Very small room and no wardrobes. But a small family hotel with great atmosphere and kindness and service. Excellent breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly service building in poor condition"
Straff was friendly and helpful it felt like visiting a family in their home. But a poor home with lots of things not working or being in professional order. Staff and guests was walking in and out of kitchen. Furniture was old and in poor condition. Some staff hardly spoke English and food was the cheapest money can buy, but things were clean though. […] I guess it was more like a hostel at the another end of Europe. Lot's of laughable moments though so if you just need a bed in the night and want to experience south-east-european hospitality, enjoy. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent stay in that hotel"
Really felt welcome the staff is so helpful and friendly. We really felt like home.great location great breakfast Would recommend it Thank youGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel has a great location, however it is in a great need of some renovation. Price is high for the poor room standard. Friendly service but this would not be enough to entice me to return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room that small could not get suitcases past bed. Old/stale food being served at breakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel and location"
This was a fantastic hotel to stay in. The rooms were comfortable and cleaned regularly. The staff at reception were very helpful and gave us great information and tips for London. The breakfast was also very good. The food was abundant and had a great variety. The hotel is located very close to the train station, museums and shops.Genuine Expedia guest review
"perfect budget stay"
Excellent hotel for the price. Slightly dated but veryclean and very friendly staff. Will definitely be backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hospitality brilliant, slightly dated rooms, excellent position, friendly and helpful staff, could do with better wifi serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good balance of price and location"
Lovely desk staff. A tiny room but that's what I expected for the price/location.Genuine Expedia guest review
THe staff is very warm and friendly. The hotel condition was less than desirable. The hotel is outdated with very old carpets, very old sheets and linens as well as bed covers and pillows. The room had no AC, no internet ( internet was only on basement and 1 st floor ). The room had no phone and it was tiny. It was a long room with 3 beds, one double […] and two singles. It was not worth the $ 150 per night. The area is beautiful and very expensive, however the room made you want to be outside all the time. The towels were extremely old and run down. That being said the father and sons running it are extremely nice people and very helpful. I just wish they would update their hotel and make it a better place to stay. Also, there are no water and soda machines on site so I kept having to walk to the store which was 2 blocks away. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good service from staff"
Over all a good stay however the hotel is in need of a refurb but this is reflected in the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"2* Hotel which tries hard"
Budget 2* hotel in a good location near Tube station. Decent breakfast with lots of fruit as most guests have noted. Room was small, I was upgraded to small double, so not sure how much smaller for single.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was well located. Room was very small and the door had a very flimsy lock with no way to lock it from inside - a key was used rather than a card, so I did not feel very secure. However, that said the room was very quiet. The reception staff were very helpful. The wi fi did not work in our room. The breakfast was very plentiful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It could be worst"
It was OK. The hotel was cleaner than others on its category and the shower and toilets were clean and comfortable. However, it didn't have WiFi in your room which I think is essential as well as there wasn't a table to put your laptop. If you are a business traveller, don't expect to do any work unless you can work only on a tablet and of course you […] have your own WiFi or 3G dongle. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hospitality, hospitality and hospitality."
We arrived early off the sleeper having arranged to leave our bags at the hotel. I half expected this to be a problem but instead we were warmly welcomed and invited to have breakfast. The hospitality from all of the staff was incredible and I think it exceeds anything that I have ever experienced in a hotel before. Breakfast was a seemingly never ending […] series of offerings of ripe fresh fruit, toast, pancakes, fresh coffee, a decent cooked breakfast and more fruit. oh and did i mention the fruit? We were made to feel almost part of the family. Our family room was surprisingly spacious and very clean, and the hotel is in a great situation. There was a bath rather than the shower we would have preferred but this was our only very minor gripe. The warm welcome and the breakfasts made our hotel stay truly memorable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Avoid this hotel"
Avoid this hotel, room dingy, stains in carpet, bathroom disgusting, TV didnt work properly, breakfast was vile they also got the orders wrong and one person didnt even get their breakfast!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, great breakfast and great price!"
