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... spend too much time here as we'll be coming back tomorrow for the full changing of the guard. We're really just making this up as we go along, so we follow other people walking towards the guards house and Trafalgar Square. We got to see an actual small changing of the guard here fortunately. I got harked at by a guard coming toward me on a horse as I was in the wrong place with the stroller lol. There were masses of people at Trafalgar ...
... that I saw a very mismatched young man today...blue knit skull cap, bright yellow and rose floral T-shirt, fuchsia scarf, teal and green striped pants with fluorescent coral socks! He definitely made a statement! Rush hour on the a tube is crazy, but there is a system and it works smoothly. The only thing so far that I don't like is the noise....deafening by times, especially the sirens and motorcycles. We happened ...
... stuff. He has so many restaurants and this place seemed to be a meeting point for all the chefs from the others to come and chat! Recognised some faces from his TV shows.
Anyway from here we caught the Tube over to Kings Cross Station - just for Jessica.
We heard there was a Harry Potter shop there so off we trotted. Well Jess and Scotty as we took some cool photos of the train station and tube line.
It's amazing how steep the escalators are going down. It really ...
So today I worked 10 hours.
It wasn't a very eventful shift, just a small dinner.
I polished a lot of glassware, which was a highlight...not.
But it was enjoyable.
My feet are starting to get used to working long hours.
I really don't have a lot more to say....
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Whiteleaf Hotel London
Nice hotel value for monay
well this hotel is good as compare with price
you will get every thing which you need in your stay
nice staff and very helpful in all time
nice rooms and they got v nice resturant in basment
hot food and nice breakfast which is free
so i advise you to get this hotel
Love The Coachraches
They had coachraches into the beds...!!! Donīt go to this hotel. Find another better and cheaper in the next block or in Leincester Gardens. And the guys from the reception seem to be pride of this great facilities, perhaps in their country this kind of rooms are five stars rated!!!!
Cheap , very nice hotel , great staff
1. cheap (in comparison to otehr london hotels) ,
2. very nice , comfortable room (G01)
3. tv , heater , fan , nice shower, nice (heated!) toilet ,
4. very nie , helpful staff
5. great location
overall : you get what you pay for. very nice hotel , comfortable and great location.
1. no safety deposit boxes\safe\lockers , to put passport and flight tickets.
2. no safe room for luggage after check-out , i had to talk the manager into letting me put my luggage behind his counter.
3. no bars on room window
My friend and I stayed at this hotel in the city of Westminster for 8 days and 7 nights in May. The location of the hotle is great. Located within 2 minutes of the Bayswater Station it is easy to catch the cercle line train to many of Londons attractions. The hotel staff were very friendly, with a few exceptions. Our room, located on the ground floor was very noisy in the morning. Ofter mistaken for the breakfast room, we were awoken every morning to the very loud foot steps of hungry travelers. Not one time in that hotel did I enjoy a hot shower. I guess that they are just unheard of. Also, the electronic keycard used to access our room never worked. We had to ask to be let into our room everytime. Our cealing in our room had water damage on it and was repaired with black electrical tape, highly professional. I don't think that I would every stay there again. The rooms do not look the same as the pictures!
I'm from Belgium, but when we arrived I spoke better English than the person on the reception.
The only way I would ever stay at the Whiteleaf hotel again is if I got just as fantastic a price as this go round. I hired the services of a consolidator and ended up paying approx $75.00 (Canadian dollars) per night for my wife and I. Believe me in London that's a steal. However it comes at a cost.
Cockroaches, dirty, not worth the 3 star rating
This was absolutely a horrible hotel. Here is the list of things we had during our stay:
- hole in window of room, closed with cardboard (!)
- anybody could break in to the door with 1 glass
- the whole room was draughty
- breakfast consists of dry toasted bread and a "baken" (it was obviously raw) egg with nothing on it.
- there was no lock in our bathroomdoor
- little light in the bathroom
- the bed itself was very hard
- we used a cup for tea, next day the cup was still there and so were the used sheets
- last but not least: There were Cockroaches in the room. And no anti-cockroaches sprays in house.
We cannot understand that this hotel is given a rate of 3 stars? Ridiculous. Never going to stay there again.
First piece of advice: if you have a choice where you can go vacationing...don't stay in London! All you get is awful hotels that rip you off.
I was supposed to stay there for 2 weeks but left earlier because it was dirty, there were little cockroaches in the bathroom, the bed sheets havenīt been changed for 1 week and my back and arms were itchy and was afraid it was because of the towels or even the dirty sheets. The reception was usually left alone and the hosts were noisy and I simply could not sleep. When I arrived they gave me an awful room number 101 which had a fire exit inside, leading to a staircase to a backyard (anyone could climb that staircase and enter the room), no TV, a disgusting lumpy matress and the water of the shower was boiling hot!! I had to complain and threat to ask for a refund and only after that they gave me another room. I would not stay there again and would not recommed to anyone.
Clean and well located
A place to lay your head. Quiet, clean, small, and very inexpensive. A couple of blocks from NE corner of Hyde Park. Short block from Bayswater tube stop. Plenty of restaurants, shops, grocers, internet cafes nearby. We took the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station then a 5 min. trip on the tube to Bayswater. We didn't visit London to stay in our hotel room, so it worked out great for us. Would stay at Whiteleaf again.