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Dec 29th, 2004, 10:29 PM
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The blurb on the Hilton Olympia website is a classic tourism industry truth stretcher:

"Situated on one of London's most prestigious roads the hotel couldn't be better placed for the business or leisure traveler [Oh yes it could]

In the heart of fashionable Kensington [Oh no, it isn't], with it's [AAAgh!!] tempting bars [name one. Just one], restaurants and high fashion retailers, the hotel is also within walking distance of the Hammersmith Business District [if you're a fully paid up member of the Rambler's Association] , and the Olympia and Earls Court Exhibition Centres [most doctors agree that a daily walk to and from Earl's Court will give you enough aerobic exercise to prevent heart diseas for life]

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Dec 31st, 2004, 11:40 AM
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To Lordy, I stayed at Hilton Olympia this past April, the ONLY reason was the deal(45 pounds B&B).

As previous posts, the location is too far out from majoy tourist sights and tube stations. But bus#9 goes to Trafalgar Square, and if you are coming from Heathrow, it is easy to get off tube at Hammersmith,then bus#9,#10 takes about 10 minutes to the hotel.

The room was not as nice as other London Hiltons I have stayed; but the buffet breakfast was the best among them.

However, I wouldn't recommend it to any new visitor. For sightseeing/theatre, I think Trafalgar Square area is the most convenient. In that area, I have stayed at Thistle Trafalgar Square, Thistle Charing Cross and Thistle Royal Horse Guards, all are quite good. Usually you could find good deal(about 70-90 pounds incluing breakfast)from www.Londontown.com.
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