Rated 2 out of 5 by Shaq This Hotel does not deserve to be a 5 star hotel!
I had the worst check in experience. Then i was ask to move into a room that was filled with fumes of newly painted walls. The worst was yet to come..I set the tap to desired temperature before shifting water to the shower...to my surprise i was greeted with extreemly burning hot water, i immidiatly pulled out and requested for room to be changed. The next room was not so bad except the fact that it had plumbing issues as well and was a non smoking room while i had specifically requested and reserved a smoking room. My room was changed again, this time to the farthest corner of the floor and guess what it had the same water temperature issues! the bathroom was all white except the WC cover which was stained black and just does not belong in a 5 star hotel! Next morning I experienced yet another freezing shower! I complained to the front desk and was informed that hotel had turned off the heating system and water would be normal later on! I am wondering why the hotel guest were not informed???? Since my room was paid for and non refundable, i just gave up for rest of my stay...so in short everyday i was forced to take either a freezing shower or extreemly burning hot shower! The housekeeping does not show up unless and until you ask for it which is not a standard for a 5 star hotel. Any request from housekeeping or other department would take atleast 30 minutes! I travel extensively and this is the first time in my life i have seen squeeky floors and nasty bathroom in a 5 star hotel! Each of the 8 floors were squeeky and begging for renovation! Moving to checkout experience, i was greeted by manager who seemed concerned enough to make sure i leave satisfied but at the ame time reluctant to admit anything as wrong during my stay. I paid the dues in full and left for the airport. To my surprize they charged my credit card again for an ammount of 30 GBP for what i do not know!!!!!! The only positive i can write about this hotel was concierge who did manage to get me reervations at all the exclusive places! Thanks Nigel ! I would seriously request sheraton to look into either withdrawing thier name or to proceed with extensive renovation at this hotel. This hotel needs complete overhaul from staff to rooms to bathroom to attitude! I would never ever stay at this or another sheraton again!
19 de Fevereiro de 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by David54 Great location, but ....
Hotel booked through agent's "secret hotels" on basis of location (which is great). Standard/quality of room and bathroom accommodation was however significantly below five star billing (even allowing for "secret hotel" discount) and was poor value for money. Music from New Year's eve function pounded throughout hotel well beyond acceptable timeframe.
7 de Janeiro de 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by London2011 Disappointing
Technical standard not up to date:
1. In 2011 one would expect free internet access in a hotel at this level, specifically in an executive room. The access one could buy was rather expensive.
2. More electrical outlets are required these days in order to be able to charge mobile phones, PCs and Ipads etc. in parallel.
3. No coffee or tea options in the room
4. The bathroom was large, but cold and smelled of cigarette smoke most of the time.
1, The location is very convenient
2. The Palm Court is very nice
3. The room was spacious
4. The breakfast was medium, crowded and noisy. Not worth the money.
5. Food in the Palm Court was very good
6. The bed was also very good (as always at the Sheraton hotels)
7. Reception areas and corridors would benefit from a general upgrade, specifically the carpets.
14 de Dezembro de 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by ski96 Will not stay here again!
I can deal with a property that needs work but I cannot accept poor service with a bad property.
Property is very dated and needs updating:
Elevator was broken every other day
Water temperature fluctuated all the time
Room furniture was extremely worn
Felt very dirty in my room
Service: My reservation check out date was incorrect and instead of helping me at the front desk they told me I could use the internet in my room to fix it online
12 de Dezembro de 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by rfj1001 Faded Glory?
I have to confess that I didn't take up the option at arrival of paying an extra £40 for an upgrade so I ended up in a non-refurbished room. It was /very/ tired looking but I won't dwell on that because I knew it wouldn't be refurbished. But for anyone else booking one of these rooms, just be aware that you're very much stepping back in faded time if my experience is anything to go by.
