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MarkAustin Jul 7th, 2004 04:13 AM

Budget Hotel in London
Has anyone stayed at the Southwark Rose Hotel in London? Seemed ok and reasonably priced, but I wanted to hear some opinions. Alternatively, how about the Premier Lodge in Southwark; same price, about the same location.

m_kingdom2 Jul 7th, 2004 04:40 AM

Do you really want to stay in Southwark - the land of the clampers?

MarkAustin Jul 7th, 2004 07:37 AM

Clamper? Should I know what that means?

m_kingdom2 Jul 7th, 2004 07:42 AM

Clamper - one who clamps cars that are parked illegaly, without remorse or compassion for human feelings.

MarkAustin Jul 7th, 2004 07:46 AM

Ah, I see. Well, as I won't have a car, it shouldn't be a problem.

But back to the topic, has anyone stayed at any of the budget hotels in this area, particularly the Southwark Rose?

mclaurie Jul 7th, 2004 09:40 AM

Have a look at the Travel Inn County Hall. A better location south of the river I think.

MarkAustin Jul 8th, 2004 03:29 AM

I was considering that, but they don't seem to have A/C, which I think will be important in August. Southwark Rose is cheaper, and has A/C.

Kayb95 Jul 8th, 2004 07:32 PM

Before you book, make sure all the rooms (or at least the room you're booking) has A/C. Sometimes hotels will advertise A/C but all their rooms don't have it, or just the common areas have it.

college_travelers Jul 8th, 2004 08:13 PM

Hi. Looks like the hotel you picked is pretty good. To view some other people who have spent the night at the Soutwark Rose hotel, view them on TripAdvisor:

However, the other great choice is Priceline. I just landed a great deal on the Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum. I got the hotel for only $72.00 per night (Yes, US Dollars). On Holiday Inn's website, it is 106 pounds per night with two nights at 84 pounds.

I saved so much money. If you need help placing a bid, go to and click on the hotel link at the top of the page. Then click on "England/Lodnon." Then click on the hotel list. The site will then post winning bids for the different star level hotels. Good luck.

djkbooks Jul 8th, 2004 08:18 PM

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