Back in 2012, when I first reviewed this place, I said I'd be back. I have returned in fact several times (which in itself speaks volumes) but this is the first review I've made since then.
I still occupy the same small front single room as then, which is still perfectly adequate for my needs. Nobody should doubt that the GLH is as old-fashioned and unmodernised as they come, but that is exactly one of the reasons I like it! I doubt any of the furniture or fittings is post 1970, the gloss paint includes probably half a dozen layers, but the place is clean, comfortable (snug is a good word for it), quiet and with friendly staff. If you want modern chrome and smoked glass with power shower and trouser press, go fish.
I slept well as I always do here - the situation is very quiet residential. My breakfast was good, though they STILL haven't cottoned on to my point of two years ago which is that it needs to be HOT rather than just warm. So I've reluctantly had to lose them a star. They have, however, reinstated the do-it-yourself toasters which I love, since I can get HOT (nb!) toast ad lib. It's also good to watch other guests nervously approaching the machines as if they were unexploded bombs. The range of comestibles (ahem) for breakfast is broad. They do you well. And my "waitress" was a charming friendly lass (from Oz?), quite unlike the old grump I'd had previously and who was the only reason I ever had cause to complain about the hotel.
I paid, I think, around £40. I still believe that excellent value. So the Terminator will return again.
(It doesn't apply to me who use train and tube to do The Smoke, but there is a very large private parking area out front).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 14 Room home-away-from-home B&B, less than 10 minutes' walk from Ealing Broadway station ( underground into central London 25-30 minutes; Heathrow Connect main line train less than 25 minutes) 9 en suite rooms and 5 basic rooms with washbasin sharing 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets). All rooms with tea/coffee and freeview TVs. Microwave in Breakfast room for guests to use for other meals. All rates include English breakfast / continental breakfast. Free off street parking. We pride ourselves on providing friendly and helpful service in a comfortable environment. ... more less
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