Comfort Inn London Vauxhall Hotel
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......... not too badfrom A TripAdvisor Member
overall we did enjoy ourselves, not too sure whether we would go back to this comfort inn but may consider another one.
Miserable stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room I stayed in was large, clean and modern. The bathroom was just a large plastic "unit" in the corner of the room which looked tacky but at least served its purpose.
The "gym" at the hotel shouldn't really be described as a gym; from memory (it is a couple of months since I stayed there) it consisted of just 2 machines, a runner and an exercise bike. If you're looking to do a proper workout on a range of machines or with weights then you'll be disappointed.
One good thing about the hotel is the cheap parking, just £10/day. This may sound expensive but considering other London hotels charge up to £24/day this is definately a good point. Be warned though, the hotel is right next to the congestion charge zone. Vauxhall has a very busy and confusing road system; if you find yourself making a wrong turn into the charge zone then it could be costly!
All in all this hotel is comfortable with large clean rooms, but nothing special. A few other reviewers have also commented on the unhelpful staff; if the hotel can sort them out then it would be much improved.
Nice Hotel and a good dealfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Staff a little rude and very unwelcomingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
not bad, not greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Adequate london hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I booked a double room with double Jacuzzi bath. The bathroom was clean but there was no shower, apart from a showerhead attached to the Jacuzzi, which didn’t reach far enough, was dirty and rusty with inadequate pressure and not very hot water, also no instructions on how to work the thing! The jets in the tub pumped out some brown flakes, of what... I don’t want to think, so I didn’t use it after that which is a shame as I spent £125 for the night for this room.
Throughout the day and night, I smelt something odd but couldn't work out where it was coming from. It wasn’t until 10 minutes before I checked out that I realised that the radiator was leaking water from the corner. It had soaked into the carpet where my travel bag was. My bag was left stained and some of my clothes were damp. I did mention this to reception when I checked out but I was not offered an apology or an explanation as to why this had happened. All I received was a 'thank you for letting me know, we will deal with it straight away' to be honest someone should have dealt with it before I or anyone else had checked in. I don’t think the staff member was really bothered.
I don’t think I will stay at this hotel again, after seeing the facilities, cleanliness and area of the hotel, I believe it is slightly overpriced.
t beat itfrom whisk666
Good Budget Value South of the Thamesfrom gungo
We found the hotel very nice, modern, renovated and comfortable. Much better than many other London hotels that we've tried in the same price range or higher.
Not sure that the previous guest comment stayed in the same hotel we did - or maybe the family room is an exception. Our room had everything in perfect working order and was exceptionally clean. Also, the breakfast was just fine - with lots of croissants, bread, cereal, hard-boiled eggs, juices, jam, cheese, ham, yogurt and fruit salad. Not gourmet, but not bad - and there was always plenty of everything.
The staff was helpful and mostly friendly - but they did get a bit frazzled on weekends when everyone was checking in at 2pm as they instructed all early arrivers to return at the same time (this could stand some managing better - but was not something to complain about). Weekends seem to be always sold out here - so book early and don't expect your room to be ready prior to the 2pm check-in time. If you're arriving very early like we did at 6am - you may want to reserve for an extra night.
The Vauxhall Tube Station is about a 8 minute walk and is in zone one so you can use day passes with no problem to explore London. If you take the Tube from the airport - its about a one hour trip and you have to change trains at Green Park (you'll have a few sets of stairs to navigate with your luggage, but its not bad unless you have lots of stuff.)
There are two buses that stop just outside the hotel that go to Central London - one to Marble Arch, the other to Picadilly Circus.
If you want to go to Waterloo Station for the London Eye, Tate Modern, Old Vic, etc. you can take the elevated regular train rather than the Tube for one stop from Vauxhall to Waterloo Station.
There is a cafe in the hotel with sandwiches, coffee, etc. and internet access for a per minute charge. The lobby has a small bar and snacks. There are several mini-marts down the street as well as an Italian Restaurant and 'Oasis' - not sure what the menu is. Across the street was the Wheatsheaf Pub which looked interesting but we didn't go in. On the opposite side of the train station you'll find Kennington Lane with a Spanish Tapas Restaurant, Indian Restaurant, Parma Diner for breakfast or lunch (til 5pm) and fastfood Fish/Chips and one for Chicken/Lamb Ribs - so you won't go hungry.
This hotel is also close to the new Cricket Grounds - so you'll see crowds at the Tube/Train station whenever there is a match.
Rooms in the hotel do not have refrigerators - so don't go overboard at the mini-marts. There is an electric kettle in each room with tea, instant coffee and creamers/sugar.
With the pathetic dollar/pound exchange rate - this is a great choice - especially considering that the breakfast is included and its close to transportation.
By the way, I did get my free 'gift' which was a key-chain flashlight type thing that displays the time on your wall when you activate it. It works - but I still can't figure out how to set the time so its sitting in my desk - and I'll gladly forward it to the previous writer who feels cheated. Its not really a toy - and not really anything to let yourself get upset over....
I definately recommend the hotel and plan to stay again next time I'm in London.
Poor service, not impressedfrom TinManor
We booked on the web and expected two free gifts when we arrived but every time i asked for these the staff went away for 10 minuets came back and said they could not find the keys, this happend over the 3 days i was their.
Breakfast was appaling with little food and either 'out of service' or empty containers which they said they could not refill.
All in all i would not go their again and if i hadn't my two small children with me would have complained more and left.
October 2004- A Comfortable City Breakfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Myself, my wife and our 2 kids, aged 12 and 14, have just returned from a 2 night stay. We stayed in a large clean, modern family room with ensuite facilities, which was capable of sleeping 6 (2 singles, 2 bunks and a double). Continent breakfast was included in the price.
I chose to drive to the hotel, which has limited parking (approx 15 spaces) available at an extra charge of £12 per night. There seemed to be free spaces most of the time though, suggesting that most people had travelled by other means. The hotel is situated outside the conjestion charging area and was easily accessed by road, even travelling from the north of London.
Nearest tube station is Vauxhall, which is an easy 6-7 minute stroll away and only 4 stops to Oxford Circus and the hustle and bustle of the West End.
I would recommend booking directly with the hotel, particularly if you want to reserve car parking for your stay. We found that the price that the hotel quoted was less than that being offered by the so- called cheap travel websites.
This hotel offers a reasonably priced good standard of accommodation for travellers who are going to spend most of their time sight-seeing and just need a welcoming base to work from.
We would certainly book again.
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Other names for Comfort Inn London Vauxhall Hotel
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- Address: 87 South Lambeth Road - London - England - SW8 1RN - United Kingdom
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