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
Cold or hot milk
A platter of assorted cold meats
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.
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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