$124 Avg/night
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Ventures Hotel

3 stars
12-14 Sussex Gardens, London, W2 1UL
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
21 reviews
This is a budget hotel so don't

This is a budget hotel so don't expect anything more than budget accommodation. The room was very... See full review

  • Susan
  • Feb 26, 2011
The staff of Ventures hotel are

The staff of Ventures hotel are friendly and helpful. The location is good. 10 minutes walk to... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jan 11, 2010
Ventures Hotel has been run by the same family for more than 30 years. You will find the hotel located deep in the heart of London, close to Hyde park, Oxford Street and the West End. All the rooms(60) have telephone, color TV and central heating. The property offers Wireless internet (surcharge) and a complimentary continental breakfast. The parking spaces located outside the hotel are subject to availability and should be booked at least 48Hours prior to arrival. "On-site parking is subject to availability and can only be pre-booked with the hotel directly". Wifi available for 5 per day . Car parking available and is with charge 15 per day. Private car available for pick up and drop off service and private tours; please book at reception

Hotel Map

51.518 -0.1683
Area served
London.
Nearby airports
Heathrow International Airport.
Area description
The hotel is located only 10 minutes walk from Marble Arch and Hyde park. Also just 2 minutes away is Edgware Road Tube Station & Paddington Station with excellent links to attractions and shopping at Oxford Street as well as the restaurants of Soho.

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Ventures Hotel Rooms

Basic Single
Room with one twin bed offers telephone, television, central heating, hand basin, internet access, iron/ironing board, kettle, full kitchen, kitchenette, non-smoking rooms, tea and coffee making facilities.
Basic Double/Twin
Room with one twin bed or one double bed offers telephone, television, central heating, hand basin, internet access, iron/ironing board, kettle, full kitchen, kitchenette, non-smoking rooms, tea and coffee making facilities.
En-Suite Double/Twin
Room with one twin bed or one double bed offers telephone, television, central heating, hand basin, internet access, iron/ironing board, kettle, full kitchen, kitchenette, non-smoking rooms, tea and coffee making facilities.
En-Suite Triple
Room with two twin beds or one double bed offers telephone, television, central heating, hand basin, internet access, iron/ironing board, kettle, full kitchen, kitchenette, non-smoking rooms, tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Showroom Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Paddington Station: 0.4 mi
  • Hyde Park: 0.5 mi
  • City of Westminster: 0.5 mi
  • Marble Arch: 0.5 mi
  • Baker Street: 0.5 mi
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 0.6 mi
  • London Business School: 0.7 mi
  • Madame Tussauds: 0.7 mi
  • Wallace Collection: 0.7 mi
  • Selfridges: 0.7 mi
  • Lords Cricket Ground: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Academy of Music: 0.8 mi
  • Bond Street London: 0.9 mi
  • Showroom Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Paddington Station: 0.4 mi
  • Hyde Park: 0.5 mi
  • City of Westminster: 0.5 mi
  • Marble Arch: 0.5 mi
  • Baker Street: 0.5 mi
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 0.6 mi
  • London Business School: 0.7 mi
  • Madame Tussauds: 0.7 mi
  • Wallace Collection: 0.7 mi
  • Selfridges: 0.7 mi
  • Lords Cricket Ground: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Academy of Music: 0.8 mi
  • Bond Street London: 0.9 mi
  • Park Lane: 0.9 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 0.9 mi
  • Queensway: 0.9 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.9 mi
  • Handel House Museum: 1 mi
  • Red Mansion Foundation: 1 mi
  • Oxford Street: 1.1 mi
  • Regent's College: 1.1 mi
  • University of Westminster: 1.1 mi
  • Royal College of Physicians Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 1.1 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Oxford Circus: 1.2 mi
  • Photographers Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 1.2 mi
  • London Palladium: 1.2 mi
  • Fitzrovia: 1.2 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 1.2 mi
  • Maida Vale: 1.2 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.2 mi
  • Harrods: 1.3 mi
  • London Zoo: 1.3 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Arcade : 1.3 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.3 mi
  • Carnaby Street: 1.3 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 1.3 mi
  • Kingly Court : 1.3 mi
  • Regent Street: 1.4 mi
  • Piccadilly: 1.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1100

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 (21)

Ratings and reviews for Ventures Hotel

Overall score

2.6 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
1.8
Room cleanliness:
2.2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1.7
Location:
3.7
Value:
2.6

52% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ventures Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Susan
Not Provided
Feb 26, 2011

This is a budget hotel so don't

This is a budget hotel so don't expect anything more than budget accommodation. The room was very basic and small but sleep-able in with clean sheets each day. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. We asked for extra pillows and towels and they were there by the time we got back from our day out. I am told the breakfast is excellent but we did not partake. The hotel is ideally situated just a short walk from Marble Arch and Oxford Street and there are loads of excellent restaurants around it, especially Lebanese and Halal restaurants. Definitely worth a stay if you are on a very tight budget.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Ventures Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Elharidi
Kuwait
Jun 6, 2014

Good

Good location..good facilities. You get what you paid.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
RyGuyMI
Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 26, 2014

Not Partial

This hotel is in a very interesting district to say the least. The hotel has a great location in regards to monuments and parks, however at night this district is not safe. This area becomes a heavy red light district. Ladies of the night on every corner and they are brought right to the hotel for easy access. The men at the desk showed no shame in having them in their hotel. The hotel bathroom was horrendous and smelled vile. It smelled moldy and as if some sort of fungus was growing in the grout. The water is disgusting and I recommend bringing bottles of water to brush your teeth and rinse with. Customer service at the front desk barely spoke any English, so it was hard to communicate. If you want to stay here go ahead, this is just a hotel you would check for bed bugs in... I did.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Heavily middle Eastern and couple would scoff as you walked by them.

