DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDoubleTree By Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
This was ideal for my requirements, though Central London was over an hours journey by tube. A modern hotel close to stunning riverside developments. Quiet, efficient and unobtrusive service.
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Historical Traveler Reviews DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
Wow! Loved this hotel
After a long day flying back from Paris, we were hot sweaty and tired. What a breath of fresh air this place was - located in a new development, the staff were absolutely fantastic. Despite us looking like we'd been dragged through a hedge backwards, the front end staff (Hannah the graduate in particular) treat us like royalty. Our room, on the top floor, was one of the 'Laura Ashley' suites - decorated in nice pastels and lovely beds. I could have lived my life there, the room was THAT nice!
We only stopped the one night but all throughout the service was impeccable, polite, friendly and of the highest standard. Breakfast was delicious and it's definitely the best nights sleep I've had in ages!
Only one minor gripe - it IS a distance from the tube but in mitigation, the bus service from Fulham Broadway station drops you right outside the hotel. Also, if you have bought a daily pass for the Tube, this is valid on the buses too, so no extra cost. It's only a minor gripe but please don't let it put you off this great hotel!
Nice but too far from the Tube
Pleasant hotel that we found with a package from British Airways. Won't be staying here again until the planned Tube station goes in around the corner. The 15-20 minute walk to the station was a trial after a full day and Fulham isn't exactly where you'd spend your vacation. Good restaurants (other than the hotel) aren't in the area yet. Looks like it'll be wonderful in about 2 years.
Jury's Inn Chelsea was an Enjoyable Experience
My father and I recently stayed for 5 nights at the Jury's Chelsea Inn. The rooms are very roomy and cheerful with large bathrooms with bath tubs. We were given rooms 617 & 619 which were on the top floor having a nice city view as well as of the Thames River. The breakfast buffet was filling with much variety. We found by taking taking the C3 Bus right outside the hotel to Earl's Court we were able to get to anywhere we wanted to go. British Airways has excellent deals for this hotel. We were able to get five nights for the price of four. I would highly reccommend this hotel and would stay there again.
Jurys Inn Chelsea: fantastic
Great hotel with great rates!
I booked my room through the internet and stayed for 3 nights from the 8th August and from start to finish had a great time. Being a relativley young couple, my boyfriend and I wanted to be close enough to the centre of London to have things to do, but not pay a fortune. This is what we got. I paid £65 a night but the standard rates looked just as good.
Getting to the hotel is quite a walk with bags etc, so I'd say get a taxi. Not many drivers know where it is as Imperial Road/Wharf is a relatively new area, so make sure you have a rough idea incase the cabbies need advice! (Having said this, we got there fine!)
On check in the staff were quick, friendly and happy to help with everything. The room had everything you'd need: a TV, Air-con, huge bed (we also had a single in our room: 417) and a large bathroom with bath and shower. Considering other supposedly cheaper hotels/Inns charge the same price for lower quality, I was more than pleased with the room we were in.
As I did not eat in the hotel, I can't comment on the food, but I can advise you take the walk to the Fulham Broadway Station and eat at any one of the bars at the station there. (Particularly The Slug and Lettuce!) Also, the Kings Road is just around the corner and there are a number of nice restaurants and bars down that way too.
If I stay in London again, this hotel will definately be my first choice. I would highly recommend staying here.
Clean, new hotel
We stayed 6 nights at the Jurys Inn, Chelsea in early August, 2004. As all the other reviews mentioned, this is an almost brand new hotel. What that means for the most part is that the hotel is clean, spotless really, but it also has a few kinks it is still trying to work out. For instance, one night the automated wake-up call service wasn't working. When I called the front desk, they said they would set it manually from there, but the next morning no wake up call came. Given that there was no alarm clock in the room, this could have been a major disaster, but luckily we were not leaving that morning. The staff was apologetic afterwards and promised to give us a personal wake up call the morning of our flight, but after that incident the automated system worked.
