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Budget hotel with fresh and clean decor
Ibis (London Euston)
Member Name: clara29
Ibis (London Euston)
Advantages: A clean and comfortable stay with good service and modern rooms
Disadvantages: I would like a hairdryer in my room please Ibis!!
After a recent business trip which included an overnight stay at the Ibis Euston, I felt inspired to write a review.
A lot of people can turn their nose up when you mention Ibis, because its a budget hotel I suppose people not familiar with the chain, could expect budget surroundings and service. I want to write this review to say that I was very pleasantly surprised.
The check in was swift and the staff courteous and articulate. The lobby area was smart and clean, as was the corridor when I exited the lift at my floor.
I have stayed in a few different Ibis hotels round England and the decor seems standard throughout - white clean linen on the beds, neutral decor, flat screen tvs and a clean and modern white bathroom. Airconditioning is installed in each room, and there is also a radio and telephone present too.
As far as I'm concerned, if I book a budget hotel, I dont expect luxury but I do expect cleanliness and comfort and you really cant fault the Ibis on these two factors.
There was a comfortable double bed in the room, some hanging space for clothes and tea and coffee making facilities. Towels are provided. The rooms aren't exactly huge but they are adequate for 1-2 people.
In the morning, I had breakfast which was a self service affair and had fair range of foodstuffs: hot drinks and fruit juices, cereals, yoghurts, fruit, cheeses, toast and croissants, and a slightly limited hot breakfast but there all the same - no hash browns or mushrooms :(
Check out was at 12.00 and again was speedy with a quick check out option available (you drop your keycard in a deposit box).
Hotel facilities included a bar, restaurant, free wifi and public computers which you pay for by the hour. There is indoor parking available too.
That wraps up the good points which I'm pleased to say far outweigh any negatives.
However being in such close proximity to the station, it can get noisy when the train announcers start up first thing in the morning.
I would also prefer a hairdryer in each room, although you can borrow one from reception (refundable deposit of £10), its still inconvenient.
Finally, I think some basics in the bathroom would have been nice - nothing too fancy but a shampoo and conditioner would have been a nice touch. Currently they just provide a small bar of soap and some shower gel.
But its fine, in fact more than that for the price. I paid £99.00 per room and had a comfortable stay in a clean room. Cant ask for fairer from a budget hotel!
Im including a list of facilities now, this is not to bulk up my review but so you can see at a glance what to expect from your stay:
RJ 11 OUTLET
RJ 45 OUTLET
WIFI WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS
220/240 V AC
CONNECTING ROOMS AVAILABLE
DATA PORT IN ROOM
EMERGENCY EXIT MAP
EXPRESS CHECK IN
EXPRESS CHECK OUT
FREE MORNING NEWSPAPER
IRON AT RECEPTION
WORK DESK IN ALL ROOMS
HAIR DRYER AT RECEPTION
AUDIBLE SMOKE ALARMS
DEAD BOLT IN ROOMS
EMERGENCY INFO IN ROOMS
KEYCARD-OPERATED DOOR LOCKS
SMOKE ALARM IN ROOM
COFFEE/TEA MAKING FACILITIES
SATELLITE/CABLE COLOUR TV
DIRECT DIAL TELEPHONE
PHONE WITH 2 HANDSETS IN ROOM
RADIO IN ROOM
Summary: Its not luxury but its not grotty either - go on, give it a chance!
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