This weekend trip was a birthday present from my wife; the hotel bit was an 'Amazon' or the like deal, and not sure of the cost, but not cheap my...
This weekend trip was a birthday present from my wife; the hotel bit was an 'Amazon' or the like deal, and not sure of the cost, but not cheap my wife said. Our room was very cosy, only one person could move around at a time. The bathroom was even more cosy, well, more of a feat of engineering in getting it all in. The mirror was over the odd round loo, and the basin was a cloakroom hand basin. The outside wall was sloping inwards, but sadly this was the long side of the bath, which doubled as the shower, so headroom twixt wall and shower curtain was less than eighteen inches. There was also a most inconveniently place grab rail in just the place where you stand to take your shower, so any vigorous soaping etc resulted in bashing elbows etc. Even my wife, who is 5 feet nothing, found it impossible to shower properly. That is room 567, so I,m only speaking for that particular bathroom, but it must be duplicated in such a big place. We noticed that the dining room is quite small, and wanting to sit by the window we booked early in the day, even seeing a reserved sign head off in said table direction. We got down at 1955 for 2000 hrs, only to be told that our table was not ready, anf that someone would see us shortly. A few minutes later the waiter said it would be just two minutes. Some twenty minutes later my wife went to ask and the waiter said he was just coming for us. Hmmm! However, our table had been given to someone else, so our waiting for our booked table was a waste of time. The a, la, carte menu is basically the same as the buffet, which left me totally confused as to why they advertise them separately.
The waiter had apologised and knew that it was my birthday, and went on to say that he would see something was put in our room. That was as fruitful as our reserved table.
Fair play; they give breakfast advice on busy times, so we went early, only to see a huge queue later on, say forty or fifty waiting. Breakfast itself was very good and varied, but the food was not really warm enough.
It was not a disaster, but we will not go back because of the rooms very limited space and our dining experience. The latter upsetting my wife as she had specifically booked the central window table for my birthday.
Very good hotel, the pianist made our stay very memorable!
Apr 19, 2015
We have just returned home from a night away at the Corus hotel. Room spotless, bed base a little tired, could easily be rectified with a valance. Great location very...
We have just returned home from a night away at the Corus hotel. Room spotless, bed base a little tired, could easily be rectified with a valance. Great location very close to Lancaster gate underground station. The breakfast was excellent.
There is an amazing pianist playing in the lounge / bar area who was absolutely outstanding and really made our stay. We will definitely be back.
PA_to_GM_Sheena, General Manager at Corus Hotel Hyde Park London, responded to this review
Thank you for the fantastic review! We are so happy that you had a good stay with us.Your kind review will be shared with the rest of the team here.
We have had a really enjoyable stay at the Corus, I would recommend an Executive room though...we booked later than the rest of the family, although we paid a fiver...
We have had a really enjoyable stay at the Corus, I would recommend an Executive room though...we booked later than the rest of the family, although we paid a fiver more than for the other members of the group the room was of a different order....bel Canto opera was fantastic...
Only negative was breakfast service which was appeared chaotic....
Stayed here a few times as my company have an account with the hotel, the rooms are OK, quite small but clean and well kept, avoid any room ending in...
Stayed here a few times as my company have an account with the hotel, the rooms are OK, quite small but clean and well kept, avoid any room ending in 19 as these are very tiny and open on to the lift lobby, the breakfast is good, with a large selection of hot and cold options, although we had to hail a waiter to request tea/coffee and toast every day
I stayed because I visited about 15 years ago and it stayed with me. This visit won't.
It is in a great location - just across the road from Hyde...
I stayed because I visited about 15 years ago and it stayed with me. This visit won't. It is in a great location - just across the road from Hyde Park. Public rooms are very nice.
I can't put my finger on it but I found it annoying. The lifts are exceeding slow - all seem to stop on a floor when a button is pressed. I was on the eighth floor and after a 5 minute wait, the lift stopped at every floor and picked up 1 person.
The room is very small - I could nearly touch both sides at once. Shower was good but toiletries were sparse and basic. (No conditioner or body moisturiser.
In bedroom there is a handy inset magnifer mirror in main mirror. Enough milk for 6 cups. Room was exceedingly hot. There is air conditioning, but it is so strong, I had to stop papers blowing around.
I had evening meal in Malaysian restaurant. I wish I hadn't. Service was very slow and I found it tasteless. Plus I got charged £3 for service and nearly £7 for a small bottle of cider. Tip - there is a pub next door.
Actual food for breakfast was good with a wide range of the standard hotel fair They also do some sort of Asian breakfast - I assume it is Malaysian. When I was shown a table, the waitress mumbled self service and left. No one asked me if I wanted tea / coffee/toast. Chairs in dining room are style over substance. They are similar to a plastic garden chair - lean back and wide. Makes walking around other guests quite awkward.
Staff on whole are very friendly but I won't be rushing back here.