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location, location, location for London Hotel???

location, location, location for London Hotel???

Oct 10th, 2002, 06:25 PM
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location, location, location for London Hotel???

I am heading to London for 5 days in April and am looking for a hotel with the best location. I am willing to pay a fair amount (250 a night, but would prefer less) if it means I am within walking distance of a lot of attractions.

If you don't have a specific hotel recommendation, could you tell me what area you recommend I start looking at that would be in the middle of everything and close to a metro stop?

Thank you!
Oct 10th, 2002, 09:37 PM
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with a travel pass it really doesn't matter cos then everything is close
Oct 11th, 2002, 12:03 AM
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The Charing Cross Hotel. I stayed there two months ago and it was great. Located about 100 yards from Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery. The hotel sits on top of a train/tube station. I paid 99 pounds per night, about 150 U.S. Have a great trip.
Oct 11th, 2002, 12:34 AM
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I've stayed at the Charing Cross and it wasn't cheap and I was very disappointed for the price it was downright shabby. Then I found out they have an "executive wing". For a few PoundsS more we moved there and the difference in the quality was amazing. I believe the main hotel may have been refurbished since then. I actually prefer the family operated boutique hotels but for being in the "action" try the inexpensive giant Regent Palace. It's huge and impersonal but oh so British.
Oct 11th, 2002, 02:46 AM
Ben Haines
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Like Bob, I find the Charing Cross area and the Strand to be the most central. I am afraid I do not think that it really does not matter: in the wrong hotel, north of Hyde Park, say, you can spend an extra ten minutes on each journey you make.

Pam is a careful reporter. Pam, please when were you there ? The hotel did a lot of rebuilding three years ago.

I append a list of hotels along the Strand. Please write if I can help further. Welcome to London.

Ben Haines

Royal Adelphi Hotel. From £45 or 80 inc breakfast

Strand Palace Hotel. 2002: £160 to £450
Also at discount £60 any date in August
and £70 Fridays to Sundays all year
on http://www.hotelsengland.com./
Discounts also on http://www.travelnow.com/hotels/
and on http://www.180096HOTEL.com
Many rooms are small, but not all, so it is good to ask
the room size before you book.

Charing Cross Thistle Hotel. £190 to 255
Double at £90 a night in summer 2002. See http://summerinthecity.thistlehotels.com/omm-server/eurocms/fe/jsp/frames.jsp?Platform_Id=95&Cat_Id1=13&Landing_Page=/templates/offer_template3.jsp?Offer_Id=271

Oct 11th, 2002, 05:26 AM
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From a previous post:

Author: bettyk ([email protected])
Date: 05/31/2002, 11:41 am
Message: Just returned from London last week. We stayed at the Rubens Hotel across from the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. Very central location. We walked just about everywhere but Victoria Station was just a couple of blocks away. Within a few minutes, we could walk to St. James Park, Green Park, Westminster Abbey, Parliament, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Hyde Park, etc.

Kim, we really liked this hotel. The location was great, they have a fabulous breakfast buffet, the staff was friendly and helpful and it is within your price range.

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