New Linden Hotel
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1 April 2011 UPDATE: PHOTOS UPLOADED
Today we woke up and headed to the basement for our breakfast. I figured it would be a full English breakfast but it was only a "full breakfast," which was basically a continental breakfast with some meats and sliced cheese. We were hoping for eggs and bacon, but had to settle for pastries and sliced …
Last year we hit Hogmanay in Edinburgh, claimed to be one of Europe's best New Year’s Eve celebrations. We had such an excellent time last year that we were both skeptical whether or not London could live up to our last celebration. I am happy to say it was a complete blast… and we are so happy we braved the crowds of drunken party- …
After our business class flight into London Heathrow airport Tracy and I took the tube over to Notting Hill, where we would be staying for the evening at the New Linden Hotel. Today was wash day and we had some time to kill before check-in so we hit a local laundromat. After figuring out the machines at the itsy-bitsy laundromat, we dashed over to …
... down in Leigh on Sea.
But the highlight was definitely Madame Tussauds. Such a tourist trap, but completely worth it! The wax sculptures are amazing, and there was a Marvel Comics Avengers feature - Benny's was in seventh heaven! He got to meet Captain America, Hulk, Ironman, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Miss Marvel. His verdict...."super cool awesome". He even ...
... streets, i am struck by the bustling energy of the place: on Friday evening, Camden Town is overflowing with humanity, mostly skewing to the younger end of the spectrum. Couples are strolling and shopping, cool kids are hanging out, remnants of true punks straight out of 1977 are practicing their scowls, and there is an impressive multicultural variety to the crowd. To wit, i swear i must have overheard conversations in at least a dozen different languages in a couple of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews New Linden Hotel London
Great Value - Friendly Staff
I tavel to London regularly on business and have used the New Linden on several occassions. A room usually costs between £40-50. The rooms are always spotless and comfortable. The location cannot be beaten. Lots of restaurants in the vicinity which always feels safe at night. Good transport connections. Although the rooms are small they are well furnished. Even the Travel Inn costs around £75 in London. I always feel I'm home away from home when booking into the New Linden and have even taken my wife and daughter to stay on one occassion. I am always disappointed if I can't reserve a room there. Could not expect any more for the price!
New Linden looked cute from the outside. At check-in, the receptionist told me they ran out of singles so I would be upgraded to a double. I thought lucky me. She tells me room 010.. in the basement! I go down but only see a shabby diner-ish restaurant and higher numbered rooms. I ask again and discover I have to walk through the dark restaurant then through multiple fire escape doors then past a fire escape door leading to a dark isolated alley which DOESN'T LOCK before reaching my door. The room was tiny but worse was the bathroom. The vinyl floor was ripped and blackened with years of grime. The tub, sink and toilet were just as old and dirty. Nothing was like the cute brochure pictures or claims that all rooms were renovated. Extremely upset I went back up to complain and was basically told tough luck! Needless to say I cancelled the rest of reservation there and left as soon as I found another clean and respectable hotel nearby. I have no idea if the rooms upstairs were in better condition, but I would never risk getting another disgusting room like 010 again.
I would recommend this hotel to others. The room was very nice, however it should be said that it was very small - the smallest we had in Europe.
very inexpensive but impressive too. My boyfriend and I paid 59.00 pounds for a double bed in mid June.
I've stayed here two years in a row. The first time we were there was in 2003...they were very accomodating and helpful. Arranged taxis for us...gave us ideas on what to do. The rooms were small but for the price we paid...it was great! There was 3 of us sharing and it cost us 60GBP for the night. The best part is...it has an elevator/lift....a rarity in some of the hotels in that area. I actually thought the area was quiet as it was away from the main street and it was quite pretty as well. Not far from Portobello Market...and one of London's most historic restauarant's is just down the road.
As a solo traveler, what I was looking for was a safe, clean, en-suit room in a central location. The hotel had all these qualities. There was shower and WC in the bathroom. The room was very small with 2 beds, a wardrobe, tea & coffee making facilities, a TV with remote control, phone, efficient heating, and even a hair dryer!.. Everything was in good, clean, working condition. The staff were helpful, reception was quick and helpful. There was juice, coffee, tea, croissant, bread, slices of meat, slices of cheese, butter and jam in the breakfast.
If you're on a budget, consider this hotel. Otherwise, steer clear of this place. I almost broke my leg trying to maneuver around this utterly tiny room. We had 4 pieces of luggage which basically took up the whole room. I could take 3 steps and be across the room. One double bed pushed up against the wall, a small desk smashed next to the bed, a bathroom that had been updated but had no shower curtain and soaked half the floor. TV worked. Bed actually was comfortable. There was tea and coffee in the room. One tiny closet that you couldn't open all the way because the luggage had to be there. Breakfast was fantastic with lots of choices.
Hotel is neat and tidy, and the breakfast is above average for continental.
However, the rooms are absolutely tiny even by London standards. In a twin room, there was no more than six inches between the beds when pushed hard against opposite walls, and very little room for luggage.
Also, the hotel is very noisy, with both internal and external noise a problem until very late at night.
Good for the price
I booked the New Linden using the londontown website. The hotel has a great location and looks really nice from the outside and in the inside.The room was clean and bright. Also, the staff was extremly helpful.The only things that i dont like about the Hotel are the TINY rooms and the very very thin walls that let you hear anything somebody else says or does (:-) ) next door.
Arrived at 10pm to find there was a 'problem' with our room and we were being transferred to their sister hotel - the Mayflower. Was rather annoyed at first because of the late hour and I'd done a lot of research to choose a hotel and knew nothing about the Mayflower, however we were very pleasantly surprised with the alternative.