Griffin House Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We chose the neighbors but we did not chose the hotel very well. It was a rushed decision and it is true that we barely checked the reviews (we used another website though) so we got punished and we ended up in this place that is dirty, loud ant the room that we got had a terrible smell of cigarettes.....TERRIBLE. The people were nice and breakfast ok but unfortunately this not enough to forget the condition of a place with a lot of potential....if only was clean!
I've stayed in many hotels, but this one left me speechless. The tiny room we were given was at the front of the hotel, which obviously very noisy. I had trouble sleeping in it because of an awful smell, which made my asthma really bad, plus the room itself wasn't great. Went for breakfast the next morning, where we asked if we were going to be long on the table, because they needed for other clients, we had been at the table just ten minutes. The the lady noticed our key she said quote " o you are in room 9 was you ok in that room, we only just finished painting it an hour before you got here, absolute joke, then I knew that was reason I couldn't sleep. I would have complained when we checked out, but I was frightened they might have offered me a free night another time
The hotell is sity\uatet quit perfect close to Hyde park where we hadseveral "strolls", also down to the lake and enjoyed a nice coffe. We had a room in tha ground flloor which was a bit stuffy... The bathroom was very small, but did the job if you not are one of the peoople who need more than just s quick shower etc. The beds were ok, no luxury - just ok. Outside some nice small cafees etc. And: breakfast was very nice in a smal room with some akward placed tables, but comfortable enough, with a shef that took your order and prepared egs, bacon and toast on your wish. Very friendly staff here. I bit irritating with the resepsjonist who was more oqupied with playing videogames on ihis lap top than paying attention.... but when we first got his attention - he was all ours :-) so: if yore lookiing for a cheap - no nonsense stay over - saving money - and you are not to pickey - just perfect.
First impression of outside and reception - good. We had a room on top floor - carpets are very grubby on all floors. To get to our room we had four sets stairs - last set were extremely narrow and steep. The room had grubby carpet and walls; shower room tiny. Upside: room was at back of building and very quiet; beds were comfortable. No Tea or coffee making facilities in the room; breakfast was ok - although on our last morning we missed breakfast as I could not face the trek back up to our room. Hotel could do with a makeover........sad and grubby.
I stayed at Griffin House Hotel for one night - I basically chose it for its cheap price (finding a room in Central London for less than 100 pounds is quite difficult...). I had a single room which was super small but clean, however it smelled weirdly in the morning -- might have come from the street but I am not sure. The breakfast was very basic, and variety not too extensive -- no plant-based milk, which was a pity. But wifi was for free and the bed was quite comfortable. All in all, it is an OK option to stay in but really nothing fancy at all.
The rooms are in very poor condition. There was plaster falling off of the walls and large dirt patches above the headboard. The quality of the accommodation at the prices they charge is absolutely disgusting.
Overpriced and in very poor condition ! Quite happy to take your money and definitely don't care as regards to condition of the rooms ..the most expensive and the worst place I've stayed in in London 😭
Just few steps from busy Marble Arch in a quiet location. The hotel itself is bit vintage, poor furniture and very small bathroom. The room was ok, nice view. Lot of stairs to the top, but ok. It was clean but smell it like an old hotel. Continental breakfast was ok, but nothing special.
London is an expensive town, so I was glad to find a hotel in the center of town for only £119 following a two week trip to Scotland. However, as they say, you get what you pay for. The "room" was on the fourth floor up a steep flight of steps (good thing I only had a backpack) and was small (about the size of a walk in closet), stuffy, and dingy with signs of recent water damage and had to prop the window open with a coat hanger. I am not a picky traveler by any means, but the unwashed, recently soiled sheets on the bed were just gross. A stripped the bedding and slept in my sleeping bag. I would give the place a one star rating except for (1) wi-fi, (2) its good location in the heart of Little Beirut with numerous great Middle Eastern eateries, (3) proximity to the Marble Arch underground station, and (4) the very helpful late night staff who let me borrow their personal UK to US converter to charge my phone. Still beats sleeping in the airport.
My stay here was terrible. Very poor indeed. I think I only managed to get about 1 and a half hours of sleep through the night due to the amount of noise that was being made throughout the corridors and reception area (I should note my room was on the ground floor next to a set of stairs and very near to the reception). No plugs in the walls except for one extension lead which already had some things plugged into it. The bed was uncomfortable and creaked every time I moved. Dirty room with marks on the walls and poor lighting. Bathroom was okay but the shower only has 2 settings, icy cold or blazing hot - there is no in-between which was inconvenient. Only thing good about it was the location not far from Marble Arch tube station which made it easy to get to places. Overall a terrible stay. 2/10. Absolutely would not recommend and won't be back there again. Not worth the money at all.
- Walking distance to Marble Arch and Selfridges
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
Located in Bayswater, Griffin House Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Marble Arch and Selfridges. This 15-room, 3-star guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area. Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace are also nearby.
Free continental breakfast is offered each morning.
Griffin House Hotel's 15 individually decorated rooms provide phones. 26-inch TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer free toiletries.
Renovated in 2012, Griffin House Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a library. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This guesthouse also has express check-out.
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39% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 224 reviews