Newest Review: ... one a further two minutes up the road making this a very conveniently located hotel for sightseeing around London. Cost We paid £135 ... more
Ramada = Recommended
Ramada Jarvis Hyde Park Hotel (London)
Member Name: JezWalker84
Ramada Jarvis Hyde Park Hotel (London)
Advantages: Great location, impressive breakfast
Disadvantages: Would expect room to be more luxourious for the cost
My first break away with my girlfriend was when we decided to go to London for a mid week break together. We had loads of Tesco Clubcard vouchers saved up and decided to use these to pay for our break away. This is how we came to book our stay at the Ramada Hotel at Hyde Park.
Once I had received my hotel vouchers in exchange for the Tesco Clubcard vouchers, I sent the vouchers off to the hotel. Upon receipt of the vouchers, a member of staff phoned me to confirm our booking and also sent confirmation of our booking by email. I found booking very quick and easy, even with the added complication of wanting to pay with vouchers.
The Ramada Hotel costs £135 per night for a double room with breakfast included and to be honest, had we not been paying with vouchers, we would not have stayed here as I do feel this is a little on the expensive side. Having said that, the hotel is located in a very convenient little spot between Notting Hill and Kensington Gardens. The tube station was a few minutes' walk up the road which was pretty perfect for us as it enabled us to visit all the attractions that we had planned to.
Upon arrival in London we found the hotel very easily and were greeted by a friendly member of staff at reception. We handed over the relevant paperwork and he confirmed our booking with us. After filling out a registration form we were given our key and shown to our room.
Our room was clean and tidy but I couldn't help thinking that for £135 a night, it was a touch on the basic side. It was of a decent size but I certainly would not have called it large. The decor could have done with a little updating but again, it was decorated tastefully and was still very pleasant. It was furnished nicely with a double bed and a desk on which stood the TV and internet point. There was also a large double wardrobe which could easily fit all our bits in.
The bathroom was clean and spacious with a full size bath and over the bath shower. There was a vanity unit complete with complimentary toiletries and a mirror.
Breakfast was included in the price we paid for our room and this was served between 6-10am. We expected quite a basic breakfast and were pleasantly surprised when we found that it was a full English which was done in a buffet style so we could help ourselves to as much as we wanted. The restaurant was located at the front of the hotel on the ground floor and included an outdoor seating area too. I really liked where the restaurant was situated as you could sit and enjoy your breakfast while watching the busy streets of London outside. Breakfast items on offer included baked beans, tomatoes, sausage, fried eggs, bacon, black pudding, fried egg and toast. You could also have cereals, fruit and pastries. There were plenty of staff in the restaurant and one of the waiting staff served you tea and coffee.
Overall my impression of staying at the Ramada Hotel was a very pleasant one. I personally would not pay the prices they charge as I am tight and love to find a bargain but as we paid for vouchers, I couldn't really complain. If I had of paid with real money I can't help feeling that I would have been slightly disappointed with the room, just purely because I would have expected something quite grand for that sort of price. The hotel was in an exceptional location which made it so easy for us to visit all the attractions round London that we wished to. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was superb. A thoroughly pleasant experience indeed.
Summary: Great centrally located hotel
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