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This was my first 'real' trip to Europe. Flew into Gatwick with Air Transat; it was an absolutely horrendous flight. I swear, there was something wrong with the climate control on that plane. We were trying to sleep - it was an overnight flight - but kept getting woken up alternately by chills and sweating.
Got into London at about 10am, …
Para evitar pagar la entrada para conocer la Catedral de Wesmister, podes ir en el horario de la misa, donde para acudir al servicio no se paga el ingreso. Eso si, deberás aguantarte todo el servicio de una misa anglicana!!! JAJAJA Aunque les cuento que fue muy divertido...
A busy day, we began with a fun-filled ride on the Underground to central London, and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. What a tourist trap! The first big room is filled with all the major celebrities at the time, so you feel like you're at the Oscars, and people are taking so many pictures, you could swear that the paparazzi decided to show up as well …
More adventure in the form of a full day excursion to Hampton Court Palace for us. We took the train out of the city, and as we travelled further, we could see the Palace come into view across the Thames. It was like a big red castle, with less height. Impressive, but nothing awe-inspiring. We walked across the bridge from the station, and posed …
I gotta say, flying British airways is the way to go! I was very impressed. Even in economy class, I received a pillow and blanket, slippers, eye mask(for the overnight flight), toothbrush and toothpaste(which we all kept as souvenirs), and earphones for the in-flight entertainment. What a loot bag! To top it all of, we got fed! When we departed …
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Historical Traveler Reviews President Hotel London
Expected the Worst got the Best
I had read the reviews on TripAdvisor and was prepared to sacrifice some quality in the hotel for a good location. But my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised. The room wasn't big, but held all our stuff and bathroom was very spacious and clean. The room was quiet and we had good sleeps. The breakfast was hot, plentiful, and varied. The front lobby staff and houskeeping staff were friendly and the concierge was great.
We spent a weekend at the President. The hotel is located at Russell Sq, which is a good location with three minutes walk to Russell Sq underground station (direct line from Heathrow, approx 40 min), five minutes walk to New Oxford St, and ten minutes to Soho. The rooms are small (at least the ones we had) and has an ok standard. The duble bed is narrow (possibly 1,40m wide), the bathroom was small, but decent. We experienced some noice in the morning. In terms of cleanlyness, we had expected worse, but it could have been better. The continental breakfast consists of cereal; toast or bun; coffe, milk or juice; and a selection of jam. That's it, unless you want to pay extra. It is nothing to write home about, but it gets you through to lunch. The consierge was very helpful! We were generally quite contempt with our stay at the President, and may come back.
I stayed at the hotel the last week of September 2004 I didn't like my first room so they gave me a different one. The rooms are small but the hotel is clean, the continental breakfast wasn't great if you like to eat breakfast only toast, cereal, juice, coffee and tea. The hotel's location is good a minute from the russell square subway and 5 minutes from the Brittish Museum. Overall it was a decent hotel nothing fancy.
Third world breakfast.
The only problem with the President hotel like with its sister the Tavistock is the poor continental breakfast provided. There have been many complaints about it but nothing has ever been done to improve the situation.
Much too cold!
For the money, the hotel was adeqate. However, because it was the month of May the hotel owners considered summer had arrived and all the heating had been switched off. The rooms were very cold and so were the dinng rooms and bars. Extra blankets had to be requested. As a native of England I know full well that early morning sand evenings are seldom warm in this country. I hope that in future the hotel management offers a quest the choice of heating and provides on/off switching in the rooms.
I stayed in this hotel with my wife on the 28th of December 2003 for 5 nights,the greatest point about the hotel was thge location,30 seconds walking to the metro station,and also in the same area where is the hotel there are alot of resteurants and pubs,the room we got was clean and in a very good condetion but it was street view which was little bit noisy,breakfast was not worth to wake up for it....in general its nice hotel with great location and clean rooms..
An over priced youth hostel. The rooms are small, cramped and dirty, the beds dated and uncomfortable. The hotel must be adjacent to a recycling plant, because all night long we were awoken by the sounds of trucks and crashing bottles. This was the best room offered after two room changes. Finally we threw up our hands and moved to another hotel.
The next place was nice, but the bar was set pretty low by the President.
Does the trick
I stayed a weekend in London, on this Hotel. When i got to the room i was a little desapointed, because it was very small and the bed 'tiny' for me and my wife. I went to the lobby and they gave me a couple of rooms for me to see if they where bigger. It was nice of them. I stayed in a much bigger room with great view over the Square. The Continental breakfest was very poor. It's better to pay more for the English breakfest or to go out. It's true that it's near a lot of interesting places and the Underground, but i'm not sure that i will be back to this Hotel.
Basic Hotel in London
I have been looking for a good, affordable hotel in London for a while, and the President is pretty good. Our first room was extremly noisy, as there are many many fire doors, but then we were moved to the 7th floor, (with its own elevator) which is much nicer, with larger rooms that have been newly remodeled. If you are not looking for a fancy hotel, close to Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, this would be a good choice for you. We did have the English Breakfast which I thought was a grea start to the day.
Good location, affordable, nothing fancy
I stay at the President just about every time I am in London. It is nothing fancy - a big tourist hotel, but the location is great, the rooms are clean, the shower pressure is good, and for London, the prices are affordable. It is a block away from the Russell Square tube (with a great pub in between) and walking distance to Oxford Street and the British Museum. The breakfast is probably the only drawback - I have had both the English plan and the Continental plan. My advice is to go to the great Italian cafe right next to the tube station for breakfast!