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Park International Hotel
Ranked #336 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 9 August 2004

We stayed here July 4-8, 2004. Having stayed in several tiny rooms (booked as triples) in several cities, we were pleasantly surprised to find a relatively spacious, clean room. Not as finely furnished as the Hilton Olympia, but much larger and half the price.

Great access to the tube system, groceries and restaurants. Book through the hotel website - we got a good price, breakfast included and no hassels at checkin.

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Reviewed 5 August 2004

My husband and I stayed here for four nights and thought it was quite nice. The location is fantastic, right next to a tube station and within easy walking distance of the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert, Hyde Park, Kensington Park, Harrods, two groceries, and a lot of good restaurants and pubs. The hotel certainly isn't an attraction in and of itself, but the staff are competent and leave you pretty much alone. Our room was fairly small but had a fridge and a large TV and a big bathroom with a great shower (lots of hot water). No complimentary breakfast for us (we booked through Travelocity), but with a hotpot in the room and a grocery 2 blocks away we had no trouble getting good cheap breakfasts. Our room faced an alley and was very quiet. We would definitely stay there again, especially if we could get another great deal on the price.

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2  Thank mxmiller
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Reviewed 18 July 2004

My husband and I really enjoyed this hotel. We came to it after being in a 3-star hotel in Paris. The room was much larger than the one in Paris and just seemed nicer. The room itself and bathroom were kept very clean. The AC was great and it had a big TV that got great reception and alot of channels.

The location is great. It is a block from the Gloucester Rd. station which hooks up with 3 different Underground lines so it made it very easy for us to travel all over London. There were also many different restaurants around the hotel including a grocery store. We booked through Expedia so did not receive the free breakfast. At the metro stop there is a little mall and you can get breakfast there for cheaper by going to the little coffee shop (which we did) or Garfunkel's. You could also just pick something up in the grocery store.

We did have trouble with the 3-prong outlet after purchasing a european converter. Since this was our first time to London, I don't know if this is common or not. We had to go across the street and buy another little plug changer from the travel store for 5 pounds. I had gone to the desk and asked if they had one.

If someone from the hotel reads this, buy some converters and let people use them. Also, try to soundproof the rooms a little better both from the outside and from other rooms.

I would return to this hotel if visiting London again. The location is fabulous and we really enjoyed our stay.

2  Thank PSUalum14
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Reviewed 17 July 2004

Our stay from 08 July-15 July 2004, Our room was very small but we learned to move around it. No dressers for clothes storage so we left our things in our luggage and the refridgerator was in the closet. It did not have a freezer compartment. The room was very clean. The bathroom was sparkling. Each day our room was cleaned and it looked great when we returned at the end of the day. The outside noise was minimal. We stayed on the first floor. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They were always eager and willing to answer our questions and point us in the right direction for our days adventure. The hotel was very clean and each morning a person was even cleaning the front steps. Yes, it is older but the portions of the hotel we saw were nice.
The location of this hotel was fantastic. Only 2 blocks from the tube, a bus stop across the street and 2 grocery stores with in a 2 minute walk. Everything you need is within reach.
We enjoyed ourselves and did book our trip thru Expedia. The only downside is that the complimentary breakfast is only included if you book your room directly with them. Oh well!!
We plan to return next year and plan on staying here again.

3  Thank CristalStout
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Reviewed 16 July 2004

Stayed in two rooms. The first one was a double room so I could move around but was at the basement. No sunlight. The second one was on the second floor and was a single room. The room was so tiny that I had to store my one piece of luggage in the closet. Otherwise I wasn't able to reach the door without jumping over it! No exagurations! Staff helpful but a bit "over" friendly! The kettles in both rooms were rusty so I didn't have the stomach for any tea/coffee. Breakfast was decent though! Never ask them to call a cab; it's double the regular price. Find your own on the street.

2  Thank Zdtur
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Reviewed 15 July 2004

Beware!!!!! Small.. no... shoebox sized rooms, do not book thru Expedia or you will get hosed. Many of the staff unfriendly, not a three star hotel.... maybe 2. They promise things and do not follow through. Only decent rooms are on the 5th and 6th floors. Also, no standard adaptors only three prongs work. Decent location. If you are over 5' 10" you will be uncomforatble and will have trouble with the shower. Try Ryders down the street.

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Reviewed 6 July 2004

This place was hor-riblay! We stayed there from July 2- July 5. Where to begin? First, we got to the hotel a little after noon and were told we could not check in until 2pm. Fair enough. Did all the paper work first, so that when we did come back to go into the room, we would have all that behind us. When we returned to the hotel, a very unfriendly blondish woman at the front desk (not English) could not find our paperwork anywhere and kept us waiting for 5 minutes without apologizing.

When we got to the room we were very disappointed. The tub was disgusting and there were broken tiles. The linoleum on the bathroom floor was also warped. Plus, the shower did not have any cold water. We had to take uncomfortably hot showers all 3 nights we were there. The only good thing about the room was the A/C and the big TV (with snowy reception by the way). We asked them for an extra blanket and after over an hour of waiting, we called the front desk again and finally got it. The same thing happened to a friend of mine who stayed there when he asked for an iron. They made him wait 1.5 hours for it. His room was very tiny as well and the A/C dripped non-stop. They also would not let him check-in 15 minutes early and when we asked them to hold our bags for us after we checked out so we could eat breakfast, they charged us 1 pound a bag. Never in my life have I had to pay a hotel to stow my bags! We would not go back to this hotel again. Believe me, we have stayed in 5 star as well as 3 star hotels and this place is not worth staying in, even if you do get a somewhat reasonable price. Not only were the rooms below a 3 star level, the staff is incompetent and unfriendly. 3 thumbs down!!!!

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Additional Information about Park International Hotel

Address: 117-129 Cromwell Road | Kensington and Chelsea, London SW7 4DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#236 Luxury Hotel in London
#340 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: £80 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Park International Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Park International Hotel is a contemporary hotel located in the heart of Kensington. The hotel is within walking distance from Harrods, Royal Albert Hall, National History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and Hyde Park. The property features 171 well-appointed and modern rooms along with newly refurbished public areas. The Heritage Deluxe rooms on the first floor are beautifully designed and feature high ceilings, contributing to the elegance of our luxury 4 star hotel in London. Our guests can unwind and enjoy a cocktail at the Checkmate Restaurant and Bar which also offers live music and a delicious Thai and British Food menu. ... more   less 
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