Looking out on to Leiths stunning waterfront The Malmaison Hotel has located perfectly just minutes away from many of the top bars and restaurants that Edinburgh has to offer. As well this it is only a few miles away from all of the top attractions in Edinburgh such as Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace making this the perfect place to stay when you are visiting the Capital.
Bar and Restaurant
Although situated close to a number of top bars in Edinburgh the Cocktail Bar at the Malmaison is up there with the best of them in is ever popular with both guests and members of the public who want to relax and sip cocktails in a classy venue. During the summer months, the waterfront terrace is open and is the perfect place to catch some sun whilst hanging out with friends and enjoying a few drinks.
As well as the popular Cocktail Bar, the Chez Mal Brasserie at the Malmaison is the perfect place to relax and grab a mouth-watering lunch or dinner from the wonderful menu on offer. Also on offer at the hotel is some wine tasting where you and friends can try some of the finest wines from all over the world and gain knowledge on them by listening to the chief sommelier.
The Malmaison has over 100 wonderfully designed and modern rooms and suites available. These rooms and suites all come with great perks such as free Wifi, 24-hour room service and also same day laundry service so not to worry andy problems and the staff at the Malmaison will be on hand day or night to help you out. A key feature in the rooms at the hotel is the furniture. The stunning and modern furniture supplied and fitted by Lakeland Furniture adds that touch of class to the rooms and will make your stay that bit more luxurious.
If you would like to book a room at the Malmaison Hotel then please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Welcome to room 707 at the Hampton by Hilton, on Broad Street in Birmingham, UK. There is two of us staying here for one night, bed and breakfast. And with a NHS discount this room has costs with breakfast for two people, £93 in total. Which to be fair for Birmingham, it’s not the cheapest city to stay in, with breakfast included it’s not bad.
So upon entering the room just here, immediately to your left there is a couple of drawers in like a bit of a wardrobe space. And a safe that you put your own code in, above it. On the other side is a huge mirror, massive. And a couple of plug sockets immediately next to the flat screen LG TV. Tea and coffee making facilities. A little work station area. Mirror, again. Chair with a foot stool and a very nice, plump double bed. Nice bit of artwork above it. It’s a very tidy room, it’s not a huge room but it’s spacious enough. And the furnishings are very nice and up to date. You can see on the left side there, there is a telephone clock radio type thing, actually it’s not a telephone, it’s just a clock radio. A plug socket on that side of the bed. And a plug socket on that side of the bed, and that is in fact where the telephone is, just there.
So good in terms of facilities, a nice room with a high floor and a view. Well we’ve got room on the 7th floor, and it’s night time there’s not … the most amazing views. It is raining, it’s the middle of winter. But there you go. Birmingham by night. Okay. So … oh, and there’s also air conditioning for your comfort. All right.
So we’ll look in the bathroom. So the bathroom is white, and bright, and shiny, and all right. See the clean shower, you got shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Interesting, this is quite a nice thing. The taps are there, so you’re not having to stand under the shower and get freezing cold water blasts when you turn it on. That’s well thought out. A couple of hooks, we like hooks. And then down here you will see that the shower is a proper shower, a nice big shower tray. No bath, no step over. Just a very small step up. Another mirror. Redwood Originals, Sons of Anarchy. And then down here we’ve got a nice sink, speckled. And a toilet, towels, etc., etc.
So, all and all, [inaudible 00:03:54] is so far. I’m going to have a [inaudible 00:03:59] shower and do a little bit more filming, and see the sights of Birmingham tonight. We’re off to see Lady Gaga. See you later, kids.
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Okay, so it’s Luxury Fred and our London Luxury Adventure continues with what has to be the most spectacular, the most beautiful, most epic view from a hotel suite here in London. And where are we? We are at the fabulous, beautiful Shangri-La London at The Shard. And in case you didn’t know, The Shard is the tallest building in Europe, and it creates hotel rooms for the Shangri-La with these incredible views. So we’re here on the 39th floor in one of the hotel’s three Signature Suites, and this is the Shangri-La Suite. So I’m going to give you a tour of these amazing views along with this beautiful suite.
