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... the unknown without fear of disappointing. On every face I saw was happiness, parents oh parents with toddlers and baggies, well not all but a good no didn't bother to have ear protectors/noise cancelling headphones for their babies: shame on you who 'couldn't be bothered/asked' as typical London cliché. In a nutshell twas massive successful and am happy to have attended it. Looking forward to now attending the Spanish Tomatina ...
... the street to the sound of blaring horns and barely escape with our lives. (Spoiler alert: We survived.)
But even when we weren't coming dangerously close to getting run over, Look Left and Look Right consumed our days. Look to the left and you'll see the Houses of Parliament, look right and you'll see Big Ben. Look to the left and you'll see the Tower of London, to your right Tower Bridge. Trying to fit all of the top ...
... rabbit but maybe bounding is the word) cautiously beside me and then disappeared into some long grass.
I made it to the Palace and had a sticky beak around. I did not think it was that impressive really. I would have expected better if I was Royalty. The rooms I saw we're not furnished and just had huge paintings or some tapestries. There is a private section for some royals who live there still and I ...
... purchasing a couple of theater tickets for that night. We didn't. We had been stranded in an extremely dangerous spot, but had been blessed to have the car make it to a safer spot which could be seen by the traffic camera. We were stopped by a mile marker so we knew where we were...and we were safe. Several hours later we were in a Best Western hotel with the comforts that were familiar...and dad had bought insurance . Car two bit the ...
... br> for the weekend. By now, I was insensitive to bad news so I wasn’t really that
affected. Instead, we took a bus close to where we live and then finished the
journey by walking the rest. I brushed my teeth for about 10 minutes, showered,
ate, crawled to bed, and slept for a long, long time. After analyzing our rough
weekend, I can’t draw many conclusions. Just a lot of unfortunate events
On Monday, the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Thanet Hotel London
Great place to stay
This is a great little hotel. The room was very small, but that is to be expected. The place was very nice, clean and well kept. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It takes only a couple of minutes to walk to the nearest tube stop. I would certainly stay here again on my next trip to London.
Only good things to say!
Me and my boyfriend went to London this year for a romantic Valntines weekend. We actually booked the hotel next door, which turned out to be awful (beware the Lonsdale!!) so we tried Thanet next door. The staff were extremely helpful, the room clean and comfortable. The location is brilliant, and the prices very reasonable. I would recommend this lovely little hotel to anyone.
My 3rd stay.
Just retunred from my 3rd stay - a full 2 weeks - and I find the owners, location, hospitality top drawer. Nearby locations to fine restaurants, tube and bus tours, direct tube to Heathrow and walking distance to British Museum, West End, Trafalger Square. Recent interior improvements while the rooms remain rather small, I don't stay for the creature comforts but the other ammenities. A tour book a few years listed them as the best value in London and I have found it to be true. Great for couples and singles, not large families. A solid recommendation.
Just returned from six nights at the Thanet, a small, clean and well maintained B&B with good breakfast and a wonderful location. Though we booked a double, we got a good-sized triple (#4 on the second floor - first floor in Britain) with a huge window overlooking the quiet street. Bath was small, but clean (nice blue tile floor) and useable.
I stayed at the Thanet Hotel during my London vacation in September,
03. I was very happy with my choice as I found the Thanet staff
friendly and helpful. Richard and his staff assisted with directions
and suggestions to my visit. My room was nice, clean and refreshed
daily. The hotel was well kept and a nice building. Also, breakfast at
the Thanet was excellent. In addition, the hotel was close to bus stops
and the Russel square underground station which was very helpful to
Home from home
Im glad to only have positive things to say about this lovely hotel. My family and I had five days at the Thanet in August. The first thing we noticed was how clean and well maintained the hotel was, its a listed building too which added to its charm.We had a lovely room overlooking the street which was very comfortable and clean. The location is really central, which meant tube use was minimal - handy as our trip was in mid summer!The staff were welcoming and friendly which really did make the Thanet feel like, a home from home.We will definitley stay at the Thanet on our next trips to London.
I stayed at the Thanet for a week in December of 2003.
We stayed here in July, 2003. The front of the hotel was still enclosed
We stayed at the Thanet Hotel in June, 2003 for 6 nights. The entire front of the hotel was encased in scaffolding. The room we were given was spacious by London standards but the floor was slanted to such a degree that we were dizzy. The head of the bed was lower than the foot of the bed! - just like the Frommer's Guide said. I had asked them about this on the phone when we made reservations but they told me it was nonsense. We immediately asked if we could have another room and to their credit they did try to help us but the other room they showed us was slanted even more! We were not able to open the windows or the curtains or relax in our room during the day because of the workmen standing right outside our room on the scaffolding and pounding on the walls and window frames. Once a workman even opened our window from outside as I was changing during the day! The staff did try to get another room for us but they never did acknowledge that the situation was unacceptable. They should have informed the guests of these problems up front. Finally we were moved to another room at the back of the hotel for the final 3 nights. This room was better but had a skylight that let in the full sun at 4:30 A.M.! We advise that you see the room you will be staying in before you commit to it. Better yet, don't risk it!
Loved the Thanet
I stayed at the Thanet Hotel in January 1996. It was a single (for one) room on I believe the second floor facing out onto the street. The hotel was straight out of Mary Poppins, and I loved my stay. It was exactly what you want to find when looking for the British Bed and Breakfast experience.