10 minutes to Earl´s Court, fashionable South Kensington (for the Natural History / Victoria & Albert museums), Notting Hill and Portobello Road market, plus the vibrant West End, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. The Tower of London, Tower Bridge and The City are also an easy 15 minute tube journey. Affordable, enjoyable location for your London trip. ... more less
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