Sloane Square Hotel
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... welcomed the less walking today as well as my shoulders and neck having a bit of a rest from Ben. We finished the day with a visit to the National Gallery at Trafalger Square and tried to get some tickets to the Lion King but all were sold out.
So we will head to Madame Tousards this afternoon as there is a good display of super heroes which the kids will enjoy, and we will then head off tomorrow to my cousin and aunties places over in ...
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... The history of the club and of the stadium was also presented there. Our tour started promptly at 1pm. Our first stop was the the press room were we got to sit behind the desk where the players sign their contracts and answer questions from the press. After a game there may be 100 press people packed into the press room. We learned they provide a delicious buffet and free drinks to ...
... dresses, pictures frames and fake cannabis lollies and other eatable items labeled as 'Cannabis'.
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... the best view. Our tour guide was an old man that looked and sounded like Peter Harvey. Once everyone was on the bus we set off for our 2 hour drive to Windsor castle. When we got the the queen's flag was up which meant she was at the castle, we got to walk around inside, and outside, we took heaps of photos and watched the changing of the guards ceremony. Then we walked through the church there were all the previous kings and ...
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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.
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.
I liked it so much i went back. I wrote another review before. But i
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.