We stayed here for a long weekend for our 10th wedding anniversary, it was the perfect base for getting around London with 4 tube stations around 5-10 minutes walk away. We mostly used Bayswater tube station on the circle line as it got you around all the touristy places quickly and easily. The hotel was lovely, clean and comfortable. The staff went above and beyond to help out, they booked tours for us, advised us on things to do and places to go. We would definitely book this hotel again
We prefer to stay in this area because of it's close proximity to Hyde Park, Paddington Station and Lancaster Gate Tube Station. One can even walk to Oxford Street or Knight's Bridge if they wanted a little exercise. The area is a proper little neighborhood where we have been staying for both business and pleasure for over 20 years. The hotel we usually stay in was fully booked this trip and luckily I came across this gem which opened a month ago. We were greeted at the door by Leo who helped us into the hotel with our bags and as we were leaving the hotel prior to our final departure to the airport, he tagged and and stored all of our belongings and kept them until we returned to collect them. Every staff member we interacted with were highly professional, helpful and friendly! The hotel was nicely appointed and spotlessly clean. We had a standard room which was on the small side but was very comfortable. It had a sink, counter space, microwave, toaster, regular refrigerator with a large complimentary bottle of still water( not stocked with things for sale) and dishes and cutlery for two. The bed was very comfortable and had luxurious linens and towel. The shower was modern and spacious with both a rain shower head and a hand shower and nice amenities. We have a new favorite hotel in London where we travel very often for both business and pleasure and will stay there in December when we plan to return. Congratulations to the staff and management - we were impressed!
We were looking for a reasonably priced hotel in London, and didnt expect to spend uchy time there - just for sleeping. And this really fit the bill. The hotel is well located close to 2 tube stations serving different lines. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping very nearby - as well as Kensington Park. The rooms are very small by American standards but had everything you need, were comfortable and very clean.
Recommend you do NOT get room overlooking garden, as there is a decent bit of street noise and you can even smell smoking, if you have the windows open, as we needed to.
Front desk staff were just "meh." But we plan to revisit this hotel when returning to London, as overall it worked very well for us.
This is a relatively new hotel behind an old facade. The room I had was excellent - a narrow, long room with enough space, a well equipped bathroom which was modern and clean. Toiletries were good and there was a small refrigerator in the room - a real plus, air conditioning (a relative rarity in London at this price, and really necessary when it is hot - yes it does happen in London. I have been caught in a very small, extremely uncomfortably hot hotel room in London in the past, as London experienced a wave of hot days). Room servicing was very good. The hotel is walking distance to Paddington station - I used the Heathrow Express - and is about 2 minutes from Edgware Rd tube station. There are 3 supermarkets close by, the Marks and Spencer foodhall is just across the road. The area has some good pubs and lots of restaurants, with many middle-Eastern ones. The area is not as genteel as, say, kensington or Bloomsbury, but it is interesting and safe, and you are only a tube's ride from other parts of London. A walk down to Little Venice is worth it o a nice day. Breakfast can be bought at the attached Costas coffee shop - part of a chain, but there are other places close by. The hotel is recommended.
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.