Stayed from 2 to 7 April 2010 on my second trip to London. Approximately 10 minute walk south of Wandsworth Town Station (National Rail - South West Trains) in TravelCard Zone 2.
My room was on the 2nd floor at the end of the hallway facing the main intersection. From the ground floor, there are 36 steps on 6 short flights of staris. There is no elevator, so this should be considered to booking.
First, the amount of road noise / vibrations was extremely loud. There were 2 panes of glass, but 10 to 20 times/hr, I could hear and more importantly feel the vibrations of passing traffic. The bed, headboard attached to the wall opposite of the window, and nightstand vibrated, I live in Tokyo and reald earthquakes are not that bad.
Second, the majority of the room was fine. Comfortable bed, nice TV, but the majority of the bathroom appeared to be in the middle of a restoration, Three of the four walss needed to be painted because the exisiting paint was bubbling up and peeling off. There were 2 large holes in the wall where a towel rack had broken off the wall. One of the holes, the size of my palm, was stuffed full of toilet paper--very tacky.
There was plenty of hot water and good water pressure---except when the actual shower was used. Seperate controls to fill the tub vs using the shower. The water pressure and quantity of hot water seemed to be restricted when using the shower.
Third, my towels were not changed the last 3 nights. There was a sign in the bathroom about water/energy conversation--if you want your towels changed, please place them in the bathtub. Only had 2 towels, and one had a distinct smduge on it. That smudge was the clue the towels were not being changed. Understand that I stayed during Easter holiday weekend and there are only 15 other rooms, so they were not packed. Makes me wonder if the towels and bed linens were clean when I checked in.
Fourth, there was a heater on the wall (Americans would call it a radiator) There were distinct soot maks on the wall directly above the heater. Easy to see against the white wall. Took a tissue dipped in water, rubbed the soot, and it came right off. If I could do that, housekeeping could have done the same. The lights in the room's chandeiler were burning out at a rate of 1 per day. Four of the 5 bulbs burned out during my 5 day stay. The electrical outlet near the desk could not be used because part of an eletrical plug was broken off in the outlet.
There are a couple of pubs, coffee shops, Chinese, and fish/chips shops near the Wandsworth Town Station. About a 10 minute walk from the inn are a couple of grocery stores--Sainbury's, White Rose, a Starbucks, etc.
Free WiFi signal was strong, fast, and stable. There is a train that runs at least twice an hour from Wandsworth Town Station direct to Waterloo station. Ride takes 10 minutes and once at Waterloo, you have access to entire London Underground system. Recommend a multiple day TravelCard to save money, time, and effort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Brewers Inn has 16 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms offering all you need for a relaxing & comfortable stay. All our rooms include:•Flat Screen TV’s with Freeview•Direct Dial Telephones•Hair dryer•Ironing Facilities•Tea & Coffee making FacilitiesThere are armchairs for you to relax in, and desks at which to work. In the bathroom, there are luxury towels and complimentary toiletries. Extra beds are available for children sharing a room and Cots are free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brewers Hotel London
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