Hotel Ibis London Earls Court

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Hotel Ibis London Earls Court

3 star

Rooms: 465

47 Lillie Road - London - England - SW6 1UD - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 02076100880
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Reviews - Hotel Ibis London Earls Court

1/10
Bad
Submitted by: Michelle in 06/09/10
  • Age Group: 3140
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
We arrived in the early hours of the morning and were not greeted with the usual standard we have come to know from Ibis hotels. We had not reserved a room and were told there were only twin beds available and were charged £152 for the twin room. The room was ok but our concierge was not very helpful. The in house entertainment was not working properly and we asked someone to fix it. they sent someone upstairs to try and fix it but he could not. We then asked for another room but they refused us which I find is unacceptable. For the price we paid the service was shocking.
4/10
really awfull !
Submitted by: katie in 22/06/09
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Backpacker
i spent £40 pounds on a room for the night. when i got the desk i had to wait a hour for my room to be ready and when i got to my room the beds were really hard and the bathroom spelt of mucky drains. Yuck i would not recomend this hotel to anyone normal.
8/10
Value for the money
Submitted by: achchudhakumar navaratnam in 10/07/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Cheap Getaway Holiday Maker
Excellent room. clean bath room. Good service. Value for the money. Underground 2 minutes walk.
3/10
Bad
Submitted by: Charles in 27/04/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type:
My money was not spent well, it look good on their website but this was shattered. No one could speak English in the hostel, oops I mean "hotel". Where is parking? Park is wasteland and was then told wasteland was for VANS, and there was underground parking. HOTEL NOT WORTH ITS MONEY
8/10
Great Value Hotel
Submitted by: Joanne in 20/02/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Large Group/School
I travelled to London for a theatre break with 13 of my friends they age form 16-45years and we had a fab time. The hotel was clean the rooms were big the breakfast was lovely there was lots of bars around and plenty places to eat out at. We only say one night so going back in Sept this year for 2 nights stay. This hotel is fab
1/10
Clean but CRAP
Submitted by: Deborah Hodder in 18/02/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Special Interest/Event
Beds hard. Not enough pillows. Crap service. Crap food. Too expensive. Not enough staff for 700 strong semena. Even Paul McKenna said don't eat here. I demand a refund!
9/10
Good accommodations
Submitted by: Emanuel in 26/09/06
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Everything about the hotel was good. The room was larger than I expected and ditto for the bathroom. The service was excellent and my wife and I certainly have no complaints. We got to know thre area a liitle and there wre plenty of places to eat and drink in the area. Both tube stations were nearby which could take you almost everywhere you need to go. We would stay there again without any hesitation.
7/10
A good value hotel near Earls Court/Olympia
Submitted by: Mary in 21/12/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
Stayed when attending a show at Earl's court with a couple of friends... not disappointed. Above average for the price and location. Halls upstairs a bit shabby, but we weren't staying in the hall. Friendly bar. Good bar food generous portions. Basic but plentiful breakfast to suit all tastes.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Ibis London Earls Court

wonderful view

from A TripAdvisor Member
We had a few issues with people have parties next door and the walls are thin enough that you can hear just about everything, including coughing and sneezing. There was no water pressure on the 12 floor. However, the service was wonderful and everyone was nice and helpful. Because we were so high up we had a marvelous view of the city and could see the London Eye (Ferris Wheel) and Big Ben and other majestic buildings that we didn't have the time to figure out what they were. And since we were there at Easter the staff gave us Easter bunnies! One last note: we had to get up early our last morning and had a little issue getting a taxi. Make sure a staff member calls for one as the street is not extremely well travelled.

