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“don't go there....” 1 of 5 stars
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King William Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mangrove Green | Cockernhoe, Luton LU2 8QE, England   |  
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Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Luton
West Midlands
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“don't go there....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2007

We thought we would save some money by staying overnight cheaply prior to an early morning flight out of Luton. I'm afraid this hotel is not a good option even at the price: I've seen better rooms at hostels. Unforgivably, the toilet hadn't been flushed after an earlier visit before we were shown to our room: as a result the room stank. The beds had cheap mattresses with a single sheet on top. The room was not clean. We hardly slept. The hosts were not unfriendly -they just don't seem to have a clue how to run a bed and breakfast business.

Do yourself a favour:spend an extra 20 quid and get something half decent.

  • Liked — it's a shame: the village location is lovely
  • Disliked — not up to even minimal standards
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2007

On it's website it looks lovely, but that's deception.

It's a pub with a few rooms.

The rooms are tiny. I'm only 5'4" and when i sat on toilet, my knees touched the door. The shower was horrible. The sink smelt really bad. The mirror was 6' in the air, so no chance of me seeing myself.

The mattress - i could feel every spring. only 2 pillows for 2 of us and they were as thin as sheets. i got hardly any sleep.

"Country views" it says on website - well, we could see a few leaves on trees from our skylight window.

the tv was above wardrobe so could only watch it if laid on bed.

the breakfast was a roll and croisant and cereal (but with UHT milk as no fridge - yuck) left in your room.

my partners flight was arriving at midnight. we checked that we could check in at 1am and they said fine. i actually decided to check in at 11 before picking him up (it is only 10mins from luton) and i'm glad i did as when i got back from picking him up, no-one was there.

  • Stayed July 2007
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2007

I stayed one night and was very disappointed.

The room was very basic and dated, there were no toiletries, not even a bar of soap and the so called continental breakfast turned out to be a couple of buns in a plastic bag. There was no heating in the room...radiator did not work. The wind whistle through the window and with the room being above the bar made it almost impossible to get to sleep before 11:30. I had to get up very early next day for a flight and was exhausted.

The Bar was thick with smoke so I didn’t use it. The previous comment about contractors was pretty close to the mark. So if you are expecting any level of luxury, dont pay the £45, do yourself a favour and pay an extra £20 pounds for a Holiday Inn or something similar. Especially if your not a contractor!

Stayed March 2007
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2007

We wanted somewhere to stay before our early flight from Luton the following day.

We were not impressed with our rooms at all, bar and food good.

To be fair it was more suited to contactors, etc more than seasoned travellers, wish we had paid more and got something better.

  • Liked — Food
  • Disliked — Rooms
  • Stayed February 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Mangrove Green | Cockernhoe, Luton LU2 8QE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Luton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Luton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — King William Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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