I did get turned around a bit in finding this for the first time on my morning of arrival, but once I was directed by a good-samaritan worker man I found on a nearby street (thank goodness for his handy iPhone gps device!) I fully realized what a convenient five-minute walk around a couple of corners from Bayswater tube station VS really is. It's just one short transfer off the Piccadilly line in from LHR and quite the convenient base for all of your London wanderings, too.
Now while I wasn't able to check in immediately upon morning arrival, I was able to store my bags in one of the rooms off the lobby and use the wifi in their overstuffed sitting room before I set off for a few hours. Upon my return, I was given the choice of a small single which indeed did face my requested garden, or a "larger" room, also on the second floor, which faced the street. I went with the street-facing room, and am I glad I did! There was never a problem with noise from below and the room was huuuge, a great king bed, a sleeper sofa, the kitchenette, a table set for four and two big windows. Positives include the wifi, the fluffiest hotel towels I've ever seen, the fridge & microwave, location, and great & friendly service from every staff member who I encountered. Negatives, if I must find some, were the hard and scratchy sissel rug which was murder on my sore feet, and the weird little bathroom sink which was so small that you couldn't really put your face over it and splash even a bit of water on it without splashing over half the rest of the room. But that's a very minor consideration, the sink looked very cool.
I left London early on a Sunday morning. It turns out the tube doesn't start running until 720a on Sundays so the front desk gentleman very kindly arranged for a cab to pick me up at 6a to get me over to Paddington Station for the zippy (but $$$) Heathrow Express. Thanks to everyone at VS, they made my stay a special one.
I recommend VS to my friends, and I hope to stay here again myself the next time I'm in town.
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- Also Known As:
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