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Oxford Hotel Earl's Court

3.0 out of 5.0

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Just checked out of the Oxford Hotel. When we arrived check in was OK. And easy to find our room. At first the room looked OK. (111). We checked in at 4.30 and had left by 4.45 to go to a show. We arrived back at the hotel at about 11.30pm. To find the most awful smell, the bathroom had water all over the floor. (we didn't shower before we left for the show). So was not sure why there was water everywhere. But the smell.... Raw sawage. I had to open the window and put the fan on. We complained to get moved, at first the man on reception said that they had no rooms available. He did want to take up my offer about smelling the room for proof. Eventually we did get moved to lb 3. Room was much bigger and no smell. So why did he say there was no spare rooms in the first place??. On check out not once we're we asked if everything was OK. I said that we had to change rooms. And all. I got was... Oh I know. So. No explanation or apology. For the price we paid it was cheap and cheerful. And close to the train station.

We came to London for our honeymoon and We were very satisfied with the room and the efforts of the staff. Yes the rooms are on the small side however the staff are very committed despite a lack the need for some modernisation. This hotel is very close to all transport links and a good base. The continental breakfast is basic but there's plenty of everything...Tea Coffee, Toast, boiled eggs and cheese with a selection of Juices and cereals. I would recommend this hotel as a good budget priced way to see London. The best asset is most definitely their staff.

On arrival, first impressions were reasonably good. The reception area was quite tidy and the greeting was amicable. The room however, was not so reasonably good. Yes, it’s true, you you get what you pay for but this place was frankly, a bit pants. Had we booked two nights in a hostel, I might have stretched to two stars instead of one. Most (not quite all) of the staff were fairly miserable, and quite frankly, working here, I don’t really blame them. You can’t polish a… you know what I mean! The room was so small that I almost tripped over the opposite wall as I walked through the door. On the bright side, if I had tripped, as there was only really room for the bed, I would have had a soft landing! In fairness though, I don’t think I could have lost my footing- the ancient laminate floor was sticky enough that my feet would have struggled to have lifted off it. There weren’t any bedside tables and the socket near to the headboard was only accessible by a)moving the bed or b)going under it (which given the details in previous paragraph, you might want to avoid). The furniture that was in the room was falling apart. The TV remote didn’t work. As for the decor… the walls had more marks on them than a childminder’s front room. That theme was continued into the bathroom where the gaudy cracked, pink tiles looked like they had been siliconed by a six year old with a super soaker. I’m guessing most of the silicone was there to cover up the mould. The mould was understandable though, given the tiny, windowless bathroom with a non-functioning extractor fan. Seriously, the bathroom’s only redeeming feature was that it was so small (as mentioned by a previous reviewer) that you could shower, brush your teeth, go to the toilet and have a shave all at the same time, so you can get out of there pretty sharpish. As long as you don’t have an electric razor… because there’s no shaver socket. Another positive was that although the shower was powerful, it was hot one day and not the next… so on the second day it gave me another incentive to escape the mould and pink tiles quicker. There were holes in the walls, it was dirty and dusty, and I had to stir my coffee with my toothbrush, as it appears that teaspoons are not provided in the rooms. Don’t bring anything valuable if you want to leave it in your room- the safe doesn’t work and even if it did, it’s not bolted down. On the first morning there was a lot of shouting from the corridor outside the room and it sounded like the staff were arguing. Breakfast was basically the cheapest, dryest bread available (there’s a toaster though, so who needs fresh bread, right!? I’d describe the breakfast as just about tolerable. The juice was some variant on Tesco Value / Asda Price, only it tasted a little cheaper. There was also the option of cornflakes and muesli, but I didn’t try these as there only seemed to be dairy milk (not for me) and none of the staff seemed particularly keen on talking to me (or anybody else!) so requesting anything else felt like a bit too much effort. Needless to say, we skipped breakfast on the second day and went elsewhere. In the interests of fairness though, I feel like i should point out the good bits! The lady who came to do the towels and bedding was friendly The bed was soft but surprisingly comfy (and the sheets were clean!) The free wifi was easy to connect to and worked well The mini fridge in the room was one of the few things that worked properly There was loads of toilet paper The coffee at breakfast was nice and there were FOUR different flavours of jam to choose from!!!!! So basically, if you’re an internet addict who poos a lot and likes mini fridges and jam, go to the Oxford Hotel. Otherwise, go somewhere else.

Location good in the city center in quite area in zone2. Just back the tube station earl s court . The worst hotel I stay in my life . The ROOM is different from picture , it is small and have mod in the wall , the bed is old , no comfortable ( all night I felt itch and I found ...) dirty liner seem used, blanket no often wash with smell of feet and hair stick, disgusting , towel dirty . The wall are thin and can listen everything to the neighborhood so no privacy and in my room was the shower of next room near my head side so can immagine how noise. BATHROOM side the floor no fix and I hurt the feet because was sharp, jet in the shower come very little and temperature change without touch from super hot to super cold , the door of shower couldn’t cLose propriely so be ready to swim 😊, the sink is small like train toilet , the smell in the bathroom is horrible like in the public toilet very strong and aggressive smell also keep close the door can smell in the room. Staff are rude and not so helpful . After this experience I didn’t want try the breakfast so I can’t tell how is it .

