I needed a place to stay for 2 nights in London, but the company's "recommended hotels" were all booked. I searched for hotels in the area that I needed to be (close to Kew Gardens) and found Hotel 55. I was not really interested in super-deluxe accomodations, so the "tiny" class of room was just fine for me. The internet rate was very good compared to other hotels in the area so I booked it.
The hotel is about a 2 or 3 minute walk from the underground station (Picadilly Line - one of the main lines), so it is very convenient to get to and from Heathrow (one train change is required).
The clerk at check-in was very friendly and helpful. The room (#5) was indeed "tiny" - barely enough room to get past the end of the bed, but the room was very clean, well decorated, and had a nice bathroom (shower only). The bed was very comfortable. There was nothing to see out of the window except for a brick wall, but I didn't find that to be a problem.
Some of the Tripadvisor reviews indicated noise was a problem, but the room that I was in was extremely quiet.
Everything worked - TV, heat and internet were all fine. I forgot to bring the proper electrical adapter, but the front desk clerk gave me one without any problem.
Breakfast buffet was very good - I enjoy the "European" style - meats, cheese, and fresh fruit, but bread, juice, cereal and pastries were also available.
I did not eat at the restaurant (except for breakfast), so I can't comment on it other than it is nicely decorated. There are a couple of places to eat close by - a pub, Indian restaurant and a kebab place for fast food. A grocery store is also very close.
All in all, I would not hesitate to come back and would certainly recommend this hotel to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 55 is a 29 room boutique hotel just a 2-minute walk from North Ealing Tube Station. Stylish accommodation with free internet is 25 minutes from central London by underground. Each air-conditioned room at Hotel 55 features a king-sized bed, flat-screen TV with freeview and a Nespresso Coffee Machine. They also include L'Occitane toiletries and minibars. Momo Japanese Restaurant is located within the hotel and serves authentic Japanese cuisine. Continental breakfast is served daily and it only costs £8.50 Per person. Our guests can also enjoy a drink in the elegant 24 hour lounge bar. Wembley Stadium and Kew gardens are both within a 3-mile radius of Hotel 55. The M4 is a 10-minute drive and there is limited parking available, on a first come first served basis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 55 Hotel London
- Best Western London