Park International Hotel
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Friday night--Dinner NOT at Harrods--need to tell the story.
Saturday--great breakfast in the hotel. Met all the women. Tour of London by coach. Wonderful City--really need several weeks to see it. No lunch, no dinner till 10pm. Did The Eye at sunset. Walked my tail off all day. Having real issues with stairs & my knees. Lot's of …
First official day of UK adventure. We started the day with introductions, of course & met our tour leader. She has the personality of a grown up Girl Scout leader! We started on a City tour to get an overview. Saw Buckingham Palace, and the famous guards. Also saw the beautiful Hyde Park, similar to Golden Gate park, but maybe larger. Went to …
Great last day in London (Sunday). Spent the whole day at Tower Hill &Tower of London. Only Royalty lost their heads on Tower grounds, noblemen like Thomas Moore and Cromwell were beheaded at Tower hill. Lot's of famous people! Beheading was not easy, sometimes it took as many as 5 chops to do the job!! Enough on that!, Us commoners were hanged …
First I am On the Beaten Path, then I am off the Beaten Path.....I am lost, then I am found. The course of intrepid traveler always strays off course. My three day visit was similar to Dorothy as she traveled through the Wizard of Oz via tornado. A whirlwind experience, hitting on the high points the City has to offer.
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I went to London to see the Queen.....and she wasn't there. I guess it was expected. Mum and I arrived in London exhausted but thrilled. Lots to see, lots to do and we didn't get through it all but we gave it a good try. I truly enjoyed London though I regret spending so much of time in sights and attractions and not enough time wandering the …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park International Hotel London
The reviews I read were good and that convinced me to stay there. I was not disappointed. I am sure there is a vocal minority who are disappointed (see some of the other comments), but my stay was pleasant and I am glad to recommend this to any who stay. Location is conveinient, staff was freindly. My room was clean and everything worked, bed was comfortable. Price was affordable and I will definitely stay again.
I had a great stay, the service was excellent and I had no problems at all during my week in London. The hotel is definetly above average and it surprises me that other people have given it such bad reviews. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves quite a bit and the hotel is easily accessible to all that London has to offer. We enjoyed the hospitality at the Park and we will definetly be back for another stay. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants an affordable, clean, and comfortable stay in lovely London.
A Great time made better
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for a long weekend as part of our Europe trip. We found the staff to be polite and very helpful. The room size was good compared to other hotels in London. We will certainly be recommending this hotel to our friends. Keep up the good work and thanks.
Accommodations & staff were above my highest expectations. It was the nicest place I stayed on my trip. Also, the location was perfect!
A Wonderful Hotel with nice amenities, clean rooms, and friendly staff.
I will certainly visit the Park International Hotel again on my next visit to London. We stayed in August and the Park actually had air conditioning in the room so we were very comfortable. The Tube stop is really close and the hotel is in a great area. We shopped at Harrods and walked in Hyde Park on the same day.
I booked this hotel for my parents in May after reading above average reviews on this site. Unfortunately the reviews must have been written by the staff at the hotel because the service and condition of the hotel was far from adequate. The 'superior' room that I booked, although at a discounted price, was very ordinary. The room was far from superior, it was actually a family room, which wasn't required.
The bathroom was fifthy, the floor sloped and the room overall was severely in need of repair. To top off the stay breakfast was served on paper plates! Just goes to show that you can't always trust reviews.
The staff overall was not very helpful, most did not even know they had a manager. I upgraded my room because the first was not as advertised.
Very nice experience
I was quite surprised by the other reviews of this hotel. I found it to be above average in amenities, (for London). It was less than two blocks from the tube in a moderately nice part of town, not far from Hyde Park. The people were very cordial and helpful, and it was clean. I stayed there for 7 nights, and the bed was fine. I plan on staying there again next year.
The rooms are very small and in need of refurbishment - dirty and few amenities. The refrigerator was not working - we told the front staff that it needed to be fixed. They said they would look at it, but they never did. We gave up trying to get them to fix it after three times, and put our cold items outside the window. The staff was not very helpful, except for one of the porters. When we were there in Sept. , they were remodeling the lobby and hotel bathroom and made no apologies for the incovenience. We asked the front staff where we could hear live music, and they didn't have a clue. The staff is not helpful and I would never stay there again!
My experience of the Park International Hotel is not good. I was going to London and booked two nights at the hotel on the internet because the the description was good and the location was perfect. When I arrived the reception looked like they had never finished building it, there were boxes and trash everywhere behind the reception, I didn't think too much about it and thought that they were probably renovating the reception and had forgotten to put up a sign apologising for the inconvenience. When I opened the door to the room, a heavy cloud of smoke came towards me and this was a room on the none smoking floor. When I got into the room I saw that the carpet was ruined, there were huge dark stains on the carpet everywhere, like someone had thrown up all over the floor and mixed with that were traces of white cleaning detergent so it seems like they hadn't even bothered to clean up the cleaning detergent. I then went to the reception and asked to another room. The second room looked fine and I was happy about it, until I went into the bathroom. I saw there what I found even more repulsive. The toilet seat had obviously not been cleaned, since there were blood stains on it. I went to the reception and told them that I could by no means stay in their unhygienic hotel and that I was leaving. They then told me that I would never the less have to pay for the room that I had booked,. I was not very happy about this since I only stayed there for ten minutes max. and the state of the hotel was so bad that I felt that I could not stay there any longer. I called the manager they day after and he was very impolite and rude and just said that he was charging me for a hotel room. I hope future tourists will choose other hotels instead of this one since there are plenty of very good hotels in London, Park International Hotel is just not one of them.