We didnt expect a lot due to the cheap price handy for the tubes, cleaning to a degree but our main concern was the smoke alarm was covered by what looked like kitchen roll we did report it on Saturday morning but when we got back that night it was still there wonder how many more rooms have covered smoke alarms.

The hotel is not as shown in pictures!!!!!(really old pictures) Everything seemed to be dirty and consumed. Everyday they gave me towel with yellowish stains and the blanket in the room were full of hair and dust. The windows in rotten wood let cold air come in the room and we had to sleep every night with jumpers and coats on. Basic services such as wi-fi and a place to leave the lugagge after the check-out were on payment (wi-fi £10; lugagge £5). I personally didn't like this place apart from the location and a really kind young men of the staff who was really helpful. I think there are better chap hotels in the central area, I would not recommend this hotel.

Very good hotel indeed. Location is great in london. Value for money is excellent. Highly recommended. Its clean, has a decent breakfast and the room has an ensuite. Also room is spacious and has tv and tea/coffee in it. Brilliant value for the cost

Arrived in a room we had not booked! Gave us what appeared to be a family room, even after we had confirmation for a double. Room was dirty. Poor quality beds. Impossible to fill the kettle with water as no room in the sink to do so. Walls full of holes and dirty scuff marks and dirty handprints all over. Decided to go to the front desk to ask for another room. The staff was extremely rude and completely unhelpful. He lied as he said that the double room was not confirmed only preferred. He was told that we had a theatre play to see and we did not have any time to debate with him. He found us another room. Then he went to look at our room came back saying we had used the shower and had 1 coffee. He then spoke to a very shady unprofessional manager called Marco who didn't have the decency to come out of the room at the side of the reception desk. Instead feeding the member of staff Silvio what to tell us. He refused to give us the room because we took a shower and had a coffee. We told him this would not be acceptable. He was being deliberately slow and obstructive and became abusive and trying to lecture us on how we should conduct ourselves. Both of us being psychologists we told him this abs we did not need his advice. He then threatened with police. We then decided because we were out of time to find another hotel. We went immediately over the road and luckily Found another hotel. We paid double and will be seeking the difference break fun Who must take responsibility for allowing such a nightmare hotel to list on their platform.

The Oxford Hotel London is the worst London hotel I have ever stayed in - and I have stayed in some bad hotels in London. The price was OK - but this was not a case of "you get what you pay for" - it was more like false advertisong. We traveled as a large group, made up mostly of teenagers on a church trip. We based our decision to stay here based on combination of price and pictures from the website - I don't know where the pictures were taken but none of the 15 rooms we had looked anything like the pictures online. (I should have done a little better research). Our group arrived late and was met sour receptionist whose mood seemed to worsen as the week went by (Our teenagers were well behaved at the hotel, so there was no reason for them to be mad at us). The rooms were worse than the service. One of the rooms had a leaky ceiling, most had hair and bugs in the shower and all of them smelled like mold or mildew. It was disgusting. Breakfast was included in the room price but consisted of stale bread, corn flakes and over cooked eggs. Most of had to go out and buy our own breakfast. In addition the hotel sits in what appeared to be a "rough" area, though that is not the fault of the hotel. There were plenty of homeless people rumaging in the trash and drunk people shouting in the streets at night. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone. I should have done a better job researching the hotel, but I didn't. Hopefully this review will help someone make a better decision than I made.

I booked the Oxford hotel for 11 nights, before reading the scaring reviews about it. Then i was about to cancel my reservation, but i am very glad that i didn't. The hotel was very good to my purpose (a clean room near London center and near Subway station). The room that i stayed is big enough to 2 people, maybe 3. It is in the other building, not tge same of front desk and coffee place. There are heating everywhere, wireless internet connection and cable tv in the rooms.. I payed £45/night. It is almost impossible to find prices like this in Europe. I tried. The cheaper you can find is €60 and it is not barely close to this hotel. Try out Smart Hotels or Ibis and then tell me. My room is accessible by starways or elevator /lift, so, huge luggage were not a problem. Hanna, the recepcionist, was very kind all the time. Tge breakfast is fair. Well described here. Not different of my breakfast at home, since i am not rich. Lots of cheese available, bread, juice, coffe, milk and cereals. Fine. I fought a little with the shower that is hard to deal with (too hot or too cold), but, except for this, it was a great experience. Plenty of sueemarket, restaurants, fast foods etc on walk distance. A little far to my preferred place in Londin, Hyde Park, but there is always "the tube". Like the Londoners say. Cheers!

16-18 & 24 Penywern Road London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Natural History Museum and Stamford Bridge Stadium
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services

Located in Kensington, Oxford Hotel Earl's Court is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Natural History Museum and Stamford Bridge Stadium. 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.


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


The 90 rooms have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free 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 free 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

26.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1408 reviews