General Tip!: "Avoid Central London hotels - not worth it" England Hotel Tip by JosephHYLai

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If you are planning to stay in London. Unless you are on a 5 star budget, I would suggest not to stay in a Central London (this includes the West End) Hotels.
My experience with seeing hotels in the 3-star or below, Hotels is that they are over-priced and very poor value for money.
A friend stayed near Bayswater in a 50 a night B&B Hotel... the room was so small that when the room door was opened it hit the bed.
Another friend stayed at an upmarket hotel on the Strand, paying over 170 per night B&B. The room had a window that would fall down if opened, the wall had a huge hole in the plaster board and it smelt bad!
My suggestion, is to find yourself a private B&B on the outskirts of London. I did that when I first came to London. I stayed in a B&B right next to Kew Gardens.. it was a lovely room decorated in Laura Ashley (well this was 15 years ago when this style was fashionable) and stayed with a friendly family. Ok, it takes a little more time to travel into Central London... but it was such a relief at the end of a hectic sightseeing day to come out to the peace and quiet of a suburban home.

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  • Written Apr 13, 2005
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