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We bought tickets for a hop on hop off tour and checked out a map and figured that we could walk to …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis London Earls Court
Small and dirty
I was very disappointed with this place. Stayed there in June of 2004. The room wasn't very clean. The location isn't that great. You can find many other places that are the same price range and much better. I will not stay here again.
Booked in through Trafalgar Tours, was not impressed after staying in 2 different rooms. No A/C so you sleep (in summer) with windows open to street noise below. Beds are hard and pillows are even harder and flat. Bathrooms were musty-smelling, tiling grout was missing. The continental breakfast was meager. Due to high tour traffic, check-in can be an arduous task. On the plus side, Marta at the front desk was very professional, even when facing an ocean of people checking in. And the walk to the nearest tube was very easy. The neighborhood is not the best, not the worst. There are several shops and pubs nearby where one can get a quick sandwich or a hot meal.
Ibis Earl's Court was a very nice hotel! My parents, husband, and I stayed there for 5 nights in May 2004. We got an excellent last minute rate on expedia.com. It's the second Ibis I've stayed at, third that I've toured, and it is FAR above the others. Furniture is mahogany, room is average to large, bathroom is marble, everything was spotless, service was really nice. The only negative was an uncomfortable mattress (my parent's said theirs was also a little lumpy), but this might have been resolved had I thought to ask for a room change.
Good size rooms but no air conditioning.
I have traveled to London several times in the last few years. The hotel room is a good size for London. The location is close to West Brompton tube station and only a short 5 minute walk. The only thing I feel should be noted about this hotel is that there is no airconditioning in the hotel rooms. Very few hotels in London have air in the room but the reason I write the review is that the hotels website, expedia, and travelocity all state that the hotel does have air. Just a warning for summer visits...
I stayed there last week and it's pretty convenient to the West Brompton tube stop. You can take breakfast in the hotel, but all the food is mushy and not that tasty--you're better off taking breakfast at the pub down the street, which is tasty and cheap, cooked to order.
Worth the money
Paragon is marked as a 4* hotel, and stands to that according to the london hotel levels. The rooms are clean, bed, towels etc are changed daily. The continental breakfast is excelent - 5 types of serials, butter and apple pastries, bunns, ham and kashkaval, fresh orange and lemon juice. The staff is friendly and gladly helped us plan a tour by ourselves to the stonhenge. a night at the hotel cost us about 100$ (60 GBP) which is well worth the money in london standarts. the hotel is in zone 2, (west brompton tube station ,district line to wimbeldon) which is quite far from the center (2 hours walk from hyde park) the underground station is quite near - about 2 minutes of walk, and the frequency of the tubes is about every 10 minutes.
Good size for London
We were pleasantly suprised that the room was roomy by London standards. 2 beds , 2 chairs and a little side table, and a desk. Huge windows. We were lucky, we had a room high up and facing the city and had a fantastic view.I agree with another reviewer about the awkward bathtub, it IS a climb to get into it. I was pleased with the breakfast, I don't eat a big breakfast anyway and for me there was plenty to choose from (cereal, danish, fresh bread, stuff like that).
We felt comfortable and safe in the neighborhood on walks to and from the tube, which is nearby. It seems to be a middle income area, mostly residential. I would stay there again if the price is right, but would prefer to be a bit closer to the center of things.
Paragon was a nice place for a start on a honeymoon, Trafalgar
Recievedas part of the Trafalgars tour, we were pleasantly surprized.
This was one of the stays for our honeymoon!
We stayed at the Paragon in March 2003. We got a great price through a BA vacation package. The hotel was clean, quiet, and pleasant. I don't think it has A/C, but we slept with the windows open and didn't have a problem. It's in a very convenient location by the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre and just two short blocks from the tube. The walk isn't bad at all, even in the rain and we never felt unsafe even after dark. Although to be fair, the neighborhood isn't the greatest and I wasn't by myself. My only real complaint was the bathrooms. Although it was advertised as having rehabbed bathrooms with new marble, not all the rooms had been done at that time. Our bathroom looked old and had some mildew. Also, the shower/tub was like three feet off the ground. I don't know if that is normal in England, but as a short woman, getting in and out of the shower was a pain. I sprained my ankle while I was there and after that it was near impossible to get in and out of the shower without assistance. Oh, and the free breakfast wasn't all that, but maybe I just couldn't get used to the warm water, juice, and milk.
I recently stayed at the Paragon Hotel in Earl's Court as part of a British Airways package. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this hotel. The rooms were small (by American standards) but efficient with two double beds. The bath looked newly updated with a nice deep tub, and luxurious marble on the floor and sink. Rooms were very clean and service at the hotel was pleasant and efficient.The hotel is located near the Earl's Court convention center, outside the center of London but conveniently near bus and tube lines. Getting to the center of London generally tooks us 15 minutes or less.My only complaint about this hotel would be the lack of variety offered with the included Continental breakfast. The offerings were generally Danishes, some unappealing cheese and luncheon meat and maybe 3 choice of cereal. Some fresh fruit would have been welcomed.All in all though, the Paragon was a good deal and I would recommend it and stay there again.