This Hotel is the best I have stayed in, in London for this price and location. First off, The location is excellent being only a 5 min walk away from the very central Marylebone Road, Baker Street Tube Station and Marylebone Station. Marylebone Road is also home to the world famous Madame Tussauds, the University of Westminster, many restaurants, bars, cafes etc and is only 1 mile away from Euston Station, which is very easily walked, as I did this during a tube strike.
Rooms. The rooms are quite small however they are clean and modern, well fitted out with wardrobe, bed,bed side cabinets, desk and chair, wall mounted TV and very importantly a large mirror. I am going to make a point of saying there is a large window - double glazed that provides lots of natural light and ventilation. Bed is comfortable. There is also a safe and hairdryer. Bathrooms consist of the basics - shower, toilet , wash hand basin and are nicely finished.There is also a large wall mounted mirror in the bathroom if the large one in the bedroom isnt quite enough, :-p . Most importantly there is free WIFI throughout the whole hotel.
Hotel. The hotel public spaces are warm, inviting, modern and nicely finished. There is an open plan dining and lounge area. Lounge area has communal seating and a large wall mounted television which can be nice to wind down in after a busy day site seeing. The dining area has mostly two-seater tables. Free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and pastries are available all day from the dining area. How very generous I thought! There is also a desk top computer with access to the internet for any non smart phone or tablet users. Some people may find the corridors in need of a paint job but to be honest how long are you spending in the corridors, every where else in the hotel is well finished and clean. One important and very useful service is the ability to leave luggage at reception after check out if you have a long wait until your journey and want to fit in more of London before leaving
Food. The hotel only serves Breakfast. There is plenty of choice here but it does not serve cooked meats such as sausage or bacon. It is more like a continental breakfast of breads, pastries, cold meat, cheese, spreads, fruit, yoghurts, juice etc. Great variety of herb teas and green teas. As I said it does not do lunch or dinner. However there are many many restaurants nearby- one to check out is the Allsop Arms, just two minutes walk away which has excellent breaded halloumi and cocktails.
Staff: The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful ALL of the time, not just when it suits them.
I stayed in this hotel on a part business, part relaxation trip with my girlfriend and found it to be a valuable haven.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are centrally located and thanks to our close proximity to Baker Street Underground Station guests staying at the Americana have easy access to London's business district as well as its many tourist attractions, shops and theatres. The Americana Hotel has a friendly welcoming atmosphere and our staff is available 24 hours per day to take care of your detailed requirements and maintain a safe environment during your stay. ... more less
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