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Qantas First Class lounge and then onto the A380, sounds great hey?
Hmmmm I think they have shrunk the A380 since I was on it last, knees into the seat in front of me for 21 hrs, not quite comfortable!
Well, we arrived in London at 5:30am and caught the London Connect to Paddington without any issues …
... and out of the property without being seen by the fans that congregated in the street out front, but alas it was already too dark, the mews walls were too high, and the stabbing pain in my foot necessitated another break.
My day seemed destined for an end. I could barely walk the few hundred meters or so down toward Marylebone High Street, where I found a Starbucks and texted Aidan to let him know I was ...
... sights of London on the River Thames. It was 12 o'clock so we decided to have lunch at a nearby bar before cruising the river. The riverboat had a great commentary and was fun kind of windy we thought we could go all the way to Grenwich but our tickets were for 24 hours and we needed the 48 hour pass. So we decided to split Up and go our separate ways John and I went to the London Tower ...
... I am still going to do it and you know that ;)
At this stage I have three of them behind me, 2 more to go which turned out I have to pay for 285 pounds. It’s a much unexpected expense. But all of them will be since I am only mentally ready to go on a trip ;) I know not really smart but hey, we can always work something out. If I have that unexpected expense it means I have to do something to win this money back. And I will figure it out.
Today is the day, the day we see all the main attractions of London city. The four of us went to Amanda's and had breakfast then made a long 20 or so minutes walk along Hyde Park to a main stop for the Original tour where we found a nice man who sold us the tickets for the online discount price that I had found. It was around 8-830am when we hopped on the bus. Our tour guide looked like the bus guy Stan Shunpike from Harry Potter. That ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews St. David's Hotels London
My husband and I stayed at the St. David's for eight nights in August, 2004.
Dreadful. Try The Ashley Hotel instead
Stayed here July 2004. Although the staff is folksy and friendly, the accommodations were dreary. Things to know: lots and lots of stairs, very hot, very loud (subway ends at 1am and begins at 5am), dark & musty, plastic bathrooms (think a large version of an RV), dirty walls with cracks, hairs and stains on the sheets. Needless to say - we checked out the next morning. For a little bit more walk across Norfolk square and try the Ashley hotel - much, much better and worth the money.
A nice little place
A nice little place. More large b&b than hotel, the room I had was clean and tidy (it was a triple room but I only paid single price, £49, an excellent price for central London). The breakfast in the morning was plentiful and well-cooked. The hotel owners are very friendly people, always making a point of saying hello or good morning etc. when you see them. The location is perfect, just around the corner from Paddington station, but on a tree-lined side street so traffic noise isn't an issue. Highly recommended for a clean place to stay in London without spending too much money.
Our family stayed 2 nights in June/2004. We caught an all night flight and showed up at the Hotel at 8:30 a.m. with next to no sleep. The hosts/owners were great - they let us check in early and also offered us that first breakfast (all at no extra cost).
Great staff, Family room
St. David's Hotel has a wonderful staff and great English breakfast. We had a family room for 5 which is hard to find anywhere in Europe. We were on the basement level so the room was a little musty. My parents had a room on another level that was fine. It is close to Paddington station which is convenient. I would go back because the staff make you feel like family.
I stayed here twice, 3 days then a week in May and June 2004. Great hotel, basic but it's got all you need. Very friendly and helpful staff, great breakfasts, great location. No traffic noise. Highly recommended for the budget traveller
The St. David's Hotel is terrific in all respects
The hotel is wonderful and the owners/staff absolutely great..it is small, comfortable and very convenient. If one is looking for elegance, don't look here, but pleasant, warm, clean and a fabulous breakfast..look no further.
Great Hotel, Great Price
I was very happy with my stay here! Although I was traveling alone, the owners/staff made me feel very comfortable and welcome. My room was on the small side but still ok (especially considering the price). The breakfasts are huge and delicious, and, in between cooking, the owner makes it a point to greet everyone in the dining room. The location is very convenient to Padington station. I recomend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.
Friendly staff, great proximity to amenities and transportation (bus, underground and rail) and overall cleanliness make this a good deal.
Norfolk Square Paddington is one of the more pleasant areas of London, generally quiet, convenient, and safe. As a travel agent I've stayed in a lot of B&B's in Britain over the years and this is one of the best I've found in its price range.
We stayed at the hotel in May 2003. It's only 2 short blocks from Paddington Station where you can catch the Heathrow Express to the airport. However, there is no elevator in the hotel which means you have to carry your luggage up several flights of stairs. The room is small and the bathroom tiny. However, everything is pretty clean and a good price for London (69 pounds). The English breakfast is only served until 9 am. Food is plenty and a bit greasy but good.