Melia White House Hotel
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Our OpinionA very elegant, large hotel. The star shaped design of the building means all rooms face outwards. The best views are on the 7th and 8th floors. Great restaurants.
This is not one of the Melia's better hotels. I understand that this may be an old hotel and there may even be certain restrictions on alterations in terms of room size and facilities but that does not affect poor services.Check in was exceptionally busy which in many ways is great to see but at 3.30pm the room was not ready and by 5pm - i had to remind somebody that i was still waiting.Cold shower on the last morning also was not great. Overall rooms were not 5 star at all and it was very average but still it was an enjoyable weekend.
Stayed here for 5 nights whilst doing work experience in Holborn. Its less than a minute walk to Great Portland station as well a 20 minute walk to Oxford Street and Regents Park and less than 10 minutes in a taxi from Euston. The hotel is really nice, I was upgraded to an executive room upon check in which was a bonus. The room is a decent size although the walls are quite thin meaning you can hear other guests sometimes. The housekeeping staff are fantastic and it's so lovely coming in to a perfectly clean room of an evening! Room service options are great as well and the food taste's really good although it is very expensive, charging ¬£15 for bolognaise and ¬£3.50 for a diet coke plus 12.5% service charge. Think they need to re-evaluate this! Best to pop down great Portland street to pick up food and drinks or order deliveroo if you can. Only other complaint would be that the mattress is a bit too firm but I appreciate that this is personal preference! Overall It's a great hotel.
On the whole I would rate my stay at the Melia White House as positive, but the management really need to address a few basic issues. The check-in experience needs improvement, as there never seemed to be enough staff to deal efficiently with the number of people at the desk, meaning that queues quickly formed and took a long time to clear. This was certainly the case when we checked in, and we observed similar situations at various time during our stay. There were various members of staff circulating in the lobby, but none came to help at reception, despite the long queues. I would have expected better service in a 4-star hotel. Our room was very nice- larger than in some hotels I've stayed at in London- with all the amenities you'd expect. I thought the bed was quite hard, but that suited me, as I prefer that to a soft bed, but other people might have found it a bit too firm. Our room was at the front of the hotel, but I didn't have any problems with noise from the street.The location of the hotel is excellent. Great Portland Street underground station is a few minutes' walk away, as is Regent's Park. We like walking, so were able to walk into central London without too much effort, but transport links were excellent, so even if you don't like walking, the hotel is within easy reach of everything in central London. I would definitely stay at the Melia White House again, as the positives (location, facilities) outweighed the negatives (check-in).
As my wife and I are fans of Melia hotels in Majorca and Tenerife we decided to try the White House in London for a family get-together. Bad mistake! The staff are friendly though not entirely fluent in English, but the hotel is tired and getting shabby.We booked a 'Level' junior suite which was at the very end of a poorly decorated corridor. The room was spacious but smelled musty. At least the windows opened so we let in some fresh air. Despite the size of the room itself, the bathroom was really tiny. If this was indeed one of their better rooms I don't want to think what a standard room is like. We went out for the afternoon and came back hot and sticky. I turned on the shower and discovered there was no hot water! Called down to the dedicated 'Level' reception and was told the whole hotel had no hot water and they couldn't say when it would be working. At that we simply left, having not even unpacked our bags. This hotel does not claim to be 5 star, but frankly we doubt if it rates 3
We stayed in the Melia White House in August last year and had a great night out in Londres. This year we did the same but this time it was so much better in the hotel. In comparison, all the staff were like a breathe of fresh air and a credit to the Melia group. We look forward to returning again and will certainly recommend this hotel to friends / family when visiting Londres..
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- 582 rooms
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Melia White House HotelLondon,United Kingdom
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Albany Street, London NW1 3UP England
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