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recommendations please!

Éowyn
04-01-2005, 07:33 AM
I need some names of some nearby hotels pelase, cheap ones!

anyone who lives nearby or knows please let me know i'd appreciate it.

ae wowww
04-01-2005, 08:42 AM
I need some names of some nearby hotels pelase, cheap ones!

anyone who lives nearby or knows please let me know i'd appreciate it.

The buses in Nottingham are very good, so doesn't matter if you're a little way away.

This is an Express by Holiday Inn (relatively cheap) in the City Centre: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/925/en/hd/notmm?irs=null

A regular holiday inn, also in the City Centre:
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/925/en/hd/notcy?irs=null

Éowyn
04-02-2005, 12:14 AM
cheers andrew you're legend :) anymore?

ae wowww
04-02-2005, 06:43 AM
cheers andrew you're legend :) anymore?

http://www.premiertravelinn.com/pti/home.do
There are nine Nottingham Premier Travel Inns-if you click the above link, theres a search function to the right. Just type in Nottingham, and you'll see them all :D

Éowyn
04-09-2005, 11:53 PM
again cheers andrew you're a legend :hug:

ae wowww
04-10-2005, 10:19 AM
again cheers andrew you're a legend :hug:

Hehe np.. Let us know how you get on :yeah:

alfonsojose
04-12-2005, 12:55 AM
Which is the best way for traveling to Nottingham from London? Bus, train, plane. I want to be there for SF and F :bounce:

ae wowww
04-12-2005, 08:01 PM
I think train. Only like 2 hours outta London, nice smooth journey, then v short bus journey to outside the grounds.

alfonsojose
04-12-2005, 11:05 PM
I bought a ticket online. I'll be there for the finals :bounce:

ae wowww
04-13-2005, 09:44 PM
You travelling alone Alfie?

joeb_uk
04-13-2005, 10:28 PM
andy you should come to eastbourne and tear up the town with me

Éowyn
04-14-2005, 02:58 AM
I think train. Only like 2 hours outta London, nice smooth journey, then v short bus journey to outside the grounds.

longer than that closer to 3 hours!

alfonsoe if you're going we should meet up :)

Hehe np.. Let us know how you get on :yeah:

ooh the lack of credit card makes it so much fun to book hotels at this rate i'll be going to the tourny and sleeping on the court!

alfonsojose
04-14-2005, 03:40 AM
You travelling alone Alfie?
Probably. I bought a ticket for SFs too :bounce:

alfonsojose
04-14-2005, 03:42 AM
alfonsoe if you're going we should meet up :)

:yeah: :hug:

ae wowww
04-14-2005, 06:26 AM
andy you should come to eastbourne and tear up the town with me

:lol: I should, but it'll probably clash with [more important] mens tennis :D

joeb_uk
04-14-2005, 07:25 AM
big jim will be at nottingham?

ae wowww
04-14-2005, 07:44 PM
Jim might be at Nottingham. Normally he plays s'hertogenbosch.

joeb_uk
04-25-2005, 03:51 PM
Looks like jim only played rosmalen last year, after playing there do you reckon he will be returning or playing nottingham?

jezzaUK
05-16-2005, 11:44 AM
I need some names of some nearby hotels pelase, cheap ones!

anyone who lives nearby or knows please let me know i'd appreciate it.

Should've noticed this sooner - i only live about a mile away from the tennis centre - it's nearer to Beeston than to Nottingham itself, so here's a decent b&b that my parents often use:

http://www.a1tourism.com/uk/hylands.html

It's quite near beeston train station - which you should be able to get to directly from London if your going by train

Alternatively there's this one, which is even close to the station:

http://www.bedandbreakfast-directory.co.uk/uploads/estate/hotels/hotels2984.htm

Both are within walking distance to the tennis centre - if you're prepared to walk just over 1 mile!

joeb_uk
05-16-2005, 01:38 PM
Should've noticed this sooner - i only live about a mile away from the tennis centre - it's nearer to Beeston than to Nottingham itself, so here's a decent b&b that my parents often use:

http://www.a1tourism.com/uk/hylands.html

It's quite near beeston train station - which you should be able to get to directly from London if your going by train

Alternatively there's this one, which is even close to the station:

http://www.bedandbreakfast-directory.co.uk/uploads/estate/hotels/hotels2984.htm

Both are within walking distance to the tennis centre - if you're prepared to walk just over 1 mile!


1 Mile is doable :yeah:

alfonsojose
06-02-2005, 03:21 AM
I think train. Only like 2 hours outta London, nice smooth journey, then v short bus journey to outside the grounds.
Do i have to book the train tickets in advance or can i buy them the same day?

