Victor Hotel London Victoria3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Be aware that this hotel has no air conditioning and if you happen to get rooms 15-18 expect to climb 67, (I counted), steps to arrive in a very hot room. They did provide an extra fan however. Would rather go to a sauna than sleep in one. Breakfast was ample and staff was very helpful.
This was the second time in this hotel and again we found it a good place to stay, if one wants to enjoy London by feet (or using the subway). Staff is great, rooms are average-good (I mean good-looking, not big, but not too small, with a good bathroom, and clean). This year it was a bit too expensive (but maybe it was the period - a lot of events in London) and our room (this time, 15) was a bit noisy at night (too hot to keep window closed - so people or vehicles - sometimes were annoying). But we loved our stay there and it's probable we'll be back next time we go to London.
First, the good: the location is terrific -- even Hyde Park is no more than a 30 minute walk, whilst Buckingham Palace, Victoria Station, Parliament are all even closer. Very nice pubs and restaurants are just around the corner. The staff couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. However, the Wifi borders on false advertising. None of the five people in our party were able to connect. One of us did manage to contact the Wifi support website and was told try IP address 220.127.116.11. Obviously, that didn't work either. Why hotels still revert to these web-browser based ISPs is beyond me. A router with a decent password (or one that changes periodically) is all you need.
Recently joined the Accor group of hotels, so being a Gold card member I thought I would try it out as it is closer to my work than another in the chain I regularly use. Unfortunately I was booked in on one of the hottest days of the year and room didn't have air conditioning, just a fan. It meant for an uncomfortable night. Cleanliness was OK but the general decor could do with an uplift to bring it more up to date and in line with others in the chain. My room was small enough to swing a cat, but I wouldn't want to try. The bathroom was narrow with a good shower, but there was an unpleasant smell coming from the drain - run a bit of water and it went, but could easily be sorted properly for the next occupant. Breakfast wasn't served until 0730 - too late for me in order to get to the office for 0800 Would I stay again, probably at a push if no other room was available in the chain. I can't complain too much as it was ridiculously inexpensive for such a centrally located hotel.
We picked this hotel based on it's location and an Expedia deal. I will say, it really is in a fantastic location, but that's about all it's got going for it. We're not picky travelers, and knew going here that the rooms would be tiny (they are), there was no air conditioning (there's a fan though), and there's no lift. Again, all not problems for us, we're pretty easy going and only had backpacks anyway. However, we did run into a few problems. First, at check-in they didn't have us down for free breakfast, which our Expedia booking clearly stated. Told to come back in the morning and talk to the manager, ok--no problem. Then, they didn't have washcloths, only large towels. I was given more towels--weird, but ok, I can deal. The bed was a rock, really uncomfortable, but for three days, whatever, we'll deal. The wifi was HORRIBLE, spotty and slow, again, we'll deal. We went down to breakfast, and all the tables were full. Again, ok--we'll just come back. But at this point, everything was really starting to add up. Then, what really did it for us, was one of the maids left her entry card in our door, so it was essentially left unlocked, the WHOLE DAY. Luckily, nothing was taken. I get that accidents happen, and the desk staff was very apologetic, but really? So, overall, the staff was really nicely and friendly, but everything was very reactionary and the small problems just started to add up. Great location, friendly staff, but feels badly managed and unorganized overall. I'd keep looking.
Very clean, very friendly and helpful staff, close to Victoria Station, and within walking distance of shops and major stores as well.. A great coffee shop right around the corner, wonderful variety of little restaurants close by. My room had a renovated bathroom, plenty of hot water with good pressure, big window that opened wide for fresh air - though it faced the street and traffic noise could get distracting with the window open. I only heard other guests a couple of times, and for brief moments. Not problematic. For me it was perfect because I was gone all day, but needed good coffee in the mornings, nice little dinners in the evening, proximity to the Westminster area and a good sleep! The bed was very clean with good pillows. I felt very comfortable in the hotel and in the area. I used the wifi minimally, since I used other systems during the day. I was offered help with my bags going up the stairs. An excellent 3 star hotel choice in London.
I liked the hotel in general but because of the almost missing wifi I probably will not use it again. You have to be strong to climb the stears but it wasn't a problem for me. Bicycles rental spot is nearby.
located in walking distance to Victoria Station and Pimlico Station, very nice neighborhood, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants near by, very nice staff, good breakfast, totally sufficient for business or city trips
This hotel, centrally located, seems at first a good deal. Don't be fooled. There is no elevator, so a sweaty haul of a 50 lb suitcase up four flights of stairs, like we did, awaits you. The shower was so terrible that we were sheepishly offered a complimentary free breakfast in compensation -- it dribbled only, leaving my wife and I sweaty and sticky from the fourth floor haul-up. I ended up taking a washcloth bath in the sink. The wi-fi here is one of those that is needlessly toggled down to crawling speeds, so much so that watching a YouTube video is only a pipe-dream. On top of that, it keeps kicking you off every twenty minutes or so, so you have to relog in if you want to do anything more than a brief search. Our room was tiny, and the mattress was slanted to the left, so that you had to keep climbing up to the high side all night to keep from slipping off. All in all, I regret staying here and will never stay here again. I'm sure the owners will apologetically reply to this review, but that doesn't change the fact that this was one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in.
The building and facilities are quite tired but clean. I was on the fourth floor so be aware that it might be necessary to climb stairs with a bag. The facilities were as stated but I didn't have breakfast. It was possible to hear the conversations of other guests in their rooms. It was ok if a room was needed but not a jewel.
- Walking distance to Victoria Palace Theatre and Tate Britain
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- 24-hour front desk
Located in London City Centre, Victor Hotel London Victoria is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Victoria Palace Theatre and Tate Britain. This 20-room, 3-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are also nearby.
Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
The 20 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 21-inch flat-screen TVs. Free toiletries are also standard.
Guests of Victor Hotel London Victoria enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables.
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51% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 435 reviews