Visiting London leaves you with a wide range of options when it comes to accommodation booking. There’s plenty to keep on top of, especially if visiting for an extended period. With the choices available, families, couples, business travellers and friends will all have different needs and priorities. No one wants to be disappointed with the accommodation they’ve chosen, so ensuring you’ve considered all the factors of your trip is key to enjoying London to its full extent. Below are some of the ways you pick the right accommodation for you and your visiting party.
Business travellers will have their own specific needs when visiting the city. Unlike families and friends, their main intentions are not social and recreational, but ease of transport and efficiency. Here are some of the elements that business travellers will need to focus on when choosing their accommodation.
If you’re looking for adaptable accommodation which can cater for your business meetings, then you need not look further than the Montcalm Brewery Hotel, where conference rooms are available for hire on site. Whether you’re looking to cater for a whole company, or just a one to one meeting, you’ll find everything you need in the bars, restaurants and events rooms available at our hotel in the epicentre of London business.
Close to transport links
Naturally, if you’re on a tight schedule, you’ll want to find a hotel or accommodation which is either close to the airports or to central London transport links such as Liverpool Street Station, Paddington, Kings Cross or Victoria. The Montcalm Brewery Hotel has Liverpool Street covered at least!
Efficient service and internet connectivity
When travelling for business you need to stay connected, whether it be for work or for home. Making sure you have lightning fast WIFI in your room is essential, especially for those late night skype calls.
If you’re visiting the city with a family, then your priorities are going to have some crucial differences to a business traveller’s.
Depending on the size of your family and the length of your stay, you’re going to want a slightly larger room than a business traveller would. This might mean investing in a family suite, for which you can find great London hotel offers at Montcalm and affiliated hotels. For instance, if you book 14 days in advance, you can save on a wide variety of rooms.
Family friendly entertainment and restaurants
You’ll want to head straight out into the city centre from your hotel. Keeping the whole family entertained isn’t easy but being in the heart of the city will ensure that there are a wide range of options available for everyone to enjoy. Being near West End venues, great restaurants and tourist attractions is key to appeasing the family.
A bit of peace and quiet
That being said, you’ll want some rest and relaxation when staying in London. A hotel with a pool or fitness suite would be ideal, as would an in-house restaurant such as the Chiswell at Montcalm, where you can save 10 percent when booking your hotel room direct on the Montcalm website.
Visiting London with friends? Luxury might not be top of the list, but entertainment and great nightlife might very well be.
Live like a local
Visiting the city with friends, you might find that you’re looking for a more in-depth experience of the city. This might mean reaching further afield for your accommodation, absorbing as much of the local culture as possible. Whether you’re looking for a flat in a borough that especially interests or excites you, or you book a hotel a little out of the city centre to save money, always ensure you research the area your staying in to find the best cultural hotspots.
If you’re looking for a big night out for you and your friends during your trip, it’s a good idea to explore further afield than the city centre. Some of the best events and most talented DJ’s, musicians and artists are tucked away and known only by the wise few.
Handy help from staff and locals
That’s why it’s always a good idea to ask a local, or member of the hotel staff about their favourite places to visit. They may be into similar music or know exactly the place which will cater to your tastes. Regardless, research and handily located accommodation is key to a great London tour with buddies.