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... by 4:15 with breakfast at 4:30 a.m. My guess is that they want to get one of the early ferry crossings from Dover to Calais, France before the traffic gets congested. We best get to bed early on Saturday night.
I guess that is our adventures for the day in a nutshell. Stay tuned tomorrow for an update on our last day in London.
"Too often. . .I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.” – Louis ...
... us to a Pub which brewed its own beer and we wandered a bit more before returning to the Apartment and as it was an apartment with a self contained kitchen we brought some fruit, bread and butter to have with the Marmite that Luke had brought with him, for breakfast.
The apartment had two bedrooms with queen beds in each so R&L were going to have to share - we were expecting to find one on the couch in the morning!
After a long day we were soon ...
... Park, up to Regent Park, and back into Oxford Circus.
(Hamish) We went to the biggest toy shop, Hamleys, and it was awesome!!!
Daddy wouldn't let us buy anything - what a spoil sport!
Regent st is spectacular with its architecture and sweeping street scape - Draz is definitely coming back to shop!
Back on the big bus to Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square for a ...
... and take, blah blah, to blah blah, and get on blah blah." Ok - we find St. James Station. Its closed. We make 4 more lefts and end up back where we started.
So we decide ok - we know where Waterloo Station is - its a hike but at least we know where it is. As we are walking past the man we just asked for directions - we cross the street and wait, is that, its Westminster station. DIRECTLY ...
... we had the best surprise at Gatwick airport when we walked out of arrivals and saw the lovely Lou May, Kate and our godsons Ben and Oliver waiting for us with a welcome home sign. Much better than getting a cab home! 213 days 7 months 13 countries 29 flights Too many hikes to count 3 hire cars and 1 campervan 2 doctor and 2 hospital visits ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sloane Square Hotel London
I chose this hotel as the middle range of choices in an air/hotel package deal. After I had paid for it, I found this site with its reviews, and I was a bit concerned that maybe I had made a terrible mistake.
On the contrary, I really could not have been more pleased. The hotel is a charming Victorian era property, and the staff were all friendly, helpful and informative. My single ensuite room looked brand new, and the bathroom was pristine. While the room was smaller than American counterparts, it was more than adequate sizewise and very attractive. A lack of air conditioning was not at all a problem, and the maid provided a large desktop oscillating fan as soon as I arrived. I was in London during the latter half of June; none of the hotels I stayed in had AC, and I was never uncomfortable.
As for the breakfast, each morning a continental breakfast buffet was laid out, and waiters took any cooked food orders as guests arrived. The food was appetizing, attractive, and plentiful to start a long day walking around London.
I'm not sure what else a person could want except maybe to NOT be in the second most expensive city in the world after Tokyo! Given the costs in London, I was VERY pleased with the Sloane Square Moat House and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others and to stay there again.
Slaon Square Moat
We just returned from a trip to London and stayed at the Sloan Sq. Moat House. We got a really inexpensive deal on the internet which included air/hotel/transfers/breakfast. The hotel was OK. Great location! It was a lot smaller than I expected. The wait staff was very pleasant. Avoid using the telephone in your room. It costs more than expected. Rooms were very small and the hotel is old. It's not the lap of luxury, but you get what you pay for. The breakfast was ok, not great. It was good to have some toast and tea before heading out for a long day of sightseeing. All in all, I'd stay here again for the amount we paid. I think it ended up being around $100/night.
My second stay at Sloane Square Moat House
I liked it so much i went back. I wrote another review before. But i
have a new one. I wasnt quite as impressed as i had been before. I
still thought it was adorable and i got the room for an internet deal
of 79 pounds.
However, the room was tiny and floors creaked so horribly.
I enjoyed the winding halls, and the location. Its a few feet to the tube station, and right by Kings Street which has a lot of nice shopping.
A particular man on the staff who looked islamic was very helpful with all of my dads incessant questions. However, another particular man, an elderly black man was not helpful. We wanted to go to a university i was considering going to, and he wanted us to take a taxi. Very insistant we take a very expensive taxi. we took the tube for like 4 pounds instead. He annoyed me.
I very much enjoyed my time in London again, and i felt very much at home at the Moat house. I just wouldnt pay a pound over 79...and next time i might be more interested in looking around a little bit more. Try an area by Leichester square...its the hip place to be..i saw Jack Black there at a premiere for his movie School of Rock.
Too small, too hot, not 4*
Stayed here twice on business. Very small single rooms, lack of facilities (no bath) and extremely hot, even in January. There is no proper breakfast buffet, you have to order cooked food! On the plus side, the staff are generally friendly and the location is good for central London. But it is very expensive and the quality of the rooms is not 4 star.
This was more like a prison than a motel
We stayed in this motel for two weeks.. should not have. The location is great but... the room was small and dingy. The bed spreads we filthy and we complained and nothing was done. The speads had blood, other matter and water stains. The help was rude. They wanted to know why we wanted ice each night and actually wanted to charge us. We had to pay 2.50 pounds for each phone call made. This even included our AT&T told free phone call. The hot water shower know came off in my hand the first night in the room. We told the front desk how important a wake up call was since we had to catch an early train to Scotland... we did not get the call. Breakfast, if you like a full breakfast you are in luck.
