The Cromwell Crown hotel has been granted the dubious honour of the UK's Dirtiest Hotel in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.
One disgruntled reviewer said "hell on earth" was a compliment for the London hotel, while others refer to "rat droppings on the bed", a bedroom which "stank of vomit and smoke" and "coffee that tasted of salami".
In addition to unveiling the ultimate "winner", TripAdvisor also published a list of the UK's ten dirtiest hotels, based on traveller ratings for cleanliness.
Seven properties in London made their mark on the roll of grime, together with hotels in Oxford, Brighton and Manchester.
Despite being named and shamed in last year's dirtiest list, three repeat offenders failed to clean up their act.
Nanford Guest House in Oxford, which claimed the top spot last year and second place in 2007, was third this year. London's Eden Plaza hotel actually moved up from ninth to fifth place in the TripAdvisor list, and the Park Hotel, also in the capital, improved upon sixth place to come tenth this year.
Luke Fredberg, TripAdvisor spokesman, said: "The biggest and best dirtiest list is back, with TripAdvisor discovering that some hotels take the concept of offering dirt cheap rooms all too literally.
Top ten dirtiest hotels in the UK: TripAdvisor
- Cromwell Crown - London, SW7 4DX
- Corbigoe Hotel - London, SW1V 2BH
- Nanford Guest House - Oxford, OX4 1EJ
- Cosmopolitan Hotel - Brighton, BN2 1PD
- Eden Plaza Hotel - London, SW7 5JT
- Hanover Hotel - London, SW1V 4BN
- Rose Court Hotel - London, W2 1TR
- Imperial Hotel - Manchester, M13 0HY
- Gresham Hotel - London, WC1B 3QJ
- Park Hotel - London, SW1V 2BP
By Gemma Sharkey
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