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From a ‘grim’ room to ‘terrible’ reside music: The Mail’s lodge inspector offers this Hilton property in London a one-star overview…





That is insanity. Rooms at Misplaced Property — of which there are 145 — price upwards of £200 with out breakfast and most are priced round £400. A large number of these rooms, in no matter class, have frosted home windows.

No pure mild in any respect, made worse in that I’m billeted on the decrease floor flooring.

Whereas checking in — and earlier than being confronted by the frosted home windows — I hear some screeching coming from the bar/restaurant space and assume that it’s karaoke evening right here at Misplaced Property nearly reverse St Paul’s Cathedral, simply up the street from London’s Fleet Avenue.


‘We’ve got some reside music tonight,’ says the receptionist — after which she agrees with me that it’s an terrible noise.

‘I’m so sorry, however they end at 9pm,’ she says.

The Inspector checks into the Lost Property hotel (above) in London, which is part of the Hilton Collection by Curio

The Inspector checks into the Misplaced Property lodge (above) in London, which is a part of the Hilton Assortment by Curio

On inspection of my grim basement £200 room — which occurs to be geared up for disabled visitors — I ask to see the responsibility supervisor.


‘I just like the room, really,’ she says.

‘Can I cancel and go elsewhere?’ I ask.

‘That gained’t be attainable since you are previous the cut-off interval for cancellations.’


So I’m caught on this Hilton Assortment by Curio nonsense, listening to dreadful reside music and skimming the drinks menu which features a single glass of Pouilly-Fume for £23.50.

To be honest, the responsibility supervisor sees that I’m on the verge of both tears or a tantrum and gives to throw in breakfast, plus a glass of wine. Presumably the pc gained’t permit her to do something extra.

I really feel sorry for fellow visitors, particularly these from abroad. Maybe they suppose home windows you’ll be able to’t see out of are a very eccentric British quirk.


It’s referred to as Misplaced Property as a result of they are saying the Grade-II listed constructing has been ‘misplaced within the metropolis’ and it’s dotted with eclectic artworks and ‘misplaced’ bowler hats. Properly, they actually misplaced me.

The property is located almost opposite St Paul¿s Cathedral (pictured)

The 145-room lodge is situated nearly reverse St Paul’s Cathedral (pictured)

The restaurant is named Discovered and the meals is okay. After some good scallops with cauliflower puree, I fancy the ribeye — however not at £38.75. So I’m going for the calves’ liver for £26 and luxuriate in it.

Breakfast is a buffet affair, the espresso good and robust, the service laced with company indifference.


Oh, and the reside music didn’t cease at 9pm. It was nonetheless going at 9.35pm.


Misplaced Property, 3-5 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7AA. Doubles from £200. For extra info name 020 4553 0555.

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