They had that and a contiental, no breakfast memu, nothing else. Take my advise this is not a 4 star motel. We are issueing a compliant to the serviced that book us in this motel.
A Fond Memory
I dont know how much i payed for it because i went to this particular establishment with an educational group. I remember i was impressed. I had a circular room in the front. When i opened the window i looked out over Sloane Square. Its a cute little green square in such a busy city.
The room itself felt large. It was circular. The bathroom was large. I remember that during my entire trip the Sloan Square Moat House was my favorite. The decor was elegant in my modest tastes and seemed to match. The halls are long and small and reminded me of a maze, but the room, the room was nice. I didnt stay at this hotel long because it was time to go home, but i have very fond memories in these room, and tiptoeing late at night down the halls. The breakfast wasnt anything i remember. Id say go somewhere else. As for location. The tube was nearby and lots of cute shops. I liked it alot and remember it fondly.
Very Good Choice
We enjoyed our stay at the Sloane Square Moat House. The location is great. It's right on Sloane Square and across the street from the tube (District/Circle lines). It's also within walking distance of Harrods (10-15 min.) and all the nice stores on Sloane St.We had booked an internet special and got an executive room and breakfast for 96 pounds. I thought the breakfast was totally adequate. They give you a choice of English breakfast or continental. If you go with the English, you get an egg, sausage and bacon and toast. I thought it was decent and gave me enough protein to start my day.The room itself was small for an "executive" but it definitely was larger than the much smaller rooms we saw being made up by the maids. If you are from the US, you may want to go for the executive room because you will want to get something like you are used to in the US and, if you travel with alot of luggage, some of these older hotels with small rooms are tough to get around in. The furnishings were worn but the bed was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and modern and the towels were very good.One warning: there is no air conditioning at this hotel. This was almost a problem for us. We went in mid-September and we had lovely weather - temperature in the high 70's to low 80's. That was much warmer than we had expected. Consequently, the hallway in the hotel was hotter than h***. I thought I was going to die. I'm from FL and had little patience for this (no A/C). As soon as we got in the room, we opened the windows wide. That did sufficiently cool the place off. They do provide an oscillating fan. We never used it, though.The executive rooms we got were on the square side. Consequently, you will hear the noise from the traffic going around the square. I didn't mind that, but could see that some people might not like that one bit, especially if you have to open the windows to sleep comfortably. But for us - no real problem.The staff was very accommodating. We arrived too early to check in so the staff held our bags and gave us suggestions for sightseeing until the room would be ready. When our initial choice of room was not suitable to us (in the back of the hotel with only one window with scaffolding in front and workers peering in), they immediately changed our room to one "streetside".There are two elevators but they are VERY tiny. One person and one large bag is about all they hold. So, you may have to make multiple trips if your party is big or you take alot of luggage.We were at this hotel for 4 days before going up to Scotland for a week. We needed to stay back in London one more day before going home and chose to come back to this one. We got the same type of accommodation for the same price.You won't find alot of fast food places around this hotel but there's a restaurant on the corner next to the Royal Court Theatre, Oriel, that was packed day and night. Our last night in town we tried it and it was very good. It was a nice place for a special meal.So, for an older hotel, I'd call this a good, decent choice.
Great Location but Worn
The location is great and we got a good rate. Not only is the Square a fun place, the Underground stop is only a short block away. The rooms are small and very worn out - peeling wallpaper and a wall mounted TV that is right near the door making it an obstacle course. The halls are narrow with steps that would be difficult for a disabled person. The restaurant is a joke and even if the breakfast is included, avoid it.
The bathroom is a good size, but there is no ventilation at all, ok for 1 person, but for 2 unpleasant. Not someplace you'd want to spend a lof of time in, but easy access to all of London.
Location Location Location
This hotel is in a great location but is it worth it.... The rooms were shabby and we had an executive room, they only executives that would stay in these rooms are badly paid ones! No A/C just a small desk top fan which had to be put on the floor because there was no desk space. The room decor was shabby with a well worn look about it. Bathrooms were functional. Bed was comfortable and clean. If you have breakfast included don't have the cooked breakfast - dreadful. My advice go to a cafe on the nearby Kings Road for you breakfast.If you are looking for a bed near to the best shopping in the world the location is brilliant. Just don't expect luxury because all you get at the Moat House is a room with a view (of Sloane Square with traffic noise 24hrs a day)
Great location, decent rooms
The best thing about this hotel is the great location. Sloane Square is a very nice neighborhood with shops, pubs and restaurants. Tube station right across the square. Buses go right by too. Walking distance to Harrods or Buckingham Palace, not far from Victoria Station.
The hotel itself is very clean but the rooms could use a remodeling. My room was a typical London small size, but comfortable, if a little shabby. Nice bathroom with new fixtures. Soap in a dispenser. No A/C but you probably won't need it anyway. Some street noise on the Square side of the hotel, but it wasn't too bad at night. The rooms vary in size so if you don't like the first one you get, ask for another. I believe they had larger, executive rooms with A/C if you paid more money. Good breakfast and pleasant staff.
On the whole a decent hotel with a great location, a pretty good buy if you get one of their specials. Don't pay the rack rate!