Premier Inn London County Hall
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In May of 2007, I visited London with my aunt Linda. I was excited about this trip but a little nervous also: Linda let me plan the entire week, every second! She considered it a treat because for many of her travels, with me and with others, she did a lot, even most, of the planning. That was 5 years ago. Linda recently passed away, this last May …
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We had a slow start today but once we got moving we really made miles (kilometers). Our first sightseeing stop was the London Eye. It was the perfect day to ride this very famous London attraction - warm, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. The views from this giant wheel are simply amazing. It takes about a half hour to complete one circuit. The London …
We have been in London for 4 days (today being our 4th) - Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday On Sunday we went on an open top bus tour but it was really cold. You could get off at every stop and get on at any atop if you show them your ticket.The buses came every 10-15 minutes. At one stop we got off at Harrods (which sells everything). We …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPremier Inn London County Hall
...But expect small rooms fpr a big family. Our quad rooom was affordable, but we almost did not have room to walk past eachother. What made up for it was the fantastic location!!!!! We loved being close enough to walk to see big ben, london bridge, and of course the eye. What set this hotel over the top was the customer service. Dinner delayed at the restaurant was comped. Maps and guidance were given on activities and directions-- and a printed direction back to the airport, our every request was tended to in a very friendly manner.
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This was an amazing location, steps to the London Eye, and across the Thames from Big Ben. It's right next door to a Marriott but at a fraction of the cost. The room was surprisingly spacious. The only downside was that the roll away bed was horribly uncomfortable.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Premier Inn London County Hall
You can do much better for less money
I would not have stayed here if I knew what I was getting. People who stay here don't pay much, and so they don't expect much. You CAN do much better. I got a MUCH better deal through priceline for a hotel I stayed at the previous week (no, I don't work for them). On the positive side, the price is ok (for London), the location is good, its quiet, clean, and I had no complaints about the service. But, do you really want to go all the way to London and stay in a Motel 6? If you stay here, think minimal! Tiny bars of soap, one sheet on the bed, windows that open to an ugly court yard. If you need shampoo, you can buy it in the lobby. Get the idea? Plus, the tube is a major walk on weekends. Go somewhere else!
What a value in London!
Having stayed at this hotel five times, especially with students, you won't find a better bargain. Seven years ago, this area on the South side of the Thames was derelict and nothing was happening. However, with the opening of the Globe Theatre, and the renovations taking place, and the London Eye, this hotel is now is the center of it all!
Unusually large rooms, especially bathrooms, although somewhat sterile, have great showers, comfortable beds, and one can't beat the price! It is only a short walk across the Waterloo bridge, and you're at Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. Going the other direction, you can cross the foot bridge, and be at Charing Cross Station, and the theater district! Highly recommended especially for families and groups.
We have stayed in many London hotels over theyears but the Travel Inn County Hall offered the best service and friendliest staff of any other hotel (including the Savoy London).
Not ony that, the return of goods left in our room and the response to our customer comment form convinces me that this hotel has got an exceptional attitiude to customer service and deserves every success and customer support.
A polite hotel in London? Yes and how.
3 nights in London after previous 13 days in Liverpool and the Lake Districtm, at the Travel Inn at County Hall, which lived up to its rep as a good budget, family hotel. 80 pounds a night for us 3 (mom, dad, daughter) in big room with 2 queen beds. Efficient and helpful staff. July 11, 12, 13 start of the current hot spell in Europe, and our room was warm but bearable; mornings were nicely cool in the shade. Travel Inn os quite busy but has convenient loc. Recommend the Eye (did reservations by Internet before we left, picked them up there, no trouble), a cruise of some sort on the Thames, and the wonderful London Underground which was so clearly signed and clean and value priced for family weekend/daily tickets that it puts NYC's systme to shame. We took the tube nearly everywhere and were never disappointed, except for the lack of A/C. Took tube out to Wimbeldon, great if you're a tennis fan; nice tour avail -- call first. Did the weekend market near Notting Hill -- crowded but if youl like to shop... Also Tube to Abbey Road to see the famous Beatle crosswalk and take pictures (stand on the monument for the best angle). Food -- surprisingly good all around. Pubs were the best bet. Near Travel Inn liked the Wellington. The White Horse pub out in the suburbs (Tube again) was a very nice lunch, wine, ale and atmosphere -- our best meal in London, recommended is you like upscale pubs. In Covent Garden we stumbled into a tourist place called Maxwell's and like the food and service, and got the best gin and tonic of the whole trip. We were not ready for how many tourists were in London -- Westminister Bridge near the Travel Inn was like Times Sqaure, excpet for a more international flavor to the tourists -- and London was too much like NYC ( where we used to live and still work) for our taste, but it was a thrill to see Big Ben up close, walk near 10 Downing St and see Buckingham Palace and stroll through the several large city parks. London seemed more cosmopolitan and thus less English than our previous days in Liverpool and the Lake District, and while London is not on our "do again" list, it was good to see and experience once. One smart thing we did was book train travel via Internet (...) before we left -- saved lots of money going by train from London to Liverpool and Carlisle to London. Was hesitant to use the system, but it worked out perfectly as we picked up tickets at a mahince in the RR station; so it is recommended, but don't lose your reservation number or the credit card you used to book! Throughout England, and in London too, the people were very nice and helpful, especially the cabs and RR station personnel. Even the car rental folks(Hertz) in Liverpool were great. Of course, this summer American tourists are perhaps more valued than usual, but we all three concluded our England trip was a ball. Cheers!
Hidden Treasure? Well...
This hotel is right across the street from my company's London office, so I chose it for location. Come to find out it's VERY affordable, clean and comfortable. It's not fancy nor does it have many ammenities.
But it does have what travelers to his expensive city need: ideal location and great rates. Book it now!
Perfect for Families!!
We highly recommend the Travel Inn at County Hall for families of four with children less than 15 years old. We stayed there last week based on Frommer's travel guide recommendation and consider it an excellent value at 80 pounds/night. The rooms are quite large by London standards and include a full size bed and a trundle bed (not hide-a-bed) for the kids. It offers a good clean, inexpensive room very similar to America's Holiday Inn. We toured the English country side and stayed in Travel Inn's. Cheers!
Great lodging cheap
We've stayed here twice and enjoyed almost everything--especially for the very low price. The restaurant is pretty mediocre, and the duvets used for bed-covers are uninspired and uninspiring, but everything else is fine.
If location and price is the key - County Hall Travel Inn is the best. Sitting on the Thames across from the Houses Of Parliament & Big Ben location is the word. Minutes from Waterloo mainline station (eurostar to Paris) & underground by foot (about 5 minutes). Rooms are your standard motel accomodation - en suite with tv but no indiviudal phones (in lobby) and views are not usually much. great little pub with restaurant (english pub type meals) on premises. Given the usually price of london accomodation this is 4**** - in other "name" hotels your would be paying twice this amount.
Best kept secret in London lodging
The Travel Inn at County Hall is a great hotel! Not exactly the fanciest in the city, but very well priced, and the location can't be beat. Directly next to the London Eye, and across the river from Parliament and Big Ben. Very good walking distance to Waterloo station, where you can catch tubes to all parts of the city, and trains to all parts of the UK and Paris. A wonderful place to stay, in my opinion, and a decent pub too. (oh, and if the chinese restaurant is still in the building, I highly recommend that too if only for the view).