We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent value for London - slightly out of the way”
Review of The Hide London

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
The Hide London
Ranked #58 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent value for London - slightly out of the way”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

After some research, I chose The Hide as the hotel for my parents to stay when they would visit me in London. They don't speak English very well at all, but they have been harassing me ever since to leave a positive review of the Hotel online, because they enjoyed their stay quite a lot. They have also since spoken to other friends who have visited London, and my parents experience was better than any one of their friends.

The one relative downside to this is location in relation to the city: Hendon is a bit out of the way. It has a local shopping mall which is quite nice (Brent Cross) but nothing much else going on. However connections to the city center are very good with the tube just a 2 minute walk form the door and the bus to marble arch stopping even closer to the hotel.

However if you arrive from Luton Airport, this Hotel is exactly between the Airport and the City, so it's rather convenient from that perspective.

The rooms were relatively small but beautifully decorated and very smartly set up so that it's easy yo to feel crammed. There is a small minibar with a few basic drinks - all of which are free and refilled every day. Same goes for the coffee/tea/hot chocolate in the room. Staff at the hotel were extraordinarily kind and helpful to my parents who, as I mentioned, don't speak English too well. They organized the cab to the airport bus (which is about a 2 minute ride from the hotel) and were generally helpful in giving directions (with hands and feet). The breakfast is very continental in style but delicious and has a good selection. Rooms and all facilities are very clean, orderly and everything appears to be very well taken care of.

All in all, highly recommended. The hotel is the one bit my parents look forward to the most when they come to visit again. There's a reason this is the highest ranked budget hotel in London, despite the location!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank feathersmcgraw81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

939 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    666
    224
    39
    6
    4
See reviews for
82
574
48
99
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (151)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Location was good, just a short walk to the Metro -Hendon Cetral. And free parking on site which was bonus as traveling by car.

Room was clean, well presented and average size so not too cramped. Heated towel racks in the bathroom were a lovely surprise in winter mmmm.

Complimentary waters, tea/coffees and toiletries every day when the made up the room.

Free wifi was included and for unlimited devices and speed not too bad. Good enough for general researching etc.

Staff was fine and friendly enough.

Free continental breakfast is included in the downstairs breakfast room. Food variety was good, pastries were slightly stale though as I suspect they were defrosted ones daily.

Fairly good value for money given that we wanted to stay off London Central and just catch Metro into town.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Cis4cat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Very good quality hotel. Modern, clean rooms, v good continental breakfast and great value. Only 20 minutes from kings cross by tube and a very short walk from tube station to the hotel. Only downside is lack of choice nearby for evening meal.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank CarolehYorkshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We arrived at the hotel about 11.30am and realised our room wouldn't be ready as check out wasn't til 12pm. That was fine though, the gentleman at reception checked us in, offered us fruit and water and introduced us to the hotel and parking arrangements.
We then headed to the local tube station, only a two minute walk away - however over the weekend the tube was closed due to works on the line. However, there was a free replacement bus that took us to Finchley Road (the gentleman at the hotel reception explained how it would work and where to catch the bus from).
The stay at the hotel was fantastic, the room had lovely decor, a very comfy bed, a very powerful shower, very clean. Free chocolates on arrival, free water and cans of coke/7up in the fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities (oh and biscuits).
The hotel is on a busy main road, but they must have triple glazing as it is so quiet in the hotel.
The breakfast was lovely, coffee (inc latte, cappuccino), tea, fruit, fruit salad, yoghurts, cereal, danishes, bread, cheese, ham, pate etc etc.
The staff were polite and always said good morning/evening.
Would recommend and stay again!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 22 at the back of the hotel.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Victoria R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
England
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012

For the £100 we paid we felt we got every penny's worth. Warm welcome on reception, easy check in, room and decor all over is lovely and to a high standard, and the breakfast was a good choice and staff were attentive. The nice touches were the truffles upon arrival, the toiletries and complimentary drinks were that of a 5* hotel for at least £175. The hotel was very helpful when having to catch a replacement bus because the tubes were out. We stayed in room 14 and it was lovely and quiet. Free parking and wifi which was hassle free and easy.

Room Tip: Room 14 was good and quiet.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Charlie_Leicester101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2012

This review is going to be short and sweet. For the £100 that I paid, I felt like I got my money's worth and then some. The decor is beautiful, the complimentary items are more reminiscent of a £150/175 hotel, the continental breakfast was delicious and plentiful. We slept beautifully.

The only catch was that we were in room 2. It was very close to the reception and we could frequently hear people moving in the hall and the staff moving around. Not because they were loud but because we were so close. As a couple on a break for our anniversary we were looking for... intimacy, so this was a little off putting at times. We got there in the end, but for a moment it did look like it would rather ruin the mood. The only other downside was the the fact that we had to catch a 35 minute bus ride to get to the hotel, but that was my fault for not checking the tube tables to look for scheduled maintenance.

All in all though, a great stay and an amazing hotel, especially for the money.

Room Tip: Try and get one that's upstairs!
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Youngcouplefromlondo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shrewsbury, UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

We wanted a hotel which was good value, easy to access and exit via the motorway and not too far from central London and with (preferably free) parking.
We were not disappointed. We are a well traveled couple who have high expectations for service and cleanliness, The Hide excelled on both accounts.
Upon arriving, we headed straight to the Tube, which is approx 2 minutes walk - to our complete disappointment, the Northern line was undergoing essential works, which ,meant we had to catch the buses to the nearest tube which added approx 45 mins to our journey - it was a real headache and taught us a lesson to check next time.
When we got back to the hotel after a tough day shopping! - we were helped to our room with our cases - the room was fantastic - extra clean, nicely appointed, super comfy bed and a wonderful shower. What made this hotel extra special was the little extras, the complimentary l'occitane toiletries, the complimentary drinks, the fantastic free tea and coffee and the super indulgent hand made chocolates - such a lovely touch.
The staff we so helpful, nothing was too much trouble, sadly i did not get the member of staffs name that helped us so much when we forgot to print a voucher we were going to use, but Thank you! - so helpful.
Lastly - the breakfast was probably one of the best breakfast buffets i have enjoyed at this type of hotel and it was all included in the price.
As you can probably tell, we loved this hotel, so much so, we booked it again as we were heading home in the car.
One last thing, i had read on previous reviews, some people thought this hotel was too far out of Central London - i don't understand this, once you are on the tube, you are in Camden in 5 minutes which is Zone 2 - so don't let this put you off.
Don't hesitate to book - many hotels we have visited could learn a lot from this place.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank HoppyKJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these London hotels
South Kensington
Hotel Moonlight
Hotel Moonlight
#44 of 1,067 in London
200 reviews
The Westbridge Hotel
#101 of 1,067 in London
1,357 reviews
Star Hotel B&B
#62 of 1,067 in London
392 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Spitalfields
hub by Premier Inn Spitalfields, Brick Lane
Whitechapel
Qbic Hotel London City
Qbic Hotel London City
#109 of 1,067 in London
3,008 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Hide London? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Hide London

Property: The Hide London
Address: 230 Hendon Way, London NW4 3NE, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in London
#56 Romantic Hotel in London
#97 Business Hotel in London
#134 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hide London 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Priceline, Travelocity, LateRooms and Agoda so you can book your The Hide London reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Hide London Hotel London
The Hide London England

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing