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Oxford Hotel Earl's Court

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Sadly I found myself in a shoebox of a room with not one wall square to the next. The bed had no bed head and while I was thrilled to see clean cotton sheets, the blankets were thin and afforded little comfort. You will see from the photographs that it really was rather shocking. It needs to badge itself as a hostel. I am certain that the depth of the tread on the stairs is too shallow to be legal in case of fire evacuation. The hotel is a rabbit Warren of tiny rooms and many narrow corridors with fire doors punctuating every few steps. The walls were worn thin and through. The tv didn’t work and the kettle had to be powered by a socket on the floor just inside the door. There was no room to swing a cat, no light bulbs matched and the ensuite had to be seen to be believed. Getting back to the kettle, you couldn’t fill it in the very narrow sink so ladling from sink to glass to kettle was the only option. The silicon sealing around the doors looked like the deposits from a child with a very bad cold. The tiles were badly laid and gave sharp edges and the only reason the room didn’t flood was the lip of granite between the bedroom and questionable ensuite. I mean it when I say that the staff were lovely at the desk but they couldn’t compensate for the shocking conditions. I haven’t mentioned the insert for a wardrobe which acted as the only storage, nor the fridge which was temperamental. I was lucky and could stay at a friend’s for one of my three booked nights. Such a claustrophobic space and uncertainty about fire safety (the fire alarm went off three times within thirty minutes of arriving), I would advise against staying here. I doubt this review will have any effect because the place was pumping with visitors, many complaining but since money had been paid, caught between a rock and hard place. Have a great stay in London, just not there. Earl’s Court has some good restaurants and pubs and easy on the tube. I can’t seem to be to be able to upload my photos so I will attempt to add them to my post once published.

Location very good. Staff pleasant, let down with cleanliness, needs a good refurbish and clean. Soiled blankets and very noisy at night due to thin walls. Bathroom very small for 3 people to share. Rooms are very small, no proper hanging space for clothes especially for 3 people, I would say our room would be acceptable for one person but certainly not for 3.

We stayed here with a colleague on a budget business trip, and even though the service was nice - nice staff at reception, cleaning service provided no problem, cleanliness at an acceptable level - the place itself is terrible and really dated. And it’s a shame, because the locations is superb. The window wasn’t insulating properly, so the room was cold. The 2-person room offered barely enough space for 2 slim adults, and there were only two electrical sockets available, one of them being used for the refrigerator, which we disconnected despite the notice telling us not to. The beds are old and uncomfortable too, so we both experienced neck pain after our sleep here. If you need a budget option with an excellent location, for for this, just don’t expect too much luxury.

This is budget hotel, not a high standard. But for the price we paid i would say it was okay. We were 4 friends staying for 1 night, two or three nights at this hotel would be okay as well! But i would not recommend staying any longer. Was a very simple breakfast, but works fine if you want a toast with som jam og cheese, boiled egg as well. Near the underground, with access to the entire city of London. The bath was a little disgusting, and missed some tiles, and standard of the room had some stains at the wall, but the sheets was clean. The instructions for the safe was not for the safe we had in our room, so we were not able to store anything in the safe. Would reccomend for friends that travels on a budget. But remember, you get what you pay for.

This is not my first stay at this hotel, however it will be my last!! Booked a single room, reasonable price, check in ok, wouldn't call the reception person friendly or warm. Went to the room which had 2 single beds, however this is the smallest bed I've ever seen and it was more a camp bed than a bed. I'm a size 10 and average height, believe me when I say I didn't have an inch either side. I went to complain about the bed and was told it's a standard single bed, it wasn't !. After standing there for some time with him looking at a screen not saying a word, he finally handed me a new key. This room had 2 single camp beds but they were pushed together. When I looked on the website I realise all of their beds now appear to feature this camp bed!! They are tiny, uncomfortable and the rooms are just depressing I would not stay here again, much nicer budget hotels with much warmer, friendlier staff ! It's a thumbs down from me 😩👎

Excellent position near the tube. Staff helpful and polite. Little space in Rooms and toilets , though comfortable . Breakfast can be improved. According to the British standards the hotel provides a good level of accommodation and acceptable rates.

