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Old Oct 6th 2010, 10:13 am
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I'm staying in London for two nights in December before going down to the folks in Somerset. For reasons of my own I don't want to stay with friends this time around.

Budget is approximately 100 GBP a night.

Make a boring afternoon an interesting one and recommend me a hotel! Location near Paddington ideal.
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Old Oct 6th 2010, 11:45 am
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I'm staying in London for two nights in December before going down to the folks in Somerset. For reasons of my own I don't want to stay with friends this time around.

Budget is approximately 100 GBP a night.

Make a boring afternoon an interesting one and recommend me a hotel! Location near Paddington ideal.
100 GBP is pretty cheap for London... there is a Premier Inn near Kings Cross - that'll be a cheap option - only a few stops from Paddington...
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Tru dat, but I'd rather spend the money on Christmas presents than a hotel room. I've stayed in cheap and high end hotels in London and they all had one thing in common: shitty value for the money and a bathroom where you couldn't brush your teeth without poking out an eye.

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100 GBP is pretty cheap for London... there is a Premier Inn near Kings Cross - that'll be a cheap option - only a few stops from Paddington...
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100 GBP is pretty cheap for London... there is a Premier Inn near Kings Cross - that'll be a cheap option - only a few stops from Paddington...
You'll be lucky to get a Premier Inn in London for a 100 quid (or at least that was the case a few years back). Not sure if Ethos wants an interesting hotel or an interesting location--can't imagine any "interesting" hotel in London being a 100 quid unless he provides his own whips, chains and harnesses.
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I'm staying in London for two nights in December before going down to the folks in Somerset. For reasons of my own I don't want to stay with friends this time around.

Budget is approximately 100 GBP a night.

Make a boring afternoon an interesting one and recommend me a hotel! Location near Paddington ideal.
Try Expedia; you can sometimes get deals there
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Booking.com is drawing up a bunch of hotels in Paddington. Converted blocks of terrace houses into anonymous hotels. They look decent enough to me but lack any pizzazz.


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You'll be lucky to get a Premier Inn in London for a 100 quid (or at least that was the case a few years back). Not sure if Ethos wants an interesting hotel or an interesting location--can't imagine any "interesting" hotel in London being a 100 quid unless he provides his own whips, chains and harnesses.
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sleep rough or go out on the pull with the intention of crashing at their place...guaranteed to give you a memorable night one way or the other
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try IBIS hotels they are pretty reasonably priced . There is one right next to Euston Station, comfortable and not bad size.
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OK, not near Paddington, but why not go for the Hotel California? (Actually, the California Hotel, but who's counting?).

Stayed there a couple of years ago out of boredom (fed up with the usual), and thought--hey, when am I ever gonna get the chance again to stay at Hotel California? You gotta try it once, man... I did check out, but it feels like I've never left.

Opposite Kings X. Definitely not boring.
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Have stayed at the travelodge at Feltham a few times, mainly when flying out of LHR early the next morning. Dead easy into London though, and much cheaper than a hotel in the centre.

In London itself, you could always do the easyhotel and pay for the remote control...
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If you don't mind leaving it to the last minute use www.lastminute.com to book the day before and get a proper bargain for a 5 star place in the West End.
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Get yerself a cardboard box and go native, man. Experience the TRUE London lifestyle. Breakfast from the nearest skip behind a posh hotel...should be great after 11am.
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Depends whether you want plush or quirky?

I love the Pavillion hotel http://www.pavilionhoteluk.com/ all different themed rooms-but if you have more mainstream taste it may not be for you- its close to Paddington though and is about 100 quid a night.

The malmaison on Clerkenwell is fab and they usually have offers on- ive stayed there for 120 a night http://www.malmaison-london.com/the-hotel

If you want to blow the budget the Sanderson is verrrry nice and you can celeb spot in the purple bar ( if you want to), but its quite a bit over budget!

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I almost forgot the Hoxton Hotel - nowhere near Paddington but one of the best value hotels in London.

Sometimes they have "rooms for a quid" promotions that are very popular...
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Old Oct 7th 2010, 6:21 am
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Thanks for all the suggestions, both the good and bad. Meow - thought about the lastminute.com as they do offer cracking good deals but it's the December weekend before Christmas and London will be booked solid for the holiday shopping and events.

Anyhow, for the mo have booked a room at a place called 27 Paddington right by the station. Got acceptable reviews online. Other than the ubiquitous 'oh my god it was the smallest room I've ever seen' that applies to all London hotels, people seemed satisfied with it and the decor looks halfway decent. The total came to 178 GBP for two nights, cancellation free up to three days beforehand.
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