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“Don't stay here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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King Solomon Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   155/159 Golders Green Road, London NW11 9BX, England   |  
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Ranked #977 of 1,066 Hotels in London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Don't stay here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We had to take our cases up 3 flights of narrow stairs, to the roof top attic room, therefore we were in a slanted room, was so small, the bathroom so narrow and must of been a cupboard! Our room still had a toilet roll holder on the wall, so maybe it used to be a bathroom,
The hallway absolutely stunk, our room stunk it was rank!! Stunk of damp and was really damp, you could feel it on your skin and bedding and just disgusting!! This place is a total crap hole. Double room NOT !!!!
Camp beds, TV was perched on the wardrobe and you couldn't see it properly, dining staff miserable and breakfast unedible, nobody would believe the smell or conditions, you have to see and smell it to believe it. What a dive !!!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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8 Thank Kelly Y
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Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Booked four nights at this hotel. I visit the U.K every year and it is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Arrived on Monday 9 Sep, and the middle-aged gentleman at the reception was so unwelcoming as I walked up to him he wore a stern look & his exact words were 'What can I do for you?' Got into the room after a 7 hours flight and there was hair on the bed. The matrass was worn out and definitely needed changing. You could constantly hear the doors slam from other rooms. I will never go back to this hotel & wont recommend it to anyone. To borrow an English expression, 'it was the pits'......couldn't wait to get out.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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5 Thank Moyosore O
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Nottingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Am I just lucky with this hotel or do people expect too much! This is my 4th stay in 2 years and I have not had any cause for complaint on any occasion. The rooms were a decent size and clean, the breakfast adequate and the staff helpful. Yes, it is not a 4 star hotel but it is very good value and my latest stay was in the best room so far - room 60.

I would not hesitate to book it again for value and location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Nottinghamboy
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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The hotel is in awful condition, it really neads to be renovated. It was noisy, the doors were very bad, you can hardly close it. The bad was uncomfortable, i couldn't sleep well. The hotel was dirty also and the bathroom as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Zoltan0121
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Specifically requested 3 single beds for myself and 2 teenage children. Ended up with double &1 single. Not a very comfortable night. Room airless in the middle of a heatwave , loud youngsters till well past 1am. Apart from that ,good price compared to the rest of London at this time of year, clean with comfortable beds. One of those places that could be excellent but falls short because it doesn't seem to try very hard.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank Sidesie
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I recently stayed at the King Solomon hotel with my girlfriend and her son, we had what was stated as a family room (Room 99), however the room was barely big enough for one person. There was no curtain covering the velux window, one of the beds was right underneath this window, this resulted in an early morning wake-up call as the the room was light-up from about 5 a.m in the morning. I asked at reception if something could be done about this, at which point the big scary owner pipped up and and had a go at me for complaining. The bathroom door did not close properly, the room was damp, there was no hot water from the tap in the bathroom, there was no fridge in the room, the net curtain was stapled and not stitched, there is a sign on the back of the door in all rooms stating that it is advisable to use the room safes provided for valuable items, however there was no safe in the room, there is also supposed to be a hair-drier provided but we did NOT have one of these either. The water in the shower did not drain away very well, this resulted in the water overflowing out of the shower base and onto the floor. This hotel is zero star rated but is confusingly more expensive than star rated hotels in the surrounding area. In the morning the big scary owner stands in the restaurant area and just menacingly looks at the guests in a "KIng of his castle" sort of way. The only reason we ended up staying here is because our original booking at a different hotel was double-booked, we only found out at about 8.00 p.m when we arrived at our original hotel and we were very tired and just wanted somewhere to stay, the King Solomon was booked on our behalf and the difference was paid for by the original hotelier, personally i would not have paid the price this hotel was charging. This hotel is in the heart of the Jewish community and therefore really caters for the Jewish, breakfast is supplied however this consists of salad, i.e. the 3 mornings we were there the same items were served for breakfast, tomatoes, tuna/mayo, cucumber, egg/mayo, boiled egg. There are over 100 rooms in this hotel and the building isn't really that big for that amount of rooms, hence why the rooms are so small, As highlighted in the title of this review "Don't Go There.......

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Paul H
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

After having our chosen hotel double book us we were then booked into the King Solomon Hotel where we were advised it was a 3 star hotel (Its actually not rated!)
Our booking was accepted online but when we arrived we had to wait 15mins whilst the receptionist (in his words) juggled other guests around to accommodate us. We were then shown to our "Family Room" by his colleague (or rather we followed a foreign male whilst he had a conversation on his mobile whilst grunting & pointing now & then at us!), after climbing 3 flights of stairs & walking down several twisting/turning corridors we arrived in our attic room!
There was a double sofa bed & another double bed (very thin mattress on 2 single metal frames pushed together!) The bulbs were bare. There were 2 windows one which had curtains another (velux) window just had nets stapled to it, & as it faced another building whose lights were on 24/7 we asked if they could put a curtain up for us to be nastily shoe shoed away by the manager! We improvised & made our own curtains out of the bed runners lol.
The rooms were clean & the bedding was very clean. Our bathroom had recently been refurbished & was lovely so no complaints there.
We were the only english customers in a hotel of 90+ rooms, all the other guests were Jewish as this is predominantly a Jewish area.
Breakfast was a buffet of Tuna, Sweetcorn & Mayo / Egg & Mayo / Boiled Eggs / Sliced Tomatoes, Cucumber / Bagels, butter & Jam / Cereal. Fruit Juice & Hot Drinks.
The staff watched over your every move making breakfast very uncomfortable to say the least, they never smiled or said hello/goodbye.
The stairs leading up to our room stunk of damp & a notice on the inside of our door mentioned a safe in our room (which we never had)!
Overall a not so pleasant experience so wont be going back there again!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Xenosjo
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Property: King Solomon Hotel
Address: 155/159 Golders Green Road, London NW11 9BX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #977 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — King Solomon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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