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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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May 5, 2007

And could recommend me a B&B or a hotel located not far away from there. To be quite exact - I have to go to SDL headquarters in Maidenhead.
What I'm looking for is a room with bathroom. I will most probably have a car, so neighbour cities or west location in London could also be interesting.

Thank you for any help
Best regards
Jerzy


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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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list of nearby B&Bs May 5, 2007

Hi Jerzy

I visited SDL a few years ago, and they had supplied me with a list of B&Bs.

I'll send it to you via email

cheers,
Roberta


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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Consider central London May 5, 2007

I am British but I have lived abroad for some time so the information I am giving may be out of date by now. I recall that accomodation in well-off parts of the home counties (such as Maidenhead) was a lot more expensive than central London, and this is probably still the case. If you go to Belgrave Square close to Victoria station in London, you will find dozens of budget hotels in that area. It is very easy to get from London to Maidenhead by train. If you are arriving at Heathrow airport, there are a few budget hotels near Hounslow Central underground station, which is three stations away from Heathrow on the underground.
As I said, I would do some homework and check that this information still applies.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Thank you May 5, 2007

I would gladly consider London as an alternative.
Unfortunately my knowledge of this big city is very limited.
Would you please tell me which parts of the city I shall look for, if I want to be near to its west end?
I remember Paddington beeing a good location for hotels and near to a railway line.
OTOH I will most probably not use rail, but rent a car.
I arrive in Luton and have to go from there to Maidenhead.

Best
Jerzy


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Deschant
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Paddington May 5, 2007

There are a lot of budget hotels and bed&breakfasts near Paddington, and trains from London to Maidenhead depart from Paddington, so I guess this would be your best bet. By the way, to drive in central London (and this includes Paddington AFAIK) you have to pay a "congestion tax" which is about 10 pounds a day I think (more information in http://www.cclondon.com/index.shtml). So that's another thing to worry about if you choose to stay in central London.

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LuciaC
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Near the company May 6, 2007

I would find a B&B near SDL, if I were you. The traffic around London can be a nightmare and is very unpredictable.

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Laura Lucardini  Identity Verified
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Stay nearby May 6, 2007

I live near Maidenhead, and suggest you stay in Maidenhead or one of the neaby villages. As Lucia was saying, you don't want to spend too much time commuting, especially to and from London.

You might find this link useful:

http://www.maidenhead.net/accommodation/

Good luck!

Nearby nice villages/towns (since you'll have a car) are Bray (very small but very pictoresque and quiet) and Windsor (great if you'll have time for some sightseeing/shopping and a little bit of wine&dine!).

[Edited at 2007-05-06 10:22]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Thank you - I think I found what I was looking for May 6, 2007

http://www.raycornerguesthouse.co.uk/
Not far from SDL HQ and with acceptable price.

Now only the question of car rental remains...
Is it better to book upfront from Germany or do so at Luton Airport?

Jerzy


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