Rated 2 out of 5 by john cant expect much new trick from a old dog??
executive room, 16mar-20mar
i was prepared for some problem when i booked this hotel... but guess i got much more than i bargained for...
16mar heater dont work, even after we feed back to them, nothing changed, sigh....
we slept with full gear on... heattech, winter jacket... few layers of clothing to keep us alive... unbelievebale??? yes, it is unbelievable..
the heater finally came alive after the 2nd complain...
starwoodneed to buck up on this one... pleeeeaaaasssseeee???
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kpatt45 Love this hotel!!
This is our company's favorite hotel in London, and for good reason. The staff is always incredibly nice, the location is fantastic (steps from Piccadilly Circus), way better gym than most and I've always been recognized as a platinum guest. Given that, I've always been upgraded, so I can't comment on their standard rooms, but my rooms have always been incredibly spacious...especially for a city like London! Complimentary cocktails in the lounge are great to wind down after the work day. You can also have a car arranged to take you back to the airport (and charged to your hotel bill) for practically the same cost as a cab. Amazing!
May 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bizzytraveler missing stars
great location with efficient staff, but the room we had (2x) are not to the standard of a 5stars hotel. The first one was very tiny, depressing, without daylight window. Fortunately the hot water didi not work, and we were upgraded in a exclusive room!?. This one was good in size, but too close from the central airconditioning system. It was like sleeping in the cabin crew near to the engine of a ferry boat. In the bathroom the lighting was a joke and with no air extractor. I let you imagine after a (hot) shower how the mirror glass looked like.. All this need a serious refitting to bring it back to a true 5 star hotels we can find in London or elswhere.
November 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nasser Excellent Location, staff and services
When I made the reservation on-line I requested connecting rooms, Ms Pais called me overseas and confirmed my request. gave me excellent rooms and provided me with all the best SPG awards from upgrading, free internet, Club lounge and all. I had an excellent stay. Yes the hotel is old but well kept. problems with housekeeping, lack of training and supervision. I would fire the Housekeeing manager but not the staff.
November 15, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by PriorGuest Great hotel in a great location
The hotel is well located between 2 underground stations on 2 different lines (Jubilee and Piccadilly), making access to the rest of the city very easy. Hotel staff is very attentive, welcoming and knowledgeable with regard to asking for directions. I stayed here for business, so it's not ideally located to Canary Wharf (30 min. underground ride), but definitely offers more after hours entertainment than CW.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Belinda2106 Everything was perfect. Cant wait to return!
We stayed 3 days at the Meridien Picadilly and absolutely enjoyed every moment of our time there. Very helpful staff and great breakfasts, super spacious room for me and my 2 children (aged 8 and 6), the swimming pool and health club is perfect . Location fantastic. Really can't recommend this hotel enough. We will be back next time we come to London! Thankyou.
January 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Summit63 Good location but blah rooms and overpriced
i have stayed here three times and each time ended up in very small, old, unimpressive rooms. If you don't have plat status, you definitely are treated like a 2nd class citizen (even though rates are 300 GBP/nt). There are many more hotels on the area with better appointed rooms for the same price.
December 11, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by VA77 Horrible Customer Service
I am a platinum member that had a last second cancellation due to illness. I travel to London all the time and originally the hotel would not issue a credit. Then they conceded they would and when I went to re-cboook using the credit the realtions manager completely ignored me. I have never had this type of customer service issues at a Starwood hotel outside of this property. They were rude on the phone, by email, pretty much any way you can think about. Good news is that I run a consulting group with a lot of clients that go to London or are based in London and trust me they will all hear about my experience.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elwy excellent in all respects
We've stayed at this location twice, and both times have been great. The check in staff, bell staff, and concierge are all excellent and the rooms are clean and comfortable. I would not consider staying at any other London hotel. Great location as well.
December 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 look elsewhere
small outdated room. found out only the 1st floor has been renovated ? you can get MUCH better value elsewhere. even the beds/mattresses are old as is the furniture and the lighting in the room is terrible. UNDERwhelmed.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cucu1965 Great stay
Had a great stay mostly thanks to the courtesy and efficiency of the staff.
The hotel has a great location and has been renovated, so that everything is high standard.
March 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRKeb Great Location and Staff!
Stay here for the best location in London. Tube station, shopping, theater, main sights, are within steps of the front door. Staff is superior--from reception to housekeeping to Club Lounge (which offers generous and delicious selections for breakfast, teatime and early evening appetizers). Understand you will be staying in an historic building in the middle of the busierst part of London, so your room will be comfortable, clean and well maintained and will reflect the life around it. The Terrace Bar and Grill is a must for dinner: delicious food (especially the beef), great setting, and good service.
