We booked this hotel before reading the reviews, and then read the reviews. We are so glad we ignored most of them!! There are so many negative reviews of this hotel it is unbelievable. People just seem to be so picky, want anything for nothing, or are just simply vindictive.
We got there and were met by a very friendly night porter, who checked us in and told us how to get to the room. We went up the stairs, (which we were lead to believe were steep castle steps), they're not steep at all, I don't know what the problem is, and we went to the first floor, to be greeted by a pleasant twin room, albeit less than large, but very comfortable, with en suite and a safe, and also a fridge (fantastic!) which doesn't happen so often, which came in very useful.
We also read reviews that there was nothing around this hotel re conveniences, absolute rubbish. Erm...go out of the hotel, turn right, then turn right at the end of the road and you have everything you want: Sainsburys, pubs, restaurants and shops. Whoever wrote that obviously turned left out of the hotel instead of right! The beds were comfortable and there was an extra pillow for convenience. We paid a good price for 2 nights in the Earl's Court area which was very good value for money.
Breakfast was continental, and this consisited of juice, coffee, cornflakes, toast, cheese and boiled eggs. People that questioned boiled eggs in the review, why? I have had that plenty of times in hotels - If you're planning to be there a few days though, maybe take some of your own stuff to put on the toast, therefore they can't complain.......they have the deceny to supply fridges in the rooms, so use them and stop moaning!
All said, we had a very pleasant stay and would not hesitate to go back. Oh, and the remote control fee...just get out of bed a trundle the 30cm to the tv and switch channels, and keep the remote deposit safe in your pocket if that sort of thing gets on your nerves.
Great location, great hotel, great value. Go there with an open and fair mind and prove us wrong!
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