Holiday Villa London
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Silly English with their pints and half pints and hard boiled eggs! And rubber ones! I found the Churchill war rooms very informative. Interesting to see bunker. Cute pub for lunch with cider! Tam's English cousin got upset with me using a straw to drink my cider. Waiter with Keaton Henson top was impressed when I recognised it! Heard Oasis in pub …
Eta early afternoon, actual arrival time midafternoon! Greeted by the gorgeous chauffeur Mario in a suit who offered Tam a job and house in Hammersmith! Met the lovely Janine and Pat at the hotel and wandered down to Piccadilly Circus for dinner. Found a cute little Italian restaurant with absolutely amazing food and was asked for ID by the cute …
... showing plays there; alas, their season begins in April and runs through October, though the addition of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, which is slated to open next week, means that there are plays now running year round on site.
It was, absolutely, the highlight of the day. We toured the theatre and the extensive museum/exhibition on the grounds, spent a considerable amount in the gift shop, and walked out into the street ...
... Back to Z... It is funny to me that the same person who recommended 69 Colebrooke Row to us also recommended this sad excuse for a gastropub. Perhaps they were just having an off night, but in my world--which is informed by my career in the hospitality industry--this is not a good place to eat or drink. Interestingly, however, the place was very busy, which also leads me to believe we simply got a bad showing. Here's hoping they don't miss the mark all the time... ...
... we were texting) was whether or not I understood any of it, because I have only seen the first two movies and read the first three books in French. Very droll.
tomorrow is a more cultural day.. Cough, cough, splutter. - we are going to the Tower of London and Westminster abbey. Good thing I know a lot about British history.
and lastly, Michelle, mark and boys went to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Villa London
Delighted to stay there!
I would like to thank management and the staff very much for the support that Holiday Villa gave to our project.
We really appreciate the help-the exhibition people who stayed there found the staff most helpful and food delicious!
We were delighted with the dinner which the hotel management helped us to hold after the opening of the exhibition and we appreciate that we were given extremelyreasonable rates, and the dinner was exactly what we needed!
So just pack and that is the right place to have a good time in London!
MS Waveney Jenkins 'Spirit of Wood'
The Pavillion was a part of a vacation package that I had purchased from gotoday. Unfortunately, it wasn't as elegant as we thought it would be. Basically, the hotel looked shabby--a hole in the wall. We were extremely disappointed, even though we knew that we wouldn't spend our entire trip in the hotel. As in most hotels in Europe, the rooms were extremely small. There were no automatic doors at the entrance; we had to use a key to open the room door; the doors were to flimsy; the elevator was extremely small, the walls were paper thin; the window curtains had some stains; extremely small bathroom (under the faucet needed to be cleaned: I'm germaphobic, so I cleaned it with my antispectic). The positive things: In spite of the faucet, the bathroom and room were cleaned during our two night stay; the staff was friendly; and good location: it was near Bayswater and Queensway tubes, Hyde and Kenningston Park, shopping area. I hope to go to London again, but I will never stay in this hotel again. We walked by a beautiful Sheraton Hotel, which on the opposite side of town, and it's on the same block as the Hard Rock Cafe.
After having read the reviews posted, I dreaded what awaited us; however, we were greeted by a friendly and helpful staff and a clean room. Granted, the rooms are not made for those with a lot of baggage, but were what we paid for- a bed, shower, and a darn good view. It helped that we brought only two carry-on bags with us, and we did not have much pf a space issue, but to those who like to bring the kitchen sink, beware- not a lot of floor space. I got bit by something (ant, mosquito- something little) during the night, and we (discretely) brought this to the staff's attention. They moved us to a new room immediately, with profuse apologies, and we had no problems after that.
Excellent hotel and great staff
The hotel is excellent and specially the staff is great. I just got home from London and wish I was still there. Just keep doing what you are doing. Staff is indeed helpful and friendly.The great little room "507" at the top of the building and the scenario from the room was extremely eye catching and could not ask better than that.
Hope to visit the hotel once again for my stay in London and I would personally recommend to stay there and make your journey as well as your stay fabulous.
This hotel was adequate in some ways, less than adequate in others. The biggest problem was the lack of hot water on most days--which the staff always assured us was just a temporary problem. One day they told us to run the water for ten minutes till it got hot, but it never did. We ended up taking showers in the late afternoon, since there was never any hot water in the morning no matter how early we got up. In addition, the pool was closed during Xmas week, which was annoying and unexpected.
This holiday will not be repeated
3 stars is NOT correct: impossibly small room with no bureau, tiny closet (which would not fit our 2 suitcases) & could barely walk when the suitcases were on the floor. hardly ever had hot water for showers . . 20-30% of our tries were successful & we tried morning & night. not very clean (we found items of last tenant on floor) & questionably clean blanket & bedspread. The staff was pleasant & tried to be helpful with shower & room heat issues. Manager was completely unavailable to speak with, despite a number of tries. Location was good & breakfast was adequate but would never stay there again. (where did they get the photo of the room I saw online?) other guests concurred rooms are small. of 4 I saw ours was by far the tiniest.
Represented as a 3 1/2 star hotel? At least the 1/2 star is correct!
The room was small, but that is ok because we only sleep there anyway.
For £50 a night for a twin ensuite room (online deal) and free breakfast, this hotel was about its money. Breakfast was not bad -- croissant, cereal, muesli, and meat or cheese (the coffee was terrible, but that's universal in England -- stick with tea).
Inexpensive London Hotel, Great Location, Excellent Food
We stayed here last year as part of a ... vacation. It's a fairly inexpensive hotel, but the staff was great. Our original room was way too small (no closet, no room for our luggage) but the staff immediately upgraded us to a larger room. We stayed a few days beyond our package deal and were then upgraded to a marvelous room with double bed and lovely street view. The Malaysian restaurant on premises was a delight. The continental breakfast included in the room price was very adequate. The hotel is situated just a short walk from several tube stops and the Bayswater area is full of ethnic restaurants and historic pubs. Only one block from Hyde Park. We'd definitely recommend this hotel for the budget-conscious traveler!