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“Love this hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of London Lodge Hotel

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London Lodge Hotel
Ranked #277 of 1,088 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Love this hotel.”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Great wee hotel. have been staying there for many years now as I work alot of exhibitions at earls court and olympia
Every year.
The London lodge is very close to the tube at earls court and Kensington high street and very close to many bars and restaurants within a 5 minute walk.
The hotel it's self is very clean well staffed and the management both Mandy and lea are so helpful.
I can't knock this hotel.
I live in Belfast and would not stay anywhere else in London.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Thank rawcy66
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MerileaLondon, Manager at London Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 10 August 2012
Dear Rawcy66,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon!
Warmest regards,
Lea
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Just back from the Olympics.Fabulous experience and congratulations to the UK organising team who are doing a wonderful job.
Our stay in this hotel was the only disappointment of our trip.Yes I do expect to pay more for a stay in London during this busy time.However when you pay expensive prices(which is more profit for the Hotel) you expect good quality.This is an average hotel-nothing special.Breakfast is poor-3 types of fruit-bananas,bitter mandarin oranges or Royal Gala apples,unexciting cereals,croissants and toast.Anything else is extra.
The option to make coffee or tea in your room is offered but was removed early on our departure morning-so even though check out is at noon the tray is removed at 9.30 am.

At £240 per night I would expect free wifi.a decent breakfast and the facility to make coffee during all of my stay.I definitely will not be staying here again.
I travel to London 4 times per year and feel this Hotel has sacrificed long term custom for short term gain.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank TheOHareclan
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MerileaLondon, Manager at London Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 10 August 2012
Dear TheOHareclan,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us.
With regards to the breakfast, we also offer yoghurts, ham and cheese free of charge. As I explained to you, we usually take the tea and coffee facilities out fo the rooms when we check the mini-bars on departure as most people don't need them after breakfast and before check out - my apologies if this was an inconvenience and we would certainly have bought them back if you had called us.
I wish you would give us the opportunity of proving that our hotel is a great place to stay and value for money the rest of the year, but I would understand if you prefer to stay elsewhere.
Warmest regards,
Lea
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

My sister & I stayed here for a week during our tour of London. It is a very convenient location with nice rooms. The first time we tried to eat at the restaurant for dinner, we were told a party of 17 was expected & they couldn't seat us (the party of 17 never showed up!). The next time we tried, we were able to get a seat but the food was just OK. Our waitress did not speak much English which made it difficult to order.

Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank Labbymom
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MerileaLondon, Manager at London Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 19 July 2012
Dear Labbymom,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel.
I apologise if you had a bad experience in our restaurant, you should never have been refused entry as there are at least 25 seats in our restaurant.
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay regardless of the bad experience.
See you again soon?
Warmest regards,
Lea
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Stayed here for five nights during the Farnborough Air Show. The location is fantastic - convenient walk to the Earls Court tube station and several restaurants and pubs. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. Unlike many London hotels, this one does have air conditioning, although it was not really necessary during my stay. The bar area was very bright and cheerful and a nice place to relax at the end of the day.

For those guests visiting from the U.S., be aware that you may not find some of the amenities in your room that we are used to finding: no iron/ironing board (although you can request one from the reception desk), no complimentary Wi-fi (it's available for a surcharge), no alarm clock (you can request a wake up call from the front desk, but if you need to keep track of time, have a watch or cell phone handy.) The hotel does offer complimentary breakfast, however, it is only available after 7:30 AM and my schedule for the week required an earlier departure from the hotel, so I can't comment on the quality of the breakfast.

I would definitely stay here again if traveling for pleasure, but this is not the best option for business-related travel as some of the business amenities like Wi-fi, and early breakfast, and an alarm clock aren't readily available.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Thank King615
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MerileaLondon, Manager at London Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Dear King615,
Thank you for staying with us and for taking time to write a review.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
For future refernce, we can arrange corporate rates for business travellers that include wireless internet access (your group would meet our criteria), there is a clock on the television which can also set an alarm for you and we have 24 hour room service so breakfast could have been served in your room for a small tray charge of £2.00. We also have a trouser press in every room (apart from one, which may have been your room - apologies!), we tend not to leave an iron & board in the room as it takes up space (which comes at a premium in London).
Feel free to contact me directly if you are staying next year and we can negotiate a deal that is more suitable for your trip - we are VERY flexible here.
Glad to hear that you returned home safe and sound and hope to see you in the future.
Warmest regards,
Lea
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Derry
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We stayed here in early July. The hotel is very convenient to Earls Court station and well situated within Kensington. We were greeted on arrival by a very friendly receptionist who advised us of the hotel layout, breakfast and dinner arrangements and personally showed us to our room and arranged a tea tray. The room was well equipped with very clean bathroom, nicely decorated and with tv, minibar etc. We spent very little time in the hotel and did not avail of the dinner/bar facilities but the included continental breakfast was nicely presented in a lovely bright room and there were several other cooked breakfast choices on the menu. I was taking part in an event at the Royal Albert Hall and the hotel was very well situated for this. The hotel was good value for this part of London and was quiet, clean and secure. Although the reception area is quite small, it has a lovely homely feel about it and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend and would stay again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank smileyoreilly38
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, Manager at London Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
Dear Smileyoreilly38,
Thank you so much for your well written and informative review.
Hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future!

Warmest regards,
Lea
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Additional Information about London Lodge Hotel

Property: London Lodge Hotel
Address: 134 / 136 Lexham Gardens, London W8 6JE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#266 Family Hotel in London
#301 Business Hotel in London
#340 Romantic Hotel in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,455 - ₹ 14,672
Hotel Class:3 star — London Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
London Lodge Hotel is situated in the quiet and historic Kensington area of London; it is approximately 4 minutes walk from Earl’s Court underground station and this prestigious Town House hotel has a style and charm all of its own. London Lodge is sumptuous in its furnishings, attentive in its service and convenient in its location. Bedrooms have air-conditioning and the high level of facilities that is nowadays expected. ... more   less 
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