LOCATION - Awesome We took the underground direct from Heathrow to South Kensington and walked 3 1/2 blocks to The Gallery. Within easy walking distance are a variety of restaurants and pubs, a grocery store with prepared sandwiches, bottled water & wine, a launderette, a bank with an inside ATM and some of the major museums where you can catch a tour bus. Herrods & Hyde Park are a bit farther to walk. Grab a sandwich & drink at Herrods and have lunch in Hyde Park! We always felt safe walking around.
ROOM - lovely, think cruise ship cabin size. Not enough hangers, but housekeeping brought us some more. Bathroom was always clean. Getting in and out of the high tub was tricky for us 60+ & not so sure about the mirror wall in the shower.
STAFF - most were terrific. They gave us recommendations on places to eat and made reservations for tours. Tim was very helpful in answering my questions by email before we arrived. One girl at the desk was clueless.
BREAKFAST - Continental breakfast was included in our room rate which was 3 types of cereal, yogurt, breads & rolls with butter and jam, cheese & ham, canned pears, peaches & pineapple, tea, coffee and juices. For 5 pounds extra we got and "English Breakfast" of 2 eggs any style, one thick sausage link, Canadian-type bacon, half grilled tomato, mushrooms, baked beans and toast. Breakfast staff was not very attentive, but I'd rather that than someone hovering.
Only bad thing is that we did not get a message that a cousin left for us inviting us to dinner at her place. We saw a light blink on the phone, but could not retrieve the message. The staff seemed clueless and could not help us. It was so frustrating. The manager said he would get his IT person to look into it, but we had missed the dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Closed for renovations ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Fastbooking, LateRooms and Cancelon so you can book your The Gallery Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Gallery Hotel London