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Teeny tiny bathroom but fantastic hotel!
Ashley Hotel (London)
Member Name: icklepickle
Ashley Hotel (London)
Date: 23/05/09, updated on 23/05/09 (42 review reads)
Advantages: Clean good sized rooms, good breakfast, great staff
Disadvantages: steep walk up the stairs to room, tiny bathrooms
DATE OF STAY: July 2004 and June 2008
NUMBER OF NIGHTS: 3 and 7
GUESTS: 2 both times
Prices vary depending on the time you stay etc.
But they start from £40 for a single room per night right upto £120 a night for family rooms for upto 5 people with ensuite etc.
If you are willing to be right on the top floor you will get a cheaper rate.
Reason for stay:
Both times i was having a break in London to do the sightseeing thing. First time with my mum and second time with my partner.
My opinion on this hotel:
I read some of the reviews on this hotel before i stayed there and i was so worried about going there because there was some really nasty ones.
But when i arrived all of those worries went right out of the window!
The hotel is a gorgeous tall old Victorian town house, its clean outside and very welcoming.
It is in a great location in Bayswater, about a 3-5 min walk to the nearest tube station, train station and bus routes to all of the sights of London.
Locally there are lots of local shops and places to eat, and if u like walking then Oxford street takes about 30 minutes.
The hotel is ran by a foreign family i am not sure exactly where they are from but i believe they are Dutch. (I am not 100% but i believe they may have sold the hotel now).
Upon entering the hotel is a small reception area with a friendly face to greet you and direct you to your room.
The hotel is 3 old houses joint together. We had a twin room on the fourth floor, (not recommended for the disabled, elderly or unfit) the walk up the 6 flights of stairs is hard and steep. But being right up the top is very quiet and the rooms are much cheaper up there. There are no lifts in the hotel and you are not offered any help with luggage so please be aware of this before booking a room so high up.
The rooms themselves are average sized. The beds were comfortable with clean sheets. You are provided with a radio, tv, dressing table, mirror, tea and coffee making facilities and a large wardrobe
We had a en suite, which admittedly is VERY small, and is the only bad thing about this hotel, but it had a great shower, it was clean and had everything we needed.
On some floors of the hotel you will find large shared bathrooms for the rooms with no en suite. They are very clean and well equipped, if you fancied a bath i don't think anyone would stop you using it when it isn't busy.
Included in the room price is an english breakfast, which is served from 7am. You are usually greeted by the hotel owner and waitresses who are VERY efficient and friendly! You can help yourself to as much cereal and juice as you can fit in, you are provided with tea, coffee, and toast! You then get the option of a cooked breakfast which consists of sausage, bacon and fried egg, but they will scramble or poach it if u ask :)
Please try not to listen to the bad reviews found on the internet, some people are just hard to please, this hotel is in a perfect location to see London and is perfectly comfortable, clean and a great price!
I will definitely be returning :)
Summary: A great location and a great hotel!
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