Jurys Inn Chelsea Hotel, London
Reviews - Jurys Inn Chelsea Hotel
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- From: Ireland
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Excellent Hotelfrom stonerose
From browsing previous posts on this site with regards to the location of the hotel I would like to give my opinion on the subject. The nearest tube station (Fulham Broadway) is a nice short 10min walk from the hotel. As the weather in London was unseasonalbly good (20c mid-March) it seemed only a stone's throw away. A tube into central London (Oxford Circus) takes approx 10-15min. The general area is mainly residential, settled & quiet & extremely safe. You are never going to have a perfectly located hotel close to all the attractions in any city. At night when we ventured into the West End to socialise we took a cab home with cost £20.
With London being such a big city I firmly believe Jurys Inn to be a great value option & would heartily recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting London in the not to distant future. You will not be dissapointed!
P.S. For a great restaurant try 1492 Latin Fusion in nearby Fulham (404 North End Road).
A hidden gemfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Would stay there again.from A TripAdvisor Member
Great Hotel! - Location Not an Issue for Usfrom Bengali_Traveler
The hotel itself is quite new, and modern in style. All the amenities are of very high quality and in fine working order. The hotel staff are all generally quite helpful and accommodating. I cannot vouch for whether they were knowledgeable about London, as I did not question them too much on such issues. I should note that in particular, they were quite helpful in accommodating us for an early check-in almost 4 hours before the regular check-in time, although we did travel in January, a typically slow travel time. We were grateful for that after not being able to sleep too much on our overnight transatlantic flight and arriving in London at 6:30am.
The room itself was on the small end by American standards, but is probably relatively large for the UK. The bathroom and room amenities, such as the TV, phone, climate control, were all new, of a high quality, and in fine working condition. The room and bathroom was clean, and the housekeeping did a fine job of keeping it that way. Noise was never and issue.
There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel, and a complimentary Continental breakfast was included each morning, and was substantial enough for our needs. If it is not, an upgrade to a Full English breakfast is available too. A downside to the hotel is that aside from these facilities, there aren’t any others within a few minutes walking distance, although that will probably change during the development of the Imperial Wharf area.
There has been much comment on the distance of the hotel from public transport. We did not find this to be an issue. The Fulham Broadway Underground station is a pleasant 10-minute walk away and can easily be walked regularly. The neighborhood seemed quite safe, even when we walked home once after midnight. In addition, the 391 Bus Stop is a 2-minute walk away, and runs relatively frequently. Even on Sundays, the bus runs every 10 minutes (every 15 minutes, later in the evening), so the wait is never long. The walk is about as quick as the bus when you consider the waiting time, but the bus might be preferable if it is raining. In hindsight, I do not consider the location of the hotel to be an issue at all. The Tube is quite close, and once you are on, everything in London is in easy reach. We either took the bus, the tube or walked the whole 6 days. We did not need a taxi once, even when we stayed out late at night. Also, in and around the Fulham Broadway station there are many fine pubs, restaurants, banks, shops, and a supermarket. The location of the hotel will improve even more soon, as an Imperial Wharf Tube station is proposed, and I believe it might open as early as mid-2005, but that timing should be confirmed with Transport for London. This station is going to be just around the corner from Jury’s Inn Chelsea.
We did not really have any complaints about the hotel, but a few minor details to note are as follows. The addition of an iron and ironing board in the room, and moving the hair dryer from the desk by the TV to the bathroom would be appreciated. Maps of the local area in the hotel guide would have been helpful. There is a payphone in the lobby, but it set up such that toll free calls cannot be made, so I was unable to use the prepaid calling card I had to make calls – the charges from the room phone were unreasonably high, as it usually the case for hotel phones. All minor issues.
We certainly recommend this hotel without reservations to anyone in London for a short stay, be it for business or leisure. I would not hesitate to stay there again if we were in London, as we were pleasantly surprised by our stay.
Clean, quiet, but a way off trackfrom sapbloke
Room - excellent. New, clean , fresh, quiet .. its only 8 months old so its what I would expect.
Restaurant - light , airy, nightly specials, food a good quality, very limited menu however. Not for cosy 1-2-1's. Staff adequate.
Reception - very helpful.
Breakfast - they never took my room number so I had 3 free breakfasts !. Staff lacking in morning. Good traditional spread.