So the suite was actually designed by a company that designs yachts because they specialize in putting a perfect amount of luxury into a specifically confined space. So it makes sense to use a company like that to design a hotel room when you have a limited amount of space like this. Obviously this is a big suite, but still, you have specific restrictions in terms of where the walls are and things like that. So as you can see, we have this beautiful dining room here, and this suite comes with its own kitchen and little pantry here. So normally when a guest is staying in the Shangri-La Suite, they always meet with the private chef or one of the chefs that work here at the Shangri-La, decide what they’d like to eat, and then the chef can go about five minutes away to the Borough Market, which is an amazing food, and produce, and meat market here in London, they can outfit the pantry with everything that the guest specifically wants and prepare bespoke meals for them during their stay.
So here we have the dining room area. Again, that was the little kitchen and pantry over there. So from the dining room, we have some of these iconic views. We have Canary Wharf in the distance. Of course Tower Bridge there, the Tower of London. Right across the way here we have what’s known as the City of London, which features some of London’s iconic buildings. Across there we have The Walkie Talkie, behind that, The Cheese Grater, and then to the right of that, The Gherkin. And again, we are inside London’s tallest and most iconic skyscraper, The Shard.
So as you can see, we have this amazing living room area just surrounded by glass that kind of protrudes from the side of the suite, giving you three walls of glass to view London. All the rooms here at the Shangri-La come with binoculars so that you can admire the views, and the suites come with these spotting scopes like telescopes so you can see off into the distance. And you can see that we have this incredible view both of the city of London and London in the foreground, and then off into the English countryside on the horizon there. So again, we have city of London, the iconic buildings there, HMS Belfast on the river, Tower of London, Tower Bridge.
Again, this is the Shangri-La Suite here at the Shangri-La London at The Shard. Tell me that’s not a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the views. Leather chaise lounge. So looking further down the river, the smoke stack, the chimney there is The Tate Modern, and you can just see The London Eye and off to the left is Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster and Houses of Parliament.
Continuing on the tour, leaving the dining room here and the living room. Moving on into the office and the work area. Again, surrounded by glass. All the furnishings, chairs and things like that, are custom made for the suite. You even have a little watch case for your watches. And moving on into this fabulous bedroom with not just a king size bed, an emperor size bed. And just check out the amazing views of St. Paul’s Cathedral right from your bed. And it doesn’t end here. We have a large walk-in closet and wardrobe here. And ending the tour here in the beautiful bathroom. And how about that tub?
And I’ve learned that the designers used this special marble called Wasabi Marble, which has these plant images or plant-like images or veins in it, and they found it was so beautiful that the bathroom didn’t need any artwork, that this Wasabi Marble is the artwork and focused the bathroom design to feature it. So again, Luxury Fred here in the fabulous Shangri-La Suite at the Shangri-La London at The Shard.
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There’s the Surtees sign on Dean Street, above the green [inaudible 00:00:17]. But to get to it, on foot, don’t go down there. Go on the archway here and turn right.
Welcome to room four of the Surtees Hotel in Central Newcastle upon Tyne, Northern England. I’ve just arrived. Had a fairly traumatic time finding it with my luggage. I ended up going the … lallying up lots of steps with the suitcase when I didn’t need to. Not every well-explained information wise on getting here but I managed it in the end.
I’ve checked into my room. The receptionist was very friendly and I’ve paid 45 pounds per night with booking.com for this room, no breakfast included. It’s 7.50 if I want to have it.
So what do we get? Well first of all, we get this massive bed. Three pillows wide. That’s pretty good. I’m fairly impressed with the size of the bed and the room deco? Well, it’s green. I’m not going to say. They’re going for boutique-style. They’re not quite there yet. There you go. A little bedside light on. It’s a pretty old building. In fact, it’s a very old building and it’s a bit … to be honest, it’s a bit worn around the edges and a bit grubby in places and to try and polish this into a boutique-style hotel is something of a challenge. They’re halfway there but they’re certainly, by no means, finished. The lift itself is archaic. I’ll show you in a little while. I don’t like it at all. I know it’s an original feature but I really don’t like it. I’m glad I’m on the first floor because I probably won’t use it again after I filmed it next.
So the rooms are very high. You can see we got this very green theme going on. I feel like I’m inside a pea. I asked for a room on a high floor with a nice view and I got a room on the first floor with a carpark view. Nice.
So what else do we get in the room? Well, we got a flat screen TV, just here. Tall mirror here. Cloaked sockets down there. More cloaked sockets near the door so that’s four in the main room. Another one down there. Five in the main room. So in fact, seven in the main room. So that’s plenty of plug sockets for people with things to charge like phones, et cetera.
Other than the TV, the other features include the full-length mirror, the little radiator which for it size is surprisingly long. The room is extremely warm and it’s very cold outside. You need to use your … a card to get the electric working. It’s just for the electric. It’s a separate key, obviously, to get in the room.
