The location of this hotel was great but not much else. I would not stay at this hotel again and based my booking off of previous Tripadvisor reviews, which I think were way too generous. The shower was little more than a drip, and no hand towels were provided. There was also no hair dryer in the room, which was surprising, especially given the brisk London weather during my mid-September stay. The room also had a musty smell to it. Not sure if that was due to a previous leak, as I could see a water mark on the ceiling or it just always smells musty. The hotel internet connection was weak, and the lights in our room flickered off from time to time. The fire alarm in our 4th floor room also went off early one morning due to someone burning the toast in the breakfast room. We learned that the toast burning setting off the fire alarm was a frequent occurrence. The free continental breakfast was adequate but was the exact same offering every day--toast with butter and jam, sub-par croissants, little chocolate chip muffins, hard boiled eggs, ham, cheese and tomatoes, yogurt, bananas, box cereal, coffee and juice.
On the plus side, it was nice that the hotel offered complimentary tea and had a water jug in the lobby. We were also able to get an outlet converter from the front desk, which was nice since we were not aware that the UK uses different electrical plugs than other European countries.
Although I really liked the location, I would not stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Abcone Hotel London
- The Villa Kensington London, England