Good hotel but could have been better
29/07/2015 NuclearSynthesis, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
A friend and I stayed at this hotel over the weekend for a mini holiday in London. The hotels website said the nearest tube station was a 10 minute walk away, maybe a 10 minute fast 'london style' wal... more
A friend and I stayed at this hotel over the weekend for a mini holiday in London. The hotels website said the nearest tube station was a 10 minute walk away, maybe a 10 minute fast 'london style' walk but it was more like 20 for us.
We booked in advance so got a good price. The hotel was clean and the room was good, small but not too small, beds relatively comfy and the showers had one of those rain style heads which was lovely.
The first morning we ordered room service breakfast, I presumed we would pay for this downstairs when we went out for the day but the waiter just stood in our room while I had to fish around for some cash in my PJ's! We did get it half price though because apparently we didnt order much.
One of the days it was raining heavily, so we asked at reception for a taxi number. The guy called a taxi for us but when it arrived it seemed to just be a bloke with a car. No 'Taxi' written on it and no taxi license plate on the back. It also chucked us out at some traffic lights and told us to hurry up when we were taking a while to find change because the lights had gone green again! Bit concerning for anyone travelling on their own.
We also tried the hotels restaurant. For most of our meal it was empty apart from my friend and I, no music so no atmosphere at all. A couple of the dishes we asked for were unavailable. There had been a function on the night before so I presume that was why. No drinks menu either so I just had to order 'a glass of red wine' and hope for the best! Food was good though, very tasty, just a shame about the atmosphere.
Overall the stay was good, hotel was quiet, didn't get woken in the night at all. Lift could do with a good service, makes some strange noises!
Would stay again if I couldnt find anywhere cheap enough closer to a tube station. less