Nice Hotel, Great Room, Great Price

from A TripAdvisor Member
Favorable Attributes
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* Friendly Staff, Attentive, Helpful, Willing to Answer All Questions
* Larger Rooms than Most London Hotels, Rooms like American Hotels
* Great Marble Bathroom, Modern
* Generally Large Hotel
* 5 Mins Away from Tube
* Great Rates

Attributes that Need a Little Work
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* Not Extrodinarily New, Could use a Little Updating
* Location not too Close to the Heart of London, but not too Far Out
* Caters more to Convention Attendees due to proximity to a Convention
Center
* Lobby Telephones will not take Telephone Cards

Overall, a great alternative to pricey London hotels, especially if you are looking for a hotel with large rooms and do not mind that it is not in the center of London.

Good

from stefanovas
Just back from a weekend in London (2 nights). The Ibis London Earls Court was good. It has an excellent buffet breakfast. The rooms are small but clean, and comfortable, bathroom too. Our room was unfortunately smelly of smoke. We didn’t complain it to the front desk because we thought it’d go away, but it didn’t happen. We slept on the 11th floor but we had no problem with noise from the sky as another writer.
You can leave your luggage in their luggage room the day you’re leaving at no charge. From Heathrow airport is 35 minutes with the tube. Internet in the lobby is working with coins, 9 pennies per minutes. Earls Court tube is just 5 minutes away and is on lines, Piccadilly and District. Remember to get off at the Warwick Road end of the Earls Court tube station, though, not the Earls Court Road side. If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel in London we would recommend it.

Beware

from LyndaCambridge
Nice room but on top floor not realising that it was on Heathrows flight path so jumbos were going over all the time. Had a lowsy nights sleep.
On the other hand, the breakfast was great.
Would probably not stay here again due to the noise level though.

Great Place to stay!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was the most bang for your buck hotel that we stayed in. The hotel is undergoing upgrades, mostly in the hallways to the rooms, but the rooms are ok. We booked 2 single rooms, but they were not adjoining and we have a 7 & 8 year old, so they upgraded us to a suite. It looked almost as good as the suite in Paris we stayed in at the California on Rue de Berri. It was huge (by any standards) and had what looked like a recently upgraded marble bathroom with a bidet. We had stayed here previously when it was the Paragon and came back because of the awesome fish & chips shop 1 block away. We were pleasantly surprised by the upgrades. How to get to the authentic fish and chips shop (Lighthouse fish bar and restaurant) is: Step out of the front doors, turn left. Go to the first right at the light, it is the 3rd or 4th shop on your right. It is the BEST! You cannot go to London and not go there! I have had others that were o.k., but this one was the best. Out of 2 times in London, I have eaten here at least 12 times. The next best thing about the Ibis is the tube station to everywhere is 2 blocks to the right and the 74 bus (double-decker) is across the street, although we walked from Harrod's (about 20 minutes). The neighborhood is nice and has lots of sights to see if you like to explore. The hotel food is bland and expensive, there are good places to eat to the right of the hotel. To sum it up, the hotel is a 3-star, but you will most likely have a 5-star experience.

d Stay Here Again

from A TripAdvisor Member
The staff was excellent, very helpful. We needed a doctor and they called one to come to the hotel, and then kept us informed when he was unavoidably delayed. Also, they helped us when we were in a pinch with getting some forms printed to get a lost passport replaced. The only reason I didn't rate this hotel as Excellent is because some people (like me) will find the beds to be rather stiff; but other people (like my husband) won't mind that at all. The rooms were small by most American standards, but it was by no means uncomfortable (and my husband and I are big people). In fact, space was used very well. You can get a less expensive meal (breafast, lunch, or dinner) at one of the restaurants or pubs nearby. There is also a laundry/dry cleaning place only a block away -- it will take a couple of days to get your laundry back, but it's a lot less expensive than the hotel's cleaners. It's only a short walk to a Tube station, and a mere 10 minute walk from the only 24-hour pharmacy in the country. It's a very convenient location, and an excellent hotel for the price.

