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Garden View Hotel
Ranked #525 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
“You get what you pay for”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We had a room in the basement, tiny little thing. If you are looking for a hotel where you can spend some time, this is not the place for you. If you want somewhere to sleep and clean up before spending some time in London it works really well. The breakfast was not all that great, so be prepared to eat somewhere else, there is also no lounge area or anything like that.

However, it's clean, the staff was very helpful and lovely, it's really close to the underground station "Earl's Court" which made traveling super easy. It's quite a quiet neighborhood and the beds were good, perhaps a bit soft. This is not a hotel I would bring my family to, nor would I stay here for long, but for a 2-4 days visit, it suited my needs perfectly.

Room Tip: The basement was boring, but with really lovely airflow making it easy to get an okay temperature to...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

good location ,good view -- but the bathroom very small -no a/c , poor brecfast - staff v nice---- i like this hotel ,its so lovely and nice location like center to london city ------------------------

Room Tip: rooms in front of garden
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Tequesta, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I have to start by saying the location was perfect. We were just a few blocks away from the tube. We were also just a few blocks away from a great street that had everything on it! Every restaurant that you could imagine, grocery store, wine & beer store, and a launderette. The hotel itself was just ok. No air conditioning, pretty sorry breakfast offering, and small rooms. The front desk staff was very nice though.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Small, as in shoe-box ... claustrophobic if that's what budget gets you in London. I'd say pay a bit more and get a 'real hotel'. The bathroom was the size of a closet with bi-fold doors on it. Toilet on left, sink in middle, shower on right and yes, it did have bi-fold doors on it. You had to move away from the toilet to the shower to do the necessary with the tissue as just no space, and we are not large people at all. It was absolutely necessary to keep the window open for air all the time as it was difficult to breathe otherwise as it was very warm in London at the time. Wi-fi was a hit and miss. If you like a place you can go back to for an hour to freshen up and relax before heading out to dinner, this is not the place for you. We knew it would be small, but this place is mico small.

I have to say the staff were polite except in the breakfast room where they refused to give me a cup of coffee to start my day even though it was 10 mins before they should be closing !!

Our room was clean and the bed fairly comfortable, so for that we were thankful. It was a good location Sadly, 'we' won't be making a return visit.

Room Tip: Can't imagine there being a good room in this place.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Clean quiet budget hotel situated on quiet sqare behind the hustle and bustle of Earls Court....I had 1st floor balcony single room with tea + coffee, strong power shower, safe....room and bathroom clean comfortable and well decorated....bed a little soft....could open balcony windows at night-time for air....would stay here again....safe, quiet budget hotel for single lady....

Room Tip: Bed a little soft.....but otherwise clean, bright and well decorated....
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and staff at front desk were very helpful. The rooms are small but you are only in them to sleep. The ensuite was basic but clean and had recently been updated although the shower curtains are a nuisance as they allow the bathroom floor to get very wet. The rooms were too warm but the window opened onto the park which was a great view.
The breakfast is very basic, no frills but enough to start the day - Cereal, toast, juice, tea and coffee. The lift is extremely small and there is only one which makes getting out in the morning difficult if you are mobility challenged.
Underground station a 5 minute walk away and it was easy to get to the sights of London. Earl's Court road has shops with restaurants, a couple of pubs and everyday items. Only one stop to the hop on hop off bus.

Room Tip: Ask for room overlooking the park. View great and the windows open.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Preston, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This hotel was cheap and with the promise of free wifi and a continental breakfast included in the price we thought we'd give it a go. We were "lucky" enough to get a garden view room meaning we had to either bake in our room, or put up with a lot of noise and cigarette smoke as there is no AC and London has been very hot. There seem to be crowds of people who hang around at night and as our room was almost right above the entrance, we had to put up with smokers sitting on the steps. The windows aren't double glazed so even with the windows closed we could still smell the smoke.
The breakfast was NOT a continental breakfast. Rice crispies, cornflakes or museli and toast, is not a continental breakfast. The milk tasted off as did the butter.
I also did not like or understand why we had to leave our key at reception when we left the hotel. There are safes in the room but it still felt very unsecure. The bathroom was tiny and the shower space was laughable. The toilet roll was the cheapest money can buy and almost not fit for purpose. The wifi is hit and miss too which isn't particularly helpful.
The staff are very polite and friendly, and the curtains are black out ones which helps somewhat, but other than that, I have nothing good to say about it. It certainly isn't worth the price we paid (on arrival?). The hotel is also very clean (aside from the opened condom packet that was on our balcony which we aren't allowed on).

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Garden View Hotel
Address: 29-31 Nevern Square, London SW5 9PE, England (Formerly Terstan Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
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Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #525 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden View Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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