I ignored other reviews I had seen about this hotel as I thought 'How bad can it be?'. I rather wish I hadn't with hindsight!
My friends and I were in London for an event and stayed in a triple room on a Saturday night for £120. To be honest, I wish we'd forked out the extra pennies for a Travelodge.
The location was pretty good as the hotel is close to the underground and also a 15 minute walk from Paddington Station.
We arrived at about 15.00 and were given the 'last room' which was 503. The gentleman on reception offered us a look at the room before checking in officially. The room was very disappointing. It was in the basement and did not smell good but as we were only there for one night, and it was too late to find another hotel before we had to go to our event at 17.00, we accepted the room.
Whilst getting ready we noticed that one of the windows in the room was wedged open with a coat hanger and there was no latch on the window to shut it securely so we had to tie it shut with a hair band.
The en suite was clean and the shower was hot however the bathroom was so small that none of us could sit on the toilet properly as there was very limited leg space (I'm 5'3"!). You also had to open the shower door before you entered the bathroom as you physically couldn't get into the cubicle with the bathroom door shut.
We arrived back to hotel at approximately 01.00 after the event we attended had finished. The beds were okay despite the bedding looking rather tatty. Unfortunately, I did not sleep at all during the night due to loud scratching and scrabbling noises which I thought were coming from outside the window but, upon further investigation, were actually coming from behind an internal wall. The scratching and scrabbling noises continued throughout the night.
I am unable to comment on the breakfast as we decided to leave at 08.00 in the morning as we had had enough.
Obviously I only have experience of one room in this hotel but based on my experience I would strongly recommend paying attention to the reviews and avoiding this hotel. It was certainly not worth anywhere near the amount we paid for room despite the good location. I would not stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Queens Hotel London