Travel Blogs from London
... the places we had been to, and some of those we are planning on seeing. Getting off after our extended 'flight', the queues to get on, were getting huge... grim faced London Eye workers were entering "service recovery mode". Then we realised that all the pods were being emptied, but no-one was getting on. Talk about timing! We left quickly before any riots started... This afternoon, Sheree headed off to High Street Kensington for ...
... in the past eight hours, the beer is going straight to my head. But i order another. I take back every disparaging remark i've ever made about pub food. This is legitimately good! Beetroot and lime soup to start, accompanied with bread and herbed butter; main course is a beef and ale pie with a mixed green salad on the side; and for dessert, a buttermilk flan and a glass of port. Really a surprisingly satisfying meal. But the three alcoholic beverages help push the bill beyond ...
... the road, and made my way back along to Palace Gate/Gloucester Road. In Gloucester Road, I spotted an Oxfam shop, and popped in to see what they had, coming out with two nice scarves and a copy of Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl.
I met Mum and Dad back at the flat, and shortly after we headed out for dinner, but not before finally unlocking the gate to the private gardens opposite the flat. The flat's lovely owner had left us the key, and we'd kept meaning to ...
A warm day again, we headed off to Buckingham Palace again, to see the Changing of the Guards. It was absolutely packed as lots of people were there to see the official notice of birth of Kate and Wills son outside the palace. The actual ceremony was hard for us to see, as it was packed, but it was overrated and to be honest I could have done without seeing it. It didnt help that the sun was beating down on us all ...
Our outing today was to the Tower of London. There was plenty to see and the history of significant events that occurred there is remarkable. We entered the White Tower first and inside was an interesting display of armor both for men and horses. This display has actually been open to the public for more than 300 years ! We also viewed a variety of weapons there such as swords,pikes, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews myhotel Chelsea London
I booked this hotel based on the excellent reviews it received here, and I was disappointed. Upon arrival, I was told that my room was upgraded at no extra charge. The room was clean but it was so small that I had no place to put my suitcase. The toilet paper dispenser extended over the toilet seat forcing you to sit at an angle.
There were three incorrect charges on the bill which I pointed out to the staff several times, it took me two months to get these adjusted. There are no Pubs nearby nor restaurants in the immediate vicinity where you can have an English Breakfast. I shall not return.
I used to take the sales talk on LastMinute as gospel and generally haven't been disappointed ending up in memorable London hotels such as the classic Montague on the Gardens (highly recommended). LastMinute has also served well for other UK destinations and even an overseas trip to Athens.
Special without being stuffy
A fantastic hotel. The decor is great; the rooms are comfortable; the bar is pretty cool; and the conservatory is a great place to hang out and read the papers. The only problem is forcing yourself to leave the hotel to explore Chelsea & South Ken!
We've stayed here 5 times in the last 2 years. We stayed before it was My Hotel too, and We love this new one. Chelsea's so cool nowadays too. Comfy beds, great pillows, everything sparkly clean. Our favorite rooms are those suites that over look ixworth- sunny and well decorated. The rooms are all lovely, small on the first floor though unless you get the suite off the conservatry. they are all quiet.
Calm in the center of London..
Our family of 4, with 2 small children, enjoyed our recent stay. The kids loved the XBox and the free internet surfing. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing especially after a day of sightseeing and shopping, which is all close by. The S. Kensington tube is an easy 5min walk. The breakfasts were wonderful, the smoothies great, the beds wonderful, the rooms extremely well kept, great toiletries (Aveda) and the staff welcoming. The Library is comfortable with couches, current magazines, books to browse and DvD's to borrow. We definately hope to return to the property in our future London visits. Give it a try... you won't be disappointed.
stayed here in Aug 2003 standard room at front of hotel on top floor approx £135 inc b/fast-comfy bed bathroom ok-public areas are fantastic conservatory is fab and bar area relaxed and hip breakfast healthy(innocent smoothies on tap !) I'll be back!!
myhotel chelsea is a terrific find ... reasonably enough priced, gorgeous and very hip common areas, good food, pleasant service comfortable beds, an excellent masseuse, in-room DVDs and a great, quiet location close to the best of Chelsea shopping and public transportation. This place would be perfect but for a few kinks they need to work out. The a/c system has an annoying habit of letting off a buzz louder than most alarm clocks every 20 mins or so through the night (not a problem in cold weather, but in hot, made it incredibly difficult to get a full night's sleep). DVD player worked only erratically, and they seemed more than a little short staffed (although the staff they had was very friendly). They also have an annoying habit of putting foods in the mini-bar fridge that just go stale in there (who ever refrigerates potato chips? or japanese crackers? they just get mushy). But, overall, really a great value for the money.
We stayed at the Chelsea Green for five nights over two weekends. This place should be sold out every night, for the value alone. It is in a quiet neighborhood of Chelsea (really So Ken), less than five minutes walk from the So Ken tube. There are outstanding restaurants everywhere within a 10-15 minute walk. It is a 4****, with A/C and lift. We had a suite reserved for 150 GBP per night(which would have been a good deal), but then found the same room on laterooms.com for 110, a week before we left. They honored the rate! It is practically new inside, a beautiful conservatory for breakfast, free paper in the morning, and the suite was very nice sized for two. We arrived on my wife's birthday, and at my request, they had balloons strung up and flowers on the bed. Can't recommend it enough.
Excellent london hotel
The Chelsea Green Hotel is my favorite in london--it's perfectly located near the South kensington tube stop and within minutes of Kings Road, yet situated in a quiet residential neighborhood. The rooms are exquisite, comfortable, and the baths have marble and heated towel racks. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. On my last visit, I decided to try a different hotel in the same price range for a change and immediately moved back to the Chelsea Green after the first night. There was no comparison between quality of room, neighborhood and service. Highly recommend.