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London... where do I even start! The red telephone booths, the double-decker buses, the taxies, the old historic buildings and even just the mail boxes! It was seeing the little things like that, that had me jumping around with joy and feeling like a crazed old lady. Well hey, at least I wasn't acting like one. Anyway, I was so excited!
Our train journey to London went rather fast and we made our way on the tube to our Hyde Park residence, Kensington Palace was just at the end of our street. The street looked typical London lined with apartments and we soon found the address to check in. We were greeted by a receptionist whose English was not her 1st language, we're guessing …
Luckily, this plane trip saw our luggage arrive correctly, and Kathy and Allison joined us in London, as planned (though with a little airsickness on Allison's part). We then had three days in London to play! We started off right that evening with a showing of Le Miserables at a local London Theatre (Allison's pick)! The next day we went off in …
... of Natural History, the other place I really wanted to visit. I must admit that I was initially a tad disappointed by the static diorama type displays feeling that they were a bit passť, but as I walked around there were other similar ones that were packed with a lot of interesting stuff. There were more intriguing displays dealing with meteorites and gems and minerals, biodiversity, ocean animals and a huge whale exhibit featuring a life size blue ...
Before we go, there are lots more admin-y bits to do, like tedious visa forms and teacher applications for Victoria, Australia. Each one we complete feels like a step closer to going! We've also got more flights to book. I definitely like booking the flights over a long period of time, rather than all at once, as it extends the excitement.
We're approaching this as an amazing break; I keep having to remind myself that ...
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With the Bayswater tube station right around the corner, it definitely made my stay a lot more convenient! Breakfast provided, 24/7 service.. Although I did find the staff a little bit rude, unfriendly staff, and a bit noisy at night.. If you can look past all that, it's not a bad place to stay at, at all!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bayswater Inn London
This hotel is a real dump so I am somewhat surprised by the reviews. We stayed in a triple and the bed sheets and linen were old and not very clean. The room smelled musty but the bathroom was the worst. The bathroom floor was slanted at an angle which meant that when you sit on the toilet you have every chance of falling off. The shower was primitive and you have to be extremely slim to move your way around.
My wife and I spent 4 days of our honeymoon here based on the misguided opinion of our travel agent. Boy did she royally screw up! We asked for a double bed, but what we got was not quite a double bed. Something in-between a twin and a double bed was what it was, alongside another twin bed. Also, the bed sagged in the middle...when was the last time this bed was replaced?! Truth is, most rooms seem to accommodate a clientele of groups, with young people and older couples from Europe predominate. Their standards are perhaps lower. The shower/bath mechanisms are confusing, because they were indepently of each other, and if you make a mistake you may be stuck with scalding hot or freezing cold water. Also, the drain plugs are inadequate, and the drains are slow at best. Of course, we especially enjoyed the bath floor mat made of paper(with 2 feet printed on it!). The rug in our room was filthy. The comforter blanket covering bed was old and ratty.
Nice place,exellent service
I've stayed at the Bayswater Inn three times....and loved every stay!
It's clean,the people working there are fantastic and it is a cozy place to be!!!
We're going back this November,and are REALLY looking forward to it!
Bayswater Inn..... HERE WE ARE!!!
Upon arrival at the Bayswater, we were TOLD that they were putting us in a different hotel for the first night of our 6 night stay there, without explanation, until the manager overheard us demand one. She explained that their new furniture was not delivered yet, so our room wouldn't be ready for another day. I liked the hotel they moved us to for a night better (Leinster Inn around corner). Free breakfast is a roll, jam, juice, coffee, and tea. I've stayed in many hostels and never slept in a bed as uncomfortable as the Bayswater Inn's. Ask them to line your mattress with an extra comforter. The place was clean and close to a tube/subway station and Hyde park. This hotel is on the cusp of Notting Hill (nice), but NOT in the West End as some ads have claimed. Rooms are small and walls are thin. Ignore many old reviews since they've remodeled. Bayswater's staff gave us bad information about London, such as what train station to go to, and where the second hotel they were moving us to is on a map.
The rooms were clean, but the room was very hot and could not control the heat, we had a basement room. They told us they do not give out washcloths, we received 2 clean towels a day. Also the day we were leaving, 2 big black bugs were in the room, I think they were coachroaches.
Great Place at the price
Clean well maintained small hotel. Quiet location. Close to tubes and Kensington park.
If you just want a clean, well-located place to sleep and don't plan to do much in your room but snooze and shower, the Bayswater Inn will work fine for you.
A bargain place to stay
Me and my girlfriend stayed there last Nov 2001. This hotel is situated in a nice quiete neihgborhood in Bayswater area;you have choice of two tube stations at 5 minutes walking,and also the large dining offer of Queensway around the corner.The personnel is well mannered and the structure is an english style building well manteined inside and outside.Yes,room was tiny,but clean and if you use it only to sleep and take a shower is ok.Buffet breakfast was good.And best af all,it was a real bargain at 50GBP per night by internet reservation.