First let me say the location of this hotel is beyond perfect. It is less than a half of a block from the tube station, within walking distance of the British Museum, Trafalgar Square, and Leicester Square. I would have to say that the location outweighs any negative thing I am about to say which is why we stayed.
The moment we got the we stood in line with one person in front of us while another half dozen front desk employees just stared at us. Finally after about 5 minutes of standing there and feeling like I missed an important piece of information someone finally offer to help us. We had added another night to our stay through the travel agency, but they had booked it under an entirely new reservation. When I explained that, the man told us it was fine and that the morning of the start of the new reservation, we would just have to come down and reactivate our room access cards. When the day came for us to reactiviate them, we were told we needed some sort of proof of identification, since we weren't told that before, I had left my passport in the room safe which was locked and the access card didn't work. When I explained that to the woman, she just looked at me like it wasn't her job to problem solve the issue. So I was digging through my pack looking for anything with my name on it, and I think I finally came up with my Tower of London reservation or something, but again, the front desk staff made me feel like a complete idiot.
The hotel is old, so the floors creaked A LOT! Our floor, the room next to us's floor, the room above us's floor. Also the wall are pretty thin so we heard all the conversations of the guests next to us. I think I could have ignored most of this stuff if it wasn't for the complete lack of water pressure in our room. We were on the 5th floor, and I know other reviewers mentioned this too on the higher floors. I think an outhouse would have been a better situation than using a toliet that has no water pressure. Let say, my husband and I got to have the first of many akward conversations on our honeymoon.
The breakfast was good, I wish there had been more protein options without having to order the full English breakfast. On the weekends there is a lot of people on the streets and you can hear them, but it is Picadilly so it was expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Meridien Piccadilly is set in the heart of the West End one of London’s most fashionable destination, and only moments away from London’s cultural attractions, including Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Covent Garden. The hotel features many amenities including meeting facilities and banqueting suites, the Piccadilly Health Club and one of London’s largest indoor swimming pools. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel London
- Le Meridien Hotel London
- Le Meridien London
- London Le Meridien