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Hostelbookers Top 10 London Hostels

 

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Astor Hyde Park

There are many Hostels in London and are mainly used and specifically for the 18 – 35  age group, but a few are open to all ages.

Many Hostels cater for  “Backpackers” , mostly young people travelling on a limited budget, therefore prices are considerably less than hotels.

However Hostels are more basic than many Hotels and often have sleeping in dormitory style rooms, often bunk bed and shared bathroom facilities. Single rooms are sometimes available but may cost considerably more.By necessity they are very community oriented and tend to have communal eating area and a storage area.
Whist TripAdvisor is a great resource for Hotels and Bed and Breakfast, it does not really cover Hostels.

Therefore if we want to know which are the best Hostels we have to use a specialist Hostel website especially the well respected Hostelbookers.com.

Wombats City Hostel London – Tower of London area

Queen Elizabeth  Hostel – Fulham

Travel Joy Hostel – Pimlico

Generator London Hostel – Bloomsbury

Phoenix Hostel – Marylebone

Clink78 Hostel – Kings Cross

Astor Hyde Park Hostel – Hyde Park

Astor Museum Inn Hostel – Bloomsbury

The Horse & Stables Hostel – Waterloo

The Walrus Hotel –  Waterloo

For further information visit the Hostelworld  website here

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in January, we attract thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.

We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website here

TripAdvisor – London Top 10 Bed and Breakfast

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Bay Tree  House

If you are not the type of person who enjoys the impersonal nature of many chain hotels, their is the alternative of staying in a Bed and Breakfast. These usually quite small establishments are generally run by their owners and offer a friendly alternative to the mainstream hotels. Some of the best Bed and Breakfasts are in very attractive residences all over London.

A word of warning though, make sure if you do not have transport that the Bed and Breakfast  are near a transport option otherwise long walks or very expensive Taxi’s many ensue.

Bay Tree House Bed & Breakfast
5 of 5 stars  603 reviews

Rhodes Avenue Homestay B&B
5 of 5 stars  75 reviews

Forest Lodge Bed and Breakfast
5 of 5 stars  101 reviews

Cable Street Inn
5 of 5 stars  88 reviews

The Lilac Door
5 of 5 stars  80 reviews

John and Norma’s Homestay B&B
5 of 5 stars  116 reviews

Wynchgate Bed & Breakfast
5 of 5 stars  166 reviews

Captain Bligh House
5 of 5 stars  91 reviews

Eden Garden
5 of 5 stars  50 review

40 Winks
5 of 5 stars  131 reviews

For further information visit the TripAdvisor Website here

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards Top 10 London Hotels 2015

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There is no doubt that TripAdvisor has revolutionised the way the Hotel trade works, it is more difficult for Hotels to get away with poor service and over inflated prices. Every year TripAdvisor publishes its Travellers’ Choice Awards which are determined from the reviews and ratings submitted by millions of travellers.

Staying in Hotels can be very subjective and this is where a variety of reviews on a particular hotel can be very useful for you to build up an accurate picture of a place to enable you to make an informed decision.

Find below the Hotels in London that won a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015, which may differ slightly from the top ten rated on the website.

Haymarket Hotel
1 Suffolk Place, London SW1Y 4BP

The Milestone Hotel
1 Kensington Court, Kensington, London W8 5DL

Corinthia Hotel London
Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD

The Goring
Beeston Place, Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0JW

Rosewood London
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF

The Halkin by COMO
Halkin St., Belgravia, London SW1X 7DJ

Hotel Cafe Royal
68 Regent Street, London W1B 4DY

The Soho Hotel
4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH

South Place Hotel
South Place, London EC2M 2AF

To find out more about the Hotels or to read the reviews visit the  TripAdvisor  website here

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in January, we attract thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website
here

London’s High Rise Hotel – Shangri La at the Shard

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Yesterday the doors to London’s highest hotel opened with the unveiling of the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London.
Located in the tallest building in Western Europe on floors 34 to 52, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is the city’s first high-rise hotel.

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The opening paid tribute to the  owners Hong Kong-based hotel group  Shangri-La’s Asian heritage, with the traditional ‘awakening of the lion’ and a colourful dance procession, which was followed by the official ribbon cutting led by Mayor of London Boris Johnson. The Mayor was joined by Lord and Lady Coe and other international dignitaries.

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Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is the Hong Kong-based hotel group’s 83rd hotel and third in Europe, following the openings of Shangri-La Hotel, Paris and Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul in 2010 and 2013.
Every one of the hotel’s 202 guestrooms and suites has a view , and the rooms are amongst the largest in London,. Complimentary Internet access  is available throughout the hotel, and butler service is offered in all suites.

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The hotel’s Asian theme  extends to its three Bar and Restaurants, Tīng , Láng  and Gŏng, which will be London’s highest champagne and cocktail bar. Gŏng is located on Level 52, which is also home to the 24-hour gym and London’s highest infinity pool, which will open this summer.

If you want to enjoy your  piece of Shangri La , the opening room rates start from £450 per room per night. In addition the hotel offers an exclusive “Room With A View” package starting from £530 per night based on two adults sharing with breakfast for two and two tickets to The View from The Shard.

For more information visit the Shangri La website here