Location - near lovely Chelsea harbour .. but about 800yds from nearest pubs; restaurants; shops. Tube is 1.5 miles away. Taxi is £20 to west end. Its actually refreshing to be away from the hustle and bustle. IMHO
Nice but inconveniently locatedfrom dobbler79
On the bright side, the Jurys Inn Chelsea was obviously brand new, with a modern color scheme and furnishings, updated bathrooms and comfortable beds. The staff was exceptionally nice; we chatted with the lady at the desk for a few minutes about our travels and she congratulated us on our wedding, etc. She was very personable and made us feel welcome. Our room was comfortable and quiet. We didn't hear any noise from other rooms and got our 5 a.m. wake-up call with no problem.
Overall, if you've planned your trip to the last detail and need to be in the Chelsea area specifically, the hotel is great. If you're winging it like we were and prefer to be more central and walking distance to the tube, I'd stay in Kensington.
Ok, but the location is the problemfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Clean and relatively new
High speed internet access
The air conditoning unit gave an audible click whenever it started or stopped. I didn't notice it much when I was sleeping. Occassionaly it would just stop though.
The shower curtain would not go all the way around because the metal rail holding it had to taped at the joint. This was not an issue for because I am short person, but it might be for a larger person. Also, the shower head is VERY high up, I almost had to stand on my toes to reach it.
High speed internet access costs 7 pounds for 1 hour or 15 pounds for 24 hours. Luckily they had not worked out the billing so I wasn't charged, but conversion for the dollar is not good and that is approximately $30 per day.
The location to the tube is just awful. If you are by yourself, don't bother using the tube if you have more than two large suitcases. Taxi to and from heathrow is between 40-50 pounds, not cheap but more convient.
If you have a family or are couple, and visiting for toursim don't stay here. Stay at central london location, even if it is a little more pricier. The walk to and from Fulham is just very annoying. The bus service is not always easy to wait for.
Also, there is nothing around the hotel except residential buildings. No shops, bard, restaraunts, post office, etc.
Do not get me wrong this hotel is very nice, but for the tourist just not worth it.
Very goodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
BE WARNED: if you book with hoteldirect, they will tell you that the rooms can accommodate TWO chidren. In reality, the kids' bed is a single fold-out sofa bed which was too small to fit my two kids (6 and 8yrs).
The manageress (extremely helpful) pointed out that they inform hoteldirect about this, but this agency persists in advertising rooms for 2 kids.
Within 5 minutes of pointing out our problem, another put-me-up bed was brought to our room and our daughters were happy!
The room was clean, the main bed very comfy, and the bathroom excellent (wonderful shower).
Breakfast was good (eat all you like) - we had the continental option, but the full English looked good.
The bar is spacious and child-friendly, and served bar snacks until 10pm (ideal after a long journey) - and the number of Irishmen who were in ther is testament to the quality of the Guinness!
The hotel is slightly off the beaten track, but you can get the C3 bus up to Fulham Broadway/Kensington or the 391 up to Earl's Court.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
A great choicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
As far as the transportation goes, it works out well once you understand what bus to use. The C3 and 391 pick up and drop off directly outside the hotel, the former going directly to the Earl's Court tube station and the latter going straight to Fulham Broadway. Earl's Court is a very well-located tube stop and can get you most places very easily. Nowhere you stay in London is in the middle of every single place you want to go so you might as well stay at a place like this that has good rates, clean rooms and an attentive staff.
Very welcoming and helpfulfrom peachbum83
Top Local Tips for London
Royal Hospital Chelsea I loved this. Great ambience, peaceful and relaxing, helpful, welcoming and informative Chelsea Pensioners, free admission, lovely architecture, fascinating history.
Traditional English breakfast close to hotel Directly outside the Putney Bridge tube stop is the River Cafe. It's a friendly traditional English cafe where you can get a big breakfast of egg, bacon, sausage, beans, chips, tomato, mushrooms, tea and toast for less than 5 pounds all while feeling like part of the local neighborhood. It's a 15 minute walk/bus ride from Jurys Inn Chelsea.
Save money - Go to London in the off-season Everything is easier and less expensive in London during the off season. No waiting for anything, anywhere except for the London Eye, which is always busy on a nice day. Minimize costs by staying just a bit out of central London on the Tube. Get a hotel that offers breakfast. Eating at the museums / cathedrals is surprisingly cheap compared to your other options. Save money on breakfast and lunch, then eat fancier for dinner
Other names for Jurys Inn Chelsea Hotel
- jurys inn chelsea
- jurys hotel london
- jurys hotel chelsea
- Address: Imperial Road Imperial Wharf - London - England - SW6 2GA - United Kingdom
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