London 2012 Accommodation

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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by ArghZombies » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:09 pm

TotenEngel wrote:ok, so HHH have just quoted me £344 for hubby and I for the 4 nights, sure we paid just over £100 last year. That plus tickets puts us at nearly £700... *sigh* debating if we just skip this year and go abroad for a week or two with the money instead!!
Anyone managed to get a decent price on accommodation anywhere?
It sounds like you've been quoted for two different rooms rather than a joint room. I tried to get a twin / double at HHH this year but they'd sold out several weeks earlier. I ended up getting a double at Carr-Saunders instead. It's still an LSE halls place but about 1 mile from the Empire instead of the half-mile that HHH is. Cost me £236 for 4 nights for the pair of us there.
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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by TotenEngel » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:14 pm

ArghZombies wrote:
TotenEngel wrote:ok, so HHH have just quoted me £344 for hubby and I for the 4 nights, sure we paid just over £100 last year. That plus tickets puts us at nearly £700... *sigh* debating if we just skip this year and go abroad for a week or two with the money instead!!
Anyone managed to get a decent price on accommodation anywhere?
It sounds like you've been quoted for two different rooms rather than a joint room. I tried to get a twin / double at HHH this year but they'd sold out several weeks earlier. I ended up getting a double at Carr-Saunders instead. It's still an LSE halls place but about 1 mile from the Empire instead of the half-mile that HHH is. Cost me £236 for 4 nights for the pair of us there.
That was a twin room - I even rung up and checked as I genuinally couldn't believe it!!

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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by iomega » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:08 pm

Hasn't anybody told them the Olympics are over by mid August. Hold off and there are going to be so many last minute bargains. We got the FrightFest hotel for our guests at the same price as last year.

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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by moviedan » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:27 pm

iomega wrote:Hasn't anybody told them the Olympics are over by mid August. Hold off and there are going to be so many last minute bargains. We got the FrightFest hotel for our guests at the same price as last year.
The Paralympic Games are taking place at the same time as FrightFest, hence the continued high prices.

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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by HeadOnAStick » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:46 pm

Just booked the Strand Palace for five nights and the price is much less than last year. I couldn't stay there last year because it was so expensive. It's not 'cheap' exactly but I'm paying about £400 and that's probably the least I've paid since 2005.

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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by FranksWildYears » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:18 pm

I got five nights at the Kings Cross Tune Hotel for £175 a couple of months ago and it's currently standing at £210 for the same five. They're almost 'pod' hotels, and you pay extra for virtually everything you want bar room, bed and bog roll IF you want it - I've paid an extra tenner to have the TV working for five days and I think towels are a quid but I take my own. I haven't stayed at this one as it only opened a short time ago, but the Liverpool St one is great if you just want somewhere to crash and the beds are fantastic.

It's a good walk from Leicester Square (although at 20-25 mins easily doable in the daytime) but it's only a few stops on the N20 and then five minutes or so walk from Euston to get back so I'm very happy.

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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by johanger » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:34 pm

Hey fellow HHH fans. My bf and I have been looking for accommodation for 6 months and after many a phone call and a face-to-face at HHH, we got a 20% discount on a single so 180 for 5 nights. We explained that it was nearly a 50% mark up on last year and we've been staying there for years. So if you have already booked - ask if you can have some money back! - and if you haven't then ask for a frightfest discount. It may only apply if you stay for 4 nights or more.

As for pro or con HHH, you only sleep and shower there, there's a fridge and you can have breakfast. And it's only 15 mins from the empire and 10 from the phoenix. What's not to like :D

Good luck! And see you in 3 weeks! I'm so freaking excited!

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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by Kris » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:39 pm

Well done, shows on website its booked out.

Paid 225 for five nights. To hike the rooms from 30 to 45 is disgusting. Next year shall look at booking a real hotel in advance
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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by TheDukeAbides » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:42 pm

Has anyone contacted HHH (resists wrestling pun) about any discount. I'm being stoically English and will not rock the boat unless there is a precedent?

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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by Kris » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:23 pm

I don't know if I can as I prebooked thru travelstay as I only paid the deposit. Hmm.
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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by bump3r1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:21 am

I'm not sure what is going on with HHH as i booked my accomodation in April, 1st time i've had company so booked a twin room with breakfast and it works out just under £30.00 a night each, which is the same as i've always paid (usually £150.00 for a single room previous years).

Book through travelstay, as mentioned previous and the price seems to be same as always.
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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by Kris » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:18 am

Perhaps next year we should all boycott it in protest at their 50% price rise for this year?
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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by Wiltaim » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:38 pm

Kris wrote:Well done, shows on website its booked out.

Paid 225 for five nights. To hike the rooms from 30 to 45 is disgusting. Next year shall look at booking a real hotel in advance
That the same as me I think , I booked out of fear of even higher prices due to lack of options.
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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by Kris » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:53 pm

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Re: London 2012 Accommodation

Post by satanslittlehelper » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:07 am

I've just booked my hotel through lastminute, 4 nights for £350, 4 star goodness near Goodge St.

This is about £100 cheaper than last year...
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