Britannia Hampstead Hotel

Primrose Hill Rd, London, England, NW3 3NA, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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London, Part I

A travel blog entry by travlondon

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My first few hours in London were exhausting. I left Manchester Piccadilly Saturday morning and arrived at London Euston two hours later. I suddenly found myself no clear idea of where I was or how to get to my hotel.

Instead of sending me directly from Kings Cross to Chalk Farm on the Northern Line, the directions I got from the hotel …

Riding a rollercoaster

A travel blog entry by curious1

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... I say goodbye to people I have grown fond of, and leave my students in the hands of a new teacher. (It is always tough, I don't know how primary teachers do it!). You spend a lot of time with them, helping them learn and grow. If I was staying in London, I would definitely want to keep working at South Hampstead, and they basically told me they wouldn't have me working anywhere else. (There was a post, but it came up in January, when I was still in my I hate London phase). Part of ...

Gluing myself to England.

A travel blog entry by mccloskey

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I have been procrastinating this entry because, as much as I hate to write it, this is my last week in London. I knew that the term would go unfortunately fast but I did not expect it to go THIS fast. The thought of leaving this city is making me genuinely sick to think about so I am not going to write about it quite yet.

Last week was actually quite busy for me because I went assignment-crazy and attempted to get all of my work done so that I would not be stressing ...

London week

A travel blog entry by garrcon

... lovely walk along the river, lots of buildings and boats and people, another lovely day. We walked along Strand street, the border of Westminster with London, and a statue of the queen in centre, and apparantally way back, she had to get permission from the Mayor of London to pass into London. Also Twinnings tea is still in the same building as they were on Strand street 300 years ago. St. Paul's cathedral also had a pipe organ, and a young gentleman was ...

More Meetings

A travel blog entry by micmorris

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We had a legitimate breakfast with one of the guys in the training meetings this morning. As he called it, it was a "greasy spoon" where I got a sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich. At this point, I was introduced to "brown sauce". From what I can tell, it's some sort of sweet-ish BBQ sauce, and it went along great with the sandwich and some toast.

Meetings continued as normal, but in a different room on a different floor of Angel. so I got to see more of the modern design and how ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Hampstead area of London, is near Freud Museum, Hackney City Farm, College Farm, and Hampstead Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBritannia Hampstead Hotel London

    Reviewed by travlondon

    Not my favorite place to stay

    Reviewed Jan 28, 2012
    by (8 reviews) Strasburg , United States Flag of United States

    I hated this hotel. The location was terrible, and I remember having lots of issues. It was inexpensive though.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Britannia Hampstead Hotel London

    Disappointing Hotel

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    We booked this hotel before we saw the other reviews on the internet.

    Old,Damp and Haunted

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    Me and my wife missed our flight and had to stay one extra night in London.

    Staff's attitude needs improvement

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    After viewing last post, I decided to stay this hotel for 3 nights. The size of the room is very good, comparing with most of the hotels I have ever stayed in London. However, as some others have commented, the deco and furnitures of the room are aged, so is the bathroom. I can put up with these since in general the room is clean and everything (shower, lighting, etc) seems to be working properly. What's hard to tolerate is the attitude of some staffs. For instance, I asked in my second day whether I could change my room since the neighbour was very noisy at night, and I was told they can't help me over the phone, and I had to go to the front desk myself. When I checked out, one of the lady staffs served me. I knew she wasn't in good mood as soon as I saw her face-- she didn't have any smile on her face, and sounded very cold. She looked extremely unhappy when I told her I didn't have breakfast which she mis-charged on my credit card. She then threw that paper into bin, but she missed. Surprisingly, she didn't even bother to pick it up, and just left it on the floor. This kind of service is totally unacceptable even for a B&B, not to mention a 3-star hotel.

    What's the problem?

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    I booked this hotel for a Saturday night stay through the hotel chain's own website. Even though I had already read all the (very negative) reviews on here, I needed somewhere with a car park in North London and at a reasonable price.

    One of the worst....

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    I can only add my agreements to what others have written. I stayed here for 2 nights, purely because I needed to be in the Hampstead area for work.

    I was immediately concerned when I saw the reception area looked like it had not been decorated since the 1970's with their rates displayed with stick-on letters on a board.

    The room was small, dirty and had very basic amenities. The bathroom had lots of "silverfish" on the floor (a type of insect found in damp places) and these were also on the bedroom carpet, so I had to keep shoes on at all times.

    I was very glad to leave, and would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Worst hotel ever

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    This honestly has to be the worst hotel i have ever had the misfortune to stay in. the furniture was shabby, the bed was lumpy and dirty. i was kept awake by noisy people having a party until 3am in the morning in the next room, despite complaining to reception.

    this hotel is stuck in a time warp and needs to be demolished.

    dont stay here if you dont have to - i have seen better hostels.

    Decrepit furnishings, unfriendly staff, very uncomfortable stay

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    We chose this hotel primarily because of its location

    A good place to be robbed.

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    How our trip was ruined, and we were ROBBED due to staff carelessness and continue to be robbed through management callousness.

    Good location, but loud and not very clean

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    We got a discount by booking the rooms over the internet. At that time (Nov. 2003) the hotel advertised as a quiet location which it is not at all, as actually next to a main road and opposite a bus stop. The furniture is OK but old. The rooms were not very clean and the personnel at the front desk neither helpful nor friendly. The hotel is located in walking distance to Chalk Farm tube station though, which is a plus. All in all I cannot recommend the hotel.

    Good Location - poor food

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    Good location with that rarity in London - a car park. Rooms abit shabby but if you get a discount price they are good value for London. Food poor and overpriced (dont have breakfast - 10).

    Good restaurants around the corner plus a breakfast bakery.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Britannia Hampstead Hotel London

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair