Prior to checking into the hotel, I Googled the hotel to get the address. I found a very recent review that reported beg bugs. I tried to cancel my pre-paid reservation based on this info, but the hotel manager wouldn't budge. So I gave it a shot. HUGE MISTAKE.
Within two hours of being in my room, I had been bitten a number of times. I began searching for new hotels online and while doing so, was bit so badly that it drew blood. When I went to scratch, the bug was still there, so I killed it and saved it. The rest of the evening was an absolute sleep-free nightmare, but it was 3 a.m. and I had no other options.
I booked another hotel and in the morning produced the bug for the manger which I kept on the hotel key card. I also showed two cell phone pics I took of my bleeding back, which had been ravaged with bites. Weakly offering another room, which I declined, the manager refunded me for the remainder of the nights of my stay (but I had to pay for my night of bed bug terror).
What else can I say? The hotel is centrally-located, which is the only bonus I can conceive.
Internet is not free, but pricey and none too fast. I asked for a higher room, as other reviews reported bad noise. They denied this request and put me on the second floor. Although the hotel is on a side street, it is still terribly noisy.
The walls were scuffed, the whole room stank like a family of cats lived there, and the shower was filthy. Oh, if you wanted soap, it came in impossible-to-open packets that you had to tear open in order to get a teaspoon full of gel.
The staff was grumpy and said virtually anything to get me to just get out of their hair at check-in. A horrible experience.
Avoid this hotel at all costs. If you have any doubts, read all the other reviews of this property.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Superbreak UK, Ctrip TA, Hotels.com, Expedia, Fastbooking, LateRooms, Ebookers, HotelsClick, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Central Park 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:
- Central Park Hotel London
- Hotel Central Park