This hotel is in a lovely area in Kensington, close to the underground station that gives direct access to the main sightseeing attractions in London. The staff and owners of the hotel are very friendly, kind and helpful with more of a bed and breakfast feel as opposed to a hotel. The owners were willing to help us out with a couple of things during […] our stay that you most likely wouldn't get at a chain hotel! The room is also a great deal for families, or if you need a large room for multiple people (we had four people in one room although there was enough sleeping space for six!). The breakfast is wonderful - huge english breakfast with an assortment of fresh fruit (all the fruit was fresh during our stay), cheeses, meats, pastries, toast and breads available as well. The walls between the rooms are quite thin - you can generally hear what is going on in the next room. This could be a problem is the room next to you is noisy, although for us there was no issue as the neighbours were very quiet at night and in the morning. The street noise is also quite audible if you are in a front room, although there wasn't that much traffic noise during the evening. If you are looking for luxurious bedding, comfort and style in your room, this hotel probably isn't going to meet your needs, but overall it suited our needs and was a great price, great location, and great breakfast! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"very convenient location"
Typical european hotel. Rooms very very small but clean. Elevator not working. We had a room on the 4th floor. Full breakfast, lots of fruits. Bacon, sausage,toast etc. coffee was never hot or too good. Neighbourhood very nice to walk around, very safe. Nice pubs and restaurants. 2 tube stations very close (gloucester rd) 2 blocks away.Amenities basic. […] Soap and shampoo ,one towel. Hair dryer at the office if needed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed in a huge room. 7 would probably be able to sleep there! But not very well cared. Te toilet door didn't close. Very uncomfortable to come in the room. Very bad mattresses! Heating bit working either. (they gave us an electric heater because of the kids!) Very nice people, but really bad value for money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy access to all sites"
Rooms tiny,bed small,lift not working,staff excellent,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Probably the friendliest hotel!"
It's the staff in this hotel that make it stand out. It is a budget hotel, and the decor is not posh, what you get in the room is basic, but it's what you expect for the money that you pay. What stood out for me is that the staff on reception go out of their way to make things a little bit nicer for you. I was almost bombarded with really lovely fruit […] every day - they have a huge selection at breakfast time - strawberries, bananas, pears, all sorts, and when I was heading out, the guy on reception would insist I took a banana to get me through the day! I stayed here for a trade fair at Earls Court, and it's so close, just an easy walk in the morning. I had read a review on Trip Advisor which mentioned noise and thin walls, but I can't say I experienced a problem with noisy neighbours - I'm sure it's pretty much the same as any other building in the locality. All in all, a good hotel for the money. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely budget hotel"
Friendly service, clean room, amazing breakfast. Two minutes' walk from Gloucester Road tube station, which suited us as this line goes to Heathrow where we had to go the next day. Just a few stops from all the sights too, although we walked into central London from here taking in the parks. Room was compact but fine for one or two nights. Very happy […] with our stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Location, location, location! Even though our room was tiny, it was clean, warm, the breakfast was simply awesome & the location brilliant. Cafe Forum on Gloucester Rd is 2 mins walk. We had a Sunday roast at the Hereford Inn, 5 mins walk. Tube & bus are close. A big yes to stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good budget hotel"
Stayed the night at this hotel which was comfortable and adequate for our needs. Breakfast was an experience with seemingly endless plates of fruit and cold meats being offered by very enthusiastic and friendly staff. This was on top of a fry up, didn't need to eat for the rest of the day! Very helpful reception.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Family Friendly Hotel which i strongly recommend"
We had a wonderful stay in St Simeon - The Staff is extremely warm & Friendly, always helpful and caring. The owner is very nice and welcoming. the rooms are spacious, basic but comfortable. The breakfast is offering a large choice of tasteful things.the use of the kitchen area is an advantage when you are travelling with family. The location is perfect, […] quiet and safe area, very close to all shops and most importantly 5 minutes from the tube. Basically during our stay we felt like we were at home with family. I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone who wish to stay in London. The prices are very reasonnables. Thank you to all of you in St Simeon, a place we can call home when we are in London! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Budget prices in great location"
The location was very convenient for access to the tube/ museums around South Kensington. Room was small but very comfortable. Breakfast was very generous and it was great to have use of the kitchen for dinner in the evenings.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to stay"
The hotel is located in a upscale neighborhood. It is an ideal base to explore London. The hotel is quite old but has been kept in good condition. Staff are great and love to feed you more than you need. Overall an ideal place to stay for a trip to London.Genuine Expedia guest review
