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“If all you need is somewhere to rest your head for the night...”
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Hotel 261
Ranked #336 of 579 London B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 17, 2012

...and you don't mind being a sizable distance away from tube stations and central London, then this is the place for you. We were here for one night because of the cost (£35 each) and because it was near to the function we were attending. Staff were friendly, sheets clean, room a bit shabby (hanging rail partially off the wall, slightly grubby bathroom, room generally very small so everything was a bit of a squeeze.) Oh, and our front door key didn't open the front door, but there was a receptionist on call throughout the night. No frills, but did have tea/coffee/biscuits and juice in the room, which was a nice touch. And big fluffy towels. Would stay here again if needed to be in the Shepherds Bush area, as the bus service to the stations was regular, but this hotel is really a bit of a trek if wanting to see the sights and sounds of Central London. This hotel is 'average' if you need to be in the area short term and don't mind fairly basic standards, but 'poor' if you needed a room for more than one night and wanted a base from where to explore the city.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

The hotel and our room was not very clean, specialy the bathroom.
The service was not very friendly. The hotel is located in outside area of Shepherds Bush, 30 minutes walking from Shepherds Bush Station in west London. By bus it took 15 minutes. At night the public transportation is terrible.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank clemens m
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Arrived late 20.30pm. Front of house ok and showed us to our room. Triple room.Felt like we were the 'Three Bears', all beds in a line, we were just waiting for Goldilocks to pop in!!
The bathroom very disappointing and shower not very hot. but Ok.
The beds were very clean and comfortable, had a good night sleep. We all said shame there was no breakfast. Feel the owners are missing out here.
Would we book here again, maybe if we were working in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank BristolDawn
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

This hotel is very well located if you want visit London – plenty of buses and the tube. It is run by a family – the daughter (I assume) was very friendly and helpful. The room was a bit shabby but clean, not too noisy and we found having a kettle, tea/coffee/cookies available for breakfast very useful. We requested a hair dryer and more toilet paper and this wasn’t a problem – we were also in a bedroom with a small refrigirator and this was greatly appreciated. However, the shower didn’t work (or indeed became absolutely boiling within a minute or two) and it became apparent that this had been known before we arrived by the man at the reception - his lack of professionalism annoyed me, although we were able to use another shower. Another annoyance was that there were some aphids in the room, not a big deal again but could be easily avoided – and the heating was on constantly, without any possibility to be switched off individually; we were in a room in the basement and could not sleep with the window opened for obvious reasons.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank gabrielle B
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

The sani hotel is situated on the East End,at Ealing, 261 Uxbridge road. I had a nice single room, comfortable, ensuite with a clean bathroom. Bed is nice, for 2 persons. The street can be noisy but it's OK. Near is the nice pizza house and grocery stores. The huge Westfield shopping centre is not far, about 20 min. Walking. The nearest tube station is 25 min of walking to Shepherd Bush Market which can be problem, but the bus station is just in front of hotel. The hotel staff was helpful but it was strange that they were not sure about my room reservation and they try to share my room to other person before I leave !?? So the hotel was clean and budget but not so close from tube and could be cheaper cause the breakfast is not included.The wireless Internet costs 2£ per day and it works.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank Predrag_M
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

Worst place I have ever stayed at in my life. Unfortunately was put up in this HOLE of a place by my agency as I was working at Westfield and there was nothing else available. Was greeted by a man who spoke little english and no record of us having booked, although it had already been paid for and confirmed earlier on the phone. He then tried to take my driving license as deposit as apparently the room hadn't been paid for either, after about 10 minutes a lady came downstairs and it was settled.
The room was dingey and had flies, windows barely closed properly and the television set is about 20 years old with fuzzy channels. The website does state that they do not serve breakfast (why Sani 'Hotel' then?) but that they do have a microwave available for guest use, therefore my colleague and I brought plenty of microwavable food with us. HOWEVER after returning from our first day of work and requesting to use the microwave, we were told that they did not have one. Assuming that the owners live on site, I then kindly asked the man at reception if we could please use their personal microwave, I was told no. Resorted to boiling the kettle and attempting to warm my food in the sink.
Hot water is temperamental, had to go back to reception twice so that we could have a shower.
On the morning of our departure, we were woken by loud hammering coming from the roof, presumably for repairs of some sort. Then at 10:50am a lady knocked on the door ordering us to leave as check out is at 11 (although the website says 12pm) she was terribly rude and even after politely telling her that we would be gone by 11:15, she said "I give you 10 minutes!" and returned again at 11:15 to chase us out. Absolutely disgusting place, in a rubbish location, don't ever stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank Sophie123_xx
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

Hotel offers room service good, the rooms are bright, spacious and very comfortable.
I recommend stay at this hotel, also is close to downtown.
It is useful to have cheap rates, this helps to increase the number of tourists in the city and the hotel.
I recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank GAGLIN
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Address: 261 Uxbridge Road, | Shepherds Bush, London W12 9DS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #336 of 579 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range: $65 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 261 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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