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Kensington West Hotel
Kensington West Hotel
Kensington West Hotel
Kensington West Hotel
Kensington West Hotel
Kensington West Hotel
Kensington West Hotel

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7.2

Very good

264 reviews

264 reviews

Simple and pleasant.

Patrick
- Feb 6, 2019
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7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 310 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
Natural History Museum 2.1 km
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 2.4 km
Buckingham Palace 4.5 km
Madame Tussauds London 4.8 km
National Gallery 5.7 km
Big Ben 5.7 km
London Eye 6.1 km
The British Museum 6.2 km
Tower Bridge 9.1 km
Tower of London 9.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Falkland House Health Clinic 200 m
Redcliffe Dental Rooms 230 m
Gwendwr Gardens 290 m
Commonwealth Institute 320 m
West Kensington Tube Station 320 m
NHS Dental Practice 390 m
Olympia Exhibition Centre 400 m
North End Pharmacy 450 m
Olympia London 460 m
Caviar Artisan 510 m

Kensington West Hotel

25 Matheson Road, West Kensington, London, United Kingdom, W148SN - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the West Kensington part of London, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

320 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Safety deposit boxes

Facilities

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Safety deposit boxes

Safety deposit boxes

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in London every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.4
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportHeathrow Airport (LHR)
Distance to airport17.4 km

Rooms available at Kensington West Hotel

Triple Room - 1 Double + 1 Single
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Triple room - 3 single beds
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 single bed
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Quad Room (1 Double+2 Single Beds)
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds or 1 bunk bed
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6 Paxs Room
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5 Person Family En-Suite
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Single Room (Bunk bed) (No Window)
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    FAMILY 4 BEDS 2 BEDS
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Kensington West Hotel?

      Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Kensington West Hotel?

      Kensington West Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 45 GBP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

      What is the smoking policy at Kensington West Hotel?

      Kensington West Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Kensington West Hotel?

      The closest train, metro, or bus station is West Kensington Tube Station, 310 m away from Kensington West Hotel.

      What restaurants are nearby Kensington West Hotel?

      Kensington West Hotel is located in West Kensington, famous for good restaurants such as Wassouf Lounge, Indian Express. West Kensington and Frank's Sandwich Bar.

      What are popular attractions near Kensington West Hotel?

      Guests at Kensington West Hotel can easily visit Gwendwr Gardens, Commonwealth Institute and The Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre located in the West Kensington area.

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      What people love about Kensington West Hotel

      • 7.2

        Very good

        "Simple and pleasant."

        Patrick

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        February 6, 2019

      • 9.2

        Exceptional
        Location

        "Clean and pleasant rooms in a quiet location."

        Patrick

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        November 30, 2018

      • 9.2

        Exceptional

        "Good budget option"

        Patrick

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        November 30, 2018

      Property ranking|Compared to 5,361 London properties
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      Room comfort score
      6/10
      Service score
      7.8/10
      Value for money score
      7.4/10
      Cleanliness score
      7.1/10
      Better than
      93
      %
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      Better than
      92
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      Better than
      91
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      Overall rating:

      7.2

      Very good
      264 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.1
      Facilities
      6.3
      Location
      7.5
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      What travelers say they love:
      Good for money, clean, and nice location!
      Hsu from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      More about Kensington West Hotel

      More about Kensington West Hotel

      Kensington West Hotel

      Kensington West Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to London, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay.
      Kensington West Hotel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
      The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
      Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


      Around the property

      Visit the sights and local attractions of London during your stay at the hotel. Learn about the city's art history with a day at The British Museum located 6.2 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Pose in front of Tower of London located 9.1 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to London.


      Reasons to stay here

      Rooms here are cheaper than 95% of accommodations in the city.
      Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
      This hotel stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 92% of the city's accommodation.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Good
      Facilities

      6.3

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      23 mentions

      Internet

      4 mentions

      Breakfast

      2 mentions

      Food & Dining

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Romanian
      • Spanish

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Services and conveniences

      • Elevator
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Access

      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer

      Available in all rooms

      • Free bottled water
      • Hair dryer
      • Ironing facilities
      • Non-smoking
      Location
      25 Matheson Road, West Kensington, London, United Kingdom, W148SN
      Very good
      Location

      7.5

      Airports

      • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
        17.4 km 32 min drive
      • London City Airport (LCY)
        17.7 km 59 min drive

      Public transportation

      • West Kensington Tube Station
        320 m 2 min drive
      • Kensington (Olympia) Railway Station
        550 m 3 min drive

      Hospital or clinic

      • Falkland House Health Clinic
        200 m

      Shopping

      • Camden Market
        6.8 km 28 min drive

      Convenience store

      • The Co-operative Food
        380 m

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        130 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Natural History Museum
        2.1 km
      • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
        2.4 km
      • Buckingham Palace
        4.5 km
      • Madame Tussauds London
        4.8 km
      • National Gallery
        5.7 km
      • Big Ben
        5.7 km
      • London Eye
        6.1 km
      • The British Museum
        6.2 km
      • Tower Bridge
        9.1 km
      • Tower of London
        9.2 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Falkland House Health Clinic
        200 m
      • Redcliffe Dental Rooms
        230 m
      • Gwendwr Gardens
        290 m
      • Commonwealth Institute
        320 m
      • West Kensington Tube Station
        320 m
      • NHS Dental Practice
        390 m
      • Olympia Exhibition Centre
        400 m
      • North End Pharmacy
        450 m
      • Olympia London
        460 m
      • Caviar Artisan
        510 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-1 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib available upon request
      Children 2-3 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:30
      • Check-out until11:30

