The Dover Hotel
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... and we enjoyed a great catch up after many years.
On Monday we spent the morning in Greenwich, looking at things Nautical, driving a simulator of a cargo ship, learning about the early explorers and checking out the Cutty Sark. We walked up the hill to the Royal Observatory to the home of the Prime Meridian which also had some awesome views over the city. Jesse was hijacked by a middle aged Japanese man, who obviously thought it a good idea to get a ...
... this one letter that I found dated to April 16th!
After looking at some letters and drawings of sea moss (yeah, exciting, I know), I wandered around the NHM a bit, because how can you not? I've been dying to see this Darwin statue for as long as I've been a historian (which is not terribly long I supposed, but still. And it didn't let me down. It was also nice to see this ...
After many gin and tonics on Saturday night (not me) we readied ourselves for train travel to London St Pancras. Train booked - off we go - except we didn't reckon on the Sheffield half marathon - for the sake of a handful of quite unfit looking people huffing and puffing around the town, all roads into town and around the train station were closed . After several failed attempts to get anywhere near town, Frank eventually dropped ...
... of fans going to Leicester Square and a good many of them were already well into stages of inebriation plus wildly enthusiastic about their teams and a good deal of shouting and cheering and singing. Exiting at Leicester Square proved to be an experience in bumper people rather than bumper cars. It was so crowded that we were bumping everyone next to us as we struggled towards the exit. It was the kind of crowd that had anyone fallen down, they would ...
... to see all the main attractions. • Regent Street (one of my favorite places in London) to shop around in popular places and see all the beautiful architecture. • Westfield shopping centres (Shepard's Bush specialising in more designer shops, and Stratford with more affordable high-street brands), also with very popular shops. • Regents Park, with beautiful scenery and lovely botanical designs, also with paddle and rowing boats to be hired, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Dover Hotel London
Very good for the price
Bedroom and bathroom were very small, but overall a great room for the price. Hotel was clean and in a great location, near Victoria Station and a short walk to Buckingman Palace. I would stay there again.
We were required to pay the full amount when we checked in. No wonder! We would have left first thing in the morning if we hadn't. Didn't get any sleep the first night. Even though it was a Wednesday there was a steady flow of traffic up and down the stairs and doors banging all night. At 2 a.m. a man stood outside our door and had a loud and lengthy telephone conversation.
Each morning a waitress brought toast to the table without a word or a smile. We helped ourselves to cold cereal and hot drinks from machines. There were 2 men taking turns at reception. One may have been shy, the other was just surly.
The shower and toilet were teeny, as was the room. We had an uncomfortable stay and the staff were not friendly at all.
I would not stay at this hotel again.
Nothing to complain
We had double room with own toilette and shower. Room was tiny but enough anyway. Hotel was clean and tidy but of course old carpet was stqined and worn-out.
Breakfast was 2 kinds of juice, 5 cereals, toast, hot drinks, butter and marmalade.
Situation was very good. No noice from the staion. I can recommed this 2 star hotel. Bed was very good.
Fine for 2 star hotel
I had booked a triple ensuite. None were available on ceck in, so was given a double ensuite and a single. Was an acceptable budgit hotel. It was conveniently located within 3 blocks of Victoria station (athough a little difficult to find). It is very old and a little run down, but clean. The rooms were VERY small (even by European standards). Front desk was helpful.
I stayed here in a triple room with two others for one night only. The hotel itself is part of a terrace with the Calvados Hotel next door run by the same folks.
This is a basic hotel, as the prices would lead you to believe. You get a bed, a very small bathroom which appears to have been installed as a single unit - i.e. the whole bathroom is installed in one go. As this is an old building, some of the floors are uneven which can mean you sleep on a slant (not me fortunately but my friend did have to sleep like this). The stairs between floors are steep so think carefully about staying here if you have restricted mobility.
Overall, for £20 per person (3 people) for a night this wasn't bad, and it does include breakfast which we didn't have time to sample as we checked out at 5:30am.
If you're on a budget I'm sure this place is great but I wouldn't want to spend any more than one night here.