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Historical Traveler Reviews The Grapevine Hotel London
Pire vacances de ma vie
ma deception fut grande quand je suis arrivée dans ma chambre.
Nous étions au sous sol de cette maison de type londonien; juste à côté d'une porte de secours entrouverte et bloqué par un gant... Bizarre, je sais mais réel. Pas de chauffage dans la chambre, les murs moisis, le plafond aussi. Un "bar" vide, d'une saleté et d'une odeur inssuportable. le rideau à priori blanc était plus gris qu'autre chose; d'ailleurs nous avions vue sur une buanderie pleines de serviettes, draps sales, à côté des poubelles. Sympa la vue!!! Mais continuons notre visiste de la chambre. La moquette pourrie, des toiles d'araignées au plafond. la salle de bains n'était pas mal dans le genre. Le ventilateur était noir, la pomme de la douche cassée, le chaud était le froid pour l'eau.
Cet hôtel n'a rien pour lui; pas même le petit déjeuner très mince et le prix exorbitant (une sensation d'avoir été racketé). Il a quand même deux qualités: le patron est brave et il est situé à côté du centre.
Apart çà, c'est tout
Avoid like the plague
Avoid like the plague, I'm single and I thought I was quite use to being giving the worst room in the hotel, but this room beats everything. 6x6 room with toilet and minute shower in a cupboard, by the decoration of the room it hadn't been done for 30 years. The curtains were hanging off their rail and I didn't like to look to closely at the bed, the bit I could see under the sheets looked older than me and I'm in my sixties. I know I didn't pay a lot for my room (£38 pn), but a coat of emulsion and paint wouldn't have gone amiss. Don't bother with breakfast, the toaster doesn't work!
I stayed at the hotel with my parents this August. I must say that the place is really good. Staff is very very nice and helpful.
On arrival we were given complimentary pens and london maps and london postcards.
Although the rooms are a bit small but its good value for money.
We stayed in a triple room and the price for that was £75 per night. Which is like £25 per person which is really reasonable.
Rooms were nice and clean and the location is just great.
Overall it was a really nice stay and I would recommend this hotel to everyone.
Location good, hotel not so good
I had actually stayed here a couple of years ago with my wife (when we didn't have any children), and it was okay and manageable. I regret choosing it again though as I was travelling with a large extended family plus my baby girl. The location is really the ideal aspect of this hotel, as its 2 blocks from Victoria Coach Station, and 3 blocks from Victoria Station (tube, shopping, etc.).
The hotel's rooms are very small, the hallways are thin, and it is difficult bringing up luggage to your room. It doesn't have air conditioning, and the 3 days we were in London (July 10-13 2006) were warm, so this affected our experience. It got cool at night, but it was difficult to rest here. The staff is nice & cordial and will always try to help you when you can, but you can only do so much with such a place. Also, there are no telephones in the rooms, which is irritating (walk about 2-3 blocks for a payphone).
The free continental breakfast is nice (cereal, toast/jam, tea/coffee). If you absolutely need a place to stay in that area, and you're 1 traveller and you don't need creature comforts, you can stay here. If you're travelling in a group or with family, recommend staying away and paying more perhaps. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Acton a week later, and that was heaven compared to the Grapevine.
This is also a good choice for perhaps a rush hotel option, a room needed for a night or 2, and so forth.
Nie wieder !!!
Ich habe in diesem Hotel 5 Tage und Nächte verbracht, da leider alles ausgebucht war (Wimbledon-Zeit) Das Hotel liegt sehr zentral, 5 min zu Fuß zur Victoria Station. Das Hotel selbst ist überhaupt nicht zu empfehlen. Die Zimmer sind super klein und schmutzig. Alles ist sehr alt und in einem katastrophalem Zustand. Es gibt kein Mobiliar: keine Schränke, nur das Bett. Lediglich an der Wanhalterung hingen 3 Bügel. Kein Platz für Koffer oder Ähnliches. Man muß die Sachen im Koffer lassen oder auf dem Boden liegen lassen, dann hat man aber kein Durchgang zur Toilette. Die Wände waren verdreckt und seit Jahren nicht mehr gestrichen, eigentlich nur ekelig !!! Ich habe mich gewundert, daß man für so was überhaupt Geld nehmen kann (37,-Pfund für ein EZ). Im Bad kann man sich nicht mal umdrehen. Das Frühstück war sehr sperlich, nur Tosts und Marmelade. Der Service war auch nicht besonders und nicht wirklich freundlich. Ich würde dort nie wieder übernachten wollen und kann allen nur davon abraten.
Not that bad!
I stayed there on last November with some friends and, while my friends were not satisfied at all, I could not complain. The reason for this is that they were given a old family room in the basement, which had not been refurbished, and I've to admit it was awful... But I was given a double room on the top floor, and that was not that bad for the price we payed. If You have a restricted budget, this hotel is fine, anyway don't expect the Hilton! Just ask for a refurbished room on the upper floors!
the most terrible place I have ever been. awfull. dirty, unpleasent, small. toilets are disguisting. avoid this place!!!!
A horrible experinece.Avoid this place. Small, shabby, not very clean and the walls are like paper!I listened to the Italians next door scream at their children for most of the evening. The 24 hour reception disappears to bed in the wee hours and early morning check out was difficult.ALso had the misfortune of seeing the kitchen... Not worth a quarter of what they charge for it!What a dump!
A place to avoid
My husband And I stayed there for one very uncomfortable night. No hot water. A single lightbulg hainging from a wire over the bed with springs sticking out. Heat that would not turn off. No clothes hangers. Get the picture? And on top of all that, they had the nerve to charge our credit card twice for one ( sleepless) night. Do not stay here!
TripAdvisor Reviews The Grapevine Hotel London
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... the cheese grater and the other new ones. By then it was around 230 but the outdoor bars were still packed. Good to see the locals keeping the wheels of commerce turning!
Then a cycle ride to saint Paul's (did god really want them to spend all that money on such opulence?) and along the river to Westminster. Lots of fun. Beautiful day.
Quiet night in tonight getting ready for our flight to berlin!
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... Such a tourist!
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... The next morning we headed into Oxford, and after a small issue trying to get onto a walking tour (ours was cancelled due to lack of people, though Isaac managed to persuade a council run one to let us join part way through) we got a tour of the various colleges of Oxford. This included stops at Christ Church among other colleges. We discovered cool facts about the university, like the stone figures that's spell out people's names, the dining hall that the Hogwarts hall was ...
... and to our surprise both bags arrived. Collected the hire car and started out to the resort. Approaching the tollway turn off we realized that we did not have any US dollars so we avoided the toll and met the afternoon peak traffic. After the GPS again attempted to travel on the tollway we pulled into a 7 eleven to reprogram the beast to avoid tolls. Off again and after a short trip arrived at the ...