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Hotel Henry VIII

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I stayed for two nights at the hotel. We were told there was free parking and this was one of the reasons we choose this hotel. However we had to pay for parking. The room was very musty and small. However the breakfast was amazing very well cooked and a wide range. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I would not return to the hotel again I am sorry to say as it was perfectly situated for us.

Before i booked this hotel, I was concerned about the bad reviews but went ahead and took a gamble. I was not happy with the cleanliness of the hotel, the pictures are very misleading and it is need of a renovation. My room had stains on the floor and on the curtain. It was my birthday weekend and I was meeting family in London. I understand it is 4 star but I have been too much better 4 star hotels. I can honestly say premier inn would have been better. The only positive was the staff, they were friendly and polite. But I would not recommend this hotel for a couple or family.

We were glad to book a room in a four star hotel for celebrating our Christmas properly in London. When we arrived Beatriz welcomed us very warmly, she's very professional and she is the only positive thing that happened during our stay. The room was small, and barely comfy. TV was small, the bed was down to standard. Not a four star room. We booked with booking, and I assumed they put all the booking customer at the ground floor. We were one door close to the reception, with all the noises. The hallway smelled bad We went to the swimming pool, very small and not alike to the pictures at all. When I opened the door for the sauna, it was as small as a closet... The breakfast was so poor and bad. Service was awful. Scrambled eggs were tasteless, sausages were chewy and full with a strange liquid like milk or I don't know. I ordered fried eggs which was refused, scandalous in a four star hotel. The waitress pretended to ask to the kitchen but she was on the floor all time. The buffet was empty and the man who was assigned to refill it was bringing bananas ( which goes last) before eggs or plates ( which are more urgent when it is busy). Staff was very unfriendly, our plates was not removed, we were ignored and never saw a smile. We could feel the hurry and the stress of the waitresses and it's not good because we are in holidays. I have been working for breakfast and I know how stressful it can be, but refusing eggs and never greeting the guest is the worst thing that you can do in my opinion. Never again. Thanks to Beatriz the only sunshine in the hotel. Chloé room 11 (23-25/12)

Great location, within 10 mins walk of three tube stations and Paddington. The room was small and the hotel itself is a bit dated. The breakfast was poor there were lots of items missing and it took an age for staff to replenish the food, eggs were watery and the coffee machine broken. Overall I think its a place to sleep and wash not to enjoy.

As a building the hotel is gorgeous, for the sherlock fans its next to the building that sherlock projects Mary's face onto. However..... I booked a standard double (one up from the small double) and it begs the question how small was the small room, not that theres anything wrong with the actual room itself, it was just minature. The breakfast was absolutely piss poor, no milk for tea, the nicest thing was the butter. The hotel is fine for 1 or 2 nights but anything more id pay the extra money and stay at a chain hotel.

the pictures advertised were wrong. the place is small, it stinks and its dirty. our toilet ceiling has a hole in it. we found hair on the bed sheets. overall a hotel that should not be existing at the moment.

In my opinion the location is not as central as advertised but that's my fault for not having checked that before. It's off Bayswater Rd, roughly 20-25 minutes by bus to Piccadilly (line 94). My single room was small like a prison cell (as seen on TV), literally. I understand this is London but this hotel should not be granted 4 stars. My sheets were ripped. The shower head was spraying water over the shower enclosure. The carpets and upholstery need to be replaced. Wifi is just a joke. I could hear neighbors in the next room talking. The only one positive thing - for me - was the great attitude of the person who checked me in. She was lovely and very helpful. Overall the place has potential but needs work and a staff with a more positive and outgoing attitude. I don't believe I would stay at this property again.

This was the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed in, it was at best a hostel. The ‘double’ room allocated first was so small I thought it was more like a closet, no kidding, we complained and got a fractionally bigger closet, the TV was the size of a clutch bag, the carpets throughout the hotel are stained and dirt/grubby, same with walls, the bathroom floor I had to mop with a roll of toilet paper as it had huge puddle of water covering it. The pictures on website extremely misleading, the whole hotel felt like you were stepping into a 1970’s timewarp. We spent £180 on that room, which was at least £100 too much. The ONLY good thing was location, but apart from that wouldn’t stay again if you paid me.

Overall the hotel is fine but it really needs updating. Breakfast is nothing special but it will keep you going to lunch. Great location for underground and main bus routes. Staff are friendly and rooms are cleaned daily

I booked it for 8 nights thro but was totally disappointed when checked in . Except location nothing is good with this hotel. Reviews on web site seems to have been manipulated and I got guided by those. Stingy double room , AC disconnected all days , no room bar or fridge in room. Outdated small LCD u have to sit just 3 ft away to have a clear vision. Room service just deliver water only after reminders. No toiletries provided.Buffet breakfast nothing to talk about. Got cheated by @ £135 per day approx

23 Leinster Gardens London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool

Hotel Henry VIII places you in Bayswater, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace. This 3.5-star hotel has 105 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a bar/lounge, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central London, the hotel is also near Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace.


English breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All 105 rooms feature coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Henry VIII enjoy an indoor pool, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1106 reviews