Our primary reason for staying here was proximity to a friend we were visiting but we were pleasantly surprised by the place. It is right on the main road (north circular) so handy for getting in and out of London by road and also close to North Ealing tube station on the Piccadilly line for getting into the centre. There is as you might expect some traffic noise as a result, so if you can book a room at the back of the property as we did. It didn't disturb our sleep in any event.
The hotel is very clean and neat, with modern decor and artwork throughout the corridors and rooms. This gives it a nice homey feel, and the friendly staff help reinforce this.
Our bedroom was quite compact but we did have just about the cheapest room. The bathroom in particular was bijou shall we say. But the shower was spacious and as I said everything was spotless so no complaints there.
Breakfast was pretty standard - continental included as a default which is cereal, pastries, fruit salad, juice, yoghurt, etc. and an extra fiver for cooked food which could be a full English, omelette or whatever as you request. Which was very good for the price.
Dinner was excellent as there is a Japanese restaurant which has been there for years but has I'm told merged with the hotel more recently. It is well worth trying that out one night - or indeed lunch if you get up late!
One other nice touch was getting free bottles of water in the room. Which helped counteract the usual astronomical prices of anything from the fridge, if you had wanted a mini bottle of wine for example.
You will be able to find better hotels in the centre of London but I challenge you to find many, or indeed any, that are as good for the price. It worked out as something like £100 and a bit per night for the two of us which is very unusual for anywhere within this distance of central London.
Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 55 is a 29 room boutique hotel just a 2-minute walk from North Ealing Tube Station. Stylish accommodation with free internet is 25 minutes from central London by underground. Each air-conditioned room at Hotel 55 features a king-sized bed, flat-screen TV with freeview and a Nespresso Coffee Machine. They also include L'Occitane toiletries and minibars. Momo Japanese Restaurant is located within the hotel and serves authentic Japanese cuisine. Continental breakfast is served daily and it only costs £8.50 Per person. Our guests can also enjoy a drink in the elegant 24 hour lounge bar. Wembley Stadium and Kew gardens are both within a 3-mile radius of Hotel 55. The M4 is a 10-minute drive and there is limited parking available, on a first come first served basis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 55 Hotel London
- Best Western London