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You cannot get much closer to Earls Court station than you are when you stay at the Trebovir Hotel, London. It is just around the back of the hotel, and only a minute or two at a walk. The hotel is at the heart of an attractive suburb that combines convenience for town with a vibrant atmosphere, and is the choice for many travellers looking to combine exploring London with a budget that does not quite stretch to the hotels in the centre of town.
From Earls Court station, just around the corner from the Trebovir Hotel you can be in the West End within twenty minutes on the tube. A direct jump on the Piccadilly Line will take you straight to Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, or Green Park if you want to see Buckingham Palace. Earls Court itself is a vibrant and diverse district, with a little more life and colour than some of the more genteel and refined, but exclusive, districts that surround it. Whilst its architecture is similar to that of Kensington or Knightsbridge, successive waves of immigration since the Second World War have left Earls Court with a rich cultural legacy and a distinct atmosphere. Not only is it home to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, the home of Crufts and the Royal Tournament, but it also has local gems like The Troubadour coffee shop, which also doubles as a music venue and has had artists like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Elvis Costello play there.
Only recently opened (in February 2009) the Trebovir has 62 rooms at very reasonable prices. The room price includes a continental breakfast in the morning, and each room is equipped with air conditioning, private bathrooms, an LCD flat-screen television, free Internet connection, free toiletries, a hospitality tray and a hairdryer. There is a lift to all of the floors. The staff are available 24 hours a day to help guests with any problems they might have.
The Trebovir combines a budget price with real convenience. For international travellers coming into or leaving from Heathrow, Earls Court tube station is just one direct tube away from the airport, as the Piccadilly Line runs between the two. It also connects you with the centre of town, all of the riverside stations via the District Line, and out to Wimbledon and Richmond.
The hotel is very clean, incredibly close to the station and is a convenient answer for those looking to explore the city on a budget. The rooms are small but functional. Some guests found the breakfast room small, which meant that there was often a queue to get breakfast, and there have been complaints about the orange juice available with the continental breakfast.
Although the rooms and bathrooms may be small the staff are all friendly, and are on hand at all times to solve any problems the guests might have. In all, the Trebovir offers a terrific combination of convenience and price, and should be borne in mind by any visitor to the city who does not insist on luxury five-star living.