on first entering the hotel all seemed well. when we were shown to our room. ( 4 bed family room ) we were took downstairs into the basement. Our room was next to the breakfast room & kitchen. IThe room was very basic to say the least.The only window looked out onto a wall that was only about 1foot away, so no daylight could enter.Plus, there was a […] load of rubbish that had been thrown down this gap. The beds were ok comfort wise, but we were woke very early by the noise of the kitchen staff preparing breakfast. Breakfast, now thats another thing...They didnt know how to make a cup of tea. we were served a muddy coloured none discript tastless liquid called tea. The food was eatable, but they tried to serve us loads of fruit that had been laid out on a table in the hallway all the previous day & night. OK, it is a budget hotel so dont expect too much.I Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very nice and clean hotel with friendly and helpfull staff. No wifi in the room though.Genuine Expedia guest review
"OK for a budget hotel"
The room was clean, but very small, which is normal for London. The hotel is very dated. The mattress was a bit worn and slightly uncomfortable. There was supposted to be internet avaiable in the lobby, but it was not working the night I was staying. Overall it is OK for a budget hotel in London.Genuine Expedia guest review
The worst hotel I have ever been!! Impossible to use shower! No sound proof at all! You can hear everything from next room. No service!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for Earls Court events"
Me and three friends had booked a four bedroom room from St Simeons to go to the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court. When we arrived we were informed that our room was undergoing maintenance but were more than happy to split us to two rooms for no extra charge. This turned out to be very useful as the one room would have had only one bathroom. We were on […] a budget and we were very happy with what we got for our money. The rooms were basic but not bad at all. The location was perfect as it is just a short walk to Earls Court and an even shorter walk to the nearest tube which takes straight into the heart of London. If I had wanted to spend more time sightseeing I may still pick this hotel due to the area being very safe. Overall had a very pleasant stay and would recommend this to anyone wanting to go to London and to Earls Court. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Helpful staff, good location and transport"
I lived in London for years knowing accomodation standard well,it didn't come as suprise the size of the room or the bed. at the same time we were going there just for a weekend,knowing we'd spend very little time in the room so it being small didn't bother us. bathroom was clean, shower super (great pressure, for London it's a wov!!! we were on ground […] floor though) staff is very helpful (although not much of smiley people), nice and willing to give you help with your stay (direction, suggestion etc); breakfast is huge and could sure fill you up for the whole morning. TV works fine with plenty of channels (no fancy stuff but can find good movies) dining room has TV and we used it for chat and drinks once back from our evening out. location is pretty good, close to the tube and a huge Sainsburys (supermarket),many places to eat nearby (head towards the tube or towards Earl's court) including pubs for a drink. if you are a "big" person be careful, our double bed was more like a big single one, not much of a problem for us but i know that many of the USA ppl visiting and writing on here might find it uncomfortable. I would just ask to renew the bath towel stock, some of them have clearly been washed too many times and are like sandpaper on your body. same with the pillows and the floor carpet, they've seen better days. this are small details, overall we enjoyed the place and we will sure consider it for our next weekend in London to see our friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
the services and foods are very good... we will recommend you to my friendsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent base for sightseeing young family."
We arrived to a warm welcome and were given a spacious room on 2 levels for our family of 5. The beds were very comfortable and clean . Although there wasn't a shower curtain, the bathroom was adequate and spotless. We stayed one night and enjoyed the breakfast!! Lots and lots to eat, served by very helpful staff who bring you a wide choice of food […] including every fruit imaginable! The hotel is literally around the corner from the Natural History Museum which was fantastic. Also the hotel was so easy to get to from the tube. We would definitely stay again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel rooms very dirty, smelly and unhygenic"
(a)Firstly hotel never seems to have cleaned, specially the carpets very unhygenic and rooms quite smelly. (b) Hotel reception manned for only around 16 hours, rest of the time you have to stand at reception and wait or shout till somebody comes there. (c) While checking in the reception guy would ask you that do you need shampoo and soap and if you […] say yes than he would take it out from shelf as if they are doing some favour to you. (d) only location and breakfast room was good otherwise it is not a hotel and should not be listed on hotels.com site. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel and great breakfast"
The room was clean, staff were Ok and breakfast was great because of the service and diversity of the food.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good location and friendly staff"
Hotel is in a very good southwestern portion of London. Easily walkable to tube stations within 5 minutes. Staff is excellent and very friendly. Breakfast is also very good with a full english breakfast and a lot of fruit to choose from. The rooms are a bit smallish, but are clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great breakfast options/especially for vegetarians"
