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Imperial/ National Hotel

22 Mar 2007 ~*Alex*~ said

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I'm looking at staying somewhere near to Contiki Basement the night before the tour leaves.<BR><BR>Does Contiki offer any discounted rates for certain hotels?<BR><BR>Where do most people stay? I'll be with a family friend a few days before the tour leaves, but i'd prefer to stay close to the basement on the night before...<BR><BR>Thanks <img src="http://connect.contiki.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smiler" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::)-->
  • 27 Mar 2007 Ashley-L said

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    I ended up booking a twin share room and it cost me $100 CAD

  • 28 Mar 2007 ~*Alex*~ said

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    Ok, i just booked my pre-tour stay at the Royal National. Not sure on costs yet, but i’ll let you know when i know.

    It doesn’t matter if you book your room seperate from your tour. I booked/ paid for my tour in january. My travel agent is organising it through Contiki, so i’ll still get the cheaper rates, and will be sharing with other random contiki-ers.

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  • 2 Apr 2007 mrstrong said

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    We’ve been quoted $75/night per person for twinshare, so $150 a night for 2 people. Does that sound right? I thought most places would have just charged for the room?

  • 2 Apr 2007 ~*Alex*~ said

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    yeah, you would think places would just charge for a room!! I’m paying $75/night for the triple share…

  • 2 Apr 2007 ashleightara said

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    From what I understand they don’t charge for the room so that they can group you together with ‘strangers’ like on Contiki.

  • 2 Apr 2007 ~*Alex*~ said

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    yeah, that’s why i’m booked in the night before the tour goes. I have family in London, but i thought it would be so much less rush if i stayed next to the basement. That way i don’t have to worry about catching trains or running late!!!

  • 8 Apr 2007 *nikki_adelaide* said

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    has anyone used the laundry facilities at the royal national?

    i will be staying there for a week before my tour and would like to so some washing before my tour starts…has anyone used these? remember what the cost was? or would it be better to find a laundromat type place around?

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