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... wait, so it's up to the coffee shops to find a surprisingly comfortable lounge/restaurant/bar, and eat, drink and rest until it's time for them to go.
4 pm rolled around and I give everyone a hug and wave them off...
As I walk out of the terminal, I realise that I am now on my own, in a country halfway around the world from my home, and it gives me a buzzing but slightly nervous thrill.
This is the end of the family holiday.
And the start of my Solo adventure!
We woke up knowing we had a big day ahead of us and we were so excited about the London Eye - especially me because I was doing a speech on it. We got in our car - WAIT! We gave it back in France! What a bad brain of mine! Anyway we went to the tube and hopped on the train and went to Westminster. When we got out of the tube we saw the London eyeby golly it looked cool - it was huge. I still ...
... Harrods. Pretty famous department store in London that surpasses anything we have in NZ. We walked through the different areas including the food 'court’ where people were sitting dining on caviar and cheese. Thought I could buy some chocolates but was about 20 NZD for small container of scorched almonds. Was interesting seeing how the rich spend their money. One floor even had a small hovercraft and submarine like scooter. Only 20,000 NZD. We didn’t break anything and ...
... on what my 2 days in London were like, the first real time on my trip when I was on my own.
It was FANTASTIC! (if you exclude the weather which is possibly even more unpredictable than Melbourne weather!) My first full day in London was a Sunday. Things definitely didn't start off to plan. To get to the local tube station from my hostel I did a full loop of the area getting back to where I started before finally managing to get to the station. The tube is surprisingly easy ...
One of the most influential city in the world.I had my own experience with this place.It went from complete fascination to deep hate.I guess I had almost every feeling in this city.I had a amazing time in London,but I am also happy to leave soon.London is unbelievably expensive,you have to work really hard to achieve anything.And in the end no one says thank you,because in London the people are quiet ruff.I worked all the time in call centers. It ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mandeville Hotel London
Conceirge and taxi's
Good hotel - nice room - food excellent.
Do not allow the Conceirge to call you a cab - or if you do - only get in if it is a Black Cab!!
I got ripped off by a private company he charged me more than twice the cost to Waterloo Station.
Excellent Value, Excellent Location
Value for money this is hard to beat, yes the rooms aren't huge but they are immaculately clean and and the decor is excellent, the bed was amazingly comfortable, and the flat screen tv looked great. The hotel has a good quality feel and look. Service from all staff was very good and helpful and it is ideally located just off Oxfoed St. near Bond Street Station.
In Summary it is the perfect base for those wanting to get out and about in London.
Great place to stay!
The Mandeville hotel is an ideal hotel which is located in the centre of london within walking distance from oxford street which makes it great for shopping. The hotel itself is very nice, well decorated and very reasonably priced so it definately makes for a great hotel! I will most definately be back to visit as the hospitality was outstanding as well!
I am in London regularly for business, and the last time I stayed in this hotel. It was perfect for location, room was comfortable and a good size, and friendly and helpful staff. Mandeville Hotel is now the hotel I will use for every visit to London, and i recommend it to others.
Cool hotel - Great location
Was recently booked into Berkshire hotel in Ldn when on business and allocated a shabby room about the same size as a broom-cupboard at GBP160/night. I decided to leave and read the reviews on tripadvisor about the Mandeville (about 50m away from the hotel i was in). What a difference! I had a cool and very beautifully decorated room which although by no means large, was still reasonably sized for London. Staff was great and they have a great Lebanese restaurant in the basement as well.....all this for GBP140.- I'll definitely be back.
Home from home
Had a throughly enjoyable stay at the Mandeville Hotel last November. The efficient staff and homely atmosphere made it a real oasis in the heart of the west end, and with Selfridges on one side and Marylebone High Street on the other, it could not have been more conveniently located or reasonably priced. All topped by the outstanding food and atmosphere of the downstairs Arabic restuaruant - I would not hesitate to recommend this one to friends and collegues visiting the capital.
Best value for great location and beautiful rooms
Recently, I have stayed twice in the beautiful renovated rooms at the Mandeville Hotel. The furnitures and the decor are really cool now with an immaginative designer look. And this not only for a great price but also at a great location! Very close to Oxford Street and Mayfair. There is no better deal! I will definitely stay at the Mandeville every time I go to London, whether I go for business or for shopping.
The Mandeville, cleanes bathroom ever !!!
The Mandeville is in a great location. The rooms are very small but very nice. The rooms are exceptionally clean and beds are really snug !! The bathrooms are immaculate...
For the price i would say that it is very good value
Great location, poor rooms...
Stayed in the Mandeville last October and it was ok for the price as I got a 110 rate for the single room, this is a great price for London.The social areas are nice and the location is just great, however the rooms are not so nice, in fact they are oldfashioned and need urgent redecoartion and post jurassic tv sets so do the old and small bathrooms. The room despite of that was clean. Breakfast was very pleasent.Avoid at every cost the smokers rooms!!!!!!!!!! At firs they gave me one, I almost died there, but the staff was coteous and gave me a non smoking.After all a good hotel if you get very low rate and want a great location.
Loved all about the hotel/friendliness was great
Mu husband and I have stayed at the Mandeville a number of times over the past years and love everything about the hotel. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The hotel rooms are good and the breakfast they serve is delicious. My husband found this hotel on a business trip and we have used it each time we have traveled to London. We took our daughters with us there one year and some friends a few years later and we are returning for this year. There are good restaurants at the hotel and there are some excellent restaurants within walking distance on James Street and St. Christopher Place. You can get to all the wonderful shopping on Oxford and Regent Streets and it is close to the theater district as well as Buckingham Palace. When going to London, chose the Mandeville as you can't go wrong. It is a wonderful hotel and so close to everything you would want to see.