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2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed at the Olympia on an overnight stay. One night was enough,room was musky,tv didn't work,pillars were thinner than a slice of bread. I could go on. Ok,it was a budget hotel but this still wasn't value for money. It was a decent shower you just had to be careful you didn't scald yourself.

The hotel was fine,third floor room no lift,the room contained a double bed,tv,kettle,wardrobe, set of drawers, the room was carpeted, the bathroom, shower,toilet washbasin,no safe,the WiFi was OK and without any further payments, the remote for the tv was already in the room,no deposits. I stayed there from the first to the eighth of February, for seven nights single occupation I paid £229 it was a deal with The hotel was warm and only three minutes walk from the tube station in Earl's court,the reception was 24 hours.

Omg what to say. Positives about the place - it’s s hotel Negatives - place smells, beds disgusting, noise from outside makes the place terrible. After the first night couldn’t bare the thought of a second night so cancelled, lost our money but got out of there which is exactly what you all should do!!!!

An absolutely discusting place to stay, the beds are broken, the room I stayed in was a death trap. No covers over the light fittings with bulbs exposed. In the summer the room was so stifling that it was probably cooler outside in the midday sun. The loo seat was the wrong one for the loo the window latch was broken and the window frames rotted out, so not good for young children the carpets looked like they were last cleaned 10 years ago. The bed I was in clasped at midnight with no other option but to sleep on the floor as the handy man was not able to be reached at one am probably because he was asleep in a bed fit for purpose. I kid you not the hotel wanted to call the handy man out at one am to try fix the bed. Refused a refund, saying i had broken the bed when you can clearly see the previous 'repairs' if you could call them that.The fire alarm system did not work and was clearly not a safe place to stay. Now I know at 60 pounds a night is cheap but I would still expect a clean room and a bed that was safe to sleep in that is all. Also while their other customers had problems to. This hotel is a sham they take your money and put you through hell. If you are visiting London and you want to pay for the new life as a squatter attraction then this hotel is for you. You may think I have exaggerated how bad this hotel is but belive me i am not it really is this bad if not worst.

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in bar none! The curtains were hanging off the curtain pole, the room was barely big enough for a double bed and the mattress must have seen better days over ten years ago!!! The bathroom was dingy and fairly squalid, made worse by the filthy net curtain at the bathroom window. The bathroom door couldn't be fully opened as the bed was obstructing it. The lighting was a joy to behold - NOT! It was the type you'd expect to see in a warehouse. The strip light behind the bed didn't work. Even the reception staff had no redeeming features and communicated with a complete lack of charm! It's a shame, because the location is ideal, with the Tube on the doorstep and lovely restaurants in he area. I can highly recommend Orjowan, a lovely Lebanese restaurant nearby.

Very basic, dated, old and tatty carpets, small rooms, only one mug n a double room... I can't even say it was satisfactory accommodation. On the other hand, it was conveniently located for what I wanted to visit in London and the receptionist was very helpful for giving guidance on how to get around.

Broken and cracked window, hard and thin bed, there were three kinds of carpet on the floor, the door to the bathroom couldn't open fully because of the bed; all in all, not a great experience. The ladies preparing the English Breakfast barely could speak English as we often got something else than what we ordered. The good thing was that it was very close to the tube. We do think there was a hospital nearby as we heard ambulances often.

We booked here a for a last minute break as it was central and the cheapest room we could find with private bathroom. The hotel is really well located, a stone's throw from the tube and a really good base for visiting London. However, it is on a really busy corner only half a mile from the nearest hospital so it's impossible to sleep. If you close the windows it's stifling hot, if you open them the noise is horrendous. We stayed in a tiny double bedroom. One curtain that was barely wide enough to cover the window. The bed was falling to bits, but they had kindly left us the allan key so we could tighten up the screws! The wardrobe looked as if it was about to fall over. The shower was leaking so badly there was a damp patch on the ceiling above it. The staff communicated in a series of grunts. We asked on the first night for extra pillows as they were so thin. We were told by the receptionist that the storage was closed and if she wasn't at our room in 10 minutes she hadn't found any. The second night we asked the same question to be told by another person we could have extra sheets to fold up. Next time I book in London I'll splash out for something fit for human consumption!

My daughter and stayed 5 nights, room was disgusting, walls were dirty and had so much mauld on them, the shower bracket was broken, only 2 draws out of weren't broken, the carpet had stains on, the curtains stunk, we had to keep asking for milk to make tea, the net curtains were stained with mauld, they never changed our bed linen, my daughter was cover in BED BUG BITES on the 1st night and they got worse, when it was time for us to leave no one was on reception, how convenient ... OMG I could go on and on, all I can say that's good is the underground is very close.. Do not stay here...

Worse place I've ever stayed. 3 rooms in 24 hours. 1st one was in the basement with a padlocked outer door and window with bars on, was in there less than a minute. 2nd on same floor as reception, did have a window tht opened but very small, bathroom door hit bed everything it was opened, bed uncomfortable, thin pillow, asked for extra but don't have them. Next day saw the room adjacent from this one. It looked bigger had 2 windows and seemed nice and airey. We moved into that one. Uncomfortable bed again, no light in bathroom, drawers broken, 3 out of 7 were usable, kettle turned itself on and off when it wanted, extentions hanging from wall and generally grubby. Location was good.

49 Earl's Court Square London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Natural History Museum and Stamford Bridge Stadium
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Kensington, Olympia is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Natural History Museum and Stamford Bridge Stadium. The 25 rooms at this hotel include conveniences like coffee makers. Located in central London, the hotel is also near Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 25 rooms have coffee makers. For entertainment, guests can enjoy satellite TV. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests of Olympia have access to free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

11.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 427 reviews