Airways Hotel London; one of the cities best kept budget accommodation secrets
The UK is the birth place of budget bed and breakfast accommodations, but these days it doesn’t seem that easy to find a reasonably priced B&B’s located in the city center as prices have gradually risen over the years. For anyone planning a quick trip to the capital in the near future and desperately need a comfortable and clean place to stay that doesn’t break the bank than the Airways Hotel London may be just what you’re searching for.
Nestled in Pimlico about 10 minutes walk from the main Victoria train station, the Airways Hotel is ideally situated for both business and leisure travelers wanting to see as much as they can in a short time without having to travel too much. Built into a 19th century townhouse the hotel still retains touches of its endearing old era character, while the interior has a rather more up-to-date finish with a simple modern design and a blue/white color scheme. From its location guests will be within walking distance of a variety of tourist attractions, including the River Thames, the popular London Eye Ferris Wheel, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. For those looking for shopping and entertainment options, a short 15 minute bus or train ride will bring them to the Oxford Street shopping hub and Covent Garden markets or the flashing night lights of Piccadilly Circus.
The Airways Hotel offers a selection of 35 different guest rooms, you may choose from a range of different sizes and styles which include the Single, Double, Twin, Triple, Quad and large 5 person room for families or large groups. Expect to find cozy room décors with a range of simple furnishings and amenities, such as complimentary toiletries, bath towels, a hairdryer, an IDD telephone, an in-room color TV, ample writing desk space, a free London City guide and internet WIFI access. All rooms come with a spacious en-suite bathroom and large sliding windows that allow in plenty of natural light during the day.
To help guests feel more at home within these new surroundings the Airways Hotel offers several facilities and services for extra convenience; always open for any questions or concerns the 24-hour reception desk is always manned by friendly staff. There is an on-site vending machine for quick snacks during the day, including crisps and chocolates; internet is free but do not have a laptop there is a computer terminal in the lounge area that can be used through out the day and evening. For those requiring a clothes cleaning service the hotel does provide washing and drying for a minimal fee, also ironing boards can be borrowed on request at the front desk. Finding your way around a new city can be stressful at times, so the Airways Hotel hosts its own helpful travel advice and ticket booking service for those who may need it.
In terms of food options, the hotel unfortunately doesn’t offer lunch or dinner but the price of a room also includes a free continental breakfast every morning. Other meals can be taken in the many restaurants, cafes and fast food diners in and around the surrounding area which offers a delicious variety of food styles all at very reasonable prices.