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We had a room right next to a "Staff room" which contains AC gear. Due to some error in the AC stuff, there were tremendous noises off and on, basically making the walls vibrate. It was impossible to sleep. So I got up at 2 am and we got a new room for the rest of the night, with promise that the noise problem would be solved the next day.
Next evening I found that it was not. So I politely explained to the clerk what the issue was, and that we needed another room. He could not help, as they were fully booked, and he would not contact the manager and he would not help us find another easyHotel.
I do not expect any kind of service from a hotel like this - I understand why it's so cheap. But this was ludicrous, the noise level was unbearable and nobody would be able to sleep through that, and then this clerk basically tells me that I'm on my own friday evening at 8pm in London.
Frustrated and tired from a poor nights sleep, I found another hotel, and packed my bags and checked out. Suddenly the clerk was able to contact the manager after all, who tried to convince us to stay in a vacant room... No way.
Very, very, very compact
Choose this hotel if you are :
- budget conscious
- want to be close to the Victoria bus or train station
- not planning to spend too much time in the hotel room
- need functioning air-conditioning in the heat of summer
- need a comfy bed to return to each night
Certainly the price cannot be beat. I stayed at EasyHotel for 3 nights in early July for just above GBP 100, which was a real bargain for London.
The location of the hotel near Victoria train station is an obvious plus, and the surrounding area of the hotel is decent enough despite its location close to the train station. In comparison I had put up a night near Kings Cross station around Argyle Square in a cheap hotel for GBP 65/nite and felt the area to be extremely unsafe.
And the downsides of EasyHotel if I may be picky....
- You will feel desperately cramped in the room, especially if it is a twin sharing arrangement. This is coming from a person who is 5'1"! Any more than 1 suitcase per person in the room will leave you no floor space to maneuver.
- When you shower expect the whole toilet floor to be wet because it is so small. Lifting your arms to wash your hair would be a challenge for the taller & those of bigger build. Stepping out of the toilet after a shower will also get the floor of your room wet as the hotel does not provide any floor mats!
- As there are no flat surfaces in the hotel room except for the floor and bed, I found it a challenge to put anything anywhere. So I basically dumped my vanity kit, purse, all manner of stuff on my suitcase. Packing was a challenge. Unless of course you splurge on a room with a window, then you can utilise the window ledge to put your things!
I got Room 110 which was on the ground floor with the window facing the back street. So I didn't open the window at all for safety reasons.
All in all, if you are looking to save on hotels in London to spend on sights, shows or shopping; and you don't mind a tiny space then this is certainly the hotel for you.
Pay extra for the window
We stayed at the Easy Hotel in Victoria and at Earl's Court. In Victoria, the small room for 2 people with no window left no room for any kind of unpacking. The two small backpacks pretty much took up all of the floor space and only one person could stand up and get dressed at a time. The lack of a window made the room seem very close. The location was excellent and the place was very clean. Offered left luggage service for 5 pounds a day.
The Earl's Court location was also fine. No left luggage but had internet available. This time we had a window which was way better. The deep window sill also made for an extra shelf looking out over a back courtyard and the room seemed bigger.
Getting over jet lag is much harder without a window and made the first room seem like a tomb. Paying extra for the window makes the room and the space much more pleasant.
As we walked down Belgrave Rd towards the Victoria Easy Hotel there were lots of 'normal' hotels advertising rooms for the same price as the easyhotel down the street. Next time I would try them. I wouldn't stay at an Easy Hotel again.
Basic but clean and good for the price.
We were on a budget and simply wanted somewhere cheap to rest our heads for a 2 day break in London. Easy Hotel, was exactly as adevertised and precisely what we expected. Comfortable beds, Clean Bathroom. However, the shower was not that great with very little pressure and it was diffilcult to communicate with reception staff as they did not speak great English. Another down point was we were on the lower ground floor the second night and because it was not sound proofed with single glaze windows, the noise from traffic and people walking past was at times not pleasant. In the first night, we stayed in a room without a window and the airconditioning was excellent but if a little chilly in the morning-there were no controls. Overall, it is excellent value for money and you will struggle to find a hotel to this standard and price in London. However, I think I could not stay for more then a couple of days, the small size of the rooms make it clustrophobic and hard for space, but it really didn't bother us.
Value for money
I stayed 3 nights at Easy Hotel at Earl's Court. It has almost everything that I care - good air-conditioning, clean room and bathroom, comfortable bed and good location. It is just less than 10 min walk from Earls Court Underground which is on the Paccadilly Line - to West End and Heathrow Airport direct. The staton has elevator and ramp facilities such that one can access the platform easily even with luggage. Staff are extremely helpful. The first night I arrived, the staff (only 1 staff on duty at any point of time) carrried my luggage to my room which is something I ddn't expect. On the day of my departure, another staff helped me to get a quote of taxi fare to Kings Cross Station.
The Internet charge is very affordable too. The minimum is one pound for 15min.
