Have to start by saying I would NOT recommend this hotel to anyone!
The room was described on booking.com as a “small single room”, but tiny would be more correct! (had room nr. 105 – a closet in the stairs…) At first, I just had to laugh when I opened the door and in a very clumsy way tried to maneuver my luggage into the “room”. It was barely 1 metre wide and about the length of the bed. Had to place the kettle under the bed to make room for my suitcase on the nightstand, as there where no place for it on the floor… The bedspread was also put under the bed, where it was dirty!! Wonder how many guests have done the same before me, and after each “housekeeping” it was on the bed again…just wanted to throw that dirty thing out the window! Bathroom wasn’t better… Sink was not clean, toilet seemed ok… Wetted a paper towel and cleaned the shelfs before I placed my toiletries there. Shower is small, and when you sit on the toilet it feels like you’re at the dentist, hanging over that little sink… The bathroom fan was just disgusting, and I crossed my fingers hoping I wouldn’t get mildew from it or Legionella from the shower… This might seem exaggerating, but it’s not!
Complained about the cleaning the next day, and the receptionist said they would do a thorough cleaning. He didn’t seem to bother about the problem, though… Later, some of the most obvious “dust bunnies” on the floor was gone, but the coffee cup I had used once wasn’t changed during the stay at all.
The breakfast room is too small for the hotel, and you have to sit and wait to get a little rack of toast, and then wait again if you want some more toast…
A few days after the stay I got an itch on one of my legs, like bug or flea bites. Thought that it probably was a coincindence, but reading other guests experiences I’m pretty sure where I got it from! Three weeks later it’s still itchy…
The only positive thing about this hotel, is the location; 5 minute walk to Oxford Street, Soho, China Town, Covent Garden, etc. Rooms facing the back are quiet.
I now regret that I didn’t complain more, and think it’s horrible that I paid over 100£/night for this experience!
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