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Gresham Hotel in London - Basic accomodation
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Member Name: Dangey2009
Hotels in London in general
Advantages: Prime location - reasonable price
Disadvantages: Basic room, tiny and no entertainment
I stayed up London a couple of nights ago and was searching for a hotel in a good location in central London and was relatively cheap. I came across The Gresham Hotel in London and thought I'd review it for you.
As far as locations go The Gresham Hotel is perfect. It is on Bloomsbury Street near Holborn tube so is about five minutes walk from Covent Garden and West End so you couldn't ask for much more of a prime location.
I paid £50 for a single room. The hotel has about 43 rooms split between two buidlings and room prices range from what I paid up to about £120 for a family room. When I checked in I wasn't in the main hotel but in the annex four doors long so had to be let into there and leave my key at reception to be let in later. Reception is 24 hour anyway so there was no problem with that when I headed back later
If you are in the main hotel they claim that there is no problem with security but if you are in the annex where I was then you have to leave items that are valuable with reception as there are no safes etc..as I'll come on to soon
Now I guess for £50 for a night in a hotel in central London you don't expect much nowadays but there is a basic room and then there is basic!! I'm not kidding my entire room was the size of a bathroom. There was one single bed squeezed into this box room and a tiny portable TV and bed side table. The room was actually en-suite but they had managed to fit a shower a toilet and a sink into a room the size you would get on a plane!. You could not move in it or shut the door...
I slept okay as the bed was pretty comfortable at least which is all I wanted really, however don't expect to have a lie in as the noise from the traffic outside will wake you about 8am..
The hotel didn't appear to have a bar and did no food or breakfast for clients. There was no room service either
For what I needed it for then it did it's job and for location I can't fault it, but if you want a bit more luxury then I wouldn't recommend this hotel. But it was clean and the bed was comfortable and the price for where it was was reasonable
Summary: If you want luxury don't go here
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