There’s a desk with kettle and tea and coffee making bits and pieces there. There’s also information about Newcastle and the hotel itself just there. And then we have the bathroom which is a small room, just to point out, a very small room but definitely the best feature is that massive bed.
So the bathroom, again, they’ve gone for the ultra modern boutique style so we’ve got the very nice sink and a brown theme going on here. Shaving plugs. Toiletries, freebies just there. Here’s your little toilet. Mirror. Hello. Nice big shower head. I like that. That’s a good feature which I’m hoping gives me a nice rainforest type shower and the bath underneath. No non-slip mat so that’s an issue. And … oh, towels. I was going to say no towels but there they are. Plenty of towels actually on the bed.
So I’m impressed with the bed. I’m impressed with some of the design and décor features such as the bed head at the end there and the curtains are nice on the curtain pull. But as for the rest of the building, I’m going to reserve judgment for the time being and sort of see if it grows on me over the next 24 hours.
And just here, we have the wardrobe which isn’t a wardrobe. It’s a just place to put luggage which I have done. So I’m not quite sure what this diagram’s mean to represent. Perhaps it’s the fire escape route. I’m in four. I need to go out and turn left apparently. I’m pretty sure that isn’t compliant with health and safety laws but I think I get it.
All right. I’ll show you around some of the other parts of the hotel.
Okay, I’m just in the bathroom and I’d like to point out a little feature I didn’t point out earlier. And that’s the back of the bathroom door which somebody’s nicely kicked in it looks. So not very good. Does make you have a bit of confidence issues in your room when leaving stuff in your room when you’ve got people in there doing stuff like that.
Let’s get you around the corridors. A bit of a maze. And apparently during nighttime, this door locks to stop people getting out of the lift and to the rooms and there’s a code that I don’t see how or where. Oh, there it is. There’s a code there and a keypad, okay.
So this is the lift. You can see they refabbed the outside. It’s a part of the cage. So you’re going to press the call button. And then you can see what happens here. So you’ve got to open that one and that one and this one out. It might like fun because it’s an original feature, et cetera. When you’ve got suitcases and stuff, it was a pain in the backside to be on this. Now nothing’s happening. The lift was manufactured in 1923. It is preserved with national heritage. And if you don’t close both doors, other people can’t use it. So I’m not sure what’s going wrong here. Let’s try again. Here we go. Gee. All right.
So it sounds busy enough down here.
So back to character, just not for practical.
So that’s my hotel outside at night. And my room is the one to the left of the peaked arch at the bottom.
Hi, everyone. I’m Emma, and today I will be showing you some clips that I’ve put together of a hotel that we stayed in back in April of this year. The hotel is called the Clayton hotel, which is in Birmingham in England. This was our second stay at this hotel, and we will definitely be returning in the future due to it being so close to the Bullring Shopping Center and central Birmingham.
When you check into the hotel, you will b given a card, which is a key to your room. You can put this card into the wall, which will then operate your lights, air conditioning, and also the heating. I’m now going to show you the Executive Room. We stayed in a City Room on a previous stay. The only different that I could find between the two rooms is that the Executive Room seemed to have better furnishing.
As you can see, the room is of a good size. It comes with a large, comfy bed, night furnishings, and also soft lighting. We found that the room is kept to a very high standard and is very clean. They cater for people here like to read with bedside lamps, and they also provide some magazines that contain information around what is happening in Birmingham at the current time.
In this room, there is a feature wall, and the bed actually sits proud of the wall itself. Behind the wall, there is a wardrobe which contains a full size iron and ironing board, a small amount of hangers, some extra towels, and also a full size hair dryer.
In the Executive Room, there is a 40 inch TV which is mounted to the wall. I think this helps make the room feel a lot bigger rather than having a separate unit just for the TV to stand on. This room has some extra seating area, which is a bonus, and also the key features of this room is the telephone system. You’re able to call for room service, check the weather forecast, operate the lighting system, turn the do not disturb sign on or off, and it also contains some extra information about the hotel that you can read up on.
All rooms come with tea and coffee making facilities, and in our room there was free, complimentary bottles of water. Below there is a separate cupboard to put your belongings away, and underneath that there is a safe, which is complimentary to use. I must add that wifi is available in the room and is also free of charge.This was the view from our room, and as you can see, the Bullring Shopping Center is not too far away from the hotel. To the left the Bullring center, you can see the Selfridges’ car park. If you use this car park, I recommend that you ask the reception staff at the hotel to validate your ticket. This will reduce the cost down to five pound per exit. This is regardless of whether you stay for one night or a week, so it’s really good value for money.
