according to the chap who had to come up to let me into my room after the digital key did not work, told me that this hotel was renovated in 2005. seems to be the case as most everything in the matchbox is in pretty good kit. the bathroom is really a showeroom like i used to find in italy in the 1980′s. you have to be careful to do all of your toilet issues before the shower since everything will be wet afterwards; a good thing when i realized that there is NO place to put anything around the sink anyway. comfort controls are all but illegible due to the angle of the overhead halogens and the high setting barely gets a whisper. the front desk needs a lesson on what ‘customer service’ is. beware, they charge you for the room before you stay in it, plus a deposit which is then returned in the morning if you behave yourself.
definately not on the places-to-stay-in-london list.