Excellent venue within easy walking distance of Paddington. Nice walks across Kensington Gardens to visit V&A, Natural History and Science museums. easy tube journey to Kew gardens by tube and pleasant return o Westminster by boat. Hotel has an excellent Thai restaurant clearly much used by non-residents and the menu includes a well balanced meal of several courses with (or without) selected wines for those who have not experienced Thai food before.
Our room had lovely views looking across Hyde Park towards central London (especially attractive at night)
Had an over night flight and was extremely grateful to get an early check-in as we battled jet lag. The room was in the basement and overall was updated/clean. Size of the room was small, but similar size to hotels we have stayed in throughout Europe. We loved the location, but not sure if I would stay there again if going to London. Pricey for what you get.
Staff at the hotel were very welcoming and were happy to help with anything, the smell of the fresh flowers were quite lovely. Please take note that due to the location of the hotel, it is very noisy and to be honest, with being a light sleeper, I didn't really get any sleep. On that note and because of that reason, I wouldn't stay at the hotel again. The hotel certainly has it's period charm but is in need of paint job in some areas & some minor attention to detail. The cream tea was lovely and so was the breakfast, other food being served that I saw also looked very nice. If you like a more traditional period hotel with bags of charm and don't mind the noise then I would certainly recommended this hotel and if you don't, I'd go somewhere else.
"Nice hotel, convenient, clean and friendly staff."
Staff were fantastic, namely, Ivon and Sofia at reception. Very personal and friendly. Location was fantastic - walking distance to Paddington Station, and 5 minutes walk away from Bayswater area where there are grocery stores and great dining options. Overall, loved the staff, quality of the rooms, and convenience of the hotel. Definitely will stay here 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.