El Legenda
06-02-2005, 04:26 AM
Do i have to book the train tickets in advance or can i buy them the same day?

play it safe..get them a week ahead.

alfonsojose
06-02-2005, 01:46 PM
play it safe..get them a week ahead.
:eek:

*Ljubica*
06-02-2005, 06:25 PM
Do i have to book the train tickets in advance or can i buy them the same day?

You can buy your train tickets on the day you travel - we don't have trains where you have to have a reserved seat to travel like a lot of other places in Europe. However, if you know exactly when you're travelling, it is much cheaper to buy your tickets in advance - you can save an awful lot of money that way. If you buy them on the day you will have to pay "full fare" with no discounted prices, whereas there are lots of special offers available if you buy your tickets early. One word of warning for that though - if you do buy a discounted ticket and then miss your train for whatever reason, you won't get a refund or an exchange so you'll have to buy a completely new ticket.

Horatio Caine
06-02-2005, 09:57 PM
Fonzo - don't think you necessarily need to book train tickets. At worst I think you might have to stand for most of the journey but you should be okay without booking. The journey should be about 3 hours.

Horatio Caine
06-02-2005, 09:58 PM
Oooh only 10 days to go!!! Sooooo excited!! :woohoo:

On the way to see Star Wars yesterday I passed the Tennis Centre...no stadium seating put up yet. I guess they must be doing it mid next week. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Can't wait!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

God, the Brits did so badly in Surbiton that I might just silence one, stuff him in a cupboard and take his place in qualifying / main draw here. Let's face it, I couldn't do much worse! :tape: And, since I am currently living only half a mile away, I could easily make it to my match on time and save the LTA fuel expenses. :haha:

alfonsojose
06-03-2005, 12:28 PM
thanks, Rosie and jez :hug:

Horatio Caine
06-03-2005, 12:37 PM
Fonzo - if you haven't booked your train ticket already...you might want to now. I have just seen a news article saying that train strikes will limit the number of trains travelling on the Midland Line...that will affect your trip to / from Nottingham.

You might also want to check on the train times...hope everything will be alright.

alfonsojose
06-03-2005, 04:04 PM
:tears: Thank U. Well, i already booked them. I used the fastTicket option. If something wrong happens, I guess i'll claim the refund and buy a bus ticket.

Where's the St PANCRAS station, BTW

*Ljubica*
06-03-2005, 05:17 PM
:tears: Thank U. Well, i already booked them. I used the fastTicket option. If something wrong happens, I guess i'll claim the refund and buy a bus ticket.

Where's the St PANCRAS station, BTW

St. Pancras is next door to King's Cross - slightly to the north of the city centre. To get back to the Earl's Court area from St.Pancras, you should catch the Westbound Circle Line metro via Paddington (it's the yellow one on the maps), and change at Notting Hill Gate. One word of warning - St.Pancras/King's Cross is a notoriously bad area - especially for drugs and drug-related violence. If you're getting in there late at night be very, very careful .

alfonsojose
06-04-2005, 07:48 PM
:eek: :scared: Should i get a cab better then ?

*Ljubica*
06-05-2005, 11:34 AM
:eek: :scared: Should i get a cab better then ?

Well I would - especially if I was alone and it was after 9.30pm. Depends how brave you are! London cabs are expensive though - you won't get any change out of £10-15 (about 20-25 euros) for that journey.

Horatio Caine
06-05-2005, 11:49 AM
Well I would - especially if I was alone and it was after 9.30pm. Depends how brave you are! London cabs are expensive though - you won't get any change out of £10-15 (about 20-25 euros) for that journey.

Also make sure you stick to the black cabs...don't use the normal cars with cab licenses stuck to the back of them...some are a little dodgy.

alfonsojose
06-05-2005, 10:41 PM
Thanks. :eek: it seems i'm going to spend almost £100 per day. Hotel only gives me breakfast and if cabs are like that, food (and hot british dudes ;) :devil: ) is going to be worse

*Ljubica*
06-06-2005, 05:23 AM
Thanks. :eek: it seems i'm going to spend almost £100 per day. Hotel only gives me breakfast and if cabs are like that, food (and hot british dudes ;) :devil: ) is going to be worse

Good advice from Jez about the dodgy cabs. But don't worry alfie - you'll be fine. London is expensive, but Nottingham isn't - maybe eat there instead of waiting til you get back to London - you'll save some money. As for the hot British dudes - well I never see that many around :p - though perhaps I'm just not looking too hard - my partner wouldn't be too happy if I was!!!! But if you're really looking for some perhaps you ought to fit in a trip to Brighton during your stay here - it's supposedly our "gay capital" with the best nightlife in Britian and only an hour from London by train ;)

