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one week london stay

Any recommendations for a comfortable place to stay for 7 nights? I was looking at staybridge suites Vauxhall, but wanted something more central and unique. Thanks! Joy

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We stayed at the Celtic Hotel , near Russell Square. Variety of rooms tomchoose from, we chose private bathroom. Room was good size. No ac .

Good included full breakfast.

This is not a luxury place, nor is it modern, but we have stayed there twice now and are hapoy with location, budget ( for central london) prices ,and clean old fashioned basic rooms. No elevator.

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I have stayed at Number63 on Bayswater road a few times. Often they are full, so I go "shopping" on Decide which area you prefer and read recommendations of previous guests. I like to be near a Tube station and usually stay in the Paddington area for convenience to rail travel. I will be staying at the Prince William Hotel next month. It has an elevator (lift) and is close to shops and Paddington rail station. I haven't stayed there before, but it seems ok according to ratings. It is a short walk to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. London has an extensive bus service network, so if the Tube (underground) isn't handy you will usually find a bus nearby.

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I'm not sure what you mean by unique or how many of you there are. Last month I chose to rent a studio apartment for a week in the Citadines in the Holborn-Coventry Garden area.

It is a great location with excellent bus and tube transport and within walking distance of the British Museum and Covent Garden. I could catch the bus directly across the street or around the corner and get to all the places I wanted to go. I used the buses so I could see stuff. I took the tube only once. I got on the Piccadilly line at the Holborn station one block away and went straight to Heathrow without any changes.

I like very modern places, so it suited me perfectly. But it might not be the kind of unique you're seeking. There are other locations around town. I think most are similar to the place I stayed, old on the outside and very modern on the inside.

Go to for more info. Other London locations are linked toward the bottom of the page on the left.

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Thanks for the feedback. I am looking for me and my husband, and our budget is under $200 a night. I'd like something central, but rooms in our price range seem very small, which might get old after a week. The Staybridge looks comfortable, but it's not central, and I've stayed in these in the U.S. -- therefore not unique. I am going to check out the studio; a fridge would be nice (we are travelling next month).
Thanks for any feedback!

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I would recommend somewhere in the Civent garden area. Its pretty central and prices for hotels there are more reasonable. Also very well connected in terms of public transport. London is massive but is extremly well connected. If you want an even lower budget hotel, id recommend staying in zone 3 or higher on the "tube map", perhaps Notting Hill pr white city and catching a bus into central. Youll love it there!

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We spent a week in London last month (June) in a place we found in the RS London Guide Book. I would not recommend the place we stayed since they are now undergoing a remodeling which can be very noisy. Do you have a copy of that guide book yet? If so great. If not it can be purchased elsewhere on this web site. We found it very helpful for our first visit to London in ten years. And yes, London is still expensive.