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AUGUST 23..:: Ok... So, despite almost getting denied into the country by the UK Border agent, my couchsurfer host not responding and overpaying for a hotel room a big as my closet, IM LOVING IT! Everyone sounds like Simon Cowell and the atmosphere is intoxicating. With the 2012 Paralymics coming up in 6 days, the city is filled with life and …
Today Fabian and i went to such a great restaurant, you wouldn't believe it :) Ask! and we both recommend the chocolate pudding or how does it call ... Sry forgotten ... But it was the best chocolate thing i've ever tried - seriously. Afterwards we went to several music stores and Fabian beamed over both cheeks that he finally can buy the vinyls …
boff, i am tired and don't want to write it all dawn ^^ you see it at the pictures with titles :)
today we saw the buckingham palace, hyde park (too big for fabians legs ^^) and notting hill. we ate the great and delicious "green and dark organic chocolate" ice cream - thanks jude for this fabulous tip!
We are too very lucky guys. London delighted us with his best weather :) After calling my mam because of my pin number for the credit card (certainly i forgot it) we could check in to our hotel. Walked a little bit through London (Big Ben, London Eye - just from the bottom, Covent Garden) for the first impressions.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Wellington London
I stayed at the Wellington for 1 week at the end of June. It is in a great location; Vincent Square is a very quiet area that is very close to major sights. I was travelling by myself, and felt very safe walking to and from the hotel at night. The room was very small, with a single bed, small TV, telephone, desk, sink, and cupboard. It was clean, with daily cleaning service. No air conditioning, so it could be hot in the middle of summer, but I was comfortable at the end of June. Depending on what side of the hotel your room is, the street noise may be bothersome, but I returned to the hotel so tired that I fell asleep instantly! The bathroom down the hall was OK, but the shower could have been cleaner. Breakfast was served from 8 - 10 am, and consisted of ham, cheese, cold toast, croissants, tea, coffee, juice, canned fruit salad, and cereal. Get there close to 8:00, because things (croissants especially) run out fast and the line-up gets long. My main complaint is about a particular front desk clerk, who was sarcastic and snarky when I asked a question about local calling in London. Otherwise, the staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, a great value hotel for London if you just need a place to lay your head.
I and my wife stayed in wellington in late June 2006, we booked through British Hotel Reseervation Centre (BHRC) in Paddinton Railway Station, 40 pounds/night . I was told that the bathroom, though outside our room, belongs to our room and will be used by us. In fact, it wrong and the staff in BHRC lied to us!!! All guests need to share the toilet and bathroom with others. The toilets were dirty and terrible. You can see yellowish stool still sticking on toilet even in morning. Very scary!!! The carpet is very dirty. TV is old. NO air-conditioning, will be very hot in summer. The receptionists were not very helpful. I requestes hot water from the reception at night (9 pm), the male receptionist told me that hot water is not available as the kitch is closed (only open in morning). Could you imagine that??? Next night when I requested hot water again from another receptionist, then hot water was supplied (though little amount)!! It is quiet noisy because people keep walking in and out and closing the door forcible.
The room was in need of renovation.
Filthy showers, intermittent hot water.
Breakfast - ha what a joke.
& the rooms were hotter than hell - it was impossible to sleep.
Myself and my boyfriend stayed at The Wellinton in February, 2006. We stayed one night and it cost £53, booking through the Hotels desk at Victoria station. I think this is cheap, though we didn't check anywhere else. We booked at very short notice.
Value for Money
I spent 8 days at the Wellington, 5 in late May and returned from touring and spent another 3. Staff was extremely helpful and met all my requests. Stored my luggage whilst I was away. Rooms were clean, showers down the hall were always hot, brealfast was plentiful. I met people there who had stayed there on many ocassions and standards were consistantly good. Close to many good pubs, 10 minutes walk to Victoria Station.
I stayed there with my daughter 13 years ago when it was still under the management of the university(KCL). My daughter gradulated from university and is practising medicine in London. At that time the English breakfast served at the basement dinning hall kept my stomach full till late afternoon. The bathroom was so big and there is never any competition even in the morning rush.
Visited London Thursday8th April 2004 to Sunday 11th April 2004,staying at the Wellington Hall. Booked over the phone having seen it on t'internet.
The hotel wasn't bad. It served it's purpose. The beds were clean. The rooms were spartan but OK, even having satellite TV! The room I was in was big so we had four people in there. Some of the rooms were so tiny, it was tricky to get 2 beds in! The toilets and showers were not appealing, there was lots limescale and some algae here and there. They didn't seem to be cleaned regularly. Breakfast was mediocre and they didn't give us dinner. The staff were nonetheless very helpful. If you're looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful, this is perfect. Its also very close to attractions and railway and tube stations. St. James's is about 10 minutes away and the Abbey and the Palace of Westminster are even closer. I recommend the Green Coat Boy pub!
My Sister and I visited London last weekend, upon arrival at Gatwick airport we had no were to stay for the night, so we booked it at the hotel booking desk. The room cost us a total of £40 for the night, it was about a 10 minute walk from Victoria Station (it was easy to find on the map) Check in was simple and the place seemed huge. The walk up the stairs to the 2nd floor was a bit eary it reminded me of boarding school !! our room was really basic just two beds a sink and a tv it was extremley dated but it was clean and they did provide towels. We had to share the toilets and showers with the whole floor and they were right at the other end of the corridor !!! it was a big corridor !! The toilets were ok but the showers were not the cleanest, i basically dived in and straight out again!! Continental breakfast was included in the price it was cereal, toast and coffee, that was fine. the dinning room was in the basement and it was one big room with long tables and ypu just had to grab a seat anywere, but it was clean. I would overall say that this was more of a hostel type place than a hotel but you get your own room !! but then what do you want for £20 eh !!! If you are travelling or just staying in London for a few nights on a budget then this place is ok.