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... rose water towel. The best part - this huge (and absolutely fantastic meal at one of the top rated restaurants in London) was under $20! Nice!
Check out Tayyabs menu - the food is reasonably priced and it was super yummy! I highly suggest eating here if you have the opportunity!
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Explored for a few minutes after dinner and headed back to my "home away from home."
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn London - Mayfair
Can't say fairer than that
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn London - Mayfair
What a wonderful surprise!
This hotel is in an absolutely fabulous location. When you walk out the front door of the hotel and see the Ritz, you know you're in a good part of London. Everything was convenient -- the subway, buses, restaurants, pubs, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, etc. I had been told by my well travelled brother that I needed to stay in Mayfair, Knightsbridge or a few other select areas of London. I was expecting the location to be fairly good, but it turned out to be fantastic. Given the great location, and very reasonable price (by London standards), I expected the room to be dated or shabby -- it was neither. In fact, it was a far nicer room than any other Holiday Inn I've ever stayed in in the USA. The room was very large by London standards. I stayed with my husband and teenage son and we were very comfortable. An added benefit was that the staff was very friendly as well. The check in was fast, friendly and efficient. We hardly ever saw or heard the maids, but the rooms were cleaned completely. The concierge staff was extremely helpful. London is a very expensive city, but I felt this hotel was worth every penny and more. I will stay there again.
Could not beat it!
I cannot recommend this hotel enough. I made a recent trip to do wedding shopping and was on a very tight schedule. This hotel is right opposite a stop on the Picadilly Underground Line, which comes straight from Heathrow Airport in less than an hour. Although we were too early to check in, there was a concierge service for us to leave our luggage and it was a very short walk to Bond Street, Saville Row and Oxford Street. The staff were exceptional, no request was too much for them. The food in the bar was lovely and actually not as horrendously priced as hotels in this area no doubt are. The rooms were spacious (we had a family room for 3 adults) and very clean. Considering it is in Mayfair, you could not beat the price and should I return to London, I will definitely be returning there and have already recommended it to all of my friends and family. Two 'thumbs up'!!!
Won't stay anywhere else in london
Great location for bond and oxford street. Hotel is clean and staff very attentive.
Rooms good size and have air-con. Breakfast great, however evening meal disappointingly expensive.
Great hotel, won't stay anywhere else in london!!
My family spent four nights at the Holiday Inn Mayfair in June, 2004. Considering the price and location, we couldn't have chosen a better hotel in London. Our room was equipped with two full size beds, allowing our family to share one room. Many major historical attractions and shopping are within walking distance. Green Park Underground station was just across the street. We felt completely safe in and nearby the hotel. A full breakfast was included and it was outstanding. The staff was friendly and responsive. I will certainly stay in this hotel during my next trip to London. I strongly recommend this hotel!!!
I just returned from a two night stay at this hotel with a family of 4. Although the room was small it was very nice. The staff was very friendly. My only comment would be that the conceirge would say someplace was a 5 minute walk and would turn out to be a 30 minute walk at a fast pace. The breakfast had unusual food for someone from Atlanta, Ga but it was out opportunity to try some new things. I would highly reccomend this hotel for a family. We paid 139 pounds per night. Which turned out to be about $258 dolllars on my credit card bill. That may seem expensive my American standards but it was the best value I found for a family in London in a great location.
Location and Great for the Price
Stayed there on three separate occasions between Feb 2002 and June 2003. I keep coming back to this hotel as its rates are usually very fare for London and the location makes it within easy walking distance of Central London, Buckingham Palace, the original Hard Rock Cafe, and just about anywhere else you need to get to.
I can't say enough good things about this hotel where we spent the last week of March. The locations is fantastic, right on the corner of Piccadilly and Berkeley Street. You can walk to shopping, theatres, Green, Hyde and St. James Parks, the palace and much more. Our room with 2 queen sized beds, a dresser, a minibar, and a table with 2 chairs was a nice size. It also looked out to Green Park which was ablaze with daffodils. The bathroom was adequately sized but not huge.
My only minor complaint was the narrow tub which made showering a bit tight. Breakfast which was included in our rate was good with cold items being buffet style and your hot items made to order. The staff we encountered was all friendly and helpful. It was not like a U.S.
Holiday Inn, probably 2 or 3 steps above. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to London. On our previous trips we stayed at the Mayfair Intercontinental, but it changed to Radisson and has been getting bad reviews on Tripadvisor, so we were glad to find another great hotel in the area.
Location!! Location!! Location!!
Excellent Location!!!!!! This hotel has such an awesome location for travellers wanting to be right in the hustle and bustle. About a 2 minute walk to Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace just across the park with Green Park Station right across the road, makes this hotel unbeatably convenient. We booked a family room for the 3 of us for 115.00 pound which was excellent value especially being a 4 star hotel in such an awesome location. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful with all amenities being of an excellent standard.Definitely a winner!!! will not hestiate to stay there again.
Great location, reasonable price
This was a surprise. Location across Ritz is very prime and convenient to all. Rates were very reasonable. It had just been renovated when we stayed there. Bathroom even had a towel warmer! Staff were all friendly. Concierge Keith was very helpful, even came up to change batteries on TV remote control!
Fantastic Location - hard to beat!
Have just spent an excellent weekend with the family at this hotel. We are frequent visitors to London and have stayed in many hotels there. Frankly, price is not a guarantee of quality and we have stayed in some where the rooms were so tiny and hot that it ruined the stay. This hotel looks to have been recently refurbished. The rooms had 2 double beds and were tastefully fitted out. The staff were extremely helpful. There is valet parking and at £45 for Friday am through Sunday pm was a bargain for London. The best thing about the hotel though is the location. In a quiet side street between Piccadilly and Berkeley Sq, you are within easy walking distance of Oxford Street for shopping, Leicester Sq and Theatreland, Regent Street and Chinatown, Hyde Park etc etc. We will definitely be back as it represents the best weekend we have had as a family - its hard to find decent family sized rooms in London at an affordable price. We paid £79 per night from Expedia. The hotel is 1 minute's walk from the Ritz where a small room will cost you over £300 per night. Its better to stay at the Holiday Inn and have tea at the Ritz if you like!