Excellent budget option
Posted Nov 4, 2016 on Hotels
If you are looking for a luxury option, or a spacious business hotel, The Windermere is not for you. But if you are on a budget, London can be difficult -- lots of tiny, dirty rooms to choose from, particularly around Warwick Way (a ten minute walk southeast of Victoria Station), which is full of old row houses converted into underwhelming hotels. There is little to distinguish The Windermere from the others from the outside, and admittedly the rooms are just as small. I'm tall and had particular trouble in the cramped bathroom, which was divided into two tiny booths (one a toilet with a mini sink, the other with the shower and another mini sink.)
What sets The Windermere is the maintenance, cleanliness, and service. Staff was attentive, always on duty, and immediately on top of any problems. (My toilet started running, and the owner was on top of it with a serviceman within a couple hours.) The room was spotless, the bed was comfortable, room service/breakfast was good and the TV had plentiful channel options. Importantly for someone on a business trip, the WiFi worked properly, and was included in the price.
Recommended for those on a budget that don't mind close quarters.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 20, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
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