We booked a last minute 3 night break in London for a honeymoon, but wanted to keep costs down due to the obvious explosive costs of the wedding!
Let me start with the travel. We were quoted over £200 for the two of us by train and National Express from Cornwall to London. When I inquired about MegaBus we found it was less than £20 per person return to London Victoria Coach Station.
And this is where this hotel frst caught my attention.
It is only about 2 minutes walk from the coach station door. Having paid when booking for a double room, I was aware and a little concerned the rooms were small, however we intended to either be out and about or in bed, so we did not see this as too much of an issue.
We were first showed to Room 206 - which unfortunately was a twin room! When I mentioned this to the receptionist and in fact we were on honeymoon she told us she would get another couple moved from their room and we were to sit tight for ten minutes.
As it turned out, we were then allocated Room 208 on the top floor, a perfect double room. Yes the room was small but it had air conditioning and an en-suite. The en-suite has a small square shower, barely big enough for a man like me to turn round in, but it served a purpose. If they utilised the room properly they could install a much bigger shower cubilcle which would have been far more comfortable.
But anyway, it did not spoil our visit. The bed was soft, but exceptionally clean and quite sturdy! Not much of a view but we did not expect one.
We never tried the breakfast room - there are plenty of places to get breakfast close by. We did make plenty of cups of tea though, and had no issues whatsoever obtaining more tea bags or milk.
The staff were lovely - friendly and willing to help, and certainly did their part to make our little honeymoon memorable.
If you do stay here I suggest you definitely try the Peggy Porschen Cup Cake Cafe opposite - expensive (£12 for two cup cakes and two lattes) but they were the best cup cakes - apart form those made by my wife! Well worth it to try them and sit outside watching the world go by for half an hour.
Top hotel, great value and thoroughly recommended. And only ten minutes stroll from Victoria Tube Station, and five minutes from a pick up for the standard open top London tour bus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in central London in the heart of Belgravia, this private hotel provides a comfortable and friendly accommodation close to Victoria station and many business and tourist attractions. A warm welcome awaits you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astors Hotel London, England