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Old 04-09-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Hi all,

I need some help with a hotel recommendation in London. I will be there for only 2 night, August 28 - 30. I have never been there so I would like to be a tourist.

Here are some requirements to help you narrow down the choices:
  1. No more than $300 US a night
  2. Air conditioning
  3. Modern western bathroom (can't stand old plumbing and bathrooms!)
  4. Can live with a smallish room as long as I can have at least a queen size bed
  5. Convenient area for sightseeing and getting on the Tube
Any recommendations would be appreciated!

Cheers!
George
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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We (family of 4) stayed in a Citadines apartment/hotel on Glouchester(sp?) Road in 2007. It was very clean, nice bathroom, perfect kitchen for vacationers, WiFi, excellent location for tube, bus, and taxis, not too pricey. Can't find the bookmark anymore, so that's not good, but I believe the chain is all over Europe (stayed in one in Paris also very nice).
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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Hi all,

I need some help with a hotel recommendation in London. I will be there for only 2 night, August 28 - 30. I have never been there so I would like to be a tourist.

Here are some requirements to help you narrow down the choices:
  1. No more than $300 US a night
  2. Air conditioning
  3. Modern western bathroom (can't stand old plumbing and bathrooms!)
  4. Can live with a smallish room as long as I can have at least a queen size bed
  5. Convenient area for sightseeing and getting on the Tube
Any recommendations would be appreciated!

Cheers!
George
As in the US, many of the larger London hotels will employ demand-based pricing so it's difficult to generalize within the price range you quoted. You are visiting in peak tourist season, but on the cusp of a holiday weekend. Holiday weekends can drive London prices down slightly, but whether you'll benefit from this a couple of days before - I'm not certain.

Personally I'd do a tripadvisor and expedia combo in order to research your possibilities for the dates you quoted. If you read the reviews carefully and look at the rankings you won't go far wrong. I wouldn't use expedia for the actual booking - I'd go directly to the hotel's own website and compare - try to get a rate that's easy cancellable so you can go on checking up until the last minute and snag maybe snag yourself a cheaper room if you can but have the original booking to fall back on. I did this a couple of weeks ago when visiting London on a holiday weekend and actually saved myself a bundle.

Not sure what you mean about "western bathrooms" though... UK's in the western hemisphere too and you should hopefully be as likely to find bathrooms to your liking within the price range as you would do in the US. The cheaper the hotel the crappier the bathroom can be - anywhere.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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Hi, Iím sorry, I cannot suggest you any hotel of London because I have never visited London but recently I got a site by Google search for you called www.sletoh.com where you can find all types of hotel according to your budget and requirements. You can also book hotels online. Hope by this you will be delighted.
Cheers!

All the best!
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Expedia.co.uk Travel > Book cheap flights, travel, hotels & package holidays (http://www.expedia.co.uk/daily/shared/products/hotels/link.aspx?qscr=htwv&from=m&stat=1&khst=1&locn=lond on&date1=28/8/2008&date2=30/8/2008&cadu1=2&crom=1&rdct=1&rfrr=-13019&eapid=0-3 - broken link)

Lots of hotels in your price range on expedia for those dates. You might have some problem finding many hotels with air conditioning though as it is still very rare anywhere in Europe. Most will have air conditioned public areas but even 5 star hotels do not tend to have air conditioning in rooms.

We in Europe hardly ever need it so it is very wasteful.

I was recommended the Hoxton which also has some amazing sales ( including rooms @ $2 a night !) if you register on their mailing list.

Hoxton Hotels: Book cheap hotel rooms in Central London

$300 a night is a pretty respectable budget even in London if you book in advance.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:55 AM
 
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Hi there.

We'll I was in London in Spring over the Easter holidays, which is also a quite busy vacation time and I got my hotel at studios92.com. I think it's like expedia, you just tipe in when and with how many people you wanna stay in London and they give you hotels, varying in price and place. It wporked out great for me cause I was able to save some money with my boyfriend. But it's just a suggestion.

Hope I could help.

Greetings.
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