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Travel Blogs from London
GSNENY has successfully made it to London! The journey to London was eventful and the group bonded over new experiences with public transportation. We then gallantly fought our jet lag once we arrived at Pax Lodge, our home for the week. Our program today included an overview, interactions with our *****ian sister guides, a tour of London, and a trip on the London Eye. Here are the girls' stories:
Brandi - Today, ...
... in danger as they weren't bomb proof. Churchill was a divisive person, but his leadership and inspiring speeches during the Blitz helped Britain get through the eight months of London bombings by Hitler.
We went on to Trafalgar Square where they were setting up for Day 3 of the Tour de France which will be in London tomorrow. We walked on down The Mall and caught the end of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham ...
... was good to lead a semi normal life for a minute staying at George's house, eating home cooked meals and not feeling like I had to rush around and tick off tourist attractions. I spent most of my time catching up with friends, eating and drinking too much, tubing around, aimlessly strolling streets exploring and getting a feel for what it's like to live in the amazing city of London! A few London highlights included: - ...
... through. They already had the other ticket part. Ugh.
Made it to London!
I am back in the Western world. My first course of action once at Heathrow is to get to the right terminal and find a Starbucks, which is easy at 6:45am. Follow the people. I get a latte and have a seat outside Starbucks and watch as the terminal slowly fills with people. There are more Americans here than I’ve seen in a long time, and ...
... to the big space that India found in my heart. I am excited to go back. I do not have specifc expectations this time, I only know that just like every trip to India, this one will also be extraordinary.
I’m travelling alone this time. I’m at the end of my Master studies and just finished a 10-months work placement. Before I will continue with my dissertation I have some spare time and I thought I should treat myself with a second visit to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews One Aldwych London
Above and beyond
What a gem of a hotel! My husband and I stayed here over Easter week and had a fabulous experience. The staff were marvelously accomodating.
E.g.--we arrived on a red-eye flight and got to the hotel around 9:00 am. Our room was not scheduled to be available until 4:00, so we asked to stow our bags while we had breakfast and wandered the city. The desk clerk (perhaps noting our sleep deprivation!), offered us a room right then! We gratefully accepted, ate breakfast, and slept for a couple of hours before heading down to their incredible pool/sauna.
The location CANNOT BE BEAT! Every museum/theater/attraction on our list was within walking distance except Kew Gardens, a pleasant tube ride away. And the hotel itself is beautiful--sleek, modern, clean, and filled with contemporary artwork. We are returning to London in August and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.
Old British hospitality in the new millenium
Sleek, chic, and sophisticated - the One Aldwych. It is located most perfectly in the heart of London. The concierge service is first rate in all the little ways you'd expect and in the large ones: they got us every theater ticket we had asked for. The maid service is inconspicuous, yet outstanding. I feel I must mention the bed that made me want to never get up, and the pool that made me get up earlier than I ever would. Both Axis and Indigo are restaurants to be recommended, and the Lobby Bar is a grand place for a night cap, where the London crowd is sleek, chic, and sophisticated.
Wonderful One Aldwych
My wife and I stayed at One Aldwych last August and had a wonderful time. The hotel was an elegant, cool sanctuary from the bustle of the city. Excellent location. Excellent bedding. Excellent ambience.
Despite the negative comments in earlier postings, we found the staff to be very helpful (they accomodated several special requests). This hotel will definately be home base for us next time we are in London.
We stayed there in January 2004 and absolutely loved it! The location is wonderful, the rooms were nice and we loved the internet on the tv!
:) The staff was sooo nice the concierge was more than helpful- they hooked us up at the best restaurants in town. The doormen were always friendly to us and the massages in the spa were wonderful. I especially loved the bathrooms- with the little tv and the nice big bathtub. I highly recommend staying here- it was so nice and the staff & service is unbelieveable...oh and the scrambled eggs are to die for!
Snotty Staff and small rooms
The staff is extremly rude at this hotel. We had probelms when checking in and the person behind the counter called his collegue behind the wall and we heard them laughing. He came back and was blatently rude to us as was his co-worker.
The location looked great but we were not prepared to be treated like that by anyone.
There are several excellent hotels a few feet away so don't stay here just for the location.
Love the location
Solid 5-star hotel in a great location next to Covent Gardens.
Beautiful bed and linens and the room was very quiet. Definitely minimalism and designer everything. Excellent service and the pool is spectacular!
All I remember is the pompous *** for a doorman they had! Treated me like street garbage because I was wearing a t-shirt, then fell into superficial apologies when he realized I was a guest! Never again! I've had better service from one-star hotels!
Sophisticated, gorgeous, sleek!
This is the hotel James Bond would choose in London. We stayed here for our honeymoon and loved it! It's sleekly opulent and gorgeously sexy. The linens are Frette, the bathroom the best I've ever had at a hotel -- deep brown marble tub, orchids, a fabulous shower. Every detail is perfectly designed.Expensive but I felt like it was worth every penny.
Lovely top hotel in center of London
Well, I stayed here, in this lovely hotel, and I assure you that you will not be disappointed staying in this top hotel at top location.
ok, i haven't acyually stayed @ the hotel but the bar is fantastic! they give free cnapes and beauitiful cocktails alcoholic and non. The staff are extremly nice someone i know went thier with their wife for their anniversary and what did they find in their room that night? champagne and chocalates on the house. The pool is beautiful complete with under lwater music and the restaurant has beautiful decor. the bar has vry big sculptures in it but it adds to the classy atmosphere. A real find!