We booked in to stay at the Rhodes from Sunday to Thursday and although the website looks good the actual hotel is somewhat different. There were refurbishment works going on and timbers, bathroom fittings littered the reception and hallways. The breakfast itself was very basic continental unless you wanted to pay an extra £6 for full english, Tea and Coffee was available together with a small selection of fruit, toast, cheese, ham and cereal. Having paid for what we thought was bed and breakfast we did not want to shell out another £50 for the 4 days for breakfast and feel that it would be better for the hotel to simply up their prices to allow for this.
The room itself was very small and the as mentioned by other reviewers the hotel in general is very dated and needing a lot of attention. We did have a major problem with our room in that when we came back from our first day out, the door to the room simply pushed open without the need for the key which I assume was because the cleaner did not shut it properly and may have been the cause of other reviewers issues as there is no security to the hotel and you could simply wander around and enter other rooms if they are left open. We advised the reception manager of this but were left without an apology or an explanation as to what they would do about it, an awkward pause was the extent of the reaction!
The owner Mr Crias was friendly with us but I guess as we did not really complain and just wanted to get on with our trip he was going to be amiable enough.
All in all a very good location for Hyde Park and Picadilly albeit very much overpriced and not somewhere I would want to stay again in a hurry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chris and Maria Crias are the third owners and have been running the Rhodes hotel since 1978. This London hotel is located in a quiet private road of a fashionable residential neighborhood. In addition to double-glazed windows, this newly refurbished eighteen-bedroom hotel aims to offer the best comfort, with a lot of modern amenities and value for money in this historic metropolis, hosting the 2012 Olympics. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rhodes Hotel London, England