I booked two rooms, one double, one twin during the Olympics. I looked everyewhere previously for non rip off prices, but just couldn't find anything, because London hoteliers were being foolishly bullish with their extortionate rates, and only came to their senses when it was too late, and were left with many emply rooms. For them to then complain about low occupancy numbers and loss of business because of the Olympics is just so unjustified, it was all sooo self inflicted.
Anyway, this was my first stay with Tune, and I was a bit apprehensive, as we were staying for 5 nights. As long as you accept that this is a no frills budget hotel, I really don't think you can fault what you will find. I irritates me when reviews bang on about having to pay extra for this or that, or the room is small etc. It's all on the company website, there are no surprises here, so why complain when you find you are not in a 4 star hotel, when you are clearly paying for 2?
The hotel was newly opened so everything was spotless. Our room was ok in size, and we managed to unpack and arrange ourselves fine for our stay. Ensuite was tight, especially passing the sink to get into the shower. That isn't a complaint by the way- its just an observation, just in case you have a larger frame...
The twin room seemed a tad smaller, but their ensuite was massive compared to ours.
Good shower, loads of hot water, lovely firm bed, nice flat screen on the wall, and best of all, air con that actually works. I've stayed in many other London hotels, paying loads more, and this is the best to date, and made a good nights sleep so much easier. London can be very uncomfortable in summer- good air con is a must.
No noise from outside, and i wasn't bothered by other guests.
Lobby has snacks, hot and cold drinks available 24/7- ice cold bottle of water when you get in from a night out for a quid to take back to your room- happy days!
The lifts are the smallest i've been in, so we just walked down a couple of flights to our rooms.
2 person maximum, and a squeeze when you try an get a suitcase in.
Again this didn't bother me, in fact we had a wee chuckle about it.
The area is much better these days, with huge regeneration going on.
At no point did I feel uncomfortable walking back late at night.
There is a nice enough pub across the road with friendly staff, with tables available outside too.
For those idiots complaining about the £2 charge for luggage storage if they are early or want it kept after checkout, try going to Kings Cross left luggage, where you will be fleeced almost 10 times that.
We had a fantastic time in London at the Olympics, and much of that was down to this hotel.
Can't recommend this place highly enough for a stay if you're on a budget, and are happy to possibly compromise on certain features or comforts that you otherwise might expect at other more expensive establishments.
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