I stayed in St. Mark's for 3 nights in Nov 2011. Stayed in a triple room which was located on the third floor. Please note there is no lift in this hotel yet personally I didn't find this a problem as we only had to carry our bags up the stairs once - on arrival, and then down again - on departure. So it wasn't a huge obstacle as previous reviews make it out to be!
Although compact, I found the room cosy with everything we needed for our short stay. It even had a fan which helped a lot when we felt a bit stuffy at night. The normal tea/coffee facilities were present in the room with the addition of a microwave and fridge. The bathroom was also compact but modern, and possibly only recently renovated.
The breakfast was very basic but we were aware of this on booking so it wasn't a surprise. We only had breakfast in the hotel on the first morning - basic cereal and tea and toast. Didn't have an issue with queues but others after us had to wait at the door for a table.On the other two mornings we opted to have a lie-in and instead got breakfast in a lovely pub at the top of Barkston Gardens Road called "The Blackbird".
The room was provided with new towels and linen each day, and the cleaning lady always greeted us in the hall.
Personally, the best thing I found about the hotel was the location. It was approx a 5 minute walk from Earls Court tube station which was great for getting around the city and various tourist attractions. And only a 3 minute walk from M&S and other various shops.
For those giving negative reviews it must be reminded that St. Mark's in Earls Court is not a leisure hotel but simply somewhere to sleep at night. We didn't spend much time in the hotel during the day, only slept there at night. If your planning a relaxing trip away in a nice hotel, I'd opt for somewhere more expensive.
But in light of this being a budget/basic hotel, it is by far a basic hotel of the highest standard. Knowing we had opted for a basic hotel, I found myself pleasantly surprised at how comfy and clean St. Mark's was, and this is possibly the reason I regard it so much. Ultimately, lower expectations gave rise to a pleasant and thoroughly enjoyable stay at St. Mark's, Earl's Court.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The St Mark Hotel is situated on Barkston Garden in London's Earls Court district. The St Mark Hotel is a popular budget hotel in central London offering 25 guest rooms all with private ensuite facilities. The Hotel is located in the heart of Earls Court, giving hotel guests excellent access to central London, including Earl's Court Exhibition Centre and Olympia Exhibition Centre, making the hotel an ideal base for both business and leisure travellers to London. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. Mark Hotel London, England
- St Mark London