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Late start to today.
Went for a walk into the city and visited the Churchill War Rooms under the houses of Parliament. On the day the end of the war was declared, the workers pretty much just up and left so the rooms are in the same state today as when they were in use. There has been an area added for a museum/history dedicated to …
Reasonably early start. Leon was keen to buy a new camera charger as he had left his at Walkers Lodge a few nights before.
We walked up into the city and while Leon went round the shops I headed off in the direction of one of the most famous shops of all.
Walked down the side of Hyde Park around Hyde Park Corner and while walking …
Caught underground into city, walked to The Monument - to the great fire of London. Leon climbed up the monument and took photos of the city from the top. He received a certificate to say he had done the climb.
Then walked down alongside the Thames through the Hay's Market then down the road to below the London Bridge and went on the Londn …
Woke, had brekky, and decided to head out on my own. Took a while to get truly motivated but then ...
Went wandering, no map just me. Oh dear. Walked up and down some nearby streets and came across the big house again. Pretty impressive without all the crowds. Walked up through Green Park and past the locals on the deck chairs - sunning …
Got to have a bit of sleep in and a late-ish breakfast we got on the road heading for the Welsh Showcase caves in the Brecon Beacons National Park. We arrived just after opening so it was relatively quiet. The first thing we noticed was the giant full scale model dinosaur that we had to walk under to gain access to the caves. Inside there were …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holly House Hotel London
On Friday June 25th 2004 I get to the Holly House Hotel. I hand in to the guy in the front desk my confirmed printed reservation. He takes a peek at it and says: "It's cancelled."
Helpfull and friendly staff. Centraily located, within walking distance from Victoria station. Most of the tourist attraction is in easy reach. Economic nice clean rooms. Rooms are a bit small but nicely decorated.
Good for the hostel-bound
Pretty noisy, shabby, and small. But I agree that you get what you paid for, which is very little, especially in the off-season. We paid only about $130 for a twin room for three nights (less than $45 per night for two tiny twin beds). It's close to Victoria station. The staff is pretty friendly, though do not leave or expect to receive messages (there are also no phones in the rooms).
What You pay for is what You get..
I do agree, that the rooms are not the most beautyful or large, but it has what you need: at bathroom, a bed and fridge. Upon arriving we were accomodated at small bedrood (size of bed is not suitable for two persons though!). But upon request we were offered a three-bed room without x-tra charge. The hotel is not topclass, but the hosts are friendly. Its a cheap way to stay central in London,
Be Warned, Do Not Stay Here!
Do not stay in this hotel! It is a dump. The bathrooms are tiny and the rooms are in horrible condition. The room we stayed in smelled like bug spray and after arriving, they would not allow us to cancel when we were so disgusted by the conditions of the place. They sent us to check out several rooms and they were all horrible. DITTO to the comment about the bathrooms. Save yourself the trouble and go stay at the Comfort Inn up the road, it is closer and more conveniant to the Victoria Station. For a few more pounds, you will stay in a newly renovated place and enjoy an awesome breakfast.
Don't Stay here. You deserve better!
Holly Hotel was the worst hotel I've ever seen. I can't believe they haven't faced legal action over claiming their room is ensuite. Their bathroom is the smallest I have ever seen (about 4 feet wide containing a toilet, sink, and shower) no shower door means your toilet paper gets soaked every time you use their facilities. Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra pounds to book some comfort in the seat of civilization.