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Reviews of Splendid Inn King David 3 stars

Cnr Currie Street & Inverleith Terrace, Quigney, 5201 East London, South Africa

#10 of 10 hotels in East London

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Review score

Based on 187 hotel reviews

6.9

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.1

  • Comfort

    7.1

  • Location

    6.7

  • Facilities

    6.5

  • Staff

    7.7

  • Value for money

    6.6

  • Free WiFi

    4.5

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  • Reviewed: 4 June 2018

    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There was no buffet for dinner . They said it is due to few bookings at that time.

    It is easily accessible. It is clean and the staff members are friendly.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    Extremely friendly and hospitable staff; including the front desk to the restaurant and cleaning staff. I had a very clean room. The guest were friendly as well. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.... 100% totally satisfied and would recommend to everyone.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The morning staff not so friendly

    The bed and pillows were very comfy and Sibu the night receptionist was very kind and helpful. Also the lady at the kitchen, just forgot her name,she also was very kind.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The furniture, the cleanliness of the table in my room, the blankets, the rug, the ceiling in the toilet was broken.

    The place is situated in the right place.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2018

    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I would have loved an iron and ironing board in my room. Walking to iron was just time consuming. The food needs to be more healthier. Use less spices and less potatoe chips.

    We didn't use wifi

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff didn't record my prepayment which frustrated me on arrival having to reproduce proof of payment again after previously acknowledging they received an email with it. Window frames and windows and back of curtains has mould from lack of cleaning. They don't honor anniversaries I sent a request which was not taken seriously. I will not refer anyone to that hotel or book ever again. They charge for borrowing an iron.

    Bedding and bathroom clean

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 March 2018

    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Their parking is outside, you have to walk in the rain after you have parked your car back to the hotel, their carpets had a strange smell, and no air-conditioning in the rooms, the list is too tiny

    Nothing, I moved out after 1 night and went to stay at Premier EL ICC

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 February 2018

    • Group
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The staff were pleasant, but a bit careless. We ordered twin bedded rooms with airconditioning and refrigerators. At first we were assigned double rooms, which we corrected. Then one of the rooms was assigned without airconditioning. This was only corrected the next day. We were told that non of the rooms had refrigerators. Poor advertising on Booking.com. The staff did freeze the race drinks for us and helped us with a late shower after checkout. They did not appear to understand the concept of a late checkout, which I asked about a few days before.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    placing small refrigerator in a room to enjoy our desert and drinks at evenings.

    Attractive reception area, caring security guards at entrance and car parking, comfortable room setup and cousy environment. Very helpful, beautiful and professional reception staff at day shift and night shift.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2018

    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The lift , when was it last serviced? the 1st floor button has problems The smell in the rooms was mouldy smell of dirty floor rug and dampness The environment outside , noisy street ,scary!

    the staff and security officers were very attentive, helpful reflecting good training

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    accessible, view and clean

    it was comfortable and relaxing area to be everything is close by, from shops, beach and airport, and I will definitely come back to this place in the near future, to spend some time with my family or friends.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Parking was not great, elevators could have been better and bathroom in room 408 could be more comfortable since each time I showered, the water easily spilled onto the floor. Not value for money since breakfast is not included in that price

    The hotel was generally comfortable and clean

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    The exterior of the hotel looks old and not maintained, parking on the streets is also a bit of an issue.

    The rooms are big and clean, but the exterior needs to be painted as it looks a bit untidy.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2017

    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    prostitutes next to the build, reception is bad, the room is relevantly clean but old needs maintenance, there were no towels till we asked for them.

    only the security people

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The bed was not comfortable,TV was not properly working and its very old. No wifi. The floor rag better change it to tiles, its smelling very bad some of us has sinus.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I would not advise ladies or a single lady to stay there. Although safe in hotel men made unwelcome advances at the lift Unsafe for ladies

    Safe parking in building

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Booking.com selected this property for me as the original property I booked, and received confirmation of the booking, was in fact overbooked. As for the "Splendid Inn King David the "splendid part is false advertising. It took them 3 tries to get me a room. The key would not work on the 1st room they assigned me. It looked like the key reader had been vandalised. The 2nd room they assigned me had a very strong odour of varnish (the night manager did not know why), and it was obvious that the bed clothes had not been changed as the imprints of the prior occupants were still showing on the comforter. The property is generally worn down, and in a worn down location of the city.

    Nothing

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The building is old it could do with paint, the receptionist was rude, there were no mats in the bathroom, the toilet leaked and that's basic staff a hotel should have. The food is plonked in a small plate. I will never recommend this place to anyone. I don't understand how Premier Hotels can let one of their establishments to be so dilapidated!!!!

    Linen was clean

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Towels should be changed regularly, the phone in the room wasn't working had to do trips to reception for room service and other requests. Rooms should be properly cleaned.

    The bed was comfy

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 June 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Food from restaurant was very poor quality. Breakfast too expensive. Parking is almost non-existent. 300m walk with your luggage back to the hotel. Hotel staff not prompt.

    Nothing. I could have paid allot less to have slightly better

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 June 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Facilities seemed old and in need of an upgrade. Television and WiFi didn't work properly. No direct access to the hotel from the parking.

