I stayed here with my partner as we were attending a gig in Brixton and needed someone to crash near Victoria for the trains the next day.
The welcome wasn't brilliant - I think the guy on the reception desk could learn how to smile and not demand "PASSPORT" in his first sentence. He wasn't hostile however, and ultimately was helpful about where Pimlico tube station is, the quiet local pubs versus the noisy ones etc.
We could only get a triple room for the two of us. Wow, it was small! There is barely any floor space at all, which didn't bother us as it really was just a place to crash.
The room was clean but sweltering hot - even with the window open the heat didn't really seem to diminish.
At check in we'd asked for a room at the back - none were available. The noise from the road was present for the whole night - not great, but not the fault of the hotel.
Everything in the bathroom was clean and functional.
The breakfast was very reasonable - it's continental style, with plenty of everything.
The free wi-fi is a nice touch.
All told I can happily recommend this hotel as a place to crash when you want to keep costs to a minimum in central London.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lidos Hotel is a short walk from Victoria Railway and Underground Station, providing excellent access to all areas of the city. Conveniently, there is a bus stop in front of the hotel, served by a regular bus service to Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, China Town and Oxford Street. The hotel is within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Tate Britain Gallery and the Apollo Theatre. The hotel is surrounded by plenty of restaurant, cafe and pub choices as well as two nearby supermarkets. The hotel is also within easy reach of the River Thames and Downing Street. All rooms are comfortably furnished, with ensuite facilities, LCD TV and a work desk. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. An inclusive continental breakfast is offered to all guests. We have welcoming and friendly staff to cater for all your travel needs and can provide you with any information you may require during your stay. There is a 24 hour reception so guests may arrive at anytime. Guests have the possibility to store their luggage both before check-in and after check-out. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lidos Hotel London