What did disappoint me was I asked for a cool quiet room. It was certainly quiet until I switched the aircon on to try as best I could to get the high temperature down. It wasn't until morning that I was advised by the receptionist that the room aircon didn't work in the older rooms - temperature was now all centrally controlled :(
So cool/quiet doesn't seem to be a combination available in the older rooms.
Breakfast was good and restaurant staff were very attentive.
I'd still recommend it but purely on the basis that the price I paid was less than some 3 star hotels in this part of town
1 de Dezembro de 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by LondonNov11 Disappointed
Although the front desk staff said it was an executive room with a renovated bath, it looked nothing like the advertised photos. Ibrought this up with the desk staff and was asked what I expected the room to be, like your photos perhaps? Took a few photos of the leaning floor lamp and soot covered bathroom windows, also the pealing varnish on the tub surround. The concierge staff was great in finding places to go and directions so we were out and about most of the day. It's time to renovate and make this hotel great again. The location is excellent just need to make the rooms match.
29 de Novembro de 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChicagotoParis2014 Stay somewhere else
This is a very old hotel, in need of repairs. In addition, the staff is not attentive and the hotel is poorly run.
The rooms have not been updated since 1990 - and they are not vintage / classic - they are in disrepair. The staff is slow to respond and has no platinum recognition.
The hotel would be tolerable for $100 but not for any more. Certainly not for the current point level, either. It is surprising that it is considered a Starwood property.
20 de Fevereiro de 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by pbiage Old and dusty
I was planning a romantic 2 days in London, I was extremely disappointed by the hotel standard. Way below any Starwood I have stayed before and I cannot believe it is considered category 5. The hotel is ageing badly, not in a charming way. The rooms are very old, with an horrible carpet. Very Smelly. Old furniture, old bathroom. The room smelled of smoke despite being a no smoking room. Some cheap motels have better furniture and atmosphere then this hotel. Very disappointed.
19 de Fevereiro de 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CM77 This hotel has lost its way...
I have stayed at this hotel many times in the past 15 years, but have not been to London for the last 2 years. I came back, and had the worst Starwood experience ever. (For the record, I have more than 1 year of nights in starwood hotels, and am a lifetime gold member).
I booked 3 rooms, and got tiny rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor for a Platinum (and Gold) Guests. The Internet was virtually unusable, and help line informed us that they could not help until the next day.
The rooms are now very dated, dirty and worn, and in major need to refurbishment.
Checked out early and will never be back.
This hotel is not up to standard for a modern business traveller, and would recommend that you look somewhere else if you require a functional room that you can work in.
13 de Fevereiro de 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by JOwi A 4star hotel at best
This hotel is definitely outdated, it needs a lot of TLC. Although the location is very good, there is plenty to let it down.
The staff is generally unfriendly and rude, it feels like there is not a nice atmosphere around. So much for Platinum, and loyalty... got a standard room and was told that there was no upgrade available. Fair enough... but when I called SPG they told me that there was plenty availability.
The last upgrade to this facility was probably done in ... 1976?!
Will I come back? I don't know... might want to give it a second chance, at least in respect to service, who knows, maybe I will feel welcome as a platinum member next time.
22 de Janeiro de 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NewYork1547 Worst SPG experience I've ever had
The first night of my stay, the hotel had a party in its ballroom - it was so loud that my bed was 'thudding,' and even with earplugs I could not sleep until it was over. It was by far the worst experience I have ever had in any SPG hotel. Perhaps if it had been a different weekend, I would have had a better experience; as it was, this stay was entirely dissatisfying and well below SPG standards. I was placed on floor 1 of the hotel despite being Platinum status and was told the hotel was full so there were no options to move.
As further note of the hotel's neglect, the towels were fraying and the toilet had not been properly cleaned.
