Blakemore Hyde Park
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... was interesting, engaging, and very into the subject. No one on the tour was from the UK, and everyone had read all of the Harry Potter books and seen at least one of the movies. It was so cool to be in a group like that! We learned both about J. K. Rowling's inspiration for the books and got to see places around London where bits of the movies were ...
... Greek, and demotic script (a form of Egyptian writing). It is a decree made by Ptolemy V in the three languages and it enabled us to decipher hieroglyphics. The mummies and their mummy burial cases are very cool. It is hard to take in how old they actually are, between 5000 and 2000 years old and still around. The mummies were typically important people, mostly high priests and royalty. Their cases are richly ...
"To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname Empire; and where they make wilderness, they call it peace" - Tacitus
It was a grey and cloudy day when my train rolled into London, yet the clouds were thin and hope of sunshine was not yet extinguished. The train came to a stop at King's Cross Station and once more I found myself in the center of England - the city that once controlled the world.
I was on my way ...
... to eat lunch. We ate in a little hole in the wall panini shop. There was a giant department store called Harrads that we went in, but it was very high class and expensive. Vendi and I went shopping in Topshop and H&M and I got two dresses and a shirt. We had a fish and chips dinner in a pub and our table consisted of me, Lilly, Vendi, Dylan, Daniel, Mrs. Peterson, and our amazing tour guide Matt. I ...
... which was a touch. And another positive we got to say goodbye to the bellend called tom from yarm lol he was the best thing since sliced bread Almost forgot about jakes best girl mate who decided to try a rob his wave which is totally not cool man and she stacked as he stood up and her board smashed him to the gut and took the wind out of him leavening a bruise the she got her board and went back out didn't even say sorry!! So Craig terrorised her the rest of the day ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsBlakemore Hyde Park London
Ótimas instalações, equipe gentil e super bem localizado!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Blakemore Hyde Park London
Not the best choice...just ok
My husband and I stayed in this hotel in March 2003. I wouldn't recommend staying here due to the run down appearance of the rooms. I was disappointed in the hotel because our room had some peeling wallpaper, had no iron-I had to go to another room which just had been vacated to iron. That room was more updated.
Here are my general thoughts: Negatives: Room was small and outdated Double bed is morelike a full size bed Shower stall was small
Positives: Friendly staff Maid service generally did very well Free continental breakfast-basic Good short walking distance from the Bayswater Tube station and main street which had many shops
I would rate this place a 2* hotel...it's ok but there are probably better choices :)
Good Hotel for Students
Recently spent two nights at the Blakemore booking a exec. double for two. Upon walking into the room, it was apparent that a double bed at the Blakemore is only a USA full size bed. It was fine for one person or two small kids, but for adults over 45, it doesn't work. I would suggest requesting a double with 2 twin size beds. The shower was approx. 28" x 28" in size, so it is good to be thin if you stay there.
You do hear the tube arrive and depart the Bayswater station, but it is not really too bad, depends if the windows are open. You must request a deluxe exec. room if you want air conditioning. The floors are squeeky so some ear plugs might be a good idea. You find a lot of college age students staying there as well, so quite a bit foot traffic. The upper floor rooms are smaller and I imagine have thinner walls.
We ended up having my wife stay with our daughter in her flat and I stayed alone in the double room. That worked out OK and the hotel did give me a break on my second night room charge. The best part was it was less expensive than most, but then again, you get what you pay for!
Stayed a couple of days, about 300 meters from Hyde Park, close to a Cyber Cafe so that was good keeping in touch, and a small grocery store beside it.....room was tiny but good enough for 1 person, and London is really expensive... got complementary breakfast which was okie.... nice place would stay there again...
Melissa Masino Review
When it comes to visiting London, you probably want to save where you can. Hotels can be pricey, so that's why I chose the Blakemore Hotel. Perfect area...right across from Hyde Park, walking to distance to Prince Albert Memorial and Hall, Harrods, shopping, and of course...the tube. You're on the red line, so easy access to the shopping of Oxford Street and the theaters by Tottenham Court Road. Also a quick tube ride to picadilly, leister square and covent garden. The drawbacks are the thin walls and small rooms, but who cares. How much time are you really in your room? They are clean, there's a bar in the hotel, continental breakfast (nice), and it's a safe area. Definite thumbs up. Not a four star hotel, but great for a budget. NICE FRIENDLY STAFF TOO!