Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 229
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JRJ001 Overall very nice.
Great staff- very helpful and friendly. Good location by a Tube stop. Good breakfest. Good value. No A/C. Avoid during hot weather. No room safe. Free wifi but only with the use of access codes that are only good during a 30 minute window- very inconvenient.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pat23 Made to feel very welcome
The moment we arrived on a very hot afternoon we were made to feel welcome, the lobby was clean and airy. We had booked into a smoking room which is such an unusual experience nowadays[ we didn't feel like naughty school children!] As it was the middle of the heat wave the room was hot although there was a fan on constantly, but that was not the fault of the hotel but the vagaries of a British summer. When we next have to stay in London we shall come here again. Thank you
July 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by poppypurdy Good location
This is a good hotel for location, being a few minutes walk from Victoria. Adequate breakfast supplied in room rates.
We were unfortunate in that after booking a queen sized bed and thinking that the room would be a reasonable size, found that the room was quite small in comparison to the rooms we are usually alloted. We also assumed that the hotel would be non smoking, but the first floor reeked of cigarette smoke which was quite sickening. Thankfully, the room did not smell.
The hotel also proved to be very hot. There is nothing to be done about this, but fans and cooling sprays are provided by management.
July 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nikkioz The hottest weekend of the year!
We stayed here for 2 nights on the hottest weekend of the year during the Winmledon final. The hotel is in a great location, only a 5 minute walk from Pimlico underground. it is situated in one of Londons quieter districts. The staff were amazing and did everything to help us with our stay. Unfortunately the rooms were far too hot and there is no air con at all in this hotel. We had the worst nights sleep here due to the fact that it was too hot to sleep. Everything else was perfect but I wouldn't visit again in summer.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wilxan34 Good room
Room was clean and tidy, had a fan as well, which we needed because it was so hot.
Staff very friendly and the service was excellent. Could not fault this hotel.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wilxan34 Very clean and comfortable basic hotel.
Located a short walk from Victoria coach station,the Pimlico Holiday Express turned out to be an absolute gem of a hotel.Very clean and bright,with all the basics but with exceptionally helpful and cheerful staff.In a quiet residential area close to pimlico underground and the embankment,it was easy to access London's attractions.Some great local restaurants too.My first stay but not the last!
July 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by beachie enjoyable stay great staff
our stay at the holiday inn express victoria was infact the second time we had stayed.there
we found the staff most helpful and very pleasant.
our room was not the largest room we had stayed but none the less we were very comfy.
bath room spotlessand clean,bathtowel perhaps could have been a bit larger.
location of hotel excellant,we could walk to victoriastation in 15 mins and buckingham palace 20 mins
diningroom pleasant and breakfast plentiful, staff in dining room kept tables cleared and were most help full
all in all i would recommend this hotel to my friends
July 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MattandBek So simple to Improve
The hotel was actually really nice and the staff were really friendly and helpful. My ONLY problem with the room was the lack of air conditioning. It was a rather nice (hot) few days in London at the time of my visit and the room was simply not a comfortable temperature. In fact i estimate that it was at least 8 degress C hotter than outside at all times. I would not recommend anyone stay at this hotel during the summer months unless you have checked whether the hotel has invested in air conditioning.
It was very close to Victoria train station (10mins walk max) and to Pimlico Tube station (5mins walk max), with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops nearby. The room was well furnished and clean, the bathroom clean and tidy (shower was really good). I think the hotel could have provided nicer toiletries, however this is only a minor point.
So to summarise, stay in the winter, avoid in the summer
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HazelandJeremy HIE London Victoria
Staff very friendly and helpful. Room clean and comfortable.
Breakfast good but toasters very slow - and we'd have appreciated a wider choice of jams. An enjoyable stay.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hungarian Excellent from a 3-star hotel!
English isn't my native and i need more experience with the language, so saying an excuse if you find errors below.
Due a job i had to rush out to London and i found it pretty easy to arrange a room for myself and for my mother with my CC.
I could even ask, around 6-7PM, the hotel to separate the beds for us (I've been in several hotels in London already, so THIS is a wonder), even so i ordered a double room.
We arrived around 2 AM, so that 24 hour service just worked well :). One of the stuffs would like me to pay for the stay asap, that was funny.. (well, different country, nevermind).
