London Hotel Help - on a budget

Old Jan 14th, 2005, 10:22 AM
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London Hotel Help - on a budget

My husband and I, along with another couple, are looking to travel to London for 3-4 nights towards the end of May. We are looking for suggestions in places to stay that would be under around $100-200USD a night. We have looked at renting an apartment through VRBO.com, but running into many that are already booked which suit our price range.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old Jan 14th, 2005, 11:12 AM
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I'm a firm believer that Priceline is the best was to get the most out of your hotel dollar in London. I just got a 4* hotel in Kensington for 7 nights - $82/night. My entire hotel bill for 7 nights was $689.75 - and that's US dollars.

For two couples, you would need to bid on two rooms and I wouldn't bid on anything less than a 4*, but you can get excellent deals on Priceline.

Go to www.biddingfortravel.com and read the Hotel FAQ's, look at the London Hotel list and read the message boards to see what deals other bidders have gotten. To stay within the heart of London, I'd stick with the Mayfair, Westminster and Kensington areas.
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Old Jan 14th, 2005, 11:19 AM
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Hi jend, your looking at £50-£100 which is a tough price range. I'm no expert on London as I've only been there 3x's but you can start by trying londontown.com or sites such as Expedia,Travelocity just to get a look at properties and prices and then find the hotels own site as I have found it's usually less money.
Also try a search at the top of the page, there is one or two questions a week on "Cheap London Hotel". Also, try citadines.co.uk for budget apartments in London. And as Kayb95 said Priceline is good. Although this doesn't pertain to London I just got the Sheraton at the Philadelphia Airport for our trip out to London next month for $55 on Priceline, regularly $159! Good luck!
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Old Jan 14th, 2005, 11:24 AM
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I'll second Kayb's suggestion. Unless you are dead set on going to a PARTICULAR hotel, Priceline is the best option. Something to keep in mind is that many times, prices quoted online or in advertisements DON'T include VAT tax -- which can be substantial, at 17.5%. Priceline includes taxes, and the $80 a night price is fairly common for 4* hotels in London.

Just make sure you read the www.biddingfortravel.com site, or www.betterbidding.com, for valuable bidding strategies and information. The BFT site even has a fairly comprehensive list of which hotels have won in each 'area' in the past, with links to the sites, so you can see which hotels you may get.

GOod luck, let us know how it went!
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Old Jan 14th, 2005, 11:36 AM
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You can find some nice rooms in London in that price range thru athomeinlondon.co.uk
Summer '03 we rented the top floor of a victorian home for 5 nights, 3 br 1 bath plus breakfast, GBP $109 per night. It was in a suburb 20 min from Picadilly via tube.
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are you talking about $100 to $200 double ($200 - $400 for four)? If so the sky's the limit. You can find anything in that price range.

But if you mean $100/$200 for all 4 of you then Priceline would be a good choice.

Another contact would be E&E Apartments ([email protected]) They have 2 bedroom flats in Victoria and Pimlico for about £100 per night. This is a very convenient area -- close to the river, Tate Britain, Victoria Station and B'ham Palace.
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