Perfect location and great breakfast buffet BUT small rooms
24/11/2016 llee33, Seattle, Washington
The room: We had to move room 3 times for the 6 nights we were there and the last room we were moved to was extremely small. The first 2 nights we were in a small room #14, later in they move us to a ... more
The room: We had to move room 3 times for the 6 nights we were there and the last room we were moved to was extremely small. The first 2 nights we were in a small room #14, later in they move us to a room in an executive floor. The room is 3 times larger and is considered a suite although that size of that room would be considered a standard size in the US. After spending 2 nights in the larger room, the plumbing on the entire floor didn't work and it discharged a very unpleasant smell in to the rooms. Again, had to move to another room that's even smaller than the first one. You can only get on the bed from one side, to open the window you have to get on the bed, and you can't open your luggage unless it's laid on the bed. But we managed. However, regardless the size, all rooms were quiet especially the ones facing the back side of the hotel. The staff: since many of the staff if not all, are not British native, most are from Eastern Europe, reception wasn't warm. They're cold but professional. Except for one tall young man, I think his name is MICHAEL, whose customer service skill is of those Starwood hotels level. Second to none! We're very appreciative of everything he did for us.
The Location: Perfect location. 5 minute walk to the Lancaster tube station which is on the central line, 15 minute walk or a blink of an eye for a taxi ride from/to the Paddington station (one of the 3 major train stations in London), not to mention hotel is located in Hyde park area, prestigious and safe area. Only 3 stops away from Oxford Circus which is SOHO where you get food, shopping, nightlife and entertainment. We came home after midnight almost every night. It's safe. We're aware of the pick pocket and stuff, but that happens everywhere in big cities in every part of the world. Just be cautious, wear your money belts or hidden wallet, and keep your belongings in checked at all times then you'll be fine. We'll definitely be going back to this hotel again. Tips, we were told to avoid group of teenagers of young people under age. But we didn't see them at all on the Central line nor around the hotel (Hyde Park/Notting Hill area). less
Jurate R, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Mornington Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of our hotel. I am sure other travelers reading your review would appreciate the details description. I particularity appreciate you giving credit to Marius who made your stay very enjoyable. I have shared your wonderful review with Marius and he is thrilled with your feedback.
I have noted your comments about the size of the room. On your next visit do advise us that you are coming back and we will ensure that you will get the most spacious room in our hotel.
Once again, we very much appreciate your kind compliments and recommendation, and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back as a returning guest very soon.
Front Office Manager
12 LANCASTER GATE
LONDON W2 3LG