The Hilton Olympia is only a few minutes walk from Olympia Underground and Main Line station – the station is just opposite the exhibition centre. However, underground trains only run at the weekend and aren’t that frequent. We were staying at the weekend and so that wasn’t so much of an issue.
During our weekend (with links to reviews):
- Friday night dinner at Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers Restaurant – just a short walk from the hotel (turn left as you exit the hotel).
- Saturday lunchtime: A visit to the Imperial war Museum.
- Saturday afternoon: A ride of the Mail Rail and visit to the London Postal Museum.
- Saturday evening: Hidden London – behind the scenes at Charing Cross station tour.
- Saturday evening dinner at Shapur Indian Restaurant.
The rooms were good quality. We had two rooms and both were similar.
The bathroom was fine, except that when you stepped into the tub for a shower, your head almost touched the suspended false ceiling.
The view from my window was to the main street, but it wasn’t noisy in the room.
The executive lounge was by room keycard entry, although there was a receptionist. The range of snacks and drinks was pretty good during the 6:30pm – 8.00pm happy hour.
The breakfast spread (main restaurant, not lounge which we didn’t try) was pretty good, although some of the hot items were a bit dried out from being under the lights. The best part was an omelette station and so I had a freshly-made omelette each day.
The bar was typically expensive:
Stella cider £5.50
12.5% service added automatically which was a bit cheeky
I’d certainly consider staying at this Hilton again. I prefer the Hilton Paddington but would still choose by price.
HILTON LONDON OLYMPIA
380 KENSINGTON HIGH STREET, LONDON, W14 8NL, UNITED KINGDOM