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A faultless stay at the London Hilton Metropole
Hilton London Metropole
Member Name: shoe_gal_84
Hilton London Metropole
Advantages: Location, friendly staff, nice rooms
Disadvantages: Would have been expensive if it wasn't for Tesco vouchers!
I have to say, after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor before my stay, I was half excited and half dreading what I would find at this hotel. Luckily, my partner and I were pleasantly surprised.
We arrived at around 12 lunchtime and asked if we were too early to check in. The very friendly man on the reception desk told us that unfortunately there were no rooms in our room type available yet, but he showed us to where we could leave our bags. This was done without a problem. We then returned at about 4:30pm to check in where we were met by the same smiling man on reception who remembered us (amazing considering the size of the hotel). He said that as we had requested a non smoking room, and there were no non smoking standard rooms left, they would have to upgrade us free of charge. So we were given a deluxe king room on the 17th floor.
The bed was absolutely huge, the window had the most incredible view over the whole of London and everything was perfect. Everything was very clean and tidy, we had a massive TV, lovely tea and coffee making facilities, but the best thing was the view!Admittedly, the mini bar and room service were extortionate, but we just avoided them.
Breakfast was amazing - staff were incredibly attentive and just couldn't do enough. The food was lovely and we felt very well looked after. Luckily, we had this included in our room rate, if not, it would have been £15 each! I mean, there was a lot of food, so you could get your money's worth. It was one of the biggest breakfast buffets that I've ever seen with everything from a fry up to cold meats and cheeses, it certainly catered to everyone's tastes.
We didn't use the leisure facilities, but went and looked at the pool and gym and they both looked very clean and nice.
The location of the hotel is good, it's on Edgeware Road, and only a couple of minutes walk from the Edgeware Road tube station. We walked to Oxford Street and this only took about 10 minutes.
Yes the hotel is massive and the rooms are separated into different wings, but the staff were so friendly, we thought it was wonderful.
I would definitely stay here again.
Summary: A stunning hotel that I would happily recommend