We stayed in London for two days after a cruise, to see the sights and get a taste of London.
Everything in London is expensive, and rather than pay 200 pounds or more on a room, we took a chance on a less expensive room.
Only one block from Earl's Court, this hotel is very central and in a very good spot for walking to the tube, buses and really decent places to eat. The hotel is a very short bus ride or tube ride from Kensington, a great shopping area that includes Herrods. Once in Kensington, you can board the Big Bus Tour that takes you to all the tourist sights and shopping areas of London for 30 pounds per person, and you can get on and off the bus any time you want for a period of 24 hours. Very handy! If you'd rather take a cab from Kensington to the Oliver Plaza, it's about 12 pounds to do that and quite inexpensive, and not as stressful as the bus or tube.
The hotel staff are VERY FRIENDLY and ACCOMMODATING. Kevan, the hotel manager did everything he could to make our stay a good one. And the room cleaning staff was quick to respond to our requests for more towels or anything else.
The rooms are VERY SMALL....we had luggage from a 2 weeks cruise and honestly, there's hardly room to store your suitcases in the size of the room....picture 2 single beds against the walls, with a very narrow night table between and a desk almost immediately at the end of the bed..that's the space you get. WE had a nice window that opened, so that was a plus. Although the rooms were very small, the beds were comfortable and the bathroom was clean, but the whole hotel is in an old house (as most of them are in that area) and so it sure could use some upgrading. The area was quiet for the mostpart, but you could hear the people next door quite easily. For the amount of time we spent in the room, I was glad we didn't spend any more pounds on something else.
If you are looking for clean, friendly, central , reasonably priced including breakfast, and don't mind small and a bit tired, this is a very good place to stay. Think Comfort Inn style only smaller....When in London, do NOT expect what we get here in Canada or the U.S .for a reasonably priced hotel....
We ate at an Italian restaurant on Earl's Court and a Thai restaurant on one of the side streets and they were both reasonably priced and tasty.
I would certainly recommend this hotel for a short stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan area of Earl's Court, the new look of the Oliver Plaza Hotel offers you now even more sumptuous surroundings. We've upgraded the entire hotel to superior 3* standard, with new contemporary furniture in all areas, state-of-the-art LCD satellite televisions in all rooms, messaging facilities and free Internet wi-fi throughout the hotel, to give you an unrivalled guest experience and unrivalled value. Convenient located in a beautiful Victorian neighbourhood, near the Oliver Plaza you will find the top worldwide museums such as Natural & History, Science and Victoria & Albert Museum, top London must-see landmarks like Harrods, Hyde Park and many more, also the city centre is just in a very short travelling distance with the Piccadilly line. With no less than 123 different locations within easy reach from the nearby Earl's Court underground station, The Oliver Plaza is the perfect location. If you are visiting London for business (the Olympia London is just 5 min with the tube) or leisure, a visit to the Oliver Plaza Hotel is a must. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Oliver Plaza Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Oliver Plaza London
- Hotel Oliver Plaza