Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel
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... Because how could I possibly say I was backpacking around the world if I didn't have a backpack?!
12.05pm came and it was time to check-in online. I printed off our boarding passes and chose our seats.. We were ready!
The journey to Heathrow began at 2pm. On the way, we stopped off at a service station and bought a bottle of wine from M&S which I happily drunk once arriving at the hotel.
At 6pm, Lindsey rang me ...
... smoking habit later, I sent Tracey on her way (to be a rebellious teenager and sneak a smoke) declaring I would meet her in the next town. The town’s we had rode through so far had consisted of a church, a graveyard, a post-office / store and a pub. The next town however could be mistaken for a city, and had three options to enter. And so began the cat and mouse race where I have no phone, no map, no coins, no fuel, leaving ...
... with Katie, just a ball of gorgeous really. I loved Oxford a lot, we even had a joke that I am a going to go back to university and study a degree at Oxford. It was just a pretty English town, with beautiful old university buildings. We did a little bit of exploring and took the mandatory phone box photo... Of course! I also called Cassie while Stuart called his home, it's nice getting in touch with home when you can. Cassie has been involved ...
... I'm putting it down to character building. We so desperately wanted to get out of London and knew we couldn't afford to travel Europe without a van. A sweet little $300 flight popped up to Cancun for that week, without any hesitation we booked these flights. Not even really paying attention to the details of the flights before we booked, this was a serious impulse buy. Quick stop over in the countryside to see Ryan's family, next stop Mexico.. Hola ...
... It's in the same park as the Australian one but theirs is just a big wall of Australian rock, I might be biased (just a bit) but I think the NZ one is much better.
We walked to the museum and passed a big red bus all kitted out as a wedding car and bridesmaids getting in. We didn't wait for the bride this time as we wanted to spend as much time in the museum as we could.
June had studied up on the museum the night before and decided we would use ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel London
I stayed at the Lowndes the week of Thanksgiving and booked through BA. I asked for and received a room overlooking the street. The closest tube stop is about a three minute, three block walk past the front entrance of Harvey Nichols.
My husband and I stayed here for five nights in early November 2004 and found the hotel wonder. We booked through the British Airways website and the price was great for a London hotel. The rooms are a very good size...for a London hotel. The concierges are GREAT. The only issue was the hotel restaurant. The breakfast was the full English breakfast was included in our package that would of cost about $30.00 each and the service was very poor. They had a hard time getting our order correct. Improvements need be made to the restaurant service. Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel.
My wife and I chose this hotel largely due to the rave Trip Advisor reviews.
I stayed at the Lowndes for three nights in May. I am from England so I know how much the hotels can vary in quality. Since we arrived early at Heathrow from the US we reached the hotel by about 9:00am. Without a second thought we were checked in which gave us an opportunity to rest. Our room was clean and comfortable and all the staff did an excellent job and very helpful. The hotel is centrally located to all main attractions. I would not hesitate to stay there again and would highly recommend it.
My daughter and I just returned from a week holiday in London, where we stayed at 2 different hotels. Our first hotel was the Lowndes, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The hotel is quaint and located in a quiet beautiful residential neighborhood, walking distance to all the "chic" shopping (Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Gucci, Laura Ashley. etc). The service was great and the Citronelle restaurant served a wonderful full breakfast, which was included in our rate. The beds were very comfortable with white soft duvets, and the room tastefully decorated.
I've stayed in the Lowndes twice. I travel alone, and feel very safe here. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is a 5-minute walk from the tube or bus, and at night this can be a little scary because there are few pedestrians. But, that's only in my mind because I'm a New Yorker -- I've never had reason to be scared there. It's a very elegant, quiet neighborhood. During the day there's a fabulous food market on the corner and you can keep wonderful things in the room fridge. The Carlton Tower's health club and pool (included with all Lowndes rooms) are really elegant and it's about a one-minute walk to get there -- just a great ending to the day, complete with tart green apples and super-fat robes and slippers. If you can get a balcony room, it's really nice -- but all the rooms are nice. Try and get a bargain with the airlines. Both Delta and BA have specials here.
An elegant oasis
We spent four days at the Lowndes as part of the PBS Friendship tour in November and found it to be everything prior reviews had stated. The rooms were ov average size, but certainly comfortable. The basket of fruit on arrival was a delight. The windows opened for a breeze and scent, but as it is off the beaten path, little noise. Restaurant was excellent, but quite pricey. However there is no dearth of places to eat in London. Easy access to two "tube" stations made travel around the city a breeze. I must mention the two concierge's who were an absolute delight and more helpful than we had reason to expect. We definitely felt welcome and cared for. Definitely a "must return".
A nice small hotel, excellent located. Just a few steps from Harrods.
Very friendly and attentive staff, nice decoration and a reasonable price.
Lowndes a great find!
Great value, great location! Medium size rooms, well appointed with duvet bedding and modern bathrooms. The hotel staff and concierge were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast (which was included with my room rate) was better than experienced at other London hotels. No lukewarm buffet dishes - breakfast is cooked to order. Continental breakfast was also better than elsewhere.Only 3 negatives: 1) hotel restaurant prices were very high 2) pervasive cigarette and cigar smoke in restaurant , lobby and occasionally our room. 3) don't do any foreign currency conversions - their exchange rates are ridiculous - more than 10% off rates you can get elsewhere.