Historical Traveller Reviews of Ramada Encore London West Hotel
Great hotel for the price. One of the most reasonable hotels in London and after searching found the price to be much better than that of the Central London hotels and the reviews were more consistant - this is why I chose this hotel and was not let down. The staff was very courteous. The breakfast - I think - could have been a little better but for the price (free!) was fine. The rooms were extremely clean and the decor was very nice! The metro was about 5 mins away. I may choose a hotel closer in to Central London next time - the walk to the tube was around 5 mins (not far but during our stay some of the stations towards central london on the central line were closed from this point over so made it a little difficult getting to and from our hotel) but this one appeared to be a sure bet for other things according to the reviews - and it was. The food in the restaurant was excellent and the servings huge!
The Encore was great!
We stayed at the Encore for four days in March. We found the hotel to be very clean and neat, and loved the modern decor. The rooms were great, the bed was very comfortable. Having the tube station so close was an added bonus (we found that there are two ways to get to the tube, the one without stairs takes a little longer, but no more than 10 minutes). The hotel's restaurant was also very excellent and reasonably priced. There was one double-edged sword, in that the Encore has wooden floors, which is beautiful, but noisy at times. (Usually in the morning). The breakfast was good too, but get there early, if no one shows up, they start to clean up early. Above all, the Encore was a great end to our trip in Europe! We loved it and have already recommended it to friends! We would definately stay there again!
My daughter and I stayed here in March '05. It was a great value.
The entire hotel is extremely clean. The staff is the nicest among any I have encountered in Europe (and most of the U.S., for that matter).
It is a bit out of the centre of London, but the tube is a 2-5 minute walk. This was perfect for us, as we really used the room for sleeping and showering.
The bar was always open when we returned and seemed to stay open for its patrons.
The breakfast was good--breads, cereal, pastries, cheese, etc. It operates until 10:00 a.m. and the breakfast attendants adhere to this time religiously!
The only problem I had was that my room was cleaned even when I had my Do Not Disturb sign up. I guess it could be a lot worse.
Yes, the showers are weird. But the cleanliness outweighs any quirks.
We are definately returning here! If you don't want a lot of action around your hotel, this is the best deal you'll get in London!
We will encore at the Enore
from A TripAdvisor Member
We enjoyed our all too short a stay at this hotel. The staff were very helpfull and the ecclectic breakfast buffet was of good quality. Our room was very clean and adequately appointed. The only negative was that the hotel is not very accesable and by being in the wrong lane as we approached the hotel we were forced to endure an extended rush hour trip along the Western Avenue before being able to retrace our steps to the hotel.
Loved the Encore!
from A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms were nice and tidy. The breakfast had something for everyone. The staff was very polite and helpful with all of our tourist questions and always pointed us in the right direction. The nearest tube is just a few minutes away and there are several little cafes, a pub and convenience stores within a minutes walk from the tube. It was great to be able to get a filling lunch before we headed out for a day in London. The tube is the central line and runs straight through all the main stops in Central London. We purchased a week long tube and buss pass when we first got to London so that we could travel on all the buses and tubes for one flat and reasonable rate. I highly recommend picking one of those up. There are a few bus stops (bus 266) near the hotel that goes into the main area of Acton Town which has lots of restaurants, pubs and a Safe Way if you'd like a bigger variety of eateries and pubs to choose from near the hotel. Just ask the staff and they will tell you where the stops are. Next time I go to London I will most definitely stay at the Encore again.
Awesome Place to Stay!
My husband and I just returned from a 4-night stay at the Encore London West. It is an excellent hotel! I read the reviews prior to booking and all they said was true! Clean, comfortable rooms with contemporary decor. Great breakfast, what a deal. Tube station 3-5 min walk; 15 minute ride to central London. Staff at the reception desk was very friendly and helpful. Got a great room rate at -----. Will definitely stay here again on the next trip to London. You are welcome to email me if you are traveling and need additional info about the hotel or London in general.
Smooth and easy from beginning to end. Friendly, helpful and efficient staff. Quiet, ulltra-clean and modern rooms. Tube nearby on Central Line; safe, well-lit location. Fantastic value. I still can't believe I found a hotel of this calibre for 100US in London. Will absolutely return.
best bargain in London!
We saw a fantastic deal for a long weekend here in January, and going with the trip advisor reviews we took it. This is the first time I stayed so far out of London's centre, but I needn't have been concerned. The hotel was a 2-3 minute walk to the nearest tube station - North Acton on the central line. This made all trips easy as Liverpool street station, Bond Street, Marble Arch and Oxford Circus are all on the central line as well. (Contact the hotel for directions from tube stop to hotel, as it is an industrial area and the hotel's location is not immediately obvious.) The hotel itself was obviously new and immaculate. The room was clean, modern and comfortable with all usual facilities - tea/coffee, internet, etc. The breakfast was good - a selection of toast/bread/cereals/tea/coffee,etc but a cooked breakfast was not available. The restaurant was also excellent offering asian cuisine. I would definately return to this hotel again.
A great deal for london !
from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent one night in this hotel which opened recently. It seems to be a super good deal for london ! Above all, the price for the double room was more than reasonable for this city : 72 euros (through an online travel agency). Moreover, the rooms are very spacious, modern-contemporary furbished and well-equipped (you can make your own tea). The bathroom is pleasant, even if there is no door for the shower. The only complaint I could make is that the room we were given, allthough clean, smelt smoke very strongly. The breakfast, even if it is not the big english one, is satisfying. We found the staff helpful and very friendly. Well, the only negative point is the neighboorhood (industrial business park, no shops or restaurant). But it is a convenient place to reach the city center with subway (except if this portion of "central line" is in renovation as it was the case for us...arrgh!). It seems to be also a very good choice for those traveling by car. Thanks for the other reviews which let us choose this hotel !
We stayed here in February 2005.
Pros: Nice and clean good-sized contemporary rooms and bathrooms, comfortable bed, safe location, decent restaurant, Starbucks coffeeshop on-site, 2 minutes walk from North Acton station, cheap (About 59GBP), Wireless internet access in lobby (5GBP for 2 hours), Wired internet access in rooms for same price, Coffee-maker with good coffee, free continental breakfast
Cons: Location. No good restaurants/cafes nearby (Just 2 smoke-filled pubs and 1 gas station). NottingHill station is 12 minutes train ride from North Acton. 35GBP taxi ride from Heathrow. Hard to get a drink late, as the bar on site closes by 11pm.
Overall, we had a very good time. We would take the train in the morning to NottingHill or Oxford Circus and go from there. Good water pressure - but no shower door, so bathroom gets wet. We would come back to the hotel late at night after spending the day in the city and it was safe. Last train to N. Acton leaves by 11:30pm from the city.
Top Local Tips for London
Ridiculously convoluted entry to reception and car park
If you're arriving by taxi, expect to lug your bags through the barriers to the car park - taxis have to pay just to drop off guests, which is stupid. Also, the path into Portal Way and then into the car park is very complicated and annoying.
Leave you car and use the Tube
Drive to the hotel as it is very accessible from the M25/M40/A40 and leave it in the car park for a reasonable charge. Then get one day travel cards for the tube into and around central London.
A 1-day Zone 1 and 2 pass costs just under 6 GBP, and allows unlimited travel on the Tube in central London. It's definitely worth it!