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Address: 16 Collingham Road
London SW5 OLX

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      10.02.2011 09:43
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      Ambassadors Hotel (London)

      The hotel is centrally situated in Kensington and is easily accessible by the subway. It is situated on a corner of a quiet road in itself. Next to the building is a one-way street where we have parked our car. The Gloucester Road underground station and Earls Court are within about 200 to 300 meters away. With the subway you are within 15-20 minutes in the heart of London. In addition, on walking distance (about 75m) is a bus stop. There are also plenty of cafes and bars nearby as well as two supermarkets. A recommendation is "The Prince of Teck" Pub. The pub is about 2 minutes walk from the hotel, a cosy pub. We have drank some beer while enjoying the football on TV. Very nice pub and a must.

      Ambassador Hotel Rooms

      The hotel rooms are non smoking and have central heating, hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV, hifi, radio and Internet access. I've been there last year in March with some friends. We got a room on the fourth floor. The room was very small but it was fairly clean. The shower / bathroom in the room is too small. The room is a simple, small television and a kettle and coffeemaker. What I found a problem was that the room itself was noisy. The window in the room was big and you could hear a lot of traffic. Also you could hear the people in the corridor and in the other room. The bed was fine and was pretty comfortable. Although it looked rather old-fashioned, the room was clean and fortunately everything worked properly.

      Handicapped / wheelchair accessible

      The hotel and the rooms in my opinion are absolutely not suitable for wheelchair users. There are, against my better knowledge, no special or custom rooms and standard rooms are absolutely not suitable for someone in a wheelchair. The doorways are too narrow, the bathroom is not adapted and general rooms are too small. There is an elevator in the hotel but that is all. The hotel entrance is only accessible via stairs with 3 steps and no wheelchair ramp.

      Facilities

      The hotel has a total of 6 floors with 140 rooms including 29 singles and 32 doubles. There are few real facilities but there is as in every hotel a lobby with a reception desk, lift, a cafe and a breakfast room. The cafe is open all day but we have not used it. In addition all guests can use the WIFI Internet. The basic 'Continental' breakfast itself is quite extensive, at least better than I expected, there is ample supply of croissants, butter, jam, marmalade, cereals, milk, coffee, tea, orange juice, and more. If desired, you can upgrade to full English 'breakfast, but that's not really necessary in my opinion. There is no pool or something and the biggest minus is that there is no enclosed parking space.

      Immediate vicinity Ambassador

      The Hotel is situated in Kensington and Gloucester Road underground station and Earls Court are very close. Within walking distance are among others: Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre and Notting Hill. From the hotel it is + / - 1km walk to the Royal Albert Hall. This is fine to do but you can take a taxi. Hyde Park is also within 15 minutes walking distance. Harrods is + / - 1.5 km away and thus well within walking distance.

      Summary / My opinion

      So I had already looked up some info and read some reviews on Expedia. These reviews were very variable, from very satisfied guests to guests after the first night already gone home. Our goal was to see some sights of London and the Royal Albert Hall, and so the hotel generally had a perfect location for seeing the city. What is important is to know is that you should not have high expectations about this hotel and then you are fine. The rooms are small but is cleaned every morning and the bed linen and towels are replaced. So if you're looking for a hotel for several nights and you would like to be near Kensington / Earls Court this hotel is fine. I feel it offers good value for money. We paid around 60 pounds a night per room (2 persons).

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