Oliver Plaza3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel is in a good location next to the tube station. Hotel rooms are small at given price. The bath room was very tiny.
This is a no frills hotel that gets the job done. Not spectacular, but if you are more interested in the city vs. staying in the hotel, it's not a bad choice. This would be considered closer to a 2.5 star in the US. It is located in an old house right next to the Earl's court underground station. The space of the room was very small so I would not recommend it for more than 2 people. There isn't much space in the sink area but if you get creative you can make it work. It is very old in that the rooms still use traditional keys, not just that but when you leave, you need to give the key to the lobby attendant and you get it back when you come back to the building. This may make some feel uncomfortable especially if you have expensive items, but nothing was taken from me and they don't seem like the type to go through your stuff. What I like most about this hotel is the location in that it is a 1 minute walk from the tube entrance and located in a non touristy neighborhood. I enjoyed exploring the area and eating at the local places. There are lots of ethnic restaurants here so it is easy to find cheap and very good dining. Overall, if you are the type that likes to stay in a touristy area with lots of conveniences of a hotel, then this is not the place to stay. On the other hand, if you want a no frills place to stay and you are comfortable taking public transit, I would recommend this place, maybe at a bit cheaper than what I paid though, ~130. US.
the hotel is clean, beds very comfortable. room was very tiny, no bureau to put ur clothes in, basically leave them in suitcase....good for a short stay of no more the 2 or 3 days...any more and u would get uncomfortable....no AC in room we did not need it it was not hot when we were there......price was right.....would recommend
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights from Thurs - Sun. Price: In comparison with other hotels in Lodon, the price for Oliver Hotel was a good value, especially for the weekend(we paid about $350 for 3 nights). You can't find a better price unless you're willing to stay near Heathrow. Location: The location of the hotel was great. It is located about 2 blocks from the Earl's Court station, on the same block as many other hotels. The Earl's Court area area is very convenient and it felt safe, it is filled with convenience stores, fast food, ethnic restaurants, banks and most importantly...Nando's. It was an ideal place for a hotel stay. The Earl's Court underground station is fairly convenient as it offers both the Picadilly Line and the District Line that can take you to central london. A couple of buses run by Earl's Court as well. Hotel Itself: Basic hotel. Small elevator. Room is a decent size, nice big windows, linens seemed clean, small flat screen Samsung tv, hairdryer. MY BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH THE HOTEL: THE BATHROOM The bathroom is ridiculously small, smaller than the bathrooms on cruise ships. I am 5 feet tall and 100 lbs and I couldn't even navigate my body through the bathroom. Once you sit on the toilet, your knees hit the door. We had to keep the door opened while we used the bathroom (not really something you want to do especially if you're not comfortable with the person you're travelling with). The stand-up shower is so tiny, we kept dropping our shampoo/body wash every time we turned. Also, the shower head was not clean at all, there appears to be rust (at least, I hope it was just rust) on the shower holes. We tried wiping it, but it wouldn't come off. The water drained so slow that platform filled up with water in about 1 minute. To prevent it from overflowing you either have to shower really fast, or turn the water off, wait for it to drain and then turn it back on again. Not ideal at all. I would not stay at this hotel again just because of the bathroom, otherwise the hotel was fine. You have to leave your key at the front desk every time you leave. Wi-Fi was limited due to their remodeling of the staircase, but normally it is 5 pounds for 3 hours. See helpful hint below.
walking in the door, the front desk was under construction. The check in area was in a closet. once I got to my room there a second door that led to the beds, the door would stick. The carpet was old and dirty. my reservation stated a twin bed, not the two singles I got. I couldn't have guests in my room ( I was traveling with friends ). mold in the shower and about a 7 inch drop from shower floor to bathroom floor. I was very dissapointed and wouldn't suggest this hotel to anyone. At best I should have been warned about the construction going on during my stay.
Located in Earl's Court, Oliver Plaza is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace. This 46-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free in-room WiFi. Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace are also nearby.
Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.
All 46 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.
Oliver Plaza features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and free newspapers. If you drive, self parking is GBP 20 per night, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables.