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... on a small piece of salted caramel for £1. I'm trying to watch my money carefully.
Then I went to check out the Tate Modern, which was free. I did a quick walk around. It's a place I would need to spend some proper time in carefully ...
... Benita at one point about all her new camera gear, and I was thrilled to have a fellow enthusiast at hand. She told me about some of the work she was doing with travel photographers and writers, which really got me going. They were the type of company where the conversation flows endlessly and seamlessly, and I felt as like I could easily live next door and do this every other night. We had a couple of Pints, then eventually headed home. Waking up early the ...
... in large parklands.
We perused the markets along with several hundred others. Daryl found a large paella being cooked so it was an easy choice for our lunch with a glass of sangria. It was delicious and very similar to Daryl's recipe.
We walked up the hill to the Royal observatory which is located on the prime meridian (0 degrees longitude), ...
... every other man, woman and child to get down from their perches atop the monument but he allowed me to stay and even had a conversation with us. First came the Guards in blue without bearskins marching south; led by one horse and followed by four. Next from the east came the Guards in scarlet and black bearskins - we had to quickly jump down from our perch to snap a few pics and then back up. But because we didn't get to the palace at zerodarkthirty, we ...
... br> I suddenly had a sinking feeling of all the things I could have purchased with
that money. The guy next to me
then lost, and I was allowed to choose between the two remaining shells. I was nearly positive which one it was
that was full, as was the lady next to me, so we each put an additional 100
pounds up. Once gain, I came up
empty, and now I was down 160 pounds, or roughly $250. At this point, I had to just walk away,
and chalk it up ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Parkcity London
Brilliant breakfast and gardens
My partner and I just returned from the Park City after a 2 night stay. The hotel is in easy walking distance of at least 3 tube stations and the nearby restaurants and bars at Earls Court. The breakfast was exceptional and included a lovely continential buffet including fresh fruit, cheese, meats and pastries plus freshly cooked english breakfast served at your table ( which makes a refreshing change from the usual 'hot' buffets in many of the larger 4 star chain hotels). Food is reasonably priced for London, however the wine list seems expensive in comparsion. The view of the garden at night from our bedroom window was fab especially watching the squirrels and twinkling fairy lights. All in all a lovely hotel in a good location with extremely friendly staff. Would stay again and recommend to family and friends.
Stayed at the Parkcity for 1 night, and am so sorry it wasnt for longer! We were going to a concert at the Albert Hall, and it was about a fifteen minute walk away (five if you take a cab). The hotel is just a short walk from the nearest tube station, making it very easy to get around central London. The staff were discreet, friendly and efficient. Had two adjoining rooms as we had our older children with us, and both rooms were spotless. The bathrooms were beautiful. Breakfast was superb and service was great. I am booking to go back with just my husband soon, and could not recommend this place highly enough. Gorgeous, a real gem!
This is a superb hotel with fantastic staff. From the Bose CD radios to the wonderful breakfasts, it's all of the highest quality. We loved the area, there are some really characterful, elegant streets around the nearby Earls Court tube stop, with plenty of good restaurants. Seek out the official site for photos - theparkcity dot com. Why they are still posting those old pics on here I don't know - they bear no relation to the cool elegance of the real thing.
We just returned from a weekend at The Parkcity hotel, and I would recommend it stongly. The hotel has just opened, it's located in a quiet street close to subway (6 min.) and bus number 74 (2 min.) takes you straight to the city center in 10 minutes. A big supermarket is located at only 100 metres from the hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful, rooms are spotlessly clean and with a modern style interior and good bed. The standard room has a mini-bar, lcd flatscreen TV, Bose radio and cd-player, safe, and a very nice spacious bathroom with bathtub/shower and fluffy towels. The breakfast was fantastic with everything you need from a choice of good rolls, fresh mango and other fruits, danish pastry, and even delicious Parma ham! We found a deal on internet for only 88 pounds a night with breakfast included. I think a very good offer for a beautiful 4 star hotel on a good location.
Perfect - almost!
We were really impressed with the Parkcity hotel. It's fairly new so everything is still fresh and beautiful. The public areas in particular are very classy, much more welcoming than the picture on their website suggests, and a lovely smell pervades the whole hotel. The staff were all extrememly pleasant and helpful.
