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Happy birthday, Graham! I gave him his birthday cards this morning before we set off. I didn't sleep well last night, probably over tired and everything ached. I've developed four blisters in three days. I think that's a sign of a successful trip but if we'd stayed any longer, I'd probably be crippled! Looking back at the lists I'd made of …
Oct 19th, Julian & Marg flew via Air Transat to Gatwick, London. Arrive on Oct 20th due to time difference. We then took the Gatwick Express train (buy tickets right at Gatwick and take the train from the airport to Victoria Station) to London, and found our hotel, the Best Western Corona, which was within easy walking distance of Victoria …
Met up with our good friends Dale and Tony and their daughter Kelsey from Sydney and made our way to Camden Markets for the morning, and guess what, we ended up in a pub. Now there's a surprise.
A few drinks later Dale and Tony went off to their hotel for a rest after their long flight and we ventured off to Harrods for a look around.
Caught the tube out to Chiswick ...
Another beautiful sunny day in London! After a leisurely breakfast and some laundry we set off to Euston station where we had arranged to meet Esther and Bob, Gwen and Iven at the Fast Ticket self-service machines. We successfully collected our Glasgow train tickets from these machines and all linked up. Over a cup of coffee we thought a visit to the Canal Museum would be interesting. After waiting for the bus in the wrong place, off ...
... very interesting and taught me quite a lot about England during Hitlers reign. Churchill was a very strong willed man, who was exceptional at speeches. The rooms were completely from their original stages during the war. I read about Churchill's life which made me even more interested is him. But altogether the war rooms were great. After Churchill we were beginning our way home when we saw Big Ben. The perfect photo opportunity. So we walked further down that ...
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We stayed in the Best Western Corona overnight just for the one night in November 2007. We booked the room using Aeroplan points so didn't pay a cent extra. We booked a room that turned out to be twin but contacting the hotel, it was changed to a double with no problems and when we checked in, we seem to have been upgraded to a family room, Queen bed and a single which we didn't need but it made for a much larger room. The bathroom was large as well with a very good shower. Decor was bright and cheerful, it looked like a recent refurbishment.
The hotel is around the corner from the Pimlico tube station which is on the Victoria Line, one stop from Victoria station. Bus 24 stops nearly outside and that will take you up through Westminster to Trafalgar Square, Tottenham Court Road and up into Camden if you like. It's also a night bus route so it's handy for getting back to the hotel late.
Room had a tv, coffee maker, closet, all the usual amenities. Breakfast was continental in a functional breakfast room. I believe there are business facilities as well. I think the hotel's usual price for a twin/double is not unreasonable for London, approx. 100 pounds. The building is a converted Victorian house on a road where there are quite a few hotels in the similar houses. Neighbourhood seemed fairly quiet, as well.
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Best budget hotel we've stayed at
we were impressed with the place. room was small, but clean, staff pleasant & helpful, breakfast reasonable too
Our room smelled as though there was a dead rat in it.
When we checked into the very small room 406 there was a VERY nasty smell. Although the hotel initially denied knowledge of this, they had a plug in air freshener turned up high to try to combat the stench. We were informed there were no other rooms available within the whole of the Best Western group in London, and as we had prepaid we were stuck there! Although the housekeeper visited the room and agreed there was an awful smell, nothing was done to investigate, instead we were given ANOTHER airfreshener. The breakfast was awful and I will never stay there again.
Not my favorite
I stayed here one night before I flew home from Gatwick on July 22 and I will not be staying here in the future. The room is nicely decorated and the bathroom was nice, but there was no AC or fan at least and it got very hot in the room. It was only about 70 degrees in London on the day I was there but the room faced the sun and felt like an oven. We had to leave the window open at night and the traffic on Belgrave road does not slow down that much. We also requested a Non-smoking room and were given a smoking room. The gentleman at the front desk was very nice, but I did not like the neighborhood that much. I think the Bloomsbury area is nicer, safer and more centrally located to everything.
Yickes! We prepaid and moved out fast!
We stayed here some time ago but beleive that this is certainly a terrorist training camp. It was pushed as "family oriented"--absolutely not MY family. The room was stuffed with unneed furniture that we stumbled over; the bathroom was teensy; and the "breakfast" scared me. We moved to the Holiday Inn after the second night and we were pre-paid for a week.
Was at this hotel 4 days traveling the Cure shows in 1996. You had to leave your key at the front desk upon leaving for the day, so when we came back they said they didn't have it, that we lost it. So we would have to break into our room each night! The housekeeping would barge in every morning, even with us yelling "GO AWAY!". Once, my girlfriend was in the shower and they tried to go in and clean the bathroom. Looking back, that was such a fun time, but I'd never stay there again. There is a really great pub just up the road, though. Can't remember the name of it, even though I was in there all 4 days.
Very enjoyable visit
muust take exception to your patron from dundee. stayed 8 days in aug 2002. always a smiling face at reception. entire staff very helpful.
would have preferred english breakfast but the continental was excellent. the coffee was good which we have not found to be true in other visits to london. lovely room and always clean and tidy. a great place to celebrate our 50th anniversary. many thanks.
Petit but functional
The room was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Although the room was on the small side, the shower was powerfull and certainly woke you up. The staff were quite helpfull but the breakfast could have been better than the basic continental fare on offer. The location was not brilliant but there is a tube station about a quater of a mile away.
However it would be hotel I would stay at again. Value for money.
Naff is not the word for this place
Staff were very unhelpful.. the breakfast included was rubbish.. listed as having air conditioning, this was not the case.. What a load of tripe.......
Comfortable in the Corona
My wife, 12 year old daughter and I enjoyed our short stay at the Best Western Corona from Oct 8-12th. We received a reduced rate due to having booked online about 3 months early. We occupied a room with 2 double beds, with enough space to move around and the toilet facilities were modern and clean. The hotel has been recently renovated in typical Best Western franchise decor but service was good to superior.