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good hotel, friendly staff
We have stayed in the Windsor House Hotel with 2 schoolgroups for the 3rd year in succesion. The rooms are not very big, but they are very clean and not very expensive. The hotel is very close to underground station Earls Court. The staff is super friendly and nice to talk to. I had some very good conversations over there! See you next year!
We stay there each February and are very happy!
My sister and I stay there each February when visiting London and find the Windsor House Hotel a very convenient place to stay with clean facilities and very friendly service. Breakfast is great too and will go back there anytime again.
Thanks to all the staff of Windsor House for making our stay there so great!!
clean but thats all i can say good
My wife and I stayed there for 3 nights early june 05. I have been to many countries and am no stranger to "culture shock". When booked, yes it was well stated that this was a budget hotel and it certainly lives up to its name of such. Let me say first that it is extremely clean and close to subway which was nice (though noisy). No question about it. Our email stated that we would be on the first or second floor, when we got there we were in the loft with the pidgeons. Makes me wonder how many people who are not 18 year olds have had heart attacks on those narrow steps up 8 flights of stairs. We arrived after the banks were closed and in between the time we arrived and 9am the next morning we were asked no less than 4 times for full payment. I offered to pay with credit card and was told that cash was only accepted.
The only thing the staff didnt do was hold my wife hostage until it was paid at 9am when the bank opened. As for the breakfast, i'm again well versed in english and continental cuisine but out of 3 days we had an egg ONCE. This was due to the fact that they had a gas leak and they had no cooking facilities...and hense for 1/2 our visit no hot water for even a shower.
the gas workers repairing said it was in the building but in an email from the owner (who we never did meet) said it was out in the street, who to believe. The staff did not seem anxious to allow us to use the kitchen when we asked if we could warm up some chicken from the deli next door. They said the stove was gas (which was off) and the owner said in an email that the stove was operational. If thats the case why no eggs then?? Can they not do anything but boil them?? I would not recommend this hotel nor stay there again.
Clean, comfortable ideal location hotel.
My partner and myself stayed at this hotel july 2005.
It is cheap, clean, beds comfortable, showers excellent, hot running water at all times, staff very polite and helpful. Towel change and bed made every morning. You have use of the garden and patio which was great for us to sit and read morning papers with a coffee. Breakfast is cereal, eggs, toast, jam, marmalade, and unlimited tea and coffee. You can use the kitchen between 9A.M. AND 10.30P.M. which is great for people on a budget or with children. You can store your drinks and things in the fridge (NOTHING WENT MISSING). It is in the first road next to Earls Court train station which is great for travelling to see all the london (TRAVEL TICKETS £4.60 AN ADULT FOR UNLIMITED ALL-DAY-TRAVEL).
We would recommend this hotel to anybody!!!!!!
Especially those with children.
We have stayed at world famous hotels and never been treated or enjoyed our time as much as this.
WE WILL BE STAYING THERE AGAIN.
Amanda and Robert
Comfortable, Clean & Friendly Hotel
NOt the Cheapest in the area, and by far not the most expensive hotel.
I stayed there with my family - 3 kids, 3, 6 and 10 years old, recently over the Whitson Bank Holiday weekend.
Location was EXCELLENT, just around the corner from a tube station.
The room was clean, well laid out and was just waht we need ed for a couple of days stay, it wasn't huge, but if you want that, pay double your money and stay in the Holiday Inn.
The staff were friendly and helpfull with local directions, guidance.
I liked the do it yourself kitchen in the morning, and the very cosmopolitan feel to the place, we had Chinese cooks, sat next to people from Canada and Australia for our first bfast, then Germany, France and Oz on the second day...the kids were very impressed with the different accents!
We would go back again!
What A Rip-Off!!!
This hotel is proof that you should not believe everything you read on the internet!
We stayed here in December 2004, 3 people (1 female, 2 male) for 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis and this is my observation:
1: We booked a en-suite room, but we got a room with shower and basin, but the toilet was in the hallway.
2: The shower we had was so small you couldn't close the door behind you, so if you dropped the soap - no way of getting it back unles you step out of the shower - both men could'nt even close the doors once inside the shower.
3: There was no "garden" as claimed and our room viewed over the kitchen's rubbish bins.
4: Breakfast was NOT what we expected:
We got a HUGE plate of old, hard toast, one boiled egg and a Jug of Coffee, this all happened downstairs in the "dungeon" a.k.a - breakfast room.
Atleast we were not the only one's who felt done-in - the breakfast room was filled with disatisfied faces.
