I was very tired by the end of the week - and didn't look forward to the prospect of a forth return trip to London in five days, so decided to spend one night in an economy hotel and recharge my batteries.
The Garden View Hotel is within a five minute walk of Earls Court underground station - making it easily accessible following my meeting in the House of Lords. It was a simple trip of about 15 mins along the District Line.
The hotel is accessed via a small flight of steps - awkward for the less able or those with large and heavy luggage.
The check in experience was fast and efficient. The room was clean and tidy, though small. The tiny shower room was . . . tiny. I could hardly close the door to squeeze through to the shower. But it was clean. No plug for the sink. The shower didn't drain efficiently. Water was hot. Lighting for shaving was good. Hair dryer somewhat redundant for my needs.
Kettle and cups for tea making. Phone. Limited space for storage. Not even space for a bedside table. One jaded chair. No area for writing.
Nice enough view.
The bed was quite comfortable - a double. The TV was on a side wall, with an orientation not that appropriate for comfortable viewing from bed. But, I was that tired, I didn't really care.
The area adjacent to the hotel includes a range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants - far enough away so that the hotel doesn't suffer a lot of traffic noise, but close enough to allow for convenience shopping.
Breakfast was included, though not much. But then, the hotel was booked through a major booking site, and at a massive discount (about half the quoted tariff) so, I was happy enough.
The overall experience - It was certainly better than a three hour trip home, an unsatisfactory night at home and a three hour early morning return trip to Westminster.
I might be back next week if I'm as tired!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Garden View
- Garden View London
- Garden View Hotel London, England