Holiday Inn Express Earls Court
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Modern, smart, but small rooms and suprisingly noisy
We had a great 2 nights at this hotel: we were a family of 4 (mum,dad, 2 young children).
The hotel room was new, v small but smart and well designed. Breakfast was OK (cereal, croisants, tea, coffee, yoghurt, juice). Powerful shower, air conditioned. Suprisingly noisy - a lot of aircraft and traffic noise - but we all slept fine.
Easy access to central London and the South Kensington galleries via the no 74 bus (runs every 10 mins during day) from the crossroads about 3/4 mins walk. For London take bus for about 5 stops - drops you outside Earls Court tube. Stay on bus for South Ken museums (about 25 mins in traffic).
The hotel is in a cosmopolitan area - really nice cheap indian restarant (Masala Express) over the crossroads and 50m on L.Any sort of cuisine you fancy can be found within 5 mins walk! Somerfield local over the crossroads and carry on 50 m.
Extremely Clean and Quiet
We stayed here for the weekend 20th - 22nd January 2006. There were 4 of us in one room, 2 adults and 2 teenagers. It was a bit of a squeeze but fine. The room itself was very nice and spotlessly clean. The bathroom was very nice and the shower excellent. The continental breakfast was very good and served right up to 10.30a.m. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay in it again myself. My only concern was the area it was in as it was very run down and a bit grubby. It was a good 7-10 mins walk from the tube station which was fine during the day but not so at night, although there is a bus stop right outside the tube station which drops you off outside the door of the hotel and you can use your tube ticket.
Nice modern night stop
Small room for four but functional for one night. Very modern hotel, almost new. Bit out of the way but 5 minute walk to tube. Parking OK not very secure. Very helpful staff.
Great place to stay with a family
We stayed (2 adults and a teenager) in this hotel for 5 nights in November. The hotel is less than a year old, hence all the furnishings are in great shape and it is very clean. It is in a working-class neighborhood with many stores and places to eat. There is an Indian food place (Indian Express) that has a good buffet Sun & Wed. You can get a train from Gatwick to Brompton Road station for 9 pounds (a pretty good deal, need to change at Clapton Junction). This station actually might be a bit closer than the West Kensington tube station mentioned in other posts. We would definately stay here again, because it is hard to find family rooms in London at a price we can afford. We paid 85 pounds/night via the hotel's web site and the posted rate on the sign in front of the hotel was 99 GBP/night. Fortunately, we did not have the billing problems mentioned by other posters.
Whilst attending a seminar we stayed at this hotel for 7 nights. Rooms were very clean and much better size than many other London hotels. The free continental breakfast is very good and the staff were very friendly. The location of this hotel is ideal if you wish to walk to the local restuarants of which there are many.Only 5 mins walk from tube station also (West Brompton). I will definately return to this hotel.
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in the July. The stay was nice and comfortable especially since the hotel was very new and had air conditioning. The distance from the main thoroughfare in London wasn't that inconvenient especially with the presence of the West Kensington tube station not too far away. My only complaint is the fact that the hotel staff refused to honor the actual cost of the room listed on the reservation made through the internet (on the hotel's website nonetheless). We ended up paying more than what our reservation stated. I was not happy about this but we had to check out to catch our train so we didn't have a choice. And,yes, I did bring a print out of the reservation confirmation but apparently, that meant nothing to them.
Hotel is typical Holiday Inn Express. The hotel was brand new when I stayed, so it was ultra clean and cozy. Everything was fantastic. The location was rather far from the city center, however, it was located in a great area. I loved that it was in a local area, but not an uncomfortable place. It was separated fromt he mass tourism of central London, so it gives a great local feel. With a rate of 60 pounds a night, you can't say no to this, when the average hotel is 100. The tube stop was a 5-10 minute walk, so it was easily accessible to central London. Right off the District line. Buses run near by 24 hours, so you can reach the hotel when the tube shuts down. Great Kabob house nearby and cheap internet cafe across the street for those not wanting to pay the hotel rates. Breakfast is doable and free. Great hotel for great price.
New, clean, and modern
The Express by Holiday Inn Earl's Court just opened in May of this year (2005). The hotel was exceptionally clean and of course, modern. We had a few problems with check-in and check-out due to the fact that we did not go through the Holiday Inn website, but rather an outside Internet booking agency. However, I double-checked with the hotel by e-mail before arriving and they confirmed that everything was alright, so we should not have encountered any problems.
The continental breakfast was alright. A small selection of cereal, yogurt, apples, breads, and drinks were offered. This kind of disappointed me because having stayed in cheaper, smaller hotels, I've experienced more nutritional breakfasts. A wider array of fruits would have been nice. Also a slightly varying menu each day would be appreciated. Considering it was included in the price of our room, I can't complain too much though.
The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The lighting is a bit dim, but is sufficient. The water pressure was good. The shower in our room was a stand-up kind and had a cloth shower curtain. The bathroom door could be used to either block off the bathroom from the rest of the hotel room, or closed so it divided the toilet from the rest of the bathroom. This was a nice privacy feature for when more than one person needed to use the room at a time. The TV had just a handful of channels, but was sufficient considering we did not spend a lot of time in the room. Wireless Internet access was provided if a guest wanted to purchase a special voucher from reception. We did not find this useful, as there is a photo/Internet place up the road (50 pence for 30 minutes).
The location of the hotel is right outside of central London, located in Zone 2, but is very close to Zone 1. The nearest Underground (Tube) station is West Kensington. If you turn left out of the station and walk for about 7-10 minutes, you'll come across the hotel on the left-hand side of the street. We found the Tesco grocery store on the way to the hotel a nice option for snacks.
Overall, I would recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a reasonably priced hotel near the central London area. I would definitely look into staying here again.
Highly Recommend HIExpress-Earl's Court
Express by Holiday Inn - London Earl's Court is a great hotel at a REALLY great price. It is newly built so its modern facilities and rooms were all very clean and comfortable. The bathrooms are spacious and clean too. A nice continental breakfast in the lobby is a great way to start the day. The hotel staff are all really nice and helpful as well.
It is about 7 minutes from the West Kensington tube stop. The area surrounding the tube (that you walk by on the way to the hotel) is not the most glamorous, but it is more of a living community than touristy area so there are lots of small convenient stores and restaurants in the neighborhood. I was travelling a friend, another female, and we never felt unsafe in the area even when we came back around midnight. There are usually still cars and people walking around at late night.
Getting into the areas with London attractions is no problem at all from the West Kensington stop. Probably need to transfer, but the tube is really easy to get around and there are bus stops between the tube stop and hotel. My friend and I even walked into central London a couple of days.
In general, I had a really pleasant stay at this hotel. London is really really expensive (think american prices doubled) so it was nice to be able to get a great hotel at a great value. I highly recommend this hotel.
Excellent Value Hotel
I stayed at the newly opened Holiday Inn Express Earlsourt London on June 9th. After just two weeks the friendly and efficient management and staff deliver a good product at an excellent price. The rooms are imaginitively designed, spacious and well equipped.The hotel is situated in a typical London neighbourhood within a living community. The nearest tube station is West Kensington about seven minutes walk from the hotel. There are a number of good value resturants ranging from Italian to traditional English Fish and Chips cafes in the immediate vicinity. I enjoyed my stay though as a business traveller I would prefer if the Express division of Holiday Inn included a trouser press as standard in rooms. Overall an above average hotel in an excellent location within reasonable commuting distance from most of the major attractions in London.
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