London, United Kingdom
March 16, 2003
My room was large, gloomy, overlooking the street, and consequently rather noisy, even with the windows closed. It had a modern shower room with reasonable furnishings. But I didn’t feel comfortable here: the fire-safety notice said "follow instructions", but there weren’t any; I don’t usually bother to read these notices but, when I thought about it, I realised there was no way I could have got out in case of a fire. I was at the extreme end of a long U-shaped corridor, with the only (visible) exit at the other end. On the fourth floor, where I was, there was no evidence of a hotel -– no personnel, no reception, nothing but rooms. And they charge for looking after your luggage after you check out -– the only other hotel I have ever stayed at that does that is the infamous New York Hilton. So, I wouldn't recommended this place based on my experience, but it is quite possibly fine on the second floor. Fair value at 40 Euro for single room with bath.
From journal When you're tired of ruins