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Accomadations in London

We will be in London for 2 nights Aug 4th and 5th. We have 3 adults and 2 children in our group. We hope to be centrally located, have clean rooms, but not have to pay too much. Any Reccomendations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Sharon

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Not paying too much is relative in London. We like the Winchester Hotel in the Victoria Station area. The Lime Tree in the same area is very nice but more expensive. Two years ago we paid just under $200 for 2 adults and one teenager. With the weak dollar it will be higher. But so is everything.

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Do NOT mistake the Lime Tree with the Lime Grove hotel. Lime Grove is a horrible disaster of a poor excuse for a hotel.... Nothing but horrible reviews and personal horror stories on that one!!! EEK! This one has a lot of good feedback -
http://www.vancouverstudios.co.uk/studios.php

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Check out the Luna&Simone, very highly rated and near Victoria Station and Pimlico tube station. Cherry Court is highly rated and offers simple clean rooms and a breakfast basket and is also near Victoria Station.

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hi we are going in september and we will be staying at the www.melbournehousehotel.co.uk, the rate is good,(85pounds for a double/if paid cash and breakfast included) located near victoria station, and all the reviews seem very positive, they have family rooms. hope this help!

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Thank you everyone for your replies. I tried Cherry Court but they were completely booked for the time we will be there. They recommended Jubilee, but they had only a single available. I tried the L&S and they were booked, but the site I was at recommended Victoria Inn. Does anyone have any experience with Victoria Inn?

Thanks again for your help,

Sharon

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Premier Travel Inn at London County Hall fit the bill for us. Central, clean, cheap with the London Eye at your window as well as the Thames, Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Tube station just across the bridge.

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you can try bidding for a room on priceline.com. I've saved money on hotel rooms there a couple of times. just choose the neighborhood you want and bid low and go incrementally higher until they give you a room at the star level you choose. I also found a lot of great discount offers at londontown.com.

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Premier Travel Inn at County Hall was fine for us. Very centrally located.

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Like Dave I used Hotwire.com (similar to Priceline). I got back last month and stayed at the Sheraton for $89. Previously I stayed near the Theatre District for $120 a night at a Hilton.

I'm heading to New York City (another pricey city) and got a Hilton for $110 a night.

If you select a 3 star or higher, you shouldn't be disappointed.

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My husband and I stayed at the Winchester Hotel near Victoria Station the first time we went to England and the room - a regular room with a double bed - was small but clean, and breakfast was great. Last year, we rented a family room that was absolutely horrible. The overhead light fixture globe was broken with jagged edges, the electrical sockets were all loose, the light over our granddaughter's bed was loose and the glass globe broken with jagged edges, the cord to the television was draped across the light on one wall over to the outlet which was 6-8 feet away, and the "tea tray" was a very small, very cheap, plastic affair that sagged and looked as though it would dump the stacked teacups, water heater, etc. onto the bed (did I mention it was right over our granddaughter's bed?) at any moment. The room was so small that only one person could pass between the double bed and the single bed at a time. I took pictures of all of the things that were wrong and, when we got back home, sent them with a letter explaining our disappointments to the Winchester specifically to the attention of Jimmy, but never heard a word back. During our stay at the Winchester we never saw Jimmy and we understood that he was starting up a new hotel on the next street. Breakfast at the Winchester last year, by the way, was awful. We got downstairs well within the time frame for breakfast but were told there was almost nothing left, and what we did get was terrible. The Winchester, last time out, was a huge disappointment.

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We stayed at the Premier Inn at County Hall. Great for families. Easy to get to by the Tube,centrally located, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult breakfast
(hearty breakfast buffet).

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The best website for inexpensive, clean rooms in
London is Londontown.com. with great variety.

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Sharon, Try Premier Inn @ County Hall. Great location and be sure to ask for a family room. They are usually really good about bringing in extra beds

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Thanks everyone for your replies.

I have tried to get a room at the Premier@county hall. I tried the web site, and I actualy called them, but they say they can not have more than 2 adults in a room and no more than 4 total. We are going to try Blades. Hopefully it will be alright.

Thanks again,

Sharon

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We stayed at the Premier Inn at County Hall.Great location. I would stay there again in a minute.

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If anyone in your party is retired or active duty military, then you should check out the Union Jack Club. It is located literally across the street from Waterloo Station and has tiered rates based on the rank of the qualifying person. I know in 2004 we paid at least $30 or $40 less per night than the going rate in that area, and we were paying a fairly high rank's rate. It was spotlessly clean and had a full restaurant and bar onsite. It is open for US, UK, and I believe Australian service members or retirees.