We booked in to stay at the Rhodes from Sunday to Thursday and although the website looks good the actual hotel is somewhat different. There were refurbishment works going on and timbers, bathroom fittings littered the reception and hallways. The breakfast itself was very basic continental unless you wanted to pay an extra £6 for full english, Tea and Coffee was available together with a small selection of fruit, toast, cheese, ham and cereal. Having paid for what we thought was bed and breakfast we did not want to shell out another £50 for the 4 days for breakfast and feel that it would be better for the hotel to simply up their prices to allow for this.
The room itself was very small and the as mentioned by other reviewers the hotel in general is very dated and needing a lot of attention. We did have a major problem with our room in that when we came back from our first day out, the door to the room simply pushed open without the need for the key which I assume was because the cleaner did not shut it properly and may have been the cause of other reviewers issues as there is no security to the hotel and you could simply wander around and enter other rooms if they are left open. We advised the reception manager of this but were left without an apology or an explanation as to what they would do about it, an awkward pause was the extent of the reaction!
The owner Mr Crias was friendly with us but I guess as we did not really complain and just wanted to get on with our trip he was going to be amiable enough.
All in all a very good location for Hyde Park and Picadilly albeit very much overpriced and not somewhere I would want to stay again in a hurry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Less than 5 mins walk from Hyde Park, this historic central London hotel is ideally located for business and leisure trips with reception open 24hrs. There is a range of rooms from standard to deluxe. Rhodes Hotel is also very family friendly with configurations for triple, quad, and 5-6 person rooms. Both Lancaster Gate and Paddington stations are minutes walk away, as are cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops, supermarkets. Very well connected for public transport with numerous different buses, tube lines & trains. Or for those who prefer the fresh air, from Rhodes Hotel you can easily walk to Oxford Street, Notting Hill, Kensington Palace, Madame Tussauds within 20mins and Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Victoria & Albert museum, Natural History museum, Science museum, & Royal Albert Hall are 35mins walk through beautiful Hyde Park. In addition to double-glazed windows, air-conditioning, WiFi and flat screen TVs, this hotel aims to offer the best comfort, with modern amenities, value for money and a warm friendly service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rhodes Hotel London, England