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Blades Hotel
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I was in London for a Training , just 2 days , and the Blades Hotel was a perfect solution.
I got a very nice room , and the person at the reception was very friendly and helpful.
I will come back to this hotel in the future for my short stay in London.

Room Tip: do not come too late at the hotel , and maybe go for a double room .
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank familia_gio
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your recent stay at Blades Hotel. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere and service you received during your stay.
Please do come and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Clean with friendly attentive staff who were only to pleased to provide help and additional facilities not present when we checked in and also printed direction maps. Unfortunately no lift and Stairs only for access to all rooms but both our cases were carried up to the second floor without any issue! The bedroom was small and the double bed was under the window so only accessible from one side but it was very comfortable! The breakfast room is in the cellar but it was very light with the street window directly above. The continental breakfast was self service with a good choice of cereal, bread for the 3 toasters plus ham, cheese and fruit. The 24 hour bus service number 24 is only meters away and they are the new London buses!! There is no doubt the price compared to City hotels is attracting clients and Portabello Tube Station is only minutes away giving access to wider London via Victoria line. Overall a good clean base for those visits into the City sights and shops.

Room Tip: Request a ground floor room if unable to climb stairs but bathrooms are in a corridor outside even though allocated for exclusive use. Room 7 on second floor has en suite which appears to have been added into the existing bedroom and the double bed was placed underneath the room window so it was difficult to access it!! The reception staff are very helpful and gave us the option of a choice of room but we did not like the none en suite room offered to us. Room 7 was quite noisy during the night due to passing traffic but we got used to it on night 2/3.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed at the Blades hotel for three nights, generally happy with the experience.

Pros:
1) Location - no need to take a taxi from Heathrow, subway takes you there (Pimilco station, about 3 minute easy walk to the hotel door) in about an hour. A single change at Green Park station is not a big deal with very convenient elevators. Try to get into the car by the end door - there's plenty of space there for the luggage.
2) Location - do not bother taking subway from anywhere in central London/Westminster to the hotel. Even for a single person, a very convenient London taxi costs about as much as the subway, for two or more - its a steal.
3) Location - quiet neighborhood, still within walking distance (about 1.5 miles) to Trafalgar square, Buckingham Palace etc.
4) Premises are small but clean and generally well kept.
5) Included breakfast is sufficient to get you going until your fish-and-chip lunch (the best London food, IMHO).
6) The stuff is friendly and helpful - online and in person.
7) the price is right.

Cons:
1) No elevator, steep narrow staircase.
2) Wifi is unpredictable, and does not always work well in the room.
3) Rooms are small

Overall - recommended.

Room Tip: Call in advance, ask for the GROUND FLOOR room
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank calse98
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. Your feedback is very important to me.I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I am grateful for your recommendation. I look forward to welcoming you back when you are next time in London.

Steven Toth

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

if you are interested in staying in a killer location for less than half the price of similar locales, this is the place.
Spotlessly clean with competitive pricing for the far too often expensive London. A stones throw from Sloane St and the Kings Rd not to mention Victoria station, which feeds Gatwick airport and Oxford & beyond, then this is for you. Breakfast is included !!! Yep you read that right....we were 3 girls in town for a conference for 2 nights. Staff were excellent and gave us tips on where to eat and the best tube stops for our day trips...

Room Tip: if you want to avoid the gym ask for the 6th floor cos there is no elevator but a fab view is your prize beyond the workout otherwise hang out on lower levels....
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. Your feedback is very important to me.I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I am grateful for your recommendation. I look forward to welcoming you back when you are next time in London.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed here for two nights mid September 2013 and thought the hotel was great value for money. Along with lovely staff who were very informative when we asked questions. The rooms were clean and the hotel offered wifi. Breakfast choices were limited but that was fine. The location of the hotel was great, as we seemed to be able to access everything with a train station close by. Overall would definately recommend this hotel if you are looking for a cheap stay, in a good location.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank kimbjm
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. Your feedback is very important to me.I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I am grateful for your recommendation. I look forward to welcoming you back when you are next time in London.

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