Good location for Expo and excellent staff but rather poor rooms
26/11/2016 Humanitarian-Loggie, London, United Kingdom
This was the closest hotel I could book to Expo at short notice. I had asked for a double bed which I was given, but there were two additional single beds in my (thankfully larger than average) corn... more
This was the closest hotel I could book to Expo at short notice. I had asked for a double bed which I was given, but there were two additional single beds in my (thankfully larger than average) corner room. I had to use the two spare beds to keep my clothes as there was no other storage space except for one small hanging area. The room was so cramped that I had to sit on the bed to use the small work desk as I could not fit the chair into the gap. I then had to crawl under the desk to fumble with the heating controls. At least the bed was comfortable.
Excellent shower, some toiletries and a hairdryer. I started with a good number of towels which were gradually removed as my stay progressed, until I asked for more from the housekeeping staff. One small bath towel is not enough when I want to dry myself and my hair!
Free wifi and the internet connection was not too bad at all.
Breakfast buffet is quite good but there is no restaurant for lunch/dinner. Fortunately there are some reasonable restaurants within a very short walk (although some are closed on Mondays). There is a small public area on the ground floor with internet access and some sort of drink serving arrangements,
The reception staff were very good indeed, especially in wrestling with the appalling Brussels radio-taxi services.
My main complaint is the price for the rather poor accommodation, but I guess one pays for the location.
I am told there is a height restriction on the hotel parking, while on street parking is free only until 09:00 - worth knowing if you are an exhibitor at Expo with a van. less