Doing laundry

Apr 22nd, 2008, 08:27 AM
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Doing laundry

I'll be heading for England and Germany next week for an 18 days trip. I don't want to bring too many clothes (am thinking just 5 shirts and 3 trousers). But I wonder, how easy is it to find a laundromat in:

1) Cheltenham (Travelodge)

2) London - will be staying near St Pancras/Kings Cross station (Travelodge)

3) Berlin - in Potsdamerplatz (SuiteHotel)

4) Munich - near train station (Hotel Royal)

In between these places, I'll be on a road trip. So not much hope to wash clothes overnight.

Appreciate advice from those familiar with these places.

Thanks in advance!
kakijalan is offline  
Apr 22nd, 2008, 08:50 AM
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We used the Yellow Pages of the relevant towns before leaving the U.S. to get the address of laundromats.
Michael is offline  
Apr 22nd, 2008, 08:53 AM
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One thing you need to look for is opening hours. Many place are not open 7 am to 10 pm 7 days a week the way they are in the the US.
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Apr 22nd, 2008, 08:54 AM
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Hotels will often do your laundry for you (for a fee, of course). It's a time saver, so probably worth it.
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Apr 22nd, 2008, 09:08 AM
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In those cities, the fee for the hotel doing the laundry would be astronomical.

I agree with finding laundries beforehand. Many guidebooks have this information.
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Apr 22nd, 2008, 02:03 PM
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Rick Steve's guides give laundromat locations in major cities. Munich:

Paul-Heyser-Str 21

Regards, Gary
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Apr 22nd, 2008, 02:11 PM
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hi kakijalan,

have you tried google maps? they are my new best friend.

just put in the address you are interested in, put "launderette" into the search engine, and bob's your uncle.

regards, ann
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Apr 23rd, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Thanks a lot to all.

I've Googled but wasn't sure whether they'd be open. Will try my luck.

In any case, a friend told me that there's a hostel nearby which has laundry facility. Maybe I can try that one as well
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Apr 23rd, 2008, 01:30 PM
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Hi again,

most laundrettes will be open 9-6 weekdays and sats - suns may be variable.

in the UK, they will generally do service washes - you take your clothes in, and the attendant washes, dries and folds them. collect the next day. it doesn't cost much more than doing it yourself.

if you suss out a likely laundrette when you arrive in a particular place, you will probably have enough time there is get at least one wash organised.

regards, ann

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Apr 23rd, 2008, 09:27 PM
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annhig, *Bless You*! I didn't know about this aspect of Google Maps. What a great resource. I'll use this in my travel research.
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