20 de Janeiro de 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by dbm53 Not up to Starwood Quality
While the location is great, the Hotel did not live up to expectations as a Starwood property. As a platinum member I was quite disappointed. Unfortunately, from the beginning, we felt treated like unwanted house guests when using award points. The staff's common phrase was "not possible" to just about everything. Even when we made some simple requests. Also, for the first 4 days or so the hotel would not give us key cards that lasted more than 24 hours. So every night we had to go to the front desk and show ID to get new cards processed. Not a big deal but an inconvenience after a long day/night. We sought to use our suite upgrades but were denied the request even though we got the sense from the staff that suites were available for some or most of the nights but that they did not want us to move rooms during the stay and wanted to hold on to the suites. The beds are not up to Sheraton standards. All in all neither the hotel nor staff lived up to the Starwood brand.
14 de Janeiro de 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by RoadWarrior247 One of the worse places - avoid!
Possibly one of the worse experiences I have ever had at any property (250+ nights at SPG): 1. Very poor service - nightshift staff went out of their way to make my stay UNPLEASANT. They were rude and unhelpful even though I really needed their help at 2AM. If I could give negative stars, I would. Although management tried to apologize the next day, I felt it was insincere. If you like good service and to be treated with respect, I would avoid this hotel at all cost. 2. Rooms are from the 1960's I think... Dirty carpets, broken air conditioner/heater, small TV, limited channels, and internet that worked intermediately. Bathroom was not too bad, and to be fair only reason why it gets 2 stars. 3. Location - a bit deceiving. It's on Piccadilly, however it is an unpleasant 15-20 min walk in the cold during winter from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Overall very unpleasant stay and would avoid this establishment like the plague in the future.
13 de Janeiro de 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by TBSheraton Not to the standards expected
This is a tired hotel much in need of renovation. As a platinum member I'm used to being treated as a valued guest and given access to the best the hotel has to offer. Unfortunately it didn't seem to matter who I was. From the old carpets in the hallway, to the damaged room doors, to the poorly lit room which faced the wall of another building and gave no view whatsoever to the toilet paper shoved in the window frame to stop the wind and rain blowing through, this hotel was a disappointment from start to finish. Breakfast, for which we were charged £70 (I understand that I chose a non-inclusive rate but then the hotel doesn't have a club lounge which I expected to use) consisted of 4 hot menu items and an automated machine to make pancakes. The umbrella, if you wanted to use one was £15 and there was no iron in either of the two dark rooms we reserved. The bathrooms were small. cold, dark and originally constructed in the 80's (or that's how old they felt), there were cracks in the paint and wallpaper, the bed was to twin units pushed together and very uncomfortable. The TV reception quality was grainy and the light fitting in the ceiling rattled when people above walked around. All in all a very disappointing visit and I won't be going back to this venue again when there are such wonderful hotels in the area. My loyalty to the Sheraton brand on this occasion has not been rewarded in spite of the usually very high standards I've experienced at other Sheraton hotels.
23 de Dezembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Atagama Unacceptable
I have been overcharged and a number of times tried to forward a complaint to the hotel. However, I e-mail do not get through.
Extremely poor service from front desk staff.
18 de Dezembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ParkLaneLondonNeverAgain HARD TO BELIEVE
It was my first stay with a Starwood Hotel in London and hard to believe. Beside that the property including the rooms are old, the service lacks even more.
Very disappointing and depressing for GBP 299.00!
5 de Dezembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TariqM The most dissapointing Sheraton I've stayed in
The hotel has some beautiful classic Edwardian features which I fully understand and appreciate the need to preserve. However the hotel was tired, run down and in desperate need of a tasteful renovation, I've stayed in many old hotels that have been beautifully and tastefully restored but this one was just decrepit
4 de Dezembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tahir Worst SPG Hotel I have stayed in
Appalling hotel. Dingy rooms - air conditioning that doesn't work - only appears to go on full heat blast and no sign advising of this. Horrible low energy light bulbs in the chandeliers in the dining room - lousy lighting quality makes breakfast a pretty miserable experience. Unfriendly and inattentive staff in dining room.
Very disappointed by this stay - many other hotels nearby that offer better quality and service. This one is 10+ years past it's overhaul date.
