Great value, but needs updating
Posted Jan 1, 2017 on Hotels
The location on this hotel is AMAZING, right next door to the Bvlgari and only 2mins to Harrods, in the heart of Knightsbridge. For the area, this hotel is an absolute STEAL on price. The staff is SUPER FRIENDLY and generous with chocolates, fruit, nuts, cookies, and water bottles. Our room had a blowdryer, towel warmer, pants press, mini fridge, shampoo and conditioner. Only two towels were provided; washcloths, hand towels, and a bath mat would've been nice, and had we asked, I'm sure we could've gotten at least another few towels. Our room was small (not uncomfortably so) and even larger than our room at the Le Meridien a few nights later. The windows open and we had a view of Hyde Park, just one block back. Breakfast was included and delivered punctually to the room with eggs, toast, granola or a full English option. Not the best food, and since the hotel is run by (and seems to cater to) Arabs, the bacon and sausage were turkey, but free is nice. The room itself desperately needs some TLC. Clean enough until we slid the bed over a bit and found pistachio shells, and wrappers. There were some mildew stains in the bath/shower but smelled freshly bleach-cleaned, and the window glass was cracked. Sheets and towels were clean and unstained, and no bugs. Street noise and hallway noise weren't bad. With a fresh coat of paint, new carpet, and new appliances, they could probably charge double. For now, if you don't mind shabby, you can't beat the price.