My daughter and I stayed at the Amhurst from Thurs 27 Oct - Sun 30 Oct as we were going to see Alice Cooper at the Alexandra Palace on the Saturday. The directions given on the Hotel's website were spot-on. On arrival we were slightly wary as we thought the hotel and neighbourhood in Stamford Hill looked "a bit rough" and were a bit scared of the guy who greeted us and showed us to our room as he seemed rather gruff. He was in fact, a really nice and very fuuny bloke. Our room was very clean, comfortable and also had a small fridge which we did not expect. . After checking in, we decided to go for a walk to see what the surrounding neighbourhood was like and to be honest, there really wasn't much happening. But that also gave us an opportunity to suss out where the bus/trains/tubes were as we planned to travel into London during our stay.
We were both really impressed about how well situated the Amhurst Hotel was for access to central London. There is a bus stop about a half minutes walk from the hotel with buses into Euston every 8-10 minutes and the return bus stop is just across the road. From Euston, the most exciting parts of London (Oxford/Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar Sq) are only minutes away. The buses to and from Stamford Hill also go through Camden Town en route and this delighted us as we planned to - and did - spend Friday visiting Punky shops and the markets.
We had no problem getting to and from the Ally Pally. From Stamford Hill Broadway you just hop on any bus going to Wood Green. From there a W3 bus drops you right at the entrance.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. The only thing that lets this Hotel down is the plumbing. There was a washhand basin in our room and each tap seemed to take turns on which would work at any time. The showers did not work very well eihter but there was usualy just about enough water from them to get a wash. Other than the dodgey plumbing, we thought that the Amhurst was a real gem of a place and would be more than happy to stay there again. I think the description "homely" sums the place up nicely. In fact, we stayed at a Premier Inn on the Sunday night as we had vague notions about visiting the london dungeons and thought that this would also make it easier to get back to Stansted. It's true. The Premier Inn had a really good shower and our room was huge, but we actually preferred the homely charm of the Amhurst.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Amhurst Hotel London is set in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere within a friendly environment; accompanying this the rooms are nice, clean and quiet with access to communal kitchens and beautiful gardens for guests to enjoy. ... more less
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