The drawback is - totally not soundproof. Indeed, the room is so small that one will have to jump onto the bed in three steps from door. I could hear sounds of moving luggage, footsteps, door opening and closing, man bumping into the wall at late night and early morning.
Still, I would stay in this hotel next time.
Fantástico alojamiento para viaje de bajo coste
Lo primero que me encontré al llegar al EasyHotel de Lexham Gardens fue a un amable recepcionista que hablaba español y nos dió habitación más de dos horas antes de la hora oficial de check in.
La habitación estándar de EasyHotel no es para nada claustrofóbica. Puedes dejar las maletas en el suelo, tienes tu pasillo desde la puerta hasta la esquina de la cama... Vamos que hay muy poco espacio pero HAY espacio.
El baño es muy completo: Te dan una toalla por persona (nos dieron la segunda sin tener que reclamarla ni nada) mas otra pequeña. Y tiene su WC, su pila con grifos y estantes y una ducha de plato y cortina.
La ducha tiende a mojar el suelo de todo el baño, así que es recomendable meterse rápido para que el chorro no caiga al suelo directamente (que es cuando salpica al resto del baño).
El baño está equipado con un extractor que se enciende cada vez que enchufas la luz.
La cama es bastante cómoda, dormí 7 noches con mi novia sin ninguna incomodidad.
El aire acondicionado lo apagaban y encendían regularmente. No pasamos frío ni calor. Con el edredón que te dan va de sobra para dormir calentito.
A mitad de estancia cayeron las lluvias torrenciales que han asolado Reino Unido. La mala suerte quiso que nuestra habitación estuviera junto al patio interior del hotel.
Primero vimos la moqueta del pasillo empapada, luego abrimos la puerta del cuarto y nos encontramos con que se había convertido en un gran charco, con nuestras maletas encima.
El recepcionista (otra vez el que hablaba español) bajó corriendo con toallas pidiéndonos disculpas y diciendo que en su vida había llovido así en Londres (nos lo creímos porque las lluvias incluso provocaron el cierre de varias líneas de metro). Lamentó que el hotel estuviera lleno y no poder cambiarnos de habitación. Se puso a secar el cuarto como pudo con las toallas y nos dijo que le informáramos de cualquier desperfecto en nuestro equipaje para que nos lo pagaran. Por suerte no fue necesario.
A la mañana siguiente nos hicieron el servicio de limpieza completo sin cargo alguno. Sé que es lo mínimo que se puede hacer en un caso así, pero se agradece que lo hagan sin tener que ir detrás de ellos exigiéndoselo.
La zona está muy bien. Tienes el Sainsbury's girando la esquina y es un barrio lleno de embajadas y coches deportivos de gama alta.
La parada de metro más cercana es la de "Gloucester", que está a menos de 10 minutos de paseo y en cuya entrada tienes un Burguer King, un Kentuky, un Strabucks y un Tesco Express.
En definitiva: Si quieres gastarte poco dinero en tu estancia en Londres... este es tu sitio. Si vuelvo a Londres volveré a este hotel.
Loved the easy hotel
We booked Earls Court Easy Hotel at london for three days because it is a brand-new one!! Unfortunately ,i checked in the hotel that day which was not really able to stay as some resons.
"BUT" the hotel booked a hotel nearby at victoria to me already for that night and gave me money for hire Taxi to go there!!
The day after i was checked in successfully .
It is very kind of staffs and they are very helpful!!! I booked the cheapest price room (30 GBP per night) but it was very clean and air-condition system, shower,flushing system are very good!!
I recommend to all if u want to book a budget hotel at london.
Earls Court is first choice as It is brand-new nearby Earls Court underground station!!!
Fantastic tiny clean rooms
Fantastic clean budget hotel,small but comfortable room,conveniently located,
1.have to pay for tv(says 20 channels but has radio and standard tv included)
Paid 49£ for a Saturday night,well worth it as other london hotels for the same price are disgusting
2.If only breakfast was included
So cheap and not bad :-)
I stayed in the Easy Hotel around Hyde Park about 15 months ago and that was awful!! However I decided to book the EasyHotel in Victoria this time, and for the price it was superb.
Friendly Staff, clean room ok there was a little noise from the next room, however when you pay peanuts you can put up with certain things..
If you want somewhere very cheap and clean, this is the option
First of all i can't complain about the price it was very cheap and the room was very clean, what i do want to complain about is that while i was asleep in the middle of the night a random man walked into my room! Now whether all the key cards work in every door im not sure or if he had been given the wrong card but i was absolutly terrified, and couldnt get back to sleep in fear that he might come back.
I would have complained at reception but the man who was on reception could hardly speak english, how can he be working in England without speakin more than a few words...he even had difficulty understanding me when i said id like to check out.
also the rooms where absolutly freezing, there was air con on the whole time and there was nowhere to switch it off.
there was also about 10 german men packed into a single room partying and being reeeaaally noisy!
i would recommend this hotel if your going away with friends for a weekend of partying, but definatly not for familys or couples.