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The Grapevine Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stay here as it's so handy to train and coach it's incredibly reasonable too clean towells bed and room cleaned daily , staff kind , breakfast fine , it is a short stay and it's fine , I have a single room so not much use I feel .feel safe and the heating is excellent too hot on a very cold night ....

The rooms are really dirty and small. We found used tissues and bath foam inside our room, there were dust and used plasters everywhere (in particular close to the bed). The walls are old and the toilet is just awful. Zero reasons to book this structure.

Absolutely awful and colleague has multiple insect bites after sleeping in the bed under the TV in room 10. Coats on shelf covered in dust and needed to be dry cleaned after - cracked tiles, damaged floor tiles near sink which needed to be covered to prevent injury, light falling off wall - yes, it was cheap and you only get what you pay for but you certainly don't expect to come away with multiple insect bites - disgusting!

The moment I walked through the door a man said to me, "well you get what you pay for ". Not true, I didn't pay for missing shower tiles, water damaged ceiling and dangerous light fittings, (maybe these were extras) Obviously not rated by the AA as they don't do less than 1.

Easily the worst hotel I've stayed at in London after 15 years of traveling there. Rooms are microscopic to point where I couldn't fully extend on the bed. Doors are flimsy with weak locks. You hear everything in the hotel although thankfully few people spend any time there. Wasn't clean and I had the added benefit of the toilet missing the seat in my room. Not good at any price. Should be closed down for safety reasons if nothing else.

i'd rather sleep outside than stay here. moved after one night - room tiny, which wouldn't have been a problem if it had been clean. a used mug lying beside the kettle, lid fell off the bin when i tried to open it, nowhere to hang clothes. It was supposed to be en suite but only had shower and hand basin in room, had to go onto a small landing off of which were two cupboards made into toilets. the room next to me didn't even have a lock on the door so anyone could have walked in. But the uninvited guests, in the shape of some sort of brown bugs around the bed area, were the final straw. Never again!

I stayed here for two nights with my husband and baby the rooms are disgusting with no where to put anything and no room for a baby cot. The carpets are filthy and the bathroom is a broom cupboard consist off a toilet shower and sink with a terrible smell and only got left one towel. The pictures on line are not what you get the place is a disaster with electric points smashed the whole place is in need of a refurb.

I stayed here on 20/07 /2017, it is a fire hazard, I was in room number 7, there were bars on the window, so if there was a fire you could not get out. The very small room was filthy, the shower and toilet were smelly, I would not tell my worst enemy about this hotel, when I complained to the manager, he said what do you expect for the price I paid.

Lets be honest. This place is loud, colourful people and next to an all night cafe. The room is functional and very very basic. I could create a list of negatives. For example personally witnessed people pucking out front and my door didn't lock when shut. But the room was clean enough for what it was. The positive apart from leaving alive is that you are on the sea front of Brighton and it's cheap. Also the staff were very helpful. In short if you want a quiet nights sleep on the sea front then this hotel is not for you.

I checked into this hotel and within 5 hours I checked out again. This hotel is connected with the one next door so you have to check in at the Sheriff hotel. My room and bathroom were ridiculously small which is fine with me but I don't think a larger person would have been able to fit in there. As soon as I opened the bathroom door the smell was horrendous. It was a musty, mouldy smell which after being in the room for a couple of hours was making me feel really sick. I was unable to use the shower as the water went straight from the head to the wall opposite without even touching me and there was a leak so most of it came out sideways. The maintenance person said he already knew that was a problem in this room. I asked to change rooms but there were none available hence finding somewhere else in the same area to stay (and cheaper also). I visited the next day to ask for a refund which the manager said had already been issued. There was no issue with this so I'm assuming it happens a lot. Stay elsewhere.

117 Warwick Way London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Victoria Palace Theatre and Sloane Square
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in City of Westminster, The Grapevine Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Victoria Palace Theatre and Sloane Square. The 18 rooms at this bed & breakfast include coffee makers and TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. It's also close to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.


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


All 18 rooms provide coffee makers and free local calls. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of The Grapevine Hotel enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

21.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 492 reviews