On the plus side: There is a Burger King very close to the hotel, so rather have breakfast there. The "hotel" is very close to Earls Court Station & rooms were clean.
I WILL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER RECOMMEND TO ANYONE, NOT EVEN A MOTHER-IN-LAW!
Great hotel for students
I have stayed with a group of students at this hotel for a few years in a row.
Staff has always been very helpful, the rates are affordable, breakfast is ok, location is ideal. Good e-mail contact with the hotel.
In other words ideal for school groups.
Our planned citytrip
Before we went to London I kind of planned our four days in order not to get lost or not to wate time looking for streets or activities. So maybe this can be useful for you guys.
Some of it is written in Spanish.
Enjoy and if you have a ny doubts do not hesitate to write me.
Llegada en Gatwick airport
METRO: llegando a Victoria Station, comprar un weekend pass
tomar District line towards Wimbledon, Richmond Ealing Broadway
LUNCH: Chelsea Kitchen
98, Kings Road
Tube : sloane square
HOSTAL: Windsor House hotel
Peny Wern Road 12
Nothing Hill: Portbellomarket and neighbourhood
METRO: Earl's Court , Take district line towards Edgware Road Circle Line
to Nothing Hill Gate.
ir a Picadilly circus a traves de Bayswater road y Oxford street.
Parada: BAR Italia
22, Frith Street para un buen café/.
Convent garden, Leicester Square
Ir al hostal cambiarse
CENA: Leicester Square coger metro
METRO: Take towards PICADILLY line Cockfosters or towards Arnos Grove to Leicester Square
Leicester Square Take Nothern Line towards High Barnet or towards Mill Hill East to Tottenham Court
SOHO; CENA por ejemplo en FUEL: 21, the Piazza , POP14, Soho street
COPA: Belgo Centraal Convent Garden
50, Earlsham Street
275, Pentoville Road Tube station: Kings Cross
antes de las once , mencionar descuento
Take Picadilly Line towards Arnos Grove or Picadilly Line towards Cockfosters to Kings Cross St.Pancras
233, earls court road
Camden lock market
PUB for lunch: The Buck Heads, 202, Camden high street
224, Elephants Heads
Tower of London
Station Duration Action
Camden Town Wait for NORTHERN LINE train
Camden Town 5 mins. Get on train to any of:
MORDEN (VIA BANK) or
TOOTING BROADWAY (VIA BANK)
Moorgate 18 mins. Walk to CIRCLE LINE
Moorgate 19 mins. Wait for CIRCLE LINE train
Moorgate 27 mins. Get on train to ALDGATE (Clockwise)
Tower Hill 34 mins. Arrival
Journey Duration: 34 mins.
1 hora tarde la visita
Tate modern museum
From: TOWER HILL
Station Duration Action
Tower Hill Wait for DISTRICT LINE train
Tower Hill 5 mins. Get on train to any of:
EALING BROADWAY or
Westminster 18 mins. Arrival
Journey Duration: 18 mins.
Zones Used: 1 Adult: 1.60 Child: 0.60
Cena: Spaghetti House
METRO SALIR A LAS 10H00
From: EARLS COURT
Station Duration Action
Earls Court Wait for PICCADILLY LINE train
Earls Court 5 mins. Get on train to any of:
ARNOS GROVE or
KINGS CROSS ST PANCRAS
Green Park 15 mins. Walk to JUBILEE LINE
Green Park 16 mins. Wait for JUBILEE LINE train
Green Park 21 mins. Get on train to any of:
WEST HAM or
Waterloo 25 mins. Arrival
Journey Duration: 25 mins.
EL CRUCERO SALE A LAS 1045 DE WATERLOO PIER
TOMAR EL ALMUERZO ANTES DE MADAME TUSSAUD
To: BAKER STREET
PARA COMER PODEMOS PARAR EN BOND STREET:
Entrada a las 14h00.
Numero de referencia: 129178
go to gate three to pick up tickets
From: EARLS COURT
To: TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
Station Duration Action
Waterloo Wait for NORTHERN LINE train
Waterloo 5 mins. Get on train to any of:
EDGWARE (VIA CHARING X) or
HIGH BARNET (VIA CHARING X) or
MILL HILL EAST (VIA CHARING X) or
GOLDERS GREEN (VIA CHARING X) or
FINCHLEY CENTRAL (VIA CHARING X)
Tottenham Court Road 11 mins. Arrival
Journey Duration: 11 mins
4, Streatham/Copic Street
49, Great russell street
!!!!!! Nothing Hill Spectanovra bar
Tube : Nothing Hill Arts Club
21, Nothing Hill Gate
tuesdaynight live percussiion