There is a desk area in the room with the added bonus of quite a large mirror and also a lamp. The hotel provides you with details on how to use the technology in the room and also in-room dining information. As this was our second stay at this hotel, it was really nice to have a little personalized note from the manager herself. Next to the desk area is sockets and ports to plug in your electronic devices.
The next part of the room tour is the bathroom, which in my opinion, is the best part of the room. There is a large mirror that doesn’t steam up and a very modern tap and sink. Hand soap, a shower cap, and tissues are provided. There is a shaving point on the wall. There’s also speakers in the bathroom which links up to the channel that is playing on the TV in the main room. This is the volume control that operate the speakers. As you can see, the bathroom is kept to a very high standard and is very clean. There is a modern toilet and also a large walking shower. The shower is very easy to operate using the dials on the wall. There is two attachments to the shower: one overhead and the other to the side. There’s also a small bottle of shower gel and shampoo provided.
There is a gym on site, which is open 24 hours a day where treadmills, cycle machines, and weights are available to be used. Water and towels are provided, and music is played through built in speakers.
Next, I’m going to show your what is on offer during breakfast. Breakfast is an optional extra to your booking, and hopefully I can help you decide whether or not you want to opt for this added extra. Breakfast is provided on a buffet basis, so should you be extra hungry, there is nothing stopping you going back for more. There is an English breakfast offered which consists of sausages, bacon, scrambled egg, fried egg, baked beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, and hash browns. A selection of bread is available along with a range of jams, and a toaster is also provided for your use. Muffins, pastries, and croissants are offered as well as a selection of fruit, ham, and cheese. A choice of cereals is available, and tea and coffee is also provided.
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And we get to the reception. And that’s the bar and Dukes restaurant.
Welcome to the Pullman Hotel, this is the executive suite. As you walk in there’s a small room of the toilet, with a sink and a jazzy mirror. You carry on walking through and there’s a liver bird cushion by Roxiie’s treasures. It’s quite amazing how big this room actually is, because being a suite, it actually feels like a studio apartment. This is a sculpture by a famous artist. So we carry on walking through and we’ve got a bit of a desk area where there’s a magazine and some information from the hotel. We’ve got this private room which is set off from the rest of the suite, with a table and chairs where you can have something to eat. And a lounge area with the television, coffee table, and another liver bird cushion. And some lovely pieces of artwork. So we carry on through to the main part of the suite which is the bedroom, where we have quite a big sized tele and a lovely big, huge bed which is looking out onto the BT convention center and the Liverpool wheel.
So if we come round again, you get all your coffee and wine and all the refreshments in the room. And you’ve got the bedside telephone and docking stations. So here we are with more of Iron Men cushions and the Liverpool skyline cushions from Roxiie’s treasures on the sofa. And then you have a selection of magazines to read while you’re here at the Pullman with your stay. So we go into the main bathroom now, you have his and hers sinks, and a large selection of towels. And you have a very nice, deep bath to relax in while you’re here in Liverpool. And then you’ve got his and hers bathrobes to enjoy, and then you’ve got an extra toilet and a big, big shower to enjoy. So hopefully you will come and visit the Pullman hotel, this is the biggest room in the hotel so I hope you enjoy and check them out.
So next to the Pullman Hotel is the exhibition center, Liverpool. So this is the river Mersey, and as you can see it’s a lovely day, there’s the BT convention center. As you can see the Albert dock is nearby to the Pullman Hotel as well, with a variety of shops, tourist information. Also nearby is the Liverpool big wheel and the Echo arena, which hosts a number of concerts and comedy acts.
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If I say staying in London is a very expensive thing to do, that will surprise absolutely no one. I think everybody knows that. But it is possible to do it on a budget. It just depends on where you look for your accommodation. If you’re on holiday, one of the best places you can stay in terms of area is South Kensington, because there is so much here. But it is going to be very expensive to stay here and it’s not possible on a budget. At least you’d think so because there is a very surprising accommodation block here which is enabling all holiday makers to stay at a fairly reasonable price and I’m going to show you what that looks like.
Now this looks like a really nice hotel slap bang in the middle of London, when in fact it is Imperial College’s four star student accommodation. Bet you didn’t think I was going to say that. Fun fact, my career background was higher education, and I used to work for Imperial College London, but never saw the student accommodation, you know, not being a student and all.
