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... through with a "that's interesting" mindset. It makes you stop, read, and interact with many of the displays. I was in candyland, like Homer and the Germans. Even then we didn't get through the whole museum. There is a wing of the museum, where they have scientists behind glass doing real science on objects and collection peices to try and fathom more about them, and you can watch them doing it! It's a great thing for people to see that scientists DO things, not ...
... past Westminster, Buckingham Palace and finishing on the Mall in London. We moved towards Buckingham Palace about two hours before the estimated finish to get a good place to stand and watch the tour finish. The cyclists rode 155 km (96 miles) today at an average speed of about 25 mph on the flats, an astonishing physical feat, actually. To think they will do this almost daily for three weeks! I'm so impressed ...
... was The Globe, which was beautiful, and surpassingly in the middle of London with modern buildings all around, which I didn’t expect! Next we walked down to Tate, the modern art gallery. Then we walked to Tafchrafalger Square, which is right outside the National Art Museum. We unfortunately did not have time to stop in the museum, because we were headed back toward the tower bridge for lunch. Before we went to lunch, ...
... We awoke at 5:30am to take in as much as we could before heading back to the airport. I had been to London previously but this was Dario's first time. Although we were a bit disappointed by the transit issues, we enjoyed our night in London. Who knows....maybe on another trip we will get the chance to see another area of the city. One things for certain.....plan well just in case of transit strikes......from what I hear this happens often in the ...
Joel and I got up at 5.30am as our bodies told us so but the light outside disagreed. Sitting next to the heater we worked on our computers, ate toast and did a load of much needed washing.
After chatting to Liz and Chris before they headed into work we met up with Ross. He so kindly offered to show us around a bit of London today. We hoped on the tube and went to Buckingham palace. As we walked towards the palace we passed a building with at least a 100 well-dressed Londoners ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Majestic Hotel London
I stayed at the Majestic this past week for one night. I have never suffered the kind of treatment recerived at this hotel. While some staff were pleasant, most were completely rude. The room was nothing like the picture on the web. And the worst of all: the room door would not lock and when we brought this to the employee's attention, he said he didn't understand and refused to do anything about it. When we asked to see the manager he said there was no manager there, just him and nothing he could do to help us. Not only did the door not lock, but when we managed to get it to lock, it could be opened with the key from another room. According to the employee, this happens in other hotels and it doesn't matter anyway! Treatment was insulting. I would never return there and would not recommend it to anyone!
Ugh. You get what you pay for...and in London, your $ doesn't go far...
I, too, knew that this was a low-cost hotel in London. However, I was truly surprised at just how little my money got me. The room was fairly dirty and the bathroom was not clean. My friend and I had a very sleepless night there -- it was hard to feel comfortable in a dirty room and the mattress was quite hard. Also, you did not have the ability to lock the door from the inside, which made me uneasy since security at the hotel was not high. My advice to anyone staying in London, expect to spend at least 100-200 pounds per night for a standard, clean room in London.
Best Hotel In London - I will be Back
I just return from the majestic hotel in london and it was a pleasant stay. The place is very well located in the very center of London. My room was large for london. The staff was very helpfull with us. And try the restaurant inside the hotel is very good, itilian food you will remember it.
I have recently returned home after spending four nights at the Majestic Hotel in London.
The location of this hotel is central and that is the only recommendation that I can give it.
My advise to everyone is NOT TO GO to this disgusting hotel. It is filthy dirty, the carpets are threadbare, and it is in serious need of painting throughout. Infact the whole place should be condemned and demolished.
I asked to move rooms after I found four flea bites on my leg after one nights stay there.
I had pre-paid in full, and the other local hotels were fully booked. Unfortunately that caused me to have to remain and endure the worst accomodation I have ever had the misfortune to stay in.
No thanks, never again
Booked this dreadful hotel and paid through Hotelweb site. We had airline change of flight and tried unsuccessfully to negotiate Sunday night but to no avail. Very basic room, no hotwater in the evening or morning [how I hate tepid showers], no kettle, nowhere to buy a coffee, uncomfortable beds and grubby room. nights cost 200USD, aroung 250AUD, what a rip off. As I said, never again.
The Majestic is Seedy
I knew I would not be getting much because of the cheap price, but this place was plain dirty. I was also concerned about safty at night because there was no way to bolt the door. I will never stay there again and will never recommend it to anybody.
I endured one night at this horrible hotel. The staff were unpleasant and rude. The room was unclean and incredibly basic. We had to ask for a receipt on a number of occasions and they tried to charge us twice.
This hotel was awful. I had 2 rooms there, neither of them had kettles to make tea, there was no heating or hot water, 1 of the rooms had a smashed window, the floor was dirty with hair. The TV's didnt even Work.
The bar wasnt open.
Breakfast was a joke, you couldnt even have toast, all that was on offer was 2 bags full of crossiants.
They didnt do room service or dinner.
The recepionist was not very helpful at all and the manager would not listen he jsut kept blaming us for the problems.
Basic, but I'd stay there again
Stayed Nov 23-29, 2003. Traveled alone -- small but adequate room.
Basic no-frills accomodation; thin walls; inexpensive package deal through Expedia. EVERYONE on staff was friendly. Checked in early without advance request thanks to desk tracking status of room I was to be assigned. Liked the location -- between the Gloucester Road and Earl's Court tube stations, 3 blocks in either direction. Toward Gloucester tube are: laundromat, pharmacy, grocery & liquor (Waitrose), internet cafe, several places to eat including Marriott across the street, Holiday Inn, Garfunkels, and others.
Cheap & Cheerful
This is a no frills hotel offering excellent rates for those travelling
on a budget. It has all the basic requirements you will need for a trip
to London. Go Enjoy!