We had a two night stay at the beginning of December, when the hotel was apparently at 100% occupancy and had Christmas parties and/or weddings happening on both evenings. Despite this, it didn't feel crowded and didn't impact the service. There was potential to spoil the weekend as they had originally put us in a twin room rather than a double (presumably due to the high occupancy rate) but once we had pointed out that it was our engagement celebration and therefore had specifically booked a double room, there were no arguments and we were put into a double after all, with the added bonus of a breakfast thrown in. In addition, we returned to our room on the second evening to find that they had provided a chocolate cake for our engagement, which I thought was a lovely touch.
The room was in the new wing, so nothing particularly out of the ordinary, but spotlessly clean and wonderfully comfortable bed (the sheets were almost strokable!). The main attraction of the hotel, however, was the historical part so we spent breakfast in the "Booking Office", an hour in the spa in the basement, and then went on the tour of the hotel (free to guests) before sitting in the bar admiring the surroundings. The staff were excellent, answering any questions we had - couldn't have asked for more.
Overall - definitely recommended!
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"Basic but very good value,clean and comfortable."
Lovely fluffy towels Glad I booked through Expedia as all the extras were included!!! Didn't matter that no breakfast. Could get coffee and snacks but wonderful cafe just below Hotel -Cafe Cappadocia that did wonderful breakfasts and was a Bistro also for meals.What was amazing was how quiet it was as Greys Inn Road is so busy. Useful bus stop opposite hotel for station and also for 45 to Camberwell!!!Can thoroughly recommend We shall be back !!
For somewhere near central London this is pretty good value for money. The staff are friendly and attentive and the included ample breakfast was fine in the nice little conservatory at the back of the main guesthouse. I guess the place is a bit rattly and old with no frills, and vibrates a bit when a train goes past on the adjacent line(!) but at least it's clean and warm and secure. I would stay here again when travelling on a budget.
Lovely contemporary hotel on the doorstep of the Tower of London. Close to 3 tube stations, so most of London was accessible.
Room was perfect, big comfy bed, clean and everything there that u would need.
Only slight gripe.....we tried to check in slightly early which fair enough couldn't do, so we were told it wud b ready in an hr, so we headed off for some food. We returned over an hr and a half later (well after check in time) and our room was still not ready, so we had to wait around for a bit.
Other than that, it was a great stay and we wud stay again.
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