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#1 Rikaitch

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

Not sure if this is the place to post this, so apologies to the mod if it needs to moved.

I might be coming over for a friend's 40th on the first weekend in September, and am looking for somewhere to stay. I've done the queens, which for the price was ok, but it would seem the prices have gone through the roof (180 for 2 rooms for 5 nights 2 years ago compared to 220ish for a double room for 3 nights). I see the travelodge has opened up in Penge, or have been offered the Balham Travelodge for silly money (<£70 for 3 nights) but not sure if I want to go that far. Gonna need a taxi, and I'm guessing that'll need a mortgage, maybe someone can advise. Just want a room, not worried about brekkie, but want to be near CP or South Norwood. Maybe someone knows of a cheap room above a pub?
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

There's this place on Church Rd which seems to have a fair amount of custom - not sure about the rates in Sept http://www.cptower.co.uk/

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:49 PM

It's got to be the Fox Hill b&b
http://www.foxhill-bandb.co.uk/

There's the added bonus of sleeping in one of Pissaro's paintings too:)
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#4 Rikaitch

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

From what I remember Elmo, I'd need a mortgage to stay there!

It's got to be the Fox Hill b&b
http://www.foxhill-bandb.co.uk/

There's the added bonus of sleeping in one of Pissaro's paintings too:)


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:33 PM

Try www.airbnb.com, rikaitch - there's at least one VNer renting out their spare room by the night on there!

PS Where do you live now?

Edited by GillW, 11 July 2012 - 08:35 PM.


#6 Rikaitch

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:01 PM

Thanks GillW. Already had an email from a certain VNer, and waiting for her to get back to me. I now live in the west of Ireland, in Father Ted country. You couldn't get less Norwood if you tried!

Try www.airbnb.com, rikaitch - there's at least one VNer renting out their spare room by the night on there!

PS Where do you live now?


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

That wouldn't be Craggy Island Parochial House would it? - now I wouldn't mind staying there - all that tea!
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#8 Rikaitch

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:08 PM

Not 15 minutes away, and that's the missus and the reason I moved out here :)

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(BTW, the house does tours in the summer, and not surprisingly, is a completely different layout inside.)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:39 PM

Stay inside the Park, in the lodge:
The Lodge at Crystal Palace

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Set in 200 acres of parkland, the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has been with us since 1964. The Lodge, a lone 10-storey tower in grounds, is not only the only way of staying in the park but is remarkably cheap for a hostel whose largest room sleeps just three. Plus, of course, there's the chance to run on the very same track that Usain Bolt has motored down or swim in the pool where Tom Daley dives (be sure to look up). To get in shape first, there's a state of the art gym (payasugym.com). Or you can just enjoy the park's famous dinosaur trail and maze.
Ledrington Road SE19, hostelworld.com, from £20.90pp (including breakfast)


from http://www.guardian....-hostels-london

but PS, I can't find an active listing for it. Maybe I'll go by there in the next few days to see if they are still operating as lodging. I checked them out last summer and they were fine. Now, I think the place is filled with Time Brasiliana..... :)

PPS - here you go....the reviews are probably about on target - its basic but fine if you are a flexible traveller. The rooms I looked at had stupendous views over the downs.
http://www.hostelboo.../63104/reviews/

Edited by Ziwa, 11 July 2012 - 11:51 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

Isn't the lodge full of Brazilians?
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:32 PM

Thanks GillW. Already had an email from a certain VNer, and waiting for her to get back to me. I now live in the west of Ireland, in Father Ted country. You couldn't get less Norwood if you tried!


Hello, not sure if you are referring to me? I have not received a mail from you in response to my PM??

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#12 Rikaitch

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:20 PM

Hello, not sure if you are referring to me? I have not received a mail from you in response to my PM??

...palacegirl :)

I've PMd you. I suspect my emails might not be getting through.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:52 AM

I think there are issues with the PMs. I'm not sure they get through.

On the tower, I'd expect it is full of Brazilians now - that was the big idea of having them stay in CP. But 1st week of Sept it will surely be empty. When I toured it last year, one thing that was very notable is that it was not remotely wheelchair friendly on the upper floors, as there were lots of little sets of steps here and there, leading to rooms on slightly different levels.