easyHotel Earl's Court
42-48 West Cromwell Road, London, England, SW5 9QL
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Business travellers, First-time travellers, Singles, No fuss, Sightseeing
Expert review of easyHotel Earl's Court
Pack your sunglasses. Orange is the trademark colour of the easyHotel brand, and - just like the airline that spawned it - the style is cheap and cheerful. Check in here and you'll get a basic but adequate en-suite bedroom - but not much else. Additional charges apply if you want to use the TV, access the internet, store luggage or get some extra towels. My advice is stay here only if your prime objective is to spend as little as you can on a west London hotel room - while still maintaining a decent standard of cleanliness and comfort.
Earl's Court has a high density of hotels and this one sits beside the busy eight-lane West Cromwell Road. It's not an attractive location but you're only a short walk from the more appealing neighbourhoods of Earl's Court and High Street Kensington. You'll also be very near to the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre.
The hotel has 109 rooms spread across five floors of two large terraced houses. There are no lifts and the cheapest rooms are windowless. If you don't have a lot of luggage, I recommend those on the third floor at the back with a window. All rooms sleep up to two people but they are not large - twins are available. You'll get a laminate wooden floor, a rather soft bed, a basic but satisfactory shower/WC cubicle - but no desk or bedside reading light. You can't open the windows or adjust the temperature and check-out is 10am.
Pillars by the entrance and winding staircases with wooden banisters are a reminder that this was once a grand residential terrace. Now the walls are painted in cream or a blotchy orange, the carpet is mottled blue and the bedroom doors are a screaming advert for the easyHotel brand.
There are vending machines at Reception - and that's it. However, if you cross the West Cromwell Road you'll find numerous eateries, pubs and food shops in Earl's Court Road. Or turn right and there's a large Tesco supermarket.
Reception is manned round-the clock and the staff are helpful.
Mainly tourists, along with students, backpackers, plus some business travellers. This is not a hotel for families or anyone who has difficulty with stairs.
The rates here include VAT and can be very good, particularly if you can survive without 'extras' such as a window or TV. For the best price book as far ahead as you can.
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