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Finding a Hotel in London?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chipperhead, 3 Mar 2012.

  1. chipperhead

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Feb 2004

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    I've been at this all day trying to book a Hotel for my family when we come to London in April, obviously I'm trying to find the best one on a budget but I feel lost with it all after spending hours looking.

    I think I've narrowed it down to two, can anyone advise me which would be the best or alternatively suggest another one.

    My details are arrive 8th April check out 12th April (4 nights)
    2 adults, 2 kids (5 & 8).
    Budget £600 max really and breakfast if possible.

    I've found:
    Holiday Inn City (275 Old Street) inc breakfast £508
    Holiday Inn Victoria (106 Belgrave Road) inc breakfast £600

    Thanks :)
     
  2. rgzcampbell

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

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    Location: Blairgowrie

    Are you wanting central London? I've had a quick look on www.booking.com and you can easily get a 3/4 star hotel for well under £600
     
  3. mjt

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    Everything's a rip-off, so just go for a chain who have the best rates.

    Use expedia, hotels.com or similar.
     
  4. mithrandir

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    How about the budget chains such as Travelodge or PremierInn. Also depends on whether you want central (zone 1) or don't mind bus/tube ride away (zone 2-3)
     
  5. qqg3

    Soldato

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    Location: Nowhere

    Aye, there's a great PremierInn near Kings Cross.
     
  6. Rich_L

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    Location: Santa Barbara, Californee

    Have you looked are the anonymous City hotels on last-minute?
     
  7. chipperhead

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    Yeah I did consider that but it gives no indication of location so with 2 kids didn't want to risk it.
    I'm going to book Holiday Inn City (275 Old Street) £508 inc breakfast.
     
  8. ci_newman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,827

    Location: Hook, Hants

    For a start, both of those are "Express by" so they are akin to travel lodges and such. What are you doing in london. Those two are quite central and have good access to transport and shops. I've done business with both through my line of work :). Have you looked at managed apartments, they *may* come in under budget.
     
  9. Efour

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Travelodge - Covent garden 5 minutes slow walk to the tube.

    always a cheap deal to be had if you book early enough.

    cheap cheerful clean Dominos next door.. lol its easy peasey
     
  10. londonbairn

    Soldato

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    Location: West London

    You should aim towards West End, rather than East
     
  11. mjt

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    You're in London, why the hell would you go to Dominos?!

    Actually, why would anyone ever go to Dominos?!
     
  12. Seft

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    Location: Radlett

    Marriott London Regents Park? A little bit out of town, but £526 at hotels.com (8% Quidco), decent brand, nice area and TripAdvisor reviews are solid.
     
  13. Rich_L

    Capodecina

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    Location: Santa Barbara, Californee

    If you feed the details into Google you normally get a link to a forum like MSE where they tell you which hotel it is (for future reference) :)

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=536015