a traveler from Travelocity.com
on September 21, 2012
My wife and I have been to Europe 27x.... We have stayed in all types of hotels..... We like to think that these experiences give us some credibility when it comes to evaluating hotels......In regard to the Vanderbilt, it is located 1 block from the tube stop, Gloucester Road...Nearby is the Wait Rose Supermarket where we got our breakfast fruit, wine, etc.... Did I already mention location? Nearby on Gloucester Road is Da Mario( Italian restaurant) where Princess Di took her kids for pizza...we ate there too!... Getting back to the hotel itself, the room was clean and neat.... It faced the street( Cromwell Road) which is very very busy and noisy. Nevertheless, our room had double windows, making it very quiet inside. In fact I never heard any noise at all! The bathroom was recently modernized and was great.... I would rate the room as B+ to A- because it claimed to be a 4 star hotel... When I read reviews by my fellow countrymen I am amazed that they judge Euro rooms by American standards... This room was slightly bigger tan other Euro rooms that we have stayed in.... We got this room as part of a package so I can't really say if it were a value or not... Overall I give the place an A- and say that if you want a great area, near the tube, the V+A Museum, Harrods, etc.. give it a go... Also In this area we have stayed in Millenium Baileys.. right across the street from the Gloucester road tube.. This place is better... But you also might want to look into Hotel Rembrandt on Cromwell Road almost opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum.... SW London (South Kensington, Chelsea, Belgravia, etc.) I feel are the best places to stay in London. I hope that this helps you and pray for good weather in London!
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