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“Doss house, to be avoided unless your only alternative is sleeping under a bridge.”
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Lindal Hotel
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Harrow
1 review
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“Doss house, to be avoided unless your only alternative is sleeping under a bridge.”
Reviewed 16 October 2011

Booked for a one night stay in Harrow. There was an online claim the joint had 3 stars, but on arrival, the AA sign had been covered in tape...so, no stars.
The building is situated just off the main road, and has a dangerous, unlit car park to the rear (2nd places out front). The interior decor looks as if it was new in 1957, and the walls adorned with faded boot-sale pictured, or nails.
To get to the room a journey of epic proportion was undertaken, involving climbing many stairs and moving through dim corridors, passing through propped-open fire doors! Some strange dirty bell jars containing who-knows-what were visible high up near one staircase.
The room had clean bedclothes, but the bed was a cheap metal framed affair with an uncomfortable mattress.
There was no central heating, only electric heaters which had rarely seen a cleaning cloth. Didnt risk switching them on...count see any electrical safety inspection stickers.
The bathroom was dirty, the shower curtain mouldy and the seals rotten and mildewed. The flooring was a nasty rubber thing cut roughly round the toilet sink and shower. It was all so unpleasant we avoided using the bathroom in the morning, preferring to visit McDonalds, where we had breakfast, rather than risk eating at the Lindal.
Some may say that a bed for 2 people for 55 pounds is reasonable in the capital, but this is 10 miles outside London. If its a choice between catching Pneumonia on a park bench or a bed at the Lindal, consider your options before booking.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2011

This is the first ever review i have left for anything. Im usualy very easy to please and dont pay too much attention to reviews. However this place is an absolute dive.
We booked as it was cheap and had parking. The first night we had to move rooms as when dark arrived the bed bugs came out, 100's of them! Add to this the shabby state of decoration and mould in every corner of the bathrooms.
One positive was the breakfast if your not put off before with all the dirt!
The AA 3* rating outside is covered with brown packaging tape for a reason.
This place needs closing down, do not stay here!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2011

i'm staying in this hotel at the minute,i'm considering leaving and sleeping in my van it's that horrible,theirs no covers on my pillows which are stained brown.mold and hair in the shower tray,flees jumping around on the floor,mold on the walls,no hotwater, stains in the toilet from the people that was here before,this place needs a health inspector it's horrendous!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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3 Thank Emily F
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DUDLEY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2011

The staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough to help, however the hotel needs a total refurb, it is the worst maintained hotel I have ever stayed in. When we turned up I thought oh no! It smelt, the paint was peeling off the Walls and there was numerous water damage and damp coming through the ceilings in all rooms. Our room: surprisingly it had had new carpet fitted and the bed bases looked new but that's the positives. The wardrobe was right against one bed and you could only get one arm in but that didn't matter anyway because there wasn't a single coat hanger in there to use. The walls were filled with filler which was still wet, the windows were filthy on the outside and the 'double glazing' had gone so each window was full of condensation between the glazing which never went, the bathroom floor felt like a trampoline and the laminate was cracking and the shower, well, yuk! It had thick black mould all over the door and the silver fittings were hanging off it. I didn't look inside because I would have had to touch the shower screen door! I would not recommend this hotel to anyone unless it gets a total refurb. Breakfast was ok and the location to the shops is good.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2011

This hotel was dirty the room that we stayed in looked like it had never been cleaned I felt if I went into the bathroom to get washed I would have come out more mucky.
It was a discusting place we had paid fir breakfast but we decided not to eat due to the place been that unclean.
I would advise everyone not to stay here it needs closing down.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Bournemouth, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2011

This Lindal Hotel should be closed down while a complete renovation takes place. It is disgusting & filthy and we couldn't wait to leave. We kept the windows open because of the smell. The shower was disgusting and we had to clean the soiled toilet before we could use it. There were stains and black mildew in and out of the shower and on the bedroom walls. Everywhere cobwebs, and black mildew, a bottle top in between the bed, tickets off clothing and a telephone directory in the bedside table from 2002 ! The ceiling was falling down in the dining room and in a dilapidated condition throughout. Dreadful noise and bumping around from upstairs rooms. We don't know how this hotel manages to stay open and wonder why the authorities don't close it down. We're surprised a hotel in this state could get a license to have guests. We originally booked the Comfort Inn with Expedia, then got a call 9.00 pm the night before to say we'd been relocated to the Lindal Hotel, Harrow in a £500 family room! There was no time left to do much about it, but we did find another hotel with rooms available, in the same area and good reviews but Expedia refused to relocate us.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2011

Run on a shoestring and boy does it show. The owners of this place should be ashamed of themselves. They will charge what they can get away with by taking advantage of northerners or foreigners going to wembley. Filthy inside and out. you have been warned.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lindal Hotel
Address: 2 Hindes Road, Harrow HA1 1SJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater London > Harrow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Harrow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Lindal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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