The first room I got to see was a shared twin and it was intriguing to me to see, because to me this room feels really American because I don’t remember having dual beds when I was at university myself, but in America we did have the setup for on campus accommodation, so it’s really interesting to see it here in the UK.
The room was even kitted out with tea and coffee making facilities and the bathroom was a pretty decent size as well I thought. They had cute Imperial branded shampoos and soaps and conditioners, which I asked and they don’t give these to the students. You only get them if you’re a guest during the summer. For me, the highlight of this room was definitely the view because it was so adorable. You can see the back streets on the roofs of London.
The next one was an individual single, and look how much light is coming in through these windows. It’s absolutely incredible. I had no idea that Imperial had four star accommodation that looked like this. Definitely better than my university days.
Imperial College is all about minimizing your carbon footprint and so they’ve even got signs up to help you with that. The bathroom seemed a little bigger than the twin, but the shower was still exactly the same and this room even had a window that didn’t open all the way but was so nice to open because of the breeze that then came through. I
t’s so light and airy in here and it’s great to be able to open the window a little bit to let some breeze because it is kind of hot, this English summer. Yeah, it’s a really, really cute room. I kind of wish this had been my uni room. I’d have been so happy with this.
And in terms of a room for going on holiday, it’s just got everything. Like I never really thought about it before. But yeah, university room, as soon as it’s kitted out with the bedding and the bathroom stuff, it has everything that you actually need to enjoy the rest of London. Plus, to be honest, you don’t really spend as much time in the hotel or you shouldn’t really when you’re on holiday or vacationing in London. You should be out and about doing things, so it’s just a really nice place to crash at the end of a really fun day out.
If you’re traveling with someone and don’t mind sharing a bed or you just want to spread out a little bit more, they have a double option, which I thought was very nice, again, but they also have a premiere double. There is so much space and for this kind of sized room in another hotel in South Kensington, it would cost you an arm and a leg.
Like the other bedrooms it was kitted out with the bedding and the towels and it had a nice size bathroom. Amazing. The single bedroom is really great and manageable and will be cheaper than this because this is a premiere double. But the room in here is phenomenal, doesn’t even look like students were ever here. That’s the amazing thing. You know like students tack up things on the walls and they ruin everything. I can say this having been a student and having worked at lots of different universities in hall director roles, but yeah, you know students do all kinds of stuff to their rooms to modify and make it their own and it doesn’t look like a student was ever here.
Another benefit of staying in Imperial student accommodation is the fact that there is a bar just downstairs. East Side I’ve gone to many a time as a worker, so it was so strange to be back, but it’s got such a good vibe.
Everybody’s there having a drink, having a chat, just so cool, and so convenient. An extra add-on you can opt in for is access to the gym as well. Again, it’s in the same area of Princess Gardens so you don’t have to go far and you don’t have to miss out on your exercise regime. It’s super modern and compared to other gyms, it is so, so cheap. It is such a good deal.
If I haven’t convinced you yet that’s staying in student accommodation on a budget is amazing, just look how well connected this place is. You could go to Imperial College because it’s just here, but I don’t know why you would want to on your holiday. You might be more interested in Hyde Park, which is literally just up there. Or, there’s even more down this way.
Literally just down the road you have the Science Museum, which pulls in massive crowds. It’s such a big draw. You also have the V&A Museum if you’re feeling particularly artistic, and then my favorite museum, probably of all the big ones that you have in London, the Natural History Museum. Seriously, seriously go. It’s so incredible.
Because I used to work at Imperial College I know this area fairly well and I can definitely recommend a few restaurants in this area. There are loads of places along Gloucester Road. I put a link to the description of an article that I’ve actually written about it already, but here specifically near South Kensington Station, here are a few recommendations.
For a really good Thai meal, I would recommend Thai Square. There are always people sitting outside Pierino, and it is great particularly in the summer months so that you can sit outside. Tombo is a friend of mine’s absolute favorite Japanese restaurant in London. Down the south end of Exhibition Road there are a lot of restaurants. There’s lots of choices for you to choose from and there are also some little individual places where they sell chocolate and ice creams and just many things for snacks.
But the restaurant I would recommend here is Comptoir Libanais. I absolutely love it. Not sure if I’m pronouncing it correctly though. So if staying at Imperial College’s accommodation block is at all of interest to you, I’ve got all the links you need in the description below. Totally check it out before you book your next trip here to London.
