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Hello everyone and thanks for reading. Today is a bit longer.....
On our first day here in London we hit the
city by foot. As you probably all saw
from our pictures, we achieved so much on our first day. (Much to Ayden’s displeasure, as we walked
about 15 km all up)
As our apartment was in …
13 hours on a plane sucks. No matter which way you do it...
Anyway, it didn't stop us from seeing and exploring the sights of London on foot. London is such a "Wow" city. Everywhere you turn the is something grand and old and amazing to make you go "Wow"!!!!!!!!!!
The photos speak for themselves. Please have a look.....
I'd booked this day tour before we left home, but poor Stuie was feeling poorly this morning, so I went on my own. So glad that I didn't stay home in sympathy with him, because, yet again, I had a brilliant day and was left in awe, finally seeing sights that I've only previously dreamed about.
I think what I also liked about today is that …
Putting our frustrations aside at yet another day of transport woes in London, that led to us missing three things we wanted to see, we still managed to have an excellent day in London.
We had set off this morning to see the Horse Guards Parade at St James Palace, to be followed by the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and then …
What a day we've had....look at all the things we did!
We've got a bit of a challenge on our hands this weekend, because the main circle line of the rail system is closed for maintenance (courtesy of the upcoming Olympic Games in Sept, half of London is undergoing maintenance!), and 6 other lines are closed in part, so we'll have the …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Plaza Serviced Apartments London
Stayed here with a friend as part of a package from gotoday to London & Paris in early December 2004. Found that when we checked in that our rooms (we each booked a single) could not have been further apart in the hotel. I would have thought that being the low travel season and that it didn't seem that busy in the hotel that we might have been put closer together. My room was on the corner of the hotel and it could get rather loud as it was right on street level (also could smell smoke on occasion, wasn't sure if it was coming from the room next door or from outside). The bedroom was OK, but my bathroom smelled musty and did not have a toilet paper dispenser. 3 nights into our 4 night stay I went to get into my room to find I was locked out, the front desk had checked us out (they told me that according to their system I had checked in the day before for one night). Eventually I was able to go into my room and show the front desk person my booking confirmation, however I did not feel that the staff showed any concern or remorse regarding the inconvenience they caused, I will still need to check to make sure we were not billed for an extra day.
Nice hotel, bad, very bad staff
I gave "OK" to this hotel because of the rooms. Staff is not nice, too serious, trying to look too "profesionals"... i hate that, because i was with another man and he gave a double room... and then problems at checheck out... hate it... as i said, nice hotel, bad staff
Loved the place
Our family of four stayed in a 2-bedroom unit in Nov 2004. The staff was always available and helpful and the unit had all the conveniences. Location was excellent--the immediate area was quiet, but a few blocks away were plenty of restaurants, shops, internet cafes, and 2 tube stops. The bed had the best hotel mattress I've ever slept on. Nice bathtub too. Take note that the 2 br units are on the fifth floor but the lift only goes to the 4th.
My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks. I've been wanting to come back since I spent the Fall of '94 in London as a student. I can't compare the Bayswater to other accommodations (except the flat I had in the Maida Vale section ten years ago) - just against my expectations. The Bayswater worked really well for us. I think the reviews on this web site are accurate. It's a good base for exploring the city. Here are a few practical tips for your stay:
We stayed at the Somerset Sept 22 04 for 3 Nights. We booked a studioette and got a free upgrade to an Apartment. So 70 pounds a night seemed cheap for a Studiotte to get an Apartment instead for 70 pounds was outstanding. The Apartments are two storied - living upstairs and bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Our Apartment was in the old part of the Hotel on the inside (so not facing the street) So very quiet.
I stayed here for 7 nights (Sept 6-13, 2004). The room was quite large (studio) with a full size bathroom, a small kitchen area, safe, entertainment system (TV, Radio, DVD player). The front desk will even loan you an adapter (must place a deposit) if you forget yours. I stayed in the front part of the building right next to the street. The street was quite noisy so be sure to bring your earplugs or get a room at the back of the hotel.
The Somerset Bayswater worked out well for us on a recent trip to London for a friend's wedding. We have an 11-month old and needed a suite hotel to make life easier with his feedings and bedtime. Make sure you ask for a room in the newer back portion-just beware-there is no lift in this part of the facility, so a ground floor room is better if you have a lot of stuff with you. Staff was a bit unhelpful, but seemed no worse than typical British service with a scowl. That said, our room was wonderful and large and new and air-conditioned, the hotel is a quick walk away from Whiteley's/Hyde Park/tube, it is easy to get cabs in the area, and all in all it was blissfully convenient. Despite the room move due to a clogged toilet and 20-minute wait time for extra towels, we would stay here again.
All round thumbs up!
Stayed at the Somerset Bayswater for 3 nights in May 2004 after reading other good comments about it. Although only a "studioette" size room, the room was clean and modern with a full size bath and heated towel rail, etc. Nice and quiet location, with friendly staff to help with directions, advice, etc. Close to the tube and lots of other great stuff. We were first timers in London - but would certainly stay here again.
Stayed at the Somerset Bayswater for 5 nights (April 2004) after getting a good deal on lastminute.com
The Somerset Bayswater Hotel staff were all helpful and accomodating.
When a much needed extra bed would not fit in the 2 bedroom flat, we were given an adjacent room at no charge. (We went during the off season.) The rooms are clean and modern. The continental breakfast was very good. (Great coffee) The location is just right. Near two tube stations. I highly recommend it.