The hotel is in a very good location, friendly staff and that unique aspect at breakfast and in the lobby, fruit, fruit, fruit. At breakfast today, there was Pineapple, cherry's, apples, bananas, papaya, avocado and mangos. They also have a full English breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel base for West/central London"
A good base in an excellent area of London. Felt very safe walking about late at night. Handy for Gloucestor Road tube (5 min walk) and a number of resturants, cafes etc. A further 10 minute walk and you have South Kensington. V&A, Nat History & Science museums 10 min walk. Kings Road - 15 mins walk. Room we had was ok. Beds comfortable enough. Other […] furniture and en-suite dated but useable. Ensuite had a bath with a hand shower. We were in an attic room, therefore coombed ceiling which was an annoyance. TV signal not great. This is not the Ritz but if you are in London to see the city, shop, etc. you don't need (or want to pay) for extra facilities. Its a good solid base. Breakfasts are 'eat as much as you want'. Fare ok. Lots of fruit. Staff are very helpful and friendly. You can leave your bags safely both on an early arrival and after checking out. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Staff was very friendly. The breakfast was always huge and delicious. This hotel had a great location. Very close to the tube station and not too far from the Natural History Museum (a must see for families and it's free!) Don't expect the huge rooms and bathrooms many are accustomed to in North America but the sheets were clean and beds comfy.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very good value for a hotel in such a good location in Kensington. We enjoyed the breakfasts and the staff were very friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good budget hotel"
A very basic hotel, clean, polite staff, nice area, short walk to underground. The breakfast was not great. All in all a good budget hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
staff was helpful and friendly, the breakfast food was plentiful if dull. The orange juice wasn't orange but more like fruit punch.The slowly rotting fruit on open display should be refrigerated instead, The room was small and cramped but you get what you pay for.The bedding was basic, more like that found in construction camps.There was a rowdy disturbance […] that went on and on overnight but no staff to intervene so the other guests protested till the noise abated, St.Simeon should come back; his hotel could use a miracle. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is in a great location within easy walking of Hyde Park and other attractions and close to the underground and a direct connection to Heathrow. For the price it is good value. the staff were friendly and helpful and were accommodating when we arrived late due to a delayed flight. Nice and quiet. Breakfast was fine, shower was hot and good, […] and bed was comfortable. For us it was good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"For Those On A Tight Budget"
This hotel was a bargain against the usual London prices. It is located in a quiet area but is only five to ten minutes walk to the tube (Gloucester Road).The room was small, clean but quite worn. The breakfast was adequate with curiously as much fruit as you can eat. The staff were helpful. If you are on a tight budget and all you need is somewhere […] to sleep whist experiencing London, then this is for you. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"not for seniors"
good location for tube . a young persons budget place.... not for over 70'sGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"2 nights in Kensington with Fruit."
Very interesting stay especially if you like Fruit! all the staff were very friendly and the other guests seemed happy. The room could have been bigger and lacked any extras eg hairdryer, but was clean warm adequate for 1.As a solo traveller this place was ideal and I found the neighbourhood very pleasant and felt safe. A family hotel which was good […] value -the breakfast could last you all day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Stay at St Simeon"
The only advantage is the convenience to the tube station. The room was cold and not comfortable and clean. Internet was not available and was told because we were on the top floor. Also the dining room was not clean. Juices were not covered and were served the next day.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great staff, poor faciliites."
I would recommend this hotel for its location and friendly staff, however the accomodation standards are poor. If you are visiting London for a couple of days, are on a budget and don't mind hostel-type accomodation and don't intend to spend much time in the hotel, it will be fine. Pros: 1. Close to Gloucester Road tube station, Picadilly and Circle […] Lines. Only one tube ride home from West End. 2. Located in Knightsbridge, a very safe area 3. Can use the kitchen facilities including microwave, kettle etc (expect when breakfast is being prepared by the staff) 4. Exceptionally friendly and attentive staff 5. Very cheap for the area! 6. My daughter and I were upgraded from a double to a triple room at no extra cost. 7. The other travellers we met were all very friendly. Cons: 1. The room smelt damp 2. The single bed was so lumpy that my daughter and I shared the double bed. This was our original plan as we had only booked a double room so we weren't upset by this. 3. The room desperately needed a refurb - the toilet cistern lid was broken; the wooden veneer on the tv stand/cupboard was warped stood a couple of inches above the the top it was supposed to be attached to; and although the bathroom was clean, it had black mould growing in the corners. 4.There was no hot water in the mornings for a shower. Evenings seemed to be OK. 5. One of the plug sockets didn't work. 6. The curtains were too small for the window. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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