I’ll get the positives out of the way first. 1. Location is good. Plenty of places to eat nearby, a few nice pubs and a short walk to Earl’s Court station. 2. Leaving! Negatives. The hotel is tired and in need of some Serious upgrading. It’s a shame that accommodation in such a good location is left to be neglected in such a way. I booked 3 rooms and was provided with 2 rooms in the main hotel which is were the reception is and a 3rd room which was in the other location a couple of doors down the street. The hotel is marketed as a 3 star so I was expecting basic but comfortable accommodation. This wasn’t to be the case. One of the rooms in the main building had a single bed and a camp bed. The single beds are little over 2 foot wide and the mattresses in need of replacement with springs digging into you. The main issue with the accommodation was the room we were given in the separate building at Number 24. I stayed in room 316 on the 3rd floor and this room looked awful on arrival with dirty walls, water stains on the ceiling and a dirty bathroom with stained shower basin. The headboards were cheap and nasty with faux leather peeling off them. After dumping or belongings in the room we headed out into London for a few hours before returning mid-evening. On entering the premises at Number 24 the communal areas were very hot. On entering the room 316 this was also the case. Between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius. The heating system in the room was switched off and shortly after midnight I had to go to reception to see if they could find the problem. I had tell my wife and daughter to get dressed as the reception staff needed to access the room to try and resolve he issue. He came in and confirmed the the radiator was switched off. Yes it was cold. I’d already told him that. He said the building is hot because there is no windows in the communal area and advised that we open our window. The window was already open so he advised we open it fully (about 3 foot) which we did. This made little difference, the outside temperature was 5 degrees Celsius and probably dropped cooler in the night. The open window provided slight coolness which could only be noticed only the first few feet away from the window. The rest of the room remained boiling hot. The staff member would not accept that there was a heat source heating the room, the floor, particularly in the bathroom was very warm, the walls were very warm. None of us could sleep all night due to the unbearable heat. For comfort this it the worst hotel I’ve ever used. Breakfast. Choice was Cornflakes, Toast, Boiled Eggs. The boiled eggs were so over cooked you’d think they’d spent a night in room 316. There was about 30 seats in the breakfast room and the room itself nowhere near big enough to cram so many people in. This is worst breakfast selection and accommodation I’ve ever been offered. I have given this hotel 1/5 purely because there was no option to rate it as 0/5.

The service was not welcoming- they were indifferent. The bathroom racks fell off the wall, the floor tiles were cracked, the shower had caulking 4”tall and there was no hot water! You could feel the mattress springs. I really thought it was just cruddy.

My boyfriend and I stayed at the oxford hotel from Sunday 22nd- Wednesday 25th. We were in London for my birthday and my boyfriend had surprised me with the weekend away. When he showed me the pictures of the hotel it looked lovely and modern and definitely worth the 3* rating it had on booking.com however in reality it is far from it. I must start off by saying it is in an excellent location but that unfortunately is the only good thing I can say about it. The room itself looks nothing like it does in the pictures. We walked in to find dirty walls and floors, cobwebs, stained sheets, mould on the windows and a funny smell and that was just the start. The shower was tiny and the shower doors didn’t close so the bathroom practically flooded when we had a shower. The sockets were in really bad places so couldn’t access mirrors to get ready without having to go and ask for an extension. There was also no quilt on the bed. Instead we had mouldy, smelly and stained throws and blankets stuffed into the bed side cabinet which looked disgusting. Putting all those issues aside the main problem was that my boyfriend paid for a double bed. The price was more expensive than a twin room. However when we got there we discovered that our double bed was in fact two single beds pushed together with a double sheet put over the top to keep them together. The individual head boards were disgusting and falling apart and off the beds themselves and any time we moved on the bed the beds would separate and create a whole down the middle which we kept falling into and which was very uncomfortable. My boyfriend went down to ask if we could be moved to another room with an actual double bed as that was what we paid for and we were told they were fully booked and couldn’t move us until our last night. The manager whom we dealt with was also very rude and unfriendly, making you feel uncomfortable for asking to get what you paid for. Due to his manner we ended up staying in the same room as we couldn’t be bothered with the hassle and his attitude. I have stayed in a lot of different style places, some very nice and some hostel type places so I’m not being picky for the sake or because I like the finer things but we paid for a certain type of standard to suit our trip and were left bitterly disappointed. Do not trust the pictures, and do not book this hotel if you are looking for a 3* hotel. Overall very poor place.

When I arrived to check in I was not greeted which didn't give me a good feeling about the place and I was correct. Shoddy room, poor quality bed, tiny everything, poor layout, etc. Other reviews are what I experienced.

16-18 & 24 Penywern Road London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Royal Albert Hall and Natural History Museum
  • Free continental breakfast
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Concierge services

Located in Earl's Court, Oxford Hotel Earl's Court is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall and Natural History Museum. This 90-room, 3-star hotel has in-room conveniences like refrigerators, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are also near this London hotel.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

The 90 rooms have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other standard amenities include hair dryers and phones.


Property features

Guests staying at Oxford Hotel Earl's Court enjoy WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a garden. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and luggage storage.

Room options

Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

26% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1377 reviews