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Now, recently a friend of mine was in London and didn’t know which tube ticket to buy or whatever it is that you use to travel on the buses and tubes in London. If you’re from the UK, you can just use your contactless credit card, about which more later, but if you’re from abroad and you’ve just arrived and you don’t know where you live, what your name is, where you’re going, and you probably don’t want to pile all those foreign bank fees on your transactions, so it’s probably easier to get an Oyster card.
Now, don’t be that person who hangs around for ages and gets in everybody’s way. First thing you want to do is come over here and hit get new card. You can decide here how many cards you want, but there’s only one of me so I want one new Oyster card. Hit confirm.
You don’t have to decide how much money you want to put onto your Oyster card.
It’s pay as you go, so it depends on how many journeys you do per day, and then you’ll cap it as a day travel card.
Now, a lot of people panic when they first arrive in London at Heathrow for example, and they say, “Look, do I buy a weekly pass or do I buy a pay as you go top up pass?”
Now, I think the best thing to do is when you arrive, just stick £15 credit onto an Oyster card and then that buys you some time to decide what kind of journeys you’re going to be making after.
So, it’s only £15. The Oyster card is a £5 deposit, which you pay, and then your pay as you go credit which you’re going to have is £15. So, altogether will be £20.
Now, don’t worry. You’ll get your deposit back when you return your card, plus any unused credit, as long as it’s under £10.
And voila, my nice fresh Oyster card ready for use.
Now, the left side of the escalator is for people who’re much busier than you. So, as far as Londoners are concerned, if you’re standing on the wrong side, you basically have no human rights and you will be plowed out of the way by people like me.
Excuse me, can you get out of the way, please? You’re on the wrong side of the escalator. So, did you honestly not notice that everyone was-?
All right. It’s pretty obvious that I didn’t see the signs. Sorry.
On no account must you speak to anybody. Make sure that you keep your headphones in.
Your next station is Angel.
You’re not allowed to speak to me.
We’re in London.
You’re not a Londoner?
No. So, that’s why we’re talking to you. We’re from the North.
All right. I keep meeting Northerners. What’s going on? They actually speak to you on the tube. You really are amateur? You haven’t even got your headphones in.
No, we don’t pay for [crosstalk 00:02:25].
No, no [crosstalk 00:02:26]-
We guess train order?
Amateur. Excuse me, I’m going to stare at my phone now.
Don’t worry. Carry on.
So, if you’re in a real hurry, you can just swipe your credit card or your debit card as long as it’s got this contactless symbol on it. Now, that will work in exactly the same way as the pay as you go credit on an Oyster card, but you don’t have to top this up on the machine or anything. You just take it and you just scan it straight onto the machine. Don’t be one of those people who gets in the way and stands in front of the ticket gate. Sorry.
Remember, you can’t use cash on the bus, so you’ve got to use your card.
Now, the thing about the Oyster is that you can use it again, and again, and again. If you use is say, 50 times in one day, it won’t go above a certain amount, so you can just using it all day long. They call it a capping. I think it’s about six or seven quid or something.
I particularly like the number 15 bus, because you can get one of these old Routemasters, and they’re really good. They follow a route all the way from Trafalgar Square past the Royal Courts of Justice, the Monument, Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop, and then it finishes up by the Tower of London. There is so much more space on these as well. I just feel so much more comfortable and you can even open the window here. Look at that.
I hate those horrible new ones. These seats over here in the corner is what my friend used to call it the molester’s seat. Weirdos and pervs used to sit in this one. I rather like it. You can sit at the back of the bus and just sort of observe everybody who gets on from over here.
It’s the last stop please.
The last stop.
Thank you. You can even use it on the boats, but it does cost a little bit more.
You really have to remember to swipe out. It’s very important, otherwise you get charged extra.
And sometimes the gates are already open, and a lot of people think, “I know, I won’t get charged if I just walk straight through.” But that’s not the case. You’ll get charged £8.
Some stations don’t even have ticket gates.
So, make absolutely sure that you do swipe in and out properly, otherwise you can get absolutely skimmed on the fare. Be careful.
You can even use it on the Emirates Airline. Excellent. They cost £3.40 for adults, and £1.70 for a child if you have an Oyster card.
In many ways, there’s no need to pay for one of those expensive guided tour buses. With so many Joolz Guides online, you can just access them on your phone, and with an Oyster card you can get around London for a reasonable price. So, if you enjoy my films, do please subscribe to the channel, and [French 00:05:04].