Not a great welcome but room OK

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Ibis Earls Court was OK. I stayed there for one night on 12th December and would go again just for a brief stay.
The hotel is fairly priced for its location - Earls Court tube is just 5 mins away and is on 2 great lines - Piccadilly and District - which will get you pretty much anywhere in London. Remember to get off at the Warwick Road end of the Earls Court tube station, though, not the Earls Court Road side!

The hotel was simple and pretty much what you would expect for 70 GBP in London. My room was huge; nice marble bathroom with decent shower, TV, quite saggy bed, rips in net curtains - it used to be the Paragon hotel so I guessed a lot of stuff had been taken on from there. In all, the room was OK. It would have been nice to have had heating controls but there were none. There was a charge to call the restaurant from your room, which I thought was a bit steep, and they didn't have "room service" as such - at least, there was no information in the room about it that I could see - I think you could order "light snacks" or something, but it wasn't clear.

So - the good points:

Inexpensive
Good location - not the best ever, but pretty convenient
Large room
Really pleasant staff in the "snack" bar - they were very helpful and welcoming

Now the bad points:
The staff on the front desk were unwelcoming and not very attentive.
I had asked for a non-smoking room but was told that it was a smoking room - they didn't even try to apologise! They seemed more interested in fixing their stapler than looking after their guests while I was waiting. I imagine this is not always the case and I was only there for one night but I really felt that it let the hotel down in what is otherwise a pretty OK place to stay.

My final thoughts: a great place to take groups. I was pretty much the only "single" person staying there! The hotel definitely has a "group" atmosphere and is a good "budget" hotel. Sort out your front desk, Ibis!

Perfectly acceptable London choice

from Parker
We recently spent three weeks in Europe, from September 21 through October 12. See my other reviews of the Hotel Alimandi in Rome, the La Fortezza in Florence, the Hotel Bernardi in Venice, and the Libertel Austerlitz in Paris. The fifth stop on our European trip was for six days in London at the Ibis Earl's Court on Lillie Road.

This is an Accor Hotel with a split rate, as of this writing, of 79.95 Great British Pounds on Monday through Thursday and $69.95 GBP on Friday through Sunday. It's a contemporary 12-story building, very popular with mid-level businesspersons. A busy place. It used to be the Paragon Hotel before Accor bought it. It's located in the pleasant Earl's Court neighborhood, across the street from a gleaming new office tower and the Earl's Court One and Two arenas, where home shows and ice shows and the like are held. There is great bus service, a number of choices, and the #74 double decker is a virtual tour bus of the best of London. It goes all the way to Hyde Park. There is also the West Brompton Tube stop and a British Rail stop in the same building a few minutes walk up Lillie Road. The British Rail elevator tower was dedicated by former actress Glenda Jackson, now a Minister of Parliament in the House Of Commons.

The Prince Of Wales pub is also a few minutes away and it offered terrific pub food and Football (soccer) on the telly. The roast lamb with peas, potatoes, biscuits and gravy was top-notch. There are newsstands and small neighborhood groceries in the area, and you are about a 15-minute walk from a 24-hour American style supermarket with plenty of choices like pharmacy items, and beauty care supplies, and film, and take-out food.

The rooms in the hotel were basic, not large, and were very clean. The sheets were clean and the towels fresh. The bathroom was a good size with a good shower, albeit the shower is tricky to operate. You have to turn a washer to get the spray. Old-style from the old Paragon days that needs updating. The only true negative is that the sink has separate faucets for hot and cold water and trust me, the hot water is incredibly hot. Be careful. The maid service was proficient. The rooms are not air conditioned, but since this was Autumn, the weather was cool and the A/C was not a factor. There are steam radiators for heat in colder weather.

There is a huge staff at the front desk of the Ibis Earl's Court and even a Concierge. The breakfast is extra at 7.95 GBP and there's quite a bit to eat including corn bread, beans (like pork and beans), bangers (sausages), yogurts, fruits like pineapple slices and fruit salad, scrambled eggs (a tad runny), toast, numerous cereals, coffee, tea, milk, juice, bacon, potatoes, and green beans or peas and carrots. The restaurant also has a full-service restaurant, but we did not use it. A cheaper breakfast is available with less items for late risers (after 10 a.m.).

