Holly House Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holly House Hotel London
On Friday June 25th 2004 I get to the Holly House Hotel. I hand in to the guy in the front desk my confirmed printed reservation. He takes a peek at it and says: "It's cancelled."
Helpfull and friendly staff. Centraily located, within walking distance from Victoria station. Most of the tourist attraction is in easy reach. Economic nice clean rooms. Rooms are a bit small but nicely decorated.
Good for the hostel-bound
Pretty noisy, shabby, and small. But I agree that you get what you paid for, which is very little, especially in the off-season. We paid only about $130 for a twin room for three nights (less than $45 per night for two tiny twin beds). It's close to Victoria station. The staff is pretty friendly, though do not leave or expect to receive messages (there are also no phones in the rooms).
What You pay for is what You get..
I do agree, that the rooms are not the most beautyful or large, but it has what you need: at bathroom, a bed and fridge. Upon arriving we were accomodated at small bedrood (size of bed is not suitable for two persons though!). But upon request we were offered a three-bed room without x-tra charge. The hotel is not topclass, but the hosts are friendly. Its a cheap way to stay central in London,
Be Warned, Do Not Stay Here!
Do not stay in this hotel! It is a dump. The bathrooms are tiny and the rooms are in horrible condition. The room we stayed in smelled like bug spray and after arriving, they would not allow us to cancel when we were so disgusted by the conditions of the place. They sent us to check out several rooms and they were all horrible. DITTO to the comment about the bathrooms. Save yourself the trouble and go stay at the Comfort Inn up the road, it is closer and more conveniant to the Victoria Station. For a few more pounds, you will stay in a newly renovated place and enjoy an awesome breakfast.
Don't Stay here. You deserve better!
Holly Hotel was the worst hotel I've ever seen. I can't believe they haven't faced legal action over claiming their room is ensuite. Their bathroom is the smallest I have ever seen (about 4 feet wide containing a toilet, sink, and shower) no shower door means your toilet paper gets soaked every time you use their facilities. Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra pounds to book some comfort in the seat of civilization.