August 21, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mkbflorida Do not stay in room 411
We stayed on points and also requested a suite night request. It was honored.
It is a two room suite with a large sitting room with a tacky futon, tv and small dining table. The suite contains 1.5 baths.
The biggest problem is the sitting room is cold. There is no heat. After complaining twice, they sent up a portable heater which did not warm the large space. The sitting room was unusable in the evening. The windows are drafty and the exterior windows blow open.
The floor plan is very awkward. The desk chair is in the way of the door in the bedroom and it is a tight squeeze to get to the closet. The lighting isn't great either. There is no light over the dining table.
The carpet is seriously stained and the furniture is a strange hodgepodge of modern and tired traditional. The mattress also needs to be replaced...very uncomfortable on one side.
The location is great for sightseeing. The tube is very close and there is so much you can walk to if the weather cooperates.
The club lounge is great with snacks, drinks, breakfast, etc. The health club is fine also.
I would stay again if I received a better room/suite. I would be very careful about upgrading to a suite.
September 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by habsfan Great location - Pleasant experience
Great location. Enjoyed my one night stay. Comfortable room and nice lounge.
March 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by montelux nice location but..
the rest. Is not value for money, apart from the launge
December 26, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by loryani Poor Customers Service
I stayed for three nights with my daughter in a two single bed room. The first night, when we entered our suite, the room didn´t have a window. I asked to change to a room with windows, and so we did the next day. Unfortunatelly, in that room: the toilet woudn´t flash (so the engineer had to come and fix it), the bath tab did not drained (so the engineer had to come and fix it later), the towel heater did not heat (so the engineer had to come and fix -and didn´t). So I called de Duty manager, Sary, which correctly apologize at first, and offered me to change again of room. We didn't want to make our suitcases again (for the second time) so we decided to stay. Instead, she offered us to stay for a late checkout (leaving the hotel at 6pm) and we accepted. She even offered up to go and take a bath in some other room, which we didn't not accept. The late check out in any other hotel includes to make up the room that same day (and so did Sary promised). When we arrived at 3pm to make up our suitcases and leave the hotel, the room was not made up. And worst of all, when I called Sary to complain she "woudn´t" remember what she said less than 24 hours before. Very sadly, I leave this hotel today, very upset and with no intentions either to recommended it or to come back.
April 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by USAvisitor01 Hotel Staff need better training
Did not have a great time staying at this hotel. Found the staff to be very officious and presumptuous that guests would do something wrong. Staff were not very service oriented and used no discretion at all to ensure customer satisfaction.
Duty manager badly mishandled a meaningless situation that got completely overblown and taken out of context.
Room was very small too, for two people and not of the quality required for a hotel of this supposed stature.
Left as a very unhappy customer and got zero feedback from management at check out despite them being very aware that I was dissatisfied.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by segsan Location and Service
Having just spent 5 very comfortable nights here, I can't recommend this hotel enough. The location can't be beat - readily accessible to the Underground's Piccadilly Line, hence the airport is an easy journey, as is anywhere in London.
It's location at Piccadilly Circus makes walking to so many places simple, too.
The staff here did everything they could to make my stay pleasant. Both before arrival and during my stay. Smiles all around and no request was denied. (all my requests were legal and reasonable, I believe)
The building itself exudes a sense of grandeur and history. I like that.
The Club Lounge was a fantastic feature of this hotel. If it's a published benefit for you, enjoy. If you're able to upgrade to using it, consider it. I had WAY too many scones and clotted cream during their afternoon tea.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by toddml NYE Stay
We have stayed at this property quite a bit mainly because they always seem to look after us so well and the location is simply superb!
As I am usually there on a mixture of work and relaxation the club lounge and pool work really well! I hate being stuck in a room while working, it is much nicer being in the lounge. The fact there is a good size pool, hot tub and steam room also in the hotel is an added bonus!
This time the stay was over NYE, 3 nights and although being very busy they managed to upgrade to a suite which was greatly appreciated. They moved the breakfast from the Terrace to the 1st floor to give themselves more room and on the whole it worked well and nice to see a proactive solution to the situation!
The lounge staff are great and although several have changed over the last few months the new team see very friendly and helpful. Until the next visit wont be able to judge fully but I do get the feeling with the alchol a little bit of cost cutting going on. There always used to be a bottle of Cava or prosecco out for breakfast but now it is request only and some of the evening drinks spirits seem to have changed brand, not for the better altough this could have just been due to the very busy Christmas period and running out of stock of the usual ones so time will tell!
Overall though a great stay, couldnt have been made to feel any more welcome and had a great meal in the Terrace on New Years Day! Drinks in the bar were also very good although we miss the old bartender team in there!
January 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AlanABC Enjoyable Stay
I had a very large room, particularly for a downtown hotel. The location is convenient for touring or business.
