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Jennyandtom stayed here on Jul 1, 2013 during their trip titled: Cole's First Big Trip.
Today we saw an ancient wonder, Stonehenge! When we went to bed last night, we weren't even sure if we were going to be able to do the tour. We slept in until 9, and now I think we are finally over the jet lag. We even grabbed some breakfast in the hotel. This time we tried the Traditional Irish Breakfast. This included eggs, mushrooms, blistered …
What a day! We started off by enjoying a free continental breakfast at our hotel. I love breakfast in Europe, they usually include great cured meats and cheeses. In addition to muffins, pastries, and yogurts; Tom and I also enjoyed mortadella, salami, and Brie. Cole loved the Brie and mortadella! After breakfast we headed downtown via the tube. It' …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crown Moran Hotel London
The Crown actually exceeded my expectations! Hotel was clean and rooms were large. Beds were surprisingly comfy as well! Bathroom has speaker in it so you can hear whatever is on the TV- strange, but cool! The front desk staff was always helpful. Everything closes early in London and one night we just all hung out in the lobby and the porters served us beer until about 4am! There was a small leak for the AC vent in our room (which didn't bother us), but as soon as we told the front desk, they immediately offered to switch our rooms. We opted to stay in our room and they had maintenance come fix it while we were out. The hotel is a bit away from central London, but easy to get to. The 189 bus is right in front of the hotel and can take you down to Kilburn Tube Station (5 mins) or you can walk (15mins). Or, just stay on the bus straight to Picadilly Circus! The breakfast wasn't my thing- I'm not much for runny eggs and blood sausage, but they had a good selection of yogurts and cereals to choose from. There's an excellent Indian restaurant (w/blue awning)across the street and down one block to the right. Overall, i'm glad I made the choice to stay here. If I ever go back to London, I am staying here!
We used Krest privat transver to get to our hotel.
Hotel is only 2+ years old. The staff are great. I got my booking via Expedia and paid $155 per night for my June-July 2005 visit. Hotel posted price for a double was 190GB, so I got a terrific bargain. Breakfast was included with the cost. The Irish Breakfast on the menu was 15GBP and the Continental Breakfast was 10GBP. Both are included with your room price. Breakfast served from 7:00-10:00, so you can pick your time to wake up.
Excellent return visit
I had stayed at the Crown before and had a wonderful time but my second stay was even better!! Some of the staff remebered me (and my likes and dislikes!!). The welcome was as warm and friendly as ever
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, I will never stay anywhere else when I am visiting London
We stayed at the Crown Moran for two days and loved it. We got a good rate on Expedia. Good sized room, fine reception service, excellent breakfast included in the rate, and a spacious exercise facility. Best of all is the very big and attractive swimming pool, just the thing to get the kinks out after sitting like a pretzel for many hours in an airplaine. We were the only ones I saw using the pool, which is too deep (nearly 5 feet) for children (fortunately)--there is also a Jacuzzi and sauna. The hotel is outside the city center, with a 15-minute walk to the nearest Underground (Kilbourn) station, but the walk is very interesting with many ethnic restaurants, and two cheap Internet cafes just across the street from the hotel. Furthermore, buses to the theater district and to Marble Arch stop right in front of the hotel. Don't miss the Tricycle Theater complex about two blocks past the Kilbourn Underground station--this extremely nice facility includes several foreign films each day, live theater performances, and an art gallery. The only things I would change about this hotel is to prohibit smoking in the lobby lounge, and to move the hairdryer from a hard-to-access drawer to the bathroom wall.
Home away from home
I frequently travel to London for both business and leisure.
I used to stay in the West End, but then I discovered this most amazing place situated just few minutes away from Oxford Street with 5 disco bars, a restaurant, a lounge bar open till late, and if you need to burn calories, then they also a fantastic gym and swimming pool with Jacuzzi and a sauna...I don't think you can ask for much more.
The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful.
Food is great and public transport is well organised.
Most London hotels are dirty, but this hotel is really well looked after and very, very clean.
Definetely the place to be if you are looking for the "home away from home" factor!!
Excellent hotel at really good prices. Great bars (5 in total) and really nice restaurant!!
This hotel is way better than anywhere else I have stayed in London (this is my 4th trip). I usually head to the west end or bloomsbury but by chance I found this new place in Cricklewood. The rooms are a lot bigger than downtown and there is a huge gym and a pool. Next door to hotel is an old fashioned English pub with lots of chracter and cosy fireplaces - it was very relaxing in there. On the downside the neighborhood is not so pretty - just a few grocery stores and fast food places - but the transport links are great. We jumped on the 189 just outside took us straight to Abbey Road in 10 mins - after we did our Beatles thing (photos on the crossing) we jumped back on the 189 to Baker St & did Madam Tussauds and headed into the west end. Theres six bus routes, two tube staions and train station in the vivinity so getting around was a breeze. We ate in the restaurant once - enjoyed a very tasty lamb dish very much - but we ate in the bar a few times - there a daily specials for $5.00.
Fabolous hotel! The staff were so friendly we couldn't believe we were in the middle of a huge cosmo city! The decor is beautiful and the rooms are amazing. Recommended!
I travel quite a bit and stayed here on my 28th trip to London. When I was there. the hotel had recently opened and wasn't full, but the staff was extremely well trained and so very friendly and helpful! That's not typical in London. This is the first English hotel of an Irish chain and truly offers real Irish hospitality. The hotel is very, very clean