Simply put, The Walrus is the absolute best. I traveled to the UK in May with my best friend for a two week trip to explore London. The staff was accomodating before I even got there! They created a special booking for me for such a long stay and upon showing up at 8 in the morning were incredibly warm, welcoming, and carried my stuff up the stairs for me.
During the two weeks The Walrus truly became my home. I felt safe there. The breakfast was great. We would eat in the morning, snack for lunch, and that saved money for dinner! The atmosphere is fun with backpackers coming and going. The room was nice and clean and the bathroom at the end of the hall was private so I would get up early and get it to myself. You do have to remember that you aren't paying for the Marriott, you are sharing a room with other people so be mindful of that. You may not like everyone you have to share a room with. But none of that really bothered me. I would stay here over and over and in fact, I am! I will be back in May again and there is no other place I would rather stay.
If all of that weren't enough, what really sold this place for me is the staff. I can't find enough good things to say about them. Thoughout our stay they were so nice and friendly and anything and everything that I needed, they took care of. To the point of when we missed our flight home, we headed back to the Walrus and they welcomed us, made us dinner, helped us get into contact with our airline to rebook our flight, and then made sure we were on our way and did not miss going home again. I really made some life long friends that I have kept in touch after coming home. They are the lovliest, greatest people. Anyone staying at the Walrus is truly lucky to make their acquaintance!
Bottom line: Stay here. You won't regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 5 minute walk from London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster and all the excitement of the Southbank. The Walrus is the best place to enjoy a short break or stay for up to 4 weeks as your base in London.Located beside Waterloo station, and other near by tubes and serviced by buses along Westminster bridge road into central London. As such it can be a bit noisy at times (free ear-plugs are available on request, but most people are not bothered by the noise). We feature FREE Wi-Fi for those who bring there own laptops, lockers, a FREE simple breakfast of tea/coffee, toast and cereal and FREE bag storage on early arrival.Our aim is to make you feel welcome on arrival, and help you enjoy a safe, secure stay while you get the most out of your time in London.Our award winning friendly staff can offer information on London, and the ins and outs of getting around easily and quickly.We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Walrus Hotel London