Hotel Lily London - Kensington/Earl's Court
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Took Terry to Harrods this morning, and so he didn't grumble too much, we went to the food halls first. Absolutely amazing. We couldn't afford any of the sit down places, so took our food outside and ate it with the buskers and the smokers, whilst watching the taxis come and go and the liveried doormen hard at work. We nearly broke ...
... of the house, showing more details. Hopefully you can see just how narrow and steep the stairway is!
If you don't have it, Skype is a wonderful thing! In the midst of writing this entry I had my scheduled Skype call from my husband, and one from my computer 'guru.' It is wonderful to talk face to face across the 'pond.' My computer had started to act up, so Rob logged into it to help me out. Fingers crossed that it will be fine in the morning!
... walked the 2 miles home along the river. Discovered a pub called the Cutty Shark on the way and invested our saved 14 pounds in some light refreshments.
Headed over to Loughton in the evening to have dinner with Kathryn, Conrad, Andrew and Jenny at our old local Indian "The Shamrat". We even had time to pose for a photo op outside our old apartment in Buckhurst Hill. Leslie also got a chance to check out my cousin Kathryn's flat for ...
... myself and he has forgiven me. I felt a huge fire in my stomach, guilt has over took my emotion. I began to feel like the scum of the earth. He later invited me for dinner and to celebrate the holiday with him and his wife as friends, I declined it. I felt llike a coward I have brought dishonor to my king, lord, and fellow women. I was embarrassed and hurt and left to return to ...
... open. My favorite piece, possibly in the whole museum, is the plaster cast of the tomb effigy of Eleanor of Aquitaine. She is reading a book while dead, maybe cheeky, but that sounds like an excellent afterlife to me.
Another really amazing piece in the museum was an art installation that is a wall of paper pinwheels. Small streams of air and the people walking through it make random ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Lily London - Kensington/Earl's Court
Before traveling to the Lily hotel, my partner and I checked the reviews on this website and were shocked by what some people wrote, as you can imagine we expected the worst!!!
Stayed here and although not the Ritz, we didn't pay Ritz price either. Sheets clean, room clean, staff helpful and obliging. Don't be put off by the bad reports. If you are on a budget, then this hotel is okay and handy for travel into inner London.
I booked this due to its proximity to Earls Court. Big mistake! I'd rather walk the length of the country to get to Earls Court than ever stay here again.
Just went to check the reviews for Hotel Lily for fun and noticed it seems like nothing has changed.
I stayed at this hotel in September 04 and I have to say that I was quite satisfied with the room I had. It was clean, and the bedding was good, as was the bed itself. The facilities in the room all worked well, and the tea and coffee was replaced daily. The bathroom was clean and, although the shower rail was a bit wonky, it didn't spoil anything for me. I enjoyed the breakfast as well, it was plentiful, and although I never asked for any more, I know that other guests did, and the staff were more than willing to oblige. The service at breakfast was quick as well! Most of the staff appeared to be from Eastern Europe and some only spoke limited English, but they were friendly enough and tried to be as helpful as they could. For a cheap hotel, it is certainly good value in my opinion.
Not very clean
I stayed at the hotel lily from the 11 dec 04 to the 12 dec 04 I found the room was very small and there was only 2 towels in the room I went down to reception to ask what the night life was like around that area and where the best place is to go clubbing I had to wait 10 minutes before anyone spoke to me and then I could not understand what they were saying. The breakfast was terrible and I felt very ill after eating it. The decorating in the pics are nothing like what they are showing, the bar area was closed so there was no where for me or my friends to relax and chill out the bedding was not up to scratch I would not recommend HOTEL LILY in LONDON to anybody even though it is suppose to be cheap all i say is it is CHEAP AND DIRTY
Great bugdet hotel
I stayed in lily hotel with my husband recently and can not understand what people are complaining about
the hotel has been refurbished and the reception looks great
staff were very friendly and I found it very convenient for earls court
great breakfast and free car parking is a big bonus in London
Wow, I stayed at this hotel 5 years ago in 1999 and I can see from the few reviews on here that nothing has changed.
Unqualified to be a hotel
We found Lily hotel through travel agent. Lily hotel's photo looks good, but inside was horrible.
The toilet was old, broken & spread bad smell all the time.
For the same price, actually could have a much better hotel in London.
My friends & I were regreted to stay in that hotel for 7 nights, (no way we paid in advance).
I will highly recommand my fans, never & ever choose this Lily.
Well what can I say!!! This hotel was the worst ever. The pictues advertised is nothing like the hotel. Pics show large reception which was tastefully decorated in gold and cream with large leather sofas. In reality, the reception was blue, approx 10 ft square and dirty. The rooms were small, the advertised cocktail bar has been shut for months, therefore nowwhere to unwind and have a drink and the dining room smelt of damp.