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“Very nice hotel - close to Victoria” 4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   79 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 2BG, England (Pimlico)   |  
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Ranked #372 of 1,054 Hotels in London
Oslo, Norway
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“Very nice hotel - close to Victoria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were coming to London for the Billy Elliot musical and were leaving the next day with the National Express for Bristol. This small and service-minded hotel was perfectly located for those two purposes (Close to Victoria Palace and Victoria Station). The hotel's owner was very service-minded and helpful. We had a room which consisted of two parts, making it a practical family room. Nicely refurbished small bathroom but with a large shower. The room was nice and very clean, and warm at arrival. We liked being in a relatively quiet street, making it possible to open up the windows during the night without to much trafic noise. Breakfast was ok, even if I would have appreciated a real (non-Nescafe) coffee.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worthing
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117 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Having read reviews of many hotels along Belgrave Road, we chose to stay here.

We were on the third floor and yes, there are 65 steps up from the entrance to this level but we already knew that we may be high up (after reading the reviews). On booking the room we were asked to state any preferences and we decided against it so anything we think on the climbing issue is our fault!

The rooms are small but two can move around with no problem and we only used it as a base during our stay in town anyway. TV reception kept cutting which was annoying as did the Wi-Fi system although the manager is looking into it, in this day and age it is a must in a hotel.

The room was very clean as was the small but serviceable en-suite (shower was great, plenty of room and water temp/force was excellent) Rooms cleaned and beds made on a daily basis. The walls and floors are thin though!! Outside noise was not noticed unless we opened the windows and heard a few planes and Big Ben but they are expectantly heard all over the town, after all it is a city!!

Breakfast was fantastic - no, there is no need for an English breakfast, anyone wanting that would need to go to different hotel and pay more for it! The buffet style consisted of (from what we remembered):
Tea or coffee (no fancy alternatives and this was not expected so I brought my own herbal tea )
Toast - butter/marmalade (3 types) jams (at least 3 types) or chocolate spread
Croissant, waffles,assorted small cakes
3 types of cereals
Orange juice
Cold or hot milk
A platter of assorted cold meats
Yoghurts
Fruit cocktail
Fresh fruit (apples and Bananas)
Hope we have not left anything out - so much to see!
Seating for 24 so almost two sittings required but as it is from 7:30 -9:00, this was not a problem while we stayed (4 nights)

Very central to most of London ( 20 mins to Houses Parliament, Buckingham Palace, 30 to Nelsons column) and with Victoria 10 mins walk away it is easy to get to anywhere else.

GREAT local restaurants for all tastes and pocket in the area, we loved The Queens Arms (upstairs), Sole Mio and Chimes. Two local Spanish restaurants - avoid the one north of the hotel and go better to the one south west Goya (20 Lupus Street)!

ALL staff very helpful and polite, nothing too much trouble and they take pride in their hotel.

We would not hesitate to use again.

Room Tip: If not able to walk / climb well, you will need a ground or lower floor. Remember it is down a fligh...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I recently stated here, the staff were lovely and helpful. We had a booked a triple room even though there was only two of us and it was very spacious, tea and coffee was provided. The hotel is very close to Victoria coach station which was handy but far from all other attractions. The breakfast was continental, it would be nicer if a English breakfast or options would be available. Was nice for a one night stay like we stayed for.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My dear tripadvisor reviewers are largely correct, how could they not be. But, we were given a room on the top floor - its 80 stairs to the top floor and no lift!!!! Now we are young and fit so it wasn't a major issue but if you have any walking disability or strength issue then make sure you get a room on the lower levels. Its also a set of stairs to the breakfast room - so from the breakfast room back to the top level is a great cardio workout - whether you like it or not !!

Rooms are small but functional and clean. Mind you, I've never been a fan of matteresses with a plastic sheet. Matteresses was old and not entirely comfortable. Anyway, great location and good price so value seems good. Based on other reviews had expected more and don't think I sighted the owner but staff were nice (and fit)

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thetis Island BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I am on a trip around the world. I booked every hotel in every city based upon Trip Advisor. Melbourne House Hotel is the second stop of my journey. The location is as good as it gets. It is less than a 30 minute walk to Westminster Abby, the Houses of Parliament , Thames River tours, The Museum of Natural History and the Science Museum, St James and Hyde Park to name a few. The owner of the hotel is on site. He and his staff are extraordinarily helpful. Clearly John takes great care and pride in his jewel of a hotel. I came to London to see the major attractions so the small room, by North American standards, was not a problem. The breakfast buffet was excellent with meats, cheeses, pastries, juices, cereals, yogurts, and fruits. One day I rode my folding bike 43 km exploring downtown London, the next day I toured the parks and museums. This hotel has a perfect location to explore downtown London. Last stop – Hotel Smari in Reykjavik, next stop Au Royal Mad Hotel in Paris, France.

Room Tip: Just beware the 2 single rooms are the size of a college dorm room with a single bed
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We recently stayed in a room for 3, for 2 nights. The room was nice, very clean (and cozy :-) The manager gave us a quiet room (as requested when booked) and let us check-in a few hours earlier than announced (which was really appreciated after our long flight into London!). Consistent continental breakfast included.

The sector is great if you're in town a few days and want a nice quiet place, walking distance from the Westminster attractions or the Victoria Coach station (12 minutes). The nearest tube station is a 7 minute walk.

Quality-price: excellent! Would definitely go back there if I'm in London in the high season.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I enjoyed my stay (4 nights) at this hotel. The location of the hotel is very good in terms of its proximity to London's main tourist attractions and public transport links (buses and the Underground).

I found all the staff at the hotel polite, helpful and friendly. The hotel is also very clean and well-maintained throughout. The continental breakfast was better than I expected: I enjoyed the croissants, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, orange juice and coffee (other things were also available such as a selection of cold meat slices and pastries).

The shower cubicle in my room was very spacious and I was impressed with the fact that there was a portable fan in the room which made sleeping more comfortable at night given the warm weather. There were also plenty of coat-hangers in the large wardrobe!

Overall, I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel.

Room Tip: Twin-bed room number 9 was quiet at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 79 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 2BG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Pimlico , Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
#220 Family Hotel in London
#323 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Melbourne House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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