Sunday, June 17, 2012

Melia White House Hotel:Comfort in the heart of London

The Melia White House London
by: anakngkidlat

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I had accompanied my wife to London for her training. Lucky for us, the accommodations for the trip has already been made and the hotel that was booked for is Melia White House Hotel.

Located on Albany Street, the hotel is very accessible on all modes of transport. It has 3 Tube stations and one bus stop nearby so you won't have any problems with the commute. There are also main tourist spots nearby such as The London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Regent's Park and the British Museum.

Waiting Area
The staff has been very courteous and very helpful of their clients. There was one instance that there was a confusion about our reservation at the hotel that the staff immediately looked on the issue and made action.

There are a lot of amenities in hotel. A few of them are their buffet style breakfast, the fitness and therapy center,Longford's Bar and their award winning restaurant L Albufera.

Just one of the many food displays

My Breakfast!

I have no words as how to describe what our room looks like so I'll just put it into pictures..

Our room!

Check their website..

The desk.

The view outside

From our food stash..

They even have a safe for your valuables!

If we were on a vacation, we would consider other cheaper hotels as they are scattered throughout London but if I'm well off, I would recommend this hotel =).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

This is GREAT London.. este Britain =)

Welcome to London
by: anakngkidlat

First and foremost, I would like to thank God for this opportunity to travel and second to my wife for having me as company on her trip. (actually if not for her training, we wouldn't be going there)

Within the two weeks I have stayed there (I really tried to maximize my trip promise!) there are a lot of reasons to love and enjoy London. Let me give you a gist:

1.Museums and Galleries

With an overflowing number of Museums in London alone (and most of them have no admission fees) from the most famous to the most the bizarre and from small galleries to the most grandiose, Their collections won't cease to astound young and old alike.

2.Flora and Fauna

With a wide variety of flowers and animals in most of the gardens that are abound the city, you can't resist to sit back and relax or reveal your artistic side and either take photos or sketch the scenery.

3. Food

With the influence from other countries, an endless list of food choices can be picked depending on your taste buds. Mostly during my stay though, I just ate food from the stash that we brought because we are on a tight (tight is a bit of an understatement) budget.


You might think "why commute?" Because London has one of the most accessible modes of transportation: from the tube to the famous red bus to the black cab. As a first time tourist in London, I found it impossible to be lost within the city for there are maps for every bus stop or free maps on tube stations. And if in case you're still lost, locals are willing to assist.

5. Famous Landmarks

To put this in a few words, these places identify the country much like of our Rizal Monument in Luneta Park. They are definitely must see places!

This is just a preview of a more detailed journal of my stay so please do check for updates in the coming weeks.. Cheers!