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“Unbeatable location and value”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cherry Court Hotel

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Cherry Court Hotel
Ranked #459 of 1,090 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Unbeatable location and value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Stayed here for three nights over last weekend. My usual bed and breakfast in London, the Ridgemount at Gower Street, was completely booked up when I e-mailed them in March (thanks, Olympics!) I got a room at Cherry Court after reading the reviews here, and I'm puzzled as to why it's not higher on the rankings!

Yes, the rooms here are small, so if you are expecting a lot of space, this isn't what you would want. The hotel is in a Victorian rowhouse, which is known for being extremely narrow (I've stayed in one before so I knew what to expect). There is no elevator (they wouldn't be able to put in one, I believe) and my single room was on the top floor. When I arrived, I didn't have my suitcase with me (long story) and no one was around at night to help me with it, but thankfully, a friend who was with me helped haul it upstairs. The morning when I was checking out, hotel owner Mrs Patel very kindly called me in my room and asked if I needed someone to carry my luggage downstairs, which I did. I would have asked if she hadn't called, and I really appreciated the initiative!

Despite the lack of space in my small single room, it was obvious that the hotel owners had put much thought into maximising whatever space they could get. There was no space for a desk or closet in the room, but they had built a L-shaped wooden panel in a corner of the room which doubles up as a small desk and area where you could hang your clothes (hangers were provided). There was also plenty of storage space in the bathroom vanity cabinet for toiletries, as well as space right over the toilet. Towel racks were available in the bathroom, which had a glass-encased shower. A flat-screen TV was mounted onto the wall, which helped save space as well. A kettle, coffee and tea, glasses and a fruit basket (with fruits, biscuits, a granola bar) were also in the room. Very thoughtful, for a room which went at GBP60 a night! The fruit basket came in handy as a quick breakfast before starting my day, and honestly, was way healthier than the usual greasy British breakfasts served up at a lot of hotels. The bed / pillow was a little hard, but I was so tired I slept like a log anyway. The hotel underwent refurbishment earlier this year, so everything was new and clean. I came back to a spick and span room every single day.

In terms of location, it's pretty unbeatable. It's just across the street from the Victoria Place shopping centre, which gives you a direct link to Victoria station. At night when the mall is closed, take the Buckingham Palace Rd exit from the station. Despite its proximity to the station, street noise wasn't an issue at night as the hotel is on a residential street with mostly homes/hotels. I slept soundly through the night the whole time I was there.

There is a 5% surcharge if you pay by credit card, which Mrs Patel informed me about when I checked in. So pay cash if you want to avoid that.

If I really want to nit-pick, I have only two quibbles. First - I wish there was a second towel provided in the bathroom, instead of just one which you'd have to use for your hands, face and body. Second - The cleaning of the rooms at this hotel takes place pretty early! The rooms are really close to one another since it's such a narrow building, and the noise of the vaccumming at about 8am woke me up. I guess it's fine if you don't plan on sleeping in, but I was exhausted after a week-long business trip prior to my vacation and was hoping to get a little bit more sleep.

All in all, I'd definitely stay here again. At GBP60 a night for a single room right behind Victoria Station, you'd be hard pressed to find another hotel with better value.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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CherryCourtHotel, Owner at Cherry Court Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are always pleased to hear when guests enjoyed their stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Mrs Patel
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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Very conveniently located. No other comments that other reviewers haven't mentioned, but the morning I departed, Victoria Station was mobbed with people and there was no way I was going to get on the Piccadilly line in time for my flight. Happily, the hotel is a reasonable distance from Green Park too, so I just walked there instead.

I did love the fruit baskets.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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CherryCourtHotel, Owner at Cherry Court Hotel, responded to this review, July 20, 2012
Thank you for your review and hope to see you again in the future.
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Mrs Patel
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

This hotel is very nicely located, the staff is friendly and helpful, it was nicely furnished, the room was clean and it was cheap. The drawback is the tiny room and the very tiny bed (even so everything is so small in London).

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Ada K
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CherryCourtHotel, Owner at Cherry Court Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Hello! Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Mrs Patel
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

This little gem is definately one to consider. Cheaper than most and of higher quality. I Recetly stayed in the single room at the top of the house. There are no lifts but the staff carry all your bags up. It's newly furnished with a great pink interior. The bathrooms are lovely and new, only complaint was the toilet flush was a bit weak and the hot water took a little while. Free wifi and free fruit basket everyday makes this hotel really worth staying at. I would recommend this for people who want something small and quant but close into the city. It's quiet but the walls are a bit thin so if you have a noisy neighbour (as I had a bit) then you will hear them talking. I would definately stay again and none of the small complaints I had would deter me.

