I took my 15 year old daughter to London, and prior to going, we decided that we would stay in London, as we were there for 5 days only and did not want to feel rushed. I researched different hotels, and this one had fairly consistent reviews that seemed favorable and since any hotel will tell you they are the best in their category, I depend on word of mouth. The hotel is a nice hotel, given I had my daughter, I wanted something safer and this felt safe. We came back from central London fairly late, aroud 11 pm, a few times but felt safe walking the streets, which were fairly well lit. The bus does stop in front of the hotel, which is nice and it runs 24/7, although not as frequently at night. The room itself was nice, it was clean, and had a twin bed and a double bed, which served us fine. The tv had only a few channels but we did not go there to watch TV. The staff was friendly, and accomodating. The buffet was good, and filling, which got us through breakfast and lunch. They do have a swimming pool which we did not use, and a nice gym, but we did not use it as we wanted to maximize our time in the city. One draw back is that our room lights/AC would only work if we put our room card in a special slot/card holder as you enter the room. If either one of us wanted to step out to use the free internet in the lobby, and if we took the card, all electrical devices, (lights, bathroom lights, AC, etc), would stop working. The other one would be left in the dark. No big deal, unless one of us was in the bathroom/shower when the other one wanted back in. When you check in, ask for two room cards, no extra fee involved. If you go, and decide to buy a hairdryer, look in your drawers first. we lucked out and found one that somebody was kind enough to leave behind.
As far as transportation, get the oystercard, and spend the money to take the train to Paddington station, from the airport. They have two, one is more expensive, with no stops, the other is cheaper, but stops like 4 times. We took the cheaper one and it was comfortable, and we did not mind the stops at all. I love the subway system, at no time did I miss having a car. We had a great time and as far as this hotel goes, we would stay there again. Our plan is to go to a different country each time so I think it will be a while until we make it back to London and Crown Moran but it's a great city and a hotel I will go back to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This modern hotel in Cricklewood North West London is an ideal base for touring some of London’s well known attractions. The hotel is strategically located for speedy access to Marble Arch, Wembley Stadium and Arena, Brent Cross, and M1. Offering spacious guestrooms and suites, conference and leisure facilities.The Crown Moran Hotel offers a wealth of dining options.The stylish and super tasty Panasia Restaurant serves a fusion of contemporary Pan-Asian specialties and with sharing and fixed price menus it is perfect for those wanting to try a little bit of everything. The excitement of fine Pan-Asian cooking in a wonderfully traditional British pub setting. The Crown Lounge and Living Room offer a fantastic array of classic dishes including fish & chips, great steaks and desserts to make your mouth water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crown Moran London
- Hotel Crown Moran