London has and array of hostels that are good value and low on price. However, finding a hotel to stay that’s cosy while not breaking your wallet can be daunting but equally as necessary. From public transport to entertainment, London’s prices always seem to be on the rise. If you’re looking for a temporary base to lay your head but are on a budget, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort also! Here is our list of top five affordable but luxurious hotels to stay in London.
Luna and Simone Hotel
Luna and Simone Hotel on Belgrave Road is great value for money bed and breakfast hotel. A family owned business, their friendly and very helpful customer service is well documented. Breakfast is also included in the price which is a nice touch considering the price. The rooms are very clean and modern complete with widescreen TV for your leisure. It’s also within walking distance of the London Victoria train and coach stations. Conveniently there is a bus stop just outside the hotel doors.
Rafayel on the Left Bank – Hotel and Spa
If a hotel with a little more chic and ‘business centric’ features are what you’re looking for, the Rafayel on the Left Bank located on the River Thames is perfect. With 65 designer smart rooms, a riverside restaurant, champagne bar and conference facilities, you have all you need to get on with your work within inspiring surroundings. When relaxing you can enjoy some five-star luxuries such as a spa, gym and beauty treatments. This is a great value for money hotel that offers very useful features and even an amazing view from the riverside without costing you an arm and a leg.
Premier Inn – Old Street
The popular ‘budget hotel’ chain has a relatively new branch in Old Street, a very convenient location to be in easy reach with many creative media companies, restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the area. They offer 251 air conditioned rooms and a 200 seat Thyme restaurant complete with a bar area. Rooms are your typical Premier Inn standard, clean and smart with a modern look, and being within a couple minutes walking distance to Old Street Station, you’re never too far away from the rest of central London and it’s of great convenience for those wanting to enjoy the buzzing nightlife of Old Street and Shoreditch.
The Hide London
Whether staying in London or on a short vacation, the Hide London is one of the best value for money hotels around. With free Wi-Fi and a bar/lounge area as well as being close to Hendon Central station, this hotel is perfect for business or site seeing. Breakfast, cleanliness and overall customer service are highly rated here, although the breakfast area itself may feel a little cramped for some. Free parking is a HUGE plus however, especially as many hotels who do offer this facility can charge even up to £10 a day.
Convent Garden Hotel
Although the Convent Garden Hotel opened in 1996, the building itself dates back to 1890. Based in Monmouth Street, it is comfortably within easy reach of the theatres, cafes, boutiques and restaurants in the area. Renowned for it’s interior design, the Convent Garden Hotel adds a quirky modern take on a traditional English style. With a stone staircase, wood panelled library and log burning fireplace, in addition to a private event space, screening room, restaurant and fitness centre, it creates a very cosy, historic ambience without feeling dated. There is also free Wi-Fi and wheelchair access. Whether on business or wanting a romantic weekend stay, enjoy a classic but classy atmosphere in this Central London hotel at a reasonable price.
Ho Chi Minh washed dishes in a West Ealing hotel (The Drayton Court). It was around this time he became interested in political ideology, so would consider world domination, while dipping silver and washing pots. I shouldn’t wonder.