Subject: Re: need nice London hotel for @130-150 pounds
Hi Cecile

In September, we stayed in a Junior Suite at the Kensington Palace Thistle Hotel, and it was very nice. Service, however, left a lot to be desired. One could see Kensington Palace from the window, and Hyde Park, of course, is just on the eastern end of Kensington Gardens. Location was about 2 blocks from the Kensington High Street Underground stop.

I think you could call Thistle and easily get this rate for a Junior Suite. About the service: as I understand it, poor hotel service is currently quite common in England, where unemployment is extremely low, and low paying jobs don't attract highly motivated employees.

Good luck, Debbie in Pittsburgh