London Accomodations

Old Nov 21st, 2007, 06:26 AM
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London Accomodations

Does anyone know the Ascot Hyde Park hotel in London? Would it be recommended? We are 2 couples traveling with a 14yr old girl & 12yr old boy looking for 2 nights accomodations Aug 2008. Doesn't have to be fancy, just clean and good service.
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Old Nov 21st, 2007, 07:38 AM
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If you mean the Ascot Hotel, 11 Craven Road, it gets awful reviews on Tripadvisor who rate it 905th of 1019 hotels in London:
http://tinyurl.com/2y9s7m
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Old Nov 21st, 2007, 07:57 AM
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It's a fairly standard "Budget" London Hotel, offering basic facilities. You can check out Ascot Hyde Park and other affordable London accommodation on this handy website: http://www.london30.com
Particularly useful is the search-by-map facility, where you can just select the accommodation directly in the area that suits you best, enjoy London, it's fantastic!
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Old Nov 21st, 2007, 08:34 AM
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What is your budget? Instead of asking for opinions of one of the hundreds of nearly identical 2 star B&B hotels spread all over London - if we know how much you want to spend we can recommend specific properties in good locations.
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Old Nov 21st, 2007, 09:37 AM
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I believe poster kdbcn2007 above is a commercial tout. I looked at his postings and every one recommends allied hotel booking websites which end in "30" with such disingenuous lines as "you can find some great deals on this website which I came acrossquot;.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2007, 01:31 PM
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Thanks for the input. Our budget, as requested, is flexibles but it would be nice to get something for about 80GBP per night or less. Don't mind Triple occupancy rooms.
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Do you mean 80 pounds for all six of you?
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If you do mean that price range for all six of you, there's actually a solution if you can stretch a bit. A new London hostel is opening in early 2008, and it's very well-located. YHA hostels are generally quite good. A private ensuite room for six costs 113 pounds per night.

The location is quite convenient, and with it being a newly built building, the facilities should be pleasant:
http://tinyurl.com/2gvdat
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Another option is Travelodge.co.uk , particularly as they are currently having a 19-pound per room sale. In many cases, each room can sleep up to 4 people. So if you can get these, get two rooms. And remember no early check-in, and no luggage storage. If you are okay with this option, I suggest booking now, as the best London locations are going very quickly (I see only 29-pound rates available for central London, but this is still a fabulous deal).

Another alternative are the London School of Economics dorms. My daughter and I stayed at High Holborn House. These might end up being more than 80 pounds for all six of you, but money well spent, quite likely. Take a look at these:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/vac...ommodation.htm

Any of these options should be better than that hotel which sounds horrid.
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A few hotels you could try:

www.henleyhousehotel.com near Earls Court tube, looks like their triple rooms are 85 pounds per night incl. breakfast. We stayed there in a double and it was fine, close to the tube, breakfast was fruit, cereal, toast etc (not cooked which suits us).

www.rhodeshotel.co.uk near Paddington station, we had family stay there and said it was fine. They have triple rooms but their site seems to be down at the moment so not sure of cost. A double cost 80 pounds for my brother-in-law and his wife.

I would say a hotel near Paddington station is a bit more convenient for sightseeing than Earls Court but not a lot of difference.

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