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“Unbeatable Value! Fantastic Location!”
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Oakley Hotel
Ranked #321 of 573 London B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Early in May, my wife and I returned to the Oakley Hotel on Oakley St. for a 2 1/2 week stay, our 4th visit in 12 years. The Oakley offers unbeatable value and a great location in the heart of Chelsea. This upscale, desirable area of London has great shopping, restaurants and pubs on nearby King's Road. Chelsea is well serviced by bus lines and is close the South Kensington and Sloane Tube stops and the Victoria Rail/Tube station. Oakley, is a short street that starts at the Chelsea Embankment and ends at King's Road, and is not very busy during the day or night. The hotel is a 15 minute ride on bus #170 from the Victoria Train station or a 30 minute walk. The Oakley Hotel is a couple of hundred yards north of the Chelsea Embankment on the west side of the street. The surrounding area is mostly high-end residential and there are no other hotels in this prime area. Battersea Park is just across the river over the historic and picturesque Albert Bridge. Oakley St is lined with similar four story Victorian row houses that were build about 150 years ago.

We have stayed in several different rooms at the Oakley, all with a window facing either Oakley Street or the neighbour's gardens. With the worn, antique furnishings and decor, it feels like visiting your grandmother's house, but with all of London available to you. The compact rooms have a closet, double bed, dresser, night table and small sink. The beds are comfortable and the sheets are clean. We have always opted for the shared washrooms and showers, although some rooms have their own facilities. Included in the price of the room is a full English breakfast - with juice, tea or coffee, cereals, toast, eggs, bacon, sausages, beans and tomatoes, served by two delightful Aussie girls in the dining area in the lower level. If you can handle stairs and overlook some of the decorating issues of a very old hotel, in exchange for a great price, in a fantastic London neighbourhood, then this is the place to go, We will return again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Staying at the Oakley was one of the highlights of my trip to London. My Europe holiday started and finished in London and both times I stayed at Oakley. Service was excellent and the staff treated me exceptionally well and assisted with friendly advice. I felt very safe walking to and from the hotel and there were all the local pubs restaurants supermarkets etc close. Buses at the end of the street took me to the city and I often caught the tube to shows at night.
A top place to stay ... Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank LeaSpringfield
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

I have stayed at Oakley Hotel many times over the last few years whilst in London and have enjoyed my time there. On my most recent stay I was advised they now have wi-fi which is fantastic. The rooms are really quiet as it's in a residential area. The breakfast they provide is traditional english style cooked breakfast and also cereals and juices. It is about a 15 minute walk to South Kensington tube station which has the Piccadilly line or a lovely walk down the well know shopping street of King's Rd to Sloan Square tube station. Otherwise there are buses at the end of the street that go everywhere. Overall they provide great service in an excellent location for a really reasonable price in a lovely older style house.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank kylie1182
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

"This hotel is situated a few hundred meters from the Kings Road,one of THE
iconic roads in London.You cant wish for a much better location to start
your stay in the Capital city,bus or tube easy reach.
Value for money,clean,comfortable and charmingly English.This Hotel delivers
excellent no nonsense rooms and breakfast.
Friendly and cheerful welcome from staff day and night.10 mins from RHS
Chelsea flower show.
No frills airs or graces,just a great value place to stay,why go anywhere
else in London.You wont be able to for this price!"

Room Tip: All rooms good but we stay in room 3
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Clarek27
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

When we arrived late in the afternoon we were greeted by a cheerful Tasmanian girl and shown our room and given the keys. We were very happy with the room, warm and comfy with en-suite bathroom. The bed was super comfortable and we slept like logs all night. In the morning we had a lovely cooked to order English style breakfast. The hotel is in an excellent location and I think the price for the room was very reasonable if not cheap. I will be staying again. Thank you.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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2  Thank Kramsekwah
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

never ever again, picked hotel from website due to its location. We did not realize it was rated 2 star, it does not deserve one. We arrived in the dark and that was our mistake!! The dirt outside and inside was disgusting. Our Delux Room was dirty, shabby and never dusted down,curtains have never been washed, Shower room/toilet dirty, missing tiles replaced with carpet in wet area and soap holder rusty!!!! (why bother putting one there if that is the condition of it). When you looked up to ceiling areas they seem to want to store stuff that that is broken and useless throughout the hotel.. Will not ever use again, shame because its location would be perfect for us.

Room Tip: don't do it
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank siobhan m
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

You get what you pay for!! £85 per night for London is reasonable I expect. But cleanliness costs nothing and should be a priority. The whole hotel is in need of a revamp. Good point breakfast was ok!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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2  Thank Greenstxr
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Address: 73 Oakley Street | Chelsea, London SW3 5HF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Chelsea
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Ranked #321 of 573 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range: $76 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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