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“Pleasant hotel and staff”
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Henry VIII Hotel
Ranked #877 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 1 April 2014

If your looking for large bedrooms this isn't the hotel for you, but there again unless you pay from £300 p/n your not going to get large rooms in London. The hotel is comfortable, clean, enjoyed the pool and sauna, breakfast was included you get part of a full English but not the whole thing, but plenty on offer to set you up for the day. Had a very pleasant 3 day stay. Would definitely book again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front away from the lifts.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Booked a last minute stay in London, and stayed at this hotel. Check in team are very friendly and helpful. Wifi is available if required. We had a room at the back. Was very clean, had all the facilities you could need. Nice hot shower, tea and coffee making facilities. We booked directly with the hotel and our breakfast was included. Which was very nice. Lots of selection! Fruit, pastries, cheeses, cooked items, bread etc. Good location, only 5-10 minute walk from the tube depending which stop you get off at & how fast you can walk!
I would highly recommend this hotel, and would absolutely stay here's again!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank LauraRose
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

This hotel was in a good location with good amenities and very helpful staff but the room was not as comfortable as imagined with a bed on rollers which moved if I wanted to read in bed, resulting in the bed gradually edging forward over a matter of minutes and me having to sit on the edge of the bed to read which was nowhere as comfortable. Also the breakfast menu was very much in the Spanish continental style with some inferior ham/salamis on offer and the scrambled eggs were almost as if made from the powdered variety - not very good in this day and age.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Belpol
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Many complain about the small rooms but I expected that. I was actually amused by how small they really are. I had to climb over my suitcase to get into the room. The room was fairly clean though the floors do squeak like others have said. It's an old building so expected. The shower pressure is low making showers a challenge. The biggest complain that I have is the internet. I could not stay connected. It will connect then continue to disconnect. It made working at all very difficult. I would not stay here again for that reason alone. The food was fine and the staff was friendly. The location is good.

I would pay more money for a different hotel to have reliable business amenities.

Room Tip: The WiFi is awful but you might ask if it works better in some areas.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Irishdaud
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

The hotel location is good near the Hyde Park and near the Paddington Station, you can have a beautiful walk along side the Hyde Park to the Oxford Street, there's many stores and small restaurants near the hotel. Hotel entrance is nice and clean but not to the level of 4 stars, friendly staff, the rooms are clean with good furniture but small, very good breakfast with spacious restaurant, two small elevators one of them is not working. In general good hotel for business and short visit to London.

Stayed: January 2014
2  Thank Mushreq
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

If you ask the receptionist to call you a cab or a taxi they don't, they call an expensive private hire company called Plaza Chauffeur Cars instead who charge a whole lot more than a cab or taxi.
We travelled one mile from the hotel to the start of Oxford street in less than 10 minutes and it cost £17, thats £10 more than a taxi would have cost, more than double!!!
The car that picked us up was a toyota and the driver was uniformed so I could see no reason why we had to pay more than double what we expected for such a short drive.
The reception staff don't tell you they have called the expensive company instead of a normal Cab or taxi, there is no notice displayed either to that effect and the 'Meter' in the car took the shape of a mobile phone which was not within view.
Upon our return I asked the receptionist to speak to the duty manager about the matter but was told that 'Managers don't work week-ends" The receptionist said that it was company policy to always call th Plaza cars even if the guest asks for a London Taxi.
The room was small.
The bathroom in a poor state of repair, flaking paint in ours and something light brown smeared near the ceiling which looked terrible but was probably just discoloured sealant (I hope)
The cooked breakfast didn't include Bacon.
The main fire exit was blocked on the ground floor with a stack of large cardboard boxes left overnight.
The light switches looked old and had large gaps between the switch and the body.
The Air Con didnt work.
I stayed at the Blakemore hotel next door to the Henry VII just before Christmas and the contrast could not be greater, the Blakemore was excellent.

Room Tip: Don't order a cab or taxi from reception!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Nois from subway in the rooms in det evening and morning.
The rooms is to small for two persons.
Breakfast is one of the best i have tryed in England
The poolarea is good.
The service from the desk is good.
The area is quiet with small shops.






  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Henry VIII Hotel

Address: 23 Leinster Gardens, London W2 3AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #877 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: £43 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Henry VIII Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional Hotel in quiet location, a few yards from Hyde Park, convenient to Bayswater & Queensway tube stations. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Henry Viii London
Hotel Henry Viii
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