Travel Blogs from London
London sees us in a gorgeous apartment just off Oxford St, close to all the great shopping, plus Covent Garden, Soho, and Piccadilly Circus. With three bedrooms, a proper bathroom with a freestanding bath, separate kitchen, dining and sitting rooms we were able to spread out! Just lovely after living very cozily for the last month (which was still a lot of fun). The kids really enjoy the opportunity to have a long, hot, luxurious bath. ...
... go back Saturday and take some of the cliche photos. We then walked over to Hyde Park. On the way the cavalry rode through in their fancy uniform on horses. It was pretty cool to see! Then we got some delicious paninis and ate them in Hyde Park. The park is massive! There's a huge lake which was really busy but nice. We also stumbled across a tribute to princess Di that's a huge water feature that runs down a gentle slope in a circle. There were heaps of kids running ...
... so she had to pick a card out of the pack and show it to all the audience. She fulfilled her duties well with that one. Eventually the guy threw all the cards into a shallow box, which had glue on one side of the box and the cards in the other side. Eventually we jumped on his pogo stick, into the glue, out of the glue and onto a card which stuck to the bottom of the pogo stick because of the glue. It just happened that it was the same card that Cindy had picked that was stuck. ...
... an ear and a hand on the gun inside their jacket. It was ballet and was almost undetectable.
To see half a dozen members of the Royal family operating like this it is no wonder they call the family The Firm.
Another pleasure is that we were not searched, frisked or our bags touched at any time and because there were no cameras there was none of the usual huddle of people holding an iPhone at arms length trying to get pictures.
Terribly civilised ...
... I might touch base when I come back." I was just being gracious. he's nice, but not my type.
Had an early dinner at around 5PM. I triggered the fire alarm while cooking - kitchen was filled with smoke and the ringing sound just made me panic!
Took Heathrow Express from Paddington, around 7:10Pm leaving me enough time to comfortably check-in and catch my 9PM flight to Iceland. Good thing it's 24 hrs of sunlight up ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Reem Hotel London
The Reem is great. It's clean, attractive, on a quiet street, very well located in a cool district, near a tube stop (see below), and it's only around $50 GBP a night! In London, this is an amazing deal for a double room. Also, you are within walking distance of Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park, and the Notting Hill neighborhood.
Nice and quite hotel near the Hyde park.
Rooms are very small, but everything else were OK. The stuff was very kindly all the time.
I forgot 2 shirts in the room. After phone call they send me it by mail to SLOVENIA. Great. Thank you very much again. The stuff got mark: excellent.
My Fiance's birthday was coming up and I thought a surprise trip to London would be just the thing. After a browse on the web, I decided the best deals were at the Reem Hotel in Bayswater, London. I went ahead and booked it. In the week leading up to our weekend away I came across this web site and excitedly opened up the reviews on this hotel.
I stayed at the Reem last year also in the basement room 3a, no view. I was meant to be upstairs but they wouldn't let me have my room although it was ready because I was too early. At 12 they let me have the downstairs room only because I said I would have to sleep in the office because I hadn't slept since leaving Australia and couldn't stay awake any longer. I stayed there 18 nights and the sheets were changed only twice although the room was tidied and the bed made daily. The cleaners left my window open everyday after they finished, my passport/ticket etc could have easily been stolen as the gate at the head of the steps leading down to the tiny yard where my window was, in open view to all passersby, never closed. The room was tiny about the size of a bathroom, only about 2 feet walking space between the bed and the wall and no room for luggage. The bathroom was adequate and looked like it was recently renovated. The bedding was thin and cheap and the walls were painted a tacky orange. Poor TV reception with just one cable channel - European sports. No radio. Breakfast was included but it was the cheapest quality - powdered milk etc. Eggs were the only hot food on offer and they charged an extra 5 pounds for this. Staff were uncaring and arrogant and sometimes pretended not to speak English if problems arose. Common responses to being asked for help were 'it's not my job' (help with luggage etc) or 'it's not my problem' if the food/room/service were not up to scratch.
I was very unhappy with this hotel. The room I was given was in the basement level with a window you couldn't see out of and right underneath the reception desk. I could not get any quiet with all the upstairs noise let alone any sleep. I complained to the staff who laughed at me and told me firstly there wasn't anyone walking around the hotel was empty then told me the hotel was full when I wanted another room. Another guest came in to complain that his room wasnt big enough for one person and didnt have a private bathroom, kettle, tv.. etc all the things it was supposed too. As for it being 3 star, its a 2 star hotel with superficial refurbishments. If you book it through lastminute or want a single you will be given a bad room.