We picked this hotel because it was reasonably priced, centrally located for tourist activities and had a twin room available (not always easy to find). Room was tiny but clean, and the beds were good. It was a little warm, but there was a nice 3-speed fan. Manager Jonathan was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was the standard "English breakfast" - egg, sausage, bacon, beans, tomato, toast, cereal with unlimited coffee/tee, orange juice and milk. Neighborhood is busy and loud but felt safe. Many modest little restaurants within walking difference offer great values for meals, especially if you like Middle Eastern cuisine.
We slept in the front bedroom right next to the office. There was a big drawback to this room. Our window opened directly into the parking lot, which seemed to function as a neighborhood playground and community gathering place. There were children playing soccer, parents pushing strollers, and people lounging around chatting at all hours directly in front of the line of hotels looking into the parking lot. The window had no security bars or even a screen. When we opened the window for ventilation, all of this activity was going on within a few feet of our beds! There was nothing at all threatening about the people who were hanging about, but sometimes strangers' conversations were so loud that we had to close the window in order to hear each other. Quite disconcerting.
The second problem was just bad bathroom design. There was no barrier between the shower floor and the rest of the bathroom, resulting in water completely covering the tiny bathroom floor whenever the shower was used! There was plenty of hot water, however, which is what really matters.
Although the room was not perfect it was overall a pleasant experience and a good value for London.
Avoid ground floor room if you want privacy and sense of security. See review for details.
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