The newness of the hotel, and the fact that it is part of a chain, also mean that it lacks a certain amount of soul. We were looking for a bargain hotel in London, and having read some horror reviews on this and other sites, we decided to trade soul for a safe, no hassle experience, and that's pretty much exactly what we got with Jurys, so no complaints there at all. But if you want an interesting place to stay, this hotel is not for you.
The staff members were friendly and helpful when we needed anything. It was particularly warm the week we were in London, and therefore the hotel's air-conditioning was really welcome.
Finally, several other reviewers have mentioned the walk to the nearest Tube station. It is about a 10-15 minute walk, half of which is interesting. But there are two buses that go right by the hotel, and quite frequently. One takes you to Fulham-Broadway in about 2-4 minutes, and the other to Earl's Court in 10 minutes or so. Another location-related note: several taxi drivers we asked had no idea where the hotel was, and one drove us to the wrong Jury's hotel in nearby Kensington. So be sure to get good driving directions from the hotel if you're going to rely on cabs.
Stayed at Jury's in May, 2004. The bedroom and bathroom are very large. Everything is brand new and in great condition. The staff was helpful too.
I did not eat breakfast in the restaurant but had a croissant in the bar and also had a light dinner in the bar. Both meals were good and a great value.
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the subway. There is also a bus stop across the street from the hotel. The surrounding area is safe. Once the wharf is complete, there should be a wonderful selection of restaurants and shops nearby.
I would definitely stay here again.
We just returned from an 11 day London vacation; our Jurys Inn Chelsea accomodations were outstanding; the room was quiet, roomy, pleasant, and well maintained by the staff; the full English breakfast was quite good; and the staff was uniformly friendly and helpful. There are bus lines across the street to take one to the underground, but we found the 15 walk to the Fulham Broadway station easy and interesting (make your way through the park). If and when we ever return to London, this will be our hotel.
Great new hotel
We stayed at the Jury's Inn Chelsea just after it opened in April 2004 and found it to be clean, modern and reasonable. The Fulham Broadway tube station is only a 15 minute walk from the hotel and gives easy access to all of London. The staff on the front desk and in the restaurants were friendly and helpful at all times.
We look froward to staying there again in the future.
Bob & Barbara Dawes
Brand new, but still needs to work on things
We stayed in this hotel 2 days after it opened. I'm not sure they were prepared. The lobby is great. Food in the restaurant was very good, and very cheap. We had dinner with appetizers for less that 10 pounds each. That's unheard of. The waitstaff wasn't sure what was on the menu and didn't understand English at all. Luckily the manager came over and took our order. The room is spacious and shower is very nice. We must have been the first people to stay in our room because the sofa sleeper still had the plastic on it and there were not any sheets/blankets for it stored anywhere. They were very attentive and nice. I would not recommend this hotel if you do not have a car. I could see it being hard to get to this hotel without one. They were not sure if they were on a bus line. I'm not sure either. Long walk to main street. They also do not have their own car park, so you have to use a public park for a rate. 5 pounds for overnight and 2 pounds per hour during the day (from 7am - 5pm). A little steep, but it was a nice stay overall. Rate was great. I'd like to see how they are in a year or so.
Great hotel !!
The Jurys Chelsea is a great, brand new hotel !
I work in London during the week and have stayed in many different hotels in varying locations but I have to say this hotel is one of the best !!
I stayed week commencing 26 April 04 which I think was only a couple of weeks after opening and the stay was made even better by a fantastic opening rate - but even the full rates look good
The entrance lobby is bright and welcoming with very friendly staff on reception - I arrived very early on a Monday morning but was still able to check in very quickly and efficiently - my room was large and airy with brand new furniture and fittings - the bathroom was equally nice with one of the best showers to be found anywhere in London and Im looking forward to going back in the Summer to take full advantage of brilliant air-con !!
All in all a wonderful experience, and once the shops, bars, and restaurants are all completed in the area it will be better still. 10/10 - I will certainly be back for more !!
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