    Staff were friendly and helpful.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Checking out early whereas my bus was leaving at 16h45 so I had to leave the hotel by 11h00

    The hotel was exactly what I needed to relax and unleash exactly what I came for

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    No value for money- still asking myself what is R1500 price for in such a cringy environment, and this is excluding food. Hygiene- very very dirty from the parking to the room to the tea station in the room. Have never seen such dirty kettle. Complete lack Professionalism from staff. Uncomfortable bed. Intolerable smell from the parking to the room. Very unpleasant stay

    Nothing.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Escalators were two small Car parking is accessed from the street,not safe. Room too small to install baby cot. Have travel to laundry for ironing clothes.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Old building... no a/c... only ceiling fan... no direct access from the car park to the hotel

    Easy access to the beach and city attractions... in situ restaurent is good

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Refer to the above comment

    Our stay was comfortable and we enjoyed East London. The bed in room 126 has to be replaced. The matrass was noisy when one turns or making a move. The issue of the air-conditioning also needs attention as the ceiling fan is just not enough especially when it's too hot. Otherwise we were satisfied with everything else.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was too small and i was not aware that breakfast/meals were not included as it was not indicated, lastly we were told no friends are allowed to visit, just a visit not sleep over?

    The staff was great and clean hotel

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms should have a safe that is big enough for laptops.

    Would have loved to see pictures of the area surrounding the hotel on booking.com. Nonetheless, staff were welcoming and friendly and the hotel is very clean. Security is also good.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 December 2016

    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lift was out of service the whole time, not too many parking spaces.the building needs a paint job outside, the Windows haven't been washed since forever. Housekeeping needs to first knock before entering a room. House keeping was not prompt as our beding was not changed, the bed was just made with the same sheets, day 2 the room was not cleaned even though the sign was placed outside. TV channels are a boring selection noSupersport 3, no movie channels.

    The staff was very friendly

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2016

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    There was no electricity in the room, the lifts didn't work and one had to climb on furniture to try and turn on lights. The local is in a dodgy part of town.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Try and have ironing appliances available in each room

    The room was nice, bedding clean. The staff was friendly and very welcoming. The whole facility is just well managed. The meals were nicely prepared and the kitchen staff is very friendly.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Parking was a problem.No entrance from carpark to hotel and had to drag luggage from garage to the reception area.

    There was nothing I liked to be honest and ended up only staying the one night

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    1. Staff needs hospitality training 2. Free WiFi is NOT a R 30 voucher !!! 3. Nobody offered help with luggage 4. Bar tender could not ring drinks to room - requested cash en then he "battled" with change (Basically extorted a tip !) 5. Evening supper : Plate too small for food; nobody came to ask if all and/or food was OK, etc 7. Morning breakfast : Staff standing around talking loudly with each other - not a pleasant atmosphere

    Very nice facility

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I left gifts I bought for family and fiiends in the room. Called the next day to ask about retrieving them in the next town and the hotel said they found no items in the room. This is impossible where we drove directly from one hotel to the other. I guess the girls found a new home. Very disappointing and the hotel never called back the second time when the items were listed.

    The front destroy staff were very accommodating at check in

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 20 July 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    quite difficult to find at night without a GPS

    Really nice service , both at reception and dinner. Great selection of fresh food at dinner, nice friendly atmosphere .

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Was not aware of free wifi

    Friendly staff and spacious rooms

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Accessible

    Parking secure

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Air-conditioned not working

    Air-conditioned broken, shower head not working

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We did not have any fridge for our drinks and other things. Wish room had a microwave too

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There is no fridge in the room.

    I think it is well maintained

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Dinner was exceptionally poor. Food ordered poorly prepared and served.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 April 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Nothing

    Everything

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Aircon was not working, TV seriously who still own that thing and even channels were bad and not even clear

    Bad was clean and shower was hot

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I dint like the way tv channels are. You don’t choose them.

    The welcoming, resolve a problem, and friendly manner.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 March 2018

    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The location. and the parking areas are too dirty

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Noise in area.

    Friendliness of staff and the excellent quality of service received. Food was also excellent.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    smell of the room

    friendly staff

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 February 2018

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff were all top notch!

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The area was very noisy and it was dodgy. Parking area was not user friendly

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Everything ! And the kindness of the staff

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Dirty towels

    The food was great

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 January 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Elevator is old & creepy (New elevator needed) Bath & shower combination is not good.

    Bedroom space and WiFi

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Absence of a bar refrigerator in the room

    Very nice

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The property is old, the rooms dont smell fresh

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A bigger lift😂😂

    The hotels great

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It's the 2nd time I've been in a room without telephone line.

    The bed

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    time constrains

    customer service excellence

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bed was not that comfortable. The air conditioning could be improved.

    It was quite and clean.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    If the could be a food cooler for drinks

    The bed was comfy

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The replacement of towels, soaps and coffee assoceries

    Assistance from admin staff members was excellent.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 December 2017

    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Happy about everything

    The room was neat and comfortable, excelkent standatd

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 December 2017

    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Facilities are primitive eg lift, bathrooms, hairdryers etc.

    Friendly staff

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Extractor fan not working.

    Delicious food.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2017

    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    That it didnt come with breakfaay

    The rooms are spacious and clean.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location

    Staff very Friendly

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The lift

    Friendly staff, proffesional and very helpful. Beautiful clean rooms

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Uncomfortable bed

    Staff

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Carpet and lift is very doggy

    Convenience

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2017

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Its close to the beach

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    the room for children was separated from us but it was secured anyway .

    the beds were very comfortable ,neat & very clean.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2017

    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Street noise especially around the street parking area. Old outdated tv set in the room ' please upgrade....

    The neatness and efficiency .

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Old TV set, Staff not very helpful i had to patiently ask for service

    Huge space and safe parking

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Calm

    Very neat

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    KAMERS

    NEE

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was neat and comfortable

    Stayed in May 2017

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