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General Chat Thread, Hotels for BETT 2013 in General; Just been told to book a room for BETT, but they all appear to be full! Can anyone recommend a ...
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    Hotels for BETT 2013

    Just been told to book a room for BETT, but they all appear to be full!

    Can anyone recommend a hotel that is not too far away? Or perhaps I can get the tube to and from easily?

    TIA

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    Which direction are you travelling from? Your best best is probably to look at Trip Advisor for hotels in your budget near the rail terminal you arrive at in London.

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    Coming from Worcestershire so could come in by train or by car (would prefer train though as I can have a nap..!) Havent got a budget - it is kinda whatever it costs... but I need to be at BETT both days...

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    I assume you'll come into Euston, which is geographically not ideal for ExCeL.

    I think you need to consult the TfL Underground Map, TfL Journey Planner and Trip Advisor Hotels around ExCeL to see what works out best for you.

    Have you tried all the ones on the ExCeL list of hotels?

    If nobody is able to come up with other recommendations, I would suggest trying the Trip Advisor forums.

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    After my experience with a London hotel I would always go for a chain hotel but avoid Travelodge. Definitely look at trip advisor though

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    All the ones around ExCeL will be full of exhibitors in most cases as we are usually too tired to play queue for the Tube / Taxi / Bus (or in ExCeL's case DLR) at the end of the day (speaking from experience here as the EG team have done that in the past and the Taxi queue was bigger than food queue at "lunchtime"!) so lots stay within easy walk / stroll of the venue.

    The DLR to ExCeL (Custom House) is a very reliable and good service and now that ExCeL has 3 DLR stops at different points of the area you can get in and out even easier than ever before (thanks to the Olympics for the improvements to the area) so don't be too worried about being out of the area so to speak as transport in is easy enough

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    There is an Ibis hotel (Ibis ExCeL London) right outside the entrance of ExCeL and is very reasonably priced.

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    booked the Premier inn at London Straford, its only 10 mins away on the DLR, colleague from another school booked last week and their seem to be plenty of rooms still available.

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    Cheers, gone for the premier inn at Greenwich. 30 mins away on The DLR...

    Got breakfast and dinner in there as well

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    I'm just looking into prices now to get across from N.Ireland to the BETT show... debating going for a few nights (work will pay for 1 night accomodation + flights + travel costs) and I'll pay for an extra night etc.... can't decide whether to go for 1 night or 2 lol!

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    Hi, We are staying at the London City Airport Travelodge and there are still rooms available at £73per room.

    As we all know, they are not the best hotels in the world but they are usually clean and it is very close to the venue.

    Enjoy the rest of your break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattianuk View Post
    Cheers, gone for the premier inn at Greenwich. 30 mins away on The DLR...

    Got breakfast and dinner in there as well
    This is we're we opted for, allows quick access to the rest of London for a few beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    This is we're we opted for, allows quick access to the rest of London for a few beers.
    Loooks like a few of us in there! Thats where we have booked as well. Didnt realise it was 30min on DLR, looks alot shorter distance on a map.

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    that's what TfL said, but they usually over estimate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    This is we're we opted for, allows quick access to the rest of London for a few beers.
    Oooh! Lets just say you are very, very close to us

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