3 of us were trying to find a cheap hotel room and stumbled across the Continental. They offered the most competitive price so we decided to go for it. We were allowed to inspect the room before deciding. On a quick inspection the room appeared to be okay for what we were paying.
We experienced the thick layer of dust on the wardrobes and some lovely thick black hairs in what we thought were clean sheets. Hot water is available at set hours of the day and you can pay £2 for a towel which is advertised in reception. On thinking this would be a regular bath towel, I was presented with a hand towel in the size of a small tea towel. This was to be shared with me and my 6ft 3 boyfriend, so was quite amusing.
In our room was a pipe that connected to the room upstairs. This didn't appear to be of any problem until we realised that this was for the toilet upstairs and each time they flushed you could hear whether the person had done pushies or ling lings. It was very disgusting and nobody should have to listen to that when they are eating take-away chips on the fuzzy tv with 2 channels. The tv by the way, made you feel like you needed glasses, even when you were wearing glasses. We all went to bed with headaches.
We were all rudely awoken and scared by the terrifying sound of plops coming through the pipe at 6am in the morning. We all lay in silent in the awkwardness and had no other option but to laugh and go back to sleep.
Another interesting addition to the Continental is the locking system of hotel room door. We were provided with a key which appeared to lock the door, but by accident my partner happened to lean on what he presumed to be a locked door and almost fell into the room when the door magically pushed open! This provided to be highly amusing as we each took it in turn to simply push a locked door open. It was quite concerning leaving our belongings in a room that could be easily opened but left it hoping that nobody else would lean on the door whilst we were gone. Before we left, I informed the receptionist that the door could be pushed open, and he shrugged and said 'okay'.
Breakfast was very interesting in the morning, it consisted of 2 dry hard cheap white pieces of toast with the worst margerine I have ever had in my life. The coffee was also horrible apparently.
It's very cheap, and the staff were very friendly, but don't stay here if it's not for a joke otherwise you will be disappointed.
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