We stayed here last weekend and although we weren't in the hotel for long, we had a good experience. When we checked in the receptionist asked if we'd stayed before, we said we hadn't. She then told us she would upgrade us from the classic room we had booked to a superior room. Great! It had a massive king size bed, which was very comfortable, with plenty of feather pillows. There was not too much noise from the street and the curtains were dark enough, although not quite as dark as I would have liked.
The bathroom was a good size, clean, well-stocked with the nik-naks you hope will be in there (like the toothbrush you forgot, etc), and the shower very good. My only niggle with the bathroom was the drop from the bath to the floor as you got out of the shower.
In the morning we found a sheet of paper pushed under our door to say they knew we hadn't used the mini-bar so we could do 'Speedy Check Out'; we just signed the paper and handed the keys and paper over to reception and left. Very handy.
All in all in was a very pleasant stay, a good quality hotel and great service. The only thing that stops me giving it 5 stars was the fact that the hotel was boiling!!! I was seriously sweating inside our room and despite the fact that the hotel website says there is air conditioning we couldn't find it in our room.
One other curiosity about the hotel, just for your information, is the lift. It took us a while to work it out (we went all the way up to the sixth floor and back before getting to our floor) - the buttons are outside the lift, there are none inside. You push the floor you want and a screen tells you which lift to get into (A,B,C or D), you get in the lift and it takes you there. Weird!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Melia White House hotel was built in 1936 and was originally launched as The White House luxury apartments. The hotel’s building still preserves its architectural value as a prime example of art décor style in late 1930s. After a recent refurbishment, guests can now have a more pleasant and unique experience when sating in London. This 4-star deluxe hotel includes 581 rooms, 112 apartments, 9 meeting rooms, 2 restaurants and a bar including a terrace, fitness centre and an executive lounge. The hotel’s unique location, award winning food offering and true passion for service will make of your stay in London a pleasant and unique experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia White Hotel
- Sol Melia London
- Melia White House London