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“Good and less good things about Ivy Hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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18 Hugh St, London SW1V 1RP, England (Pimlico)   |  
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Ranked #946 of 1,049 Hotels in London
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“Good and less good things about Ivy Hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I liked the hotel. It's little but well located. The room was also little bu t nice. Could have a table for work. The bathroom is too little and the shower could be better. The bed was good and th fridge usefull. The trains station is not so noisy. I slept well

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Have never stayed anywhere where you dread going back to you after a day off sightseeing.!!
we where led to another hotel a few doors down and up 4 flights of stairs roughly covered with sheets (some kind of diy).wish I'd taken pic as it was massive trip hazard.they had squeezed a double and 2 single beds in small room.it had shabby walls and one of the beds was broken. The bathroom was something else.put it this way - I cleaned my teeth In a glass of water to avoid spending any length of time in there.it stank of sewage! it was a wet room and the toilet was on a slope! The breakfast was as the other reviewer described- cereal on a shelf,tea/coffee,orange. White toast was presented suddenly without being asked/offered.
Over all a budget hotel as anticipated but disappointingly shabby,sub standard and unpleasant.the staff weren't necessary rude just void of warmth.clearly saw us as walking pound signs instead of customers. Positive points - clean bedding and great location near Victoria station (very noisy though).

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

For the money, 130 pounds a night for two, the worst hotel I have ever slept in. What a dump - avoid at all costs, I'd rather sleep on a park bench with a madman for company next time!

Grubby, shabby, cramped, stank of cigarettes, noisy location by the train station, more like a 'halfway house' than a hotel. You have been warned......

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Arrived to be told that they had been trying to contact me. Checked phone and the call had been 10 mins earlier. They advised that maintenance problems and instead of 2 single rooms with ensuite they asked whether we would consider twin with ensuite. After turning this down they said they would try and find a room in a different hotel. I said that we wanted to be in the same hotel. A phone call was made but I could not understand as spoken in one of the asian languages. Then offered one twin en-suite and one basic single. Reluctantly accepted this.
The single room was very small. The coffee in the room was not very nice. The shared shower and toilet facilities were also very small. Train noise for rooms at back of hotel. The continental breakfast was not continental. Offered cereal and received a bowl full of the chosen cornflakes; toast was brought without asking and only white bread. Unfortunately the room (which is in the basement) smelled of bleach which put me off eating. On the positive side the room was clean. Ok for a one night stop. Excellent location.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed at this place (CAN'T CALL IT A HOTEL) from Apr 20 TO Apr 22. I'd searched for a place close to the finish of the London Marathon but wish i'd ventured further afield and used the superb transport links more than we did. We stayed in the 5-person room which was suitably placed in the eaves of the building up about 6 flights of stairs. We paid £260 for a two night stay, which in hindsight is an absolute disgrace. I fully understand people are expected to pay a premium for its location but this place does not live up to other hotels. In actual fact, i cannot believe this place can get through annual inspections??? The room was shabby with paint peeling off the walls, scum all over the bathroom floor and tiles, dirty bed linen, filthy carpets - NEED I SAY MORE?? Luckily, our itinerary over the weekend was involved much sightseeing so spent little time in the place more than absolutely necessary. On the first morning we ventured down to the breakfast room OMG..!! There were two rooms which seated around 20 with a galley kitchen split down the middle showing the establishment in its full glory - sub-standard conditions. The breakfast menu comprised of coco pops, cornflakes, toast, tea, coffee and orange. My partner and the kids made the most of the measly offerings but i flatly refused to touch any of it..!!! The weekend in London topped off by a memorable London Marathon was certainly one to remember, but the Ivy House Hotel is one to forget..!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Ivy House Hotel

Address: 18 Hugh St, London SW1V 1RP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Pimlico , Victoria
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Ranked #946 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Ivy Hotel London
The Ivy Hotel
The Ivy House Hotel London, England

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