I was traveling with my sister and only needed accommodations for two nights in the Victoria area - the location is the hotel's best feature. The rooms are small, which we were prepared for, but we felt like we were tripping over each other getting ready in the mornings. Our room was also on the top floor, which meant a lot of stairs to get to the room - luckily we were traveling with backpacks but I could imagine some serious struggles with a large suitcase. No area is particularly clean, so I was skeptical of the true cleanliness of the washroom. The beds were not comfortable, and earplugs are recommended to help block out the noises of people going up and down the stairs and opening and closing doors as well as the noise coming from the street. The breakfast is nothing special - cereal, yogurt, milk, white toast, coffee/tea and juice - though the juice machine wasn't working and we had to wait until someone went to the store to purchase juice in the morning. The front desk staff were nice, but not incredibly helpful. One morning I came downstairs to find the receptionist asleep at the desk and when he awoke he wasn't very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. The complimentary wifi is deceiving - only basic internet (only email access and messaging worked) was provided though you could purchase full internet access. Overall, it was okay for two nights, but we were so happy to leave and enjoy better accommodations at our next location. Only recommended for the budget traveler wanting a private room rather than shared hostel space.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dover is a hotel near Victoria Station in the heart of Central London offers quality inexpensive accommodation, where you can base your visit to London, whether it be for business or pleasure. At the Dover, our advanced booking rates offer a significant discount over our standard rates, so to get the best deal, always choose our Advanced Booking option. We are conveniently located near Victoria Rail, Underground and Coach Station (just 3 minutes walk), as well as the Gatwick Express for Gatwick Airport and other major transport links to provide easy access to all tourist and business areas. We’re also well located for shopping in Central London. We are within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Whitehall and Parliament Square, as well as the London Eye, River Thames and Westminster Abbey. With friendly staff, excellent service (free Wi-Fi for all guests – connect up to 4 devices per room!) and an ideal location, Dover Hotel is the perfect place to stay if you need a hotel near Victoria Station on your next visit to London. Please explore our site for more details and our discount rates, suitable for any budget, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. ... more less
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