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Blades Hotel
Ranked #218 of 1,078 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 21, 2009

We have stayed at Blades several times, and enjoy returning there. Kevin's friendly attention in the (non-cooked but excellent) breakfast room is a highlight. Drawbacks are the steep stairs - especially on the top floor, and the occasional need to seek help with the shower taps, but everything is there - if one asks! Very convenient for bus and tube.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

We like to stay in this location when we go to London and this year left booking til very late but were lucky to get into this hotel. Keven and the staff made the stay very enjoyable indeed. We were lucky <haha> to get one of the top floor rooms and as Kevin said by the time we reached the top with our luggage we would have "faith". For those who cannot do steps it is something to consider when booking. For us it simply gave us some more exercise.

The rooms are VERY clean and have everything you need. Everything was in good working order. There is a lovely place on the 3rd level I believe for you to sit in an open concept room and enjoy the day or evening.

We would definetly book at the Blades Hotel now instead of the other hotel where we usually stay.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2009

Kevin great mine host. Room large clean and welcoming. great location. Breakfast all you could need with Kevin on hand to help with sightseeing and easy transport. would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a break in London

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

Spent five wonderful nights at the Blades with my husband and two teens. Room was small but adequate - typical of European hotels. Kevin was great and the personal touch by him and his staff was terrific. Breakfast was great and includes cheese and meat but nothing hot. The only thing I would change is to provide some variety in the breakfast buffet for those of use who spent more than 2 or 3 days in the hotel. Wifi was available but didn't always work very well.

Would definitely stay at the Blades again and would recommend to others.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Thank TXRobin
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Reviewed June 28, 2009

Kevin and his staff were welcoming and friendly. Upper floor rooms were very quiet, even with windows open all night. Breakfast was a friendly affair with other travelers exchanging ideas. The teen shoppers were thrilled with Kevin's suggestions. More like a B&B than cookie cutter hotel, and perfect for a family.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

I would reccomend the hotel it's great if your staying in London for a few days. I stayed with a group of friends it was all our first time in London and the tube stike was on when we were their but we still found it really easy to get around and the hotel was pretty central.
The room was cosy but it was clean,would have been better if the towles were replaced daily but overall I was pleased with the room.
The staff were lovely and very helpfull I would use the hotel again next time I'm in London.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 31, 2009

Some disappointment with this hotel, which although very well sited for a city break to London, was more of a B&B, than a hotel.
The room was clean and of an adequate size.
Tea & coffee facilities were available but had to be picked up from a cupboard. Nowhere to safely plug in kettle.
A change of towels was only "permitted" every three days! Despite our leaving very damp towels out in the bathroom after the second day, on returning to our room the next afternoon and finding the same damp towels hung again on the non heated towel rail!!
The breakfast although continental, was limited.
Very close to Pimlico underground.
No lift so beware of the stairs.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 122 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 2BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Pimlico , Victoria
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#323 Family Hotel in London
Price Range: $120 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blades Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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