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee45 GBP
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
      • Number of rooms 40
      • Room voltage220
      • Most recent renovation2007

      Reviews of Kensington West Hotel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.2
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.1
      Facilities6.3
      Location7.5
      Room comfort and quality6.0
      Service7.8
      Value for money7.4
      High score for London
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (23)
      8-9 Excellent (24)
      7-8 Very Good (28)
      6-7 Good (18)
      <6 Below Expectation (52)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (38)
      Jun - Aug (40)
      Sep - Nov (34)
      Dec - Feb (33)
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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Harold from United States
      Solo traveler
      Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

      Great value lodging in West London”

      This fantastic budget hotel is located on a quiet street in the West Kensington section of London that is close to two underground stations (Earl's Court, West Kensington) and one overground station (Kensington- Olympia). The rooms are a small yet comfortable and equipped with large beds, TVs, private bathrooms and a hot water kettle for coffee/tea. Staff was generally helpful and responsive to my requests. The only negative would be the stained carpet in my room that probably should be replaced (or at least very thoroughly cleaned). All things considered, I consider this excellent option for the budget traveler seeking accommodations in West London.

      Reviewed December 08, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      William from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Triple Room - 1 Double + 1 Single
      Stayed 5 nights in August 2017

      Handy for London attractions and Heathrow Airport”

      Room clear but small, bathrom sink was cracked but not a problem. Main problem we had was intermittent Internet access and with a Teenage child continuous trouble free Internet access is a necessity. Road alongside the hotel is a quite road so no traffic noise at night. Staff very helpful. Easy walking distance to the West Kensington tube station allowing easy access to Central London and the Westfield Shopping Centre. Heathrow airport by London Transport Tube is an inexpensive way to get to and from Heathrow (change at Barons Court). If I was visiting London again I would stay at this hotel.

      Reviewed August 16, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Leonid from Netherlands
      Family with teens
      Triple Room - 1 Double + 1 Single
      Stayed 7 nights in October 2017

      Leonid”

      Overall a very good experience. The hotel is conveniently located within a walking distance from West Kensington underground station and bus stops at Kensington Olympia. Rooms are small but clean and well equipped: toilet, shower and even a little tea kettle with cups and tea/coffee bags - really appreciated.

      Reviewed October 26, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Christopher from Ireland
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

      Cheap hotel close to the underground ”

      This is a small hotel with small rooms in West Kensington about 5 minutes walk to the underground. The room itself is small but clean and with everything you need for a short journey. The surrounding area is quiet and you can find supermarkets and fast food at night.

      Reviewed January 07, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Stephanie from Madagascar
      Solo traveler
      Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Clean and simple”

      The rooms at Kensington West are small and the hotel in general is not spacious; tiny lobby area etc. However the room was very neat, modern and clean. Perfect for a solo traveler. Get a double room even as a solo traveler; the space is ideal.

      Reviewed June 17, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Noemi from Hungary
      Group
      Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

      Clean hotel with friendly staff”

      Clean rooms, friendly, helpful staff, good location

      We had a great time staying at Kensington West Hotel. Hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They gave us a lot of good suggestions and they were always at our disposal. Room we were staying was small but very clean and we did not need more for a city trip. We can definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting London.

      Reviewed November 05, 2013

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Andrii from Ukraine
      Solo traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 6 nights in January 2017

      Decent place to stay”

      I really liked the hotel. It'clean and neat. The room though not big is quite comfy and has electric teapot with a set of cups, a TV-set, the bathroom has shower-gel and soap in it and overall the room and bathroom were very clean and tidy. The cleaning was done on a daily basis. Towels were changed regularly. The staff were extremely friendly and always eager to assist. The hotel is situated in a rather tranquil area. As the windows of our room were facing the street, we could hear some noises from the outside. Some of the previous reviewers would comment on the lack of breakfast, but sincerely, since there was no mentioning of breakfast in the hotel description, why one would expect it? When in London I prefer walking to using public transport. And I found the hotel to be somehow remote to the downtown. However, if you're fine with taking the tube, go for it - the hotel is very conveniently located. My overall impression of the hotel is very good: I would definately recommend it to my friends.

      Reviewed January 20, 2017

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Sten from Estonia
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2015

      Very cool”

      Good location, clean and nice building, very good value for money.

      We stay in Kensington for one night. Very good location, the hotel was clean, nice looking, staff was very helpful and warm. The room was basic but very cosy. The value of money versus quality was tip-top. We would stay also in the future.

