Jumeirah Carlton Tower
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... quite an adventure. We even had all the seasons - hot and humid by day and emerging from the theatre to light rain.
Tomorrow we will sit on the hop on hop off bus and do every route to take it all in. Then Sunday walk - we plan to walk from Westminster to Tower Bridge - a big loop of about 7km. Nothing like ambition, eh?
No pictures today - too busy getting hot, bothered and lost.
Loving London already.
... confusion because it came out as a burger patty on top of a salad. Now we are off to the orientation and then ending the night with a local pub crawl!
"You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet. There's no knowing where you might be swept off too"
" For my part. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go, I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to ...
... the most epic, dramatic picture where Katie (Hufflepuff) was blasting shots from her wand and killed me (Gryffindor) as Ana (Slytherin) is mourning over my body and Ondrea (one of our Aussie friends who's a Ravenclaw) was getting blasted away by Katie!...seriously even the people working there thought it was an epic picture cant wait for our friend to upload it!
By the time we got to the hostel at around 9pm we were too tired to go pub crawling, and two of the ...
... have honestly spent a whole day there. It's a place I will most definitely come back to next time I visit. After I got back my hotel it was time to get ready to go out to dinner with a friend of my dads who was in the city. It was great, we went to an Indian restaurant, a real one. It was so good. Tomorrow I plan on going on the London Eye and visiting the Churchill War Rooms & British museum. So tomorrow is going to an early start and a long, hopefully dry, ...
What a hectic few days! Wednesday morning I met a few more people who are traveling to Italy with us. I decided to see if I could find discounted tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical. Unfortunately there was none so I decided to get a ticket to Wicked matinee performance. I paid 48 pounds to sit right up the front and I could see perfectly from where I was sitting. It was amazing!!
After the show I met up with everyone and we had all you can ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jumeirah Carlton Tower London
We won a prize of dinner in the Rib Room and Oyster Bar and decided to combine this with an overnight stay to celebrate my birthday (I have a husband who spoils me). We were impressed with the speed of reception - our bags were taken from us as we walked through the doors and within 5 minutes we were in a fabulous room on the 10th floor with a great view of London - though my husband was less thrilled with the view of Harrods which he knew he was going to have to visit for the sales...
On Dec. 1st -Dec. 4th, I took my first trip to London and stayed at the Carlton Hotel. Although my boyfriend accompanied me on this trip, he had many times stayed at the Carlton Towers Hotel on many of his business trips (like a second home). When we arrived at the hotel, I was very impressed with the attentive and friendly service from the staff which handled our heavy luggage right away. At check-in, the receptionist was very friendly but we arrived two hours early and had to wait until the room was ready at 10am. So we headed toward the comfortable sitting area where we had coffee and light breakfast. I noticed that the décor of the hotel had this relaxing, attractive, and calm ambience and the wait service was excellent in setting this mood. When our room was ready by 10am, we were escorted to our hotel room which was a wonderful surprise. It was not your typical boring hotel room and just the right size. In our room were a small desk, internet access, resting chair, TV, Bose radio, and the most comfortable bed ever! Oh, the room also had details items like an umbrella because it rains a lot in London, laundry and dry cleaning service, slippers, lint brush, London city guide, and a blow dyer. The room had all the basic and useful amenities which add a nice touch to the Hotel. Don't refuse the nightly room service called "turning down" the bed...this is an extra pampering service. I recommend taking advantage on room service when dinning privately in your room. The room menu has plenty to choose from...the all day breakfast was YUM!
OK, so reading the reviews here on line I was sceptical about the Carlton Tower (or Jumeirah Carlton Tower as it is now called) but couldn't really find anything else available (busy week apparently)..
We spent five nights at this hotel in July 2005. The Carlton Tower Hotel was about the only hotel that met our two criteria: it has a pool and it allowed our family of four (children 2 and 6) to stay in a single room (most other hotels required that we book a suite or two adjoining rooms at an exorbitant price.) The room was spacious enough to easily accomodate the comfortable portable bed for our older child, though our 2 year old had to share the king bed with us. Still, it was preferable to the pricey alternative.
I got a last minute deal from laterooms for an executive room at this hotel, requesting a twin room as I was a man sharing with a (male) friend. Rather than get two rooms in a cheaper hotel, we thought we'd pair up and go for a 5 star. First impressions were good, with a valet service whisking away my car to the underground carpark, and friendly, efficient staff processing our check-in. We were shown to our room, which was modern and smart but was a double. Whoops. A quick change around and we were taken to twin on the ninth floor, in the unrefurbished part of the hotel (I think that the lower floors are being done first, the uppers last).
With all the terrific hotels around the world, you wonder why there's a trend lately that the wealthier the "western" city, the tougher it is to find terrific hotels.
London hotels always seem to have rooms too small, prices too high and service too sloppy. That's true here, too, although so-called studio suites are an exception on the space rule if you are lucky enough to be upgraded, as I was on my first visit.
My Locker at the health club was broken into and valubles stolent. This happened to another Japanese gentlemen. We were robbed right under the noses of the hotel security and the authorities have done nothing and are shirking away from compensation. It could even be an inside job. Its digusting. Please carry all your valuables with yourself when staying there
I've dined at the restaurant more than a few times before I finally decided to try staying here. I found the rooms very comfortable and clean, with the recent renovation including fresh mattresses and down linens that are some of the most comfortable I've had in London. The shower head has to be experienced to be described, but basically it's about eight inches wide delivering a waterfall on top of your head. Feels great. I've also stayed in some of the older rooms, which I found kind of average and your basic London dingy. The new renovations were overseen by the Jermiah Group of Dubai (?) and I found it quite pleasant. My only complaints would have to be the price. If you can find a discounted rate, you can come away with a bargain, but the hotel caters to many from the Arab world who must have a tremendous amount of disposable income. I think I paid around 200 pounds one night when a fellow I met in the elevator on the same floor paid 400 pounds. Shop around. Also, a hamburger runs about 20 pounds or so via room service so plan on dining out. Amazing pool and workout room, by the way.
Returned to the Carlton Tower with my Wife after some 5 years. Normally we stay in the Berkerley but decided on a change of scene. Booked an Executive Suite to give us more space. On Check In we were told our Suite was ready on the Newly renovated floor. So far so good. The suite itself was Ultra Modern totally geared towards the business traveller.