Rated 2 out of 5 by snokat Old and sub-standard
I had the displeasure of staying at the Park Lane last night. In the past years I have stayed there several times and the rooms were always old and somewhat run down, but always acceptable. This time I was put into room 334 which was dump. The bathroom was dirty. The mirror in the bathroom was covered in brown spots and the bathtub was covered in grime and had rust or some other kind of dirt around the drain. The shower head did not hold up so you had to hold it in your hand the whole time while taking a shower and the faucet of the sink did not work either. It did not blend the water, so the water was scorching hot in the back and icecold in the front of the stream. Neither the sink nor the shower faucet could be turned off which resulted in loud dripping noises all night. No sweet sleeper bed, which I have come to love anywhere in sight and the inside of the room door was completely rugged too. I called the front desk to notify them of the issues and they did not care. No other room was available as the hotel was full. In the morning upon check out I informed the manager on duty who also did not really care, only offered a bland apology and no more. I showed her photos I had taken of the mirror and the bathtub and she said that management is considering renovation options and that maybe I would consider coming back in a few years when the hotel had been overhauled. I am very disappointed and will surely never stay at this property again. A decent hotel should not have any kind of room in this state.
On the positive, I did get a teakettle sent to my room upon check in and they had a bathrobe and the towels were of good quality.
10. April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mandji Good Staff of people
Graeat Staff, but hotel needs urgently restoration or good refurbishment.
Curtains, carpets, minibars, etc, are falling apart
4. April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by runner Poor service, outdated and not user friendly
General lack service. No recognition of SPG Lifetime Platinum. Rude when checking in.Excuse was big wedding.Not sure why that means you can be rude and flustered. Outdated rooms/baths. Taxi let out in front so had to take bags through restaurant & stairs. No bellman to help. Concierge was good with exception of one who had zero interest to help.
4. April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by GMasterGeneral Old school
It's a classic London hotel but some aspects seems 10 years behind the competition. The first is a common curse: only one mains power plug available in the whole room, and that was hidden behind a table.
The second is WiFi. In 2013, a business traveller expects this to be free. Paying $20 is no longer acceptable.
18. März 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Steve99 Not so platinum
Unfortunately I must say I was disappointed by the lack of recognition of my SPG status or the willingness of the staff to do the right thing. There was no chocolate, room upgrade, water, or attempt at refunding a pre-paid night although I let the hotel know at check in. No executive floor, included breakfast or aperitif included. Even at exit when I was asked if I was happy with my stay and I replied 'NO', and I was asked if they could have done something to improve and I said 'YES', nobody asked why I was not happy and what they could have done. A very disappointing Non-SPG-Platinum experience.
8. März 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by kaz1 poor
THe room was VERY basic, 2star standard, very noisy, machinery inches from window kept us awake, ballroom had disco until 1am, double glazed bathroom window had no glass (room 131) cold taps had trickle of water, toiletries cheap and nasty.
25. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jfg2003 Tatty and Lon overdue for a refurb
Location is spectacular at this property which could be one of Starwood's Crown Jewels in Europe but which is dusty and in tatters. A shadow of its former glory, someone could turn this into a premier destination.
22. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by rrrr Small Room, Clean but reeked of smoke
For the amount I paid I was surprised to find such a small room. Bed was comfortable and it was all clean but the someone in the room next to me must have smoked all night as I woke continuously as they had started up. I commented on the smell in the hallway to concierge when we walked to the room saying I hope its not a smoking room as it even smelt bad then.
Doors in the connecting hallway bang close and should have a catch on them so that it doesn't happen.
20. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by drinkmorewater1 what a dump
Hotel is old and needs a 100 million pound renovation.
Rooms are old and crappy, service is pretty rough. Some nice people but not too accommodating.
Shower had ZERO pressure.
15. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Const Our one night stay in Park Lane Hotel
Staff very friendly and helpful...can't fault them but I would say, generally, there's a sense of 'meanness' about the whole experience at this hotel.
The humblest bed and breakfast would offer a free bottle of water in your room and maybe a couple of biscuits for your tea? Your three teabags....
The kettle lead is so short you have to find a place where the lead will reach the socket...
The hotel is clean and quiet but it's the details that are important, the sense you are valued for that is missing.
