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Historical Traveler Reviews Mitre House Hotel London
My family and I recently stayed at the Mitre House Hotel for four nights at the end of July and would recommend it to anyone looking for a safe, comfortable and affordable hotel in London. We had the family suite with two doubles and a shared bathroom. My parents stayed in one room and my husband and me in one. This worked very well as we had privacy but got a very good rate because of booking the "family suite."
A shabby, dirty room in a friendly hotel
The room we had was incredibly shabby, worn and threadbare. There were blood stains on the duvet cover, stains on the walls and carpet. The bathroom was horrible and shabby, not at all what we were expecting.
The staff at the hotel were firendly, although we only saw them at breakfast time as we wanted to get out of there as quick as possible. The location was very good, but the dirtiness of the room unfortunately overidded any other factor.
We were very disappointed, as the least I expect from a hotel is to be clean, and the room we had was not only unclean but also very shabby.
I stayed in a family room, which included a double with 2 singles, with 3 other people. Everything was clean, our towels were changed daily, and our beds made daily. The continental breakfast, which was included in the price, was filling- muesli/cornflakes, OJ, tea/coffee, toast, jams, eggs, sausage, canadian-style bacon, and sometimes beans. The staff were friendly, personable, and very helpful. A luggage room was available to drop off your things if you arrived before check-in. The owner's dog Dorothy occasionally dropped in the lobby- she was really nice, but hard of hearing. The location was just couple minutes walk to Paddington station, however, you could also walk to Lancaster Gate Station, which was right across the street from Hyde Park. There were also a couple of convenience stores around the corner, as well as a great Italian restaurant called "ASK". I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone!
Excellent economy hotel for our 10 day stay 4/28-5/8/04
We found the Mitre House Hotel on tripadvisor and we're glad we did. From the night we arrived to a kind a & helpful clerk named Bettie, to the morning we walked the block to the Paddington Station to return to Heathrow, this small, clean and convenient hotel was our home for 10 days while touring London. The friendly and responsive staff made us comfortable while repspecting our privacy. They kept our 2nd fl corner room clean and quickly & quietly served a hearty English breakfast each a.m. in DR. Our belongings were safe and sound as we did our day trips and an overnight to Paris. Steps from the Paddinton Sta tube, the 15 & 23 bus routes, ATMs, Post Office, convenience store & restaurants. Quiet, tree lined Sussex Garden location. Thanks Mitre House!! You're worth every pound.
Great location three blocks from Kensington Gardens. Also three blocks from the Lancaster Gate Underground, and about four blocks in the other direction to Paddington. Worked great for getting to Heathrow -- the Express leaves every 15 minutes from Paddington. Cost for the 15-minute train was 13 pounds.Pros: The hotel is in a beautiful neighborhood, a mix of other hotels and private residences. Lots of restaurants and little grocery stores. Friendly staff. Our double for 80 pounds was a good size, plenty of space to put bags and hang clothes in the armoire. (not always the case in London) Had a secure place to lock up luggage if you wanted to leave a few bags there after you checked out. They even let me leave a bag there three days before I was due to check in (was heading to Prague for a few days and had accumulated too much stuff!). The breakfast was a dull English breakfast, but adequate.Cons: The rooms are a little worn -- probably haven't been updated since the 70s. Threadbare towels, small bed, the hot water took FOREVER to get to the second floor. No tea-making facilities in the room, but they'll make it free for you at the bar whenever you want.
No charm but servicable
Our family stayed at the Mitre House for several nights at the end of February in one of the family suites (two separate rooms with a little connecting hall and one ensuite bathroom). The beds are nicely firm (lumpy pillows!) and the location is convenient to train and tube since Paddington is a short two blocks away. There is very little charm in the room or the "English breakfast" but both are servicable. A good but not great choice.
I stayed in the Mitre house hotel for a week. It is in a convinient location just around the corner from Paddington, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I am dissabled and the minute I arived they helped me and assigned me to a ground room floor which i thought was excellent of them. The room was very nice and clean with a huge bed and tv. There was a very big closet, in my room. Enough to hang one persons things. I dont know what the other rooms are like, but the single rooms are fantastic. The staff are very helpful, offer you tips and ideas and broshures for everywhere. The breakfast room is clean and the service provided by the young staff excellent. The breakfast is good, you can choose what you want and it is brought really qiuckly. I met the owner mrs Chris, and she was a wonderfull person. The only thing that I found rather slow was the lift, but it worked fine. I would reccomend this hotel to everyone looking for a nice simple hotel. You feel very welcome there. Would stay there again any time.
Pretty good stay
My family of 4 stayed at the Mitre House over Christmas 03 for 4 nights. Conveniently located, hotel was clean and well managed. Rooms were reasonable in size and breakfast was very good. We had the 2 room family suite with shared bath which worked out well.
Nice stay at the Mitre House
Our family of three stayed at the Mitre House for our weeks visit to London in April, 2003. We were very satisified with the accommodations, the staff was very friendly, and the location was just around the corner from Paddington Station.
We stayed for 8 nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel is close to Paddington station and also the tube. We had a family suite, two bedrooms and we shared a private bath. The breakfasts were great and the staff were very friendly. There is a restaurant around the corner named ASK and several pubs close by. The elevator was the only thing that needed some help, it broke down the last few days we were there. If you are looking for a family friendly place and enjoy simple surroundings you will enjoy the Mitre House. We plan on returning soon.