Mowbray Court Hotel

2 stars
28/32 Penywern Road, London, SW5 9SU
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.2
out of 5
10 reviews
Good deal

Mowbray Court Hotel has a great location, a very short walk to Earl's Court tube stop, with lots of... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Mar 3, 2009
A good hotel for a short stay

Situated close to subway and has quite a few restaurants to choose from. Some rooms are located at... See full review

  • Traveler from Cary NC
  • Jul 1, 2012
Featuring an elegant decor and a warm hospitality, Mowbray Court Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation in London. This family runs hotel is great value for money, clean and bright in a great location to explore all of London. The shopping areas of Oxford Street, Kensington and Knightsbridge with the world famous Harrods and the Hamleys Toy Store, The West End, Marble Arch and Piccadilly are all with easy reach. The major tourist attractions of Buckingham Palace, the Tower Of London, Big Ben and the many museums are easily accessible. The immediate area has a variety of restaurants, shops and pubs for your convenience. Guests can also arrange for sightseeing tours and book tickets for events at the hotel's tour desk. Spend your day at London by exploring the shopping areas of Oxford Street, Kensington and Knightsbridge. The major tourist attractions of Buckingham Palace, the Tower Of London, Big Ben and many museums are easily accessible. The Hotel also provides Airport transfer and Internet access-Wireless. The cost also includes Breakfast.

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Mowbray Court Hotel Rooms

Budget Single Room
This room offers one single bed with Alarm clock,Color TV,Heating and shared showers in the communal area.
Classic Single Ensuite
This room offers one single bed with Alarm clock,Color TV,Ensuite/Private bathroom and Heating.
Classic Double Ensuite
This room offers one double bed with Alarm clock,Color TV,Ensuite/Private bathroom and Heating.
Classic Twin Ensuite
This room offers two single beds with Alarm clock,Color TV,Ensuite/Private bathroom and Heating.
Classic Triple Ensuite
This room offers one single and one double bed with Alarm clock,Color TV,Ensuite/Private bathroom and Heating.
Classic Quad Ensuite
This room offers two single and one double bed with Alarm clock,Color TV,Ensuite/Private bathroom and Heating.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle

Nearby points of interest

  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.5 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.7 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.8 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.9 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.9 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.9 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 1 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 1 mi
  • National Art Library: 1 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 1 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 1.1 mi
  • King's Road: 1.1 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.5 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.7 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.8 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.9 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.9 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.9 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 1 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 1 mi
  • National Art Library: 1 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 1 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 1.1 mi
  • King's Road: 1.1 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 1.1 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Couper Collection: 1.3 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 1.3 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1.3 mi
  • Harrods: 1.4 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 1.4 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 1.5 mi
  • King's Mall Shopping Centre : 1.5 mi
  • Queensway: 1.5 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.6 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Sloane Square: 1.6 mi
  • Hammersmith Apollo: 1.6 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.7 mi
  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 1.7 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.9 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.9 mi
  • Paddington Station: 2 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 2 mi
  • Notting Hill: 2 mi
  • Hyde Park: 2.1 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 2.1 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 2.1 mi
  • Park Lane: 2.1 mi
  • Marble Arch: 2.1 mi
  • Royal Mews: 2.2 mi
  • Victoria station: 2.2 mi
  • Portobello Market: 2.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant
You can start off your day with a scrumptious breakfast served at the hotel. Meet friends over a quiet drink at the hotel's pleasant bar, which is also a perfect place for relaxing after exhausting shopping trips.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
Check-out:
1130

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Mowbray Court Hotel

Overall score

2.2 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
1.8
Room cleanliness:
2.5
Hotel staff:
3.1
Room comfort:
1.9
Location:
3.6
Value:
2.5

60% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
trhendo
Business
Ketchikan, AK
Dec 1, 2012

Cannot compare

This was my first stay at a European hotel so I can only compare it to Russian and American (North and South America) hotels. But I was disappointed. The website clearly stated amenities including airport shuttle, free wifi and tv. The result? No shuttle, wifi cost about $1.6/hour, and no tv (or maybe you would have to pay for it). At any rate, there was no reception. All for $133/night. Good location though. And if the site was simply honest, it would not be a bad place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveler from Cary NC
Business
Cary, NC
Jul 1, 2012

A good hotel for a short stay

Situated close to subway and has quite a few restaurants to choose from. Some rooms are located at a separate building and it has no elevator. Could be a challenge if you have heavy luggage to carry up two high stories. Rooms are small but okay. Beds are not very comfortable. Ideal for a short stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mike in Earl's Court
Business
Venice, CA
Jun 29, 2012

BED BUGS!!! BED BUGS!!!!