Many people go there on a one night city break, often a special treat, and this hotel does not leave you feeling very treated....
And microwaved scrambled eggs!...and the cold breakfast....
4. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gordon23 Good and Bad
Our first room was on the top floor and when the wind started blowing the lanyard on the flag pole made such a noise that we had to move to a first floor room. In that room it was impossible to control the temparture so we slow cooked in bed even though it was freezing outside. The plug in the bath didn't work and a cold tap leaked. Listning to drip drip is not condusive to sleep.
The breakfast was first class but the restaurant was mixed. The staff could not have been more helpful.
The location for us was perfect
16. Januar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by DoctorKat Fantastic Concierge
Visit just for the fantastic concierge, Jolanta K - she went as far as lending me her watch for the day. Exceptional service.
14. Januar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 Good Location & thats about it
Hotel is in a great location, nice staff, bar/dinning room is nice however the floors with the rooms smell like an old hospital. Also looks like one. No Hair dryer. TV fuzzy,
6. Januar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by supermurt Needs improvement
We had a bed which sloped into the middle, ye rom was tired with a coat of needed at the least. The shower wouldn't stay at a constant temperature, it was either lukewarm or scalding hot, the fixtures and fittings in the bathroom were old and now very poor by modern standards. There were cracked tiles, exposed pipes and cables which should have been boxed in.
I expected so much more as the stay was for my partners 30th birthday anf left incredibly disappointed.
30. Dezember 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by BeenAround What a shame
The Park Lane has an exceptional location but clear underinvestment has left it with dingy rooms (no color/decorations/minimal paintings), obsolete bathrooms and some alleged doubles that would be considered small as singles.
With reasonable investment, the location would make this very attractive London destination. Now it wouldn't be on a recommended list except at a very attractive price.
18. Dezember 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by RMCESH A little worn
Great location. Hotel needs updating and better staff training. Hard to justify the price.
15. Dezember 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by chmeasasry dissapointed
I was very dissapointed in the room this hotel first gave us. There wasn't even enough room for us to have a meal brought up. We had to barely set on the bed to eat a late meal. The shower was a nightmare to get in and out of. Especially for my husband that has a medical problem. Next morning we requested a room with a walk in shower and was transfered to a much better room.
12. Dezember 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Charlietravel Great Location but a very tired and old rooms
This was an extremely disappointing stay for me and my family. Chose the hotel based on location which is the one redeeming feature of the place.
Having paid for a suite to treat my mum for the weekend - we found the room and furnishings very shabby ( and not in an antique/cool way)with holes in the sofas and stains on the desks and floor. The bathrooms admittedly original features could still do with improvments. The tea and coffee service in room a complete joke, the kettle lead doesnt even reach any sockets in the room so you end up paying high room service fees. Internet extorbitant at £16.95 for 24 hrs and virtually no wireless access in the room save the odd pocket of signal that waivers in and out of reception. Breakfast was very poor quality for the money, lukewarm, inattentive staff and uninspiring range. Maid service was poor, beds were made but rooms not actually tidied up and glasses etc not replaced with clean ones. Queues at reception to check in and out at least 5-10 mins for premim card holders....
Staff were very friendly and tried to help especially the doormen but getting anything resolved esepcially regarding internet is not going to happen - and blaming your 'internet service provider' is not an excuse in a 5* hotel when you charge the rates you do! I did complain at check out and the only response i got was ' we gave you a good view' !All in all a weekend that was supposed to be a treat ended up being a shabby joke, I won't be staying again!
3. Dezember 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by WSMS the more i stay, the less i like it...
I've stayed at this Hotel a few times and every time I noticed the quality and attitude of the staff deteriorating.
My most recent stay, the room wasn't available, which is understandable considering I arrive early in the morning. What is not acceptable us :
1) Room not available because cleaning staff doesn't start until 11. (Hard to believe but that's what the staff at the front desk said)
2) Can only give me hour of Internet while I wait 5+ hours.... Again, quoting staff
3) can't commit to call me on my cell when the room is ready... Again, staff.
I just simply think this is unacceptable and borderline rude.
You have 1 last chance to make it right Park Lane... Be there in early January and hopefully not my last stay.
21. November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Expatriot Disappointing
Some issues with this hotel on two recent visits. Generally disappointing, which is surprising after 30-plus years of staying at Sheraton hotels around the world with never a problem.
