Luna & Simone Hotel
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Up early, and we have a nice English breakfast included with our room. We decide to walk to the London Eye from our hotel, so head down to Pimlico underground station, and turn left to head towards the Thames. We're across the river from the MI6 headquarters (of James Bond fame), so I get a quick snap of that, and we head down the river. Past the …
... everyone we needed to and found a grocery store for food. I also bought a towel for £2. Fingers crossed it's the only thing I forgot! Soon after, we both crashed hard and now it's time for bed! Thinking about the day I'm so excited to be here. I love the energy Central London and hearing English accents everywhere is really cool. But for now a good sleep is in order.
Had a slow start to the day. After lunch we wandered down to Portobello Road and caught up with Laura, Porter & Percy and walked the Portobello Markets which are massive & really good people watching. Weather was also great so was a perfect day for cruising in the sun & soaking up the atmosphere. From there ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Luna & Simone Hotel London
We actually left a day early
The Luna and Simone Hotel was a disappointment. It is kept very clean but if you go in the summer, prepare to sleep in a very warm room with only one small fan that blows air between the two beds.
Also when we inquired the first night for help to open a stuck window, we were told by the desk clerk that it would have to wait until the next day as he was the only one there and he had to watch the desk.
Great Bed and Breakfast
My husband, myself and 2 sons stayed here in July and loved it. The room was recently remodeled and very clean. The location was great. Easy access to transportion with a lot of good restaurants close by. The owners were very nice and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
Well worth the money
Traveling on a budget this was a great place to stay. Yes, the rooms may be on the small side, but you are not in your room long enough to mind. We had a private bathroom which was wonderful, and for two people or even three you can survive.
The staff is very helpful and answer any questions you may have. Instead of walking or taking the bus to Victoria Station we had them order us a cab on the day we departed. It was also great to have breakfast downstairs and not worry about finding a place to go. Supermarket, banks, pubs are all within walking distance.
I would highly recommend the Luna & Simone, it's a great value for your money.
Luna & Simone Was Great
Stayed at the Luna & Simone in Feb. 2004 and couldn't have had a better experience. Great location, especially if you are flying into Gatwick. Gatwick Express goes to Victoria Station, which is an easy 10 minute walk to the hotel. Room was smallish but very clean, comfortable & modern. Bathroom was the same...small but modern, private w/ stand-up shower. Would recommend not getting a room on the street side, though...gets a bit noisy. Breakfast was always very good and a great start to the day. Staff was very friendly upon arrival and there are good resturants and pubs nearby. Two tube stops nearby...Pimlico and Victoria...both easy walks. You can pay by the 1/2 hour for internet access. In all, a great little hotel that I would not hesitate to stay at again.
We loved it! As for the Tube stop, Pimlico station is much closer than Victoria and much less crowded--ask for directions at the desk. We found Pimlico easier even if we needed to change trains at Victoria to get to other parts of London. We were very pleased with the price of the room. The bathroom, if a tad small, was private and modern. Everything was very clean. The only hiccup was that we had reserved a room with 2 double beds (for three of us) and got a room with 3 twin sized, which I didn?t realize they offered. This actually ended up working better since my husband and I are tall and sharing a double is uncomfortable. It?d also be great for young people who need a break from the hostel. The included breakfast was also a big plus, even though we are not used to eating baked beans in the morning :) Ah well, when in Rome? The neighborhood is awesome--very quiet, but very close to restaurants/pubs. We especially enjoyed the Vietnamese and Indian restaurants on Gloucester St. The hotel does have pay by the hour/half hour internet access so I was able to email home about our safe arrival. I think it?s a great hotel.
The room was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was EXCELLENT! The staff was overly friendly. The breakfast was nice. It is a bit of a walk to Victoria Station, however if you take the #24 bus, which is directly across the street, to Victoria there is no worry. The area is charming and plentiful with eating places. The Luna Simone is a great choice.
Nice place to crash!
I stayed at the Luna Simone Hotel and found it to be excellent value, ok the rooms are a bit small, but very clean and tidy. I had an excellent shower in a modern bathroom, TV, Kettle, Fan, Tea and Coffee, Room Safe etc.Service at breakfast was friendly and the food was freshly cooked. The breakfast (fried egg, Beans, bacon, toast, orange juice and coffee) wasn't what I'd call a "Full English" but to be included in the price (Â£50) was fantastic and set me up for the day after a heavy evening out in London.Compare it with others in the area (at this price) and I'm sure you'll find it top of the bunch, I would certainly recommend it and plan to use it EVERY time I need to stay in the city.... the way cheap quality accomodation should be done !
Nice and CLEAN
Just got back from my trip and this is the best hotel we stayed in. The room was nice and CLEAN. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is great because you get to choose it from a menu and they make it fresh for you. Tube, restaurants, are supermarket are nearby.
Very nice hotel
Room is small but very clean. Friendly staff and nice breakfast. An excellent hotel for its price. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Great Little hotel!
My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon. It is a great little hotel with clean, well-decorated rooms and very nice bathrooms. Great English Breakfast!
The only drawback was that it was a bit of a walk to Victoria Station--the closest underground.