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Clean, friendly, well-located for not much money
The Reem is great. It's clean, attractive, on a quiet street, very well located in a cool district, near a tube stop (see below), and it's only around $50 GBP a night! In London, this is an amazing deal for a double room. Also, you are within walking distance of Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park, and the Notting Hill neighborhood.
The rooms aren't fancy but they're clean with modern bathrooms. In reference to the above reviews, our room (#22) was small, but not smaller than your standard hotel room, and certainly not tiny. There was a double bed AND a single bed, a wardrobe, a desk and chair, a mini-bar fridge, a single window looking out on a garden, and a clean, tiled bathroom with a stand-up shower. If you want a designer suite, go pay 200 pounds a night somewhere.
The 24 hour staff was friendly and helpful, the included breakfast was very good and served in an attractive dining room, and they will let you stash your luggage at the desk on the morning of your check out if you want to tour about before catching your flight. When I booked, I asked not to be placed in a basement room and they obliged me.
HOW TO FIND THE REEM: From the Bayswater Tube station, walk north (left out of the station) 2 blocks on Queensway to Porchester. Walk two blocks left/west, you'll pass the Somerset Hotel on Prince's Square, turn right/north and then immediately left/west and the Reem will be on the left side of the street, 50-51 Prince's Square. The thing to know is that Prince's Square is the name of four streets that circle an entire block **as well as** the street that extends half a block to the east towards Porchester and Queensway. The Reem is on the northeast corner of the block of Prince's Square streets. Also, you can pick up the Bayswater neighboorhood map for free at the tube station, the Reem listed on this map but at the wrong end of the block.
Nice and quite hotel near the Hyde park.
Rooms are very small, but everything else were OK. The stuff was very kindly all the time.
I forgot 2 shirts in the room. After phone call they send me it by mail to SLOVENIA. Great. Thank you very much again. The stuff got mark: excellent.
My Fiance's birthday was coming up and I thought a surprise trip to London would be just the thing. After a browse on the web, I decided the best deals were at the Reem Hotel in Bayswater, London. I went ahead and booked it. In the week leading up to our weekend away I came across this web site and excitedly opened up the reviews on this hotel.
To my dismay there were only negative reviews. Ooops, I thought. As it happens, we too ended up in the basement room!!! I had told my partner before we got there that I had read some negative reviews and that we should be ready for whatever came - he said not to worry as we were going to be out for the best of the stay. I have to say that we did have a decent breakfast and our room was cleaned and tidied. As for space, well, my partner and I had a close weekend especially made for us. We were made to spend close, intimate times together and though we had no view, I will always remember the fireworks!!!
Avoid this hotel!
I stayed at the Reem last year also in the basement room 3a, no view. I was meant to be upstairs but they wouldn't let me have my room although it was ready because I was too early. At 12 they let me have the downstairs room only because I said I would have to sleep in the office because I hadn't slept since leaving Australia and couldn't stay awake any longer. I stayed there 18 nights and the sheets were changed only twice although the room was tidied and the bed made daily. The cleaners left my window open everyday after they finished, my passport/ticket etc could have easily been stolen as the gate at the head of the steps leading down to the tiny yard where my window was, in open view to all passersby, never closed. The room was tiny about the size of a bathroom, only about 2 feet walking space between the bed and the wall and no room for luggage. The bathroom was adequate and looked like it was recently renovated. The bedding was thin and cheap and the walls were painted a tacky orange. Poor TV reception with just one cable channel - European sports. No radio. Breakfast was included but it was the cheapest quality - powdered milk etc. Eggs were the only hot food on offer and they charged an extra 5 pounds for this. Staff were uncaring and arrogant and sometimes pretended not to speak English if problems arose. Common responses to being asked for help were 'it's not my job' (help with luggage etc) or 'it's not my problem' if the food/room/service were not up to scratch.
I was very unhappy with this hotel. The room I was given was in the basement level with a window you couldn't see out of and right underneath the reception desk. I could not get any quiet with all the upstairs noise let alone any sleep. I complained to the staff who laughed at me and told me firstly there wasn't anyone walking around the hotel was empty then told me the hotel was full when I wanted another room. Another guest came in to complain that his room wasnt big enough for one person and didnt have a private bathroom, kettle, tv.. etc all the things it was supposed too. As for it being 3 star, its a 2 star hotel with superficial refurbishments. If you book it through lastminute or want a single you will be given a bad room.
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room that is a laptop size to keep them valuable.
There are laundry and dry cleaning services. The public area
is under CCTV for 24/7. There are a restaurant and bar service facility. There
is a variety of rooms the rooms are large, medium and compact with luggage room
facilities. It also has smoke detectors, fire alarm, security camera and daily
... we took a cruise down the Thames. The guide on the boat was very funny. The cruise ended at Parliament House, near Westminster abbey. We took the tour bus again around to Victoria Station to take the train back home. The trains are weird because it splits in half, so that the front part goes down one line and the rear goes,down ...