My partner and I booked a double room for 1 night whilst working in Croydon. I thought we had got a good deal taking into consideration the 'spa' facilities. How wrong i was. Where do I start? on the plus the room was clean.
I have a small van which could not fit under the 'hotel's' discounted NCP car park barrier which incidently is the lowest barrier I have ever seen at a max height of 6' ! We then spent 20 mins driving round trying to find a parking space for the night, eventually the receptionist advised of a car park in a nearby shopping centre a 5 minuite walk from the hotel ! at the bargain price of £17 for the night ! Our room was tiny with a 3/4 NOT double bed ! bearing NO likeness to the 'double' rooms on the hotel website. It was that small there was less than 2' clearance from the end of the bed to the wall. By now it was 8 pm and we were to weary to complain. We decided to 'relax' in the spa. Something my partner and I now regret as I fear she will be permenantly scarred with the memory of not only the 'dirty' facilities but the site of an asian man walking around in his under pants and vest from sauna to steam rooms !! Hardly from my experience, what one would expect from a 'spa' hotel !
We decided to except our fate and have a meal in the restaurant and try to get some sleep. Even that it appears is beyond this hotel's capability as the 'restauraunt' is not open in the evenings !! the receptionist offered us some local take away menus to order in a meal ! We joined our fellow guests in the 'restaurant' who were also awaiting various 'deliveries' of tasty local delicacies from curry to pizza !! After eating our luke warm pizza delivery we retired to our room, only to notice that we were next to the main road which was very noisy all night. topped off with no air con in a small stuffy room and a small bed that made strange 'squeeky' noises at every movement we were deprived of anything which resembled sleep !
I absolutely would not recommend this hotel. For a hotel claiming that the normal price for our room would have been a staggering £150,oo I would not even compare the rooms to the same quality as a normal budget option such as travelodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lansdowne Hotel is ideally located at the hub of Croydon's main business and shopping district, with superb transport links to central London (17 minutes), Heathrow and Gatwick airports and road links connecting to all the major motorways in the South East. Guests at the Lansdowne benefit from FREE WIFI, complimentary use of the extensive range of fitness equipment, relax in the pool or with a spa session at Solutions Health & Fitness Club within the hotel, discounted car parking. ... more less
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