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base2stay Kensington London Reviews
A home away from home! Mar 13, 2011
I stayed at base2stay for seven nights during an extended city trip to London. The location of the hotel is absolutely brilliant. Very close to Earl's Court tube station (on the Piccadilly and District line) and shops and restaurant on Earl's Court Road (less than 5 minutes walk).
The room was very nicely furnished in a thoroughly modern decor. Since I was staying for a whole week I booked a double room even though I was traveling solo and this was probably a good idea as the room had a little more space which is nice when you stay for more than one or two nights. I particularly appreciated the kitchenette - dirty dishes were washed every day by housekeeping. Since I made good use of the kitchenette I didn't try any of the delivery services recommended by the hotel - nevertheless I liked the fact that they had take-away menus from different providers in the room.
Also worth mentioning is the flat screen TV which also gave access to a guide of the local area (restaurants), a selection of music, free internet and a bunch of inexpensive rental movies. Wireless internet access was free, too.
The vending machine located on the first floor was very much appreciated as well.
The only thing that I didn't really like was the shower as it took a very long time to get nice warm water and when the water had finally heated up sufficiently it was too hot again.
Service was unobtrusive and very friendly.
All in all I would definitely stay here again and recommend the hotel to anyone traveling to London.
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base2stay Kensington Overview
Welcome to base2stay, the hotel with no hidden extras, where the price you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay at check-in. base2stay provides free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a mini-kitchen in every room. Located in Kensington, London, a short walk from Earls Court tube station, base2stay's room rates offer exceptional value. base2stay, with its transparent pricing policy, has been created for today's value and design conscious guests. By editing out unnecessary extras and by taking the best from boutique and budget hotels as well as serviced apartments, base2stay is the ideal choice for guests looking for a London hotel offering convenience, flexibility and affordable luxury. Base2stay Kensington, is great for families its full of features that make it easy and practical when travelling with children. Our rates are perfect for families as we charge by the room and not by the number of guests. Our rooms can sleep up to three or four people and we dont charge extra for babies cots. We also have a range of options for rooms to be combined into your own personal suite. Base2stay is an eco-friendly hotel and has made a long-term commitment to minimising the impact that its operations have on the environment. The base2stay concept has at its core the three principle elements of sustainability economic, environmental and social. Base2stay is an accredited member of Hospitable Climates, and as a recognised member, our energy consumption is checked on a monthly basis to ensure that our energy usage is low enough to meet the required standard for our operation to be classified as green based. Hospitable climates is an energy efficiency agreement between the Institute of Hospitality and the Government. We are also the first hotel of its kind to be involved in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS). The GTBS is the UKs leading sustainable tourism certification scheme. Base2stay is also an official member of the considerate Hoteliers Association. Our green policies and procedures include the following: - Energy saving light bulbs are used throughout the hotel Guests are encouraged to participate in our green policies by re-using their towels, if they wish to do so, having sheets changed less often, and to not use water in a wasteful manner All rooms have electronic key operated power switches to reduce energy usage when rooms are unoccupied Base2stay currently recycles 80% of their waste External corridor and public toilet lights are sensor and timer operated so that electricity is not wasted in low-use hours Our hot water boilers operate only on demand and are therefore extremely efficient Services management systems in place to control temperatures throughout the hotel All staff are trained in environmentally friendly initiatives such as switching lights off in rooms not in use and avoiding using water in a wasteful manner Where possible environmentally friendly cleaning products are used Our delivery requirements are half of those of a traditional hotel, and orders are consolidated where possible, to reduce transportation costs We offer Fairtrade tea and coffee in all mini-kitchens
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