Wednesday 17 December 2014

London: Budget hotels

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Shaftesbury Premier Notting Hill Hyde Park (****star).
5-7, Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 4NP Situated near Hyde Park in the popular and vibrant area of Paddington. The rooms offer a real sense of style with regal overtones. It has duplex suites with kitchenettes, air conditioning, tv and free internet in all rooms. De-luxe double inc. English Breakfast €455
Corus Hotel Hyde Park (****star).
Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, W2 3LG London Another stylish hotel with all the mod-cons situated next to Hyde Park, just a five-minute walk from Paddington Station and a 15-minute walk from lively Oxford Street, The conservatory brasserie serves a modern European menu using seasonal produce, and there is also a coffee lounge €530
Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court London (****star).
27 Devonshire Terrace, Bayswater, W2 3DP London Just 300 metres form Hyde Park, the hotel is also a 5-minute walk from Paddington Station and is set in a beautiful Victorian building. All the rooms feature interactive satellite TVs and private bathrooms, air conditioning and tea/coffee facilities.The on-site restaurant serves a varied menu for lunch and evening dining. The hotel is a 20 minute walk from Oxford Street. € 494
Lidos Hotel
43-45 Belgrave Road, Victoria, Pimlico, SW1V 2BB London Here is a city centre hotel offering budget accommodation with a 24-hour front desk. It is a 10 minute walk from Victoria Rail and Underground station, with the Gatwick Express Service to Gatwick Airport. Rooms have a private bathroom, and a TV and are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. Twin or Double Room € 374
London House Hotel (***star)
81, Kensington Gardens, Bayswater. Close to Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, and Buckingham Palace, it is also near Trafalgar Square and Big Ben. The 100 air-conditioned are equipped with LCD televisions. For a surcharge, guests can use the in-room wireless high-speed Internet access. Small Double Room €377
Royal Cambridge Hotel (***star)
124 Sussex Gardens, London, W2 1UB Adjacent to Hyde Park Speakers' Corner, Marble Arch, and Royal Albert Hall. Also nearby are Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. Parking is available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). Standard Twin/Double Room €281
Central House Hotel Victoria (***star)
39 Belgrave Rd, Pimlico, SW1V 2BB This hotel is a Georgian townhouse offering good value accommodation a brief walk from Tube stations. The contemporary en suite rooms feature a TV and comfortable beds. An inclusive continental breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests may use the computer in the lounge area. The Gatwick Express 30-minute airport service at Victoria rail station runs nearby. Double room en-suite with continental breakfast €460
City Hotel (***star)
12-20 Osborn Street, City Hotel Apartments. Right on the city's Square Mile, less than a mile from the Tower of London. Has a restaurant and a bar/lounge and offers wireless internet access. Amenities featured in guestrooms include air conditioning, coffee/tea makers, and complimentary newspapers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and direct-dial phones. Standard Twin/Double Room €368
Corbigoe Hotel (**stars)
101 Belgrave Road. Decent two-star fare here. Close to Westminster Cathedral, Tate Britain, and Buckingham Palace. Also near Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. The guestrooms include coffee/tea makers. All accommodations provide desks and fax machines. In addition, amenities available on request include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Standard/Twin Double Room €291
Victoria Inn London (***star)
65-67 Belgrave Road, Victoria, Pimlico. This budget hotel is just half a mile from Victoria Station only a mile from Buckingham Palace and Westminster. Each room includes a TV, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities and a private shower room. You are also surrounded by restaurants from which to choose. The Gatwick Express train service is found at Victoria for easy access to air travel. Double Room with continental breakfast € 432
The St. Giles Hotel London (***star)
Bedford Ave., Bloomsbury. Just off Oxford Street, you are within walking distance of London's major shopping areas, tourist attractions and theatres. This hotel is also close to Kings Cross, St Pancras International and Euston Stations. Guest rooms include private ensuite shower/wc, tea and coffee facilities and in-room digital safe. The Il Grasso Italian restaurant is especially good for pre-theatre dining. The Chikara Asian serves a superb mix of Chinese and Malaysian cuisine. Double/Twin Room including continental breakfast €416
Thistle City Barbican (****star)
Central St. Clerkenwell. With its central location and extensive rail, tube and bus connections, offers an ideal base to explore the sights of London. A 10 minute underground journey via the central line gives you access to the shops WiFi theatres of the West End. All bedrooms ensuite with satellite TV, Wi, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. This hotel has an extensive range of leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, spa pool and onsite gym. Double Room €523
Enterprise Hotel (***star)
15-25 Hogarth Rd., Earls Court. In the heart of Kensington. The Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums, along with Harrods and the Royal Albert Hall are also easily reached. Close to Earls Court tube station, which is only 6 stops from Piccadilly Circus. All rooms en-suite offering colour TV, direct dial telephones, hospitality trays and hairdryers. The hotel offers a range of mouth-watering international cuisine with a 20 per cent discount for residents. Double Room €433
Bloomsbury Park (***star) 126, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury. At the bottom of Bloomsbury, just above Covent Garden and Drury Lane, the British Museum is a few minutes walk. The central location makes it ideally situated for shopping in Oxford Street and Covent Garden as well as the theatres of the West End, all of which are within walking distance. The nearest tube Russell Square, on the Piccadilly Line, is a short stroll. All rooms ensuite with tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, Wifi and television with terrestrial channels. Double Room €496
Colliers Hotel (*star)
95-97 Warwick Way, Pimlico, SW1V 1QL London A family-run hotel offering basic bed and breakfast accommodation. The hotel offers a range of accommodation to suit the needs and budget of any traveller. All rooms have a TV, some are en suite, while some offer shared bathroom facilities. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament are less than a mile from the front door. Double with en-suite (Breakfast included) €315

London is the perfect fillip for your winter blues and will give you a great pick-me-up tonic before Christmas. Here are 15 centrally located hotels offering good value based on two people sharing a room over three nights. We selected Thursday 10th November to Sunday 13th November to give you an idea of prices.

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