ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

London Frightfest 2013 has been and gone, this forum is available to post film reviews, chat, etc. from the festival.
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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by **suzy** » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:16 am

streetrw wrote:I've also booked at HHH, and five nights at about £38 a night ain't bad for the West End of London on a Bank Holiday weekend. You're only really there to sleep and eat breakfast anyway, so there's no real need for the trimmings.
Totally agree, I love HHH , especially with that huge Buffett breakfast every morning lol and it's a short walk to the Empire.
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Post by TheDukeAbides » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:18 am

HHH is too cheap and central and historical to resist.

Now just have to hope I either get in the sleep queue, or (chance being a fine thing) the Empire website has had a small upgrade to deal with demand this year - or at least keep your seat(s) until you've completed the transaction.

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Post by ArghZombies » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:19 am

I just booked at HHH now. They still have a bunch of rooms left, and also there's a deal on currently for 15% off when you stay 4 nights or more there, which is perfect.

http://www.lsevacations.co.uk/residence ... olborn.htm

Deal is on until 27th April. Got my ticket for about £142, which is loads better than it was last year, and only about £20 more that a couple of years ago.

I didn't stay at HHH last year and went to Carr-Saunders, but it's just *slightly* too far away so I was tube-ing in every day instead. Still, they had a proper cooked breakfast each day, unlike HHH which is all cold stuff. However I'll take location over cooked breakfast I think. 15 minutes more in bed each morning!
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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by nagelfar » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:32 pm

We finally decided to skip frightfest this year :(
A double room for 5 nights would be 365.50pounds (that is 140(!)) pounds more than in former years at HHH. Cheapest flight is 140 Euros per person. Considering the problems we had last year getting our festival passes its just not worth the substantial costs. Too bad :roll:
Just checked my records:
2010, it was 66 Euros/night for a double.
2011 we payed 67 Euros/night for a double room
2012 it was 79 Euros/night but in one of the very small twin rooms
2013 would be 85 Euros/night for the double
Talk about rising prices...

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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by Kris » Fri May 10, 2013 12:16 pm

HHH isn't my first choice but what other options are there. I've stayed at Rosebery Halls and that wasn't much better tbh but Holborn has the location. If I had the money to stay somewhere decent I would but you aint gonna see change out of £100 a night at a travelodge either.

It is a dump, the facilities are minimal but as was said earlier it's just a place to sleep. A cooked breakfast and wifi (even at a small charge) would be a bonus tho.
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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by mike108 » Wed May 22, 2013 4:59 pm

Travelodge in covent garden isn't as bad as you might think if you book early, currently £268 for 5 nights, double room

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Post by DJBenz » Thu May 23, 2013 9:03 am

mike108 wrote:Travelodge in covent garden isn't as bad as you might think if you book early, currently £268 for 5 nights, double room
Last year I paid £284 for four nights at the Park Plaza Riverbank (Albert Embankment) through Hotwire. It was about 1.5 miles away, walking through Westminster mostly which felt quite safe, but the night bus went from just round the corner from the Empire and cost a quid I think (on Oyster card). Will check out the Travelodge in CG, thanks for the heads up.

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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by Rue-morgue Jay » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:10 pm

People on here who are whining about HHH being dodgy confuse me. yeah, last year's price hike was just wrong but it's all about the films kids, all i want is a bed to crash in and something to eat in the morning to power me up and the HHH has that for me in spades. Hell, i got a room there for september 13th to go to a gig and it's still only £40?!

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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by Wulfster » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:55 pm

mike108 wrote:Travelodge in covent garden isn't as bad as you might think if you book early, currently £268 for 5 nights, double room
Yeah, I've stayed there a couple of times for the fest and other city-based shenanigans. It's about as cheap as you can get for a "named" hotel in the capital and quite convenient. Rooms are boxy, but they're en-suite and comfy.

The only thing with me, as I live 30 miles outside the capital, I only stay overnight if I want to catch the films that run into the wee small hours. My last trains are around midnight, so I can commute easily if I don't see the "late" films. So I always wait until I've seen the full line-up before I book any rooms. Might sound petty, but I've been "burnt" by the likes of "Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror" :roll: and other "quirky" Asian offerings, that I would rather catch up with on DVD (or not see at all *cough*Snoop*cough*), rather than pay for a nights accommodation. Having said that, as the quality of the midnight films were staggering last year ("Maniac" / "Grabbers" ), I'll probably being having to do some last-minute research to get a room.

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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by FranksWildYears » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:07 pm

I got the Kings Cross Tune Hotel at £195 for five nights, which is twenty quid more than I paid last year. Fifteen minutes max on the night bus and then five minutes walk to get back - spotless, modern, private and fantastic beds/shower; would recommend to anybody who wants to spend their down time like a member of the human race, although it's gone up since to £250. You can walk down on the mornings in twenty-twenty five minutes or so if you can be bothered.

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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by TheDukeAbides » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:43 am

Rue-morgue Jay wrote:People on here who are whining about HHH being dodgy confuse me. yeah, last year's price hike was just wrong but it's all about the films kids, all i want is a bed to crash in and something to eat in the morning to power me up and the HHH has that for me in spades. Hell, i got a room there for september 13th to go to a gig and it's still only £40?!

Remember children, all you need is something rest your head for a few hours, if the pillows are too thin bring your own, i bring an extra from home and i'm juts ducky! :green:
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I seldom travel without a pillow of my own, or at the very least my own pillow case.

But most of my travel accommodation is generally hostels anyway - any food on top is always a bonus, even if it only stretches to toast.

My room is booked, my travel is too - roll on next Saturday.

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Post by Wiltaim » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:09 pm

HHH booked already and also Eurostar ... so I will be there
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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by DJBenz » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:14 pm

Rue-morgue Jay wrote:People on here who are whining about HHH being dodgy confuse me. yeah, last year's price hike was just wrong but it's all about the films kids, all i want is a bed to crash in and something to eat in the morning to power me up and the HHH has that for me in spades. Hell, i got a room there for september 13th to go to a gig and it's still only £40?!
Regardless, I'd rather pay a little more and not stay in a dive. I know it's only to crash, but there's always a chance you might want to go and take some time out.

Plus, the possibility of shared bathroom facilities in student halls makes me :o

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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by Charlie » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:05 pm

We booked HHH. Booked train tickets. Just gotta get the festival tickets now :)

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Re: ACCOMMODATION 2013!!

Post by Kris » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:27 pm

If there was a reasonable alternative to HHH then i'd snap it up but travelodge at £268 - no thanks

Next year I may stay somewhere further out and report back, £1.20 on the bus for a short journey is at least a price worth paying for something good

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