Comfort Inn London Vauxhall Hotel

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Comfort Inn London Vauxhall Hotel

3 star

Rooms: 94

87 South Lambeth Road - London - England - SW8 1RN - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 2077359494
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......... not too bad

from A TripAdvisor Member
me and my friend stayed at the comfort inn vauxhall on the 5 nov for the weekend. overall the hotel was very nice, but in such a wierd location. it really didnt look anything like the picture. the reception staff where not very friendly non of them spoke clear fluent english. the room was clean and very comfortable. we did have a problem with the heating our room was too cold, we called reception and where told to adjust the central heating button we did but the heating still did not work. for breakfast there was not much available, just rice crispys and toast.
overall we did enjoy ourselves, not too sure whether we would go back to this comfort inn but may consider another one.

Miserable staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel has large, clean, modern rooms, but was let down by miserable staff. On one occasion I asked at reception for an ironing board to be told they were stored at the end of the corridor. I couldn't find one anywhere so returned to the reception to ask if they could help, whether they had any spares. The receptionist (reading a book and barely looking up to acknowledge me) just gave me a curt "can't help" response. This attitude was typical of all the receptionists I spoke to during my stay (although the cafe staff were more friendly).

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 deal

from A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms were very nice. Looks like the hotel was recently updated. Close to metro. I would recommend it to anyone!

Staff a little rude and very unwelcoming

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I were in London right before Christmas 2004 and we stayed at the Comfort Inn Vauxhall for 3 nights. My complaints about the hotel started soon after our flight from North America. We arrived at the hotel at 1:50pm. When we tried to check in, the receptionist, without looking at her computer to see if our room was ready, promptly told us that check-in was at 2pm. So, we sat and waited the 10 minutes. In the meanwhile, 2 other parties arrived and tried to check in. They got the same response. At 2pm, the receptionist made an indication for us to approach and we all proceeded to stand in line to be checked in. Once we were checked-in, we proceeded to the room. We were in a non-smoking room, which was labelled as such, and found a large ashtray sitting on the shelf. Also, the hotel claimed to have in-room safes; ours did not work. So, we ended up carrying all our valuables with us the whole weekend. Throughout the weekend, any questions we had for the staff were met with curt responses. In short, I found the staff to be very unwelcoming and the hotel room was lacking in advertised services. The only reason I'm giving the hotel 2 points instead of 1 point, is that there were many great Portuguese restaurants in the area.

not bad, not great

from A TripAdvisor Member
I agree with many of the previous reviews, both positive and negative, as this hotel has both attributes. On the negative side the immediate surrounding area is a bit dour, even grim, with no noteworthy sites. If you don't want to use the bus the Vauxhall tube stop is a good 5 to 10 minute walk. The room itself is a bit spartan on amenities (no ironing board; only liquid handsoap and shower gel in the bathroom) and our anticipated triple was nothing more than a twin room with an extra cot thrown in the corner. On the plus side, our room was very clean with no discernable problems other than a room safe which did not seem to work. The orange colored walls were a nice change from the usual earth tones and off whites. High speed internet access was available on 3 computers downstairs. A bus stop is just across the street - take bus 88 to Trafalgar Square and Oxford Circus. The hotel sits less a half a block from the Cafe Portugal which served up one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed in London. In short, I would not recommend this place to the first time traveler but the experience London visitor might look at this as a clean, no-frills option.

Adequate london hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Comfort Inn in March 2005. It was close to Vauxhall station although a little difficult to find from there. The reception staff were welcoming and the lobby and restaurant entrance clean, bright and spacious. The room itself was clean and spacious with good facilities i.e. fridge, mini microwave, tea and coffee making facility, TV and movies and a working ceiling fan.

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 it

from whisk666
I had such a pleasant time at this hotel I've stayed there twice now and am currently booking for a third trip. The beds are very comfortable for a hotel and I love that you get a comforter and not just a hotel blanket and sheet. The hotel itself doesn't have many amenities- during my firt stay in 2002 breakfast was included in the price but was not in my most recent stay in 2004. But there is internet access in the lobby for a decent rate and they stock the essentials at the desk; soda, candy bars, beer, etc... Plus its not a very far walk to a few stores that sell snacks as well and there is a pub across the street. The rooms are clean and bright, the showers have very good water pressure. You must keep your room key in the light switch to keep the lights on- this takes a day or two to get accustomed to. Location wise it's pretty good- a hop across the street for the closest bus stop and maybe 5 minutes to the closest tube station and about 10 minutes or so to Victoria Station. For a home away from home at a good price I don't think you can ask for much more.

Good Budget Value South of the Thames

from gungo
We stayed at Comfort Inn Vauxhall on two consecutive weekends in November 2004 on our way to/from Hong Kong and found the hotel to be an excellent choice for anyone who wants to save money and is willing to stay outside of the tourist areas.
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 impressed

from TinManor
Booked a family room for me and my two children. within 10 mins of being in the room my 3 year old daughter found a strip of ibuprofen tablets next to one of the beds. The centre ceiling fan had one blade broken off and didn't even work.
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 Break

from A TripAdvisor Member
An excellent base for an enjoyable city break. Polite friendly staff. Room was modern, clean and well maintained. Hotel was well positioned for easy access to all attractions by tube, with limited car parking available for those travelling by car.
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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Camden Market I had a great time at the Camden Lock Market. Lots of junk and everyday items, but hidden in locations here and there were some great finds that were good buys. Also lots of good food was available.

Get an Oyster Card To travel on Underground, busses and docklands light railway, buy an oyster card online before travelling. It is a pre-pay card for travel on the above, and works out cheaper than buying tickets at the stations. You will save time and Money.

London City Pass Buy one of these before you go, you will safe a fortune on entrance fees, and can fast track past the queues in some places.

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  • Address: 87 South Lambeth Road - London - England - SW8 1RN - United Kingdom
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