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The Holland Inn Hotel is a two-star hotel, very conveniently situated in the Kensington Olympia area of London, close to the Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centres. This fully refurbished hotel is housed in one of the many stunning Victorian town houses, which line the surrounding streets and offers all the facilities the discerning business traveller or tourist would require.
The hotel offers guests 26 well-appointed rooms, ranging from Single to Triple, with comfortable furnishings in a tasteful style. The rooms offer a very good range of amenities for a low-cost, tourist-class hotel including a direct-dial telephone, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a radio, hairdryer, ironing facilities, an in-room safe, a kettle, a toaster, a fridge, complimentary toiletries and en-suite bathrooms. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel and the rooms are fully air-conditioned.
The hotel is very well located for local attractions. Jut a few minutes away from the Olympia Exhibition Centre, you are very well placed to visit the trade shows and events there, or at Earl's Court, which is just one tube stop away. These exhibition centres house some of the most important and popular shows of the year in London, including the Olympia London International Horse Show and the BBC Good Food Show, as well as a range of concerts and dramatic shows. Although the area is primarily dedicated to the exhibition centres, as most of Olympia was developed after the buildings construction in 1886, you are better off visiting nearby South Kensington for London's famed tourist activities such as The Royal Albert Hall; Kensington Palace and Gardens, where Princess Diana used to live; Hyde Park; The Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History museums; and the many fascinating shops, restaurants and bars that line the High Street. However, Olympia does have some attractions of its own. The Leighton House Museum is located nearby, as is Oliver Reed's old drinking haunt, The Troubadour Cafe. Shepherd's Bush Empire is also nearby, where you can see live music and the Louise T Blouin Institute showcases a fascinating selection of modern art in an intriguing building.
The nearest London Underground station is Kensington Olympia, just one stop away from Earl's Court station, where you can catch the District Circle and Piccadilly lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express terminates); King's Cross, St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminus is located); and many more areas of London. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25, and parking is available in the NCP in Pembroke Road just a few minutes walk away.
This hotel's real selling point is its fantastic location, which is incredibly convenient if you are attending a show at Olympia or Earl's Court. However, there may be beter options in the surrounding area as guests have reported some maintenance issues with the fittings and fixtures and there are plenty of budget hotels in the area. If you want cheap rates and a central location this is hat you'll get, so if you choose to stay here, request a room on the upper floors to avoid traffic noise and to get lighter in the room, as the basement rooms can be dark.