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Guest House on the Mount
Ranked #24 of 41 Hotels in London
London, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Not good, avoid”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

This place is an over priced former Ontario Mental Health facility. It was close and now converted to a hotel (?). it is nor recommended due to it's austere facility, lack of cleanliness and institutional decor and atmosphere. It has long tm residence, a sub standard kitchen and communal showers that are old and make Army facilities look positively delightful in comparision. The sound proofing is very poor. However, if you are inclined, the grounds are nice but so what. Oh and my room, the carpet was very dirty, one chair, no desk. As of today there are now TV,s in the rooms. If one is staying in support of a hospital stay. There must be better deals available. My son said the place was "creepy" ; I concur.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Puttershoek, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2010

Former hospital floor is noticeable in the rooms. If you don't mind to share shower and be close Alzheimer institute and children day care facility this is clean & affordeable. No breakfast, no bar - kitchen available.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Henk001
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Kalamazoo, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2010

My kids and I stayed at the Guest House while my mother was in the hospital recovering from surgery. It was a perfect place to stay. It is pretty no frills so if you're used to more luxurious accomodations you may be disappointed There is no TV, no phone, no clock, etc in the room. There is a lounge with a TV and comfy chairs. The kitchen was well equipped. The room was very comfortable and the beds were great. I loved the linen. I don't think you can beat the price. We paid $59 a night.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank GeezerMom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2010

More a rundown university dormitory than a "guest house". All rooms are off one hall, where the public washrooms and common rooms are also located (more about these later).

Our room was DIRTY: the carpet was lined with dustballs, other scraps, and an half-inch of dust where the vacuum can't meet the walls. Bits of string, tape, gum wrappers were found in the closet. The screen in the bedroom window was hanging lopsided when we entered. When we turned down our bed we found black hair from either a) previous occupant or b) housekeeper. The lower sheets were wrinkled (by use?). We folded up a towel and placed it between the mattress and footboard to stop it from creaking. The door auto locks, and since it slams shut behind you whenever you leave the room, you often find yourself locked out! With only one key per room, you have to orchestrate your comings and goings if you are travelling with a roommate. No clock, no phone, no hairdryer, no tv, no microwave in the room (will be charged extra for these). No blackout curtains.

Your balcony is shared with the people in the room next to yours. We found empty pop cans on our balcony even though the room beside ours was unoccupied. There was nothing on the balcony (no lounge chairs or tables).

It is very noisy: no sound proofing around doors, all doors slam heavily (including the public washrooms so every time someone takes a midnight visit you hear it). The common room (where there's a large tv), kitchen, and dining areas do not have doors so you hear everything going on there (someone was throwing a party with a cake when we checked in). There is a public telephone in the same corridor where the rooms are that you can hear when in use. A woman was talking for over an hour and we heard her conversation as we lay in our bed!

We paid more for a half bath and were glad that there were no occupants in the adjoining room as the toilet flushes like those on an airplane! There was sticky soap residue in the soap holder with a packaged soap placed on top (gross). We discovered that the door of our shared half bath allows one direct access to the adjoining guest room! Not safe!

The public bathrooms are in the central corridor and have two regular showers (with curtains) and a third shower for the disabled. The shower tiles were soap scummy and the floors sticky. The ceilings are peeling with 3-inch pieces of paint curling off above your head. The "disabled" shower area has no safety grab bars and one must step into a tub in order to use the shower (so not quite suitable for the disabled!). But it was cleaner than the regular showers.

To sum up, this was the worst place in which we have ever stayed. We have stayed in Italian nunneries where they only have cold water and threadbare towels! But they were clean! This place was filthy. The poor layout, lack of basic soundproofing, open common rooms, central public telephone, automatic slamming doors, also make it a very difficult place to sleep. We would never go to the Mount again.

We hope this review is helpful to whoever reads this.

Definitely NOT recommended!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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94 Thank missyoka
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Additional Information about Guest House on the Mount

Property: Guest House on the Mount
Address: 1486 Richmond St | Ignatia Hall- 2nd Floor, London, Ontario N6G 2M3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > London
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,003 - ₹ 4,299
Hotel Class:2 star — Guest House on the Mount 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest House on The Mount is a boutique hostel; offering clean, simple and economical accommodations. Our unique location beside the Thames River overlooks the Forest City and is highlighted with wonderful green spaces. We offer many common areas to make your stay feel like a home away from home. There are fully equipped self-serve kitchens for your cooking needs, a lounge with comfy furniture and a bigger TV, as well as laundry onsite and free cable and internet. Located close to the popular Masonville Place and a quick drive downtown, you'll have no problems finding entertainment, new cuisine or enjoying a day of shopping. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Guest House On The Mount Hotel London
Guest House On The Mount London, Ontario

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