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Okay. So tonight we’re going to stay at this Ibis in Liverpool. And it’s located right across from the pier. and it’s right on the corner. So it’s situated… This is supposed to be a nice area. It’s supposed to be lit up at night, and it’s supposed to look really pretty. And they have a Ferris wheel across the street. So anyway, that’s where we’re staying for tonight in Liverpool.
We’re in Room 205. And you have-
You lock yourself out.
Hello. You have a key card to use to get in. And it looks very, very modern. This is the restroom, I’m assuming? Yes. Oh wow, that’s cool looking. Look at the floor.
That looks like a mobile home or a camper.
Oh, look at the… It feels like you, it has the shampoo and they’re built in. Which I don’t mind that. And there was the towel for the floor. And then there’s your little toilet. I would rather have plastic caps that are wrapped. I like that. While we’re in Canada’s because they’re wrapped. Their plastic wrap caps. There’s your toilet paper, regular toilet paper. Or you have a towel.
You see the squeeze soap?
Squeeze soap, yeah I saw that in there. There was only one towel in here. I’m wondering if we’ll get another one. If we don’t it’s okay. Okay, so that’s the whole potty area. And here’s the room. We have a good bed. Here’s a mirror, which I look like death.
Oh, we have another towel, yay. Oh, that’s a nice size closet.
Extra pillow. Hairdryer. Coat hangers. Yeah, I really like that closet. So if you’re staying here for a few days, you could just stack everything up.
One thing I like, plugs are where we can reach them.
Yes. I love this area.
The other ones, it has buried underneath the… The last point, was buried underneath. I really like them where you can-
I like this area with the chair. There’s a little [crosstalk 00:02:33] See right there, there’s the… I like that also that the lamps are up here, rather than taking up space on the bedside table. They were taking up space at the last one. Here it has a kettle with teabags and coffee. And here’s the television. Is the cable plugged in?
The cables are actually hooked up.
The cable’s hooked up if we want to watch TV. So here’s what it looks from back here. So it’s a very modern, and I guess that’s their…
Air conditioner. Can you turn on the heat or?
I mean it’s just got warm [crosstalk 00:03:16].
Okay. So there’s the rooms. We’ll have to let you know, do we get breakfast or anything with it, do you know?
It comes with breakfast I think. It’s just like this…
But we do get breakfast here.
We’re getting breakfast.
So I will be showing you tomorrow morning, I will be showing you breakfast. And then I can tell you how we liked the bathroom and the bed and all that stuff. And I’ll let you see where we are. We’re in 205, so we’re only up on the second floor, but this is our view. Really we’re kind of tucked away. We’re right off of the main, I think the main street’s like out this way. But there’s a building there. So really you’re just seeing a side street, but we don’t care. What are we here for? Two nights?
Just one night.
Oh it’s just one night. Oh, that’s right. Just one night. So we’re all here one night anyway, so we don’t care if we’re looking at the lot.
Right we came in on that street.
Right, on this street right here. We don’t care if we’re looking at a parking lot or not for just one night.
So here’s the bar, and here’s seating.
Okay, I just got out of the shower, but there’s a few things that I want to comment on before I forget. Number one, this is an open garbage can. This is what we’re used to in the United States. I really, really like that. It’s easier. You don’t have to push down on anything with your foot. You don’t have to lift up with your hand. You don’t have to touch it at all. You just put the garbage in there. It’s very, very simple. I really like this shower. Oh, and they have the hygiene bags here, just like we’ve seen in other places. You just take a little bag out and put your little feminine products in there if you have them. I really like this shower. This is the first place we’ve been that has not had bathtub. I don’t care. Kevin doesn’t care. We don’t take baths.
I really like this shower head. It goes up and down for Kevin and I. He’s taller, I’m shorter. We can move it up and down, and it comes off. So you can pull the head off of there, and adjust it towards your bottom or adjust it towards wherever you want to adjust it. And you can get anywhere you want to get with that, and then put it right back. So I really like that, because we have one at home like that that comes off.
Also last thing, I really liked this soap. This soap has a great smell to it. It says Planet 21 on the bottom. I guess if you live in the area you’re familiar with this. This is the same thing. I like it that you literally just squeeze it out of here. A little bit comes out. And it’s good for your shampoo, for your body and everything. And I like how it is clear on the side to indicate how much is left. I think that’s just a very nice system. So those were just a couple of things that I noticed I wanted to share with you.
