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“Ok for one night”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Olympia

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Hotel Olympia
Ranked #1,002 of 1,090 Hotels in London
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Ok for one night”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Room very clean but definatly too small for two people. No lift and no air con. Very uncomfortable if you are staying in a really hot day, like us. It's cheap, ok for one night in London .
Location was good,only a few minutes walk to station.
Pillows were quite hard and making tea in the thin plastic cups didn't taste too good.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

The romm is in basement. This is my first time to stay in basement room in a hotel. It is definitely not three star hotel. The sidewalk is just beside the small above ground window. You can see people’s feet walking by through the little windon. It is nosiy and hot. The hotel should tell people they will stay in basement room when they book the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

On the positive side, the location is great, close to the tube, on the corner of a leafy square & near a clutch of shops, pubs & restaurants. The room was clean, with en suite, hair dryer, soap, clean towels & bed linen & the room cleaned daily. The staff were good & the cost cheap for London. However, there is a reason for the lower price, the room was very shabby & TINY with just a strip of floor space at the bottom & one side of the bed. (The other side of the bed was against the wall.) the furniture was cheap & ricketty & the paintwork grubby. No air conditioning meant it was extremely uncomfortable in the heat, though it did have a radiator so presumably it'd be warm in winter. If you're on a tight budget & can put up with cramped, shabby conditions then it's fine, but if you want a bit more comfort look elsewhere but be prepared to pay a lot more.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Teignmouth
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

The staff here, particularly Disha and Valy, should be working in a 5 star hotel - they are the best hotel staff we have ever come across! They couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome, and were so helpful at all times.
The room was pretty dreadful. Drab and way too hot (no air conditioning), dirty curtains, stained carpet and the tiny loo stank of stale cigarette smoke.
The bed was comfy, though there were strange paint stains on the covers.
There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the room, but a hot drink dispenser is in reception. However, you get 'whitener' to put in your drink which is foul stuff, and should be thrown to the back of Room 101 forever more!!
I really feel for the staff because they are truly exceptional. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't have stayed for more than 5 minutes, but because of them, we stuck it out for two nights.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

I stayed here for one night on a leisure trip to London. I have had my share of bad, smelly hotels in London and in other places, but this one really takes the cake! I was almost afraid to touche the bed and the smell of new paint and mold made my throat dry.

That said, the place is cheap and in a really convenient location, so it can be used as a place to crash for a night, if you don't mind sleeping with your clothes on.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

I was travelling in London and booked a budget hotel, which appeared to be Olympia Hotel at Earls Court Square. The building itself was already a big disappointment the closer I was getting to it. The small reception had few staff in it, all gents but in spite of that I had to carry my suitcase on my own to climb the stairs. The room was tiny, TV didn't work, it definitely needed refurbishing and bed had torn mattress on the side and it looked as if it was burnt. Shower was the best part though. Would never book a room there if knew what was going to expect me there.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Great Malvern
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Stayed at this hotel last weekend for the FA Cup final. Weren't bad for 1 night. Turned up at the hotel at 1 pm knowing we asked to book in at 2 pm. They allocated us a room straight away. Not much view from the bedroom, but the beds were sleep able, Bathroom was up to standard. Happy with just staying there 1 night. Not a long walk from Earls court Tube station!

For the price you pay as well you can imagine staying in a HILTON HOTEL! You pay for what your are given.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Olympia
Address: 49 Earl's Court Square, London SW5 9BY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #1,002 of 1,090 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Olympia 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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