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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 11 August 2010

We made a reservation for a studio apartment but upon arrival were told that it wasn't available. instead we got a bigger but neglected basement apartment. The windows opening to a closed yard, a dead cockroach in wardrobe drawer, locked doors leading nowhere - it was unpleasant to say the least. only good thing - the bed linen were clean.

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Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2009

We found the Clearlake to be a good budget hotel. Its true that it is shabby but we found it to be fairly clean and you couldn't ask for a better location. We have been to London many times and we had always stayed on the other side of Hyde Park so we were pleasantly surprised by the easy access...

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ISRAEL
Reviewed 3 June 2009

we came for 5 nights and stay only 2 - we couldn't stand this place. we got the appartment on -1 floor ..the appartment was very big (for 5 people), but it wasn't clean at all. the smell was terrible. no air. old... the smell of the carpets - disgusting!!!!!!!! the water in the toilet didn't washed properly we didn't...

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Ozarks
Reviewed 7 July 2008

My 21 yr old daughter and I stayed here June, 2008. Thanks to the reviews on this site, we expected what we got: budget accommodations with a separate kitchen and bath, horrible decor and old carpets/wall paper, and only somewhat clean. The linens were clean but frayed, the bathroom was fairly clean, but because it was warm and there is...

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tennessee
Reviewed 24 September 2007

We did not actually stay at the Clearlake because in a three week period, our quoted rate for the same room went from 85 pounds per night to 90 and then topped off at 92 and some change. This after we'd sent one CC number, which they then said they couldn't accept (it was Discover). When we emailed back with...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 December 2006

Although these apartments are not as up to date as some hotels I really couldn't find a problem with them. I've stayed several times, every time coming away happy. The rooms are clean. The wallpaper and carpets may be shabby but that doesn't bother me because I don't go on holiday to stare at wallpaper and carpets! It is EXACTLY...

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Colorado
Reviewed 8 October 2006

Clearlake hotel staff was very helpful. We knew from other reviews to not expect the best room. We had also booked one of the cheaper studio rooms (#5), but we were given the chance to inspect the room before paying so we knew what we were getting into. Yep, it had old torn wallpaper and old carpet, but the room...

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The South
Reviewed 28 September 2006

There should be a law against hotels like this one. Maybe my standards are high, but there's no excuse for this place; old ripped wallpaper and dirty torn carpet. It was shelter and there is lots of space. The location is not bad, but not great either. The pictures on the website are misleading.

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San Francisco Bay Area
1 review
11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2005

We stayed at the Clearlake Hotel for a week in early August. Based on previous reviews and pictures on the hotel's website, I wasn't expecting much more than basic accommodation and a good location. We stayed in unit 15, two bedrooms (comfortable beds), two bathrooms, small kitchen and a large living room. Great view of Kensington Park. The carpeting and...

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USA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2005

Unfortunately, this is a case of it looks better on the website. Staff were very friendly and accomodating, but the quality of the room (studio efficiency) was just very bad - dirty, worn carpet, chipping paint, stained wallpaper - unit was just in need of major renovation. It was uncomfortable to stay in and was not particularly clean. Area is...

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Clearlake Hotel

Address: 18-19 Prince of Wales Terrace | Kensington, London W8 5PQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Price Range: RM293 - RM387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Clearlake Hotel London
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“Do not go here!”
 of 5 bubbles HorrifiedLady123, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you do stay here, I recommend asking for a room in the same building as the front desk. Our room was in an adjacent building in which they lock the front door. In order to access the building for your room you have to go to the front desk and ask to be let in. Very annoying when it's raining or the front desk lady is gone.”
 of 5 bubbles MleannS, 26 Apr 2012 | Read review
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