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1 Lexham Gardens
Ranked #909 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Jessheim, Norway
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“Very good value for money”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Spent 3 nights in may 2014 with my wife, daughter and her girlfriend (they're in the 20's).
Pleasantly surprised as the location was excellent, just a few minutes' walk from Earl 's Court tube station and close to shops, pubs and som good restaurants.
The rooms (we had two) was small but clean and perfect for our needs as we just wanted to shower and sleep and was out for the rest of our stay. Breakfast in the dining room was good enough; cereal, fruit, toast and eggs. What more do you need??
Helpful and friendly staff at reception and friendly service in the dining room made ​​this short holiday very good and we will definitely reccomend this place.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Skelleftea, Sweden
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

A nice budget hotel a nice walk down from Clouchester Road Station. Nearby is a Sainsbury supermarket. Clean hotel with OK breakfast. You pay £1 extra for 24hour wifi. Its a little bit to close to a big road so its a bit noicy (earplugs was a hit).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The hotel was clean and great value for the price. The staff were always super friendly and it was generally a great stay for me and my partner. Looking forward to my next London trip - Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

I work stay in London 3 nights a week , every week, and am used to staying in the cheaper style of hotel and not much shocks me!

I was pretty impressed upon arrival. Nice Victorian Façade, lovely looking lounge area and dining room. Things took a dive the second I went to check in. The receptionist barely even looked at me, asked for my passport and glared suspiciously at it, gave me a room card and told me she needed a £5 deposit on the card. I stat I didn’t have any cash on me so she asked for my credit card, which again she started at without seemingly doing anything with it. So after this happy start I went to get in the lift where I waiting and nothing happened after pressing the button twice, so started up the stairs with my heavy case.

As I say, I am used to cheap rooms so I wasn’t that troubled to find a very very small room up a set of internal stairs. The single bed was in the corner with a flat screen tv at the end of the bed on the wall. There was plentiful coffee and tea the cordless kettle did not seem to belong on its base, and wobbled, although it did work. The bathroom seemed to belong to an entirely more cheerful room, tiled and done out nicely with plenty of products and a couple of clean white towels.

The outlook from the window was truly dismal. A large pipe ran along the window ledge providing a constant background noise of gurgling water. And then the real noise started. I had wondered what the locked cupboard door was for, and then when the high pitch whirring sound started and the clunk click of a heavy door. It transpires the works door to the lift is in my room. Oh crumbs I thought, but I had ear plugs with me and was knock out tired so thought it would all be ok. And indeed it was all ok, until about 12.30am when I awoke to a hot itchy feeling on my arm. I got out of bed and had a look. I had 3 small round red blobs a couple of inches up from my right wrist. I took a piriton and then started taking my bed apart to find out what had bitten me. My window was closed due to the big pipe noise so I knew nothing had come in. I knew then that it could only be one thing….. BED BUGS. As I could not find a creature to squash and present to reception I put the sheet back over the mattress and slept on the duvet cover on the floor.

6am the next morning my arm is livid itchy, and I am not a happy customer. But I need to get to work. That morning at work I phoned and spoke to a very helpful man on reception who said he would call out the pest people to have a look. Without prompting he said he would give me another room. Good stuff, I thought. Then I started worrying about all my clothes etc in the infested room, so asked him to move all my stuff too, and he agreed he would.
Later on I worried that I would get to the hotel and none of the above would have happened and I would be sleeping with the bed bugs again. By this point my arm was up like a big pink balloon and throbbed like it had its own pulse. So I phoned again and spoke to the same young man, who volunteered that the pest control had been to the room and had put some “medicine” in the room. He also informed me that they had discovered one “adult” bed bug, in my bed. Shudder…………..

Anyway, I couldn’t move hotels as this one was paid for so it was back to Lexham Gardens with my big fat red itchy hot arm. Upon arrival I see the hostess with the mostess from yesterday on reception again. I told her I was moving due to bed bugs in my previous room. She did not apologise or even look at me, just handed me a card for a room on the 4th floor and told me all my stuff had been moved.

And, indeed it had, which was nice. So I ended up in a loft room with a radiator on full blast which I couldn’t switch off, a window that wouldn’t stay open so I had to lodge a mug in it, a bathroom with no blind at the window and work men outside it on the scaffolding so I had to put my suitcase in front of it, and a tv which only had shopping channels programmed into it (although this was rectified the next day).

All that asides, I would still have stayed here every week because it’s so close to my work, fairly cheap, and room number two was big enough, there was plenty of tea coffee and bathroom products, plentiful hot water, and it was relatively quiet. Another plus was the breakfast, bread, cheese, jams, boiled eggs and beans, with a big basket of fruit.

But, as I had to take time out of work to attend an urgent care centre for my inflamed arm and also either chuck out or boil my clothing I had with me once I got home I would never ever stay here again. It simply is not worth risking getting bitten, but worse still, taking the bugs home with you and getting an infestation in your house.

It was a horrible experience which could have been a really winner with me. This isn’t a case of attention to detail, it’s an out and out health hazard.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Roaches - millions of them - rude staff except for the overnight guy, a flooded toilet (even after the repair man showed up) and no shower curtain for the very low showers. I'd never go back. The only thing this hotel was good for was the unbelievable stories that my sister and I could tell about it once we arrived home.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

I had a trip to London this March. I didn't reserve a room beforehand. So I was looking for a chip Hotel with good location from the center of London. I have watched a few Hotels in Kensington&Chelsea. In this region the Hotel Lexham was the most chip with very good location near 2 center underground lines. Reception could check in me immediately. So I decided to stay in this hotel. I had a room at the 4th floor. It was double room with 2 bads, small bathroom. There wasn't a refrigerator but there were tea and coffee with hot water. The room was clean but not so clean as you hope. There was a breakfast very morning with sandwiches and tea/coffee/orange juice.
This is good Hotel, not expansive in central of London. Just to spend the night the hotel is ideal.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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London
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

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Property: 1 Lexham Gardens
Address: 1 Lexham Gardens | Kensington, London W8 5JL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
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Hotel Class:3 star — 1 Lexham Gardens 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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