on April 7, 2008
First off, I would recommend booking through a travel agent, not directly from their website. You'll get much cheaper rates as a rule. We paid about $270CAD a night for a twin on weeknights and slightly higher for a double on the Easter Weekend. This location is an excellent one, right on the edge of Covent Garden with excellent transportation links. It's on a main bus line with Aldwych near by for more busses and several tube stations within very short walking distance. The hotel is about 100 years old so some of the rooms are a bit small. Our twin room had the door open right into the hallway without any entryway so no noise buffer zone. We noticed the noise clearly from the hallway. The double room I had over Easter was fairly large and bright and faced the Strand so there was some traffic noise even on the 7th floor. My mother's single room was small but bright and cozy. The double and single here both had little hallways between the door and room so were quieter aside from street noise. The hotel hallways, carpeting and doorways on the room floors can be a bit worn down looking though inside the rooms themselves, the decor is nice and fresh. The lobby and restaurants are very nice. Food very good. Carvery restaurant does good full breakfasts and a nice carvery meal as well. Staff were always very nice and helpful and cheerful to us. Concierge was excellent. You can get some good deals at various times but overall the hotel is a little expensive but worth it for the location.
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