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Banks Hotel
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6

Good

1,101 reviews

1,101 reviews

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6.4

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Tower of London 11.7 km
Tower Bridge 11.9 km
The British Museum 14.4 km
London Eye 14.6 km
National Gallery 14.9 km
Big Ben 15.1 km
Madame Tussauds London 16.1 km
Buckingham Palace 16.1 km
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 18.3 km
Natural History Museum 18.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Cricket Pavilion 530 m
Ilford Train Station 540 m
Ilford Club 560 m
The Hospital Chapel of St Mary & St Thomas 660 m
Valentines Park 770 m
Redbridge Museum 780 m
Valentines Mansion & Gardens 890 m
Ilford Golf Club 890 m
Ilford Medical Centre 920 m
The Exchange Ilford 1.0 km

Banks Hotel

5-9 Park Avenue Ilford, Greater London East, London, United Kingdom, IG1 4RS - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Greater London East part of London, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

540 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Shops

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in London are being booked every minute!
Value for money5.8
Location rating6.4
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport6.7 km

Rooms available at Banks Hotel

Double Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Triple Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Double with Share Bathroom
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Single Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    Family Quadruple Room
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Banks Hotel?

      Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Banks Hotel?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Banks Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

      What is the smoking policy at Banks Hotel?

      Banks Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Banks Hotel?

      Ilford Train Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 530 m away from Banks Hotel.

      What restaurants are nearby Banks Hotel?

      Banks Hotel is located in Greater London East, famous for good restaurants such as German Doner Kebab, Chicken Hut and Al Khayma.

      What popular shopping places are close to Banks Hotel?

      Banks Hotel is located in Greater London East area which features shopping places such as The Exchange Ilford, Wood Street Indoor Market and SheinDress.

      What are popular attractions near Banks Hotel?

      Banks Hotel is located in Greater London East area, which is famous for attractions such as The Hospital Chapel of St Mary & St Thomas, Redbridge Museum and Holocaust Memorial Gardens.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Banks Hotel?

      Banks Hotel is located in the Greater London East area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Valentines Park, Valentines Mansion & Gardens and The Fortification.

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      Property ranking|Compared to 7,428 London properties
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      Room comfort score
      4.9/10
      Value for money score
      5.8/10
      Location score
      6.4/10
      Service score
      5.9/10
      Better than
      94
      %
      of London properties
      Better than
      90
      %
      of London properties
      Better than
      90
      %
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      Better than
      89
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      Overall rating:

      6

      Good
      1,101 reviews
      Cleanliness
      5.1
      Facilities
      5.1
      Location
      6.4
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      More about Banks Hotel

      More about Banks Hotel

      Banks Hotel

      Enjoy all that London has to offer with a stay at Banks Hotel. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
      Banks Hotel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience.
      Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hotel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
      Each guestroom at Banks Hotel is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hotel also offers a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.


      Dining and things to do

      If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
      Enjoy the countless activities offered at Banks Hotel. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


      Around the property

      Banks Hotel provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of London in-depth. Engage in the city's best art at The British Museum located 14.4 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Tower of London located 11.7 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting London.


      Reasons to stay here

      Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 96% of the city's accommodation.
      Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 95% of the city's accommodation.
      It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 94% of other accommodations in London.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Review score
      Facilities

      5.1

      Most talked about facilities

      Breakfast

      15 mentions

      Housekeeping

      2 mentions

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Italian
      • Lithuanian
      • Polish
      • Romanian
      • Spanish
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Bar
      • Kitchen
      • Restaurants
      • Room service
      Cleanliness and safety
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      Services and conveniences
      • Convenience store
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Gift/souvenir shop
      • Heating in public area
      • Invoice provided
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Salon
      • Shops
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      For the kids
      • Family room
      Access
      • CCTV in common areas
      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Smoke alarms
      Getting around
      • Car park [free of charge]

      Food and dining

      Breakfast options
      • Full English/Irish

      Location

      5-9 Park Avenue Ilford, Greater London East, London, United Kingdom, IG1 4RS
      Good
      Location