Anyways, we got our clean and nice little (that's a normal size - as i said, i've been in some hotels already) room ready - where we had a normal bathroom inside the room (in "lesser" places you got a plastic box as bathroom inside your room and some times you can't even open the "wood" door assigned to it).
Regarding food: pretty much a normal breakfest. I wouldn't say it was excellent, but this is 3 star and it was fresh, at least. Hence there were a bring variety of liquid choices (wide range of coffee kinds, tee etc. selection), i'd rate it as good. They shall make better omelettes (it's like microwaved egg).
On the 2nd day in the evening i had to supply a company with an answer through Fax (this was mandatory) and the hotel staff could help me out! Actually, they've tried to send the fax to BBC first (they called us up :))), but we could solve it. They were really helpful.
You got a working lift inside the hotel.
The hotel is not far away from the Victoria Station, but you shall check google out the address to make sure you'll find the house (house numbers goes as they they want.. 1, 2, 30.. 3..5..).
Payment was ok with both CC and by cash (paid 1-1 days with different method). VERY-very important to people like me: they were able to give you an invoice with the choosen company name! Many hotels are not even giving your a receipt (what the .. man?) or can't write other name on the bill than card holder (you used for booking); can't accept other payment methods; etc.
July 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LynH good location
good location easy access to the tube or bus and walkable to some sites if you have the time. Comfortable room too.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DarrenDad Vacation stay for two
The hotel was conveniently located and the staff was very helpful with directions. Breakfast was so-so. No air conditioning but otherwise the room was acceptable for the price.
June 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 123xyz small room and bed
the room was very small and also the bed. no air conditioning meant that the window had to be left open all night and the noise rather loud. staff pleasant however but the hotel did not provide a good nights sleep.
June 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dragon1 One night stay
I had booked 3 double rooms for the night of the Bruce Springsteen concert at Wembly. We arrived back at the hotel late and asked if the bar was still open. It was indeed open but poorly stocked - no gin
The room was clean and comfortable but very stuffy and hot, a small electric fan in the room did very little to help even when we left it on all night.
Breakfast was very disappointing , consisting of rubbery scrambled egg, very indifferent sausage and cheap baked beans, all of which were luke warm.
A disapointing stay.
June 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oxchem Friendly staff, clean fresh hotel
We selected this hotel as it was near Victoria, London where we were attending a 1 day seminar and it enabled me to redeem some Priority Club points.
The hotel staff were friendly and pleasant. The room was clean and fresh and it had a sofa where we could relax.
The printed information in the room indicated that the number of TV channels was very restricted but, in fact, when we used the remote control, there was a good range of Freeview channels.
The Breakfast selection was adequate, though the choice of hot food was a little odd. We would expect there to be bacon as standard, but apparently the hotel aims to have 3 items each day and this doesn't always include bacon. On the day we were there, this was baked beans, sausages and scrambled eggs - but not bacon.
The lift was a little slow so we had to wait a while for it to arrive.
Those points apart, overall it was an enjoyable 1 night stay.
June 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mochito uncomfotable room
Too small an too noisy, you can hear all the steps from the people above, all the noise from de street, great location. The staff is kind.
June 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AWJW Excellent Staff
Well presented hotel. Staff really excellent - polite, helpful and efficient. Breakfast nice. Only downside, room quite small.
June 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pankhurst hugely improved in every way,though a bit pricey.
Inthe past this hotel was a real dump, and I was dismayed when told we were staying there. It was a very nice surprise to find itclean,comfortable and friendly. Well done the manager.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mikey49 Great staff
First time in this area of London, and it didn't dissapoint in anyway.
Good pubs and resturants within easy reach of hotel, the general area felt safe.
Our room at the hotel (127) was very good with all that you would want for a short stay, the staff were great, they could not do enough for us and were always chatty and attentive.
The breakfast room was spotlessly clean, the choices on the breakfast menu was more than adequate.
Would we stay again YOU BET!!
June 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AnonymouslyYours friendly and responsive staff, good breakfast, good location
The best part of my experience was the friendly and receptive staff. The room was clean, but did not have enough chairs for everyone, so it makes it difficult to sit and relax in the room at the end of the day. The extra price supplement for a third person seemed expensive, especially since the bed for the third person was a sofa bed; however, this may be the price practice of European hotels. The breakfast was nice and the dining room was bright and clean. The location of the hotel was nice and quiet. I would stay again if a 1-2 person group, but would reconsider if more people.
June 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bitbybit Very nice hotel!!
