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... wet and windy. Also went to the London Dungeon. Was not at all impressed. Had been when it was under London Bridge and it was way better then. It is more of a teenage gimmick show now. In saying that thou we did get an Oscar performance from Elly first as the person who took the message to Guy Fawkes before he attempted to blow up Parliament. ...
Well I woke up this morning and just want to thank you Lord. Thank you for Amanda, please bless her! Just being at hers feels like home. My throat was parched I think because of the 4 bottles we drank. Nadzha found out she passed her exam!! She got 75 which is great! We also confirmed that the guy from the hotel didn't charge her extra so thank you God for small miracles. We got changed and left Amanda's place around 2pm. We were sluggish and I think it was a combination of lack ...
... had the same idea as the queue was very long. We did manage to get our ticket though and get onto the boat. As the weather was so hot, we decided to go indoors. Even so, we could still get a good view of all the sights of London. We went as far as Greenwich, which is home of Greenwich Mean Time and zero longitude. When we got of the boat we went to the Maritime History Museum, picking up out free guide. Britain, being an island, has a long, rich, ...
... by Henry VIII
(1491-1547), then again in 1722.
My interest here lies in the fact, that my ancestor, Gov. Josias Fendall
(ca. 1628-1687) had been baptized here on May 22, 1628. Unfortunately, this was not the same
structure, so I couldn’t exactly trace the steps. Josias would leave London and become the 5th
Proprietary Governor of Maryland in 1654 under Lord Baltimore, and thus was the
progenitor of the entire Fendall family ...
... faces at us which was pretty cool. I doubt many people have seen them do that. After that Kellie and I went to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Unfortunately we couldn't take photos but the inside of the building is beautiful. Dome ceilings and the wall paper are something of their own. The best thing about the Gallery were the original pieces of Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. The works by Cezanne were: An old lady with a rosary The painters father, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Westminster London
The reviews on this site gave me alot of concern before we left, but they turned out to be far from the truth. We just got back from our 5 night stay there, and I have only good to report.
My clothes still smell from the odor of decay and rot. We were in three different rooms and they ALL smelled like this. Although one room managed to filter in every puff of cigarette smoke from all over the hotel so that it smelled like a dead man smoking underneath the bed. Tons of teenagers and young adults who bunk in there 15 to a room and are loud all night all over the hotel and in the street. It is WAY overpriced, better rooms for 50 pounds less around the corner. The management is awful and treats their clients at best as some nuisance but mostly like criminals. Even corporate has a healthy disregard for guests, refusing to return my phone call, but instead having the same manager who was so horrible call me despite my leaving a detailed message about this manager. This implies a corporate greed and disrespect for all of their hotels, Choice Hotel chain. AVOID
Never ever again!!!
I had the misfortune to stay here in February 2004. I had a room at the front of the hotel which was threadbare and the window didn't fit properly in its frame. The whole room looked like it hadn't been decorated since the 1980's. The ill fitting window was perfect for listening to the refuse collection service outside the hotel at 5.30 a.m every morning. I'm afraid there is no way I could recommend this place and will not be returning.
We booked two non-smoking rooms for Friday and Saturday 5/6th September for its location and price (£59 per room). Firstly, they lost our reservation. Then we found that the room was small, very dated and worn. The sheets were old and threadbare, cigarette burns on the bedspread and the sheets. I asked for them to be changed for our second night, but they weren't. We couldn't sleep well, as the beds were extremely lumpy. When emptying the sink in the bathroom, the plug in the bath gurgled and produced a foul smelling bubble of water. The hairdryer had burnt out, and when asking for it to be repaired, I was told that the repairers did not work weekends (do they only anticipate electrical problems on week days?) Instead, I was asked to use the dryer of our travel companions on another floor! The room was extremely hot all the time, despite it being fairly cold outside. The only thing going for the hotel was that it was clean, cheap and well located.
About the Quality at Quality
We stayed at the Quality Hotel Eccleston,London, for 3 nights in august 2003. The first night the lights didn't work although the staff did fix them. The lift didn't work most of the time. which involved us climbing 5 flights of stairs. The bathroom had mold on the shower and the beds were uncomfortable. IThere was a lot of street noise.The laundry service wasn't available. The hotel couldn't help us get theatre tickets. It is adequate but barely. The best thing about is was the location which is near Victoria Station.
Lobby is the best part of this hotel. Badly in need of updating, even the furniture in lobby is worn - rooms are even worse. Curtains & sheets in our room had holes in them, the ensuite bathroom very run down. All furniture in our room quite worn, depressingly so. Staff, however is quite courteous. Located one block away from Victoria Station, which makes it convenient for out-of-towners, but neighborhood is a bit loud and a bit run-down.
Okay hotel, convenient location
I've stayed at The Quality Hotel Eccleton twice. It is old and dated, but adequate. The location is its main advantage--only a two minute walk to Victoria Station, so very convenient if you are flying into Gatwick and taking the Gatwick Express into town. Rooms are smallish but not tiny. There is some noise from the Road outside. If you walk southeast (away from Victoria Station), there are some good restaurants, including a very nice Thai restaurant. In short, it is okay--but not very distingished.