      6.4

      Airports
      • London City Airport (LCY)
        6.7 km
      • London Stansted Airport (STN)
        37.7 km
      Public transportation
      • Ilford Train Station
        540 m 7 min walk
      • Gants Hill Tube Station
        1.4 km
      Hospital or clinic
      • Ilford Medical Centre
        920 m
      Convenience store
      • On-site
      Cash withdrawal
      • ATM
        170 m 1 min drive

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks
      • Tower of London
        11.7 km
      • Tower Bridge
        11.9 km
      • The British Museum
        14.4 km
      • London Eye
        14.6 km
      • National Gallery
        14.9 km
      • Big Ben
        15.1 km
      • Madame Tussauds London
        16.1 km
      • Buckingham Palace
        16.1 km
      • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
        18.3 km
      • Natural History Museum
        18.5 km
      Nearby landmarks
      • Cricket Pavilion
        530 m
      • Ilford Train Station
        540 m
      • Ilford Club
        560 m
      • The Hospital Chapel of St Mary & St Thomas
        660 m
      • Valentines Park
        770 m
      • Redbridge Museum
        780 m
      • Valentines Mansion & Gardens
        890 m
      • Ilford Golf Club
        890 m
      • Ilford Medical Centre
        920 m
      • The Exchange Ilford
        1.0 km
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Property policies

      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

      Others
      • Children under 3 years stay for free when using existing beds.
      • Extra bed is not available at this property.
      • The property requires a key deposit of GBP 20 per room.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out
      • Check-in from12:00
      • Check-in until18:00
      • Check-out from10:00
      • Check-out until11:00
      Getting around
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)10
      The property
      • Number of rooms 51

      Reviews of Banks Hotel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      5.7
      /
      10
      Review score
      Cleanliness5.1
      Facilities5.1
      Location6.4
      Room comfort and quality4.9
      Service5.9
      Value for money5.8
      High score for London
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (6)
      8-9 Excellent (7)
      7-8 Very Good (8)
      6-7 Good (6)
      <6 Below Expectation (52)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (21)
      Jun - Aug (23)
      Sep - Nov (21)
      Dec - Feb (14)

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Adnan from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      GOOD location”

      GOOD staff good parking at hotel if u have a car

      Reviewed January 23, 2019

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      Dear Adnan, Thank you for choosing Banks Hotel and for the time taken to write this review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you again. Lory Reception Team

      Responded February 21, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      8.0
      Excellent
      Brigitte
      Business traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      The hotel experience on its own overall was good”

      U get full English breakfast included when you book a room. The only con about the hotel was one of the receptionist, short brown/burgundy hair. Very unfriendly individual, her attitude stinks and she tried to scam me the customer by overcharging them in regards to the room prices.

      Reviewed February 17, 2019

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      Dear Brigitte,Thank you for your time writing a review after your stay, that will help us to improve our services. Regarding the overcharging fees as you mentioned in your review, we did investigate it and on the camera shows that you arrived on the 14th February at 9 am for check-in. Our check-in time starts at 12, for an early check-in apply a fee of 20£, but on top of that you didn't had a reservation for the 14th and your reservation was made for the 21st February and when you asked to get a room in that moment of course the price will be different, unfortunately we cannot make the same deals as Agoda with the prices for a room. Hope you will understand our policy and once again we are really sorry for the inconvenience you encountered and we will make sure your next stay will be a more comfortable one! Best Regards,Lory Reception Team

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      Banks Hotel
      6.8
      Good
      Chad from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Basic but sufficient”

      The breakfast is great value for money as it is included in the price. The wifi was a little slow but good enough to do what was needed. Rooms are clean and serviced daily. The bathroom has a slight smell unfortunately. Overall good value for what you pay. Slightly noisy over weekends in the area.