So it is the next morning. We slept at the Ibis that you saw just a few seconds ago. You saw me talking about the shower and the bathroom. The bed was comfortable. It was firm, the mattress was. We had a really comfortable nights stay. It wasn’t as squishy as like Premiere, but it wasn’t as uncomfortable as the last place we stayed. So I would tell you it was a good nights sleep. It really was. It was very, very comfortable. So we are getting ready to go downstairs. You get a continental breakfast. I’m going to show you what you get. I will show you what’s on my plate. And then that will be the end of this review. And then we’re going to someplace new today, and that will start in a new video, even though it’s today. I wanted to finish up this hotel before we move on. So you will a see breakfast, and then there’s going to be a new video. So I hope you keep watching. I hope you’ve enjoyed these.
Okay, so this is the continental breakfast. When you start out getting your plate and your bowl. And Kevin’s going to get mine and his this morning. They have salt and pepper here. Kevin, why don’t you get some salt and pepper? Salt and pepper here. And your utensils. They have mayonnaise, ketchup and HP sauce always. And then over here you can get coffee and juice.
Over here that they have lugs of bread and you can taste your own bread. And then they have jams. And looks like some flour curlos? I don’t know why you would put those. I don’t know why you’d put those in your breakfast. It’s different. They have rice krispies, corn flakes. There’s muffins over there. Oh, oh, they’re empty. So they have double chocolate muffins and toffee muffins. And I do think I’m going to get me a toffee muffin. This is the ham. They just filled it up.
Okay, so I can comment on one thing, is that these have been empty for quite a while. And we’ve been waiting. Everyone else is… A lot of people are seated and eating, and we’ve been waiting for them to come out and put food in these, and it’s been quite awhile. So they’re out of eggs, they’re out of sausages. Yeah, seeing him going through there looking? People want food and there is none.
So this is the coffee machine, and you’ve got to pick which one. Cappuccino and chocolate and like a Mocha or something like that. Black coffee. I’ll pick chocolate.
So they did finally put sausages out there, but they’ve still not put any eggs out of there. So I don’t know if we’ll be having eggs for breakfast this morning.
So this is what the eggs look like. Thank you. We waited about a half an hour for them to get here. They’re very slow.
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The Raddison Blu is a perfect place to set up base whilst on your trip to Glasgow. Situated perfectly in the centre of Glasgow with top restaurants and bars as well as the vibrant Glasgow nightlife only walking distance away. With Glasgow Central station only across the road and the top entertainment venue The SSE Hydro situated only a mile away this is the ideal hotel to meet all your needs whilst in Glasgow . Not to mention the 247 rooms and suites they have to offer ranging from standard rooms to top suites.
Rooms and Suites
The Radisson Blu has lots to offer from the standard room, superior room or premium room which are all fully equipped with Free WiFi, TV with mirror casting and a steam iron and ironing board. If you are searching for that extra bit of luxury then why not book one of the suites, these give you the ultimate luxurious feel. These include the above features included in the standard to premium rooms as well as your own separate sitting area and your own Nespresso coffee machine. However The Apartment is the ultimate home from home. This overlooks the city offering breathtaking views of Glasgow as well as having your own kitchen and two separate lounge areas.
The Grahamston Bar –
At Grahamston bar you can sit and watch the hustle and bustle of the busy Glasgow city centre whilst relaxing and enjoying a bite to eat and and choosing from a number of beers, ales, wines or cocktails. A range of spirits from around the world are also available or if you would like to sample the Scottish culture there is a range of whiskies. This is the perfect place to relax, meet friends, have food or even pop in for a drink after a long day at work to let your hair down. The bar closes at midnight however if you are a guest it is open 24 hours so you can come in for a nightcap after being out enjoying a few drinks or sampling the vibrant Glasgow nightlife.
Collage Corner Bar –
The Collage Corner Bar is a perfect place to nip in grab a bite to eat and drink. With live sports on show and a variety of music you could relax and enjoy a few drinks.
The state of the art bathrooms at the Radisson Blu supplied and installed by Entirely Bathrooms with modern luxurious and top quality appliances. These up to date, high class bathroom appliances from the sinks to the bath will do more that meet every need you have during your stay at the Radisson but will do it to the highest standard. The stunning designs of the showers also supplied and fitted by EntirelyBathrooms provide everything you need. These showers are not only just wonderfully designed but they are also very practical and operate to the utmost efficiency.
If you would like to find out more about this Raddison Blu or book a room then please do not hesitate to contact us.
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