The rooms are also beautifully appointed with LCD tv (with internet capability) and a CD player. There's a lovely bathroom with a fantastic shower and the most comfortable bed I've slept in for a long time with gorgeous linen and a cosy down quilt. The blackout curtains were so effective, we slept in until nearly 10am and woke thinking it was still the middle of the night. On the down side, the standard rooms are a little small, although with plenty of storage space, and they have no tea/coffee making facilities! I know this is becoming the norm in upmarket hotels who want to capitalise on their room service, but I still prefer the freedom to make my own hot drink when I want to.
It's in a good location, with Earl's court tube only a few minutes walk away, and it's also very quiet. Even though our room overlooked the road at the front, we weren't troubled by traffic noise at all.
All in all a very pleasant stay, wish it had been for longer...
ParkCity Hotel - Recommended
My Girlfriend and I stayed at the ParkCity for a late valentines stay and were more than impressed with this recently opened hotel.
Immediately upon walking in you get the sense that this is more than your average hotel and is closer to the boutique style of hotel that seems to be springing up in cosmopolitan areas.
The reception staff were extremely helpful and friendly, offering to take bags up to the room and I was also shown around the room and the facilities on offer.
The room we booked (standard double) had a king sized bed, draped in lovely sheets and fabrics. The room was decorated in a very modern and appealing style.
The stairs that led up to the bathroom were a quirky feature that set the room apart from your bog standard hotel room.
The bathroom was again of a generous size with modern fixtures and fitting - two shower heads in a large bath.
Fluffy bathrobes and towels were laid out for us, along with molton brown toiletries.
Although we went out for dinner, the menu for the lesandro restaurant looked extremely appealing and if we were to stay again, we would probably eat here.
The dining facilities were further complimented by Ruby's cocktail bar - an intimate, darkened piano bar with excellent waiting staff serving fabulous drinks.
Our rate included breakfast in the price, and we were more than please with the wide selection of continental and English fare on offer. Again the waiting staff were excellent - efficient and friendly.
All in all the whole experience was very relaxing and made our weekend even more special. We will come back in the summer to take full advantage of the gardens and the patio dining area.
This hotel comes highly recommended look out for special rates on the internet and you will get more than your monies worth.
Loved THE PARKCITY
My new London base! I'll be booking into here whenever I come to London from now on. The reviews on Trip advisor persuaded me to give it a try and I'm so glad I did.
Every detail of this new 4* Hotel in South Kensington was fantastic. The interior design and atmosphere were simple but not intimidatingly minimalist. Hotels that are too modern really put me off but at the Parkcity I felt they achieved the right balance of modern styling with comfort and friendliness. The room was excellent - quiet and relaxing, and it was nice to have a window over the garden even though it's still winter.
What really sold the hotel to me was the AMAZING restaurant. It's billed as gourmet Italian cuisine and it lives up to its billing. The menu was so delicious we ended up eating there every night - we stayed for four, and after the first meal we both decided that we didn't want to eat anywhere else. I could live on the courgette mousse Ravioli with King prawns. If my food-snob boyfriend likes a place then I know it's really good.
Thank you Trip Advisor for pointing me in the direction of this hotel - I wholeheartedly recommend you and the Parkcity and I'll be using both again!
Great new find
Just returned from a three night stay - Jan 13th arrival/Jan 16th departure. The location was just off Cromwell Road within a 6 minute walk to the tube and an easy walk to the Natural History Museum, Harrods, Kensington Palace, etc.
The staff was great and helped us although we arrived early on the morning. They even sent food up to the room so that our kids could eat before an acclimation nap.
The rooms were modern and comfortable with down bedspreads, etc. Even the kids' cots were similarly outfitted. There was a Bose radio and plasma TV with movie options too. And the blackout curtains worked great.
The breakfasts were plentiful and the waitstaff very gracious.
If you're looking for a 4 star equivalent hotel at an exceptional price this is it. The hotel opened only in November so hopefully its as a good a value on our next visit.
An Excellent Hotel - Great Professional Staff
This is one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed in whilst in London.
I think the hotel is newly opened but there was none of the teething troubles sometimes encountered at other newly opened hotels. Indeed a lot of well established hotels could learn from it.
The staff are so professional and helpful (a real rarity for a London hotel) and nothing was too much trouble for them. The room was high quality and very peaceful so that I enjoyed a very good nights sleep. I ate in the restaurant which again I would highly recommend.
I would definitely return to this hotel again.
Everything about our stay was great. The service was second to none. I arrived on my own with our 3 week old baby and the reception, portering, front of house etc staff were so helpful. The room was great, breakfast fab and I could not complain about a thing. My husband had to leave v early but it was not a problem for him to settle the account and for me to stay later. We could not have been made to feel more welcome - fantastic all round. We certainly will be going back.