      Reviewed May 11, 2015

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      6.7
      Good
      Angela from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

      Greeted by friendly staff. Processed in minutes”

      Clean room. friendly staff, free coffee machine

      The room was very small but as we were only staying for 2 nights this was acceptable. Both the room and the toilet/shower were clean. There was free internet provided and a hairdryer and tv in the room. A coffee machine was on the ground floor with unlimited free drinks. For the price you got everything that was needed for a short stay in London. It was only 3 minutes from the nearest tube station and had shops like Tesco and Sainsbury's close at hand; there were also several eating places close by but we chose to travel to Kensington South where there were really very good and varied places to eat. We would go again to this hotel.

      Reviewed May 09, 2013

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Zoe from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018

      Very clean, nice night staff, quality mattress, bit noisy”

      I stayed during a heat wave so my window was cracked to get a bit of ventilation. I was also on the front side, albeit three floors up, but the street sounds started early. Not a busy street but a noisy one. If you're a light sleeper you'll want earplugs. The hotel itself was quiet and the room small but very nice, very clean with crisp linens. I was quite comfortable and felt very safe. The walk from the station is a bit daunting at midnight because it is so quiet, but in the daytime you see it's quite pretty. There is a corner shop, an off-licence and a Sainsbury's on the corner. There's also a lovely little café for breakfast in the morning. Free WiFi in the hotel.

      Reviewed June 12, 2018

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Michael from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in February 2014

      Bargain deal for excellent room in great location.”

      Location. The obliging welcome. Spotless room and bathroom.

      Very highly recommended. Peaceful. Parking easier than many parts of London. Good location. Helpful reception. Pleasing room and facilities. Free teamaking/coffee centrally located beside reception. Comfortable bed.

      Reviewed March 04, 2014

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      4.8
      Hussein from Egypt
      Business traveler
      Double Room
      Stayed 7 nights in November 2017

      Disappointing”

      AGODA is lying ! They refered to the hotel location as in Earls Court while it's Miles from there. Hotel is located in a place called Kensington West, and the hotel itself is more than 20 minutes walk to the tube; again, the West Kensington station. Most of the time there is no hot water! No WIFI and when you ask for help from the staff they play in a closed street!!! Agoda needs to check and inspect the selected places before listing it; it's necessary.

      Reviewed November 14, 2017

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      5.6
      Begonia from Australia
      Couple
      Triple Room - 1 Double + 1 Single
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

      Average budget hotel”

      It is average hotel. Need 8 minutes walk to station. The station is West Kensington station. No lift in the station n very hard to take the big luggage. The hotel is very old n no facilities at all. If you have other hotel to choose n better go for others.

      Reviewed April 16, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      CUI from China
      Business traveler
      Double Room
      Stayed 7 nights in September 2012

      Good location near Earl Courts Exhibition Hall”

      Good location near Earl Courts Exhibition Hall

      Good location near the Earl Courts exhibition hall. Room is comfortable and clean. Services from the staff is good. Can easyily travel from this hotel to anywhere in London city area.

      Reviewed September 25, 2012

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      4.8
      Amit from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018

      Basic hotel but not a 3 star one”

      Its a small hotel around west kensington. I stayed here for a night. The room was hot but no fans in the hotel as informed by the night reception. No phone in the room and charging points located near the door than the bed or desk. Overall, not value for money for the price paid. Staff are friendly and location is good though.

      Reviewed June 04, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Julie from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

      Cheap no frills hotel”

      If you are looking for a cheap no frills hotel this is it. Staff are on call 24/7 & always happy to help. I just wanted a room to sleep this was perfect & cheap! Very close to the tube. Hot drinks are provided in the room, they are no frills too but that was ok as I always take my own coffee.

      Reviewed January 27, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      CUI from China
      Business traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2012

      Good location near Earl Courts Exhibition Hall”

      Room is comfortable and clean. Services from the staff is good. Can easyily travel from this hotel to anywhere in London city area.

      Reviewed September 25, 2012

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      6.0
      Chithra from India
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

      Room was near to Central London”

      It was easy to commute to Central London from the hotel however the room provided was too small. As per the room map the 1 provide to us was the smallest of all. We felt the space is not worth for the money paid. We stayed there for 2 nights and asked them to change the bath towel however they didn't change it and said unless we place the towel in bathroom they will not change it. There was no holder in the bathroom even to hang the bath towel. There was no telephone in the room to reach reception in case of any doubts. Not even floor mats outside washrooms .Weather was so hot in london and the fan provided by them was of no use. We reached early and paid extra for early check-in however they helped us to keep our luggage's in reception post checkout and marked it with a luggage tag. We went outside and returned late then collected our luggages. The staffs were friendly and helpful. Overall space is small and facilities were not satisfactory. People who look for a spacious room shouldn't opt for this hotel.

      Reviewed August 30, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kirsty from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      Exceptional”

      fantasic staff brilliant value for money and local. only one thing I can say is on the night some of the guests were knocking on the hotel rooms messing about and been really loud. but I would stay here again.

      Reviewed March 21, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Amir from Malaysia
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      Cheap and cheerful”

      Nice, clean and modern. Room can barely fit a queen sized bed so cat swingers beware. Still, for the price there's nothing to complain about and the staff were super helpful and courteous. I'll definitely be back.

      Reviewed August 28, 2017

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