More about Grange Fitzrovia Hotel
Ok but quite central
To begin with we came out of the tube station and had a five min walk to Bolsover St which was where the hotel was. We started to walk down and suddenly realised that the numbers were going the wrong way! We were told that the hotel was just a few yards down the road but we thought how can it be the numbers are not tallying. Anyway, we walked up and down a couple of times and realised it was just a few yards where we decided to go back again! really weired. We checked in but couldn't have our room til 2pm so we had our bags tagged and left them at the hotel so we could go back out as we had a booking on the london eye.
When we came back to check into our room we were quite dissapointed as we were put in the basement, which have to say did have windows but beware, as all you can hear are the trains on the underground. Also the air conditioning wasn't working well and we did complain as we couldn't open the windows as we were on the ground floor. We complained more about the air conditioning as we were feeling quite uncomfortable. A couple of guys came out to try and fix it but said it's just slow! So we complained again as it wasn't going to be sorted and they changed our room to the third floor. No air conditioning I might add, but we were provided with a fan and we could open the windows! The room was much better and had a massive bathroom. We had a great nights sleep and the bed had lots of pillows and was very comfortable.
The downside to this hotel in my eyes was the breakfast. At £15 a head including tax was a dissapointment. We had to wait a while before the next lot of cooked bacon, eggs etc came out and then it wasn't that great. For what they charge the service was poor and the food could have been better. Asked two waiters for ketchup too before I got it.
The hotel was nice and had a nice atmosphere about it, but the room to start off with and the breakfast would not make me go back there again.
It didn't spoil our weekend and we had a good time.
I read mixed reviews about this hotel, so when someone else booked me there for 3 nights, I was not best pleased. But in fact I have no complaints at all. Certainly above average. Room was quiet, clean, and reasonable size. Tea/coffee facility in room. Staff friendly. Breakfast very good. The only downside is that Gt Portland St or Regent's Park are closest tube stops, so not that central. But that's
a minor quibble. I would be happy to use it again.
Four of us stayed here for one night as we were in London to see a show at the Aldwych Theatre. Check in was very slow but the rooms were fine. We had a really large bathroom in our room and the beds were really comfy.
Continental breakfast was not bad....... nothing to get excited about! For a suppliment of £6.00 you could have English Breakfast.
Location of hotel is good...only few minutes walk to nearest tube staion, there are lots of little bars around the hotel and a Tesco Metro at the end of the road.
Cost about £10.00 in a taxi to the theatre-Covent Garden.
walk to oxford street!
My boyfriend and I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in end July.
The hotel was selected because of it location. The Great Portland station is about 5min walk. But for greater access, Oxford Circus is about 10 - 15min walk away.
The hotel is basically pleasant and clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful .
We spent 1 night in a standard double room, which we find VERY warm. The little fan provided doesnt help. The toilet also seemed to have been warmed by a central heating system, which is odd and uneccessary in summer.
The following 3 nights spent in the executive bedroom was a lot better. The room was larger, and the bathroom was very well-designed. The bed was comfortable, though a tad small.
In a nutshell, good location yet away from the hustle and bustle. Choose this hotel if you intend to do a lot of SHOPPING at oxford street, wine and dine as soho is also within easy reach.
Great hotel, fantastic location - but no air-con!!!
Booked weekend to London using lastminute.com - excellent value theatre + hotel package. Went to see the fabulously entertaining FAME The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre, then back to the hotel for the evening.
Very impressed with the marble staircase leading up to the entrance, and the transparent glass and brass elevators, but was expecting a much larger room than we checked in to. The room was very basic, with a tiny en-suite bathroom, ironing facilities (although we couldn't work out how to switch the damn thing on!) and the bed was barely even double - can only have been just over 4ft wide!! Never the less, the room was very clean and quiet, and the bed (although tiny) was very comfortable.
Despite this, the only complaint I would have with the hotel is that it was stifling. Despite being a 4* hotel, they didn't seem to have any air-conditioning (if they did, it wasn't in use). Being a hot, humid weekend at the end of August, it was inevitably warm but in some parts of the hotel - down the corridors, in the lifts and bathrooms - it was unbearable.