December 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jechho Nice stay
Had a three night stay here in August, after the Olympics. As spg platinum members we were upgraded to a jr. suite that had a very small bed. Asked for a room with a king size bed, and was given another jr. suite . They seemed to be out of regular suites, but the jr. suite was rather big.
- the room (facing courtyard) was surprisingly quiet
- bottle of wine was awaiting us on the second day, that is how to treat platinum members!
- the bathroom was old and dingy, and the aircon pretty noisey.
- the lounge could be rather crowded at times.
- windows were small, so not a lot of natural light
We snagged a great deal, and would stay here again - if we could find a similar bargain.
September 15, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by ghp2 Disappointing stay at an average hotel
For a SPG Category 6, you'd expect a truly luxury experience, but the reality is that Le Meridien Piccadilly has average (if not subpar) décor and average service levels. Hallway carpets were worn, paint in the rooms was marked, food in the Club Lounge was of low quality, and check in staff were less than helpful. Check in was unpleasant - the room wasn't ready (at 4PM) and they claimed they didn't have an alternative, so I was told I'd just have to wait in the lobby. Not the bar with a drink voucher or the club room (which I would have access to once my room was available anyway). After an hour I talked to a different member of the staff who found me a room eventually. I wouldn't bother with this hotel again.
May 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by michele good location but needs improvement
I stayed here from June 2nd to June 5th. I was put in a very noisy room right next to elevator/stairs and house keeping closet. i could not sleep at all. so i asked to be moved. they said they would move me when i return from my work in the evening. when i returned they had not moved me and had to wait in the line to get access to the reception staff. finally they moved me. the toilet in the new room was not working properly so they had to come to fix it. needless to say it was not a pleasant experience. what i also found is the reception desk staff is fairly small. that means for check in or check out or room change you do have to wait for at least 15-20 minutes before you could speak with the reception staff.
July 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by CalifTraveler Great Location, Poorly managed
You can't ask for a better location, within walking distance of many attractions and close to the Picadilly underground station. Management seems to feel that they don't have to do anything to make your stay pleasant, since you're staying there for the location. Rooms are noisy, club lounge is way understaffed, and apparently has been for a long time. It is also noisy and often very crowded. Food runs out.
This hotel has the worst platinum recognition of any major Starwood hotel I've stayed at. I'll leave it at that. Nice staff, but poorly managed.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robert350 Great location for tourists
The location of this hotel is superb for those coming to see London. Walking distance to the theatre district, SOHO, Trafalgar Square, etc. We arrived early in the day and they made every attempt to get us in our suite ASAP. The room with 2 bathrooms was VERY appreciated. Thank you! The lounge was friendly and well stocked with drinks and much more than the traditional rolls and jam for breakfast. The only criticism is for the decorator of the rooms. We had a fabulous entry way, and a wonderful vintage round window in the sitting room which should have been celebrated rather than ignored. I understand that this is out of the immediate managements control, but just want to give the feedback for the next remodel. Celebrate the architecture!
October 10, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Raffster OMG
What a debacle of a hotel.
Old, tired and what a shame for a grand hotel in such a great location and a great brand.
Staff were the one redeeming feature and kudos to them for making a silk purse from a sows ear.
As a platinum member, the room which we booked as an executive suite was small, and far from being a suite.
We had the opportunity to sit in the executive lounge on the Friday night where food ran out early on in the evening much to the disdain of late arriving guests, and the poor staff were left to apologise for an inept kitchen not keeping up with demand.
I would recommend any platinum members to avoid this hotel for its Rooms were average and club lounge below par but great staff who tried above average to keep customers happy!
March 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TimothyF Needs improvement
The wifi was very weak in this hotel - not nearly what one would expect from a first-rate hotel in the capital city of a first-world country. The staff were distinctly unhelpful and seemed as if they were put out by requests, for example, to seat at breakfast, or to retrieve a bag from storage
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sara Good experience
It was a good experience in London the best thing about this hotel the location. Staff and Hotel over all are good and what expected.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fabs BEST HOTEL TO BE IN LONDON
Great hotel and best location to stay in london.
great customer service by staff from main door to room service.
this hotel is very clean and very family friendly too.
if you are looking for the best location to stay in london this is the place to be.
December 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LordH Excellent lounge service
As a platinum member, I really enjoyed using the lounge. I found the staff wonderfully nice and helpful. In particular, Domenico, who seemed to speak about 5 different languages, was a real gem who really made it a great experience for everyone when he was on duty.
In contrast to a few other reviewers, I thought the room was totally acceptable. No it's not brand spanking new, but it was clean and the bathroom seemed like it had been updated quite recently.
And I needn't talk about the benefits of the location (just look at the map).
November 16, 2014