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london > paris + london hotel recommendations?

Mar 23rd, 2011, 03:06 PM
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london > paris + london hotel recommendations?

hello,
so i'm going to the UK to read from my book at an exhibit in oxford the first week of april.
can anyone clue me in on a decent hotel in london? somewhere near hyde park? and costing up to $150 a night? (i was only given hotels in oxford for free, unfortunately.)
also, i'd love to take a train to paris april 10 and read at culture rapide again but i'm having a hard time finding RT train tix under $700 because its so soon.
are there any bus lines that dont take like 6 hours or more?

thanks in advance for all yr advice!
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Mar 23rd, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Have you checked Eurostar.com in additon to Rail Europe for your trip to Paris? I just looked for 4/10 returning on 4/13 and could get it for just under 200 Pounds. Not sure what the current exact exchange rate but I am sure that's less then $700!

A couple of suggetions for more reasonable priced hotels in London, but not in Hyde Park
1. Lime Tree (Near Victoria Station)
2. Premier Inn London _Country Hall (right on the river)]

Also try Priceline. Go over to www.betterbidding.com and read. See what people are paying and getting when you want to go. I find London a great place for Priceline for a party of one or two. (Don't try this with your family)
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Mar 23rd, 2011, 11:20 PM
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Could you give us the real dates of travel as it's hard to make suggestions otherwise. Random dates make it easy to get return tickets for 200USD

Have you checked flights from CDG with AF/BA to Heathrow (which is convenient for Oxford) or Easyjet to Luton
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Mar 24th, 2011, 04:20 AM
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hi and thanks!
we need to leave london sunday the 10 and come back tuesday the 12. then we fly back to the USA the 13.
i booked tix from Euro Railways yesterday for $402 but have not received a confirmation yet, almost 24 hrs later! wonder how long it takes for them to figure out if they can actually sell me the tix or not......
also,thanks carolA. lime tree seemsvery nice.
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Mar 24th, 2011, 04:46 AM
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get best deals betterbidding.com bidding priceline from $80/nt

recently for me Tower Hotel in LON and Meridien Etoile Paris

booking.com otel.com good deals if you do not want to bid

might fly www.easy.jet booked in advance LON to CDG

to save over expensive trains or cheap but long grungy bus.

seat61.com

eurolines.com

Happy Hunting,
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Mar 24th, 2011, 05:47 AM
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Sunday 10th April is the problem - nothing under £99.50 and it looks as if there's a restricted service that day - but the return can easily be done for £65.00. That's a total of $270 per person
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Mar 24th, 2011, 08:15 AM
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alanRow, thanks! can you link me to where yr seeing a return for 65 on the 12th?
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Apr 18th, 2011, 03:34 PM
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hi,
so we ended up biting the bullet and buying 2 tix for $300USD RT. no regrets. we had to get to Paris and thats the way the ball bounces when you dont book in advance enough.....

thx for the help
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