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Commodore Hotel
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

The exterior of this hotel gives a nice initial appearance however upon entering things start to go downhill. The stay in this hotel was the most unpleasant of a 5 week trip to the UK. Our initial allocated room greeted us with ripped and stained carpet, holes in the walls, leaking taps and half finished bathroom repairs. We were then kept up all night from the noise generated by people in rooms above. If you want a goods night’s sleep this is not the hotel to stay in as every footstep from above vibrates the entire floor. It is old, very noisy and in need of major renovations. A request was made for a room change to the upper level to escape the thunderous noise from above. The room change was accommodated however 4 doors away from where we were staying on the same level when guaranteed a move to the top floor that morning. Enter this room to find broken chairs and furniture and more stained carpet similar to a crime scene. The desk staff were of no assistance and answered our concerns with blank looks and no consideration for guest satisfaction. Several requests were made to speak with the manger however he was always unavailable. It was ironic that nearly every day other guests were heard at the front desk expressing their desire for a room change. The only saving grace was an employee by the name of Alex who went out of his way to assist in any way possible. Don’t be fooled by the exterior or the convenient location of this hotel it is a very tired, old and worn building in need of a major renovation and a new management team.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Basically, the hotel is in a great location right near the Lancaster Gate Station, and Kensington Garden, with lots of bus routes in close vicinity. It is also a very quiet area with beautiful buildings/mansions and an entrance to Hyde Park about 3 minutes away. We were also about 10 minutes from Queensway Road where you could find almost any type of cuisine you fancied, from Pizza Hut to Moroccan or Chinese. The staff were very friendly although at times a bit nonchalant about our troubles. Breakfast was nothing fancy, comprising mainly of cereal, toast, croissants, cheese, ham etc. and tea, coffee or juice.

As we were 3 guests, the room was a nice size with one big bed and an extra trundle bed added at the bottom for my granddaughter (Room 208). When we arrived at the hotel and tried to use our card to open the door, it would not open. The malfunction turned out to be a fault with the actual door mechanism and could not be fixed immediately. After many promises that this would be taken care of, unfortunately, it was not and we ended up having to go to and from the Reception desk to ask for someone to open our door each time we left the room. They offered to switch us to another room, which was much smaller and would not have been able to facilitate another bed, however, the air conditioning was not working and the room was around 39 degrees!!! As there were no other rooms available, we opted not to move, but had to go through the process of presenting ourselves at Reception and being accompanied by a hotel staff member to open our door each time we left the hotel –very frustrating, especially with a small child. For a €200 a night hotel, more attention should have been given to solving these problems immediately.

We also had problems with our second room (double – room G3) where the evening just before departure, the bathroom flooded with water coming down from the ceiling. This caused the electricity to short circuit and there was no light, air conditioning or facilities available through the night. It was extremely frustrating to have to use the toilet in utter darkness!!

Overall and problems aside, I think that because the area was very nice, the hotel was quaint and cosy and the staff friendly, I believe that if the issues we encountered were dealt with in a quick, more hands on manner, I would recommend this hotel to a friend.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank DILIA2014
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The rooms were well small and AC unit doesn't work and is always fixed to 1 temperature. The room was clean and the staff were very friendly who gave us complementary late check out. Location wise it is situated right next to Hyde Park and a stones throw away from Lancaster Gate Underground Station. The TV in the room was small and hidden away in the cupboard which made the viewing angle quite restrictive. Note that the pictures for the rooms are not accurate and can be misleading onto the room you expect and one you get.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on floors 2 and above, ground floor and basement rooms are rubbish
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Harnam C
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

When you arrive in front of this Hyde Park Victorian mansion-turned-hotel, you know you can be in no other place but London. Stepping inside, the aura of floral patterns, ornate furniture, red leather and general foof can be almost overwhelming to those uninitiated to this style. This isn't dated- this is a place sopping with period-accurate British charm.

This was previously a very large residence, and as such it does not lend itself to easy, neat patterns of rooms all in a row. Instead, the Commodore offers twists, turns, tiny elevators and Tetris-piece-shaped rooms seemingly begging to be the setting of a murder mystery whodunit, one candlestick short of a Mean Mr. Mustard.

The room I stayed in consisted of a foyer just big enough to turn around in, off of which shot a bathroom twice the size of the bathtub which it housed. The bath was quite clean, and water pressure/fixtures were excellent.

Going up a set of stairs (all rooms in the Commodore have some level of uniqueness, this one turned out to be a split-level) led me to a king-sized bed and just enough room to walk around it. These are tiny rooms. The carpet was threadbare in areas, but the room was generally clean, well-lit and offered baseboard heat and a in-wall AC unit. I kept the window open all night to let London creep in and cool things off, but I suspect this room could be a bit difficult and noisy to heat/cool during the less hospitable months.

The TV was computer-monitor sized with a very good-for-UK selection of channels, and the mini-fridge held a nice assortment of Oh-God-Why-Did-I-Pay-That-Much-For-That beverages and snacks. The bed was fine, well made, with no duvet cover to discard with salad tongs.

Out of the large Victorian window, some rooms look onto stunning old London architecture. Other rooms, well, not so much. It's a quiet area for being so close to everything. Room service is offered, and there is a tiny bar in the back of the lobby which is occasionally open.

This mansion used to be owned by music publisher Alfred Littleton and played host to many social gatherings in the 19th and early 20th century. The conversion of this abode to a hotel was done in such a way that you can almost still hear the live quartet playing in the lobby, and feel the vibration of Victorian London oozing from the subtly cracked plaster that joins not quite square walls. I recommend The Commodore Hotel to anyone wishing to embrace something different, yet something that's been around for a very, very long time.

Room Tip: Try to request a room looking out onto the street.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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5  Thank DRS0118
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

The hotel is in a great location right near the Lancaster Gate Station, the 148 bus line, and Kensington Garden right down the street. Paddington Station was about a 10 minute walk so it was easy to get to the trains to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. The room was a bit tight and definitely no where as up to date as the picture in the brochure. We had to switch rooms after the 2nd night because the cooling unit did not work and there was no window in the room, only a door to an outdoor deck which we would not leave open at night. The staff was friendly and somewhat accommodating (we had to ask several times to have someone look at the cooling unit and ended up changing rooms, as mentioned above). The breakfast was just right with cereal, fruit (including prunes :)), sliced meats, yogurt, croissants/rolls, juice and coffee. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to a friend.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JJMCS
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