I was in London for one night with my wife for an event at the Waldorf at the Aldwych, I thought that, rather than booking her into a budget hotel, we would stay somewhere comfortable. First impressions were good, having arrived from King's Cross by taxi since there was no tube station nearby. The public areas were pleasant, with many nooks and crannies to enjoy a coffee or read the papers. Just as well there were, as the room was tiny, with only a little space around the double bed. I have no idea whether our room was typical, but seeing how the room doors were arranged I suspect we were in a normal sized room at Durrants. When we returned from our function, again by taxi, there was no coffee or tea making facilities in the room, and we had to order room service at 2300 to provide us with a cuppa. This, in the cold light of the morning, cost us an extra £6, £60 in taxis and tips and £173 (via Hotwire) for the room. Give me the Premier Inn any day, which I used in the current week: no taxis necessary, free tea and coffee (and extra supplies on request), free loan of iron and ironing board. At Durrants, I have no idea where the ironing board may have fit! Boutique hotels are clearly not for me.
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