USEFUL ADDRESSES FOR HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

HomeResearch InterestsTeaching  |  Publications  | Hobbies 

I have traveled extensively in the last few years and here are some pointers to hotels and restaurants that are good and reasonable:

Hotels

  1. Toulouse, France:  For Alcatel ASP, Thib Hotel (3 minutes walk to Alcatel ASP), Thibaud, 1 rue Boudeville, Tel +33 05 61 76 15 15. Fax +33 05 62 14 08 31; Hotel De Diane, 3 route de Saint Simon, Toulouse (5 minutes by taxi to Alcatel), Tel +33 05 61 07 59 52, Fax: +33 05 61 86 38 94 .  For more info about hotel in Toulouse see: http://www.gaf.tm.fr/nl/frankrijk/accommodaties/midipyrenees/hautegaronne/toulouse.php 
  2. France (General)IBIS hotels in general are medium class hotel and reasonable prices and convenient locations.  I found that they particularly good in Paris:  http://www.ibishotel.com/ibis/index.html 
  3.  Noordwijk Holland: ESA, ESTEC hotel reservation service: Phone: +31 71 565 5858; Fax:     +31 71 565 5859; Taxi for airport pickup: BROUWER +31 71 361 1000; Hotel in Noordwijk: Prominent Inn (on the beach) +31 71 361 2253
  4. Brussels: Matignon Hotel: Cheap and central hotel near Brussels stock exchange (5 minutes walk from Central Station), Tel +32 02 511 0888.  For more information see: http://www.hotelinformation.com/html/belgium/brussels/matignon/ 
  5. Rome: Grand Hotel Palatino: Central and good price:(213, Via Cavour, Rome, Tel. +39 064814927, +39 064740726, for more information see: http://www.hotelpalatino.com/ 
  6. Madrid: Castilla Plaza Hotel: Paseo De La Castellana, 220, Madrid City Center, phone +34 1 800-950-1363.  For more information see: http://www.abbacastillaplazahotel.com/ or  http://madrid-hotels.travelape.com/abba-castilla-plaza-hotel-madrid.html 
  7. ETSI, Sophia-Antipolis, South France: See ETSI accommodation web pages, with information about how to get to ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and hotels at special ETSI prices.  One example of cheap accommodation is the RESIDEAL apartments in Antibes near Sophia-Antipolis.

 

Restaurants

  1. Toulouse, France: Villa Tropezienne: www.villa-tropezienne.com and; CAVES DE LA MARECHALE (THE BEST in Toulouse) 3 Rue Jules Chalande, Tel +33 5 61 23 89 88.  For more information see:   http://www.idresto.com/dpt_31/31a/page_31a.htm 
  2. Antibes, France: Le Sucrier , Tel. +33 4 93 34 85 40.  www.lesucrier.com 
  3. Rome: Fish Restaurant, Ristorante Villa Paganini Roma, Vicolo Della Fontana, Tel. +39 6 44 23 14 48.  For more information see: http://www.todine.net/lst_pe_roma.html ; Also a very good Pizzeria restaurant in Rome is:  Teberna De' Mercanti, Piazza De' Marcanti, 3a; for more information see: http://www.wheninrome.it/roman.htm#16 
  4. Madrid:   La Vaca Argentina Restaurant, Castellana 208, Tel. + 39 91 345 2665,  www.lavacaargentina.net ; Casa De Valencia: Pintor Rosales, 58, 28008, Tel. +39 91 544 1747
  5. Bradford, UK (Convenient when Bradford University): Nawaab Indian restaurant: 32 Manor Row Bradford + 44 1274 720 371.  For more information see: http://somewherenear.com/idx.cgi?a=show&spt=4&east=416103&north=433495&unique_id=3398&rlimit=10&sessionkey=40ac95404fc7&placetype=4 
  6. Turin, Italy:  Bastian Coutraira, Moncalieri, Strada Moncalvo 102, Tel +39 011 69 68 388
  7. Brussels:  Restaurant Vincent ( http://www.restaurantvincent.com ); 8-10 Rue des Dominicians - 1000 Bruxelles.
  8. Ipswich, UK (Convenient when visiting BT Labs at Adastral Park): Il Punto, The Brasserie on the Quay.  Address Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, Tel. +44 1473 289 748.  For more information see: http://www.restaurant-guide.com/details/default.asp?rID=20848&ID=1205&path=12,32,40,1205&cuiID=23 

 

Flights and travel agents

  1. University of Surrey associated travel agent (not always the cheapest !!) : Fleet Street Travel .
  2. Trailfinders:  They are good especially with US flights.
  3. EasyJet.
  4. Ryanair. 
  5. British Airways.

 

Flight Schedules: Departures and Arrivals

Trains 

British Rail train timetables.

 

Useful Maps

Guildford maps and info.

Multimap

 

Haitham Cruickshank (H.Cruickshank@surrey.ac.uk)