Just spent one night in this very nice hotel.......our bus came in late from London, so we arrived at the bus terminal about midnight and nobody was out and about, but the wonderful cab drivers.
Waved one down a block from bus terminal and took L5 pound ride to the hotel.
Check in was super easy so late at night, they have a small pub in hotel, some nice looking folks enjoying a quick drink and watching the Olympics on tv.
Our room was huge, I mean huge vaulted ceiling and very large an airy.......bathtub was very slippery, be careful, windows opened inwards to let in fresh air, but did not find any ac switches etc....
Bathroom was huge with vaulted ceilings and tub was high and had to stretch to get into it and back out.
Bed was rickety and not so comfy, I asked for extra pillows to lay on, some wear and tear here and there...just like at your own home....people this is a 3 star hotel not the 4 star hotel
you think you are paying for.......geez......get a grip......things will be different when traveling abroad. So, get over expecting the best of the best.....It is a great hotel.....
Plenty of room for luggage and no bed bugs found........
Breakfast was, well English..........I was fussy with the food, you could add breakfast onto your room for the cheap, I think it was $10 extra....and you could order anything off the menu....
eggs, british bacon (like ham, but good) cereal, juices, toast etc. I didn't like it and my wife did.
Large dining room, sit in the sunroom for a good view of the students off to school and workers driving or walking to their jobs.
Great city, very safe to walk in, lots of college students and pubs, cheap eats.
There is a Apple Store in The Quays mall, right in the city center off the pedestrians rodeway only..very very nice not having to duck cars or look left or right when crossing a street.
At Apple store, I was able to sit down, have a bottled water and charge my ipod and download all my photos and videos to the cloud......(we just arrived in London 3 days before and I had already taken dozens of pics)
Anyhow, its a short walk to the pier...not really....if you have a light backpack and a light rolling back yeah then it is....if its two of you, plus heavy luggage and a heavy bookbag and depending on the time of the day (cool morning or warmer afternoon) then it is a bit of a walk.
I highly recommend having a cab take you directly to the cruise pier....although you can walk it yourself from here........a few twists and turn streets and some public type of housing ner the pier
but otherwise very very safe....and no problems.
The bus station is right by the Toys R Us, which sells cheap batteries and cold drinks and snickety snacks if you need anything. But the Quays mall is huge and lots of shops, says it has wifi, but it was spotty, use the apple store as wifi source...sit outside if you want on the ground
....whatever works for you.
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