Travel Blogs from London
October 18, 2010 - We arrived via the Virgin Train from Chester to Euston Station. The train ride was smooth. Virgin trains are great as they offer free children's bags full of activities. Once we arrived at the station, we unloaded all of our suitcases with the addition of an extra one for the extra stuff and then headed down to the tube station …
Dara met a friend for dinner at Wahaca and I wanted to look for a suitcase, so we went our own ways. I made my way back to Picadilly Square where I knew the shops would be open later because it is a tourist area. As I looked around Britannia a huge souvineer shop, I realized that they all look the same to me. Coming from the touristy area in San Francisco, I have seen all the magnets, t-shirts and I <3 SF gear I ...
... around. As we were waking, we stopped to check out a map when a man just stuck his hand in bros back pocket and ran away. Luckly he had nothing in his back pocket, but it just proved that you can't be too careful, no matter where you go! We strolled around for a little bit longer, realized we were exhausted so decided to catch the tube back to our hotel. What a day! I'd say we walked at least 10-20km! Huge day! Until tomorrow diary! I'm signing out, so ...
... going to try and stay in the USA indefinitely. A short conversation later and we were through. The flight to San Fran started with 90 minutes of heavy turbulence which was a delight. Finally got to our hostel in Fort Mason, San Francisco at 10pm (6am UK time) absolutely shattered and ready for our bed. Pete's first impression of a hostel was not a good one - ...
... of them. The Great Hall....I just sat and stared. it was laid out as it would have been or a feast, the walls covered with the original tapestries that Henry commissioned for Hampton Court , the hammer beam roof still intact from the 16thC.... I had to remember to breathe. Then...loud voices, raised in anger bellowed from the King's Watching Chamber just adjacent. A dark haired lady in full Tudor dress made her way quickly through the hall....now what ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Victoria Inn London
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.