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... cab out to Ponti's italian. We had some amazing wine and great food. Risotto and ravioli followed by coffee and a brownie covered in banana's with butterscotch drizzled over it and a scoop of gelato. Heaven.
Rather than take a cab back - we made the painful decision to walk all the way back to the hotel which was really far. But it turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the trip so far. We ...
So Alek's at work and I had a plan to go out for dinner and see a movie tonight. She left work early (cause her bosses were on a flight) and decided to go home for a little nap and would come back to Wimbledon to meet up at 6pm.
5.50pm rolled around and no word from her. 6pm rolled around and still no word... at 6.15pm I text her to say forget it I am going home....
However I decided that I didn't want ...
... walk around Poplar, trying to recall the area pre war. In the 1920's and 30's there was extensive slum clearances, so it must have always been a very crowded place. Poplar is also where the TV show "Call the Midwife" takes place, so we have some idea what it was like from watching that.
Caught the bus back towards Shoreditch, but got off when I saw Regent's Canal. We walked on the tow path for a short while, then came across the Ragged School Museum, ...
... bow, smile and then a greeting. In our tired state it was very disconcerting as was the speed in which we were separated from our luggage which in my disoriented state was a cause for concern.
We were seated in the foyer and reception came to us rather than the other way round, more pray bow smiles with two charming ladies who escorted us to our suite (no less) where the real registration took place. Although the room is paid for they required our credit ...
... I truly think it's made me appreciate London in a way maybe many locals might never do.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCavendish Hotel- Bloomsbury London
Nice hotel... I loved the breakfirst
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cavendish Hotel- Bloomsbury London
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Nous avons séjourné dans la vieille partie au 3ieme étage. Chauffage défectueux, toilettes sur l'étage souvent bouchés. Télévision non foctionnel.
Delightful New Rooms.A hidden gem in WC1
Booked the Hotel Cavendish via internet for its proximity to central London within walking distance to Leicester Square.Was looking for a room to sleep overnight for a meeting.Expecting a standard B & B I was surprised when I entered the room.For £55 a night it was an absolute gem and had free internet access in every room.The manager said the rooms were redecorated and totally new.For an extra £10 i upgraded to an executive room.Room was equivalent to a 4 star hotel standard where I have stayed many times before.I suspect that once it becomes popular the price may increase.However in the meantime it is ideal for a business visitor who is looking for a very high standard of room with modem facilities but without swimming pool and gym.
Good hotel in Central London
Overall rating for the price/class of hotel: 4/5
To keep it at this level, the visitors need to keep coming, so check this hotel out.
Under new management since June, my visit in January 2006 for 4 days was comfortable.
I stayed in an executive suite, which was very well furnished and pristine. I had a hot water carafe, tea, milk sachets and sugar in the room. The management and staff are courteous and helpful, and its a very personal hotel even though it has quite a few rooms under one roof.
Breakfast was fine by me, as a vegetarian. I was happy with the cereals, juices, toast. The hotel does offer a wider menu for the breakfast, which is included free, but I did not sample it.
Heating is very good, even on the 2nd floor (US 3rd floor). One day the room seemed cold, and when I alerted the person on duty, he took care of it at once.
My room had bath attached - toilet, and a shower stall. Hot water in the wash basin is v. hot. Shower, while much warmer than tepid, stops just short of hot. However, this comment comes from someone who takes steaming hot water showers even in 90 degree weather.
Plumbing in the several toilets I used in Central London is apalling. Given that, Hotel Cavendish is excellent. The shower stall drains without a streak. The toilet needs a little patience and make sure to flush twice; however its orders of magnitude better than other toilets in the area.
As a single traveler, female, vegetarian guest, new to London, I felt perfectly at ease here.
Nice New Rooms
After reading the reviews about work being carried out I was hesitant but decided to stay at the hotel after visiting the web site.
What a surprise! The contrast between the old rooms and newly decorated modern rooms is amazing. For the price and location the new rooms are a bargain. The rooms are as they appear on the web site unlike other hotels which carry old pictures.
I look forward to vising the place again in the summer by when it will be ready.
I'd have to say that for the price I was paying, I was very pleased. The newly decorated rooms are great, equipped with everything I needed. The hotel is very clean, and the room was well heated, hot water all the time, TV with all the channels I wanted to watch (more than your basic package), and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. I really have no complaints. I should note that they are currently undergoing renovations, but they go on during the day when most of the residents are out and about, so unless you're sleeping in late, this place is great for the price.
My husband and I were not informed at the time of booking with the Cavendish that they would be under extensive reconstruction(not redecorating). I am allergic to construction materials like fresh paint, sawdust,etc. We were initially given a room in an unsecured,adjacent building with no door staff and without a real lock on the door..imagine the door on a storage shed. We were moved to another room after we expressed concern about being placed in a construction site and having no working television, lock on door, etc. The new room was upstairs in the main hotel..also under construction. The workers were nice enough to move the ladders and paint and tools out of the way every time we needed to leave or return to the room. They were nice enough to refrain from sawing, drilling, etc. until after nine in the morning. The room was not the neatest.Apparently construction sites are a bit dusty. No dustbin to be found at all. No soap. The TV was still out of order.(Sounds petty but we live for our britcoms) The tea service was abysmal. Filthy cups and no teabags or sugar. The shower was best described by my husband as akin to being spat upon as the water pressure was missing(and we are familiar with european hotels and lower pressure, but this was just sad).The lowlight of this experience was the chambermaid asking my husband if he wouldn't mind leaving the door open while we were out, as the workers may need to get into our room!! (No, we were not on Candid Camera.)
Nice family hotel gone downhill
I'd stayed at this hotel when it was run by a very friendly and theatrical family, so looked forward to my stay this year. However, the previous owners have retired and the management has deteriorated dramatically. On arrival, I was sent to another hotel 3 doors down & given one of the tiniest rooms I've ever stayed in! The management was just adequate, but brusque, and the breakfast hours somewhat trying - breakfast stopped at 8.30-am even on Sunday.
What had been a charming (if eccentric) oasis on Gower Street has become just another cheap hotel, and I didn't feel particularly safe either. I'll book early for the Arosfa in future.
This hotel is being redocated and I was lucky to stay at the new room.
The new rooms are a real gem with new en -suite and new decor with flat screen TV.
For the price this hotel is an oasis in the heart of London and it is real good value for money although
the redecoration is still going on.I look forward to going there again when the whole hotel is done.
I stayed for a night at this hotel, not great, but with good breakfast and cheap. First problem: we were given a wrong room. When we got into the room we saw that it was already occupied. This shows an important lack of security. The biggest problem came a month later with my credit card balance. They've charged me twice. When I phoned them, they told me that they were giving me a refund the following day. After a week, they said they were not going to give me the money back because 'according to their records' I had stayed more nights. After I convinced that that was false, they again promised to make the refund. So far, it's almost two months since that happened I haven't seen my money back. The hotel's adminitration is a mess: they confuse who is staying in which room, lose the receipts, they've got no communication accross memebers of the staff (one says something different to the othr guy). NOt a nice experience whatsoever!!!!
I was a single traveller at the time and found the Cavendish a pleasant place to stay. The single room was tiny and the bath and shower were on different floors but just as others say I was in London for the sights not the room. The bed was comfortable, the owners friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was great. Cavendish Hotel is also so close to the sights I easily walked to the tube or a sight nearby.