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“Oliver Plaza hotel in London - clean, quiet, polite value for money”
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Oliver Plaza Hotel
Ranked #660 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“Oliver Plaza hotel in London - clean, quiet, polite value for money”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I have a fair amount of experience in staying in budget hotels for business on three continents. I used to avoid Earls Court hotels reflexively. The reviews of Oliver Plaza on TripAdvisor plus my short notice made me take a chance. I was pleased by the stay there for my purpose, which was a a few days of layover in London for meetings with light luggage, so basically needing only a clean, quiet and secure place to sleep after being out all day as well as to lose some jet lag. The room was fine for a city break as well. It should do for even a long stay with light luggage.

A few times I overhead the desk manager (24 hours attendance) quite patiently explaining to out-of-towners the best way to get around in London, even when their English was limited.

I found the wifi, at least where I was on a low floor, to be satisfactory, both at night and in the morning, except that the login worked for just one device at a time I found; in fairness, I didn't ask for an additional login to use my laptop in addition to the smartphone Anyone with long-haul luggage, especially a couple in a double room, may find it cramped, so far as that I could tell from my room, which had only narrow space to get around the bed and no closet, just hangers. Also, while the shower was strong after a bit of warm-up like most showers in London, I would have liked a handheld spray as well in order to navigate the typical (but clean) phone booth :-)

Room Tip: Even though I was in a room on a corner facing the streets, the room was quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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CapricornHotels, Manager at Oliver Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your positive feedback after your recent stay in Oliver Plaza Hotel.

I am delighted that you enjoyed our warm and friendly service. As always our location, facilities and service has combined well to make your stay with us an enjoyable experience. The free continental breakfast and free wifi are always a plus too.


Warm regards,

Kavin
Manager
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Overall our 6-days stay at the Oliver Plaza was pleasant. Despite the small room for 2 people (2nd floor), the staff was great, the room was very clean, decent breakfast and the location helpful, just a 2min walk from Earl's Court underground station. Free WiFi worked nicely too. Very quiet street and safe at night. If you expect luxuries then it is not the place for you, but if you are in a search for a clean, decent place in a good location and with great value/money balance in London, then its one of the best choices you can make.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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CapricornHotels, Manager at Oliver Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear George,

We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for your positive feedback.

Our warm and friendly service is often positively commented. Just like our location, facilities, and cleanness of the hotel. The Oliver Plaza is the best choice, no matter if you are travelling to London for leisure or business purposes.

Looking forward to welcome you in our hotel again!


Warm regards,

Kavin
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Great value for money and friendly staff (Thank you for the free upgrade to the suite). Ideal situated for tube station and easy to find by road. On site parking is useful and reasonably priced (for London).

Room Tip: Room 10 is a recently refurbished suite and is ideal for a self catering stay
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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CapricornHotels, Manager at Oliver Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear Lee,

Thank you for your positive review after your recent stay in Oliver Plaza Hotel, we are very happy that you have been satisfied with your stay.

Thank you for your comments on our ideal situation - as well as the parking facility. Not many Earls Court/Central London provides affordable parking prices!

We are looking forward to welcome you in our hotel again!


Warm regards,

Kavin
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

This is a small and nice hotel in Earls Court, three minutes from the tube station.
The staff is very friendly and service very good.
It's in a very quiet street and no noise during the night.
It's not a luxury hotel, but ok standard and ok price.
My room on the top floor (4th floor) was quite small, but nice and good standard and very quiet. The waterpressure in the shower could have been better.
Free wifi is a plus.
Breakfast was simple and only lasted until 9:30 (10 on weekends).

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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CapricornHotels, Manager at Oliver Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear Kaia Helene,

Thank you for your positive feedback after your recent stay in Oliver Plaza Hotel.

I am delighted that you enjoyed our warm and friendly service. As always our location, facilities and service has combined well to make your stay with us an enjoyable experience. The free continental breakfast and free wifi are always a plus too.


Warm regards,

Kavin
Manager
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Genova
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Oliver Plaza is located in a very good position in the Chelsea Borough at a couple of minutes walk from the Earls' Court underground station. At the same time Oliver Plaza is very quiet and silent. Hotel rooms are small but comfortable and Hotel Staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is a continental one with not a big choice but anyway abundant and more than enough. Rooms are clean and made every day. The only drawback is the fact that rooms are little so things must be kept packed inside the luggage when not in use.
Altogether our rating is positive indeed and we consider this hotel as a good budget hotel where you can get a "value for money" especially for a a medium to long stay. We recommend this hotel and we hope to come back to it in a future occasion

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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CapricornHotels, Manager at Oliver Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest

We are more than happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your positive review.

Thank you for your comment on the continental breakfast - we have built that into the price because we realized, that you need to start the day with something to eat and a good coffe or tea. Certainly, if you wish to have cooked breakfast we have the possibility for the English breakfast for a small surcharge.
Our hotel is a converted building, so we have different sizes in each room category. True, that central London rooms are a bit smaller as in the US or continental Europe, but this is partly because so many buildings are under protection.

The location of our hotel is often positively commented and our housekeeping works very hard to provide cosy, clean and well maintained rooms.

I hope to welcome you back at the Oliver Plaza again.

Kind Regards,
Kavin
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

First time in London we stayed at Oliver Plaza . It was so easy to get around . Earlls cours station is 2 min walk from the hotel.Staff people were very helpful and polite .Rooms are clean . and they are made up everyday.But now comes the downside of it . The room, me and my friend stayed in, was so small .We had big luggage and there is not much space left for that , you have to keep your things packed up in order to move around. So if you are well ordered it shouldnt be much of a problem.Bottom line , i would recommend this hotel and i would gladly return here with a next occasion .

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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CapricornHotels, Manager at Oliver Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear Adriana,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Oliver Plaza.
We are more than happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

The location of our hotel is often positively commented and our housekeeping works very hard to provide cosy, clean and well maintained rooms.
Our hotel is a converted building, so we have different sizes in each room category. True, that central London rooms are a bit smaller as in the US or continental Europe, but this is partly because so many buildings are under protection.

I hope to welcome you back at the Oliver Plaza again.

Kind Regards,
Kavin
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Keynsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Oliver Plaza for the weekend, to visit the 'France Show' at Earls Court. This was the second time we have stayed there and once again, it was very pleasant. The room was clean and comfortable, the continental breakfast was fresh and varied and the staff are all very freindly and helpful. We shall without a doubt, look to stay at the Oliver Plaza, when we next visit Earls Court.

Room Tip: Phone the hotel direct to request a room on a higher floor.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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CapricornHotels, Manager at Oliver Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear Peter,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Oliver Plaza. We are more than happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us again.

The location of our hotel is often positively commented - especially if you have to be around the busy Earls Court and our housekeeping works very hard to provide cosy, clean and well maintained rooms.

Our staff is trained to help you in any kind of question. Please feel free to contact us directly if you'd looking for direction, the best rates or just general information about London or Oliver Plaza.
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I hope to welcome you back at the Oliver Plaza again.

Kind Regards,
Kavin
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Property: Oliver Plaza Hotel
Address: 33 Trebovir Road, London SW5 9NF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#310 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Oliver Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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 
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