I stayed at the Hotel Bosco for one night with my partner.
The hotel is very close to Surbiton train station, making it nice and easy to get to.
On arrival, I noticed the reception area was quite small and not particularly welcoming - if there had been more people than just my partner and I at check in it would have been quite uncomfortable to wait. The reception backs on to the bar area - we arrived on a Saturday night (so expected the bar to be busy) and were the only ones at reception - no one was on the desk so we rang but it was a couple of minutes before someone came through from the bar area to check us in, even though in hindsight the hotel wasn't very busy that weekend. Once someone had come through though, check-in was painless and even though we had two separate bookings we didn't have to change rooms between them.
We were also warned there was a DJ playing downstairs in the bar til 1am - if you didn't know this before booking and booked for a quiet weekend, this could be an unwelcome addition, but my partner said the website did mention this before booking too so it was nice to be told. We could hear some noise from our room on the first floor but the sound system was switched off at 1am on the dot as suggested, so it is good that they keep to their promises.
The hotel is very secure - you have to ring a night bell to get in after-hours and each corridor of rooms is keycard entry. This is good, knowing that downstairs is a bar which may not be exclusive to hotel guests.
The room was a good size, with a nice bathroom, air conditioning and a king size bed, although the bed was quite low. It was one of the comfiest beds I've ever slept in though, with lovely soft pillows too.
Facilities in the room were a little limited - there was no safe, there were some tea and coffee making facilities, a large TV, and toiletries were provided in a big bottle rather than individual take-home ones (if you care about that sort of thing).
The room was fairly clean, but I did notice the rainfall shower was quite clogged up with limescale, so a little more care to this could be good.
The room was fairly quiet overnight after the DJ, and I didn't hear much traffic noise despite the roadside location.
Breakfast hours in the morning were 7.30-9.30am daily - it would be nice to extend this time a little later on the weekends, although they do a pay-per-item brunch through the morning after this. I found the choice a little limited - it was continental only, but with some nice touches such as smoked salmon and tea and coffee on demand. The breakfast was located in the bar - the same one the DJ was in the night before - but you wouldn't have been able to tell this if you hadn't known as it was very clean.
Overall I'd stay here again if I was visiting Surbiton/London, but I'd like to see the cleaning of the showers improved and maybe a bigger choice for breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located a few metres from Surbiton Station, the Hotel Bosco has been designed to meet all the requirements of the modern business traveller. Bedrooms are contemporary in design, and some even have the luxury of a private terrace. With an emphasis on comfort, air-conditioned guestrooms, offer the finest Vi-Spring beds, soft duck down duvet and pillows, ensuring a perfect night's sleep, and luxurious toiletries. All rooms are individually air conditioned in Summer and heated in Winter. Guests enjoy a complimentary Bosco Continental Pantry Breakfast, parking, access to the local Health Club, high speed internet, 24hr check in, room service and large flat screen televisions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bosco Surbiton, Surrey