2 de Dezembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by 2183698370928310 This hotel has 30-40 year old furniture and bathroom facilities
Carpet, furniture, bathroom facilities are from the 70ties, windows do not isolate - you can hear the air conditions and party noise from surrounding buildings all night, air is totally sticky but window opening is not an option due to above mentioned noice. Rooms are tiny, also walls to neighboring rooms are not isolated, so you can enjoy the cough of your neighbors with them.
2 de Dezembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Twiga I couldn't wait to check out.
Despite SPG Lifetime Gold Status given a tiny room down an isolated corridor with low ceiling ,poor HVAC and a continuos groaning noise. Could not sleep. Request for a change met with hostility and insolence. New room abutting elevator overlooking air shaft full of garbage.
Furniture dated, rugs filthy, minimal poor toiletries and bathrobe rigid with age.
Never once greeted by a staff member who were busy on their smart phones. Worst Starwood stay ever. Hotel is seriously deficient in all categories except location. I've never felt so unrecognized for my loyalty to Starwood.
1 de Dezembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by muirview park lane stay room 341
as a platinum member with 28 stays this year at starwood properties I would rate this hotel at the bottom of my list. I was upgraded to an executive room. The room though large was sparsely decorated lacked amenities ie drinking glasses etc furnishing were basic ikea type no temperature control other than opening window. I feel this hotel does not live up to the standards I expect from sheraton
29 de Novembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mini68 Disappointing stay, not reflecting 5 stars
The overall appearance of my room was worn out. No complimentary water or coffee/tea station in room as even offered in 3 star hotels. The towel heater stayed cold and did not work at all. There was no heating (not even via the worn out air conditioning control) in the room, so it was unacceptable cold as the room was on the top 8th floor. In the bar we had to call the waitresses three times before we could order tea and biscuits.
Definitely not worth a 5 star and not again.
18 de Novembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by zin1009 Horrible experience
The Park Line is no longer a good place for business trips. Too noisy when events are organized downstairs as this old venue is absolutely not soundproof and that happened twice during the week I spent there.
While being a regular and what I thought was a good customer of the Sheraton Park Lane, I am not happy with the new positioning of the hotel, and will avoid going there after this terrible experience.
3 de Novembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wangs All Around Bad Hotel
I read the bad reviews on this hotel before I stayed here but gave the benefit of the doubt. However, I am sorry to say that they are all correct. The hotel is poorly managed, awkwardly laid out, old and dated and doesn't even feel like a Starwood Property. Had to wait 3.5 hours for our room which ended up being an 1.5 past 3pm check in. Were not able to sit in the lobby because there is none. Only a restaurant that is fully booked at tea time. Had to wait at least 30-40mins for ice to be delivered to the room and never received the complimentary water for being a SPG member. Gold status was never recognized and I also felt like because I used points for my stay I was frowned upon. Also, as another reviewer mentioned if you go to the gym you have to walk through the restaurant to get there. The only good thing about this hotel was that it's in London.
1 de Novembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by MonikaChicago Extremely bad service
was really looking forward to my stay in the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel in London this past weekend - especially as this was my first one as a gold member. Unfortunately it was a huge disappointment, got one of the worst rooms (#126: first floor close to the elevator and stairs, very dark, no view) – decided to let it slide until hearing a constant humming noise that really drove me crazy.
Will spare you the details and sum things up: had to talk to reception 4 times to find out what was going on – the major issue was not the noise itself, but how I was treated. No one seemed to care and even stating very clearly that I am not happy with this situation and the humming sound stressed me out (could hear it even with ear plugs). Asked specifically to be kept in the loop – which nobody did, had to call again and again to ask about the current status and if anything can be done.
It was also very apparent that the receptionist was taking more and more time to pick up the phone which was really annoying and made me feel bad. Did not make this up to get another room or an update, the noise was seriously stressing me out. Had to call the duty manager (reception did not put me through, was just told to call the operator) – at least Susan was aware of the situation but also made no real effort to change anything, she did send up a technician who confirmed it was coming from downstairs and he recommended to talk to the duty manager again – called, but she decided to not pick up the phone or follow up in any other way.
