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London Accommodation – EasyHotel Heathrow

During my 3 days trip in London, I chose Easy Hotel. Easy Hotel is a low cost 5 stars hotel organized by Easy Group. It has the same concept as TuneHotels which is under Tune Group Malaysia, or by other words, TuneHotels concept come from their ideas.

Easy Hotel has many hotels not only in London, but in several europe countries. Only in London there are 5 Easy Hotels located in different places. The one I stayed in was Easy Hotel Heathrow. It’s very near to Heathrow airport, about 15 minutes by bus.

Due to their “pay for what you use” concept, so the rooms only come with free towel, bed sheet, pillow and some basic things. Although the TV is present, but nothing you can watch, unless you pay for it. Hotel also has wifi internet connection with extra charges.

I was very lucky and got free TV to watch, because Easy Hotel Heathrow was just launched and it was their promotion. Normally you must pay for it. πŸ˜‰

The room and door in corridor are secured by key card, you will be given 1 when you check in. But there is a funny thing, you will have to use key card to enter the main entrance of the hotel, otherwise you will have to ring the bell or wait till somebody to open the door for you. You will meet this problem when you first visit to it.

That day I encounter a small issue when I wanted to bath, the hot water and cold water pipe were not working properly, after communicated with the staff and after he failed to resolved the problem, he upgraded me to another bigger room for free. Great service and really friendly staff.

The normal price starts from Β£40, but I was charged for Β£49.50, because it was New Year Eve. Normally during peak season, festival and holiday the price will be higher than usual.

I strongly recommend you to try EasyHotel Heathrow when you pay London a visit. I was so impressed. πŸ˜‰

Paris Accommodation – Hotel Clarisse

Another city which included in my Europe trip is Paris. Paris is really a wonderful city and many sightseeing. I stayed about 4 days, but I still unable to visit all the tourist places. Paris metro systems are so excellent, almost every 500m you can find a metro station and you can easily travel to any parts of Paris.

During these 4 days, I stayed in Hotel Clarisse. Hotel Clarisse is not located in center of city, but is located a bit far from city, that’s why the price is not very high in high living expenses Paris. Transportation around Hotel Clarisse also very good, so no need to worry how you get to tourist places.

METRO PORTE DE VANVES (Ligne 13) – 384 mΓ¨tres far from Hotel Clarisse.

When the time I booked Hotel Clarisse, it was €25, and now also €25, seems good, no inflation ? πŸ˜‰

Hotel Clarisse staffs are very nice, but don’t expect them to speak fluent english, but you can still understand them. Please keep on mind about France and England history, this is 1 of the reason why. But they are very helpful and tried to answer all questions from where you can buy food up to how to travel to any tourist places.

Just beside the Hotel Clarisse, there are 1 restaurant, 1 supermarket, and 1 bread shop which are in the vicinity of Hotel Clarisse, about 10-50m far away.

Hotel Clarisse offers :

  • Luggage Storage
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tours Desk

However, 1 thing to point out, their room key is just a simple key. Every time when you leave the Hotel Clarisse, you must leave the key to the reception counter. Don’t worry, they will not touch your things.

Everyday they will change the bed linen, soaps and towels when they clean the room. In previous few hotel we stay in Vienna, Hamburg, they also clean and did the same. πŸ˜‰

If you go to Paris, you can really consider Hotel Clarisse.

Hamburg Accommodation – A&O Hamburg Hammer Kirche

Remember I told you yesterday I moved to another Hamburg hotel from Hotel Mercedes due to fully booked ? And the other hotel I stayed was A&O Hamburg Hammer Kirche, it was one of the top 5 rated Hamburg hostel & hotel in HostelWorld.

Let’s me share my experience of my short staying in A&O Hamburg Hammer Kirche.

A&O Hamburg Hammer Kirche is a hostel and hotel combination accommodation, I also not quite sure whether it’s hostel or hotel, but it seems to be hotel for me, may be I never stay in high class hotel, so I always dream it’s hotel, but it really gave me a wonderful stay.

The location of the A&O Hamburg Hammer Kirche is quite good, just follow the direction and can easily find it.

When I checked in, the reception staffs are very nice, friendly and helpful. However, due to the hotel still under renovation of some parts, the balcony near the end of the corridor still full with paints and tools, and present some smell. The staffs was appologized to me and did mention their current situation.

The door of the room was secured by special key card and the key card also a special key for opening the lights in the rooms. Inside the room got a tv, unfortunately still unable to find english channel. πŸ˜‰

At the time of my booking, it was €48 per bed for double beds room, now it was from €31 per bed, but please keep on mind that it was during FIFA world cup period, so it’s understandable why the price is higher than usual.

In the lobby got few computers come with internet services and I don’t really remember the rate per hour for using the computer. But I’m sure it was not yet equipped the wifi service.

The hotel offers :

  • LAN / WiFi (5 ‘/ 24hr) in all rooms and throughout the hotel. (don’t know when began, but it was absent during the time i stayed)
  • Free luggage room.
  • Free house safe. (don’t understand what exactly it was)
  • Free daily newspaper. (should be in German, but I did get it before, may be new service)
  • Breakfast buffet: from 6am- 10am (7am- 11am at weekends). (Although it’s not free, but they gave me for free. Unfortunately I was unable to enjoy it cause I had to catch up my flight at 7am, so I checked out at 5am)
  • towel and bedsheeds included

Another point to keep on mind that is their check in and check out time. Check in time is 4pm while check out time is 10am or 11am during weekend. I checked in around evening so I don’t know whether it’s new rules or present already during the time i stay. Most hostel and hotel check out and check in time are 12pm and 2pm.

If you want to book A&O Hamburg Hammer Kirche for a night, you can click here for more details on pricing.