Abba Queen's Gate Hotel
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Prince of Wales Theatre London lists among one of the remarkable West End theatres. The house was built in 1884 by actor-manager Edgar Bruce who hired services of the notable theatre architect of his time, Charles J. Phipps to design the venue. At the time of its inauguration, it was named the Prince's Theatre but after was later changed to Prince …
... t he just look so regal?
After the exhibit we went out for a roast meal at our usual place in Waterloo and a sneaky Sunday afternoon cider. Claire and I then picked up six krispy kreme donuts (disgusting habits right?)
We then watched Dirty Dancing and Ghost... ah flashback from our youth!
And then damn it it is Sunday night and Monday is too close for comfort.
... entire trip and my day on getting to Borough and getting those little purple balls of glory. Someone else has decided to hoard mangosteens. Some evil person got there before me and stole my wonderful fruit. Some nasty, evil, devious, evil and triply evil person took them all. I was bereft, crestfallen, depressed, glum, and sad. Yes, mangosteens are that good.
No plans to go into London for probably the next month or so. drat ...
... clean, and places like this one have made our stays easy. Ok on to the good parts. I took a lot more pictures this visit than the last few cities simply because there was so much and so many good settings for a photo. The weather was cold and had light rain, but as usual we set out on foot to see the city. We started at Big Ben, the Parliament building, Westminster Abbey, and the basic area most tourists visit. Unable to go inside most these places we quickly changed our direction ...
... I gallivanting around the continent.
After getting DCD settled with my (new) backpack and small knapsack, some lunch and some anti-histamines for this cold (which he caught from Teeva and me!), I strolled off downstairs to the Metro to catch the first of two trains (to then change at Earl's Court). As I was riding the escalator down to the Metro, an loudspeaker announcement advised there were delays on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Abba Queen's Gate Hotel London
Enjoyed a great stay and a wonderful breakfast
enjoyed a great stay. wonderful rooms and excellent staff especially rest staff (mohammed) was very poilte and helpful
Very good value for London
Very nice place to stay in a good district of London very close to Royal Albert Hall for concerts and all the museums. Comfortable and very high standards of cleanliness. Not easy to find this level of quality at this price (internet booking) in London. Would not hesitate to stay there again.
I booked this hotel at the very last minute. The member of staff who took my booking (Sue-Ann I think) was very knowledgable and helpful.
She offered me an excellent rate and offered me a choice of rooms, highlighting the various advantages and disadvantages of each room, this was a nice touch. The room when I arrived certainly disappoint and the stay was excellent. Highly recommended!
After reading the very positive reviews on this hotel we chose it for a 3 nights stay. The location is great and the room nice and clean but our experiences with the service was not good, very much to our surprise. Out of the 5 staff (reception and breakfast) we met only 2 were friendly! We didn't ask any questions and only asked for assistance once with the heat in our room so we guess the friendly and helpfull staff we have read about was off?! When we checked in we felt we were a big bother to the girl in the reception who didn't smile once. We did not ask any questions or anything and decided to not let it bother us and let her have a bad day! We are very easy but of course it didn't make us feel welcome. The room was small but nice and clean but it was very warm as the heat was on max. We could not turn it down, so the next mornng we left a note for the cleaning to ask if it was possible to turn down the heat. We came back late and the heat was not turned down. The next morning we asked in the reception and said we would prefer it off if they could not turn it down. She was friendly and said she would look in to it. Same thing happend and we gave up as we were going home the next day but I guess we should have complained!?! We think it was not possible to turn it down as it is a older house but we would have prefered if they would just say it instead of not doing anything. The breakfast is ok but not very interesting and the suppliments of eggs and bacon are very expensive. We really enjoyed our days in London but will not stay at this hotel again.
Beautiful, quiet and clean.
Just returned from a Fri/Sat night stay having booked cheaply through www.*************.com. Its a beautiful hotel, we arrived and were put in one of their townhouses which was very big with fantastic period features and high ceilings. The room looked out onto the front and was on the ground floor but it was surprisingly quiet. There is parking at the front of the hotel which is free after 6.30 in the evening till 8.30 in the morning and free all day Sunday but we couldnt get a space when we arrived and ended up parking round the corner for 28 pounds for 24 hours but moved the car Sat night at 6.30 and parked right outside the door for free till we were ready to leave later that day.I'd definitely recommend this place, the staff were very helpful and friendly.
we stayed at the ramada jarvis kensington in january and I have only good things to say about it. to begin with, the staff of the hotel was the nicest I've ever come across during my travels- the lady at reception actually helped me with my luggage up the stairs when there was no one else around just so that I wouldn't have to wait(there is an elevator but our room was half a floor up). the room was very clean and comfortable and wonderfully quiet. the best thing though was the hotel's location- a stone's throw from the natural history museum and the beautiful V&A museum, minutes to gloucester road with all it's shops and restaurants and a block away from kensington park. the tube station is an easy 10 minute walk from the hotel. we didn't have breakfast at the hotel but there's a fair choice of cafes, bakeries and breakfast places around. lovely neighborhood! we had a delightful time and would happily stay there again.
Great hotel for the price
We stayed at the Ramada Jarvis Kensington December 27th and 28th, 2004. It was an excellent hotel for the price. The staff was extremely helpful. The room was small yet spacious and clean. It was nicely decorated in a modern style with down comforters on the bed. The bathroom was small but had a shower , hairdryer and large towels. The quiet ,safe and beautiful location was great. We could easily get to any part of London by walking, bus or Tube Harrods is a few blocks away. We felt as if we lived there. I would recommend this hotel and will stay here again.
One review I had read before going to London said that the desk help wasn't helpful. We found just the opposite!! Pleasant, informatinve help was always forthcoming. Our room (#5) was as quiet as the northwoods. The only odd occurance was that we had to run the hot water for nearly 10 minutes before it was even warm. This was only in the early morning, however. Finally the water was as hot as we pleased. The fact that the dollar was of its lowest value to the pound in 10 years.
caused our breakfast for 2 in the hotel to be the equivalent of $40.
Need I say that on the following morning we located another breakfast source within a block of the hotel.
We stayed at the Ramada Jarvis Kensington(early June 03) and really enjoyed it. The location is superb. 2 excellent tube stops are nearby. Also 2 blocks from the hotel is a great section of Gloucester Rd that has nice pubs, shops & restaurants-real convenient. The rooms were up to date/not fumpy, with a modern spacious bathroom and really clean. It was also quiet, a rarity on London streets. Only complaint is the front desk staff is absolutely useless and their jobs could be done by an ATM machine. I've dealt with toll booth collectors that are 10 times more on the ball. DO NOT rely on them for anything of any importance at all. We will stay there again.
We visited London in March 2003 for a week on a Globus Independent City tour. The Ramada was not my first choice of lodging but it was the only tour available for the dates we wanted. As with many things in life, if you expect the worst, you are often pleasantly surprised. After reading some of the horror reviews of hotels others have visited during their stay in London, the Ramada is a palace! Pros: Location: 1/2 block from the #12 bus line -- takes you right into Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, etc., 2 blks from Queensway (Circle Line, Main Line) tube stations, right across the street from Kensington Palace, Millionaires Row, Hyde Park. Clean: someone was mopping the lobby floor whenever we passed by, housekeeping staff very good. Little luxuries: full breakfast included, irons, hairdryers, pants press, toiletries, huge, white, fluffy towels and lots of them. Cons: small rooms with little storage, same buffet breakfast every day not replenished as quickly as needed but the wait staff was efficient. Would stay here again.