Is Covent Garden Hotel worth the $$?

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Mar 6th, 2005, 06:30 PM
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Patrick--again, my apologies, I will search again, when I searched I came up with nothing for Covent Garden Hotel--just the area; I greatly appreciate those willing (including you) help sort through the task of finding a London hotel room. Believe me sensitive is not the emotion--it's intimidated!!

Thanks Will Travel for the tip on the name of the recent visitor.

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Mar 6th, 2005, 07:19 PM
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Now that I was reminded it was Intrepid1 who talked about The Covent Garden Hotel, I was able to find his "London Theatre Weekend" report and copy this from it:

"The usual 20-minute wait for a cab at Paddington (during rush hour-expected) and another 20 minutes through congestion to the Covent Garden Hotel. Cab fare was 12 Pounds.

The room was not ready so we went to a nearby bakery for some coffee and goodies. One half hour later the room was ready. I had e-mailed the Concierge and requested that flowers be in the room as this trip was a Christmas present for my partner. The flowers were nothing short of spectacular.

I cannot say enough GOOD about this hotel. The staff do not know the meaning of the word "no." They remember your name and your room number and are helpful in every possible way.

"Deluxe double" room with king bed. Very well-decorated in an understated but very classy manner. The room measured 18 feet by 22 feet (Yes, Fodorite "room size" mavens, I took a tape measure just for you so we could, at last, have some objective data about at least one European hotel room; I'll let YOU decide if this is "small" or "big").
The room had lots of closet space and a large workdesk, two phones (one cordless), safe, mini-bar, and windows that opened fully.

Fully marbled bath, two sinks, separate shower with a Speakman showerhead and great pressure; thick bathsheet towels, robes, and slippers.

We got a rate including the full English breakfast which was more than adequate. The hotel is located about two blocks or so from the Covent Garden tube stop and within easy walking distance to major West End theatres; shops and restaurants abound in the neighborhood.

The hotel is pricey by most people's standards, I think, but seemed worth it to us. A possibly cheaper alternative would be the Radisson Edwardian a few doors away on Monmouth Street."

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Mar 7th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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Patrick--thank you; now I also know which is Intrepid's report on tripadvisor.

Thanks again,

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Mar 7th, 2005, 04:42 PM
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OK...I'll chime in one more time: Yes, it is pricey by most folks' standards given the current exchange rate. Yes, the staff is absolutely first-rate in every respect. Yes, it is conveniently located, especially if you have a notion to attend theatre performances. Yes, the rooms are fairly good-sized IMO.
Yes, it will be where we'll probably stay every time we go to London...hard to go back to anything else because in so many ways this is our ideal hotel.

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