First impression was that the reception staff were polite (& attractive!). The room was small but functional, slightly better than I expected from other reviews, probably because I booked through a travel agent. But just so you know, at the time I stayed a room opposite from mine was being redecorated. When I enquired about this, I was informed that the hotel was undergoing a refurb as & when so a gradual improvement should become apparant.
The lift works reliably, but it does get busy at breakfast time so it may be quicker to use the stairs if you're on the lower floors.
Room build standards vary, some have balconies, some don't. I would expect the double rooms to be bigger & better than the single rooms, but I was unable to confirm this for sure.
The lighting in the room was not very good, but all the lights actually worked & were adequate. There was a small wall-mounted TV with remote control, & 5-channels. If you feel the need for more channels there is a large flat screen TV in the lounge/breakfast room, try channels 18 & 21 for music. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room, I would have expected to find this in a three-star hotel in England. However, the hot drinks machine in the breakfast room is free for use by guests at all times. The room has an electronic safe mounted inside the small wardrobe. The room also has a 'fridge, I can't see the need for this in England... The bed was comfortable, so much so that I wrote down the name of the mattress used on it! The sheets were clean, & the towels were changed daily. The carpet was a bit grubby as mentioned by other reviewers, but not dirty as such, just old. This may possibly be improved during the refurb? A steam clean would help, though. No problem with noise from the street at night, but I had a room facing the garden so I wouldn't have noticed it anyway. However, the hotel is on a side road and traffic is only occasional.
The lighting in the bathroom was much better, more than good enough for shaving. Complimentary soap & shower gel in bathroom. Bath with shower, hot water was reliable, prompt, & at good pressure.
Continental breakfast is included in the basic room price, with English breakfast available for £9.95 if ordered one day in advance. Best to eat early, the breakfast room gets busy about 0830+. There is no restaurant in the hotel, but it's only a few yards up a side street from a main road with plenty of restaurants, a kebab house, fast food outlets, pubs, off-licenses & variuos shops. So no need to go hungry.
This hotel is well situated for the Earl's Court exhibition hall, and less than a 20-minute walk from the Olympia exhibition halls. There is an Olympia train station directly opposite from the Olympia, but as it is only one stop away from Earl's Court I think it's actually much quicker to walk. And cheaper than a £4 one-way tube ticket.
There is a nightclub in the hotel cellar, but it only opens one day a week on Fridays.
I paid £300 for four nights single room B&B, booked through a local travel agent, I plan on staying here again next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- My Place Hotel is located on a quiet street in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. The hotel is located just seconds from Earls Court Underground Station (Piccadilly and District Lines) with quick and easy access to London's West End and Heathrow Airport. The hotel comprises of 49 bedrooms and contains a mixture of single, double, executive double, twin and triple bedrooms which all have en-suite bathrooms. The hotel is spread out over 6 floors and with lift access to all floors. Continental Breakfast is complimentary and consists of toast, cheese, ham, butter, hard-boiled eggs, jams, yogurts, fruit cocktails, cereals and muesli. Full English breakfasts cost £9.95 per person and must be ordered a day in advance. Alternative options for breakfast are also available from our breakfast menu. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. We have a lounge area on the ground floor which is available to all guests 24 hours a day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- My Place London
- Place Hotel London
- Hotel My Place
- My Place Hotel London, England