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Hotel Olympia
Ranked #989 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Heidelberg
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Could be worse...”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in October. It was 159 pounds for 2 people to stay 3 nights without breakfast. We stayed in room 302 and although the room was miserably small and the walls paper thin I was happy that it was at least clean! The bathroom had been recently renovated and the bedding was all stain free. Thankfully I didn't take it off to see the mattress below! I wouldn't have been able to sleep on it if it had looked like the ones in other photos! The staff was friendly enough and the room was adequate if you just need a bed to sleep in and a shower to use. There is no lift and no air conditioning and the people beside us were very rude, constantly banging on the walls and smoking out their window. When we needed a taxi the front staff used what appeared to be a family car to take us to Victoria Station which was about 7 minutes away for 20 pounds. I'm not sure if this is a deal or hopefully those more informed can be aware of the situation and price before allowing the hotel to set up their transportation. I wouldn't stay here again but I wouldn't necessarily not recommend it. If you need somewhere relatively cheap you could look at it. I can vouch for room 302 being clean even if it is the size of a matchbox.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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South Cerney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Of all the places I`ve traveled around the world this has to be by far the most shocking!
Everything was wrong about it from broken beds to exposed carpet nails (see pictures)
The pillows were like rocks, bathroom was tiny and the walls slimy, I`d rather sleep in the tube station than stay in this armpit of London!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Property: Hotel Olympia
Address: 49 Earl's Court Square, London SW5 9BY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
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Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #989 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Olympia 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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