81 Kensington Gardens Square | Bayswater, LondonW2 4DJ, England
Certificate of Excellence 2015
Nice Hotel, Small Room
Feb 4, 2016
For a hotel that I mainly just went to for sleeping purposes while walking all around London, it was decent. I had a single bed room on main level of...
For a hotel that I mainly just went to for sleeping purposes while walking all around London, it was decent. I had a single bed room on main level of the hotel. The bed was properly firm and I slept well. However, the bed felt smaller than a twin bed. Breakfast was decent: milk, cereal, assorted breads and pastries, juice, cheese and meats. They were gracious enough to hold onto my bags before check-in time so I could start going around London. I was disappointed that the TV channel selection was minimal - I wanted itv4 which had a Rugby World Cup match, but the hotel did not carry it.
3 seemed too low and 4 too high.
The room was quite small but had eveything we needed - same with the bathroom.
The room was very varm for some...
3 seemed too low and 4 too high. The room was quite small but had eveything we needed - same with the bathroom. The room was very varm for some reason - our window was open, but somehow the air just stood still, so we didn't get a good night's sleep - but it wasn't because of the beds or noise from the street. We didn't try the breakfast, but ate at the nearby place recommended in one of the reviews.. Fine food, but we didn't save anything as advertised in the review, so next time I'll probably just go for the hotel breakfast. Anyway, I'd recommend this place.
In a quiet square but only yards from busy Queensway and tube stations, this is a good value option in expensive London. The rooms have obviously been renovated fairly recently...
In a quiet square but only yards from busy Queensway and tube stations, this is a good value option in expensive London. The rooms have obviously been renovated fairly recently and although small and simple rather than luxurious, they are freshly decorated and very well equipped, including A/C, free WiFi, plenty of power points and opening windows (a rarity in this city). The bed was comfortable and the room was spotlessly clean. The bathroom is also extremely small, with a sink that is almost unusable, but the shower was excellent and again, all was modern and nicely maintained. The continental breakfast was ample and had a good variety, including boiled eggs, cereals, fruit, pastries, cold meats etc. Staff were generally friendly and helpful and I will definitely return.
My partner and I stayed at this hotel for three nights. The hotel has been recently refurbished, and in turn means it portrays a stylish and sophisticated look. The staff...
My partner and I stayed at this hotel for three nights. The hotel has been recently refurbished, and in turn means it portrays a stylish and sophisticated look. The staff were friendly and approachable, and always happy to help. Check in and out was quick and efficient, and you have the option to store luggage in a secure room on the days you arrive and leave.
We payed extra for a garden view room, which was definitely worth it. The view was beautiful, and the square was surprisingly quiet considering its location within London. Our room was compact, but this wasn't an issue. It comes equipped with a TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, mini fridge, and tea / coffee making facilities which are replenished each day. There is also free WiFi, which is easy to access and can be used on an unlimited number of devices. The en-suite was extremely small, but equally as clean (like the rest of the room), and we found it to be perfectly adequate for our needs. We had an issue with the poorly fitted window, which would bang in the wind, and the unnaturally high temperature in the en-suite, which was perhaps made worse by the underfloor heating (although this is a double-edged sword). However, we were able to look past these issues, and so they did not affect the overall quality of our stay.
The hotel is in an ideal location for all manner of things. It's within easy walking distance of a couple of tube stations (the closest being Bayswater), and there is a wealth of restaurants serving different cuisines to choose from. The area is cosmopolitan, and this creates a lively and vibrant atmosphere.
If you're after a five-star experience for a knock-back price, this is the hotel for you.
We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. Although the room was (very) small, it was a good room. The beds were nice, the hotel is quiet and the area...
We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. Although the room was (very) small, it was a good room. The beds were nice, the hotel is quiet and the area even better. (Just 2 minutes away from Bayswater underground, tesco and saintburry as well). The room was clean but we found it quite small. We managed with just the two of us and our luggage. The international power socket didn't work. The sink was so small that we couldn't fit the water boiler and thus couldn't fill it. We used a glass instead. Minor inconveniences but it didn't spoil or otherwise nice stay at the hotel.
LHHManager, Manager at London House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you Charlotte for placing your review and sharing your comments with us and other travelers. I am happy to read that we haven’t disappointed you and that our location, cleanliness and amenities suited you well. The rooms in London’s hotels are smaller than in other cities or countries, but we believe that our rooms are within the London’s standards, so I hope that you felt comfortable overall. Please contact us directly next time, so we can make sure that you get the best deal and we will be more than happy to assist you with choosing the room that is best for your needs. Kind regards.