      Reviewed May 06, 2019

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      Dear Chad , thank you for choosing to stay at our Banks Hotel and for your feedback, very much appreciated.We will try our best to improve the facilities to provide a comfortable stay for all our guests. Looking forward to see you again in the near future. Regards,kate Reception Staff

      Responded May 06, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      6.8
      Good
      Obidike from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Double with Share Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Good”

      Sound proofing was poor

      Reviewed February 14, 2019

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      Dear guest, We apologies for the discomfort you had while staying with us. We can promise that we will look into the problems you had and try our best to improve the facilities in order to provide a more comfortable stay for all our guest. We do hope to see you again in our Hotel. Kind Regards, Lory Reception Staff

      Responded February 21, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      4.4
      Iva
      Couple
      Double with Share Bathroom
      Stayed 9 nights in April 2019

      The red head woman was very rude I recommend you dont speak to her speak to the other staff. Thanks”

      She is very rude. She is not friendly. She is not respectful. She is meant to make her customers feel happy but she hasnt. All she knows is to complain and be rude. She is not serious and she thinks she is the biggest professional manager in the world but in reality she is not. She needs to leave that hotel and never come back because there is no point of her working there she wasted my money and my time. Someone tell her to wash her hair before she thinks she can talk. Sorry for me being truthful atleast im not lying. Anyway, other hotels are very nice in Ilford and Banks Hotel could of been a nice hotel but she just ruins it. Thankyou very much

      Reviewed May 10, 2019

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      Responded May 16, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      5.6
      Abdul from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Triple Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Above average”

      1 bed was broken in triple room

      Reviewed January 31, 2019

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      Dear guest, We apologies for the discomfort you had while staying with us. We can promise that we will look into the problems you had and try our best to improve the facilities in order to provide a more comfortable stay for all our guest. We do hope to see you again in our Hotel. Kind Regards, Lory Reception Staff

      Responded February 21, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      3.6
      Rufaro from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2019

      Experience ”

      Room was cold, heating didn’t work, requested double was given two singles. Cleaning staff rushed us out. Overall value for money wasn’t received. This is my second time at the hotel so it isn’t ill review just honest review

      Reviewed September 30, 2019

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      3.6
      Madalina from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2021

      Bad rating”

      I gave my rating as the bedroom were smelling So bad,i had to call my husband to Take me to an other hotel as i couldnt .i would like to have my refund for this inconvenience

      Reviewed May 10, 2021

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      Dear Madalina, we are sorry for the inconveniences you had while staying with us. We do hope to see you again at our hotel! Kind regards, Roxana, Banks Hotel

      Responded May 26, 2021
      Banks Hotel
      3.2
      JOHN from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Double with Share Bathroom
      Stayed 7 nights in October 2021

      Crap”

      Very nosey hotel wouldn't stay there for free sorry but that's all I'm saying I could of complained to the reception desk but I humbley didn't but that's my review 1 out of 10 thx pagoda u do ur best take care JOHN WILD X

      Reviewed October 25, 2021

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      2.8
      Carl from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Nearly no where to sleep ”

      Booked a room at banks at 7:30pm got the confirmation email and then about 45mins later in received an email from the hotel asking me to contact the reception so I called them for them to tell me they was fully Boone I said but their was rooms available when I booked and I got confirmation to say thanks for your booking they didn’t seem to care that It was now 9pm and I still had no where sorted to sleep for the night finally 2 hours later I managed to check in to the hotel I was on the phone to agora for 1gr 27min trying sort this situation out to which the customs service man who spoke with me tried to tell a hotel I fount online which was nearby was sold out and had no rooms I said how comes I’m On there website and there’s rooms available I had to pay for the new hotel even though it was Agoda and bank’s fought that they had over booked so I had to pay £97 for the new hotel even though I had already paid for my original booking at banks got to wait 30days now till they can refund

      Reviewed June 08, 2019

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      3.6
      Michel from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Poor service ”

      Unwelcoming staff, rude and pretty awful at making refunds

      Reviewed January 23, 2019

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      Dear guest, We apologies for the discomfort you had while staying with us. We can promise that we will look into the problems you had and try our best to improve the facilities in order to provide a more comfortable stay for all our guest. We do hope to see you again in our Hotel. Kind Regards, Lory Reception Staff

      Responded February 21, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      3.2
      Carl from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Grotty room”

      Room stinks of sewets from bathroom drains Shower held together by womens hairbands Dirty grotty room

      Reviewed May 12, 2019

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      Responded May 16, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      2.8
      Carl from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Contactors digs ”

      Cheap room when away from home with work Very rude arrogant woman on reception this visit she totally lacks any customer service skills and clearly hates her job and people in general

