I am not sure why this hotel has a 3star rating as the only two good things about it are it's location ( a mere 200mt from Bayswater tube) and a staff member named Cameron( who was exceptionally friendly and helpful) . For the money it is certainly overrated. We booked a twin room and it was tiny. Hardly enough room to put a suit case anywhere let alone 2 and two carry on bags! There was only 25 cm gap between the bed and the bathroom door. If you are more than average size just do not bother! The bathroom is worse. You could not stand I front of the sink as the toilet is in the way. Which is ridiculous unless you want to use the sink while you are sitting on the toilet. The shower is tiny I think maybe 75cm squared. There is no shower shelf, not even for soap so when you reach to the floor to get shampoo or soap you get a wet shower curtain wedgie. Hot water takes about two minuets to arrive. The floor gets very wet which might not be a problem ordinarily, however we had to ask twice to be provided with a bath mat and hand towel. Also do not use the loo at night as you will wake the person sleeping in the bed 10inches away from you.if it's not the squeaky floor then the light will do the trick. The light switch is outside the bathroom on the opposite side to the handle and the fan starts as soon as the light comes on. So the room is bathed in light and noise all at once. Don't worry about tripping over your suitcase on you way to the bathroom though as there is plenty of light streaming in through the gaps around door that joins the hallway. Plus if you are there in summer you will also have both the curtain and window open just so you can breath. There is no ceiling fan, though a small portable fan/heater is there providing minor relief from the stuffy airless room. The fittings are old and shabby there is not even a bedside table we had to use a chair. One of the lights did not work and was not fixed during our 4 night stay ( we would not have stayed but we were required to pay in advance - I wonder why????-big mistake).You can feel springs in the beds and the covers and pillows are thin and old. It is seriously in need of demolishing. Voices in the hall are clearly heard through the fore mentioned gaps around the door. So you can wake up tired to find yourself faced with an extremely basic breakfast. Thin bread, choice of 3 basic cereals and croissants jam and butter, basic coffee on a warmer and tea. Don't be late as it is all packed up at 9.30Am sharp. In fact they packed it all away while we were still eating. I can not believe that people wrote good things about this hotel. I am soooooooo disappointed that I stayed here!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WHITELEAF HOTEL HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REFURBISHED IN SEPTEMBER 2011. Offering free Wi-Fi, this central London hotel is just 2 minutes’ walk from Hyde Park and 50 yards from Queens Way Bayswater Tube Station. With its own restaurant, it is just a minute's walk from shopping centres, traditional cafes and English pub. Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus are within a 5-minute tube ride. Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the shops and theatres of the West End are all a short tube ride away. Each room at this Grade I listed building features a TV, telephone and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms have a private bathroom including a hairdryer. The Whiteleaf Hotel serves a traditional breakfast every morning, and also features a TV lounge, a 24-hour reception and a luggage storage facility. The many shops, restaurants and bars of Queensway and Bayswater are just around the corner, including the well-known Whiteley's shopping mall. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whiteleaf Hotel London