  • Stayed July 2012
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CherryCourtHotel, Owner at Cherry Court Hotel, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Hi there and thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we take all comments on board. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Mrs Patel
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Hi everybody! My husband, son and I stayed there for four nights the weekend after the Diamond Jubilee. I initially found out about the hotel from Rick Steves London 2012 book and then later checked it out here on Trip Advisor (invaluable resource!) We stayed in the triple room on the top floor (4th?) that looked out over Hugh Street. I paid 95 pounds/night and paid in cash as soon as we arrived. Yes, it was small. We had a double and a single bed which my son rolled out of the first morning and bumped his head on the night stand. He was fine and it ended up beng one of our funny stories we'll always remember. Our room was very clean and the family was very nice. Finally figured out why it was called the Cherry Court - our room was painted three shades of pinkish-red! It had it's own bathroom which was nice. I've stayed in Italy a lot over the last five years and usually end up sharing a bathroom down the hall b/c we were in double rooms. This time with our son and having to book triple rooms I found that most of them only came with their own bathrooms. The central location was fantastic - we walked down the street every morning to catch the Route #11 bus and took it everywhere - much more fun than the underground b/c we would sit up top and enjoy the sights. Victoria Station has a Pret and a Marks & Spencer Simply Food which were helpful because we were on a budget and time starved. With the big tourist sights only open from 9AM-6PM you really have to run from one to the other so we usually wolfed down our triangle sandwiches on a bus. One last thing, every night when we returned they had a fresh fruit basket that contained three oranges, three apples, three bananas and an assortment of granola bars and Capri Suns for the next morning. In addition to being included in the cost of the room and fairly nutritious (Capri Sun isn't fresh squeezed oj) this was so helpful as we didn't have to take the time to find breakfast every morning and could eat in the room while getting ready. We had a traditional English breakfast one morning at St. Martin in the Fields Cafe in the Crypt and after that I felt sick for hours - three types of meat and buttery mushrooms with beans and eggs and coffee and tea and toast and tomatoes and... Let's just say that our Cherry Court breakfast got us prepared and engerized for the day vs. overloaded and sluggish. Will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Cherry Court Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
Hi and thank you for your lovely review. We have been with Rick Steves for many years, and always love to meet people who use his guide. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and we sincerely hope to see you again in the future!
Kind regards,
Mrs Patel
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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

I had a wonderful 5 nights stay at CCH. I stayed at the top floor, single room. It was a quiet room facing the alley. The only thing I wish they provided was shampoo. It's a clean hotel that's close to Victoria station which is convenient for Gatwick airport travellers and the tube users.
The fruit basket was good. The value of the hotel is awesome. I will be back for my next London trip. Hopefully I will be able to get a room at CCH!

All the best in the 2012 Olympics!
Thankyou to The Patels!
Jeff

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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, Owner at Cherry Court Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Hi Jeff, thanks for your review. It's always lovely to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay, and we do hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Mrs Patel
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Central Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is an ideal London location and was a Rick Steves pick. The Hotel is very clean and well kept. Holding to the name Cherry Court the walls are pleasing pink and cherry color. The owner is very friendly and the price is excellent for a London stay. We arrived June 16 and were here for just a two night stay. We have been to Europe on prior holidays and are familiar with small room size. Being from Texas this does take some adjustment. I must say this was the smallest room I have ever stayed in. You could streach your arms out and reach both walls. I am not kidding. There were two of us and it was very difficult to move around as the bed takes up most of the room and with two pieces of luggage we had nowhere to move. I would not recommend this hotel for more than a two nighter. For one person the room would be manageable. The bathroom was equally small with a tiny sink that was useless except for getting a glass of water. The water pressure in the shower was little more than a drizzle and if you drop anything you will need to step out of the shower to reach it. The drapes are white shear and will not block any light which was also somewhat bothersome as I prefer to sleep in darkness. The window glass is very thin so sound from outside was also bothersome as we could hear patrons from the Irish bar just down the street singing Irish tunes late into the night. They do have great fish and chips however. All in all, this place is ok for a one or two nights for the price and location . If your staying longer I would look elsewhere.

Room Tip: We had two rooms they were equally small
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, Owner at Cherry Court Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to have you stay with us, and we take your comments on board. As our hotel is in a listed Victorian terraced building, space is out of our hands, but we try to provide a comfortable, clean place for our guests. We are located in a resdential street, yet being in the heart of tourist London.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Mrs Patel
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Property: Cherry Court Hotel
Address: 23 Hugh Street | Victoria, London SW1V 1QJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Pimlico
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in London
#253 Romantic Hotel in London
#378 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minutes walk from Victoria tube, rail and coach station, located on quiet residential street. Within walking distance to many sightseeing sights of central London. Run by a friendly small family providing a personal touch for over 25 years, with much information and knowledge of local area. ... more   less 
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