InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel
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... lock, wrote on it, and put it on the bridge. There were millions of locks, all over. Then we walked to Notre Dame. Inside, it was really big. And it was quiet. Around 100 people in a big echoey building, and it was quieter then my class doing Maths. Go figure. We then had lunch (crÍpes. Yum!) then walked the long way back to our hotel, stopping for dinner on the way. Then we walked back to the hotel, and we are now packing for an early start tomorrow. Bye!
... breakfast buffet generally offers. Today we planned to do a hop on hop off tour of London. We went to Marble Arch, which is where all the naughty people were hanged back in the day. From there we went to on a Royal walking tour that was free with our bus ticket. It was quite interesting and we got to see the changing of the guards ceremony that starts at Clarence House where the guards become a marching band all the way up ...
... as our heads! In the duty free shops they sold a bottle of vodka for 10 euros for a bit bigger than a litre! They also had supersize bottled of vodka, whiskey and various other liquors, much bigger than anything sold in the UK. Got on the plane to China finally and had to stop myself falling asleep before takeoff, which was imminent or so we thought. The plane was delayed due to an technical difficulty, and we were kept waiting on the plane for ...
... Sarah and I did our Harry potter walking tour of London and saw film locations, diagon ally, the leaky cauldron and a few other places from Harry potter and finished at kings cross station which is huge! Once we had finished that, we may have ended up in M&M world... Again.... And back to china town so Sarah could see aswell. Had ...
... pass. Can only do that after 9.30 in the morning. We went to St Pauls Cathedral. Huge building, followed an audio tour of the ground area, really enjoyed that, all listening to our ear phones but very good and worth doing. We then headed up the first flight of stairs to the Whispering Gallery. My first thought was oh boy we are high up. And we were but there was worst to come for us intrepid travellers. From there is a stairway, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel
My wife and I stay here once a year as part of a company dinner. It is certainly one of the most expensive places I have ever stayed and we've travelled the globe. We don't mind paying good money but this may be London but it's excessive. In our room there was once again no tea or coffee facilities. If you would like some it's available from room service at £5.50. Water is £5 for a 75cl bottle. Some of the other reviews give you a flavour of the room service costs. The bar is no cheaper.
i stayed at this hotel in 2001 and it is just simply fantastic. friendly and warm atmosphere plus central for entertainment etc. food is good.
Errrrr... 5*s? I think not.
As a little treat, I booked my partner and I a weekend away in London and thought we'd spoil ourselves by staying in what is supposedly one of the best hotels in London..... How wrong I was!!The staff were rude almost to the point of being obnoxious, the room was tired looking, there were tiles coming off in the bathroom, the constant noises from the kitchen/heating fans kept us awake as they appeared to be right under our windows, the breakfast was served haphazardly in the bar downstairs where the tables were messy and the service non-existent, and overhall I have to say it was probably one of the worst places I have ever stayed at. Will we be returning? Not even if the room was free!
My husband and I just returned from London where we spent six nights at the Intercontinental. We went with Club ABC Tours, which offered a very low rate. The location at Hyde Park Corner was excellent with easy access to the Picadilly Underground Line. There are good restaurants nearby behind the Hilton Hotel; we particularly enjoyed Sofra, which had great middle-eastern food. The concierge was helpful with restaurant suggestions and reservations. The buffet breakfasts (even the continental) were outstanding.The rooms are the downside. The sixth and part of the fifth floors have been renovated, but they allow smoking. The only non-smoking renovated floor is the first, which we were told is noisy. We luckily got an upgrade to a lovely renovated room on the fifth floor, which did not have any smoking odor. Our friends were given a fairly dark unrenovated room in which the heating was broken. The next day, they looked at eight other rooms before settling on one on the sixth floor which didn't smell. So, if you stay at this hotel (and it has many good points), make certain to accept only a nice room.
I just came back from a 5 night stay at the Intercontinental London Hyde Park. The hotel was very nice and upscale, although it did lack traditional English charm. I booked my stay through priceline and paid $140 US plus taxes which is excellent for this type of quality and city. The room was a nice size. It was probably average sized for a UK hotel. The bathroom was all marble, the furnishings were top quality and seemed new. I requested a room on the 6th floor because I knew they were recently refurbished. I dont know what the other rooms look like on other floors but i'm sure they are nice as well. Some advice I have on this property is dont book a room near the elevators. Whenever they open, they make a loud bang like glasses being dropped. It was extremely noisy and the staff switched my room without any problems.
I highly recommend this hotel. I've stayed in many top notch Starwood Hotels and Mandarin Oriental Hotels - though I wanted to stay within a certain price range and stayed at this hotel 3 yrs ago and am going back for this New Years. Location on Hyde Park can't be beat, rooms are very clean and modern. My boyfriend and I would go running to Buckingham Palace and we just felt this hotel was amazing for the price $250 and under per night.
Very nice hotel
I used Priceline for my stay in London and this was the hotel I was assigned. It was in a very good location, the staff were wonderful. I don't know if I would stay there again at full price, but if you can get a good deal then its definitely worth it. If you walk in the opposite direction of Green park there are some very neat pubs hidden in the streets that many locals frequent. This is nice to get to see the less touristy side of London.
We stayed at the intercontinental London for 6 nights with our 13 month old son. We found an incredible deal at an internet hotel discount site (100 pounds/night including breakfast). It was well worth every penny, and then some. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the room was spacious (even with the crib), clean and comfortable. And the buffet breakfast was absolutely wonderful! The location is perfect for getting around any part of central london. I highly recommend this hotel!
At the price of $190 per night this was a a great buy. The location on Hyde Park Corner is unbeatable with very easy access to Piccadily, Green Park, Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. An initial concern about the hotel being too close to the traffic noise from Park Lane turned out to be unfounded.The hotel itself was good but a face lift would not hurt. The lobby area was clean and in keeping with a 5 star hotel, the rooms were generous by London standards but not oversized and the bathrooms ample but compact. The staff were always friendly, efficient and on the ball and very willing to assist.The hotel stands in the same area as some pricier properties such as the ultra chic Metropolitan and the overly busy Hilton and for the price the "Interconti" did us proud. Had I paid $400 I would have been disappointed with the hotel but then again it is arguably in one of the best locations in London.
Accomplished and excellent
Cannot be faulted. Smooth and sophisticated. Wonderful position, fine staff, excellent restaurant. Go there!