Park Grand London Kensington
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Just an ordinary hotel!
My husand and me stayed in this hotel for three nights in June, the price rate is at US$124/night including breakfast. It's just an ordinary hotel and pls do not expect too much! The room is quite spacious and clean but without air-con. The room furnished with simple & old-used furniture & fixtures. What's more, part of the staff are in "long-faced".
A very pleasant stay
My husband and I stayed at the Hogarth for 2 nights. I had booked the hotel on the internet after reading positive reviews on the Tripadvisor. We arrived very late or rather very early in the morning at around 2 AM.We were checked through very quickly with no hassles.
Our room on the 3rd floor was quiet and although small as are most London hotels was nice and clean; with hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits.
The bed had a lovely awning on top, was very comfortable and the room very quiet.
In the bathroom shampoo sachets etc. were also provided.We did not have breakfast included but for the £55 per night we paid we were very pleased with the room.
On the morning we were leaving, I called Reception to ask if it was possible to check out later than the 11AM requested and she agreed immediately.
We found the staff pleasant and helpful. The hotel is only a short walk to Earl's Court Tube station and there are supermarkets and many restaurants around the area.
Will definitely stay there again.
Do Not Stay There!
I have just come back from a weekend in London and I stayed at the Hogarth. It was the worst hotel I have ever come across in my entire life!
Honestly, when we checked in we got escorted outside the front and down some stairs to our room, it was disgusting. There was dust about an inch thick on top of the curtains. They didnt have proper beds, just like make shift sofa beds. They had a table made out of chipboard and the bathroom needed a good clean. Needless to say we never had the breakfast we'd paid for!!
The location was not so great. The address says its situated in Kensington but in fact the area is Earls Court and it's not the nicest of areas. One Taxi driver described it as "bedsit city".
My actual break was brilliant because we stayed away from the hotel as much as possible but I will be putting a complaint in to the travel agents where I booked because this hotel really shouldnt be in their brochure.
I hope you havent already booked when you're reading this. If so, good luck, if not, DONT!
Overpriced but rooms larger than normal
I stayed 2 nights at this hotel & paid £65/night. The rooms are slightely larger than other budget hotels. There was no refrigerator as stated in a previous room however the lift was working. The room price did not include breakfast which I discovered upon arrival which I was very disappointed with given that I could get a room for the same price including breakfast closer to the centre.
Overall, the room is pleasent to stay in if that's where you spend most of your day. Hoever if you are only there to sleep then I think there are better options where you can get breakfast included & a more central location.
Hotel stay was overall nice
We stayed here for 6 nights in March. It was located at a nice location, very close to the subway station(Earl's Court) which can take you anywhere in London. I would advise taking the subway instead of taxis, since you will have to pay $$$$ for just a 10 min taxi ride. And there are various restaurants and pubs near the hotel. The hotel room was very small, compared to some of the other hotels we stayed in various countries in Europe. Hotel staff was very nice..We got a package deal through our travel agency and only paid $63 a night for a double room, which was worth it..If you didn't get this package deal, and booked the hotel while in London, it would have been triple the price(which is definitely not worth it)....Overall experience is nice, although each late night while we were there, you can hear various drunken people out on the street and being very loud.
The hotel was great deal. We stayed here in September. I recommend a room w/AC during the warm months. Also surprised to find that it also had a small refridgerator in the room. A few nearby pubs.
Nice hotel but overpriced
Hotel was nice tho I thought it was kinda overpriced. We stayed there twice in like a month and both times the elevator was out of service and there were no more fans to hand out either. It being July and extremely hot, this gave a small problem. The staf are quite friendly, some too friendly, and they got the lock off the window in our room. If you would like breakfast in bed make it known to the receptionist during the day and they can help you, no extra costs. I would not stay in this hotel again, simply because it is like I said before, overpriced. Even with the special internet rates!!
Excellent Value for the Price
This hotel was an excellent value for the price. The location is great - Earl's Court is a convenient station & it was nice being able to take the Piccadilly Line directly from Heathrow. There are many restaurants in the area (everything from Chinese & Indian food to McDonald's, Subway & Pizza Hut). Continental breakfast was included with the room.
The staff at the hotel was friendly and quite helpful. We had our 2 year-old son with us, so we were given a "larger" room facing the street. It was not a palace, but we felt it was a nice size given the price we paid. We did get to peak in a room not facing the street when the maid left the door open and saw that it was very small!
The bad news: We were there for 2 days & on 1 day, both elevators were out of service. Also, despite what Hotels.com said, there was not air conditioning & a refrigerator in each room. We were given a fan, but that didn't do much. The windows don't open very far, so cool from outside wasn't able to get in. If staying at the Hogarth, do it in the cooler months of the year, or pay extra for one of the "Executive Suites" that does have the a/c & fridge.
The Hogarth Hotel
Not knowing where to plant ourselves while in London I opted to find a hotel near a Tube station and risk the possibility of being in a questionable neighborhood but close to transportation. I poked around the Internet and found The Hogarth, in Earl's Court. About 2 blocks from the Earl's Court Station (a very easy walk) and not in a bad neighborhood (mostly Indian), the Hogarth offered convenience at a very reasonable price. The rooms are tiny, though, so be prepared. I'd stay here again, but now that I've been to London I think I'd look around for another hotel first before deciding on the Hogarth. Earl's Court is a nice enough area to stay in, and there are plenty of similar properties to choose from.
This hotel is located on a quiet street but very close to a tube stop. It is very clean & the help is friendly. The restaurant has average food but very slow. We were one of 3 couples for an early dinner and we had to wait over an hour to get our food. We would definitely stay there again.