I was attacked by bed bugs! The manager discounted my complaint even though he saw a bed bug with his own eyes. He thought I had brought them into the room (room 360). As I packed my bags, two smaller bed bugs scurried across the mattress. The place is infested. And the manager refuses to acknowledge the severity of the issue. I had the throw out my luggage.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
othefrequentflyer
Business
New York, NY
May 26, 2012

good location

close to the train and a 24 hour Tesco. bathroom not ideal for someone who is tall, some rooms have you share a bathroom. have to pay for wireless

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

go to the starbucks near by for free wifi

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
May 31, 2011

Good Crash Pad

I was finishing up with a business trip in the UK, and I decided to stay in London for the weekend. This particular weekend happened to be when London was hosting the UEFA Champions League Final, so hotel rooms were difficult to find at a reasonable price. At $120/night, this hotel was one of few remaning with a rate within my range. Considering the hotel room situation in the city, I can't complain much about the value. However, in any normal circumstance, I would not have been thrilled with the quality for the price paid. This is a standard, cheap, London hotel room, meaning there are absolutely not frills. The door to the room didn't open all the way because the bed got in the way (i.e. very small!). There was a small desk, and small cabinet to hide my one bag in. The private bathroom was also VERY small, but it had everything needed. I would recommend this hotel only if you are looking for a private room crash pad, and if the price is right. Otherwise, a hostel might be a better choice pricewise, if you don't care about a private room. I only spent about 2 total hours of "awake time" in the room. The rest of the time I was either sight seeing or sleeping. The staff was very friendly, and I had no problems with the booking through [...]. Although, I did call about an hour after I made the booking to make sure they had received my reservation. Internet is at an extra charge, just like any other hotel in the UK (remember that Starbucks and McDonalds both have free public wifi!). The neighborhood is nice, and there are several pubs and faster eateries in the area. The nearest Tube station is very close, just around the corner, and is served by two different lines, one of which is the Picadilly line which is the main line to use when getting to/from Heathrow.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

(1) Starbucks, McDonalds, and several cafes and pubs have free public wifi. This is a great alternative to paying for internet access at your hotel. (2) If you are staying in London for a while, and you plan to use public transport, look into a multi-day tube pass or an Oyster card, the latter of which allows you "beep" yourself onto any tube or bus as you please, and top up the value on the card as you go. You'll be moving around London like a local, instead of having to deal with ticket machines each day.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Orange County, CA
Apr 4, 2011

Rooms did not match picture!!

My wife and I were given a room in the Annex building of this hotel [...] The room was so small that the double bed barely fit in it, there was zero room for our luggage and no sitting area. The towels that were provided had stains on them and there were long black hairs in the bed as well as on the pillow. I called the front desk to inquire about a room switch to a room similar that was pictured online. The front desk told me that I had an ensuite room. A room with a bed, shower and a safe was an ensuite room. I went to the desk and asked to atleast look at a different room but was infomed that the only other room that they had available was equiped with only one twin bed. [...] I had to settle for clean sheets and towels. It was my wife and I's last night in England and we chose the hotel because it was close to the tube station and made for a quick trip in the morning to heathrow. It was a terrible way to end a great trip. Do not book this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
california, usa
Nov 4, 2010

a choice without other choices

being comparatively close to downtown hotels at this rate in high demand seem to have felt it unnecessary to improve their facility or service, sorry to say so but it's true. budget travelers like me have few other choices when we try to stay there. worse than that, their offers are not true, either. the said shuttle bus requires pre-order with extra fee as high as 25 GBP while internet service is not available at all, even at the front counter a simple surfing was unable due to its too much low speed. incredible, isn't it, especially compared to asian countries like japan, korea and taiwan, etc fortunately there's a bathroom within that limited space but water supply seems not stable, sometimes unable to flush the toilet or little hot water while taking showers. the breakfast included is, however, acceptable and staff is nice and helpful. good part of this experience, anyway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

"tube" (underground) station is at the both ends of the street.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 25, 2010

Decent and Cheap

The place was fine but nothing special. Great for a backpacker but nothing else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Old Town, ME
Apr 22, 2009

Bait and switch

We paid for a quad and was given a double bed and a single. Was then treated rudely by the manager and was told to deal with Orbitz for our money back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Mar 3, 2009

Good deal

Mowbray Court Hotel has a great location, a very short walk to Earl's Court tube stop, with lots of eating options on Earls Court Road. It's not a long walk to High Street Kensington and Kensington Gardens (where I went for my morning run). For a very inexpensive London hotel, it was quite nice, with a clean and reasonably spacious room (not as tiny as some London hotel rooms). The bathroom was a bit too compact for my tastes (and the sink really quite tiny) but for the price, it was more than I expected. The Mowbray Court staff was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was OK, but nothing great -- I only bothered with it 2 out of 6 days.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you're coming from Heathrow, take the Picadilly line directly to Earl's Court.

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