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#31 Billy S

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:54 AM

Maybe management policy on switch quantities is: you can't be too careful.

Maybe these switches used to activate the opening of secret panels that lead to secret corridors that take you to the HQ of subterranean crimelords.


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#32 Karen135

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:50 PM

My sister viewed the hotel last week and apparently its all been refurbished!!! Will be staying there in a couple of weeks despite living 10 min away!

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:19 AM

Will be staying there in a couple of weeks despite living 10 min away!

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:18 AM

My sister viewed the hotel last week and apparently its all been refurbished!!! Will be staying there in a couple of weeks despite living 10 min away!


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#35 andreas

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:48 AM

Come now, I know the reviews have been mostly dreadful in the past but let's give the place a chance.

From the outside it looks as if are doing a phased programme of works - and I have it on good authority that some of the Olympic teams will be staying in some of the refurbished rooms in the run up to 2012.
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#36 Nanazola

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:11 AM

Ooh, Olympic teams you say? How exciting. I guess it's so they can use the stadium to practise in. Got any other Olympic-related titbits?

#37 John Greatrex

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:30 AM

During the 1970s when I worked in the Bookings and Admissions Department of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre the Queens Hotel was frequently used to accommodate visiting international sports teams.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:35 PM

Thank god for the tree's planted as it will make it more attractive, I don't think they are asylum seekers but migrant workers staying there. It always seems to be busy probably needs Hotel inspecter to do her stuff and get on TV.

#39 ChewderOde

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:32 AM

They've recently had the outside done with the front wall being renered and painted, added new seating areas outside and I think the buildings had a lick too - all in all it looks pretty smart and much better these days than when it was the "Quality" Hotel - chapeau to whoever is looking after it!

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:49 PM

A friend of mine used to give English lessons to asylum seekers who were housed at the hotel circa 2002.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:30 PM

school lessons! asylum seekers! - maybe it was a "detention" centre - geddit!

#42 rennie

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:57 PM

school lessons! asylum seekers! - maybe it was a "detention" centre - geddit!


Hahaha. I have no idea if this is still the case.

#43 Summit Lover

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:01 PM

It appears to be back to a normal - if mega cheap - hotel now.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:54 AM

maybe cheap - but it brings some decent souls from foreign lands who make church road look busy as they drag their case on wheels in one hand with their map in the other! and have chatted to a few in the White Hart who seem to like the area - I think if you were travelling to London but staying out of town you could do a lot worse than the Queens/Palace - I recently saw some orrible looking b&b near thornton heath station - imagine ending up there!

#45 Sylvester

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:43 PM

Got any other Olympic-related titbits?

Not exactly, but I recall a number of years ago some of the USA athletes, in full team colours, wandered into McDonalds after a Grand Prix meeting and were told they couldn't have a burger as they were just closing - this was about 10 pm. In those days there were hardly any other restaurants in CP. The hungry athletes argued their case with "But c'mon guys, we invented the big Mac!" We felt very guilty as we had already been served having only strolled there from the park ...
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