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“Mattress of almost bear springs”
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Umi London
Ranked #792 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Douglas, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Mattress of almost bear springs”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

If you looking for a comfortable bed to sleep on, this is NOT the hotel to choose. Nothing but thin fabric between you and bear springs. Most uncomfortable night, until I slept on reception lounge. Staff ignored my request to swap mattress. Be warned, check out the bed first before you confirm your booking. This hotel is also not maintained, carpet is very old and lifting, paint peeling on outside. PS I am not the complaining type - this warning is warranted.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Not the most luxurious hotel in London but not the most expensive either! Hotel is generally tired but acceptable, a fair price for a hotel in London. We had a superior room (406) which was a good size but unfortunately there is a ventilation duct outside the window which was noisy all night, went off at about 7am finally - also very creaky floorboards above. No air conditioning so rooms very warm and window only opens 6". Shower was past it's 'sell by' date and could do with some updating. Bed was comfortable, which is a big plus. Staff very friendly and helpful. You can get a good cup of coffee (actually tastes like coffee) which can't be said of many places. All in all reasonable value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

It was in a great locations and totally served it's purpose. We were there with 34 kids for a School vacation trip. The staff was awesome. took care of us any time we needed it. the rating is for the hotel itself. I've never stayed in any other London hotels as this was out first time but the rooms were tiny. everything was tiny. Other than that it was perfect for our stay as we didn't really spend much time in the room.

Room Tip: It's not really a place to hang out in so if you only need a place to lay your head this isa per...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Ireland
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

great location. Easy access to two tube stations. Quiet area only minutes from shops, restaurants etc. area very nice, lovely old houses.
Got a reasonable rate for two night stay, given location. Hotel itself not a 3 star in my opinion, very basic. Shower small, no bath, wash hand basin in bedroom, holes in grouting, carpet frayed, blinds torn, old building so creaky floors and easy to hear every footstep above you. Shabby and could do with some updating. Seems to be popular with backpackers / students. However if you only need a clean bed to put your head on it is in such a good location you could forgive the rest, providing the price is right. Just don't expect any luxuries.
I found it adequate for a short stay meeting up with family and revisiting sights . OK if you're on a budget.
Staff friendly and helpful. I didn't have the breakfast as there was a great cafe only 2 minutes away which did a wonderful full English breakfast cheaper.
If I wanted a cheaper hotel to visit London I would consider staying again, primarily for the area and location.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

6-7 minutes walkable distance to the nearest tube station. Very helpful staffs. I expected my room for 2 to be pretty small but no, i was wrong. Fairly clean and well taken care of. Quiet remote area. Food is everywhere, particularly Halal cuisines if you are looking for some from Malaysian to American.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This was a let minute booking , but when we got there , they had no sign of the booking. They had me ring up and around to get reference numbers etc but still they had problems. In the end I got the room at the same rate. Average front desk staff.

The room was old and tired , bit comfortable. Bathroom light wouldnt stop flickering bit thats a minor. Rooms and corridoors a bit noisy , and outside traffic and revellers disturbed my sleep.

Location is good for Notting Hill etc. Easy to get to from M4/M3

Price was not bad for a double at short notice mid week - £69.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Umi hotel is quiet and comfy and a big room by London standards. The staff very helpful and the coffee was great. The bathroom was clean and the water was hot. The tube station is a short walk. Great place to stay. They provide tea and coffee and tv for comfort and a handy map of things to do. Great place

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Additional Information about Umi London

Property: Umi London
Address: 16 Leinster Square, Notting Hill - Bayswater, London W2 4PR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #792 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Umi London 3*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel with modern amenities overlooks a pretty garden square; near Kensington Palace, Portobello Road Market & Queensway Station. ... more   less 
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