Nice but cheap hotels in London help

Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Nice but cheap hotels in London help

My husband are looking to stay in London for 5 or 6 days in Oct than move onto Paris. Can you reco a nice hotel since the $ is not so nice in England.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Hi kittpom,
What is your budget?

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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 10:16 AM
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In London "nice" hotels are not cheap. What is your budget? And what do you consider nice?

Might you be willing to consider a B&B outside the center? Sharing a bath?
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 10:52 AM
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I would like to spend under $200 and no shared bath.I've been looking on expedia and have seem many for 145-170 that look just fine. We don't need 4 stars we are good with 2 or 3.
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www.priceline.com

usually pick up 4* from

like recently

4* Tower Hotel London $85
4* London (Regents Park-Baker St) Marriott Regents Park - $105

www.betterbidding.com

excellent rooms great views...
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 11:38 AM
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If you don't want to go the Priceline route, I would look in to the Luna & Simone: great reviews on TripAdviosr, and great location near Victoria Station.
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Hi Kittpom,

I recently stayed at Melbourne House, Belgrave Road in Pimlico which was good value, well located in a safe neighbourhood between Victoria and Westminster - walking distance from Tate Britain and Big Ben. The bus stop across the road takes you to the West End, etc and Pimlico tube is nearby. There are lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Room 3 behind the reception desk was quiet and saved carrying luggage upstairs - there's no lift.

If you use one of the comparison sites to check what's available for your dates then check against Tripadvisor reviews you should find a few choices below $200.

Hope this helps.
Have a great trip,
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 02:57 PM
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140-170 US dollars? Pounds? Euro?

If they look good, then I guess pick one or two and ask here, and check on tripadvisor.com to see what people think.

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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 03:20 PM
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"I would like to spend under $200 and no shared bath.I've been looking on expedia and have seem many for 145-170 that look just fine. "

I'm confused - you are looking for under $200 - yet say you have found many between 140-170. Then what is the problem? But maybe you mean you've found many between £140-£170, and not $140-$170.

In any case, use Priceline - you will get a 4star for the region of $100-ish.

Luna & Simone is fine and is in a convenient location - but it is definitely not 4 star and will definitely cost more than a PL hotel. L&S's ensuite doubles run £75-£95.
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Old Aug 24th, 2008, 05:26 AM
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I've seen some hotels for under $200 but I'm not sure if they are ok. Trip advisor is a great idea I'll look into them. See the thing is where trying to keep cost down since where going to be staying in London for 5 days than were off to Pairs for 6 days.
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My wife and I love the Royal Park. It is one block north of the Lancaster Gate of Hyde Park. Very personal luxury at an excellent price.
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Try the Park International on Cromwell Road. It is a block or so from the Gloucester Road tube stop in South Kensington. It's not plush but is quite comfortable, and the room rate last fall included breakfast.

We did get it through Priceline, but you can try them directly if for some reason you don't want to use PL. (I think PL is the way to go in London.)
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Old Aug 24th, 2008, 10:40 AM
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$200 USD is only 108 GBP.

kittpom~ Not trying to sound picky but your prices are confusing since we don't know what currency you are quoting them in.
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My family and I really liked the Jury's Inn in Islington. Only about 2 blocks from the Angel tube station.
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Maybe I just got lucky, but I got the 4* Meliã White House at Regent's Park for $99 through Priceline last summer. The web site shows my accommodation at £135.

I'd recommend using PL after learning the craft at BiddingForTravel.com
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Hotwire can be another good place to check out. betterbidding.com has tips and info to help you guess which hotels are on offer.
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Hi Kittpom and others.

My wife and I are interested in the same question as we will be in London three days in October 2008 before heading to a meeting in Birmingham. After Birmingham we will also be spending a few days in Paris before returning to Washington State.

So far, the most encouraging information I have found for relatively low risk reasonable lodging in and around London is at Travelodge.co.uk. They seem to have quite a few options in October for $100 or less, plus VAT. The proof will be in the pudding when we have researched a few days and start trying to make reservations.

It looks like priceline is a pretty good bet for London. It would be great to exchange research results on both London and Paris.
Thanks.
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Gringolalo, try one of the Premier Inn hotels. They're "budget" (for London!), but have good reviews on Tripadvisor.
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A co-worker just came back from London at stayed at the Best Western Phoenix. She said it was very nice, well located and would stay there again. It has good TA reviews and is in your budget.
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Royal Park is quite pricey.

I too am looking at this time. It is very confusing to try to find a decent place.
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