We selected this hotel because of proximity to Paddington Station and ease of access using Heathrow Express train and because they had queen sized beds. Several restaurants are conveniently located on Praed Street and it is within walking distance of Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park, a nice area for walking or running.
Fresh cookies awaited us in our room each day and weather forecast for the day was posted each morning by the elevator.
Air conditioning was spotty in our room. The last few days it was much too warm. We were told on checkout that they could have done something in the office to have corrected that.
Overall, we would definitely stay here again.
The room was clean, comfortable and spacious. Not as spacious as I thought a '1-bed apartment' would be but, it was sufficient. Modern decor, clean bathrooms and clean beds. It was a bit noisy at times but, that wasn't much of an issue as well. Overall I'd recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable spot in central London.
The place was convenient for an overnight because it is literally in the train station for the Heathrow Express. Otherwise the older rooms do not have much to recommend then: a 5 pound deposit on each of two converters. They could have billed in the event they were taken. We left them in the room but the cost was inadvertently added to our final "express" billing so we had to go get it straightened out. The TV is small. Free
WiFi is ONLY for people who book on their website. Otherwise it is expensive. Chippy.
I really enjoyed my stay at this adorable boutique hotel. The staff was extra friendly and accommodating, not something you often find in European hotels. The room was tiny and cute, very clean. I'm pretty petite so the tight space worked for me, a larger solo traveler might feel cramped though, but this is pretty standard for Central London if you want an affordable place. Recommend and would stay there again.
This lively residential and business area borders Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens where you can stroll along canalside streets and check out the houseboats and historic Victorian homes. Plentiful shopping opportunities exist at Queensway and Oxford Street. Paddington Station, a 19th century building, provides a gateway to towns in the west of England, including Oxford, Windsor, Bath and Bristol.