Accomodations in Amsterdam and London

Dec 23rd, 2015, 04:42 PM
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Hi and Merry Christmas to all!
Just wanted to let you know I'm still stuck at planning the Amsterdam hotel! so haven't made it to the London booking part of my trip...actually have not even decided where to go in between as of now! But, I will definitely let you all know how it all pans out.
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Dec 23rd, 2015, 07:17 PM
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Note for the future, Travel12345.

We had good luck with The George Hotel on quiet "Cartwright Circle" in Bloomsbury, very near Euston and Pancras Stations (north)and Russell Square Station (south). British Museum a few blocks walk, rates within your budget.

Convenient crosstown bus, Russell Square, drives along Oxford. Good gastro pub close to The George...."The Lord Balfour", the famous Gourmet Burger Kitchen *(GBK) in the small Brunswick Mall shopping mall down the steet, laundromat across the street from the hotel. Lively but quiet and residential.

Rooms are relatively quite large, breakfast served, WiFi, helpful counter folks. (***see web below)
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Dec 23rd, 2015, 07:32 PM
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Travel. If so inclined there is also a Premier Inn a block away from The George

As for Am'dam, if you can find someplace along the Regulier Canal, good quiet, colorful location. We loved The Seven Bridges therein but that was three decades ago...I hear the rates have gone stratospheric since then.

Enjoy your European adventure!
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Dec 23rd, 2015, 08:08 PM
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>>The George Hotel on quiet "Cartwright Circle" . . . <<

That would be Cartwright Gardens.

Yes, the double/twin rooms are relatively large . . . but I personally would not recommend the George for a solo traveler -- the single rooms are extremely small and usually cost almost £100 per night.
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Dec 24th, 2015, 02:08 PM
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Thanks Janis..I didn't realize that about the singles but should have known that it's the rule rather than the exception. You're right, Cartwright Gardens..besides it's a semi-circle!
Have a great time on your visit to UK next week.
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Dec 24th, 2015, 02:11 PM
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>>Have a great time on your visit to UK next week.<<

Thanks, I leave tomorrow morning.

Have a great holiday . . .
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Dec 24th, 2015, 04:32 PM
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Five vists to Amsterdam. All in July or August.
Have never needed AC.

Have needed heat on a few times.

I would not make AC a requirement for Amsterdam.

We are staying Brouwer Hotel in Amsterdam. Its likely a bit over your budget( as it is mine) but it looks adorable and I love the area.
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Dec 25th, 2015, 05:42 AM
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Bridge Hotel at Amstel. Not inside the canal ring proper, but a quick stroll across the bridge gets you in the centre of town;ucfs=1&

Very nice location too, make sure you get a room with a view of the Amstel river.
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Dec 25th, 2015, 07:13 AM
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Last time I was in Amsterdam we found a hotel ... 50 kms away. I had tried for 2 weeks to find a reasonably priced hotel in the center and just quit. It was mid october - not tourist season ? On some forum it was advised to me to make a bid for a hotel - you bid, but you don't know where you'll stay and if you don't take the hotel you found you lose your bid - this system was not for me, but it seems it exists.

In London we stayed at St Pancras Premier Inn : Euston road, 88
Very correct.
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Jan 25th, 2016, 07:54 PM
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Update and new question! Amsterdam-booked! London-booked!! Prague-booked!!!
Thanks Brussels ...
Any suggestions for hotels near, very near as in walking with rolling luggage near central station? Naturally, I've looked on TA,, and all the other booking sites, but hoping you all can chime in with your thoughts.
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