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Hotel Henry VIII

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We arrived at hotel late after a long day traveling for a 2 night stay, we opened the door and was met with a dirty and frankly a room that looked like it hadn’t been cleaned or decorated in some years! I went to reception who didn’t know how to handle my complaint and was told no manager was able to help because nobody was onsite, we reluctantly stayed that night due to it being late and being tired, the next morning we went to reception to say we were checking out a day early I showed them the photos but again no manager to assist, a week later still no refund (we only asked for the night we didn’t stay to be refunded) even though the hotel is not fit for purpose ! Save yourself the bother and check in elsewhere , we moved to the Grange beauchamp Russel square which was amazing

We stayed here for two nights nice hotel room very clean we had room 104 on the first floor straight out off the lift into your room. Swimming pool nice and warm relaxing for a swim and breakfast there was some good choices English and continental. Good location two tube station five minutes walk queensway for the Central line and bayswater circle and district line.and five minutes walk from Kensington and Hyde Park We would definitely stay here again

This is a typical old London hotel. It is well located in Bayswater section of London. Nearly all the service folks are Spanish speaking; some speak English very well other not so much. It can be difficult to get help with a problem. The in-room phones were not working, I had great difficulty explaining the problem. The desk clerk thought the problem was specific to our room, it was not. It took four days before it was fixed. The rooms are small, even for London, and there is little space to store clothing. Bath rooms are very small and the supplies they give are minimum. We will not stay here again.

Dirty, run down, useless staff specially the Spanish speaking one. Complained about the room and staff say they have no manager available in the night? And they can not call them? What a load of rubbish, avoid at all cost and this is not 4 stars but a back ally hotel.

The TV, air conditioning, heating, phone all did not work as well as the fan making a loud ticking noise every 30 seconds. This place is something out of a horror movie, if you want the staff help don't bother, they'll just come and have a look and then explain they are going to "get a colleague to take a look" and then just never return. Obviously paid badly/not looked after/don't care. When checking out the girl actually giggled at how bad our stay was. Gutted that this was all they had left at such short notice, I had no sleep and left feeling dirtier than when I came into the building. Gross.

Just had our 3rd visit to what we now just refer to as "Henry". Nothing much has changed since the last time but I challenge anyone to find a cheaper hotel in such a fab location and especially with a pool and sauna. This time I only paid £250 for 3 midweek nights B&B in a double room booked directly with the hotel website so in terms of central London that is cracking value for money. When all said and done the place is a bit shabby but clean with a good breakfast that you can fill up on to keep you going. See you soon Henry!

Stayed here for a couple of nights, staying in a double room (room 107). Room was fairly small (128sq. ft) and we would not want to stay in the basic double room which is quite a bit smaller. Location is pretty good, near Kensington Gardens and just over 5 minutes walk to Queensway underground station. Room was clean on arrival and was cleaned well each day. Bathroom/shower were adequate and toiletries provided. TV was ok and I do not understand how other reviewers say that they had to sit only 3ft away from the screen. Air conditioning worked satisfactorily as did the ceiling fan. Public areas were looking a little tired and in need of a bit of redecoration and carpets replaced. The choice of breakfasts was good although we avoided the mushrooms as they looked very greasy. Would have been good if there had been decaf coffee available. Breakfast staff were efficient and helpful but perhaps a little stern. Reception desk staff were very helpful and welcoming. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel to friends (but not to book the basic double room).

This hotel is awful, we had room 3,on the ground floor, never again. The windows are so old that the draft coming through them makes anyone sleeping by the window a nightmare. There was a persistent whirring noise coming from the hotel that seemed to echo in our room. The staff were uninterested and didn't care that we didn't get any sleep. We tried to ask for compensation but was told the manager had to make that decision, we complained to who didn't get a response either, but kindly paid us 25.00. Don't ever stay there it's awful.

Not sure what it is about us when we stay in London we always get a bum room! We had a room on ground level which had lots of people going past. We just happen to stay the night it snowed, it was so cold and slippery outside. The hotel has a restaurant but only opens for breakfast! Luckily Theresa’s a pub down the road that did meals. Would we stay here again NO. X

My boyfriend booked this for valentines, we stayed for 2 nights. The welcome was frosty to say the least, the room was tiny, literally tiny, if we wanted to walk around the bed the other had to sit on it so you could get round. The room was dirty, the bath panel was broken, the kettle overflowed and blew all the electrics despite being less than half full, the aircon and ceiling fan were broken when we arrived and the room was boiling, we complained and in fairness they came to fix the fan but not the aircon. When we called about the kettle overflowing someone flicked back up the trip switch on the fuse box but we were unable to use the kettle after this as all the electrics were soaking and unsafe. The shower was like a jet wash which was great! The breakfast was okay. The rooms were very noisy. I can't comment on the pool as we didn't use it. The location of the hotel is great, there is a lovely local pub around the corner, Paddington station a 10 min walk away and it was only £11 in an uber to get to Euston station. 2 minute walk from Hyde park and about 25 mins walk to Harrods.

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 Buckingham Palace and University College London.


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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1144 reviews