While they call themselves The Belgravia Hotel, this is really a very very simple b&b. I didn't expect much (especially after reading all the other reviews). I chose this place for its close proximity to the Victoria Coach Station. I needed a place to shower and sleep, that's all.
It's really a very short walk from the Victoria Coach Station and that's what I wanted. I rang the bell and the guy who opened the door looked at me with suspicion until I showed him the confirmation. He only accepted cash for the room (deposit already paid).
I happened to get a room on the top floor. It was tough getting the suitcase up those steep and narrow staircase! I had requested for a room with a bathroom and the room was clean enough with 2 towels on the bed. There was no room to open the suitcase though. The bathroom was tiny (of course) and if I was taller, my knees would have hit the wall when I sat down on the toilet. Having said that, the toilet was clean and it flushed, there was hot water (pathetic water pressure), I really couldn't complain.
There was actually a a small TV with a cable box. I half expected it NOT to work, but it did. Ha ha.
I think it was the hottest day in London's history and so I suffered that night. No fan, no aircon, just a small window (thin curtains). So it's a good thing I sleep easily and was not too disturbed by all the noise from the street (a lot of noise).
I had to leave early the next day, so I decided not to wait for breakfast (starts at 8am). So I left the keys in the room, as instructed, and almost rolled down those steep stairs.
All in all, a fairly safe and uneventful stay. Considering I paid 51 pounds, I really didn't expect much, hence I wasn't disappointed either. Of course there was room for improvement, but hey I survived :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New 3 star Bed & Breakfast Hotel in Central London Victoria, 2 Mins from station, free 24hr Broadband Internet, friendly staff and full cooked breakfast. Affordable, comfortable and central accommodation including English breakfast. Situated in Belgravia, close to Westminster, Sloane Square and easy access to all London attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Belgravia Hotel London, England