Review of Ventures Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Unhappy Irishman
Dublin, Ireland
Mar 4, 2014

Not Happy at all

The Hotel is in a Fantastic Location in London, Few minutes walk to pubs, restaurants and Edge-ware Rd Tube station... However, the room was so underwhelming, there was 1 towel in the room for 2 of us, and when we asked for more the staff seemed strangely reluctant, the bathroom/Toilet was highly pathetic, we had like a walk in shower with the toilet in there and it was not practical at all. Our room was located in the basement next to the breakfast room and each time someone walked up stairs the the footprints were rather loud due to the fact that the floor boards were so flimsy... The Breakfast was not good, Not nice at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Grosvenor Casino was nice

Review of Ventures Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The global trotter
Norway
Jul 15, 2013

OK,if you're not planning on spending much time at the room

The room was clean enough and the beds were comfortable. But the bathroom had mold and the sink was outside, in the bedroom. The location was great with a walking distance to Oxford Street. The breakfast was good enough, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Very poor wifi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the Mamma Mia musical at the Novello Theatre! A great experience!

Review of Ventures Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Milehightraveler
Denver, Co
Mar 28, 2011

HORRIBLE

It was disgustingly dirty and there were communal bathrooms. I didn't even feel comfortable staying the night so I left. It looked like there were bodily fluids on the walls and beds. I didn't even want to sit down. It was WAY worse than any hostel I have ever visited.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Ventures Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
HORRIBLE HOTEL IN LONDON
CINCINNATI, OH
Feb 1, 2011

HORRIBLE AND DIRTY HOTEL!!!! OMG

THIS HOTEL HAS FALSE ADVERTISEMENT. I GOT A SINGLE ROOM AND THERE IS NO BATHROOM. ON TOP OF THAT THE ROOM WAS FILTHY, THE TOILET DIRTY, THE BED HAD NOT BEEN CHANGED OR MADE AND THE TOILET AND THE SHOWER WERE IN THE SAME SPACE-THERE WASN'T EVEN A SHOWER CURTAIN TO SEPARATE THE TWO. THIS COST ME 80 US DOLLARS FOR TWO NIGHTS. I COULD HAVE STAYED ELSEWHERE. WHEN I COMPLAINED THE MAN OFFERED ME ANOTHER ROOM WHICH LOOKED EXACTLY THE SAME. OMG. IT WAS SO HORRIBLE I LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

THIS IS A HORRIBLE HOTEL. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!

Review of Ventures Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jun 14, 2010

It is not an hotel I would recommend

It is not an hotel I would recommend even while the pricing was ok. Lot to be desired, too many adverse comments to mention them all. Cleanliness is somewhat eluding this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Ventures Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
CUNYBIOPROF
Business
New York
Jan 16, 2010

Worst hotel in town

This is an absolutely terrible hotel. Do not book there! Zero stars is too high a rating for it[...]. The location is decent being only a few blocks from Paddington Station and just a couple of blocks from the Edgeware Rd. Tube. [...]. They save the "good" rooms for those who book directly with them. The "good" rooms are lousy. The walls are dirty throughout, the beds are old and the pillows rock hard, paint and/or wallpaper is peeling all over and in many places the floorboards and door frames are coming away from the walls. There is lumber ripped out of various spots stacked up in some of the hallways and the breakfast is pretty bad (the bacon was fine, but they probably have the worst sausages in London). They certainly wouldn't ever consider helping a guest with their luggage. There are no bathmats because the bathroom floor is the bottom of the shower. They may be owned by the same family for 30 years, but they clearly haven't spent one cent on the place since then. It is clear that their clientele is entirely foreigners who get suckered in by their misleading website and end up stuck there. Spend a few extra pounds and stay someplace decent. I urge you not to patronize this establishment.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay elsewhere.

Review of Ventures Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jan 11, 2010

The staff of Ventures hotel are

The staff of Ventures hotel are friendly and helpful. The location is good. 10 minutes walk to Oxford street and 12 to 15 minutes walk to Paddington Station. It is located in a multi-cultural district where you will find a lot of interesting and very good food. You may have an internet connection for 5 pounds a day. We got a family room and a double room. The size of the rooms were acceptable and there were bathrooms in the room. The bathrooms lack ventilation and the doors were squeeking. The hotel is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or breathing difficulty. The stairs are steep. No lift available. The breakfast is NOT good. It would be better to find another place to have a breakfast. Sometimes, you might have to fall in line to get a table. It is okey to stay in the hotel if you do not expect too much

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
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