Rated 1 out of 5 by BellaM Big disappointment
Having twice stayed at the W Maldives we didn't hesitate to book the W Leicester Square for a preciously rare night in London. A room reeking of cigarette smoke met our arrival and was followed by a long wait for our luggage to arrive. I felt we were an inconvenience to the staff rather than a guest at an expensive hotel. Breakfast was lukewarm, the coffee dreadful. We were happy to leave. I emailed customer service with my feedback, but have had no reply. Our planned trip to the W Koh Samui is now unlikely. Such a shame.
December 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by shiin worst starwood experience ever
we stayed at the hotel for 6 nights and two nights there were false alarm in the middle of the night which was absolutely horrible!!! I travel 50% of my time around the world and never had this kind of experience before!! The room design was modern but not necessarily comfortable: shower room and toilet were separate small rooms but the lights inside turns off automatically after a little while. The door of the shower room is so heavy and cannot stay open. Wash basin is outside - all this reminds me of a motel room, not a W hotel. I just stayed at the W hotel last week in Taiwan and the experience was night and day. Will not stay here anymore. The staff at the reception was not that friendly either.
December 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by London098765 Service needs refinement
This was my first stay at the W Leicester Square and overall, I was quite disappointed. I like the concept but I found that the service delivery was not well executed. I had to call 3 times for a replacement iron. Between 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, I received 2 phonecalls and 3 knocks on the door to ask when I would be checking out even though I was confirmed for a 13:00 checkout.
One very positive standout was the doorman (Stefan). Very welcoming and helpful on arrival and assisted with my check-in all the way through.
November 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SAM22 W Lounge
Tried to go for a cocktail in the W Lounge with 3 friends on Friday night - the girl with the clipboard on door was the rudest and most aggressive person we've ever come across, 3 of us work as event managers in the music and film industry and are always looking for new venues to host launches - we wouldn't ever look at the W again for employing staff that speak to people like that. There are ways of letting people know that they need to be on a guest list without being so rude and dismissive - no matter who you are. Sort your staff out and train them to deal with people in a professional and courteous way so you don't lose any more potential business.
December 16, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Socrates Pretentious, even for a W
I will disclaim that I am not the biggest fan of the W chain in general, but this W reminded me of Biff's casino in Back to the Future II.
The lobby resembles a tinfoil fitness centre helpdesk, while the corridors leading to the rooms are so dark that guests may be well advised to carry a torch to be able to see the inelegant plastic doors leading to their rooms.
The rooms themselves have a futuristic twist reminiscent of Wong Kar Wai's 2046 train ride and the bathroom is conveniently located in the middle of the room for maximum privacy.
The staff seemed quite pleased with themselves, perhaps too much to welcome the guests with due courtesy.
I only stayed for one night and I was very glad to get out of the casino frequented a flashy, hungover mob.
December 15, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by notreality Dirty room...loud
my room was not ready even though I requested early check-in. 5 hours later.. room was ready.. and still dirty...
overall LOUD hotel, not for business travelers.. no desk in room to work, lights were complicated to even turn off and on
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by toddml An Amazing W Property!
Stayed 4 nights here last week and from start to finish the staff were superb across all sections!
We stay here every few weeks and love the facilities at the property,
Spice Market is always excellent with great service and an amazing selection of different options and flavours.
W Lounge / Wyld is our favorite place to enjoy an evening / night. On this occasion Wyld was closed for private functions but the hotel had let us know in advance and arranged a great night in the lounge. So many hotels would try and ignore the issue but they understood and responded above and beyond.
Later in the stay when my partner wasn't feeling to well the staff did all they could, rearranged things for us and went out of their way to help!
Even with Wyld being closed for some of our stay, not feeling well for parts of it and arriving jet lagged from NYC we were once again amazed just how good this property was, great Platinum recognition with an upgrade as well it must be said!
The staff make the property and not just in one department but them all! After a terrible stay at W NYC it was a relief and pure enjoyment to get back to this property where there is so much pride taken in ensuring guests have the best time! There are a lot of things other properties could learn from this one!
December 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Simon76 Awful Service Lovely Looking
My stay went from bad to worse:
Tried to check in at 2:30pm and was told systems were down and asked to sit on a nearby sofa. After 20 mins of being ignored I complained to be told well it is not 3pm so you cannot check in yet anyway
Got to room which looked nice. AV equipement broken in room so complained - was told yes it is broken and no nothing can be done.
Spice market was lovely and the bar great
At 2am a loud party was being had in the room next door to ours 629, we complained. 3:30am still a very loud party going on which had moved to the corridor. A timid response from a security guard was given. 4:30 am the party continued by this point we had complained 3 times and nothing had been done. Eventually at 5am the duty manager arrived and shut the party down.
Wardrobe door was loose and fell off hinges preventing access to bathroom - engineer could not fix so we had it balanced up against a wall.
Just to top it all when checking out - the welcome desk manager said how was your stay! We told her and the response was well it is not our fault that people get drunk, doors fall off wardrobes, check in processes fail and AV equipment in rooms don't work. I assume she meant it was ours?
I stayed for 1 night spent £700 and was offered nothing in compensation for my troubles.
Final point when booking I was asked if it was a special occasion - I said yes our anniversary. Did anyone say happy anniversary or treat us differently.... NO!
Awful truly awful
January 22, 2012