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Today we woke up at 7ish and went down for breakfast (which is included with our room). There is a continental breakfast from 7-9 including coffee, OJ and toast. It was pretty good and since we were there so early, it was nice and quiet. While I was taking a shower Lauryn put together a rough itinerary for the day:
9:30-10:30 Madame …
Ok so I wrote in my journal every night about my Spring break adventure. I am going to be updating my blog for each day, but I make no promises on how quickly that actually gets posted. Check back and there should be a ton of pictures to check out! Hope you're all doing well and I miss you and hope to hear from you soon!!
Our flight was …
Friday morning Lindsey and I started the day at 7 am. We walked down for
for our free continental breakfast. I had two cups of coffee and toast and we decided we were going to start our day at Madame Toussauds. After we ate, we went back to our hotel to get ready and left around 8:45 and were at the tube at 9. We arrived at baker street at 9: …
After what seemed like only a few short hours of sleep, we got up at 6:30, got ready, and went downstairs and had
breakfast at 7. Our first stop for the day was St. Paul's cathedral, so we had about an hour long tube ride to get there. One of the metro routes wasn't running over the weekend, so we had to figure out a different route to get …
I'm finally back from my trip and have caught up on some much needed sleep. I had such an amazing time and have so much to share with you all. Luckily, while I was gone, I took some time each day and wrote down notes on my phone so I wouldn't forget, so you'll be getting most of the details!
Wednesday, the day before …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel 65 London
Visited hotel before in January as have had work colleagues staying here before.The hotel has got better than before.
Returned recently with a large group from E.F Tours.We found the hotel to be fine for all we needed as we had only time to sleep their.Place seems fresh and clean ,fantastic deep hallway carpets kept noise down and fresh paintwork everywhere.
Stayed at 3 different hotels in the road over a 6 week period whilst we had the builders in.
We found the 65 to have the best service ,best rooms and best breakfast of the 3 .Had to stay there for 5 nights and 3 nights,in their other buildings
73 and 45 .
Had to walk back to 65 for breakfast but was no problem and even though they were busy service was quick and breakfast great.
No problem in recommending them.
Have booked friends and family here recently at this hotel and again last 2 years for concerts and vacations ,and found it fine. Rooms were very clean and reasonably comfortable.The breakfast is good and plentiful with very friendly serving staff.The reception staff are friendly polite and very helpful, some of my relatives have poor English and were given directions, maps and drawn plans on how to get around with patience and attention so were most appreciative.
Booked a double room over the phone after deciding on this hotel over the internet. As we were on a budget we weren't expecting luxury, but were shocked at just how terrible the conditions were.
OK for the price
Wanted somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay for a short weekend break in London. It certainly was cheap and the size of the room reflected the price we paid, but it was clean and the linen was fresh and spare blankets were available. The shower was very small and there were some interesting manouevers to ensure a full rinse without coming into contact with the taps! However it was in a great location not far from Hammersmith tube station and the Apollo theatre. For the length of time we actually spent in the room I would stay here again as we had everything we needed.
Great location for concerts
Arrived at Shepherds Bush, first impressions the area looked a little run down. Dubious about the hotel at first. Arrived at reception, handed over the booking form, and was allocated to hotel 69, 2 doors down. The room was pleasant, the bed fresh and comfortable, and the bathroom looked recently put in. The shower was powerful. The lighting in the room was a little sub-par, and paint was peeling in a few places, but for the price, and the location (we went to Hammersmith Apollo) its was fantastic. Bus stops right outside, near the Apollo and Shepherds Bush Empire, the hotel is really worth a look for those checking out the budget market.
Service with a grunt
We recently went to London to see Billy Connolly at the Hammersmith Apollo and had booked to stay overnight at the Hotel 65. Me and my girlfriend had ordered a twin room and we had ordered a single room for my girlfriends mom who had also made the trip with us. When we got to hotel 65 we were told that our reservation was at hotel 45. After arriving at hotel 45 we discovered that we had been allocated a triple room and a twin room. The rooms were shabby, the chests of drawers were falling apart, there was no hot water, the toilet seat was detached in both rooms, and the beds were less than inviting. When we complained back at hotel 65 reception we were told that they were the only rooms available. Don't stay at Hotel 65, or 45, or 73 or whatever they offer you!
Hotel 65 not up-to-par
I recently stayed at Hotel 65 with a student group through EF Tours. Some of our students were separated by buildings; mice were seen in the rooms; the showers were either very cold or very hot; noises from neighborhood bars kept students awake at night. The workers were very friendly, but the hotel did not seem safe or efficient for a student group.
We phoned up and asked for a double room reservation at Hotel 65. When we arrived (granted this was early) we were told our room wasent' ready and we would be put in one of the 5 hotels they own. They allowed us to store our baggage though. When we came later on we were shown to a different hotel and our room was very shabby with wallpaper hanging off the wall, two extremely hot pipes running from floor to ceiling with no covering, a set of drawers with handles that had fallen off and a en-suite which had rust in the shower and sealant coming away. The room was also a twin, when we asked for a double. We did mention this to the hotel staff but were told there were no other rooms available.