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“You pay for the location, the rest you grin and bear”
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New Dawn Hotel
Ranked #853 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Reviewed 29 July 2012

The good stuff. We were in London, day one of the Olympic games, and we walked in with no reservation, cash in hand, in central London, and got a private room for two people, with shower, for £22 each. Brilliant! The location is minutes away from local transport, and very very central.

The bad stuff. The 'bathroom' is literally a cupboard. You have a toilet, sink, and shower, all crammed into about 2metres squared. The water box on top of the toilet was leaking into the shower (it's so unbelievably crammed together that you can use the toilet and sink from standing inside the shower).

The room had two beds, both of which are very uncomfortable! You can feel the wire frame through the mattress, and it makes a lot of noise if ever you roll over or move at all on the bed.

The room has only two plug sockets, which are located in stupid positions in the room. There's a TV, which is impossible to watch due to where it's been added (last minute by the looks of it, just so they can say the room contains a TV) the viewing angle from the beds is horrendous.

The room contains a phone, from which I was expecting a wake up call at 8am, however it didn't work so we were woken up at 9am by a member of staff knocking at the door.

The room decoration is just a few random pictures on the wall, and an 'in case of emergency' sign, which contains some of the worst English in terms of grammar and spelling I've ever read, it's a good read though, something to cheer you up before you leave. But on a serious note, safety instructions should be clear as day.

My favourite thing, as in, the thing that was so disappointing it's almost funny; the breakfast. We were told it was a continental breakfast, so we're thinking bread, cheese, ham, coffee, orange juice, fruit, croissant, pain au chocolat, cereal, toast etc. the breakfast actually consisted of toast (with jam or butter), ginger biscuits, a cold boiled egg (inedible, AVOID) To drink, there's a choice between coffee, tea, and some form of acidic dilute orange juice, which honestly tastes like medicine. It's all served by one woman who speaks little English and doesn't appear all the friendly come 9:30am.

If you're looking for a cheap bed in a good location, then go for it, but expect nothing more.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank TomFox321
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

well what can i say , the outside looks passable , the inside wow !!!!! our room was on the dingy / dirty side of things i think it last saw a paint brush in the 80s , the laminated flooring was chipped and lifting , the curtains were a poor mans velvet that where the worst colour ( brown / green ). that didnt shut properly , the so called en suite was more like a porta potty with a cracked plastic sink with fag burns in it , and a shower that looked like it had never seen a cleaner !!!! the only decent thing was the bed linen was clean.
breakfast ( continental) was boiled eggs that had been cooked obviously at 8.00 and just left to stand and go cold, your other options were blocks of cheese, soggy custard cream biscuits and toast yumyum , would i stay there again NO !

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Stacey W
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We booked this 'hotel' for the wireless festival weekend. Would rather of slept under a tree in the park. The place was filthy!!!!! Mold on the light pull cord , shower cubical and curtain. Dirt and stains on the toilet and shower cubical floor. The 'bathroom' as they call it is no bigger than a porter loo, we were unable to shut the door when sat on the toilet! The mattress on the bed was dirty and covered in hairs! When we asked for a different room they told me all the rooms r the same, then had to ask for more towels and loo roll as there was not sufficient. asked also for a cleaning cloth and some cleaning products to clean the shower before we used it........ was given a towel....and a bottle of fabreeze!!!! had to laugh or could have cried! Very noisy in the hotel,doors slamming all night and sceaming and shouting from outside. We didnt even dare try the breakfast,if their kitchen is as filthy as the room. we understand the place was reasonably priced for london but we would expect at least clean accommodation.i would never ever stay there again and never recommend this to anyone!!!!! and to put the cherry on the top,when we returned to the hotel after checking in,paying and leaving our bags,we were told we didnt have a room! We told them we had as our bags were already in there. only good thing was the location.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank Nathan-Rosie
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

my daughter booked a twin room with a friend for one night over the wireless festival weekend. She never even lasted the night. It was disgusting. the smell hits you as you walk in, the staff hadnt a clue. you had to step over dirty linen to get to your room. this was a box with 2 revolting beds and a cupboard with a toilet and shower in. you couldnt close the toilet door because you couldnt sit down. the sink was in the shower cubicle. they chose to use the festival public toilets as they were cleaner. they went to reception and said they could not stay there as it was really awful. at no point were they offered any reinbursement. not fit for animals. and aparently they had the best room.yuck!

Room Tip: there are no good rooms.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank maria c
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

This is a ok hotel to stay at if you are mainly going to sleep there. The staff is nice and the rooms are clean. Our room was mainly 2 beds and a small bathroom, like those you find in caravans, and it was not possible to open the door in to the room 100% because one of the beds were in the way. I don't think this is so bad. The only negative thing in my opinion was that there were quite thin walls and you could easily hear people in the hallway and your neighbour rooms TV. + much traffic noice. Bring earpluggs! :) The location of the hotel is great. A few minutes walk from the underground and there is several resturants, shops and a cinema close to the hotel. I would definitly stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Ida1234
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

I arrived at this hotel for one night after booking on laterooms with availability in London very scarce. I was given the keys to a double room which was in the basement and smelled very damp and musty, the only window was a large skylight with no curtains. Room decor was very shoddy with paper hanging off the walls in parts, there was a small shower cubicle directly to the side of the bed and a sink in the room, there were two very narrow wardrobes about a foot from the end of the bed and a small television in a recess between these wardrobes. There wasn't enough space to fit anything else in the room and barely enough room to walk round the bed. I didn't want to sleep in such a damp environment, asked to see another room and was given the keys to a top floor single room. This was equally disappointing but was not damp, it had the narrowest bed I've ever slept on and no wardrobes - just hooks on the room door to hang stuff on. Decor was again very shoddy, the window banged with the wind until I wedged something in it, the shower was again another cubicle opening directly into the room, this had a light in it which didn't work so showering in the dark after closing the plastic concertina doors was an interesting experience. The shower mat was damp, presumably from the previous occupants. The room had a tiny sink right next to which was a multiplug extension lead providing power to an electrical heater and the TV which was again right next to the sink - I'm sure Health and Safety would have a field day in this one room alone. I have slept in nicer hostels than this. Nowhere near worth the price of £104.
Positives: Very close to tube station. Lots of restaurants in the next street, though I had to wait 10 minutes to get back into the hotel since the proprietor had looked the door and gone off to microwave his dinner (or at least that what he told me).

Room Tip: Choose a different hotel
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Just arrived this afternoon. Had booked through laterooms 2 weeks ago. The main reason i chose this particular hotel was that it was billed as having smoking rooms available. This was not the case. However, having got over that annoyance, we were directed to our cupboard! To call it a room would be a gross exaggeration. It looks like a cell and the toilet/shower cupboard is unbelievable, your knees are squashed behind the door if you manage to get the door shut. Unlikely i will manage a shower as the toilet overhangs the shower tray. I intend , to leave in the morning. Really disappointed.

Room Tip: Pick another hotel!
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank rentonraver
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Address: 95 Inverness Terrace | Bayswater, London W2 3JU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #853 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Price Range: £49 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — New Dawn Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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