I spent a week at this place in September 2005, and since I had never experienced a hotel in London before, was not sure what to think.
As far as cleanliness, it was fine. The rooms were attended everyday, were not dirty or messy (besides our own belongings, haha!), but I found them to be very small and squished -- but I wasn't sure what to expect for what we were paying. The toilet in the bathroom did not work well, but I was thankful we had one at all. There was nowhere to hang up towels or wet articles of clothing.
We did not spend a lot of time in the room, but we did find it to get very warm -- we were able to get a fan to put in our room but it was removed everyday when the cleaner came. There was very little room to store anything in the room and it was taken up, for the most part, by our baggage, which I had to climb over everytime I went to bed. With that said, it was a bed, and a room, and there was a television and mini fridge, and it suited our needs - I had not expected the Ritz.
The decor was a bit bizarre though.
We did not partake of the continental breakfast as we either woke up too early or it was too crowded in the "dining room" to eat. You also had to march through the dining room to leave. The halls were not very wide and it was difficult to navigate up three flights of stairs with two large bags.
Unique Quality: It was so close to everything, including a tube station which could get us close to everything else that it was hard to deny that it was near perfect. About a five minute walk from Victoria station and a small mall type place where you could easily purchase groceries, alcohol, clothing, etc. It's proximity to places such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square (where we spent many afternoons), Westminster Abbey, London Eye, etc, made it ideal for someone who was not familiar with the area and wanted to see all of the "must sees".
Directions: Left from Victoria Station, left onto Buckingham Palace Road. Next left onto Eccleston Bridge, walk straight down as it becomes Belgrave Road. From the corner of Belgrave Road and Warwick Way you will see Hamilton House Hotel Victoria on the right.
I'm planning for a trip to london in may. heard that the victoria area is quite a good location coz' it has a bus interchange, train and subway stations.
i would like to know if anyone has a good and cheap hotel or B&B to recommend.
i came across a few recommendations in guide books:
1) hamilton house hotel
2) luna n simone
3) chesham house hotel
4) windermere hotel
anyone have stayed in any of the above?
I personally dont like the Victoria area...parts of it are quite sleazy. It might have good connections...but most of London has good connections too...
hi there, thanks for your prompt reply!
is there another area i can consider which has good connectivity?
i'm travelling to oxford for a day as well so would like to have a choice of bus or train that is near my accomodation.
The Oxford trains go from Paddington Rail Station...so perhaps do a google.co.uk search on hotels in that area...
ok thanks, will check it out!
check priceline.com. you bid a price and a neighborhood. we use it all the time in london and nyc. you also bid certain stars. you can get a 4 star hotel in london under $100. the only negative is it is non cancellable. check bidding fortravel.com. this site show what people are paying in different cities. totally reliable
Try the Bayswater area. Paddington Station is near.
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