Holiday Villa Hotel And Suites London
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Delighted to stay there!
I would like to thank management and the staff very much for the support that Holiday Villa gave to our project.
We really appreciate the help-the exhibition people who stayed there found the staff most helpful and food delicious!
We were delighted with the dinner which the hotel management helped us to hold after the opening of the exhibition and we appreciate that we were given extremelyreasonable rates, and the dinner was exactly what we needed!
So just pack and that is the right place to have a good time in London!
MS Waveney Jenkins 'Spirit of Wood'
Don't Waste Your Money
The Pavillion was a part of a vacation package that I had purchased from gotoday. Unfortunately, it wasn't as elegant as we thought it would be. Basically, the hotel looked shabby--a hole in the wall. We were extremely disappointed, even though we knew that we wouldn't spend our entire trip in the hotel. As in most hotels in Europe, the rooms were extremely small. There were no automatic doors at the entrance; we had to use a key to open the room door; the doors were to flimsy; the elevator was extremely small, the walls were paper thin; the window curtains had some stains; extremely small bathroom (under the faucet needed to be cleaned: I'm germaphobic, so I cleaned it with my antispectic). The positive things: In spite of the faucet, the bathroom and room were cleaned during our two night stay; the staff was friendly; and good location: it was near Bayswater and Queensway tubes, Hyde and Kenningston Park, shopping area. I hope to go to London again, but I will never stay in this hotel again. We walked by a beautiful Sheraton Hotel, which on the opposite side of town, and it's on the same block as the Hard Rock Cafe.
Pack light, and you'll be just fine
After having read the reviews posted, I dreaded what awaited us; however, we were greeted by a friendly and helpful staff and a clean room. Granted, the rooms are not made for those with a lot of baggage, but were what we paid for- a bed, shower, and a darn good view. It helped that we brought only two carry-on bags with us, and we did not have much pf a space issue, but to those who like to bring the kitchen sink, beware- not a lot of floor space. I got bit by something (ant, mosquito- something little) during the night, and we (discretely) brought this to the staff's attention. They moved us to a new room immediately, with profuse apologies, and we had no problems after that.
Location from tube was good- about five minute's walk to Bayswater or Queensway- and there's a shopping centre nearby. Hyde Park is not so far, and there are a few tourist shops along the main streets. The prices are all right, but if you just HAVE to have that "MIND THE GAP" shirt, I suggest going to the tourist kiosk along Oxford Street, as they sell t's for 5 pounds sterling vs. the 8-10 pounds around the Bayswater tube stop. Happy travels!
Excellent hotel and great staff
The hotel is excellent and specially the staff is great. I just got home from London and wish I was still there. Just keep doing what you are doing. Staff is indeed helpful and friendly.The great little room "507" at the top of the building and the scenario from the room was extremely eye catching and could not ask better than that.
Hope to visit the hotel once again for my stay in London and I would personally recommend to stay there and make your journey as well as your stay fabulous.
Wouldn't stay here again
This hotel was adequate in some ways, less than adequate in others. The biggest problem was the lack of hot water on most days--which the staff always assured us was just a temporary problem. One day they told us to run the water for ten minutes till it got hot, but it never did. We ended up taking showers in the late afternoon, since there was never any hot water in the morning no matter how early we got up. In addition, the pool was closed during Xmas week, which was annoying and unexpected.
The room was small and dingy, the decor uninspired, but it was reasonably clean. The twin beds were hard and the linens old. The heat wasn't turned on until 7pm at night and could only be regulated by opening the windows overnight when the room got too hot. The walls were paper thin and the doors only lock with a key from the outside and slam shut--not the best environment for getting a good night's sleep. The towels were like the towels you'd get at a motel 8--very thin and small.
Ironically, we were in the seat of the English language, yet most of the staff were foreign and many didn't speak English well. Their ability to help with tourist suggestions, etc, varied widely. Most of the staff was friendly, however.
Continental breakfast was good and plentiful.
The location was excellent--close to the tube and several nice parks.
Still, I wouldn't stay here again.
