Best Western The Delmere Hotel
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... more so than many botanical gardens I've seen in Oz) and it's back to the hotel and check out.
We ride the underground to Heathrow (about an hour) and rush to the international terminal to meet mum, coming in from Hong Kong, but of course the flight is late.
It's time for some more hurry up and wait as we sit around the terminal for an hour until Mum is clear of customs, Then we're off to the car rental to our "large car" a Peugeot 5008 I think. Basically ...
... these guys have... the going back and forth got a bit monotonous, but once the inspections and actual guard change got moving, it was really quite fun to watch. Kaelyn learned a valuable lesson on what happens when you let someone stand in front of you to take a picture... they don't move back!!! She bore a hole into the back of the woman's head! We then moved on to St. George's Chapel. The architectural work in this chapel was ...
... live. This is such an interesting area. They live in a flat inside a converted munitions building. The buildings nearby were used for armaments manufacture, ammunition proofing and explosives research. The original buildings were constructed in 1720s and were fully operational during WWII and the Korean War. The area was top secret and was only opened to the public in 1994 after the Ministry of Defence moved out. We ate dinner at Sarah’s ...
... have gotten a lot more sleep than I did but it was so hard to make yourself fall asleep at 8pm at night and knowing where I was going didn't help kick in the Zs at all.
5 hours and some odd minutes later we landed in Heathrow and it all started. We got our bags and met our abroad coordinator (Christina). She took us on a bus to Regent's University for the first time. We arrived and it was so beautiful. ...
Today we depart for our travels, with excitement and anticipation we said goodbye to our loved ones and thanked them for getting up so early to see us off. After checking our bags we headed through to the departures hall. Our first flight bound for Moscow, showed it was boarding and with that our trip truely ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western The Delmere Hotel London
I researched a "cheap" (when the dollar/pound ratio turned against us) hotel near Paddington for 10 of a church group for our June, "04 trip. The Delmere was a jewel. Happily, the Best Western Delmere was as my research had showed. Tiny
Small room, but well-positioned hotel
Recently stayed at the Delmere when I needed a hotel close to Paddington train station. My single room was very small, rather dark, and round the back of the main building, but it was actually quiet and functional. Staff perfectly helpful, and it was no problem for them to look after my baggage on checkout day. Would have preferred checkout at 12.00 rather than 11.00, but this is a small quibble. Close to Lancaster Gate and Paddington tube stations.
It was our first trip to England and after reading many hotel reviews took a chance that this Hotel would meet our standards. We were delighted!
We wanted to be close to the Paddington station and hence our selection of the Delmere. It was a nice hotel, and our room was the cleanest I've seen of hotels of similar category. The room was small but everything was spotless (the bathroom was sparkling like a hospital facility ^.^).
We just returned from an 11 day trip to London. We chose The Delmere
Excellent service with a smile!!!!
Recently stayed here (Apr '04) and was extremely impressed by the great service with a smile. The staff was incredibly friendly & helpful. Rooms were small, so were bathrooms, but they were clean & the size was expected for a London hotel, so it wasn't a big deal. Ate dinner at the in-hotel restaurant one night and was greatly impressed. Nice meal & super-friendly service. Had a nice continental-style breakfast each morning. Nice choices & friendly service. They even remembered our drink order every day! I would recommend this hotel highly for being TOPS in it's price range!!
Our first night in London was at the Castleton, half a block from the Delmere. The Castleton was dreadful. The Delmere was wonderful.
Excellent service, clean modern rooms. Elevator worked. I strongly recommend this hotel. Friendly and helpful staff.
Friendly, good service, easily accesible to things
Small but very friendly, has lift, great breakfast, as far as european breakfasts go, rooms small but work ( your only there to sleep) . Service is very friendly and has a nice little Italian restraunt to boot. Close to Hyde Park, Paddington station, variety of eating places, close to Big Bus. It was my first trip to England and I would go back. Sharon Starr
Good value - convenient location!
Small rooms by US standards, but, clean, efficient w. very helpful and courteous staff. Conveniently located, just two blocks from Paddington Station. The elevator is an extra plus, if you travel w. lots of luggage.
This was the most charming hotel for its price range I've ever seen in London. We were there for 4 days in May 2002 and will return again next time.The hotel is well-located within a 5 minute walk of Paddington Station, with its connections to the Heathrow Express and the Tube. We were less than 30 minutes from Heathrow to our hotel room. From the hotel, Hyde Park is less than 10 minutes away, and Oxford Circus only 15 minutes. In fact, we easily walked from the hotel to Leicester Square and back one night, for a great slice of life in the City.The staff is outstanding. They come from all over Europe, and really seem to take a pride in the place.The room was smallish for two people, but that's to be expected in London, and just a bit too dark. It was located off a quiet terrazzo, with its own window and plants. Very European.The breakfast, included in the price of the room, was excellent. That and the morning Times got our days off to great starts.We can't wait to go back to the Delmere in London.