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For the first time since we arrived, we managed to stay up past 9pm...
I have to say, I'm quite glad to not be in NZ for the America's Cup - I don't think I could handle it!!
The Belfast was pretty good, followed by a play in a fountain and a walk over London Bridge.
... We arrived just in time for the show to begin. It was actually quite fun, Especially when we had to go into the tomb. The girl in our group kept screaming as we walked past the various things. I'm glad we did this and I would recommend it to anyone visiting London. Then we went to the highlight of the day... The Abercrombie and Fitch store. This store has no signs and without google, we would never have ...
Flats Has been a pretty stressful week flat hunting really. We have been trawling through websites - Literally 5 hours a day on spare room. We visited some dungers and learned the hard way about how useless agents are (and expensive£300). A lot of places don't have a lounge, they turn it into another bedroom to make more money so people just cook and eat in their rooms and we don't really want to live like hermits, nor did we ...
... headed back 'home' once more.
We had a visit during the afternoon from the flat owner's son, who told us he was going to propose to his girlfriend and needed his Mum's silver wine cooler. When he arrived, Dad was on a ladder at the huge front window, figuring out the lock so we could open it (we can do it without the ladder now, by touch). It must have looked very odd to see a stranger on a ladder in the window of your absent mother's house! ...
... but eventually found them. Madame Tussaud's was well worth the journey to to say the least. There were some of the most lifelike wax figures there and I may have mistaken them for people more than once. Buckingham Palace was...plain. After everything I've seen, it's gates and statues out front were more detailed than the palace itself. Needless to say, I was still in awe because of its significance, and the people that it houses inside. Big Ben ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Avonmore Hotel London
A jewel in West Kensington!
I have just returned home from my third stay at "The Avonmore" and each time I have been impressed with the warm and friendly service, especially from the owner Margaret. She is always on hand to cook the breakfast, and greet you with a smile even if you have arrived a tad late for the breakfast! This last time we were unable to secure bookings for all of our nights and stayed at another small hotel nearby for one night - what a difference, there was no comparison. Margaret has a real touch when it comes to making the guests feel special.
Congratulations for a job well done. Until the next time Margaret............ Valerie & Jim Easson
Surprising find in a quiet street hosted by delightfull people who really care about you and your stay.Rooms are clean, neat and cosy.
Breakfast is customised to your taste and info on London and surroundings is good. Will stay there next time in London.
We had a wonderful experience at the Avonmore
We had a wonderful experience at the Avonmore. The staff were extremely helpful and hospitable. The breakfast was a filling typical English breakfast which we enjoyed thoroughly. When we return to England we will definitely plan on returning to the Avonmore.
I stayed at the Avonmore Hotel in London recently and had a very pleasant experience. It is in a residential neighborhood in the western area of the city, very close to the West Kensington Underground station and not too far from the Kensington High Street station. Staying there on a solo trip, I found it to be a safe area and felt very secure at the Avonmore. The staff couldn't have been more kind or helpful. It is a 9-room bed and breakfast hotel. I found it on the internet. I thought the internet description matched pretty closely. Rates were explained to me before I made my reservation, with the added information given that there would be a discount on the rate if the bill was paid in cash. I enjoyed meeting and talking to other travelers each morning in the breakfast room. I came to think of any seeming flaws in the environment as part of the charm of the place. I thought it was a good value, for the price. If you want to stay in a big, fancy, impersonal box of a hotel, completely perfect with all the trimmings and a price to match (especially in pricey London), this is not the place for you.
Good Value for the Money
The location of Avonmore Hotel is a very pleasant and comfortable place to hang one's hat. It is convenient to London's bus and tube transportation system -- 5 minute walk. Very courteous and helpful staff. They get one started off with a full English breakfast in a cozy atmosphere. Given the area, Avonmore offers good value for the money.
Nice, clean, friendly Hotel
The Avonmore Hotel is on a quiet street in West Kensington. Close to bus stops and the tube. Very, very clean and comfortable, with lovely decorations. Margaret, the owner, and her staff, couldn't be more friendly and helpful. Includes a delicious breakfast. Excellent value. Highly recommend.
A nice place to stay
The Avonmore Hotel is clean, well-run, and operated by conscientious staff. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood that is off the beaten trail, i.e., far away from city noise (except for a train that runs behind the hotel which is bearly audible when the windows are closed). It is also a five minute walk to several restaurants and the West Kensington Underground subway station, which makes it very accessible to all parts of London.
Really good hotel
The Avonmore Hotel is really good. We stay there 5-6 times a year on business for 1 to 2 weeks at a time, and have stay for approx 15 years. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer hotel, which is friendly, helpful, and nothing is too much trouble for them. They keep the rooms updated, having redecorated them several times. They serve really good breakfasts, and will order in take aways if you need it in the evening. It is Bed & Breakfast only, and they bend over backwards to help. It is well situated for Tubes, Exhibition Halls, and shops. The price is also very reasonable for London. I would recommend it to anyone, and have done so to a lot of people, who have been very satisfied.
We had made reservations for the Avonmore via Charming London for a June stay with a group of 8 people. Everything that we read and internet photos are misleading and deceiving. When we arrived we noticed signs everywhere in the neighborhood about locking your car and taking your valuables with you. The interior of the hotel was shabby and depressing. The roll away beds that they added to the rooms (we had 2 triples + a roll away in each room) were completely stained along with the bedding. The banister woodwork going up the steep narrow stairs was falling apart. The young woman there even admitted that customers often complain about the internet description and pictures not matching the real thing.
My wife and I stayed at the Avonmore Hotel, a bed and breakfast on 66 Avonmore Road in the West Kensington section of London. It looked great on the internet, and like it would be a quiet charming alternative to hotels. Upon arriving, we were greeted by a young lady on duty who told us that we were expected to pay cash . If we choose to pay by credit card, we would be charged 5% extra, 105 British Pounds instead of the 100 Pounds rate that was guaranteed to us in our reservation. I objected to this and told them that they had accepted our first night reservation guarantee by Visa for the 100 Pounds without an extra charge and if this surcharge was their policy, they should have made us aware of it at the time of making the reservations, when we could have accepted this policy or looked elsewhere. Since we were in a foreign country, did not know the area, had no method of searching new lodging or means of getting around with our luggage, we grudgingly accepted the terms and figured we would complain to Visa when we got back to the U.S. Our room was most disappointing. Wallpaper was peeling off the wall. The bottom bed sheet was ripped. A light bulb in the ceiling fixture was out. Our room looked out on the subway trains whose tracks were above ground at this point. The noise of the passing trains was horrendous. The Avonmore tried to solve this by adding a second sliding window to the existing window frame. This helped considerably but meant the window and the extra window had to be kept closed. The room had no air conditioning, but had a small white box on the wall which when turned on powered a small fan that was to bring in outside air and pass it through the bottom of this box into the room for ventilation. This had all the power of the fan in a typical computer. We were fortunate that we hit cool weather in London in July (high 60’s F). Had it been hotter, the room would have been stifling and the choice would have been to be roasting with the windows closed to block out th