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Park International Hotel
Ranked #346 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 2 October 2004

Stayed here Sept 29th - Oct 1st

If you are traveling as a short-time tourist, alone (meaning that you dont have to impress anyone) and with budget in mind this MUST be your choice. Clean rooms (have a single in level 5) for approx 40-45 pounds top per night.

You'll save a lot using the tube (LHR is 7 or 8 stations away and no transfer between lines is required).

Walking distance is Harrods, Hyde Park, Chelsea and using the tub (Gloucester Road), any place in London.

Ask for a non-basement room and book using their website to receive breakfast

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Saipan, MP
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Reviewed 1 October 2004

Room was tiny, especially for a triple (2 double beds). Everything was crammed into every available space - mini fridge was so close to the desk chair that you would accidently open the fridge even time you pulled out the chair. No one could pass when someone was seated at the chair. Bathroom was even smaller and not well ventilated with a smell of stink feet. Low water pressure, even though we were on the second floor. Nastiest thing was mildew on the bathroom ceiling. Hostess at the breakfast buffet was rude and acted like she didn't speak English.

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Reviewed 27 September 2004

This hotel was a wonderful place to stay. The location was the best, especially with the option of taking the tube straight from Heathrow---saved a lot of money on hotel/airport transfers.

The King Leisure room was large (for British standards), the bed very comfortable, and the airconditionning was much appreciated as we were there during a heatwave in early September. The best price can definitely be found on the hotel website itself --which also if booked on their site guaranteed us breakfast--which was quite good.

The location was fantastic for touring all of London. The Gloucester Road Tube station is on 3 different lines so it couldn't be easier. It is also very easy to get around from this hotel on the bus. The area of Kensington was lovely to walk around in the evenings--a lovely short walk to Kensington High Street and the Palace.

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Reviewed 18 September 2004

My friend and I spent 9 days at this hotel in July 2004 and were very pleased with what we got. If I had a complaint, it was that the staff weren't the most knowledgable about the surrounding areas and also, we had a problem as we booked it through Travelocity and were told that breakfast was included but was then told by the hotel that no, it wasn't and no one offered to call Travelocity to try and fix the matter. But that aside, the hotel is in an EXCELLENT location! There are restaurants, pharmacy and grocery store all around and it's only a couple of blocks from the tube station. Plus, this is a great tube station! I've been to London 3 times total now and this is one of the best because not only does it have a lift (which comes in great handy if you have lots of luggage as we did) but it's got three lines coming into it so you don't have to transfer as much PLUS it's on the line that goes directly to Heathrow so it saves you money on airport to hotel transfers. As for the rooms, they were average sized for London but what was wonderful is that they all have central air conditioning which we needed as my friend is asthmatic and despite popular belief, London can get VERY humid in the summer. We also loved the fact that every room has a refrigerator which really came in handy. I would very much recommend this hotel to anyone and as I am expecting to return to London at least 2 more times, it will definately be on booking list!

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Reviewed 12 September 2004

The location is nice, with easy access to subway and dining, and the room had AC.
However....when I booked via Expedia it did NOT mention that breakfast was not included in price, and that the room (single) was in the BASEMENT! Granted, there was a small window, but the room was so small, that there was no room to but my travel bag! Had to stow it in the bathroom if I wanted to move around, get dressed etc. The bed was utter crap, and I had red marks om my back from the springs when I woke up in the morning. (!) Ah, and yes, the room vibrated everytime the nearby subway passed underneath.

The bathroom had no towels when I arrived, took 2 hrs to get some, and the advertised safe in the room was broken.
Make sure to hang the "do not disturb" sign on the door when you go too slep, because a cleaner locked herself in at 06:30 one morning!!!!!!

Go somewhere else, at least if you want a one bed room, you risk ending up in the "toomb" I slept in!

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Toronto, ON, Canada
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Reviewed 31 August 2004

We stayed at the Park International for 4 nights in July of 2003 and found it to be an exceptional value for the money. We arrived several hours before check-in time, but the staff accomodated us after a brief wait. The room was very comfortable and clean with great extras, even a fridge! With a Sainsbury's up the road and tonnes of quality restaurants nearby, there were plenty of meal options. The late-night internet cafe across the road was reasonably priced and so convenient! Close to shopping, tube stations, museums and much more!

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Louisville, KY
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Reviewed 20 August 2004

My wife and I visited London in early May ('04) and stayed at the Park International. It was a very nice small hotel in a great part of town. Close to the tube (3 blocks). and not far (8-10 blocks) to many museums. The staff was very helpful and friendly even though the hotel was very busy when we arrived. There were several nice pubs and restaurants near the tube so find a place to eat was not difficult. We booked a ride to Gatwick through the hotel thinking we would be riding a bus all the way to the airport. We found out that the bus only took us to Victoria station where we were given train tickets. We were met at the airport but, it would have not been much harder to have done it all ourselves and saved a few pounds.

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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:
#244 Luxury Hotel in London
#274 Family Hotel in London
#340 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: £89 - £205 (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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