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Village Hotel London Watford
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Elstree
Portsmouth
Level 2 Contributor
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“A very dark hotel”
Reviewed March 9, 2010

On the Plus side:
The hotel is fairly new, and has a good sized free car parking area.
The food in the restaurant "The Verve" is excellent, we couldn't fault the dinner or the breakfast and the staff are very attentive.
The in-room television is very good with a fair selection of channels.

On the Minus side:
Our room was extremely dark, we couldn't see clearly in our wardrobe owing to lack of any lighting in the area.
Two of the bedside lights were not working - investigation revealed they had no bulbs fitted.
Two requests were made at reception for bulbs to be fitted, they assured us they would be fitted but in the two days of our stay they weren't fitted. So even darker!
We had the impression that the desk staff were obliging and curteous but did not follow through with their promises, they were very busy and appeared to be 'fire fighting'.
The one remaining bedside lamp had a fluorescent bulb fitted but this would not work properly with the light dimmer switch - the lamp flickered constantly. (like a disco)
The in-room wardrobe is tiny, with limited drawer space.
The restaurant lighting is very low (staff told us management want to set the mood) it was too dark to the point that we and others couldn't read the menu. Either increase the lighting level and/or reprint the menus in a legible text colour e.g. black on white background.
Toiletries - had to use our own shower and bath gel as the small quantity supplied was used-up the first day and no replacements were supplied.
Shower - due to the overhead shower head, it wasn't possible to shower without getting your hair wet. A shower cap should be provided.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Village Hotel London Watford

Property: Village Hotel London Watford
Address: Centennial Avenue, Elstree WD6 3SB, England (Formerly Village Urban Resort London Elstree)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Elstree
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Elstree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village Hotel London Watford 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Village Hotel London Watford is located just off Junction 5 of the M1, 1 mile from Elstree and Borehamwood Train Station and just 30 minutes from Central London. It is ideal for quick access to the M1, M25, A1 and Watford Junction Train Station. Nearby attractions include Wembley Stadium, Harry Potter Theme Park and Legoland. Village Hotel London Watford has 120 bright and modern bedrooms, a choice of stylish dining or a traditional pub, Starbucks Coffee Shop, Hair Salon, state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club, 25 metre Swimming Pool, Meeting and Conference Centre, Live Party Nights, Wedding Licence, free parking and free wi-fi throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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