Travel Blogs from London
... and we enjoyed a great catch up after many years.
On Monday we spent the morning in Greenwich, looking at things Nautical, driving a simulator of a cargo ship, learning about the early explorers and checking out the Cutty Sark. We walked up the hill to the Royal Observatory to the home of the Prime Meridian which also had some awesome views over the city. Jesse was hijacked by a middle aged Japanese man, who obviously thought it a good idea to get a ...
... up, Maureen lives in Surrey, so was great to see her and swap each others news over a couple of glasses of Pimms!!! Back home for another big sleep. (Monday) So today we are taking the easy way out and we get a ticket for the Hop on hop off bus, we start from the Victoria and Albert museum and pretty much drive by everything of any note in London. Harrods, Harvey Nics, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Mayfair, Park Lane its like living ...
... Afterwards were hanging out and Kelly asked me if I wanted to take a walk around Hyde Park. So we did and I took tons of pictures once again and enjoyed the beautiful weather and good company. Afterwards we went back to the flats and just hung out and then that night we got ready to go out again to a bar that they frequently go to called O'Neills. That night we all pregamed together and were on our way out. Apparently before 11:30 there is no ...
... in tact, and scored (for a change!) so it was a fitting send off - and was pleasing to play with many of those whom I was fortunate enough to play with in the Algarve a couple of summers ago. Afterwards I had a typical and as always intelligent debate with my housemate, John over Question Time. As someone leaning towards the right (but very obviously aligned to the centre - no one should suffer), I often have clashed with John's socialist leanings which are ...
... little country lanes. These lanes were just wide enough for cars to pass very carefully (but sometimes not even that wide), and were lined by thick, tall vegetation of hedges and trees. In some places the trees had been trimmed over the lane to form a tunnel. Even in the dark and rain it was beautiful. But - remember that I mentioned flooding earlier? Well here it was. Every little low spot in the road was a swimming pool, and some spots even appeared to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLords Hotel London
Lindo y barato hotel, buena ubicación, algunos conserjes simpáticos, lastima que no tiene ascensor. Tuvimos que subir al cuarto piso con valijas y bolsos a cuestas por esas diminutas escaleras.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lords Hotel London
Good choice for budget traveller
Nice and helpful staff -- Audrey! She's a pleasant, nice and helpful lady!
The Location is convenience -- locate in a quiet and beautiful street, near Bayswater Station, restaurants, supermarket, shops, shopping mall etc.
Facilities -- basic, simple & clean
Breakfast -- 2 buns with jam & butter + cup of coffee or tea (no good....)
Good choice for budget traveller :)
Shocking, loud and dirty
we are shocked at our experience as it was so dirty which we did not expect. there is loud noise always because of mainly young people who are the guests. the terrible smells and filthy rooms and bathrooms were unpleasant. we will never come back to this hotel. the equipments and fitments need to be changed also as they are all very cheap and in bad conditions. the security seems to be a problem as many people (strangers) from the street were following the young girls inside to talk with them. the owner who is Nicos Ladas is reserved maybe because he must see daily the disappointment of our faces. we could see that many drunk people are inside at night which is not good.
Clean with a good price tag
I just completed a 3 nights stay at this hotel and I would like to reiterate the fact that this is a budget hotel! The most imporant thing about this hotel is that it was clean AND inexpensive. You do, in most ways, get what you pay for, breakfast is just 2 rolls but you can't expect 5-star service at a 1-star price.
It is definitely much smaller than most people are used to but you need to remember that this is London, England and they don't have space to have a giant room with a spacious bathroom.
I did however enjoy my stay and for the budget traveler who understands that they are not staying at the Ritz I would definitely recommend this hotel. I would stay here again, it beats a 16 bed hostel!!!
Great for a budget traveller!
I thought this was a great deal. I payed 30 pounds for a single room and received a triple room at no extra cost. The room was tight, but clean, and the bathroom was your standard tiny European bathroom. The staff were friendly enough, and the location was superb for sightseeing.
Student Budget Hostel Type Accomodation
This is more like a hostel than a hotel. Staff are nice, but our room was antiquated. The bunk beds had graffitti all over them. The en-suite was a pre-fabricated 3' square self contained unit. When you had a shower the entire inside of the en-suite was showered too. The smell that emanated into the bedroom was awful. We didn't eat here so can't comment on the food. At least it was centrally located. Great shops nearby.
Not bad, but nothing out of this world. I stayed there for 3 nights in november I don't recommend you the last floor, it's an odissey to get there, you end up breathless...!I was very unlucky because my bathroom contentrated all the nasty smells of the building. Nice staff, horrible breakfast (pls, have breakfast somewhere else...), but not all is bad...: very well located, closed to shops, cinemas, post office, underground station.
friendly staff, no luxury, small beds, but good for a nights sleep only, located in a beautiful part of London.
THIS HOTEL WAS JSUT OK
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights end of May 2004. It was OK , clean and central, the street was a bit noisy, the staff were OK, not very friendly. If you get sent to the annexe buidling make sure you don't have heavy cases to lift up the flights of stairs as we did, (no lifts).
Just OK for the money i suppose.
Ok for a budget traveller
I stayed at Lords Hotel for a week in May. It was pretty much what I expected; it wasn't expensive (for a single room 63 euros/night), I slept well, had my own privacy, breakfast was modest but ok for a student who is not too picky and my room also had wc and shower. (For a Finn used to triple glass windows the draft and street noise through single glass window was a bit annoying. Luckily it was summer...)
Since I wanted cheap accommodation but wasn't willing to stay in a youth hostel, Lords Hotel filled my expectations. For someone used to luxury it's definitely a wrong choice.
Expect not too much
Okay, Lords is a descent small hotel in the lively area of London Bayswater. But the building needs a quick makeover, because the paint is blattering, the beds are small (for Western Europeans) and the bathroom is too tiny for a washing-smurf. But in a positive view, the staff is pretty friendly and the price is okay. Expect not too much and you will take the hotelquality for granted and will enjoy the best city in the world!