Location is great, as many reviewers note. We stayed twice in October/early November. The room on the first visit was tiny, and the "classic" designation appears to actually mean that little upgrading has been done in years. The bathroom was ancient and the furniture in the room old and tired. We upgraded for the second visit - at considerable cost - to an "executive" room, which was more spacious and had an updated bathroom. On both visits the front desk staff seemed generally disinterest in my feedback. One example - on our second check-in I was offered daily delivery of a newspaper (I am a former newspaper executive, so this was much appreciated), but unfortunately the paper never arrived once during the week - despite repeated reminders to the front deck. At the second reminder it was suggested that I go ask the concierge, as "there might be a paper left somewhere." I also agree that for those of us who need e-mail, even on private trips, the charge here was exorbitant. All in all, not up to Sheraton standards.
13. November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shaun Great position but that's it.
What an excellent position this Hotel occupies but what a let down in standard of accommodation. I was shocked to find this standard of Hotel as part of a once great name ie Sheraton. Old and daggy is the est description I can muster for what should be a showpiece for the SPG group. Very clean though and great staff but my god in 2012 and for 300 GBP per night... Get your act together and renovate this classic property and make it special again.
9. November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by mrkvrd Refurbish now..!
The classic hotel could and should have a decor and feel that matches its architecture. That is not the at all the case. The hotel is worn down and tired to such a degree that you feel the broken floor under the carpet for every step you take. The smell of old moist in my upgraded suite was almost unbearable.
5. November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lims Need a lot of improvement!!!
The air conditioner is very noisy which affect my ability to sleep. Despite my numerous requests and my Platinum membership, the hotel refused to change or upgrade me to another room that has no such problem. My two nights stay become a nightmare for me and I checked out totally exhausted!!!
30. Oktober 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gpsarros Great location, but hotel is a dump
The location is awesome. The hotel not so much. Definitely needs a major overhaul.
21. Oktober 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 Disappointing
The room was old, with precarious heating system. Shower was always either too hot or too cold. No recognition of SPG Gold status to get a better room. But the worst was that I was charged GBP 7.50 for making a short call to the SPG Customer Service. Hard to believe I had to pay more than USD 10 just to briefly speak to SPG given the fact I was calling from Sheraton! When I complained the front desk told me there was nothing they could do. I will not stay in this hotel again.
15. Oktober 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Emiliot .Needs improvement
When I am in London I am staying to another Starwood hotel, and with my disappoint this hotel does not match the Starwood Standard. Considering that I stayed at this hotel for a full week I was expecting a room where a person can work or relax. My room was exceptionally small, seating at the desk required to move the nightstand. The air intake for the A/C is located inside the closet, this mean for works properly the door needs to be open, however this is inconvenient as the automatic light will be on. The door to the bathroom cannot be open in full as it stuck with the bed. I reported the A/C controller was not working to the front desk, but it was not fixed, maybe if the supervisor will read this can be fix, room 716. One of the elevator was out of service from the second day of my arrival and it was still out of service when I left. The front desk did not recognized my status has normally happen at the other Starwood hotel, no newspaper etc.
12. Oktober 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by disgruntledvisitor below expectation
Agressive reception staff.
In 30 years of travelling for business I've never had a room that had a bath tap attachement instead of an actual shower.
Breakfast was cold and poorly cooked.
9. Oktober 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chrispie Good front of house, poor standard rooms
Although this was a five star hotel, and the facilities and front of house is excellent. The quality and standard of the room and bathroom was poor, I have stayed in local bed and breakfast with much better standards of room
7. Oktober 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rennie Room needs an overhaul
The room I stayed in was very tired and needed a refurbishment and overhaul. The bathroom looked like it was something straight out of the 50's. The free standing airconditioning unit also cheapened the experience.
7. Oktober 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by BC12 A disappointment
I stayed at this hotel a number of years ago and was very pleased. it is clear, however, that they have not maintained the hotel at all over the years. From the dingy lobby to the dirty hallway carpet, it did not bode well for our stay. The guest room was a complete letdown; dirty walls, cracked tiles, sink and tub; filthy grout and windows. The furniture in the room was completely mismatched and in very worn condition. A true disappointment for abrand
2. Oktober 2012