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TravelPod Member ReviewsCorbigoe Hotel London
The stay was ok the room was big and the staff was helpful
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Historical Traveler Reviews Corbigoe Hotel London
PLEASE DON'T DO IT! Don't stay here...
I wrote a review of this hotel under the Park Hotel, which is owned by the same folks. We had a reservation at the Park, which quickly got moved to the Corbigoe. What an awful experience.
Some things to note:
1) It is a long walk with luggage from Victoria Station (advertised as the closest)...however, Pimlico station is just around the corner. It's this sort of thing that typifies our experience.
2) Our first (of three) rooms included two twin beds (when we had reserved a double bed), one of which had copious stains on the sheets.
3) The bathroom we were pointed to in our first room was horrible. I have no difficulties sharing a toilet and shower (though we reserved an en suite room), but this was awful. The shower had no light in it, making it pitch black if you closed the door. It didn't matter -- it was too awful to use, so we trekked down 4-5 flights to the next usable one.
At any rate, stay anywhere else on Belgrave...it's a fine part of town. Hop the train at Pimlico, not Victoria. I think I recommended the Best Western in my other review, but I now think it was the Days Inn. They were very helpful to us, even though we didn't stay there!
Do not stay here
DO NOT under any circumstances stay at this hotel. The bathrooms are mouldy, there is no hot water, the breakfast is home brand rubbish, the furniture is broken and falling apart, and the staff are rude. When we got there I had to ask for a change of pillowcase as it was stained, and replacement of a glass that had been used as an ashtray. The television aerial was a wire on a coat hanger, the drawers on the wardrobe and cupboard were missing, and we had to beg for toilet paper when we ran out. We had arguments all week about breakfast not being included in the price, even though the website is quite clear that it is. (not this website) We were asked for payment up front, and couldn't afford to leave and find another hotel, otherwise we would have.
A Beguiling Hotel
We had booked an En suite twin room by phone four weeks beforehand, and gave our credit card details. We phoned twice to make sure that our booking is confirmed, and were told it was and all we need to do is arrive! Upon arrival, the hotel assistant asked for our surname, and when we gave it to him he cunningly pointed to a name on the booking form that hasn't got even one letter that matches the name we gave him. When we told him that this is not our name, he said he hasn't got any booking for us! He told us to wait then started chatting in another language on phone regarding the booking of other people! We were very tired and annoyed but kept waiting. He then said that because he respects us being ladies he is going to give us a room which turned out to be without a bathroom! We took our money disgusted from the presence of such a hotel in London that does not honour a confirmed booking. I must say that the hotel looked awful from inside with the torn carpets. We were lucky to find a place in a nearby hotel which is Rama Hotel of which I am also reviewing here. There are many hotels on the same atreet within the same price range which are much better than this hotel.
Worst Hotel We've ever stayed in
This was without a doubt the worst hotel we have ever stayed in and we've stayed in about sixty over the last two years - yet it was also one of the most expensive. When we arrived the receptionist took ages to look through his records and give us a room which we had booked on the internet. We had a shared bathroom and the toilet was so small our knees were up against the wall and the shower is a box opening up onto the corridor. The toilet broke on our first evening and was never fixed even though we told reception about it. And be prepared to have a cold shower every day. Breakfast was supposed to be included but we weren't prepared to risk it. DO NOT STAY HERE. THIS IS THE WORST PLACE EVER. YOU'D BE BETTER IN A HOSTEL.
Reserved Park Hotel ended up here
Stayed in this hotel even though I had reserved the Park Hotel Victoria (which from the reviews I see isn't any better), filthy, smelly. Reserved a single room with a bathroom but there wasn't one, only had the smell of a dirty toilet, carpet was so used there wasn't any in some places, the furniture was probably picked up in a dump as it was filthy, the TV was probably from 1960 no remote, no phone and the personnel was anything but friendly. BEWARE AND STAY AWAY.
