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Hotel in London question

I am finding it hard to find a hotel that will allow me, and my daughters (21, 19 and 15) stay in one room. I simply can't afford to book 2 rooms. Any suggestions? I'm looking at EasyHotel in South Kensington. Anyone ever stay in these hotels?

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The problem is that most hotel rooms in London are fairly small. Typically rooms have one double bed or two twins. You will want to specifically look for quad rooms ... but even if the hotel has such a room they are often expensive. What is your budget per night?

One site that you could try is lastminute.com. This website will let you specify both the number of rooms and number of adults and only return certain hotels; they will show the types of beds in the room. I've booked through lastminute a number of times and have never had a problem.

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There are a few people here who have stayed at Easyhotels...however...they only allow 2 people in a room. Mostg rooms only have one double bed and room for very little else.

Posted by
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The thing with EasyHotels is that it is so cheap, I can afford to book the 2 rooms. Would love to hear from people that have stayed there. I know it's pretty spartan but I'm not too concerned about that.

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I stayed at EasyHotels in London 3 times last fall. All had a big, comfortable double bed and bathroom. Space on the sides of the beds, very slim on one side and non-existent on the other. About 4 feet of space at the end of the bed. No place but the floor to put anything. Very clean. I had a window in two of the rooms: one looked out on nothing; the other had a great view of the front street (Paddington). The "no window" room was in the basement: not great if you are claustrophobic. They try to charge for EVERYTHING including early arrival, luggage storage, TV, extra towel, computer use. I was able to negotiate them out of the charge for early arrival. If you just want a shower and a bed, and you arrive after 3 pm, life can be good and simple. If you want elbow room or a place to put your luggage, makeup, or book you may not be happy at EasyHotel. Expect to see lots of ORANGE but not on every wall, just one plus the bathroom door. The desk personnel were pleasant and willing to answer questions.

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Travelodge might be your best bet.You will still need two rooms, but if you are booking for 3 weeks in advance you might get one of the £19.They ahve amny London hotels, the City Airport seems to come out as most likely to have the cheaper rooms

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I stayed at the Easyhotel in Earls ct, which by the way, reviews state that the South Kensington easyhotel is much more noisy and a bit pricier than the Earls ct location just up the street (Cromwell road, 1 block north of the Kensington High St, 5 minutes from the Earls ct tube station). I loved it so much I am staying there again april 1-7. Its a tiny room, basically its almost as if the walls are built around the perimeter of the bed. Bed is very comfy and clean. Tiny clean bathroom with clean shower, shower gel/shampoo in a pump on the wall. Loo is big enough for one person at a time. Worth the money if you just want a place to shower and sleep. Also there outlets are near the bed, none in the bathroom because its against the law there now to put outlets in the loo so you have to use a blow dryer, curling iron, etc while sitting on the bed. Bring a big mirror!!! The outlets have on/off switches so remember to switch it on when you plug something in. Bring hangers since there is no where to put clothing. Youll have to hang them on hooks. TV is 5 pounds for 24 hours (pricey), but if you pay for it the first night, right before 24 hours is up,leave it on a channel you like and dont shut it off and it will stay on for more than 24 hours (mine stayed on for 6 days) you just cant change the channel. You can turn down the volume at night :) 2 small rooms will run you about $80-$90 per night! I paid about $42 per night for April, so $250 for 6 nights of a clean bed and hot shower.

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Maybe try etap as an alternative
If you do go easyhotel , do get a window , its very claustrophobic otherwise.

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Look into the Garden Court Hotel nr Kensington Gardens. I stya here and think it is a great find brfast included.

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You might check out the Premier Travel Inn between Westminster and Embankment tube stations and adjacent to the London Eye. The room I had wwould sleep 4 and it is a convenient location.

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I agree with Audrey on this one. The Premier Travel Inn @ County Hall is a good choice. You'd have to ask for a Family room and double up. It's clean and well situated just over the bridge from Big Ben. Sorry, breakfast is not encluded but is available in the cafe on the ground floor. They will also provide a roll away bed. During one of our stays there, we had a double bed and two roll away beds.

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We have booked a quad at the Winchester hotel near Victoria Station. Wife and I have stayed there in the past and liked it, and booked a quad for later this summer to take our 2 kids. Small, quiet hotel w/ big breakfast and reasonable prices.

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Cherry court hotel had a room with multiple beds in it. However, I have heard great things about the Premier Travel Inn for Families. Cherry court has a quad room (one double bed and 2 singles) for 100 GBP a night, and a family room (3 singles and one double) for 120 GBP a night. The location is great- one block behind Victoria Station. We stayed in the family room once-it was small but would work. I have to admit that this hotel had really gone up in price since I last stayed there but it is a possibility

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We've stayed a few times at the Limetree Hotel, very close to Victoria Station--about a 5 minute walk. Each time, the room has had 2 double beds, which could each sleep 2 people. You might give them a call to see if they would allow 4. It's a nice hotel with a good breakfast included. They have a website that will have the phone number.