This hotel was nice. The room was always clean and the location was good. I felt very safe in the neighborhood which was important to me since it was myself and my daughter visting. It was close to Pimlico station and also to Victoria station. The staff was very nice and helpful. Our room was down in the basement so the only downside was the noise but since my daughter and I were visiting on holiday and did not have to attend meetings or work it was really not a problem. We just went with it. I would suspect that any hotel in those buildings would have a little problem with noise. If you need to work the next day you might ask for a room on a higher floor. The breakfast room was down in the basement so there was a little more traffic by our room on Saturday but it was not that bad. The breakfast foods were good. It was a good light breakfast. If you want a full breakfast there is a bakery not far from the hotel which was very good. The breakfast server was really nice and friendly. She kept everything well stocked. Overall we had a really nice stay. One more thing around the corner is a Pizza Express which was very good. We ate there several times during our stay.
June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jezzie33 Great Location and Staff
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. It's an older property so it doesn't have all of the efficiencies and amenities we typically find in an HI Express, but we didn't miss having A/C when we got to stay in an older part of town. We just opened the window and enjoyed the street sounds.
The staff was warm, helpful and friendly. The breakfast staff was great in restocking and clearing tables, so that even though it was a steady stream of guests, there was always a table and the food was fresh.
The hotel is between Pimlico and Victoria tube stops, and there are plenty of good pubs within walking distance.
June 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JesseJamesRocks Nicht der gewohnte IHG-Standard
Das Hotel entspricht in keinster Weise dem üblichen Standard. Obwohl bereits 6 Monate im Voraus gebucht, bekamen wir als GOLD PRIORITY CLUB - Member ein Zimmer im Erdgeschoß, wo sehr wahrscheinlich der Mindesthygienestandard mit Chlor erhalten werden konnte (zumindest roch es den gesamten Aufenthalt über so!). Da das EINE Fenster ZUM MODRIGEN HINTERHOF nicht zu öffnen war, konnte auch keine Abhilfe geschaffen werden. Die Mitarbeiter waren bei unserer Ankunft eher genervt als hilfsbereit. Ein Mitarbeiter (leider habe ich den Namen nicht notiert) war an unserem Abreisetag super hilfsbereit und sehr nett, allerdings die absolute Ausnahme! Als weltweit tätiger Geschäftsreisender kenne ich den englischen Standard (poor),aber das war eher noch darunter. Wir hoffen sehr, in IHG-Hotels nicht noch einmal eine solche Erfahrung machen zu müssen.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robw30 enjoyed our stay
nice place to stay, staff very friendly and the room was clean and tidy, plenty of choice for breakfast and only a short walk from the train and bus station which was a bonus.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lazygirl84 A great experience and stay
A nice and comfortable stay! The location was also very good since it was in walking distance to Victoria station, something that made the transportation from/to Gatwick airport very easy.The nearest tube station was Pimlico, which also made it easy to travel since we were using the tube very much getting to different stores located at different streets. It also made the shopping trips so much easier for a 4 year old child who didn't need to do so much walking from store to store.
Very friendly and helpfull staff, the room and bathroom were cleaned every day.We did not experienced any trouble sleeping since the hotel were located in a quiet and calm street. Simple but good breakfast. We would definetly recomend the hotel to others and hopefully be back for more shopping too!
May 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Germanfamily Clean rooms and friendly staff
Good hotel for sightseeing, clean rooms and very helpful staff, breakfast room sometimes very busy
May 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chelsea2013 Reception and breakfast staff excellent
The hotel was convenient for transport and for the purpose of our visit. We were very well received and looked after by the staff, particularly the young man and lady, who were on duty at reception each afternoon/evening. The breakfast was good, even though the room is a bit small for the number of people, and Jasmina deserves special mention for her attentive and friendly service.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent Value, Location and Staff
This was a great location for me at a very reasonable price. The Hotel was spotless and the staff were professional and extremely helpful.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BandS Very comfortable, Friendly staff, and good breakfast
We visited with our daughter and her husband, and two grandaughters(aged 7 and 4)who were on their first visit to London. We had a warm welcome from the friendly staff, and found the accomodation good, and a wide variety of breakfast foods available.
The only slight problem was in seeing where things were in the breakfast buffet.
May 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SomersetGuy Excellent
Good Value and Location and Clean and very friendly and helpfull staff
May 14, 2013