This holiday will not be repeated
3 stars is NOT correct: impossibly small room with no bureau, tiny closet (which would not fit our 2 suitcases) & could barely walk when the suitcases were on the floor. hardly ever had hot water for showers . . 20-30% of our tries were successful & we tried morning & night. not very clean (we found items of last tenant on floor) & questionably clean blanket & bedspread. The staff was pleasant & tried to be helpful with shower & room heat issues. Manager was completely unavailable to speak with, despite a number of tries. Location was good & breakfast was adequate but would never stay there again. (where did they get the photo of the room I saw online?) other guests concurred rooms are small. of 4 I saw ours was by far the tiniest.
Represented as a 3 1/2 star hotel? At least the 1/2 star is correct!
This hotel has been totally misrepresented. Hotel is a glorified dorm and their clientelle is consistent with that. Rooms are very tiny with cheap furniture, paint peeling off the windows, and gum and dirt on the carpets in the elevators and hall. After seeing the available rooms (one where they wanted us to sleep in a hide-a-bed, we left and found a clean, acceptable hotel in the neighborhood. We have stayed in 3 and 4 star hotels all over Europe, and believe me, this isn't even close.
Truely a one star at best. Highly recommended that you skip this one or you will be disappointed in everything but the location. Oh, and by the way, managment would not refund our pre-paid room rate, so don't pay up front.
Reasonable, but there must be better
The room was small, but that is ok because we only sleep there anyway.
What wasn't so good was the bed: it was very lumpy and smelled somewhat. We had to place a thick bedspread under the bottom sheet for minimal comfort. The staff varied from very friendly to bitchy. For 2 days we had no warm water, because of a pipe burst. After the first day, the night clerk said that on the 1st floor warm water was restored and that the next morning everything would work again. If not we would be able to shower on the 1st floor, where some rooms were vacant. The next morning there still wasn't any warm water, so we wanted to take them up on their offer. But the day clerk blatantly started lying to us: 'No, there is no warm water anywhere (except by the pool, where I ended up in the end!) and even if there was, there are no rooms available on the 1st floor.' Right, well f**k you too. Breakfast was good but meager in options. Our conclusion: The room was affordable and reasonably clean, bed was bad, breakfast is adequate and lower personnel plus the manager are friendly. Middle staff are frusties.
Hotel ok, good location
For £50 a night for a twin ensuite room (online deal) and free breakfast, this hotel was about its money. Breakfast was not bad -- croissant, cereal, muesli, and meat or cheese (the coffee was terrible, but that's universal in England -- stick with tea).
The rooms were indeed exceptionally small -- I am 6 feet tall and could literally stretch out in the bed and touch each end of the room.
Storage space was virtually nonexistent and we lived out of our suitcases for our 4 day stay. Since our goal was to see London & not hang out in the room, it was ok.
Although the hotel was old and a bit run down, it had some charm and most importantly our bedlinen was clean and the staff were friendly.
The hotel was quite full, but with some pushing we were able to switch to a quieter room on the backside (the youth hostelers across the street burned the midnight oil every night).
The location was great -- only a 10-15 minute walk to Paddington and a 5 minute walk to the Queensway or Lancaster tube lines. We didn't try the hotel restaurant, but it was always full. The Bayswater area has some excellent Asian restaurants (try Kahn's for Indian and the Thai place 2 doors down). There is also a mall and plenty of shops nearby.
We were warned to be careful of pickpockets, but we we kept a close eye on our wallets & never had an trouble.
I probably wouldn't stay here again, but i would recommend it as a casual base from which to explore London.
Inexpensive London Hotel, Great Location, Excellent Food
We stayed here last year as part of a ... vacation. It's a fairly inexpensive hotel, but the staff was great. Our original room was way too small (no closet, no room for our luggage) but the staff immediately upgraded us to a larger room. We stayed a few days beyond our package deal and were then upgraded to a marvelous room with double bed and lovely street view. The Malaysian restaurant on premises was a delight. The continental breakfast included in the room price was very adequate. The hotel is situated just a short walk from several tube stops and the Bayswater area is full of ethnic restaurants and historic pubs. Only one block from Hyde Park. We'd definitely recommend this hotel for the budget-conscious traveler!
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