This budget B&B hotel is probably ok for a single person or for 2 people only. The location is excellent, close to Victoria Station, with plenty of bus and underground stops, great pubs and restaurants nearby, walking distance to Buckingham Palace. It is a very safe area. The price was affordable for London standards (£412 for 3 nights, quad room). We stayed in a quadruple/family room (1 double, 2 single beds) (2 adults and 2 teenagers) in the lower ground (basement with a street-facing window). The window does not open completely and there is no circulating air so it was a bit uncomfortable but not suffocating since the weather was pleasant in July. Quite a bit of street noise since we had to keep the window open all night. Only way to move around the beds is sideways. A diminutive foldable piece of wood nailed to the wall serves as night stand (you can only put a pair of glasses and a small book on it). The beds are somewhat saggy. Being a B&B, towels are changed every 3 days but there is only 1 peg, so most of our towels sat on the bed mildewing all day. I asked for fresh ones and the reception person complied. Good thing we were traveling with small carry-ons since there are no chairs or benches, so suitcases have to go under the beds or piled up under a small counter, on top of which there is a rack with 4 hangers serving as a "closet", and another tiny counter sits by the window with enough room for an electric kettle and 3 cups. The bathroom is tiny but water pressure and temperature were great and it has an exhaust fan for ventilation. The bathroom is cleaned every day. The oldish and threadbare carpet smelled musty and mildewed. My husband and kids did not think that the accommodations were that bad (thus the Average rating) but I felt I was in an airplane cabin where you have to watch around you before you turn and maneuver. The room also has a smallish TV, no phone, free WiFi with password. The front desk person was pleasant but seemed hurried to get me out of his way. The breakfast attendant, however, was lovely and courteous. Breakfast consisted of a selection of cereals, toast with butter, jelly, peanut butter and tea or instant coffee, and bananas/apples/oranges. Too cramped for 4 people, not pleasant to come back and relax after hours of walking, but price and location were winners.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the core on Warwick Way in London Victoria, Bakers Hotel, a Bed & Breakfast Hotel, is within easy walking distance of major attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and St James Park and Green Park. Our clean and comfortable rooms are serviced everyday. Our ensuite and standard rooms are furnished and equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, hair-dryers, flat-screen TV's, central heating, hot water and complimentary shower gels. he hotel is conveniently accessible from all London airports including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Luton and Stansted including Gatwick Express, National Express, Greenline Coach and London Underground services. Excellent transport links make getting around London simple. Victoria, Pimlico and Sloan Square Stations are minutes walk away - access to train, underground, bus & coach services enable travel to famous attractions and landmarks such as Oxford Street, Harrods, & the London Eye easy and quick. Bakers Bed & Breakfast Hotel is suitable to all price conscious visitors who require a "home away from home" including couples, families, single travellers, friends and groups of students and even the business traveller. We offer comfortable budget accommodation in the central of London, complimentary breakfast, easy access to major attractions, points of interest and shopping destinations, including 24 hrs reception, free wi-fi access, free luggage storage and ironing facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bakers Hotel London