Has anyone stayed at the Fielding Hotel in the last year? I'm arriving in London mid-May, 2023. I have already booked the Fielding, but can cancel. Rick lists it in his London hotels (yay!), the location seems perfect (Covent Garden!), and the price is pretty good. But I'm seeing reviews that are so very inconsistent.
Many reviewers say the place is clean, staff friendly, location perfect. But an alarming number of reviewers, from the last five months for instance, say say the place is grungy, dirty, with torn, stained, dirty linen. Some say the bathroom smells, the air con doesn't work, and the staff is indifferent to their complaints.
The size of the room isn't a problem, but cleanliness is. Last time I visited London (2019), upon arrival, the management at a hotel near Paddington informed us that their water wasn't potable and we should not drink it! We had to buy bottled water to brush our teeth.
For the Fielding, I like the location, and the photos online. I especially like that it is listed in Rick's hotels. But the reviews have me second guessing the place.
I'd really appreciate your feedback. I searched the forum to see if this hotel had been reviewed here, but the search didn't find anything.
If not the Fielding, do you have other suggestions?
Thank you all! Patricia