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The Ventures Hotel
Ranked #991 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Reviewed 5 April 2012

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We chose this hotel because my parents wanted to drive into London, and we were coming to London by train, getting into Paddington, this ticked the 'Paddington' and 'parking' boxes. We stayed 4 and 3 nights respectively
OK so it's not luxury, but at the price we paid we weren't expecting luxury. The rooms were clean, and serviced daily, with fresh towels. They were a little on the snug side perhaps but we didn't go to London to stay in our hotel all day, so it was adequate for our needs.
The breakfast was amazing, freshly cooked full English, with as much cereal, toast and tea as we wanted.
I would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Me and 5 friends had booked 3 twin rooms here, with 3 of us booking the 3 rooms individually through lastminute.com. On the morning of travelling down I couldn't find my confirmation e-mail so I decided to phone the hotel. They told me I wasn't registered on the system and to phone up lastminute. I was told by lastminute that my booking was confirmed and they'd phone the hotel for me. When they got back to me they said the hotel booking system was down but they'd get back in touch with them within the hour. To cut a long story short, all 3 rooms had been "double booked" and the hotel was to try and find us another hotel. They didn't. We spent a lot of time trying to book another one. An absolute nightmare. Ironicaly, I found my booking confirmation while I was on the phone to the hotel first time around!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

How can I get started...!!!
Once you enter this hotel you would smell a terrible sausages smell that would make you feel like throwing up.

I stayed there for 13 nights with friends, 2 double rooms and 1 triple.

My room was average, had a large double bed, a couch, a TV, an extremely small closet, a kettle that doesn't work, a heater that was too hot to the extent that we used it as a drier so that things would dry in no time, the bathroom was tinny as well without shampoo or soap, only toilet papers.

Another double room was sooo small, my friends couldn't move around, the bathroom wall wasn't totally connected to the ceiling so there was an area that had a void, there was no bathtub just a shower and the water would flow inside the room.

the triple room was small as well, it had 2 or 3 desks inside, no idea why??? the 3rd person was sleeping on a mat put on the floor, and it was next to the storage room, so they could hear the staff moving around them all the way.

Every time somebody walks around or climb the stairs you would hear him/her. The walls are too thin so you always hear noise.

For breakfast, we had the same food the whole trip, eggs, cereals, jam, butter and bread. They wouldn't serve enough bread for the seven of us, they would throw the plates in our faces, and yell at us if we ask for more bread or ask if our food will arrive soon.

The only good thing about this hotel is the location, and personally my room was good, but i have been in 3 stars hotels in other European countries and they were way more better

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

The hotel is easy to find and in a good location for basic shops and close to a tube station to get to the rest of London easily. Upon entry we were greeted kindly by a warm reception that was clean and bright with a charming recepionist that was very friendly. I shared a twin room with one other on the very top floor which was accesable via a narrow spiral staircase which wasn't an issue for us. The room was extremely clean and rather large with comfy clean beds and a nice view over the street. The bathroom was small though and the door was a sliding door which appeared to be a converted closet but again was clean. The room came with a small modern TV and enough electrical outlets for us. The dining room was dated in decor but served your basic English breakfast which was cooked well. I would recommend for young people and those wanting a short break.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

First of all this is no way a hotel. I think they should change their name to hostel!!! The room i got was really small....after keeping my cabin baggage i had no space to move. In the washbasin there were 2 separate taps for hot & cold water.... extremely hot water in the hot water tap & extremely cold in the cold water tap..... so how do i mix these while washing hands!!! Small, smelly fridge which wasnt used for years. As i dont eat bacon, the only option i had in breakfast was fried eggs.
However, there were some positives. Really near to Egdward road & Oxford street so lots of restaurants & departmental stores nearby. Cheapest rooms in that area.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Husain A
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

Excellent value, reasonably good rooms and facilities, very friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast (not cooked on Sunday). Our rooms were spacious, clean and ideal for a weekend break.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 12-20 Sussex Gardens | Marble Arch, London W2 1UL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #991 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Price Range: £52 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Ventures Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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