I couldn’t believe my luck ! I managed to “win” tickets in the recent lottery for my chosen event at the London 2012 games. Joy in abundance!!
However, I’m having decidedly less luck at securing a hotel room in central London for the duration of my visit. Any of my favouroite hotels – Marriott, Four Seasons, Sofitel, ICG, are showing as fully booked. I’m being quoted Stg£2,856 for 4 nights, basic room, fully payable in advance (non refundable) for the Marriott India Quay through their own web site. Seems pretty steep to me.
My question is as follows. Are hotel rooms likely to become available closer to the time? Are these hotels genuinely fully booked or are rooms being held back? Any local/insider knowledge would be appreciated.
I was in the same boat. Even as a diamond member of Hilton they bring in thier “extrodinary demand “clause It would seem most of the rooms central city went to booking agencies. I eventually got one for one night Aug 7 for the 1500m final thru booking .com