DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
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Right. Many apologies for not starting the travel blog yet and do please excuse any spelling mistakes. Firstly, I'm safe and generally OK if not all that well in Hong Kong. The first piece of news is that I arrived in Hong Kong a day late as when I arrived at check-in on Sunday, Cathy Pacific had overbooked in economy and where offering a few …
... and a beautiful view of the sun rising over low tide. Our first stop that morning was at a little creek at the foot of the mountains where our tour guide swore if we held our faces in the water for 7 seconds we would be guaranteed eternal youth. We figured it's worth a try and both took the plunge! The water was freeeeeezing but was more effective waking us up then 10 cups of coffee!! The adventure continued with a stop in a fairly glenn to visit the castle of the fairies. There ...
... top, with women's working gear hanging from the pegs. My other favorite was the Animals of War memorial. A variety of animals are seen chipped into the front of this stone monument, wearing their implements of war. For example, the beasts of burden are pulling carts, while dogs are sniffing out trouble. On the other side of the wall are free standing, stone-carved animals that are free from the shackles of war duty. Full sized statues of a ...
... the hell they used it for. Pretty cool though
We were going to come home for Christmas but of course flight prices for this would have topped 2,700 pounds ($4,500) so we are hanging around for Christmas again and will spend it in a French Ski resort if all goes to plan. This will be the last Christmas we spend away from our families thats for sure! We are ...
Well although Brad and I were so sad to be missing the amazing 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede, our July in London sure sufficed as a substitute! We did throw a small Stampede breakfast, complete with pancakes and Canadian maple syrup, just to stay true to our roots.
Keith came for a visit and stayed over at Lancaster Gate. It was really nice to have him here - a little bit of home! We spent one day doing everything Greenwich. ...
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Great Place to stay!
Very helpful staff, they helped us arrange tours, helped us with the very confusing phone system the british have. We even extended our stay by 5 days. They are two streets over from the british museum. Very conviently located. The breakfast buffet is not included in the room cost (we found that out the hard way), but it was very delicious. I highly recommend this hotel.
Loved the Bonnington
We have just returned from a mid-week theatre break in London. It was the first time we have stayed at this particular hotel, but we have nothing but praise for it. The room was of gigantic proportions and included a double bed, a single bed and also a "pull-out" one!There was room to sit and write postcards at the table and use the writing paper and envelopes if needed. There was also free shower gel, shower caps, a sewing kit, a note pad and a shoe shine sponge. We enjoyed continental breakfast and wern't particularly concerned that it wasn't a full english breakfast.But what was such a personal touch was the fact that my name was included in the "Welcome" on the hotel page Television.Full marks for the Bonnington
Great Location, Great Hotel
I have just returned from a weekend at the Bonnington Hotel and I will stay there again the next time I'm in London. The past 4 times I've been to London I've stayed in the Russel Square area, but this was my first time in the Bonnington. The friend I was traveling with suggested it, since she'd stayed there before. The only drawback she said was that the rooms were small...and indeed they are (we took two singles, can't comment on the size of the doubles / twins) but they are very clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful (except for one dining room employee). There is a bar and the public areas are nice. The location is great for shopping on Oxford St! The Piccadily line is quite close with easy access to the whole city. I highly recommend the Bonnington. We booked at the last minute through superbreaks and got a very low price of 49 GBP / night!
My favorite hotel in london
We have stayed at the Bonnington several times and have always found it to be a great hotel. The rooms were clean and of average size,good size ensuite. The staff is alway helpful and if we wanted to change are room because of its location,no problem. The breakfast is very good as is the great small bar area. You can't beat the location,near two tube stations,bus routes,tour bus stops (Russell Sq). There are pleney of resturants, pubs and great book stores in the area.This hotel is a great choice.
Why I always stay at the Bonnington
I stay here for a lot of reasons:1. The value is exceptional -- you can pretty much always find a great rate, and could pay twice as much for no better a room.2. The location is ideal -- within walking distance to the City and to the theaters, or a very short cab ride, and convenient to the Underground, and to buses that go where you are likely to want to go.3. You can get a good sandwich or light meal mid-day, and an after-hours drink, if you are a guest, at a pleasant bar hidden from the street.4. I like the neighborhood of Holborn and Russell Square, with interesting shops, pubs, and bookstores, and the Museum practically next door.5. Unlike other hotels in the same price range, there are few if any tour groups. You feel you are among English people, not other tourists.6. While the single rooms are tiny, you can get very comfortable rooms for a couple or family, for not a lot more money.
Good service and reasonable price
Being there on new year's eve 2004. Very helpful staff, always meeting my demands (changed room and avoided main street). One can get quite rooms, if one can avoid the main street (which is quite noisy at almost all times). Overall, best price/quality: if one wants more luxurious rooms (for example a 4 star hotel), one has to pay ca. 50% more, but one does not always get a 50%+ service (in my experience this has not always been the case). Recommended.
We stayed at the Bonnington for 5 nights this May. For us, it was a pretty mixed bag.Good points: Very good location, with great access to the Tube and local businesses, not to mention the British Museum right across the street. Professional, helpful, and courteous lobby staff. Not so good points: Breakfast service was spotty. Rooms not cleaned as well as they could be (and my standards are not terribly high.) Climate control in the room was poor. Last but not least, we unfortunately had the Worst. Hotel Mattress. Ever. It was positively C-shaped. Despite its good points, I don't think I will be likely to stay there again.
I stayed at The Bonnington Hotel for a week in late February. I found the hotel so comfortable and homey. The food was delicious, and all the staff were just wonderful people. The location is great, so easy to get around, and an amazingly quiet neighborhood at night. I will be staying there again. D. Milan, Reno Nevada
A good choice
The Bonnington (in Southampton Row at Great Russell Street) is my 'Good' choice for London. Smallish rooms but everything good - furnishings (though narrow beds),housekeeping, front desk, breakfast, bar. Welcoming lobby with doorman and concierge. Close to Holborn Tube Station. Steps to British Museum. Rack rates are a bit steep so watch for frequent specials and discounts.
A well run hotel
I have stayed in many London hotels and of all of them the Bonnington is my favourite - in fact it's the one I keep going back to. It is good value for money if you need a single room at the weekend (especially if you book through Superbreak). It is a pretty big hotel and seems fairly well run. Though it is not particularly impressive - it is clean and pleasant.