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“great location,” 4 of 5 stars
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Blades Hotel
Ranked #278 of 1,067 Hotels in London
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liverpool
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“great location,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

we stayed here for one night, our room was a decent size, neat and tidy, the location was great .. breakfast ..there was plenty to eat, the staff were lovely and friendly and we would stay again, only thing that was urgh, was there was a spot of blood on the duvet cover .. but we had a sheet underneath that was clean and fresh.. so i made sure that stayed on top of me! lol .. all in all i would stay again if we are back in London.. makes for a good base to explore. :) thanks.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank graciemacey
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We would like to thank this nice family for their review and since their departure we have discovered that the spot of blood they mention was actually "red marker pen."
We couldn`t understand how the red stain was such a perfectly round circle almost as if it had been drawn on to the duvet cover,and yet all the other bedding was perfect.
But similar stain appeared on a pillow case in the linen cupboard and it was a red marker pen used by staff that had been left there without a top on it, and it must have seeped slowly into the fabric which would explain the perfect circle. We are relieved to have discovered this and will make sure this doesn`t happen again.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The cost of staying overnight in London can be prohibitive, but at The Blades we found a small hotel in a very convenient location (tube and buses within a minutes walk) in Pimlico, which also makes it within walking distance of Houses of Parliament, Tate Britain and many other sights, and at a very reasonable price. Our room was a good size with a neat little bathroom and very clean. Breakfast being included is a real bonus and consists of good quality cereals, yoghurt, cold meat, cheese, white and wholemeal bread and crumpets for toasting, lurpak butter, flora and jams - great for the price. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank FMGC
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 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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Stanwell Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Clean with friendly staff, we had a lovely ground floor room, not fancy but nice and clean, slept very well, lovely breakfasts. We stayed for two nights would recommend for short stays
The only thing I was disappointed with was when our room was cleaned, our cups were left dirty beside the bed as well as a couple of wine glasses we had used, apart from this, I was happy with our accomodation

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Pateena D
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We thank these guests for their review and our chambermaid thought that the cups were still in use and as the wine glasses didn`t belong to the hotel and were owned by the guest she didn`t think it was proper for her to clean them. They were quite large,nice glasses, and the guest left them behind having told her he didn`t want to pack them.
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5 of 5 stars 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 .
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank familia_gio
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 t...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BHart29
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank calse98
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Miami Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 p...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank NikkiMMiami Beach
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bladeshotel, General Manager at Blades Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Property: Blades Hotel
Address: 122 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 2BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Pimlico , Victoria
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#91 Best Value Hotel in London
#326 Family Hotel in London
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Hotel Class:3 star — Blades Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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