      Reviewed May 15, 2019

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      Banks Hotel team

      Responded May 16, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      2.0
      Priya from Mauritius
      Family with teens
      Twin Room
      Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

      It is not even a one star hotel”

      We booked 2 rooms First night the rooms we got was stinking No heater in the rooms A lady staff was arrogant and not helpful No soap Every day same breakfast Bed sheet was not changed every day

      Reviewed January 07, 2019

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      Dear guest, We apologies for the discomfort you had while staying with us. We can promise that we will look into the problems you had and try our best to improve the facilities in order to provide a more comfortable stay for all our guest. We do hope to see you again in our Hotel. Kind Regards, Lory Reception Staff

      Responded February 21, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      2.4
      Carl from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Dirty noisy and run down”

      Damo smelly room Noisy from 6am Do not go here

      Reviewed April 19, 2019

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      Responded May 16, 2019
      Banks Hotel
      8.0
      Excellent
      Kamila
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

      good place to overnight”

      Banks Hotel is a great choice for those who want to sightsee all days and come back just to overnight. The room was small but cosy, bathroom ensuite, full english breakfast - really big! Quite far from the underground (about 1,5 km). But close to some restaurants and shops. We were satisfied with this hotel and can recommend it.

      Reviewed December 18, 2016

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      Dear Kamila,Thank you for sharing with us this fantastic review, we are happy that you were satisfied with our hospitality and services. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Lory Reception Team

      Responded September 01, 2018
      Banks Hotel
      8.3
      Excellent
      Nazzareno from Malta
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 5 nights in May 2012

      Great location but small rooms"”

      7/10

      Free parking. Good location for central London, Good price, Breakfast included. Good value for money there is a lot of noise early in the morning.

      Reviewed June 08, 2012

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mohammed from Denmark
      Business traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

      Banks hotel”

      Cheap price, Beautiful service, clean and very close to the Ilford station and shopping center. I enjoyed my 2 days in this hotel and i will go there again.

      Reviewed March 21, 2018

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      Dear Mohammed,Thank you for sharing with us this fantastic review, we are happy that you were satisfied with our hospitality and services. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Lory Reception Team

      Responded September 01, 2018
      Banks Hotel
      5.2
      Abhinav from France
      Couple
      Triple Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Don't judge this location but its photos”

      The hotel was not worth staying. The breakfast opens at 7 and ends at sharp 9. No service after that time. The heating was a constant issue and it stinks of cigarettes in the hotel. The showers as advertised are power showers but have no apparent power. No toiletries were given either. The cleaning staff, however, goes out of their way to make sure the rooms are clean to the maximum. We had to change rooms and we were checked into a stinking room, the housekeeping did their best but could not clean enough, the next day we were given a better room without heating though. The beds are squeaky and the rooms lack proper lighting. Overall, a very bad experience but since we were desperate to find a stay we had no option. I would not recommend going to this place unless you don't have any other option. The photos are highly misleading. Big No.

      Reviewed October 15, 2018

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      Dear Abinav, We are deeply sorry to hear about your objectionable experience at Banks Hotel. Our breakfast time is fixed and we do offer wake up calls if necessary in the morning. Our rooms come with basic soaps but I am not sure if your room did not have any or your expectations were different. Your feedback has been passed to the management and we can assure you that appropriate measures will be taken. We apologise once again and we hope to see you again, even as a last option. Regards, Dana Reception Team

      Responded November 19, 2018
      Banks Hotel
      4.7
      Marino from Philippines
      Family with teens
      Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

      Quit far but price is okay.”

      Simple hotel, don't expect to much for the price.

      When I arrive the hotel, I was told my supposed room was given to the other guests. They told me my credit card was rejected, that is why they gave the room. And it was fully booked and I cannot have any rooms even though I would use my other card. When I called Agoda, they informed me that my room was already paid for and there was no need for the hotel to reject my stay. They say my credit card was good, in fact I was using my card during my stay in UK. When Agoda called the hotel they suddenly said I have a room ready. ??? But still I would say, after my ordeal, price is right.

      Reviewed May 02, 2012

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