Horatio Caine
06-06-2005, 11:37 AM
Good advice from Jez about the dodgy cabs. But don't worry alfie - you'll be fine. London is expensive, but Nottingham isn't - maybe eat there instead of waiting til you get back to London - you'll save some money. As for the hot British dudes - well I never see that many around :p - though perhaps I'm just not looking too hard - my partner wouldn't be too happy if I was!!!! But if you're really looking for some perhaps you ought to fit in a trip to Brighton during your stay here - it's supposedly our "gay capital" with the best nightlife in Britian and only an hour from London by train ;)

You know too much info Rosie :lol:

joeb_uk
06-06-2005, 12:35 PM
Good advice from Jez about the dodgy cabs. But don't worry alfie - you'll be fine. London is expensive, but Nottingham isn't - maybe eat there instead of waiting til you get back to London - you'll save some money. As for the hot British dudes - well I never see that many around :p - though perhaps I'm just not looking too hard - my partner wouldn't be too happy if I was!!!! But if you're really looking for some perhaps you ought to fit in a trip to Brighton during your stay here - it's supposedly our "gay capital" with the best nightlife in Britian and only an hour from London by train ;)
There will be alot of hot dudes for alfie, but i think the majority will run away :eek: :kiss:

joeb_uk
06-06-2005, 12:36 PM
Btw i live like 40 minutes from brighton :D it is a great place actually, i used to live in seaford (which is like 20-25 minutes away). But now i am in eastbourne its like 40-45 minutes which means i dont bother going to brighton anymore.

Brighton is the gay capital of europe and also the second biggest gay capital in the world.

*Ljubica*
06-06-2005, 01:13 PM
You know too much info Rosie :lol:


Didn't you know women know everything Jez :angel:

Action Jackson
06-06-2005, 01:18 PM
There will be alot of hot dudes for alfie, but i think the majority will run away :eek: :kiss:

It defends if he decides to whip out big Fonsie.

joeb_uk
06-06-2005, 02:33 PM
It defends if he decides to whip out big Fonsie.
You mean mini fonsie?

alfonsojose
06-06-2005, 04:29 PM
You mean mini fonsie?
Mini :eek: :awww: :sad: . But that night you said "Wow, Fonsie. You're so big. You healed my hemorroids"

alfonsojose
06-06-2005, 04:30 PM
Btw i live like 40 minutes from brighton :D it is a great place actually, i used to live in seaford (which is like 20-25 minutes away). But now i am in eastbourne its like 40-45 minutes which means i dont bother going to brighton anymore.

Brighton is the gay capital of europe and also the second biggest gay capital in the world.
are u inviting me :aplot: ;) ?

*Ljubica*
06-06-2005, 04:48 PM
Mini :eek: :awww: :sad: . But that night you said "Wow, Fonsie. You're so big. You healed my hemorroids"


:haha: Just come home from a bad day at work -and that really did make me laugh - thanks.

Horatio Caine
06-06-2005, 05:22 PM
:haha: Fonzo you are a riot! :haha:

Joe...get stuck in there man! ;) :lol:

joeb_uk
06-06-2005, 06:33 PM
are u inviting me :aplot: ;) ?
I am looking forward to meeting the big fonsie

alfonsojose
06-10-2005, 05:20 PM
Can i bring Euros to UK.?

Horatio Caine
06-10-2005, 05:25 PM
Can i bring Euros to UK.?

You can bring anything to the UK mate within reason, but they won't be much use in Nottingham I don't think. You'll be able to use them in London but I reckon you should get some changed into the good old British pounds for the tennis ;) :yeah:

joeb_uk
06-10-2005, 05:26 PM
Can i bring Euros to UK.?
Yeah but in alot of places the only use will be to wipe your ass with them. Have you got any £££ yet?

alfonsojose
06-11-2005, 12:26 AM
thank U

*Ljubica*
06-11-2005, 12:12 PM
Can i bring Euros to UK.?

Like the others said, you won't be able to use them anywhere outside of London, and in London the exchange rate will be bad - so stick to good old £££££. Another tip - if you have to change money - don't use the Hotel facilities or the "Bureau de Change" outlets in town - you'll get ripped off - go to a High Street bank or a reputable Travel Agents (like Thomas Cook) instead.

alfonsojose
06-11-2005, 07:12 PM
thank U. I got some old £££££ ;)

Suzi
06-11-2005, 08:32 PM
Btw i live like 40 minutes from brighton :D it is a great place actually, i used to live in seaford (which is like 20-25 minutes away). But now i am in eastbourne its like 40-45 minutes which means i dont bother going to brighton anymore.

Brighton is the gay capital of europe and also the second biggest gay capital in the world.


http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s27/smilies-29106.png im going to uni of brighton in eastbourne :lol: