Rated 1 out of 5 by ABAR charged for rooms when booking was cancelled
ive made a booking on 5 may for a stay on 13 may. the cancellation policy on this booking was that; i can cancel a day before the stay, which was 12 may. on 11 may, i cancel due to circumstances. all booking references was recorded into the system, and yet this hotel has charged me! it s been more than 2 months, despite giving all the information and evidence by calling, in person(met the front desk officer) and by many emails, speaking to tristan the GM, they have not reversed the bill. Very very bad customer service. i ve stayed at many SPG hotels, this is def the worst!
July 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Skibandit Needs improvement for a Luxury Collection property
Took us 4 emails in order for someone from the concierge team to respond to our dining requests. Even after all reservations were made, found out during our stay that there were multiple bookings made in error.
No doorman to help open door. Strange for a Luxury Collection property.
This January stay was our 2nd stay but there was no acknowledgement from front desk nor management welcoming us back.
Breakfast buffet quality should be upgraded, though staff there were very nice.
January 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JohnN Beautiful hotel, ugly attitude from staff
Stayed here for one night on a free night award the night before flying home from Heathrow. Front desk staff was rude and had a bad attitude (continued chatting to colleague even though she had seen me standing there). She also failed to call me when the room was ready, despite having promised to do so, and no apologies for forgetting. Not sure if the bad service was due to staying on Starpoints, or if we were deemed unworthy of VIP service (loads of Rolls Royces/Maseratis/Ferraris in valet parking), but did not appreciate the attitude one bit. Loved the decor and the room itself was really nice, but there are many luxury hotels in London with better service. Great location, nice hotel, but bad service.
June 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by pguign This hotel brings down the reputation of the Luxury Collection down
When I checked in at this property as a Platinum Ambassador Platinum Guest, there was no upgrade available. There was no recognition at all available, no welcome letter from the GM nor any other welcome gesture which is a strong feature of the SPG group. No umbrella available throughout the stay which is unacceptable for a Luxury Collection hotel. After complaining to a member of the management, I got a rather rude note in my room as I was called by my family name as if I was a 12 year old Public School student. Do give this hotel the wide berth. The staff is only interested in the Middle Eastern clientele who lavishes them with fat tips. If you do not flash the pink notes, you will be ignored. I will not return to this hotel and will complain to SPG senior management. Totally unacceptable.
July 8, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by JLAST Good location and views but staff not up to par
Stay: 5 nights in early January
Pros: Non-reception and non-dining staff were courteous and wonderful; location is within minutes from the Underground, Harrods, museums and other attractions; room had a great view, including of the sunset; decent breakfast but limited variety across days
Cons: Had to ask my key be re-set 4+ times despite not putting it anywhere near my phone or other cards; staff (other than those mentioned above) were sometimes not up to par (e.g. another customer directly cut me in line and the staff at reception clearly noticed but decided to serve him anyway); housekeeping comes at odd hours to clean (e.g. 8PM - it wasn't turndown service); gym is sometimes overloaded with a chemical scent that makes it hard to work out knowing you're breathing it in (a staff was spraying cleaning solution everywhere one time when I was in there; I had to leave as I couldn't stand the concentration of the smell)
Personally, I wouldn't come back, but if you don't mind the cons above, it's not otherwise bad.
January 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by smathena Very nice hotel, disappointed with room
I first must say that this is a great hotel in a wonderful location. If you choose to stay here you won't be disappointed, unless you are. My disappointment was due to the fact that I booked a non-smoking room but when I arrived, despite my SPG gold status, I was told that the only room that was available was a smoking room on a smoking floor. While the room was nice, the room as well as the bed smelled of smoke. Other than this, I was very pleased with the hotel, the food, and the staff. I would suggest in the future that the appropriate rooms are held or that guests are offered to be walked to another hotel that has the availability to accommodate the room request.
May 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dusty51 Fantastic hotel and location.
My friend and I stayed at the Park Tower Hotel the first weekend in December. I cannot rate this hotel highly enough. The rooms are very spacious. great choice of food and drink, and the staff are friendly very welcoming. A very short walk to Harrods, and about 15 minute walk through Hyde Park to Oxford Street, what more could you ask for. would also like to mention that Murray the Receptions Manager was very helpful and friendly. Thanks for helping us to have a fantastic weekend.
December 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bizness Staffing shortage
I've stayed at this hotel more than 10 times now and I have to say that if it weren't for the location it would merit no more than 2 or 3 SPG stars. I've had to wait online to check in and out no matter what time of day I arrive and or which season. It is consistently understaffed at the front desk. I understand the renovations right now are not ideal, but this feels far far from a "luxury" hotel.
Second, you really need to rethink the fitness center - make it into a real gym with recent machines and better ventilation. Right now it is just a room with a bunch of second hand machines.
April 26, 2013