Travel Blogs from London
... USD for British Sterling three times. I have used up one Oyster week-long card and topped it up for another week. I’ve spoken German to England visitors and residents at least three times. I have answered the questions of fellow U.K. tourists and probably given them decent directions. I have drunk beer at room temperature. And you know what? It’s all been much easier and more fun than I expected.
I have been alone, but I have not ...
... a hostel with two other roommates in London, and it was fine for the first two nights. Unfortunately, the last night was not as nice. Lauren and I went to bed around 12, knowing that we were only going to get around 4.5 hours of sleep because we had to be at the subway station at 5 in order to make it to our flight. I woke up around 2am to one of our roommates screaming in her sleep, followed by moaning, and then loud snoring (with gaps of ...
... and we watched 1.5 movies. The first .5 was "Thanks for Sharing", the trailer looked great but the movie itself was awful, seriously folks don't waste your time watching it. Only made it through like half of that before we were fed up, so switched to The Awkward Moment, which was so much better! Figured out I am going to visit my cousins and aunts tomorrow so Em explained how to get there and now I'm heading to bed. No sleeping in tomorrow hope I'm not too ...
... been amazing. And not least of all, it has been so special to be close to the Kerrigan family for the first time ever.
Now things to look forward to as we wrap up our big journey in the next 8 weeks – a trip to Copenhagen to round off our Nordic Tour, another visit from Laurie, Yvonne with added guest Trevor this time, Vienna, Ireland adventures, moving out of our little flat, a family adventure to Stowe-on-the-Wold, possibly another day trip or two and onwards to Dubai ...
... was shortly followed by Christmas. Being away from home at this time was not quite as tough as I had expected - Christmas has always been a slightly chaotic time in my family with work always dominating (one of the perils of the hospitality industry, in which my parents have always worked). So the festive period was actually more relaxing than it would normally be, being in the fantastic company of Alex and Mark. They were intent on making me emotional though, with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Victoria Inn London
Could be a lot better
I chose to stay at this hotel after reading the very complimentary reviews on this website. However it was a real disappointment. It was not terrible but I would imagine there are much better places to stay out there. The room we were put in was very dark as it was the basement room and the view from the small window was of the stairs leading up to the pavement! The decor was average but quite dull. The bathroom as one reviewer mentioned was very poor. In all fairness most hotels regardless of the room size actually have a nice bright bathroom but not in victoria inn. It was overall a yellow dingy place with dirty shower curtain and yes it was tiny. Worst i have ever been in. We seemed to be in the part of the hotel where one could here the noise of the lift/water/heating which made a whirr noise quite audible which kept me awake lot of night.We should have made a complaint but really they should not be renting a room like this anyway. U might get it when you go!. The only good thing is the location but there are sooo many hotels in london please think again before choosing this one .. pictures on websites can be very misleading :o) Best of luck with your trip to London
We stayed at this hotel for 8 nights. We stayed in The Queen Victoria room and I must tell you it was a large room with beautiful furniture, lovely and clean linen, the bathroom was new but a little small for us. The whole room looked as if it had just been refurnished. The breakfast was only cereal toast , tea or coffee. Staff were very nice and helpful. I would always stay here BUT only if we got that room. We did get to see other rooms and they would not have suited us. The hotel was so central to everything about london.
Clean, convenient and relatively inexpensive
The Victoria Inn was just what I wanted while vacationing in London - it was inexpensive (for London), clean, safe and comfortable. The room and bathroom were both pretty small, but adequate for two people. The bathroom was somewhat worn (toilet seat had broken feet, sink was crazed (cracks all over it) and a little peeling paint on the door) but had no mold / mildew, and had a light scent of chlorine (a good thing in my book). The room itself had a comfortable mattress and was clean and in good repair. Staff was not especially knowledgable, but was friendly and helpful (especially the night guy). Breakfast was basic, but hearty and included in the price. Location is good - 4 minute walk from Pimlico, 12 to Victoria station - so we had no problems walking to the Hotel with wheeled bags after taking the Gatwick Express from the airport. They also have Internet access availalbe for a fee in the lobby or by wireless.
Make sure you print out the price you were quoted and double check it when you check in (this caused some confusion for me at checkout, but they did resolve it afterward).
I took a picture of the bathroom!
I usually stay in the Bayswater area in London, but this time I had a coach to catch from Victoria, so I chose the Victoria Inn instead. Location is very good and the staff at reception are friendly and efficient.
BUT: I had a single room which was small - as always in London. The bathroom, however, was the tiniest I have ever seen! About one square meter, with a tiny sink,a tiny shower and a toilet. When usind the toilet the door wouldn't close. The shower was turned on by the taps on the sink. Since there was no dividing line between the shower and the rest of the bathrrom, this meant whenever I wanted to wash my hands the shower would go on and water was running on the floor.
Okay for one night, but the next time I have a coach to catch I will stay in Bayswater again.
Good location, good price
we stayed at the victoria inn in early may 2004 and were quite pleased with it. rooms a little small, but suitable. the location is pretty good for seeing most of the major sights in london. it was even within walking distance to some sights. didnt get a chance to sample breakfast, so i cant comment. i would reccomend this hotel for budget minded travellers.
Excellent location, clean and good sized rooms. Basic but good breakfast. Would recommend this hotel to anybody wanting to stay in Central London at a reasonable cost.
Excellent central location
Good quite location near Victoria Station. Very clean rooms. Reasonably Priced. Excellent continental breakfast. Double rooms a little small, but not too bad. The good people at the front desk were extremely courteous and helpful. The suggestion of the Big Bus tour was much appreciated. I highly recommend the Victoria Inn.
No! No! No!
I can't really rview the hotel because we never got stay there!! They cancelled our reservation. When we got there, tired and hungry from travelling from the U.S., they brusquely informed us that our reservation was cancelled. And this after I had e-mailed them two days before to confirm our reservation and received an e-mail back from them confirming it. They lied about why it was cancelled (said the credit card was refused--which would not happen, plus when we called our credit card company, they said that no attempt had been made to charge anything on it.) They made no attempt to help us get another place and the desk clerk told us that she would have us removed from the premises if we didn't leave voluntarily!!!! When we finally found a hotel (St.
George), the man told told us that the Victoria Inn frequently oversells and does not seem to care. He had a list of 10 people needing reseervations from the Victoria Inn.
Do not reserve here if you want to actually be treated nicely and have a place to stay.
Good Vaule For Your Dollar
We stayed at the Victoria Inn for two nights and it was quite and clean. The mangement was friendly. It was close to Victoria Station. Public transportation was easily accessable. If ever we are in London again I wouldn't mind stayint there again.
Cheap and Clean
Great location-close to major transport stations, Buckingham Palace/Big Ben sightseeing, 2 theaters. We were also able to walk to the South Bank in 25 min. Good restaurants in neighborhood. Room was small, clean and very cheap (off-season). Breakfast ok. Receptionist was helpful when asked. Would come back again if staying at a budget place.