Dover Hotel

42-44 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RG, United Kingdom
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DOVER Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 19, 2014

Dover Hotel is a two star hotel near Victoria station, we arrived there by train after midnight so we needed something in walking distance from the station (it's only 5' away) as we would stay in London only for 2 full days(may 2014).
£105 (128euros) per night for a double room (w/ shared toilet) was on the expensive side for what the hotel offers but of course the other options were extremely higher in the center of London. They have single and double rooms (ensuite or with shared toilet or with shared bathroom), triple and family rooms. There are 3 floors with no elevator, so you have to climb the tight and steep stairs (pic 3). Obviously not a good option for disabled, not even for someone that has a suitcase, we didn’t care that much as we had backpacks only.
Free Wi-Fi everywhere in the hotel but I had trouble accessing specific sites!

Room (pic 1):
The room was tiny but our friends had another double which was even smaller so we felt ok, our room was facing the backside while the other had a street view.
Our room had the basics, a small tv, a closet and a small office with mirror. The coffee/tea maker was a good surprise with plenty of coffee/tea bags and some milk. There was no safety box.
The bed was old but fairly comfy with mediocre mattress and 2 pairs of pillows that were ok.
The shower was small (pic 5) and only a curtain for privacy but at least there were some soaps and hot water was always available. The shared bathroom/wc (with 3 other rooms) wasn’t desirable.
The hotel is an old building with wooden walls, stairway and floors so there was a lot of noise when someone was open a door next room etc

Cleanness:
The room was clean and they were coming to clean daily and new towels were left at the bathroom

Lobby:
The small area at the entrance is open 24 hours, there was always someone to talk to, ask for directions etc In general friendly and helpful staff. We were leaving our keys there every time we were exiting the hotel but they were giving back the keys without asking any name etc (I mean from staff that didn’t already know us)

Breakfast(pic 4):
The small room downstairs was tidy and clean. The continental breakfast (starts at 7.30am) was pretty basic, once you seated you were offered a yogurt, some toasted bread and small butter and marmalade.
You can also serve your self with corn flakes, milk, water, soft drinks and several types of coffee and chocolate from the machine. I’d like to have some eggs included though.

Area:
The street was very quiet although there are several similar hotels there. Its proximity to Victoria Train/coach/metro station was very convenient for us. In reality you can also to some famous spots, 5’ walk from Victoria Station, 15’ from Buckingham Palace, 20’ from Big Ben, Harrods
It’s a beautiful street with nice Victorian houses, there were some good pubs in walking distance, also a small store and some café.

Directions: 5’ walk from Victoria Station, 15’ from Buckingham Palace, 20’ from Big Ben, Harrods

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Very cheap

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 19, 2012

We went here at 2009, but I just noticed I hadn´t written it in here. The hotel was cheap, and it felt cheap. It was quite clean, and o.k. for the price, but we needed to put a towel stuffed under the window to get the cold wind (at November) staying out. At first day the cleaning lady had took the towel of and left the window open!! It was freezing inside! That is terrible for me. Luckily she didn´t do the same at next day. The room was smallest I´ve ever seen, even small as a London room. Actually that´s not so big thing for us, but my husband needed to be awere not to hit his head to shelf next to bed (witch had coffee and tea to make yourself).
Breakfast was VERY simple. We did get 3 pieces of toast for two person. At our last morning, when we were leaving, someone asked for more bread and she did get it. Why didn´t we ask! We thought you can´t get more. As a Finn, we are used to have a heavy breakfast, so it felt quite poor to have only toast. There was cereal, but in our mind, it´s a kids thing.

Unique Quality: Location was good, and at summer, when it´s not so cold I could go here if the price would be as cheap, and nothing nicer for same price.

Directions: Not far from Victoria station.

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