Me and my boyfriend stayed for a few nights in late May, booking in advance through the website.
The hotel itself is in a pretty great location. Difficult to find at first if you're new to London, but a bit of research beforehand will help you locate the hotel a lot easier. Although it's not in the dead centre of London, the transport links are excellent and a lot of attractions such as the IMAX, Old Vic and the South Bank are within easy walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening walks through the pleasant surroundings of the hotel, and felt safe.
The reception was clean and bright, and the staff were friendly enough. Check-in machines proved useless. Our room was small and disappointing for the price, although understandable. The furniture (double bed, desk, open wardrobe & wall mounted TV) was basic, functional and well designed. The red/blue colour scheme, however, was hideous and cheap-looking. Our room had a small window overlooking the glass roof of the gym which was bizarre. It got quite hot during the night, and having the window opened meant that we were disturbed by street noise. I didn't want to linger about the window too much for fear of being seen by one of the people working out and looking like a massive creep. The WC was VERY basic (almost prison-esque), and the shower was a bit grubby. Lack of towels, too.
Thankfully, when you go to London, you don't spend much time in the room. It served well for our trip but I don't think I would return in a hurry.
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