Wimbledon has kicked off for 2014 in the UK
While the world for the most part is still talking World Cup, over the other side of the world another sporting spectacle is underway. The 2014 Wimbledon Championships, the third official tennis grand slam of the year, is off to an ace start.
The Brits will surely be supporting reigning champ, Andy Murray, while the women’s title will be fiercely contested after the 2013 winner, Marion Bartoli of France, retired shortly after last years’ win.
After a full day of spectacular serves – both tennis and strawberries and cream – fans will be exhausted and looking for somewhere to stay.
We took a look through our database of over 800,000 properties and feel that the following hotels really hit the ball out of the park:
The majestic Cannizaro House has been a popular base for media and tennis players during Wimbledon
This historic hotel is just around the corner from the All England Tennis Club and has been the accommodation of choice for player, coaches and fans for the last 20 years. The hotel has over 46 rooms, each with an emphasis on comfort. Each room has been individually decorated – apparently that means 46 different wallpapers – and has everything you could need for a relaxed and solid night’s sleep.
The Rose and Crown
The cosy Rose and Hound Hotel is a great local meeting point during the championship
A traditional English pub and hotel, this hotel claims to be the go-to destination for tennis fans during the Wimbledon Championship fortnight. Guests of the hotel will enjoy relaxing on the roof terrace, as well as the highly-recommended pub style food and breakfast options. The rooms are comfortable and best of all; the hotel is only a ten minute walk from the action of centre court.
Marriott London County Hall
The Marriott London County Hall offers a traditional English experience, close to the centre of London
The tennis spectacular is a mere train ride away from Central London, with a direct line from Waterloo station. The Marriott London County Hall is located, not only a 10 minute stroll from Waterloo but also within walking distance from the London Eye and Big Ben.
Guests will love the authenticity of the hotel as well as the wonderful service. The traditional and elegant feel of the hotel, as well as its situation overlooking the River Thames, ensures the full London experience.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Breathtaking views from the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Once again located in the centre of London, this accommodation offers guests the best of both world’s – a train ride away from the excitement of Wimbledon, and a mere walk from the iconic sites of London. The hotel features a sauna, spa and wellness centre and three onsite restaurants.
The Soho Hotel
The Soho Hotel is a fun and elegant place to stay
This beautiful five star hotel is located in Westminster and within walking distance of London’s city centre. The area is a great base and is close to public transport, which means you’ll be able to catch a train to Wimbledon easily and explore London’s popular attractions when you’ve had enough of the tennis whites.
The hotel has 91 individually designed bedrooms and is surrounded by some of London’s best cafes and bars. Afternoon tea at The Soho is highly recommended and guests will love the fresh modern-style of the hotel.
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