Do not book this hotel, they have a nasty habit of pretending that the internet agencies do not send them the relevent details of your booking. Calling ahead has no affect either as they tell you, the booking details may arrive tomorrow, but alas they never do.
They expect you to show up to their overbooked hotel and from then on...who knows.
Worse experience ever!
Poor service, Overbooking without any counterpart, we were lucky to arrive around noon otherwise I am pretty sure we would not have had a room to sleep...
It took us 2 hours to negotiate a room for which we had made a booking 3 weeks earlier on the Internet.
The owners just pretended that the Internet company (Rates to go) did not send them a fax, which seems highly doubtful since we spoke to "Rates to go" over the phone and they seemed a lot more honest than the people we had in front of us.
So we ended up in a double room transformed into a quadruple with one matress layed on the floor for 3 nights...
I CAN ONLY STRESS ONE POINT CONCERNING THE CORBIGOE HOTEL: THE OWNERS OF THIS PLACE ARE A LOT CLOSER TO BEING A BUNCH OF THIEFS THAN HOTEL TENANTS!!!! TO AVOID WITHOUT ANY DOUBT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leaky roof, bad electric, bad plumbing
Woke up to a leaky ceiling, the management refuse to let me change rooms. Had a 'shower' that only drizzled out cold water. Had a toilet that didn't flush. The door lock didn't work, the lights flickered all night (due to water in the ceiling).
To call it a hellhole would be too nice.
Budget hotel near Victoria. Delivers what is promised.Beware of the receptionist! I booked on lastminute.com, which request payment on booking and obviously then they pay the hotel themselves. As soon as I checked in, he told me he doesn't care about my paying lastminute.com - we had to pay him directly, and then he went on raving about lastminute.com not paying them. I obviously didn't pay him and went straight to the lastminute offices who were very kind and sorted it out right away. In fact, when I went back and asked him about the issue, he replied meekly that we spoke to his Managing Director who said that 'we were OK'.I don't know whether they really had an issue with lastminute.com but, in any case, I don't think clients should be made to be scapegoats. If you ask me, I have booked a lot of accommodation with this agency and I always got hassle-free service, therefore I'm pretty sure this guy was trying to make an easy buck off me.
Do not stay here if you want a place to sleep
DO NOT STAY IN THIS HOTEL IF YOU WANT A BED TO SLEEP IN!I booked a room for two nights in this hotel. On the first night via the internet, I indicated that my approximate time of arrival would be 11pm. However, due to delays in my flight, I arrived at the hotel around 1am. The man there looked extremely angry when I rang the doorbell at 1am and when I told him I wanted to check in and had advance reservations, he told me that no rooms were available! He sent me to a hotel across the street called Park Hotel.When I went to Park Hotel, the man there asked if I was paying by cash or credit card and when I answered credit card, he immediately answered, "We're fully booked. Pay me now and go next door". I refused to pay him (for obvious reasons), I go next door and it's a hotel under renovation! It was almost 2am by that time, and we were two girls walking up and down the street in the middle of the night looking for a bed. The hotel next to Park Hotel was pitch black (no lights) and there was absolutely no one there. We went back to Park Hotel and they said that there was nothing they could do. We ended up staying at Days Inn.The next day, because I had reservations at Corbigoe Hotel for 2 nights, we went there at 9:30am (online I had indicated that I was to check in at 10am), hoping to avoid the same indicident that happened the night before. The same man from last night was there as well as another younger man (I assume his son). When we showed him our reservation papers, guess what? He told us they had no rooms left! I told him to call the company that I booked with, but he refused to call, saying it's not the hotel's fault. I told him to call his manager and he refused once again. We asked him over 3 times to call before he finally relented and his manager came and sent us back to Park Hotel. Luckily they had a room for us that night at Park Hotel.I repeat once again, DO NOT STAY WITH CORBIGOE HOTEL IF YOU WANT A PLACE TO STAY FOR THE NIGHT!!!!!