I stayed here because I had to - it is a short walk from the Imperial War Museum where I was due to be doing some filming early the following morning. Nothing but dire necessity would induce to set foot inside this or any other branch of this chain ever again.
I know that a top floor room is always going to be pokey - this one barely fitted round the bed. But for £90 a night I expect to be able to use the television without having to pay a supplement - this is a monstrous development I have seen beginning to take hold in hotels and it should be stopped now.
But there is worse. Your £90 does not even cover a TOWEL or some SOAP. There is a basin, a shower, a floor mat and that's it. If you wish to have a shower, or even just wash your hands, you have to pay extra. Anyone who does not think it part of their task to welcome a guest with the basics for washing does not deserve to be in the hotel trade.
I mentioned this to the nice young people on the desk. They looked suitably embarrassed - after all, what could they say? - and one of them did loyally trot out the company line that this is a "new concept" in hospitality. It's not a new concept; it's a very old concept. It's called Greed.
Until these people have learned the basics of hospitality I would strongly warn anyone looking for somewhere to stay to have nothing whatever to do with this company.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Westminster is London’s historic heart, packed with more landmarks than you can shake a selfie stick at. Stroll along the Southbank and take in some of London’s greatest hits – all a stone’s throw from your Point A Hotel, London Westminster. So bring a bag, plans, places to be. And check in to your always affordable, always reliable Point A Hotel. Sink deep into your Hypnos bed. Help yourself to free WiFi. Get tomorrow-ready in a proper power shower. Then go find your point b. Shoreditch and the whole of London is on your doorstep. Every room is compact, well designed and comes with a super comfy Hypnos bed, en-suite bathrooms with a proper power shower, fast & free WiFi, USB charging point, air conditioning, hairdryer, huge TV with 240 channels and a safe. Blackout curtains ensure you have a good night's sleep. You’ll be well connected, being just 20m Lambeth North Tube Station and 900m from transport hub Waterloo. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Point A Hotel, London Westminster reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Tune Hotels - Westminster Hotel London