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"Budget Hotel for Backpackers" Romanos Hotel Tip by Manyana

Romanos Hotel, London: 164 reviews and 1 photos

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by Manyana

This hotel was the gate to salvation for me. My sister just showed up all of a sudden to find her sharing with me my holy mansion 'tiny room'! She was picky about sharing bathrooms with my other housemates and stuff. So i did a quick search for budget hotels that she could afford. Luckily we came across this hotel at a very reasonable price, especially for students who want to roam around London for a week or so.

It's much cheaper to book online. You'll be asked to be a deposit, usually less than 10% of the actual rate. Then you can pay the rest when you arrive. When you arrive, ring the bell, which i find it very traditional in every little hotel i've been too (ie 3 hotels,lol). the receptionist will release it for you. The entrance is secured with some sort of technology, apparently,lol.

The room is really good, tidy and clean. Housekeepers clean it up everyday if you like. The bathroom was small but ok, no tub though. The ventilation was a bit noisy, so make sure to turn off the toilet light, otherwise, no zzzzz.

Breakfast served every morning from 7:30 to 9 sharp! as the waitress would not allow you to eat. I'm not joking! when i came to have some cereals at 8:50, she just came to me and said, 'we're closing at 9'. so i said, 'can't i have anything?' and she just said, 'no'! of course i was late but i didn't know about the schedule...i deserve it anyway.

Our room costs, via online booking £60 for two persons per night inclusive of breakfast. It will cost up to £100 when you pay in cash upon arrival. So always book online.

It was a relief really!

Well, thanks to my sister who just pushed to get to know such a thing;)

Unique Qualities: -Located in the heart of London -Victoria- and very close to Central London by tube or bus.
- Close to all amenities, Sainbury's supermarket and Victoria restaurants
- Located in a series-of-hotel area, rarely vacant and very busy for budget travellers and over-night passbyers!
-Private bathroom for double room (it depends, in some cases, like triple rooms, you gotta share a bathroom which is located in between storeys, with other 4 people or so)
-Breakfast includes, cereals, toast, cheese, boiled egg per person and jam...more than enough for students and backpackers;)
- Daily housekeeping
- No phone in room
- No concierge obviously
- It accommodates 45 persons (single, double, twin, triple room + private, shared bathroom)
- Check in: 10:00, Check out: 12:00
- Student discount availabe upon a proof of student ID, any form accepted with a valid date and photo.

Address: 31 Charlwood Street, Victoria, SW1V 2DU
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: From Victoria Tube Station, head south.
Take the bus 24 toward Pimlico.
Two bus stops, then press the button to get off.
From the bus stop, cross the road to the opposit side.
You'll see Sidney Hotel, turn right
Romanos is the second on your right.

Price: US$20-40
Theme: Bed and Breakfast

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 21, 2006
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