Saturday 16th February

Saturday 16th February


Started our search for a replacement of Colin’s laptop which is slowly dying. Had to rule out a tower pc as the cheap ones don’t have wifi. So tomorrow we will be looking for a new laptop.


Continued our “mattress run” by checking in at the Hampton by Hilton, about 200 metres from our flat!


Pleasant and efficient welcome. Although we had a pre-paid booking, they hadn’t actually taken the money which was a bit confusing. Top floor room with not much of view (not really surprising as this is Croydon!). Room was small but clean. Wifi worked quite well. I found the bed was comfortable but the size of the room meant it would not have been a pleasant stay for more than one night. We were continually getting in each other’s way.  Breakfast was what you’d expect: not spectacular but nothing wrong with it, although the eating area was quite small so people were overflowing into the main reception and bar to have breakfast. The information booklet in the room did not really have any truly local transport information – it only mentions East Croydon (just up the road) and Heathrow and Gatwick airports. What about West Croydon, the trams and local buses? Hotel is in a good location to get to central London and a short walk from the shops of Croydon.


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