Visited here a few years ago and was not impressed then, but due to its location was the best HI to stop at.
The reception has not changed, still dingy and lifeless (as the bar area generally), the guys on reception try, but lack the hospitality training or the language skills to make their contact pleasurable.
I got a room on the front, this time, but yes the room was very warm and when the window is open the street noise is terrible; also the TV is a small flat screen with limited channels.
I wanted some ice so as the staff had provided it first time asked again at the desk and was greeted with a bit of a grunt and "ice machine over there" and a loose arm waving in the air.
The breakfast is what it is a cheap HIE buffet, but fine for a quick start.
The free WIFI to HI PC members however, was excellent.
Would I stop there again, only if I had too, I will keep to my favourite London HI at Gloucester Road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Holiday Inn Express London-Victoria. This central London hotel offers well appointed en-suite rooms with shower, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, in house pay per movies, bar, breakfast room, High Speed Internet Access also available at charge. Whether you are here on a short business trip or to explore the 'Sights and Sound' of London, this 'Budget Hotel' is perfect for both occasions. The hotel is ideally located for any one travelling to London via Gatwick Airport or Heathrow Airport. London Gatwick airport is just 35 minutes from London Victora where as London Heathrow is 15 minutes by Heathrow Express to London Paddington station from where the hotel is a short journey by underground or taxi.Closest Rail link: London Victoria Station. Closest Underground Station: Pimlico Underground Station. Closest Coach Station: London Victoria Coach Station. Closest Attractions: Tate Art Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, West End Theatres & Shopping. Accommodation: Twin bed rooms with two single beds for max. 2 adults and double rooms with a double bed and a sofa for max. 4 adults or max. 2 adults and 2 children. Nearest Underground Station - Pimlico ... more less
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