We stayed five nights at this hotel.
The hotel is very close to the Gloucester Road tube station. It's less than a 5 minute walk. South Kensington tube station is also close by ... more like a 10 minute walk. The hotel was very easy to find once we got off the tube. We arrived at the hotel about 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning after flying from the U.S. We were not able to check in since check in time was 2:00 p.m. but were able to leave our luggage. We returned to the hotel at 1:30 p.m. and our room was ready. I had reserved a room with 2 twins and we were surprised when we got to our room that we had a triple - two twins and a double! That was truly a nice surprise! It gave us extra room. And since there is very little closet space the extra twin bed came in handy to store our things on. Yes there is no air-conditioning at this hotel but we were there in late June and did not find it a problem. Our room was on the 5th floor and overlooked Queen's Gate Garden Road. The bathroom is small but did not present a problem for us (I was traveling with my 18 year old niece). The room was nicely decorated. In fact, I found the rest of the hotel to be well decorated and extremely clean. The elevator is small as others have stated. Four people can fit in it or two people and two suitcases. Isn't this typical for smaller London hotels? I did not have a problem with this.
The hotel is located in a residential section and right off of Cromwell Road. This is nice because you do not have a lot of street noise. Our stay included continental breakfast for two mornings. There was plenty to eat and typical London continental breakfast with meats and cheeses. On my booking confirmation it had a "C" on Friday and Saturday and I thought it meant I had continental breakfasts on those two days. Reception explained to me that it meant it was for the following day - hence Saturday and Sunday. Since we were leaving the hotel at 6 a.m. on Sunday we would not be partaking in the breakfast and I asked if we could have it for Friday and Saturday instead. They accommodated my request and I was very pleased.
How I chose this hotel? My friend recommended this hotel to me. She had stayed there in 2012. Her description of the hotel was: "very traditional, no air conditioning, nice, but smallish rooms, but very quaint. Service was very good and they have a very nice space for breakfast. Very reasonable compared to other places we checked out."
Overall, I was very pleased with our stay at Grange Strathmore. The price for my five nights was reasonable (approximately £155/night - I booked directly through the hotel's website in late February for my trip in mid June). I agree with my friend - the price was reasonable given other hotels I had checked out. I found the staff to be pleasant and helpful. I really liked the location of the hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel to someone looking for a hotel in the South Kensington area and would stay there again when I travel to London.
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- Also Known As:
- Grange Strathmore London
- Hotel Grange Strathmore
- Grange Strathmore Hotel London, England