a traveler from Travelocity.com
on October 17, 2009
We arrived at the hotel at 0745 after an overnite flight from the U.S. The hotel staff readily took our luggage to a secure storage closet so that we could start our sightseeing as check-in was at 1500. We returned in the early evening to a very quick check-in. Our 'family' room was set-up and turned down for us already. The fold out couch was adequate but tight for two teenage boys. Continental breakfast was a buffet style of fruits, yogurts, cereals, rolls, danish and muffins. It was not advertised as an all-you-can-eat but we had our fill and there was plenty more for everyone staying there. The staff were very quick with the dish removal and table cleaning to seat the guests. We returned each night to a very clean room with the extra towels we requested. Check-out was also quick. The 8-10 minute walk from West Kensington or West Brompton tube stations to the hotel would only be too long if it were raining. The 'District Line' trains are quick to the heart of London or a one station away change to the 'Picadilly Line' to Heathrow. Local eataries are many for families with teenagers. If we wanted more up-scale, we ate downtown. North End Road is a busy street lined with apartments and shops. Reading other reviews about the neighborhood, I was expecting it to be much more intimadating than it actually was. Next time we go without the kids!
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