Jumeirah Carlton Tower
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There is a cool Museum in London called Ripley's Believe it or Not. There are some really weird stuff, like an old lady singing with a young voice, the tallest guy in the world, 5 legged frog and a 3 legged pigeon. and a GIANT T-REX!!!! Now that was awesome and kind of strange. We went on the London Eye, http://www.londoneye.com/
which is a big …
Not much to say really as staying in London till Tuesday next week.
We stayed in Sussex first of all for a few days then moved into central London.
It is Lilla's christening tomorrow Saturday and that is the reason why we are here. Its been nice though as I've been able to stock up on clothes that I found I needed and also stock …
The day started off with me waking up at 8am. After a disastrous, previous night I still had to pack my backpack! Even though I had finished work 16 days before the adventure was to begin, I thought I'd given myself enough time to prepare for what was to come. But I hadn't and this resulted in me packing at the very last minute and realising my backpack was too small. I had changed from a suitcase to a backpack numerous times, but in the end I opted with ...
... precious-travellers tendencies and have very limited space to carry our almost excessive amount of things. Most couples niggle about money or working late, we niggle about the size of the gherkin jar just purchased.
Even with all of our devices, they were no help in the ‘lost Emma in Ireland’ incident.
After a grumpy morning and a long early ride, we stopped for a coffee. A brief blunt discussion about ...
... driving to York with two stops on the way; Oxford and Stratford upon Avon. On the bus we met a few people, but it was hard to tell where we were going to stand with the group, it takes a few days to figure that out. We sat in the middle back seat and met a few people. Kevin who was the only other guy on the tour other than Stuart (until we picked up Brett in Belfast) sat in front of us and we had some gorgeous girls behind us, I knew instantly I would ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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.