Directly across from Hyde Park and about a 3 minute walk from Lancaster gate tube station, it would be a struggle to get a better location. Very quiet location but...
Directly across from Hyde Park and about a 3 minute walk from Lancaster gate tube station, it would be a struggle to get a better location. Very quiet location but centrally placed. We dropped our cases with the concierge early and returned to check in before heading out for dinner. There was a few minute delay on check in as there was some confusion over the room not being ready. The staff dealt with this promptly and cheerfully. We were allocated a room/cupboard on the 8th floor. It was very well presented and beautifully clean. As others have said though, very tight around the bed, we had to crawl up from the foot. Far smaller than basic cruise cabins!! But we had paid such a small price and breakfast was included. The bed was very comfortable, basic toiletries provided, all the standard amenities were there - hairdryer, safe, WiFi etc. Breakfast was very comprehensive and well cooked. Cumberland sausage, fresh omelettes, skippers, eggs cooked any way etc. Even hot chocolate made properly with milk! We stayed for 2 nights and maybe the room size would not have been suitable for longer but was perfectly adequate for a weekend away.
Lots of the reviews on here will tell you that the rooms are small, and I can live with that, what I didn't grasp in advance were the following problems...
Lots of the reviews on here will tell you that the rooms are small, and I can live with that, what I didn't grasp in advance were the following problems with our room:
It felt like a broom cupboard at the far end of the 4th Floor (ironically we'd just watched Harry Potter & The Cursed Child and it felt like a visit to Privet Drive).
The bed wasn't a double, more like a slightly larger single and barely fit me and my wife in.
The bathroom was so small it wouldn't fit us both in there at the same time.
The walls were shabby with holes and peeling wallpaper.
It was cold and draughty.
It was very noisy hearing the thoroughfare outside the room.
As we checked in we were advised the hotel had upgraded our room (I dread to think what we must have been in originally).
In all seriousness we used this hotel room to put our heads down for the night and it did this fine, I just think for the Brand That Corus is, this room was just absolutely not up to any kind of standard, and certainly not 4 star. 2 stars is generous.
We found the location of the hotel ideal for getting about both on the underground and bus.
The staff were helpful, and the room clean.
I would agree about the...
We found the location of the hotel ideal for getting about both on the underground and bus. The staff were helpful, and the room clean. I would agree about the lifts being very slow, you do have to wait a while for them. The breakfast was very good, and had quite a good choice. I would return to this hotel.
We went to London a couple of weeks ago for the Proms and Festival in a day & booked this hotel as it was 20 mins walk across Hyde Park...
We went to London a couple of weeks ago for the Proms and Festival in a day & booked this hotel as it was 20 mins walk across Hyde Park to the festival grounds. The hotel is really nice inside with friendly staff both from the cleaners up to the management which is really nice to see. We were on the 7th floor in a rear facing room and a tiny window. The room has everything you want but in a really small space. There was a double bed with about 30cm of space each side before you hit a wall. I hit the lamp all the time as it was at my height. To the rear left hand side of the bed (as you look at it) there is a double socket and computer sockets and lighting controls. The bed was comfy with enough pillows for both of us. The LCD TV is on the wall above a table for keys etc with a remote that actually works There is air conditioning which also works well. There is a safe with easy to understand instructions There is Tea and Coffee, an iron and ironing board, all in the wardrobe with a sliding door which got on our nerves all the time. There is a chair on the right hand side of the room. As you come in thru the door the bathroom door is immediately left and it is a wet room in that the shower goes onto the floor and drains away to a grill in the middle of the room. There is a good loo and wash hand basin with some toiletries supplied. There is also a lit mirror above the basin and shelves behind the loo. Whoever designed these rooms deserves a medal for fitting everything into half the space of a Premier Inn room for double the price - this is London after all!!!! The hotel is near to the tube and across the road from the park if you take the side entrance from the hotel We had a bad experience in one of the lifts in that it went bang and we ended up in the basement while it reset itself - i hate lifts (been stuck in a couple elsewhere over the years) so this didn't improve my impression of the hotel - they were getting it fixed after we left. I cannot however fault the hotel for that - she is after all a very old lady with a facelift