Hilton London Olympia

380 Kensington High Street, London, England W14
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Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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IT’S A LONDON HILTON ALRIGHT

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 16, 2012


OK, it says Hilton on the outside and the staff at the reception desk lets you know this is a Hilton Hotel. Then you head for the lifts and into the bowls of 2 hotels, literally fused together. 2 old hotels. Crazy stairs leading half up and half down between the 2 buildings. Old and tired corridors lead onto your tiny, narrow room. The walls are of course paper thin because thin walls mean more rooms. My room looked identical to many ‘remodelled’ hotels I stay at in London – at almost half the price. I was put here by the company and even our corporate rate was $200.

So more about the room. The bed was ok, I had a complex TV (why do they make these?), desk, chair you can’t use as the room is so small and the neighbour’s TV on the other side. He did turn it down after asking. Then you have the mini-bar and snacks from hell. The mini-bar has compartments and it’s electronically monitored. The chance of you stuffing some beers from the corner shop in there is zero. They have nits, other snacks and bottled water – all as a high price. The room does have a few good points. An iron with a very long cord, ironing board, telephones (2), hairdryer, and an alarm clock.

Most importantly – they have a tea and coffee tray with some nice shortbread biscuits (cookies).

The bathroom was good with a bath and shower and reasonable amount of towels. The toiletries were the normal Hilton brand and are quite good. That’s about it for the room.

The hotel itself is a strange ramble of stairs and corridors.

The bar is massive and lead onto the restaurant. Breakfast – except for one thing – is a fantastic buffet. Great meats, eggs, juices, breads and coffee. I think. I never saw the coffee I ordered. The other thing was the bacon on offer was of poor quality. Lots of fat and very little meat. That’s not good English bacon. The 2 types of sausage (one seemed to be chicken) were excellent.

So all in all, good staff, quiet enough to sleep and a little odd.

The location is both good and bad. Its right on one end of High Street Kensington, but a 10 minute walk to 2 of the main Tube Stations.

Unique Quality:
* Ecellent breakfast buffet with poor service - still waiting on my coffee
* Excellent reception staff
* Good toiletries

Directions:
2 most useful Tube Stations nearby - both a 10-15 minute walk:
Earl's Court (Piccadilly Line)
High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines)

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London Accomodation

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 8, 2008

I stayed at the Hilton Olympia for only $90 last month.It was right on the bus line and the tube stop was only a 15 minute walk.

You can get to all the tourist sites in very little time. I highly recommend it.

Hilton Olympia
380 Kensington High Street
London 44 0 20 7603 3333

Unique Quality: If you want to be near all the action without paying high proces this is the place for you.

If you want a top sheet on your bedding you need to ask then up front because they do not normally provide one.
Safe neighborhood if you are retruning late at night.

Bus line just outside the hotel.

Directions: Olympia/Kennsington

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Lay your head down in London

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 26, 2008

I stayed at the Hilton Olympia on Kennsington High Street a few weeks ago and it was fine. I found it very easy to get to all of the tourist locations from this hotel.

Busses are plentiful and the Tube is a minute walk away.

Staff was very friendly and the service was fine. Beware.. the hotel does not give out a top sheet without you asking for it.

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Address: 380 Kensington High Street, London, England W14

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Pets Allowed
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