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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a twin room over the weekend, the room was near impossible to find, the floor boards were squeaky and the finishing was tatty (coming from a building and refurbs background) it met our needs. The single beds where very soft and bouncy which meant I didn't have a great nights sleep. The buffet breakfast was very bland to say... More 

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Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

When reading reviews I was worried but went in open minded to see for my self, we booked family room reception looked quite welcoming. Once we turned corner towards room carpets are quite worn and dated but not a major problem as its not a 5* the room seemed ok again quite dated but not bad on closer inspection the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night for work. Soon after booking my colleague was reading the reviews on here and warned me to take a sleeping bag in case I found myself sleeping in the car. There was no need to panic. The room was clean, the bed was made and breakfast was hot and decent. For £55 on the edge... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We read the other TripAdvisor reviews after we booked this hotel so understadably we were quite wary when we checked in for one night when we were in London for work. As we are also qualified pest controllers we decided to check out the rooms as soon as we arrived in case we decided to sleep in the car instead.... More 

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Powys, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

We stayed her for one night to settle our son into university accommodation. We were glad it was only one night. The room we were booked into reeked of cigarette smoke and the en suite reeked of dirty drains. The whole place was jaded and in desperate need of redecoration. Our pillows were rock hard and so uncomfortable and we... More 

Thank kim n
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3 reviews
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Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The hotel was very basic. The room itself was in a "dirty" condition, there was crisp packets, tissues and God knows what else on the floor. The bed still had make up and mascara stains on, whether it had been washed previously I'm not sure. Bathroom was like a sauna, but again dirty with a broken floor and the toilet... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

Can do better? : The Room was really tiny and had no A/C, Thank God the Spanish Plume moved off course. The Lighting in the room was bad with no bedlamps and no luggage rack. Not enough Electrical plugs( two shared between, Hair dryer, TV and Kettle). There are no bathroom accessories available No Bathroom Mats... unbelievable bad shower (I... More 

Thank Joel A
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in bank hotel for four days and it was very bad. There were no fan, everything was broken,cleaning wasn't good,they didn't change the bed for four days.It's ludicrous and outrageous. Also Breakfast was awful even there's no simple facilities like shower gel and soap instead...you have to buy it!There's only one bin in the toilet so you have... More 

Thank Syed K
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

We knew this wasn't going to be the ritz, but please !!! Room was ok, shower was rubbish though and no soap etc. Noises ALL night from the room above,shouting talking banging and moving of furniture. NO SLEEP AT ALL. Complained to reception at 2.45 am. his reply was we can't tell our guests what to do. The male receptionist... More 

Thank mark b
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Banks Hotel

Address: 5-9 Park Avenue, Ilford IG1 4RS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater London > Ilford
Price Range: $45 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banks Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Take your own shampoo, soap, toothpaste, brush etc. It is very basic.”
 of 5 bubbles Shabzino, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“If you are not sure get the key and check the room out before you move in.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewrI7420OE, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
“Do not book”
 of 5 bubbles markbX3612AZ, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“no good rooms in this hotel”
  • the door of the room
  • the view from our room
  • The floor in our bathroom looked like that
 of 5 bubbles Editja, Feb 21, 2016 | Read review
“Check the room and facilities before committing your self”
  • Old desk and New Desk
  • New desk
  • New Headboard
  • Rodents trap At the sid of the bed after installing new headboard
  • Mirror hung with a string / wire supported by a screw to hold it straght
  • Handy Man Tip !!
  • Shower Tray flodding the bathroom
 of 5 bubbles morhafa963, Feb 5, 2016 | Read review
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