All in all it was a huge disappointment to be treated this way, no one kept me in the loop or bothered to help me and this was the real issue. Things like this happen, it´s unfortunate but the most important thing is then how the hotel staff is dealing with it and the service provided was absolutely unacceptable.
I´ll stay loyal to the SPG program as it’s the best within the travel industry, just never ever stay again in the Park Lane Hotel in London or recommend it to anyone (there are some negative comments on foursquare and Tripadvisor already).
To end on a positive note, the team behind the @starwoodbuzz twitter account was doing an amazing job and answered very quickly after my complaining tweets, reached out and asked for details.
28 de Outubro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by shakeman poor service and ill-equipped facilities
really disappointed with the poor service and lack of facilities. staff not helpful at all. old hotel lacking the character for a building this age.
the charges for internet and breakfast were ridiculously high. not particularly close to the main streets and attractions.
20 de Outubro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by MarioSFO Avoid if you can
A few years ago, this property was amongst the best SPG hotels I have the pleasure of staying. I spent over 100 nights per year at SPG. Their member recognition during check in was impeccable, their rooms nice, their staff, from reception to the house keeping crew along with room service and the restaurants were as good and dedicated to excellence as the best properties in Asia, and then 3 or 4 years ago it all went down hill. My best guess?! Management changed and people stop doing their best to simply focus on doing nothing. Probably an emulation of management. I traded SPG to another chain where I also enjoy the highest membership level while in London and waited patiently for this property to return to a normal and expected SPG service. I booked this hotel again hoping that after these short years they would have changed the management and things would go back to the way I remembered. Unfortunately, it didn't, and in fact, it got worst. 1 - If you are a gold or platinum member, do not expect any recognition what so ever at reception. I do not believe anyone care. Even if you have your ambassador call ahead of time. 2 - If you need anything delivered to your room, make sure you call 24 hours in advance, perhaps if you are lucky, someone will remember you called 3 - If you expect a smile, a warm welcome either at the breakfast room or at the bar, that would be wishful thinking. Help yourself, they wont mind. I could go one, but I thing whomever reads this gets the picture. Interesting enough the only personnel that showed interest, dedication, professionalism and courtesy was the garage which turns out does not belong to the hotel but works with them. Hope this helps some people make the right choice while in London.
20 de Outubro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LLIRE Not a good stay
I stayed with you on Monday night and the guests in the room beside me had a crying baby who cried solid from 9pm until 1pm and then intermittedly through the nigth and then again in the morning. I spoke t your guest services and initially they told me to wait to see if the crying would stop. When it didn't I called back to see if they could move me and they said the hotel was full and there was no way to move me which was pretty disappointing given that I could not sleep. Also I have stayed with your hotel twcie before and the first time, when i arrived you had no room for me despite the fact that I had a confirmed booking and at midnight moved me to a different hotel which was a 15/20 minute drive away with little apology and little other option. I wanted to flag both these issues as I always stay SPG but your hotel has fell very short of my expectations and I would not like to experience either of those experiences again. Thanks Olivia
2 de Outubro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by John1071 Outdated and musty- look elsewhere
I've stayed at the Park Lane Hotel several times- but this will be my last. The hotel is very dated- not in a charming British way, but in a musty, creaky, I think I'll keep my shoes on the whole time way. To say that this hotel is high mileage would be an understatement. The location is great and if you can get an upgraded room it's not horrible. But, I've been stuck in the musty hot closet sized rooms too many times now, and will definitely be looking elsewhere when I return to London. I mostly stayed here for the SPG points, but it's just not worth it anymore.
23 de Setembro de 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dalmike Awful
There was no water bottle in the room even though I had gold standard. The Internet was AWFUL. The price was rdiculous and the staff was rude.
14 de Setembro de 2013