To be fair, I would rate this as better than poor, but lower than average, as there are still improvements to be made.
From the outside, the building looked derelict and if you knew it was the hotel you would be very concerned and think it had perhaps shut down or think twice about walking through the door. We walked past it, and then turned back when we realised that it was the hotel (it was not signed). The reception area is small, with tatty furniture and uninviting. The front door (which requires a key to enter, or ring the doorbell) did not seem secure. Although extremely compact, the room was thankfully clean but my husband found that the bed sheets smelled strange and unpleasant. Basic amenities available in room (soap, TV, small wardrobe). Good location on main road within walking distance to 2 train stations. Breakfast is not provided but there is a common kitchen where tea/coffee/chips/biscuits are available, although we didn’t look at it. There is no elevator but the staff helped us carry our luggage up the steep, narrow steps. Good for budget travellers not seeking luxury, and if you are simply wanting a roof over your head and a hot shower for a night. I tried not to think about what would happen if a fire started in that building, as it all seemed so confined. Seems to be a work in progress.
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- Also Known As:
- Kings Arms Guest House Hotel London