However, the hotel was in a fantastic location on Bolsover Street, just a 2min walk from Great Portland Street tube station (a central station which provided direct routes or short links to wherever we wanted to be) and it was perfect for what we needed.
We arrived at the hotel at 10am, although we were aware that we were unable to check in until 2pm, we left our luggage with the (FREE) concierge service which was absolutely brilliant. The next day after checking out at 9.30am, we made use of the concierge again - it gave us so much more freedom without having to drag heavy overnight bags around with us.
Would definitely stay in this hotel again - simple and basic but perfect for what we needed and at an excellent price combined with the theatre tickets. Would recommend this hotel to any couples, groups or families who simply want a room for the night and nothing more. You might just need a fan!
this hotel was exqusite the room was very nice and the staff were so polite,helpful,and very attentive. we stayed here for 2 nights and it was a very very pleasant experience and would definatley stay again. a very short taxi ride to soho and the theatres in fact it cost us £4.50.the breakfast was what was expected the only complaint we had and this had no reflection on the hotel,but both mornings at breakfast we had to listen to an american woman who thought she was a cut above the rest complain constantly left a bitter taste in our mouths but apart from that it was a divine hotel my cousin and i really enjoyed our stay.
Check in was OK - the room was nice but extremely small - I really don't think the double bed was a full size double. The hotel temperature seemed to be about 150 degrees - it was stifling and unpleasant. We got stuck in the lift - yet when we pressed the alarm nobody seemed to know what to do and very little english was spoken and what was was of poor quality - they just kept telling us to hit all the buttons in broken english - not really the answer you want when you are having a panic attack.
Poor selection of toileties for two people staying - no mini bar - room service at 3 am was non existent - my husband had to call them on his mobile for them to answer.
A bizarre conference being held in the basement with extremely scruffy people attending - not nice when you have paid a lot of money to stay there.
Reception would not order transport - you were told to walk outside and hail your own cab.
There are far better places to stay in London at far cheaper prices.
Wouldn't recommend it...
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. First i booked another grange hotel (Langham Grange) but at my arrival at 10 pm i was told that there was a maintence problem at the langham hotel and was sent to the fitzrovia. This was already a scandal because i called at 6 pm to
let them know that i would arrive late and no one told me about it.
The staff at both hotels, fitzrovia and langham ware just unfriendly and rude. The room was ok, bigger then expected but the windows and curtains were really dirty, the towels had holes and there was no aircon which at night was just terrible, because it was way too loud to leave the window open. The lift was terrible, got stuck in it twice, after getting out i informed the reception and they didn't do anything about it. The continental breakfast was included in the room
price. But the breakfast consisted of one sort of cheese and one sort
of ham, toasts, some cereals, not a great choice...the tea pot was dirty and the waiter unfriendly. at the check out, no one even cared about the problems i had with the change of the hotels, i think that a price reduction was the minimun to do. But to be honest after this stay i wasn't even in the mood for fighting with them...I really wouldn't recomment this or any other grange hotel, i already know 3 of them and will avoid them in future. While reading the bad reviews for the grange hotels before my departure i thought that people were exagerating and that it couldn't be that bad, well it is indeed...
one night stay
Stayed at this hotel just for an overnight stop to go to Ronnie Scotts Jazz club in Soho which was a birthday gift . It was not a bad walk from either Euston where we landed or from Soho, the reception we got was good and the hotel gleamed and smelled overly of furniture polish. Our room was again very highly polished but the size of a double exec was a disappointment, wouldn't have liked to see a regular if they were smaller ! Bathroom huge by comparison with a washbowl each had we been in a hurry . Didn't eat in the hotel as thought breakfast overpriced. Lift broke down, they admit they are due a new one. Altogether probably paid over the odds for a one night stay but booked on their website it was cheaper than anywhere else I looked at. Would not immediately book here again if looking in that vicinity but no real complaints either.