Melia White House
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... than train-ing with bikes. I'm so happy with the bikes we hired. It probably would have been been cheaper to buy some second-hand bikes and then on-sell them. Still, we had no issues with these bikes, not even a flat tyre, and we only used the tool kit to help other people! Late this afternoon we wandered the South Bank, then joined the queue for the London Eye tickets, and then we joined the queue for the London Eye itself. We are getting pretty good at standing in line by ...
... I checked into my hostel and found out that the receptionist is also named Lauren Porter - weird!! After finally eating some food (I had only had a banana all day), I headed off to do a bit more exploring. However, I was absolutely exhausted as I had had approximately 6 hours of sleep in the past two nights combined.
My first stop was Harrod's as I was excited to finally visit the famous store. I made a bad judgement call though, as I was clearly not in a state ...
Leaving on a Jet Plane
At last! The day has finally arrived after years of thinking about this monster dream, and literally months of active planning to get to this point. We head to the airport in our stretch limo, and marvel at the blue light dots on the ceiling. We are still a bit tense after all the packing wars, but the "fancy" ride helps soothe our moods.
Our first flight was an early one, to avoid the risk of missing ...
... greens and the river. Great shops too. I bought some earrings. We saw the quaint 16th century pub where Bob Hawke set his beer drinking record. I couldn't stay for a drink because of that, so we had a cream tea instead in the 400 year old Covered Market at Browns Cafe, established 1924. We walked around for several hours, then drove back to London on the M40. Using the SatNav, we had no trouble getting back ...
... a bit early, so Darren used the opportunity to call Elizabeth in Northern Ireland to ask about their Christmas plans, but they were a bit busy, so he said he'd call again tomorrow. We went back inside and waited for Hinn, then when he arrived, we walked together up the road and went to Harrod's, which is the most expensive shop in the world! We wandered through there a bit just having a bit of a laugh at the prices. We went through the makeup area, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Melia White House London
Good but not great
Stayed in December 2003. Good hotel and comfortable rooms, even if some are rather noisy if placed on trafficated roads. The Hotel personnel is helpful whenever necessary and tries to meet your demands. However the quality manager is not really up to the quality of this hotel. He is more prone to talk than to do his best to provide a full service up to the (alleged) high standards of the hotel.
Fabulous weekend break
Wonderful service, room, location. Liked the extra touches i.e. sheets turned back at night and chocs on bed. Staff helpful, food lovely with lots of selection for breakfast. Have recommended to friends. Will stay again.
Great hotel at a good price
I satyed at this hotel for 3 nights in a Junior suite. I satyed there through my company rate, so it was quite cheap. The room was big for London standards, but the bathroom was very small and cramped espically in comparison to the room. I didn't personally like the decor (the room I had was victorian style) but I can imagine it would appeal to others.
However, I did encounter one problem and that was that I booked a twin beded suite, but no one told me that one of the beds would be a sofa bed, and the sofa bed was hardly a bed, so I had to do without. Overall I would say that this is a good hotel at a good price.
To loud, not very helpful stuff
Nice hotel, a little far from everything. But then... They put me in a room next to the elevator. Very noisy all night. Then I got a room on the front. Very loud from the street. They advertise that they have a gym. Some people have a bigger gym at their home (not talking of millioners' homes). As I am not a person that likes to complain about everything I was lucky when I could leave. Then they suprised me with a enormous telephone bill. Nobody cared about it nor would help me understand what was the reason for that amount. Even nice hotels can be very horrible.
The best 3 star hotel in London
I cannot remember the number of times I have spent at this hotel. I always stayed there even before Melia took it over. It was excellent previously to Melia, but now it is even better and has been refurbished beautifully. I will be arriving there tomorrow Oct.2 for 3 different stays. I thoroughly recommend this hotel. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Sincerely. James Dillon.
Perhaps the best deal in London
We stayed here one night after booking through priceline. The price was very low, so I was not expecting much and was very suprised. This is a solid 4* hotel - nice rooms, great lobby, and good service. The location is a little off from downtown, but there are two tube stations near by. I had booked rooms in other hotels for this trip because I did not trust priceline, and now regret that I didn't stay here the entire time.
I booked this hotel over the internet for a very good price. A tip dont book through hotel as i had paid over £200 less than their price. Great location with tube station one mins walk away. As soon as you walk in the entrance it hits you how nice the hotel is. It was spotless. Staff friendly apart from the porter who nearly ran us over with his trolley.
We had a deluxe room which was great although a bit small but king bed and bathroom were amazing. Bar and restaurants again Superb.
I visit London at least once a year and two years ago decided to stay at this hotel. I've nothing but good things to say, excellent staff, clean hotel, great location. I can not say enough about the location.
The great portland tube station was across the street which made it easy to get around. Basic rooms were a little small, but very comfy.
When we arrived we checked in no problem and when we entered the room there was a knock at the door and our luggage was brought to us. The room was fantastic. We had a double delux which was more brill than we had expected. The staff are very friendly and look after you very well.
A brilliant weekend and will definately return!
A Great surprise
After getting into town using the Heathrow Express, short taxi ride to the hotel from Paddington Station. The hotel is very modern with a nice reception area and great bar. The hotel is very clean with very small bathrooms. Very busy with tour gps. and airline personnel. Staff very pleasant. Hotel owned by So. American firm. Location is a stones throw fom Regents Park and it's beautiful rose gardens. 10 min walk to Warren St. tube station. Rm. rates are very low on the internet.