We have had afternoon teas here before and they've been good value and decided to try this as a hotel for this trip as it is in good proximity to The Strand and Piccadilly.
The check-in was quick and room available before 2pm as I had requested. The room was very small. The was only one bedside table because the space was needed to allow the wardrobe door to open on the other side. Decor was fine, not sure what people mean by "dated" in other reviews. I would agree it is dark inside but the building goes back along way compared to its frontage so natural light is going to be at a premium. The room we were in was in good condition and contrasting the bathroom was more spacious than most hotels I've stayed in.
My main grumbles are that having spent £270 advanced discount booking for the room (ie you end up paying more for the room if you book late) they want to charge for breakfast, an average of £25 per person. They seem oblivious to the fact that a nice restaurant/cafe is next to them "Caffe Concerto" where you can have the equivalent offerings for a fraction of that price. Our party of four ate for £48 including tip compared to the £100 pounds the hotel would have cost.
My other grumble is that the bar prices are steep (you expect that from any hotel these days) and the tip automatically added...but the actually moan is that there's a space asking for gratuities. I find this cheeky and I wish hotels, bars etc stopped doing this practice hoping you'll tip twice.
Check out was cold and in stark contrast to the check-in I'd experienced the previous day.
Doorman extremely courteous helped with the luggage from the taxi and made every effort to open the door at every exit and entrance we made and even flagged down a taxi for our trip back to the station. I wish I'd paid attention to his name badge but I guess the hotel manager will know their staff if they are reading this review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Meridien Piccadilly is set in the heart of the West End one of London’s most fashionable destination, and only moments away from London’s cultural attractions, including Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Covent Garden. The hotel features many amenities including meeting facilities and banqueting suites, the Piccadilly Health Club and one of London’s largest indoor swimming pools. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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