I definitely do NOT recommend this "hotel"! I believed all these good recommendations here and in their netsides and booked a room for 3 nighs. That was a big mistake which ruined my fist day in London.
Yes, so it was so awfully terrible that I could stay only one night (even we had to pay for a two nights) and change the hotel. In their webpage hotel promeses guietness, cleanliness and friendliness. Well i didnt get any of that. First, when we arrived, we werent sure if this is a hotel at all: there were no reseption, no one there to expect us. Then after waiting a while we got some worker to give us keys.
Hallway looked allready dupious plase. It looked messy and stinked like a paint. Whent we opened our room door, it was ok at first. Exept that they had left window open and it was fresking cold in there. I guess they didnt have any other airconditionsystem there. It didnt get much warmer after closing the window eather. It was the most terrible and coldest night in hotel, i've ever slept in! And i have experienced many hotels. And they all were cheaper that this one. Actually, i dont understand how this place can call itself a hotel. Hostel would be better.
Our "bathroom" was another thing that cant be called as a bathroom. There was just one big plasticbox in a corner of the room, that was put there afterwards. There were a toilet and a shower in about 1m2 area, so basically no room to move at all. It looked like the one you can see in boatcabins.
When went to sleep i noticed the roof where the painting which did not look so cosy anymore. Then the beds were oful asswell; my bed consisted of two old piled mattresses and sheet put on to make it look nicer. Allso noices from upstairs when someone flushed the toilet were horrible. It wasn't just the flush, but somekind of loud noice after flushing. Sounded like million rats were running around or something... (not really but sounded like that ;) ) But the coldness were the worst!
There was just one man to take care of the whole place, and could be seen. Like all many of the writers here i didnt get good impession about him. I have done customer servise work for a 6 yers now, i dont think this man knew mutch about it. He was maybe too laid back, so that he seemed to be careless. Sense of humour is a good thing but you cant treat customers like your friends. Also was he very curious and talkative that ii allready started to feel like he is trying to cover all the failings in his hotel. And he stopped to be friendly right after i told that we gonna stay only this one night. Im not gonna write his sentences here but just mention that I felt myself hurt of what he said to me.
I regret that i didnt take pictures to show you. I could recommend this hotel to someone who doesnt care about things i mentioned below. Maybe this place would be ok in a summer, but they have obviouskly not invested on customers who visit London in winter. Still, i dont think this is worth of 90£ as i got a lovely room a Lime Tree Hotel for 105£. They made our holyday there and we are very thankfull to the nice and friendly staff there... without speaking the lovely and WARM room. I can't recommend Lime Tree hotel enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lynton B&B Hotel is a small friendly centrally positioned bed and breakfast in the centre of London, sandwiched between the areas of Belgravia, Westminster (home to the Houses of Parliament ) and Pimilico, a very safe neighbourhood. The West End, Soho, Vauxhall Cross area, Oxford Street with its shops and most of London’s tourist attractions are all nearby. Within our vicinity you will find pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, post office and ATMs just to make your stay easier. The location is also a transport hub with Victoria offering the underground, main line trains, and coaches and of course is a terminus for many of London’s famous red buses. Gatwick Airport is just 35 minutes away with the Gatwick express and all of London’s major airports can be reached by coach or tube. We offer basic amenities; our rooms are simple, small and clean. Most rooms have small en-suite facilities, safes and a few rooms share facilities on the staircase. Each room has digital television just in case you become bored with visiting all that London has to offer, kettle, tea and coffee and we can provide hairdryers and irons on request. We also serve a full English breakfast and offer free WIFI. The hotel is run by me and my brother Simon, both born within 10 minutes from our location. ... more less
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