Stayed for 1 night in April as we were going to elstree studios. If you are going to watch the filming of anything there, then the ibis is perfect, 2 minutes walk away. The hotel was really easy to find and check in was quick and efficient. The room was clean and comfortable, very generic but we only paid £43 and its a budget brand so this is exactly what you get. The shower is great. We left our stuff and left to have a drink in the bar and head to the studio.
On the return we found the room to be very warm and the air conditioning unit would not let us choose a temperature under 25 degrees, so we left the window open. Unfortunately the hotel is opposite the police, fire and ambulance stations so this was quickly closed. We ended up sleeping over the duvet and still had a great nights sleep as the bed was very comfortable, but in the summer I think this would be a major problem. Perhaps we missed something, but there was nothing in the room to instruct us how to use the air con.
The one thing that has made me give the hotel only 3 stars (otherwise would have been 4 and a 5 if the air con had worked) was the fact that we were woken up at 8.30am by the housekeeper tapping on our door with what sounded like a key. I am a light sleeper and so this woke me up, however I doubt anyone in a deep sleep would wake, when I could only assume she would enter the room and find the occupier still in bed. Needless to say we told her we were still in the room and hastily put the do not disturb sign up, my friend didn't and was disturbed again a bit later on. Now, in my eyes this is absolutely unacceptable. Having worked in the hotel industry most of my working life it is generally common practice for reception to inform housekeepers which rooms have checked out. I do not expect to be woken up by them lightly knocking on my door or worse possibly entering. Check out is stated as midday, so to be honest I was bewildered as to why this happened.
All in all it was a great hotel but if you are hoping for a lay in, put your do not disturb sign up before you go to sleep, and if its a particularly warm day, check your air con and ask reception how it works.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you're trying to get from A to B, sometimes you just need the essentials - but that doesn't mean they can't be done really well. That's exactly what we're about here: with super-comfortable Sweet Beds in every room, a hearty breakfast served up each morning, a stylish on-site bar and restaurant, free fibre Wi-Fi, parking, late checkouts (just in case your schedule loosens up) and the friendliest staff in the region, ibis London Elstree Borehamwood ticks all the boxes. Five minutes from a well-equipped high street and the famed Elstree Studios, our modern hotel is home to 122 bright, airy bedrooms with en suite power showers. We are just minutes from Elstree / Borehamwood train station, and easily accessible from M25 and A1, only 30 minutes drive from central London, and 20 minutes from Wembley Stadium. Kings Cross station is just 24 minutes by train. ... more less
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