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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

What a great stay!!! We loved the experience. Friendly and very helpful staff. They made great recommendations. They made us feel at home. Can't say enough about the Hotel and its staff. Unforgettable experience. Get a great deal and stay here.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Advertised as cheap hotel in a great location however the reality is a dirty hostel for down and outs. It is absolutely filthy, smelly and security was a huge issue for me as a single woman. I couldn't even think about staying and cannot understand how this place can pass basic hygiene tests to promote themselves as a London hotel....

6Thank HorrifiedLady123
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Dreadful hotel. Dirty, no service, avoid at all costs. Location is surprisingly nice, but the hotel is so underwhelming that it does not justify going there. OK, it's cheap. But there is a minimum level of comfort that a decent human being expects. And it is not there at Clearlake hotel...

11Thank Tango385
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Cheap hotel but very smelly and dirty hotel. This hotel is owned by a family, they have no staff to provide the service. We stay in hotel 3 nights and 2 nights in the appartment. I dont want to stay in this hotel & appartment again. we dont recommend this hotel.

11Thank AsiaKingTravels
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We booked this as we just wanted somewhere to rest our heads in a good location. Whilst the location is fantastic, we would actually rather sacrifice this than stay in the hotel again. Even after reading the other reviews, we booked thinking "how bad can it be?" Well, it was worse! Nothing has been decorated or maintained for DECADES. The...

5Thank Rebecca A
Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Two years after our last visit this hotel has certainly deteriorated. There is little really that I can say other than we won't be going back. It is a great pity because it is in a great location and the price is really good but this was not enough to save it!

3Thank CherryHoran
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Do not stay here - the whole place is symptomatic with decay.The facilities are out of date and well well worn. I do not know how the staff cope. They are friendly and kind but I think this is out of embarrassment more than anything else. Go somewhere else - you know it makes sense!

3Thank Derek W
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We had the large 2 bed/2 bath apartment on the top floor. This place has a nice location, but come on! So not worth it. It is disgusting, disgusting, disgusting! The carpet is worn through in large patches to the bare floor beneath, everything is dated form the 60's and doesn't seem to have been cleaned since then. Front desk...

4Thank MleannS
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Hotel has very strong smell . we pay £80/3 pax for room 301 which has good view. do not expect much from the room as everything is old except there is new lcd which has free tv only. service is ok

1Thank trekking53
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Centrally located in Kensigton High Street bang opp Hyde park and a 8 min walk to the tube 1 min walk to the busstop. very shabby hotel needs renovation with smelly carpets. Room large with attached bath and kitchenet had a grill, fridge and kettle. 24 hours hot water and free wifi. value for money what else do you get...

3Thank sbhatnagar

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With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Clearlake Hotel

Address: 18-19 Prince of Wales Terrace | Kensington, London W8 5PQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Price Range: €62 - €83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Clearlake Hotel London
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“Do not go here!”
HorrifiedLady123, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you do stay here, I recommend asking for a room in the same building as the front desk. Our room was in an adjacent building in which they lock the front door. In order to access the building for your room you have to go to the front desk and ask to be let in. Very annoying when it's raining or the front desk lady is gone.”
MleannS, 26 Apr 2012 | Read review
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