I was in London for a couple of weeks and chose the Boka based on price and generally good reviewers here in TripAdvisor, and I'm very happy I did!
The staff are uniformly friendly and welcoming, which made me feel very comfortable and at-home during my stay.
The full breakfast isn't haute cuisine, but it's good and a great start to the day.
The wifi is limited, but if you're lucky enough to be in #006 as I was, your bed is right next to the router on the other side of the wall and wifi is no problem at all.
The breakfast room and small outside court are convenient places to sit if you want a break from your room, though I rarely did.
The room was very comfortable, with an included toilet and shower and kitchenette with fridge, sink, microwave kettle, and a minimal but adequate array of dishes, mugs, glasses and cutlery (I added a bowl to the collection, you're welcome ;). There's no table to eat at, but come on, everyone eats in bed watching telly in hotels, and the breakfast room is two steps away if you're feeling a need for table and chair.
The taps don't always match but everything works well and the water was hot and plentiful.
As a bonus, if you're traveling away from a cat and miss it, there are a few feline visitors who hang around the lobby and who are entirely happy to be petted for your pleasure. :D
All in all, I would very gladly stay at the Boka if I manage another trip to London.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boka Hotel is centrally located and convenient for travelling to many places of interest such as the West End with its shopping , theatres and nightlife, Knightsbridge with its smaller boutiques along with Harvey Nichols and Harrods , South Kensington and the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums and High Street Kensington for Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall leading on to Hyde Park . The hotel itself is a budget hotel located in a residential street in the Earls Court area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, adjacent to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. The Hotel comprises of three former London town houses built in the 1800's and comprises a mix of room types including some mezzanine style beds on split level rooms to give the customer some more space . To get to the hotel the closest station is Earls Court on the District and Piccadilly lines the Piccadilly Line running into the West End in about ten minutes or all the terminals at Heathrow in about 35 to 45 minutes , take the exit marked Warwick Road and then turn left out of the exit and the first road on the right for the hotel . A shuttle runs from Gatwick to West Brompton just round the corner from the hotel or you can take a mainline train from Gatwick to West Brompton. The hotel does not have a car park and car parking is very difficult in central London but there are pay and display meters and pay car parks close by. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boka Hotel London, England