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Old Friend Hotel London


129 ROMAN ROAD , LONDON, Greater London, United Kingdom

Reasonable, 2.0 5
Based on 85 Guest reviews

Old Friend Hotel is a small, intimate property where you'll enjoy personalized attention.

If you're looking for an affordable rate, 2-star rooms are available here. Brick Lane is just one of the famous landmarks here.

There are extra common areas in Old Friend Hotel; for example, a smoking area. Many find the offering of a luggage storage here especially attractive. There are 15 rooms to choose from.

Old Friend Hotel is a smoke-free accommodation. Conveniences at this property include a wake-up service, and also . Bathrooms (in rooms that have them) come with a toilet. A microwave, a refrigerator and a toaster are some of the in-room kitchen supplies.

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Reasonable, 2
85 Guest reviews
  • Location 3
  • Value 2
  • Rooms 1.5
  • Service 2
  • Cleanliness 2
  • Sleep quality 2
GACHET c London October 2012 traveller
two nights booked for one single person. Ridiculous room (5/6 squared meters) located in front of road with a non closing window...linen and towels not changed the second night....breakfast with instant coffee and really cheap pastrees, and we must help ourselvesThis hotel must be absolutely avoided (231 £ for two nights.....)
Lara L Split Group of friends September 2012 traveller
 "My opinion on Old Friend B&B in London"
Hosts are not really communicative themselves, but they are very polite when you need any kind of help (for instance, they give you power adapter, hair dryer, etc.. if you ask). "Hotel" has a kitchen in which you make your own breakfast, you can eat as much food as you like, and breakfast is actually the best thing about this accommodation. You can choose between toasts, marmalade, butter, eggs (you boil them or fry them on the pan), butter croissants, orange juice, apple juice, milk, cereals, some delicious Nutella copy, coffee, tea, and cookies. I give them A+ for breakfast :) However, I got a mini heart-attack when I realized sheets were half dirty, I really don't think they had washed them since previous visitors were there :/ I had read something about that earlier on this website, so I equipped myself with my own pillow cloth and towel. I suggest everyone to do that as well. Carpets weren't cleaned at all, but that was really nothing comparing to the sheets! Shared bathroom was really clean, I have nothing to say against it. There's a bus station immediately in front of the hotel, and tube station is about 10 minutes of normal walk from the hotel. Location is, therefore, acceptable. To sum up, I hated the room, everything else was fine.
Soren B London June 2012 traveller
 "Avoid The Old Friend"
This is not a real hotel. Everything is awfull and falling apart. It is dirty everywhere, broken and crumpling. It's way too expensive. And then they add 5 pct. if you pay with a normal credit card. The socalled included breakfast is an insult.
Noe G London Spouse/partner May 2012 traveller
 "you get what you pay for"
Could be cleaned a bit more especially around the bed side cabinets from used tissues and perhaps a small table where one can put stuff on instead on the floor and couple more hanging hooks.
Adam Storey United Kingdom Spouse/partner December 2011 traveller
Anonymous Germany Individual traveler December 2011 traveller
 "The staff was very nice and helpful"
Pros: The staff was very nice and helpful. they have a covered outdoor area to sit outside. it was located in an ethnically diverse area so it was interesting. the price is low so it is affordable but is an old building and needs renovation.
Cons: Due to the bed and breakfast style hotel, the heat/temperature in the rooms cannot be adjusted by the guest. also, if you plan to get to/from the airport or an event on sunday, be advised that the underground trains do not run a 24 hour service and have limited hours of operation on sunday. i had a very difficult time getting to the airport and missed my flight because the hotel staff was uninformed of the public transportation schedule. airport shuttles do not service that area, they only service central london hotels so a taxi or public transportation is the only option.
Anonymous France Spouse/partner December 2011 traveller
Anonymous United Kingdom Spouse/partner November 2011 traveller
Anonymous United Kingdom Family with older children November 2011 traveller
 "The location was great - it was good value"
Pros: The location was great - it was good value
Cons: I think for the money it was fine.
the breakfast was a bit stale and the coffee was awful!
Anonymous France Individual traveler October 2011 traveller
Cons: The hotel room was not clean, covered in dust. not sure that the sheets were changed.
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 Check-in: From 13:00 Check-out: From 09:00 Until 11:00
 Internet: Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in general areas only (lobby/reception etc.)
 Pet policy: Pets are not allowed.
Rooms: 15
  • 24-hour security
  • Wake-up calls
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
General facilities:
  • Minibar
  • Entire property is non-smoking
Extra common areas:
  • Smoking area
  • Social meeting rooms
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