Rathbone Hotel, London
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Welcoming traditional hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
When we arrived at the room, we found it to be cosy but too small. When requested to move, the staff at reception were extremely helpful and had us moved to a larger room. We were pleased with the new room.
Breakfast was quite nice. The perfect start to a day of sightseeing. Compliments to the chef!
The location was great, within easy reach of everything. I would definitely return to this gem of a hotel.
Left before I stayed!from A TripAdvisor Member
My main reason for booking the hotel was the location, ie easy access to Covent Garden and Soho.
Immediate impressions of the Hotel when I arrived were that it was very dated, worn, and shabby considering it was a four star.
My impression did not change when I visited the tiny single room with an equally tiny en suite. The wallpaper was torn, paper stuffed into holes where radiator pipes were protuding, silicone missing from the tiles around the shower and basin and corroded sink taps. In general it was well run down. On top of that, the cold water had been off for several hours before hand and several guests had been complaining on my arrival.
To be fair to all the staff they were fantastic and did everything to assist. They offered me an upgrade to an executive double room but again, it was exactly the same but only slightly bigger.
I made alternative arrangements and was not charged.
Try the KingsWay Hall Hotel, for slightly more money the accommodation was first class.
Great Location, Tiny Tiny roomfrom A13J
GREAT LOCATIONfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Awful, Awful, Awfulfrom Houlie
When we checked in we were told that our cases would be taken up to our room. We went off sightseeing and on our return (5 hrs later) our cases were still in the lobby.
Once we opened the door to the room, it all went downhill. The room was small and smelt damp. There was no cover on the duvet, just 2 sheets wrapped around. The bed base was threadbare and tiny. The bathroom was poorly finished, tatty and dirty.
We asked for a map to the theatre and the staff were less than helpful, resulting in us wandering around aimlessly in search for the theatre.
We came back to the hotel for drinks and the prices are extortionate. You would think with this income they would invest a little more TLC.
Breakfast was a cattle market with you being squashed up on a table. The staff have little command of English.
In summary, more like a 2 * hotel with 4* prices
Not what I expect from a four star....from Boudi
Unhelpful Staff.from Tamworthy
I found very few members of staff ( if any) to have a good command of English.
Very good valuefrom dannyt
The staff were all friendly and helpful.
When booking we were offered a very good price and I feel it is fair to say what good value our stay was.
The hotel is ideal for shopping and theatres in the West End.
Good servicefrom rickjt62
The bed is quite possibly the most comfortable hotel bed I have slept in and the bed linen was of high quality and very clean.
The suite was a good size with a large TV and small but useable table with two chairs. The bathroom could do with some updating (the shower) but overall was very functional and, most importantly was clean with hot water that was hot and cold water that was cold - quite rare in some establishments.
Breakfast (Full English - £5.25 extra) was very good with ample amounts of coffee and toast.
The concierge and all staff were very polite, helpful and courteous without being overbearing.
I would recommend this hotel and would consider it again for a London break.
Overratedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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- Address: 30 Rathbone Street - London - England - W1T 1LB - United Kingdom
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