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After getting lost in my enthusiasm for the idea of scantily clad Brazilian women dancing inhibition-free at Carnival, and then booking non-refundable hotels and a big cruise out of Rio (also non-refundable), I had to break the the news to a substantially less enthusiastic DH that a Brazilian visa was one of the **********es to get... putting our …
DAY 54. GRAND FINAL DAY. LONDON A day of hassles I need to shave. Fee has been asking me to for a while and it seems I may need to, for I must look like a terrorist. At least the people at Istanbul airport think so. Despite going through three security checks they didn't like the look of me. We were checking in and our bags had been tagged and were …
... on the tube to head back into town and visit one of the worlds most famous department stores, Harrods. What a store! We were welcomed by door men and invited into the world of luxury and shine. I wish I had enough money to but a nice diamond ring! We made our way through the store and found a tea and chocolate department. Needless to say I have in complete heaven! :) i could have easily bought out the entire store but thought I should save some money so I ...
... bottle... by slapping the sides together, and the air forced out of the top launched the tiny rockets. Lunch was the next thing on the agenda. Sitting down in the blue restaurant, whose tables were lit from beneath was truly fun.... Being stuffed, our last stop, was in the "google web museum", where we watched our faces being drawn in the sand. Before going back to the hotel, we stopped by the Apple store, and got the missing pieces necessary for ...
... exhibit. It covers women's fashion from thee 1700's to day. It was interesting. My next stop was Harrods via another quick bus ride, gotta get my £worth out of my Oyster card. Harrods was every bit as extravagant as I thought it would be. And it was also jammed packed with people. After a thorough look over a small purchase I'd had enough. I hopped on a bus for Marble Arch in search of a pint and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Thistle Piccadilly London
Don't stay in the summer
we stayed at the piccadilly thistle last week during an abnormal heat wave in london and the hotel which supposedly had air conditioning couldn't cope with the heat. the rooms were stifling and the dining room for breakfast so hot people walked out . we opened the windows to get some air and the noise from the square was so loud until 4am we couldn't sleep. the room was nice and the food was good. too bad about the heat.
Nothing to commend it other than its location.
Excellent location. Lengthy wait to check in. Room was very small and not especially comfortable, despite having paid for an upgrade.
Great location but loud at night
Got very loud at 2-3 am ...do not get a room facing the street but great central location lots of cafes restaurants and nightlife.
One block to piccadilly tube station. Yummy big breakfast. Staff very nice and helpful. We recommend the london walks tours
Our first time in London and we wanted to stay somewhere central - Soho region. This is the best location, right in the heart of the theatre district, literally looking over Leicester square (where you can buy the last minute theatre tickets at TKTS booth). About 2 min walk from the Piccadilly Circus tube station. Hotel room was spacious and A/C worked well. Bathroom was quite dated and worn down though. Friendly efficient staff and good breakfast with choice of cooked or cold foods. We stayed on the 5th floor and really didn't hear much noise at all from the streets below. We would definitely stay here again.
Great location. tacky rooms!!
stayed here a easter weekend. very central location but very noisy, especially at around 4am!!!!rooms really need updating. wallpaper coming off scuffed and tatty paintwork. bathrooms very seventies. and really tatty. very clean though and the staff are lovely and helpful. breakfast was fantastic. better to stay at the thistle about 50yds down the road much more modern and close to trafalgar square. a 2 star hotel at 4 star prices due to the convenient location.
Fantastic Great Location
Stayed here Sunday 14th March for three nights, I was down in London on business and chose this hotel because of other reviews.
The location was great, concierge was fantastic could not be more helpful with tubes, taxi's, shows etc, would certainly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure, upgraded to a Deluxe Room and it was lovely.
The location is superb you could not be closer to everything, stayed on the 6th floor and really did not hear any noise, although they are doing drilling next door so if you were in during the day you would cetainly hear the noise.
Great location, no frills, a bit loud
I've stayed here about ten times over the last several years, mainly for the location. You are right in the middle of the west end - shops, theatres, pubs, etc. Rooms are clean with a mix of new and old decor and are tastefully furnished. For a real treat, ask for a corner room (109, 209, 309, etc) as you'll look right down into Leicester Square.
If you stay on a weekend it gets rather loud at 3AM when the streets below fill with noisy drunks. Book well in advance, as it is regularly sold out. Overall, I'd recommend it.
Oi, this hotel is a great choice!
We stayed here four nights in December 2003. I picked this hotel for its location and must admit that I was not disappointed! It is centrally located to everything - sights, shopping, and nightlife. We had a superior room on the 6th floor, with windows overlooking Leicester Square. I'm a sucker for a good view, and we were thus very pleased. The heater was a little finicky, but the concierge was very helpful and brought us a lovely space heater. The room and bathroom were very large, comfortable, and clean. The service was pleasant and the full breakfast buffet, which was included, was really a great way to start the day. Would return here without hesitation!
well, i must say that the location is definitely what gives this hotel a five star rating in my books. i couldn't imagine being in a better spot in london. the hotel wasn't anything over the top, but was nice and clean. as i said, there is no better location to stay in london.
you really are right at the centre of everything.
I stayed at the Thistle Piccadilly-in August 03. The hotel is located in the heart of london. Minutes from Soho, Bond, Oxford, Chinatown. We were in Love with the location. The hotel is nice and clean. Nothing fancy. The breakfeast was very good and the staff is very nice.