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    andrea_andye
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    Hey, I need a hotel suggestion for my stay in London. I was thinking about staying in one of the hotels near the Tower of London, and with that idea in mind I started searching for a travel site that contains such options. I found http://www.toweroflondonhotels.com/, but I was wondering if there is someone who can suggest another site to take a look at. I like my options to be varied before I make a decision. Thank you


    VintageKrug
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    Depends what you are after; I would stick with the Tower Guoman. If you get a Thames (River) view room you get a magical view of Tower Bridge at night.

    It used to be a Thistle Hotel, but is a lot better than those days:

    http://www.guoman.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/london/the_tower/index.html


    andrea_andye
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    Oh, OK, thanks!


    SBTadvice
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    There is a new 4* Hotel opened near the Tower called Mint Tower Bridge
    Mint being the new name for Cityinn Hotels

    This may not be in time for your trip andrea_andye, but we’ll be reviewing the The Tower of London Mint Hotel in our March edition of Business Traveller, along with several other new London properties.

    Another hotel which has recently opened in the area is the Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group.

    More information on this property can be read here:

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/hotel-indigo-opens-second-london-property


    andrea_andye
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    thx guys, I really appreciate it!


    BeautyCla
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    Hi, andrea_andye! I’d also like to recommend you the Apollo hotel London. It stands in 20 minutes walk from the Tower of London and it’s very nice there.

    http://www.hotelconnect.co.uk/destination/london/hotel/1037

    The Hilton London Tower Bridge is also worth considering. Here’s our review (although bear in mind it’s from 2007):

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/archive/2007/february-2007/tried-and-tested/hotel-check-hilton-london-tower-bridge


    arthurcrane
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    Hey andrea_andye;

    Sorry for replying so late… 🙂 Are you still looking for hotel suggestions? Well in my opinion, Frasers Hospitality is a good option to consider for apartments in London for short stay. They are located at various places in London like Chelsea, Canary Wharf, Queens Gate, Monument and more. They offer stylish option for modern living with fully equipped kitchens, sophisticated living areas and bathrooms. I will recommend you to check them out once.

    http://london-queensgate.frasershospitality.com/


    MartynSinclair
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    I have been looking for a hotel in London (north of the river) for mid October for a family (2+2), on a limited budget. They would like either 1 family room or 2 standards.

    The research so far taken has left me totally shcoked as to the prices. Even the “LCC” / budget end of hotels (Inns, Expresses etc) are charing in excess of £175.00 a night exc breakfast. In central London the room prices have gone off the scale. Paying £400 per night for a box room, quite frankly is obscene.

    Seems cheaper to stay out by Heathrow, where some hotels can be found for mid £50’s still and these would be acceptable to most and then take a taxi/tube into the West End.

    Ideally need to be between the river Thames and Watford (near train or tube), budget – was hoping for max £50 – 75 per night to include breakfast.

    Its a half term break and holiday for a family on a limited budget as they have not been able to go overseas for the last 5 years or so,

    Any guidance from team BT forum would be greeatly appreciated.

    Thanks


    continentalclub
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    I wonder if the following link from ICHG might be useful:

    http://bitly.com/nCgwsJ

    The rates it will return are room-only, and the information on the right hand side of the landing page is irrelevant to the actual offer.

    However the rates themselves are based on a two nights for the price of one deal, and can represent very good value at ICHG properties (excluding IC) for two night stays in London – and indeed across Europe.

    Whether any rates will be returned which match your budget aspirations will depend on your specific dates – but ‘cheap’ rooms midweek in a global business hub are thin on the ground at the best of times!

    Somewhere like the Holiday Inn Brent Cross might come up trumps though, which is about a 3 minute walk from the Tube, albeit under a flyover. Crowne Plaza Ealing is also close to Hanger Lane tube, and can be comparatively reasonable.

    Do also remember Priority Club cash+points redemptions, which can represent spectacular value during high-rate periods.


    Tete_de_cuvee
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    Consider also the hotels around ExCel & Canary Warf (East London, Business and Exhibition District – Close to LCY) – Recently built and more reasonably priced when compared to Central London.

    However it is quite an initial trek from LHR (being West London)

    http://www.excel-london.co.uk/visitors/hotels/onsitehotels

    Will need to factor in DLR as an extra cost, however buying a travelcard for use after peak time is good VFM and would probably be worthwhile even if staying in central London.

    Worth mentioning – the price you see is the price you pay as opposed to the US where various taxes are added to the highlight price.


    MartynSinclair
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    I have just tried to book a colleague into a London West End hotel for next week and am absolutely astonished that we are looking at over £500 for the Langham Hilton Regents Street.

    What is more perplexing is that this rate was given on a special referral basis as the “manager” is best friends with a “manager” from another hotel we use.

    And even more perplexing, the hotel is nearly full!!


    craigwatson
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    Martyn – not sure, but i think you were getting fleeced. I just looked on octopus travel, and a standard room next week at that hotel is £372 per night.. that was Tuesday night I looked at.

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