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Hilton London Metropole
Ranked #596 of 1,077 Hotels in London
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Good location ,expensive rooms,expensive bars breakfast not included in standard room rates.Long queues at check in and baggage room.visited hotel for a function nearby and due to late allocation of rooms had to make a hurried change after arriving in good time to attend, apology made by hotel.Over priced everthing no better than a Premier Inn.
Steve
Warrington

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel was disappointing when compared to other Hilton's at which I have stayed. Although the rooms are clean and comfortable with good views, the dining room leaves quite a bit to be desired. Breakfast service was very slow, and we had to ask for coffee each morning. The one night we had the dinner buffet, my fish had been cooked to n the consistency of paste, and they ran out of some of the items on the buffet. If you stay there, I suggest you east elsewhere.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Bad mattress, faceless industrial service staff, tiny rooms with no drawer storage and very busy. Do not even think about additional services or you will be charged. Fire akarms at night were a nice touch too. Only good features are the breakfast (very busy) and the location close to the underground (on strike for 2 days).

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Stayed here for 1 night. Check in was a nightmare and we had an apology for that. Eventually given a room - with an adjoining door to another room where there were young children. Therefore woken at 7am with their screaming. At 8 am the cleaner hammered on the door to be in - we were checking out at 11! Breakfast was a joke! The queue to get into the dining room was down the corridor and at least 50 people in front. Once in the dining room it was self service - and we were pushed and jostled the whole time. Not what I expected and would not stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Very close to both Edgware tube stops, which are great stops for getting around. We had a problem with a mattress in a room, so they put is un another room straightaway (though I suspect they never fixed the mattress).

I've stayed here a few times, and early check-in has never been available.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

My husband and I stayed for one night here in order to attend a function nearby. I was surprised by the sheer size of the hotel, it felt very much like checking in at an airport. Despite very friendly staff who were obviously doing their best to please it is a very commercial conveyor belt environment. We joined quite a long queue to check in, which though fortunately moved at a reasonably steady pace was not something we welcomed after an early start and train/taxi journey to London. Despite being advised in our invitation that we would be able to check in by 2:00pm we were told that check in was not possible until 3:00, but we could leave our bags.We duly joined the line of guests queuing to leave their bags. This only took a short time, but again something we could have done without. Why couldn't the check in desk have taken our bags?
We decided to return a little before three to check in to try and beat the rush. Wrong! On our return we were faced with the biggest queue so far, which was moving, but slowly. When we eventually reached a check in desk for the second time, the reception was polite and efficient and there was an apology for the delay.This doesn't really help though when you are conscious of the (now limited) time we had to prepare for our event. There would be no time to catch a breath before getting ready to go out again.
The room was spacious, modern, tea and coffee facilities and Tv much as you would expect. A few more tea bags and milk would have been nice (there were four of each, queuing makes one thirsty :) and two cups of tea each, over an afternoon,evening and morning doesn't cut it for me.)
The bed was a huge 6 footer, roomy if not a little firm for my taste but no real complaint.
The bathroom was very small but clean enough as long as you didn't allow your eyes to stray upwards. There was a lack of cleaning at the top of the walls where mould could be seen in the grouting and on the tiles. Certainly wouldn't score full marks as it was also a little tired looking in general.
There was some noise at night from the lifts but nothing more than you expect.
And so to breakfast. We ambled down at about nine o clock and approached the restaurant to find.......a queue! This was not just any queue, this was a monster. Guests were queuing quite a way down the adjacent corridor and a member of hotel staff was conducting operations at the front. The queue was moving slowly as people left the restaurant others were allowed in we were debating our options ( breakfast elsewhere? come back later?) when a free table for two was announced. It appeared that everyone ahead of us required tables for more so we were able to jump the queue from a quarter way down.
The whole thing had the feel of school dinners and was not something I appreciated.
Luckily we were shown to a quieter area in the sports bar, the main restaurant was extremely busy and noisy.Self service as expected but I had to ask cereal bowl as there was no crockery left on the serving bar. After a short wait there was no sign of the waiter returning so I gave up
and went to the other end of the room were supplies were better.There was plenty of food, full english, porridge,danish pastries, croissants all the usual hotel fare. Coffee pot, hot water pot and tea bags served to your table.
When we left after breakfast the queue was slightly smaller.
Regrettably we had no time to use the spa so no comment there.
The hotel is in quite a good location being not too far from Marble Arch (walking distance) and adjacent to Paddington basin (which will be nice when its finished). The Wallace Collection is a little treasure not to be missed whilst you are in the area and boasts a very pleasant restaurant in a covered courtyard should you wish to avoid the hustle and bustle (and queues).
It was half term when we stayed and there was a distinct impression that the hotel staff (through no fault of their own) were struggling to cope but if you build such a huge hotel shouldn't you be equipped to deal with a correspondingly huge number of guests?

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marketingteam, Manager at Hilton London Metropole, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Madame,

Thank you for sharing your feedback concerning your recent stay with us. Your feedback is very important to us in order to improve and make sure that all the difficulties that you faced are solved. All the related departments are been now updated with your feedback.

We would like to do a deep investigation concerning the bathroom issue, please email us your room number and date of stay at leighanne.thacker@hilton.com

We strongly apologise and we hope you had a safe trip back home.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Nice and centrally located hotel. Stayed here first time, liked the hospitality and location. Food from the restaurant was awesome. I enjoyed in Sauna. They only thing i realised that they musy provide free wifi for the guests in house.
will be back again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Address: 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Paddington / Maida Vale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Green Hotel in London
#348 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £105 - £245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton London Metropole 4*
Number of rooms: 1059
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 10 minutes' walk from the West End and Oxford Street and a 10 minute tube ride from Westfield Shopping Centre, the Hilton London Metropole hotel is the ideal destination for the business and leisure guest. All Hilton London Metropole hotel rooms offer wireless internet access. Choose an Executive Room or one of our Suites for complimentary Executive Lounge access. Wireless internet access is available free of charge in all public areas of the hotel. *Continuing refurbishment of the Tower Guest Rooms will take place in phases beginning on 18 January 2016. Works will take place between 9am - 5pm. Every effort will be made to minimize any disruption to Guests. Please be advised that on Sunday 28 August and Monday 29 August there will be planned power outages in the area. The power outages will affect the East Wing on Sunday and the West Wing on Monday from 1 pm - 7 pm at which time guests will not be able to access these rooms. The Tower Wing will not be affected. During this time every effort will be made to minimise any disruptions to guests. ... more   less 
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