Travel Blogs from London
... there for ease of getting home. It was R’n’B night so the music was pretty good! Only downside was the ridiculous price of drinks – five pounds for a vodka! Might as well have not left Australia for that price urgh. So I only had two drinks, and almost fell asleep at the table again…whoops. For some reason my body was really struggling to adjust to travelling, I was so tired that my eyelids felt like they had lead in them, it was ...
... I tried to explain to God how much of a better mood I would be in if the sun would suddenly make an appearance, and then gave him the break down on how much this excursion was costing to sit in our oceanfront room to watch it rain. It continued to rain anyway. All we needed now was some animals and we had the ark. We got dressed, because it was time to catch our bus to London. As soon as we walked out of the terminal to the bus the rain started coming down. Finally, on the ...
Again, I'll keep this really brief, not too much of interest. The meetings are finally over and we can spend some leisure time enjoying the city! We already started by going out to an Indian restaurant and then over to a local pub. All of the pubs close at midnight on the weekdays, so we didn't end up staying very long. Tomorrow is when the touring ...
... all sound pretty awesome. The class I am most excited about is a class about the interior decorating in London. We will be traveling to different homes in London and learn about the history of it all. I'm so stoked about it and it's a great thing I already have an Oyster Card for the tube!
We finished up orientation on Friday so we had Saturday and Sunday to explore and get ready for classes. On Friday night me and a few friends went down to Piccadilly Circus ...
... crammed into an are 1/108the the size of Wisconsin. And that is not a typo! It's absolutely crazy, and really makes me appreciate all the space I have to myself back in Wauwatosa.
We discussed a couple other things including the monarchy, the figure of Queen Elizabeth II and the difference between America and Britain when it comes to how people are viewed by others based on different factors. In Britain, a lot rides on your ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Amsterdam Hotel London
THE Hotel to stay at in London
A jewel in London. Well priced, lovely appointed rooms and freindly staff. Ideally situated, close to tube, lots of pubs and eateries around. A very smart, well appointed hotel. Highly recommended
Bad Experience at the Amsterdam Hotel
Arrived at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earl's Court on Sept 2nd not expecting anything extra special (we're not fussy), but we were dissapointed at a not so warm reception from the manager. We made the mistake of paying for the room without inspecting it first. The mildew smell in the bathroom about knocked you over. The manager became very defensive & acted as if we had insulted her by saying that the bathroom had mildew & insisted that it was the recent caulk job & that it wasn't really that bad - even though one of the electrical contractors working on the premises said that it smelled like a sewer. We were told there were no other rooms available unless we wanted to pay 49 pounds more. Later that evening we found great lodging down the street at the Twenty Nevern Square (also owns the Mayflower). We went back to the Amsterdam to check out but by that time there was a night clerk who said he was unable to issue any credit on our card so we were stuck & had to spend the night. Amsterdam, once we told them that we would be checking out in the morning, offered us the more expensive suite at a reduced price , but it had creaky & saggy twin beds. We were thrilled to escape the Amsterdam. On top of it all they insisted on charging us for 2 nights even though we only stayed for one. There are better choices in London than this place!
Warm and Friendly
My family of three had a great stay at the Amsterdam. It's 2 minutes from the Earl's Court Tube with very easy connections everywhere in London. This stop is on the Piccadilly line direct from Heathrow and has a lift from the platform to ground level making baggage transport simple. Ther are several nice resturants within walking distance.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. the rooms are very clean. The breakfast area was very nice and there was courtesy internet. A real gem. We will be back
A true gem!
I did my booking online with help from tripadvisor.com and it has not been wrong. I stayed at the Amsterdam Hotel in London for 2 nights and I had a great time here. We stayed in a studio room which had a living area with a kitchen with a microwave, toaster and a refrigerator. The bedroom was cosy and comfortable with a double and a single bed. Our room even had a balcony which was ideal in the summer. The room was clean and when we got back, the maid had even done the dishes! Earls Court is aan excellent area to stay, and we had a tube station right around the corner. The people were very friendly and showed a lot of interest. I will be coming back next year!
Covienent Location, Clean, Friendly
A very convenient location on a quiet street. Earls Court tube station is only a block away and most popular sites are only a few stops away on the tube. Family room was spacious and very clean and staff were very friendly and helpful. If arriving from Heathrow, take the tube here rather than the Express train as it will be just as fast (no backtracking) and a lot cheaper. The only very minor complaints are that the layout of the bathroom is such that the shower wall is in the way when using the toilet making for a very crammed space and the walls were a bit thin as we heard a little noise from outside the room. I certainly recommend this hotel and would stay there again.
Great value for money!
We stayed in this hotel with our two children (11 and 16 yrs old) in the Family Room from February 26 to 29, 2004 and had a very pleasant time. The reception and other personnel were very nice and helpful to us. Continental Breakfast is good (A lot better than what you get in the States). The English Breakfast was less than expected (no scrambled eggs, bacon or sausages). Everything is very clean. The room is not too big, the bathroom is small, but sufficient. The shower is very good.
Downstairs are two computers for FREE internet access, which especially our kids liked very much. The Earl's Court Tube station is just a 100 mtrs walk. This station is on the District and Picadilly lines, so you can be on Picadilly Circus or at Harrods within 15 minutes.
We can recommend this hotel to anyone who can do without all the amenities of bigger hotels.
Little and lovely
Just got back and I had the best time! I was nervous because I did my booking on-line based on the recommendations of other website users so I really had to do a lot of trusting. Once I got there I breathed a sigh of relief. The hotel was little, bright, clean, cute, warm, and cozy, the decorations were very cheerful (a nice contrast to the grey days outside), the staff was friendly, VERY helpful, and pleasant and the food was tasty. I took the option several times to have their English breakfast and found it pretty filling. Room wasn't huge but it served my needs well. Don't look for a bureau or a lavishly large bathroom, though. European hotels tend to have smaller space all the way around. Bed was really comfortable, water pressure for the shower was good. Only things that might bother another traveler should they stay there is that the walls were a bit thin at times (I could here one neighbor snoring once and another talking loudly) and my room wasn't ready right when I got there. As far as transportation, the Underground (subway) was easy to take and a straight shot from Heathrow airport (about an hour). The hotel was not SO centrally located but with the subway it was quick and easy access to all the hustle and bustle of the centermost parts of London. Neighborhood was cute, though not quintessentially "British"--KFC, McDonald's, Starbucks, Aussie bars around more than English pubs, but there were still enough residents there going about their work day to make you feel like you weren't in a completely commercial environment. Earl's court was a a well-lit neighborhood, active, but still pretty quiet (though I can't speak for the noise levels during the Spring and Summer) and there were always a few cops around (Kensington Police station is a few blocks down the street) so I felt safe coming in after 10pm. All in all a perfect stay, particularly for a single traveler looking for a reasonable price, decent location, and a comfortable stay with not too much need for alot of bells and whistles.
Warm and Comfortable.
This hotel is warmly run, very comfortable and a pleasant place to come home to. Free internet access, continental breakfast and well decorated with comfort in mind. We found it through laterooms website and after living a little rougher for a month, we loved being pampered with comfortable beds, chairs, pillows and bright colors matched to McNight art prints everywhere. Earls Court Tube station and several buses are close by. The area is crowded with young people-lots of young women. Great Chinese restaurant two blocks away, bakery, grocery stores. Even a Starbucks and a Costa's for coffee and an Oxfam thrift store if you forget an umbrella.