Grand Plaza Serviced Apartments
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... been able to get back to a proper sleep, it's now 6:30am and been light outside since six ! I think the trouble sleeping is due to a bit of jet lag, and excitement to look around London today and also hunger !! Cannot wait for breakfast, I haven't eaten since the last meal on the plane. Which we had about 2:30 London time. Going to take heaps of photos today and will need to charge my phone, I knew I should've bought and nz-uk adaptor! Gonna have to borrow someone's tomorrow to dry my ...
... small chat with me. Now STOP right there. How many of you would actually respond to a small chat? Probably few would. I couldn't. For me it was either cut to the chaise or better stay quiet. She chose to stay quiet.
I didn't mention one thing about me...I am a dead patient person. I’m very honest and straight forward. I wont wrap words in a nice way just simply because I don't feel there is time in life to waste for stuff like that and specially when I ...
... breakfast at Pret A Manger. I had coffee and porridge and Charles had a cheese and tomato toastie with fresh orange juice. Yum. Healthy and yum. Madame Tussaud's was awesome, we took heaps of photos in all the different rooms and enjoyed the history of England ride. After it was over we caught the tube to Kings Cross Station to see Platform 9 and 3/4. Cool! Of course this was the highlight of my day. We then made our way back to Bayswater on ...
... for whatever reason I thought it was very good. After Raven Girl there was a half hour intermission followed by a short ballet Symphony in C this one was more classical ballet the choreography was done by George Balanchine. There were four movements to this ballet and my favorite was the first movement “Allegro Vivo” there was this one dancer that I could not take my eyes off of, she had a wonderful stage presence beside being a beautiful dancer. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Plaza Serviced Apartments London
It's a perfect place where stay if you search tranquility. very good
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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.