Brown's Hotel reviews
For brevity I will try to summarise the service, being as generous to it as possible: somewhere between average and poor. Long wait to receive the drinks menu on arrival, drinks poured the wrong way around and we had to request the bill twice.
On receiving the bill, we were astounded to see that we had been charged £42 for three pots of tea, three slices of cake, two small bottles of water and service charge. The cake had cost £7 a slice. We expressed our surprise to the bar manager, who advised us that those were Browns' prices and if it wasn't to our liking we might like in future to choose an establishment better suited to our price bracket. My friend at this point not unreasonably asked to speak to the hotel manager who, to her credit, appeared quickly and - after a good deal of discussion - was decent enough to take the cake off the bill.
We came away feeling disappointed. All three in our party had previously taken afternoon tea at Brown's and been quite satisfied. I would hope that this afternoon's performance was a blip, but we came away with the impression that what we had experienced epitomised all that is wrong with large London hotels: a singular lack of interest in how satisfied the customer was and a readiness to significantly over-charge.
We shall not be returning to Brown's for the foreseeable future nor recommending it to friends/family/clients. A great shame.
by TLB (2 reviews), 22 Mar 2008
by Anonymous, 05 May 2007
The room decor was a bit understated and lacked personality. The highlight of the room was the bed, which was heaven to sleep in. Breakfast was average and we were overcharged for items and brought incorrect items as well. My partner's massage booking was bungled and he didn't receive the services he'd initially booked.
I asked for an voltage converter, and received an archaic looking piece of equipment which promptly blew a fuse in our room. A replacement or more modern converter was not procured.
I see no reason to stay here again, nor would I suggest it to friends.
by Anonymous, 30 Apr 2007
I also (surprisingly) had one of the best facials I've ever had in their treatment rooms from an Italian therapist.
The restaurant though was a disappointment - it lacked atmosphere (being half empty), the service was a little too stuffy and formal, and they seemed to overload the plates with overly-rich food.
by Lexi (6 reviews), 24 Jan 2006
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