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Old Friend

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 12, 2017

It's in a great location just a 5-7 minute walk from the underground and is close to Central London and the major tourist attractions. The price of rooms are a real bargain compared to what you would pay in the heart of the city. Single rooms are small and most aren't en-suite but internet connection was good. Seemed that the...

Thank Robbie W
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Location was good! Cleanliness was not! Window looked like it hadn't seen a window cleaner in 10 years, the top of our wardrobe was thick with dust- based on this we decided to skip our breakfast that was included with our package. There is also a shared bathroom- not ideal! I was so shocked at this, I was waiting half...

Thank Corinna A
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Having seen the reviews for this hotel, I was definitely a little apprehensive. BUT, I feel compelled to write a review because the hotel was absolutely fine and completely exceeded our expectations. We only stayed one night and used it as a base for a night out with friends. For London, this is a very cheap hotel- especially considering breakfast...

1Thank Annabel A
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Booked last minute didn't have time to look at reviews. The door way was a small gap between a Chinese & a indian restaurant. I walked in said my name the guy on receiption gave me a funny look like they weren't expecting me. the other guy said to him were expecting him he took me to my room showed...

2Thank Daniel W
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Beds were comfy bathrooms were kept clean. Only downside was noise from adjacent room. I think possibly due to gaps around doors. For me okay for price would stay again quite a good deal for London. Good location and staff were friendly

Thank snezzer
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 14, 2016

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Thank Neil E
Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

The place is terribly hard to find. The room smells like Indian food if you leave the window open. The service given by the receptionist is a joke. If you can, do not come here, save yourself from an agonizing time trying to find the place (because no one around seems to know it).

2Thank Mario N
Reviewed December 14, 2015

Location is good, like max. 5 minutes to Bethnal Green underground station. We went to London for a party weekend, so we only slept there, never hab breakfast. Our room had its own bathroom, was quite cleyn, only the sheets and the towels had some suspicious black marks. Personnell was friendly and available 24h. I think we got lucky with...

Thank Malte S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Tiny room (two singles end to end with no footboard, think toes touching in the night), shared bathroom, fan provided had a European plug so useless, one towel between the two of us so had to ask for another. Room not particularly clean. Receptionist sleeps on the sofa next to reception desk so wouldn't recommend sitting there. Breakfast was cereal...

3Thank R H
Kranj, Slovenia
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Hotel location is good and London center is accessible on foot. Area of the hotel is not very clean, hotel building is old. Hotel room and shared bathroom were clean and comfortable, kitchen and breakfast OK. Hotel staff is friendly and 24h available. Quite acceptable accommodation for the price.

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Additional Information about Old Friend

Address: 129 Roman Road | Bethnal Green, London E2 0QN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range: $55 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Friend 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Try to get en-suite room and not on top floor.”
robbiew390, Feb 12, 2017 | Read review
“The bathroom!”
guywithoutstandards, Jun 9, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for upgrade to double room”
coolboy1, Nov 14, 2014 | Read review
“Be very careful with your credit card!”
Vivdc, Nov 12, 2014 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel!”
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