I spent a long time researching where I wanted to stay for holiday in London. I was able to find five star hotels on Priceline in the 150 dollar range, however, a friend recommended Dean Street and after reading the reviews I was intrigued. The rooms are pricey...we paid 160 GBP (about 240 US) for a (very) small room...and I rarely pay full price these days as it is so easy to find a great hotel for a bargain price so it was a bit of a pinch financially.
One of the best things about Dean Street is the location. It is in the center of Soho and close to everything. It also offers the intimacy and amenities of a boutique hotel. The products previously mentioned are a nice touch and the quality of the bedding is lovely.
A previous reviewer complained of the noise which was not a problem in our room. Our small room was tucked away in the back of the hotel where no noise could penetrate. I must also say that no light could either. If you require a window, light, or a view, please make sure you discuss this when you make your booking. Also recognize that when they say small, they mean small. The bed takes up much of the room and there is little room for even the lightest morning stretching routine. Oh! And beware the dreaded fibers of the carpet. Having just returned home and done my laundry, I see that these fibers will not come out with a simple wash.
As for the staff...well...they are young and inexperienced and darling. We had three separate employees up to the room to explain the television. Everyone had a different technique for getting it to work (or not) and it wasn't until the last day that someone was actually able to make it work properly. So...a little training for the staff please! I hesitate to even complain about them because honestly they were trying soooo hard.
As for housekeeping...a little bit spotty. Dirty coffee pot. No toilet paper. Ah well. It is still
an excellent alternative to the large hotels of london with its lovely intimate feel and superb location.
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