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Craven Gardens Hotel
Ranked #824 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 12 October 2004

I stayed at this hotel from Sept. 14-21, 2004. The hotel was clean, although the rooms could use a little upgrading, i.e drapes, carpeting, but then you are not in the room that much. The staff was most helpful and accomodating. The full English breakfast was quite adequate, but the menu was the same every day. I especially enjoyed visiting with other guests from around the world at night in the lobby bar. Very close to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and located between two tube stations, which made getting around London pretty easy. Only a block and a half away from the bus stop. I took Airbus 2 from Heathrow and it stopped about two blocks away from the hotel. Numerous restaurants and pubs in the area especially along Bayswater Road and Queensway. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2004
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Hong kong
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Reviewed 8 May 2004

Just coming back from London. My 3 nights stay in this hotel is comfortable I should say. The building is undergoing renovation, so there is some noise and disturbance at day time. The bathroom is clean and clear. Bed and breakfast is up to standard. Room is small, as in fact in line with other hotels in London.

Overall, worth the money you spend.

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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 25 March 2004

Just returned from 6 nights in London. The Craven Gardens Hotel staff were most helpful and caring. We had access to their freezer for medication. They wanted to be sure our needs were met. The rooms and full English breakfsts were quite adequate. The proximitely to the underground made our comings and goings very easy. The friendliness of the staff started our day just right.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Reviewed 11 March 2004

Great! Nice area, clean, good bathrooms, good breakfast, cybercafe across the street .

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St. Paul, MN
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Reviewed 25 February 2004

For our needs, we found Craven Gardens very satisfactory. The rooms are small and yes, the lounge could stand a new layer of paint or wallpaper, but then, we didn't go to London to hang out in our hotel.
We were there six days and spent most of that time out and about; the hotel was a welcome end-of-a-long-day retreat to put up our sore feet and relax. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the hotel's location is fantastic, with easy access to bus lines, the tube, parks (Hyde Park is at the end of the street), pubs, restaurants, and shopping. If you're looking for American-type chain hotels with the quintessential pool/jazuzzi, etc., this probably isn't the place for you. If you're looking for a decent, reasonably priced hotel to come back to after a long day of roaming around London, it's definitely worth considering. We will stay there again.

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Reviewed 2 December 2003

Just got back form a 5-night stay at this hotel. It was a little tacky. The picture of the bar shown on the internet site was obviously taken several years ago - not all the bright blue upholstry is faded and stained. The twin room we had was tiny tiny tiny -- ( you had to sit on the bed to open the closet door

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Reviewed 20 November 2003

Hardly a 3 star hotel. i would say an average 2 star at the best. No peeling paint, no bugs, nothing that obvious. I had a small twin room in the "lower ground floor" (basement). Thankfully we weren't in our room very often - it was REALLY small. The bathroom had obviously been recently re-modeled and the room itself was basically clean (the bedspreads could've gotten a bit closer to the washing machine). I would recommend this hotel if you're only going to stay 2 to 3 days. We were there for 6 days.... and would have prefered someplace nicer. It's definitely BUDGET. And with the dollar at such a low value these days... that's a strong plus. If you're looking for Okay.. and just a place to crash at the end of the day - this might be the place. Make sure you check the internet and shop around for the best price available. It takes the sting out of the room itself when you get a good deal.

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Additional Information about Craven Gardens Hotel

Address: 16 Leinster Terrace, London W2 3EU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #824 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: £21 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian-style hotel, near the city, between Queensway and Lancaster Gate - 30 miles to Heathrow, 40 miles to Gatwick. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Craven Gardens London

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