The four elevators were always in working order, although the computer in the business center was overpriced at 3 pounds an hour and was down for most of our six-day stay.

When you exit the Ibis Earl's Court and you want to stroll, turn right - not left - and go up Lillie Road to Warwick Road (to get to the supermarket) or to Earl's Court Road (about 10-12 minutes walk) if you want to see a terrific London residential and commercial area. There are restaurants of every stripe (including American fast food joints), currency exchange places, gift shops, internet cafes, bars appealing to all types, classic pubs, coffee and pastry shops, grocery stores like Marks and Spencer and Somerfields, boutiques, the Earl's Court Tube Station, news shops, and the like.

The Ibis Earl's Court is comparable to a Holiday Inn or a Comfort Inn or a Day's Inn in the U.S. It is large, and probably could use A/C in the summer. The staff is efficient. The location is unbeatable if you want to avoid the touristy areas. I would stay there again, but would have to think about staying in the summer months of July and August. We used the #74 red bus and the Tube every day, buying a Day Pass for our daily rides and adventures. Lillie Road is busy and safe and Earl's Court Road is vibrant. It was always fun getting off the Tube at 10 or 11 at night and seeing 20 or 30 other folks exiting as well, everyone walking a couple of blocks to the Ibis.

Nice Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Spent 10 days at the Ibis Earl's Court in October 2004. American style hotel with 12 stories. We were not part of a tour. Can't comment on the restaurant because we never ate there. The breakfast was not included in room rate and was 8 pounds per person per day. We enjoyed the area, and found several nice local places to eat throughout the day at much more reasonable prices than the hotel. West Brompton tube station is just down the street, so access to downtown London is great.

The rooms are decent, although the website advertises a "powerful" shower (I didn't find this to be the case). Beds were fairly uncomfortable, but tolerable. Housekeeping was very good and reliable. For calls to the US, don't use hotel phones, go to internet cafe around the corner, calls are very reasonable. The hotel gets a steady stream of large tour groups, but this didn't bother us much. The Concierge at the front desk was little help when we asked about local sites, tickets, etc.. He was polite, just uninformed.

All in all, Ibis Earl's Court is an average hotel in a decent area. If you're interested in a staging point for London tourism, this is not a bad choice. If you're looking for someplace to cater to you, this is not the place for you.

A short note for North America guests

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at this hotel in April, 2004. Generally speaking, the rooms are OK.
But if you have more than 1 piece of luggage, get away from the hotet shuttle to the airport. Ibis hotel will charge you tremendously high on
the excess luggage.
For couples from North America who get used to have more than one piece, take the taxi or airport shuttle instead. They will not charge you any.

Top Local Tips for London

Visitor oyster card Buy yourself a visitors oyster card. You can use on the tube and the buses and takes all the hassle out of buying tickets

London Transit Rocks!!! By a 3 Day Bus Pass for about $24.00 US, get a Central London Bus map, and go to it!! We probably put a 100 miles on the Double-Deckers in 4 days! Saw a lot of sights and sites! Jump on, Jump off, most of the busses run about every 12-15 minutes!

Tube over taxi Buy farecards for best value and take the tube everywhere. There are enough stops that you'll never walk far -- just check for your zones so you don't have a problem. You'll always be given directions in relation to a tube stop. Do as the locals do and navigate your destination from the nearest tube. Do not take a taxi to Heathrow if you can help it -- chances are you'll lay out a good sixty pounds if you're a bit to the east. Take the tube and pick up the Heathrow express train instead. The best way to see London is by foot, so taking the tube and then walking is optimal.

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  • Address: 47 Lillie Road - London - England - SW6 1UD - United Kingdom
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