Once more, the matter of sanitary facilities arises (I don't mean arises from you PJ). Be assured that we are working on it over here and - in general - some progress has been made over the last few decades. Hence no carpet in the bathroom. Those bloody electric showers are total anathema to me. Grr!
Pavilion Fashion Rock'n'Roll Hotel
34-36 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, London W2 1UL
- Edgware Road Tube Station (0.3 km)
- Edgware Road Station (Bakerloo Line) (0.3 km)
- cheap flight fares (0.2 km)
- Paddington Railway Station (0.3 km)
- Contact us:
020 7262 0905
37 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PB
“The grade II listed 40 room Eccleston Square Hotel will open in Spring 2011 after a £6.5m refurbishment which is transforming the interior with high tech features and beautiful modern design. Bordering Belgravia and Victoria Eccleston Square...” more...
7 reviews of Pavilion Fashion Rock'n'Roll Hotel in English
The street is full of typical London narrow buildings, all hotels, hence the small rooms. Very small rooms...
Mine (Harlequin) was probably the smallest ! There was barely room for the bed (hard springs!) and a huge cupboard. The so called bathroom was a plugged shower with no water pressure (either frozen or burning). The window was sealed.
One star for the good location, one for the affordable price, nothing more.
I first heard about this hotel at Qype and decided to check it out during my yearly trip to the Great British Beer Festival earlier this month.
I booked through Hotel.de two days before my trip and got a better rate than the one listed on the hotel site (£53 instead of £60 for a small single room).
The Pavilion is called ‚Fashion Rock’n’Roll Hotel’ because it has 30 differently decorated rooms. You don’t get a room number but a room name – e.g., Casablanca Nights, Green With Envy, Better Red Than Dead, Honky Tonk Afro, Funky Zebra, White Days Soul Nights, Silver Salon or Cosmic Girl. On the hotel’s website you’ll find a photo of each room.
On other sites (like Tripadvisor.com) I read many reviews which sounded much less favourable than the ones at Qype. For a second, I thought that the Pavilion may indeed be a rat hole filled with cheap junk. Luckily, this wasn’t the case. The reception room was a nice start: It looked a lot more inviting than the lobbies of comparable budget hotels in London.
On the downside: My room was the smallest I ever stayed at in London. (The larger version of the hotel’s single rooms costs £85.)
The Pavilion left a positive impression even before my stay. They replied to an email request within half a day. And I liked the info I got: There is free WiFi in the rooms.
ChiantiClassico123, 19 August 2010:
PJebsen, 19 August 2010:
@ChiantiClassico123: If you know what you are getting yourself into, I have no problem whatsoever with plastic bathroom cells and shoebox-sized hotel rooms. At £53, I've had worse in London. The Pavilion has been a unique experience! ;-)
ChiantiClassico123, 19 August 2010:
@ Pjebsen Yes, my bathroom rant was more directed at the general condition of facilities at large here. Good that you clarified your experience.
PJebsen, 19 August 2010:
@ChiantiClassico123: Although I usually stay at budget-priced hotels, I generally can't complain about the facilities. The only problem that comes to mind is the size. ;-)
If you like kitsch and glam, this is the place to stay in London. I stayed in the room called “Enter the dragon” and it was quite small and cramped, but really nice. The major downside was the bathroom, which was extremely small and smelly.
The hotel is very convenient for tourism and the whole area is pretty much tourist centered. You will find good restaurants and pubs in the area too.
Check it out, it is definitely worth it.
I spent a week end in London with two friends and we stayed at the Pavilion Hotel for three reasons : it was not far from the center, it was quite unexpensive for its location (100 pounds for one night in a room for three), and the deco looked really kitsch and original from the website. We didn’t regret our choice at all.
Every room is decorated in a different way, around a special theme. We stayed in the room “Three’s Company”, the room with three twin beds, decorated in a nice, cosy English way with a kitsch twist, with light, faded teal flooring and walls, floral curtains, beaded hanging and wall lights, and a bright teal ceiling sprinkled with gold painting. The room is quite small, but there is enough space for the three beds, a closet, an additional mirror and two (or maybe three) small nightstands. There is a large window, opening on a small balcony. There is also a marble chimney and a television. The beds are confortable, with sheets, blankets and pillows. The room included a small en-suite bathroom with a shower, sink, mirror and toilets. The bathroom is plastic, the kind you find in mobil-homes and boats, but confortable, we had warm water for the three of us.
Breakfast is included in the price. It is a continental breakfast, with, for each person, a croissant, a chocolate muffin, an individual pack of cornflakes, a glass of orange juice and a pot of milk. The room includes an electric tea kettle and a bag of tea for each person, as well as sugar, milk doses and powder coffee. You can schedule breakfast at any desired time, the staff will leave it on a tray in front of your door without waking you up in case you would like to sleep some more.
The staff was very nice, friendly and helpful. The room was perfectly clean. TV was working, with around 15 channels available. We didn’t order room service, but several drinks and foods are available.
The hotel is in a calm street, Sussex Garden, in a row of several hotel, next to bus stop Sussex Garden. There is a very friendly pub in the same street (the Monkey Puzzle) where you can have dinner and drinks, as well as several grocery stores (one of which is open 24/7) and a pharmacy nearby.
We had a very nice stay in this hotel and will certainly come back next time we go to London. I warmly recommend it.
I chose this place for it’s advertised quirkyness, and it certainly is that! I was placed in the “Chapter and Verse” room in the basement, which was ok seeing as the temperature was hideous outside, but my initial and lasting impression was of a junk filled house, with a shabby entrance and very little in the way of quality facilities. The bed was a divan whose legs had been removed, so it was practically on the floor, and there was no bath, just a shower in the cupboard, and a sink in the main room. I couldn’t see the internet access, and there wasn’t much room to speak of. Good points however, the shower was very powerful, and the TV worked a treat. It is only a short walk from Edgeware Road and the tube, and there are plenty of places to eat.
My main gripe is the fact that the man who spent most time ob duty, wasn’t welcoming, and neglected to tell me about the supposed bar, or explain what the breakfast consisted of or how it would arrive. I asked for 7.30 and at 7.45 I was just about to go and complain when I found a plastic tray with rice crispies, orange juice, a chocolate muffin and a croissant with some random Jam. No butter, no coffee (that was just the nescafe in the room) and no choice.
If I want quirky but scruffy, I will stay at home.
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