Sunday, 5 September 2010

A place to stay in London when you're homeless?

The Hotel we stayed at was called the Kensington Town House Hotel or The Hogarth Hotel (it's former name), we didn't want anything with immense amount of luxury or more than £60 a night (which for central London was increasingly hard to come by) All we really wanted was a double bed, a tv, internet access and an ensuite (shared bathroom was definitely an absolute NO NO - call me a snob...) and somewhere close to a tube for quick access. Thankfully, this hotel ticked every box. It was quite small, but I thought this made it quite cute. The Earls Court Tube station is literally a minutes walk from the Hotel which does mean you can hear the trains, but honestly, it's not enough to distract you from sleeping or thinking or breathing... FYI - Hotel was booked through Laterooms.com. Think it worked out cheaper that way.


The bedroom & Ensuite
In terms of what's around the hotel, there is pretty much every fast food chain you need. Maccy D's, Burger King, KFC, Cornish Bakehouse...you could be spoilt for choice in terms of quick cheap food. We had planned to go out for a sophisticated meal, but we were just too lazy and skint, so ordering a Nando's takeaway and going back to hotel was a much better idea :)

On the Friday, I was left to wander around London with a small amount of money and an oyster card. I went to Covent Garden as it's one of my favourite places. The shopping isn't overlly great, but i just like walking around there as it's cute and there's never crowds of people that slow your walking pase to that of a snail (unlike Oxford Street - which i then went on to)


Covent Garden
Overall it was a really nice few days, made better by the fact we didn't have to stay in a dingy hostel, sharing a bathroom with Bill & Ben...phewph. I would reccommend the Hotel for those of you who want to spend a bit more to have a few luxuries like the ensuite, and the tv...obviously if none of that bothers you, i'd save your money and go for the Hostel.

24 comments:

  1. aww you look really cute in the picture!
    The hotel looks really cosy :)

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  2. You look beautiful as ever in the photo missy! You definitely got a bargain with the hotel I think, it looks so cosy and lovely. Did you go to Sass & Belle in Covent Garden? Their things would be perfect in your shabby chic room! x

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  3. cute pictures of you and your boyfriend!(:

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  4. The hotel looks amazing, sometimes it's nice to get away for a few days and it helps having your own bathroom! :) I don't think I could handle sharing..

    ps. you look gorgeous in the picture.

    xo

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  5. Oh this is actually perfect! I want to take my bf away for just a night, and I was really struggling to find a nice hotel for around the £60 mark in London! Now I know this is a honest review so I may just have to treat him! :)

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  6. sooo cute! did u change your font?

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  7. that hotel looks great for the price. and I see that you're wearing your favourite top again :)

    xx

    elle hearts blogs.

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  8. Really cute! I have to suggest another hotel in the same area, The Kensington Court Hotel, really cute and economic!love it!

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  9. I love your pictures :) I need to start editing mine to make them look vaguely attractive haha :)
    x x x

    hebeflora.blogspot.com

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  10. Ahh it looks like you had a fab time, totally agree with you about covent garden! It's such a lovely place and definitely less busy!
    Great post missus!
    x x

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  11. that hotel looks really swanky! also i couldnt not leave a comment without saying your boyfriend is very quite hot if you dont mind me saying :) hes got a cool fashion sense going on! xo

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  12. Aw you two look soo cute! An that hotel looks really lavish, its goregous! I'm from london myself, love swanky hotels like that! ps i'm new to ur blog, following..! Fab blog!! xx

    http://sugarbabyxx.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi Zoe, just discovered your blog, it's faboso!! I was just wondering what camera and lense you used, as I am a photographer and really like your shots. Getting a new lense for crimbo and really like the effects on your piccies. Much love xx

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  14. lovely pictures, lovely covent garden

    http://bespokerose.blogspot.com/
    x

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  15. iI really love the colour tone u use on your photos, is it an extra layer or 'gradient map' in photoshop?

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  16. Clean, comfortable and luxurious hotel!! excellent location... & you are also looking really cute in the picture where you sat on steps before going home ..
    Regards,
    Hotel Torquay

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  17. If this is the hotel near hyde park and bayswater station i totally stayed in the hostel right next to it. it was yuck! but was totally worth saving all the money for shopping :D

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  18. You're so pretty. Love those shots. Nice place indeed. By the way, I've learned of a cheaper way to stay in London. Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17M_-B0tmzM. Thanks.

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