BEST WESTERN Delmere Hotel
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Your opinions helped - we loved it!
I researched a "cheap" (when the dollar/pound ratio turned against us) hotel near Paddington for 10 of a church group for our June, "04 trip. The Delmere was a jewel. Happily, the Best Western Delmere was as my research had showed. Tiny
rooms, but fresh and clean. The little Italian restaurant/breakfast room
"La Perla"in the basement was very satisfactory. The dinners were
I was told the meat sauce was the best one they'd ever had. The
continental breakfast had a nice selection, and one could get hot food if
Sussex Gardens was a street full of identical old homes with elaborate front
porches. Front rooms were a bit noisy from street traffic, but not
uncomfortable. It is one block from Paddington station, which made it handy
for the Big Bus Tour starting around the corner, and our train trip to
Windsor. The metro was at the same area, which is nice and close. It could
have been walked with rolling cases, if needed, to get the Heathrow Express.
We recommend a cafe two blocks over on Spring St. called ASK!. Handsome
modern surroundings, some outside dining, a huge bouqet at the entry, and
fresh good food. It looked very "in".
Small room, but well-positioned hotel
Recently stayed at the Delmere when I needed a hotel close to Paddington train station. My single room was very small, rather dark, and round the back of the main building, but it was actually quiet and functional. Staff perfectly helpful, and it was no problem for them to look after my baggage on checkout day. Would have preferred checkout at 12.00 rather than 11.00, but this is a small quibble. Close to Lancaster Gate and Paddington tube stations.
Great Price, Location and staff
It was our first trip to England and after reading many hotel reviews took a chance that this Hotel would meet our standards. We were delighted!
We stayed four days at the end of May 2004 and had two rooms. The 2nd floor room facing the street was extremely clean, with a very comfortable bed and no problems of any type. We left our window open for a breeze and even with the street noise outside, had no problems sleeping! The 4th floor room overlooking the roof, had no breeze. Even with a hotel supplied fan it was very warm. I'd avoid the 4th floor rooms especially in the summer.
There are loads of shops a block away on Edgeware road and a pub just around the other corner that served 2 for 1 price meals ($10 )and had the best price on beer ($3) we found. One note, they stop serving food around 5-6pm at most pubs so plan on finding one before then unless you want to pay $25-$30 a meal at a "restaurant". We did not eat at the hotel restaurant except for the free Continental breakfast.
The breakfast was great!! All you could eat ham slices, cheese, soft croissants and other breads, several cereals, OJ, yogurts, fruits, and carafes of coffee at your white linen table! It does get a little crowded later in the morning but they served from 7-9:30am so we had plenty of time. There is also a very large sitting room across from the restaurant that we used very late in the evenings ( 11pm ) when we brought fish n chips ( take out joint right next to the pub ) back to hotel to eat. There are large sofas, love seats and a selection of books, games, magazines and newspapers to browse. Oh, the newspaper was also delivered to our door each morning.
Paddington station is a very short walk and has links to all the major tubes routes. That is a BIG plus as you have to connect to various routes to get to the major attractions and we did not have to use our car at all.
We were also able to park our car right in front of the hotel and leave it for the entire four days avoiding the $25-$30 per day car park! The morning we checked out, the manager even let us leave it until 4pm so we could visit out a few sights we missed!
Our London friends were very much impressed with the hotel. They are used to having to stay outside of London to avoid the traffic and get a good room price. Now, having stayed at the Delmere, they spoke about how easy it was to find, and a perfect central location to all the major sights. Plus, they thought it was a great price for the Hyde Park area. Coming from Britons, those are high marks.
We booked through Londonnights.com and paid about $120 per room per night. Plus, I joined the Best Western Frequent Guest Program and because we stayed two nights, we got a free room reward to use back in the states!
We would gladly share any additional thoughts with potential travelers considering this Hotel. Just email me if you need more info.
A very clean room
We wanted to be close to the Paddington station and hence our selection of the Delmere. It was a nice hotel, and our room was the cleanest I've seen of hotels of similar category. The room was small but everything was spotless (the bathroom was sparkling like a hospital facility ^.^).
This was our second trip to London and first time staying in this neighbourhood. We were surprised to see the number of hotels along the street. There must be at least 20 other hotels. Each is about the same size as the Delmere but a couple were under renovation, so be careful as you shop around.
Our tour company had trouble finding us because of the number of hotels nearby....so if you've booked for a tour pick-up, you are better off waiting along the Sussex Gardens main street rather at the "inside" driveway in front of the row of hotels.
A small point about the breakfast. It starts at 7am which meant we had to miss that one morning as our tour started early. However, the in-room kettle allowed us to have cup noodles (purchased from Safeway on Edgeware Road) instead.
An 11-day home away from home
We just returned from an 11 day trip to London. We chose The Delmere
for two reasons,
1. all of the reviews on Tripadvisor were incredibly positive and it
was also recommended from a travel agent This agent did tell me that
she usually sends Americans to Best Western hotels abroad as they have
more of what Americans are looking for in a hotel. (The Delmere has won
many awards and has the distinction of being the best Best Western in
the United Kingdom)
2. the location
The Delmere is a delightful, clean, modern, small, and extremely
conveniently located hotel. Our room was wonderful. Very pretty, bright
and clean. It had a small but lovely full bathroom with a great shower
and very cold and very hot water, and to boot, the bed was fantastic.
For Americans the rooms may seem small for the price, but we knew about
that ahead of time and were extremely satisfied. After 11-12 hour days
out touring, our room was a wonderful place to come back to. The
continental breakfast was very nice. (note that there are many other
hotels on this street and some of them include a continental and full
English breakfast in the room price. The Delmere includes only the
continental and a Full English breakfast will cost you an additional 6
pounds. Mind you, this is NOT an inexpensive hotel as far as a two-star
small hotel goes, but it is worth it if you want a hotel that is
comfortable, and small enough to provide a personal touch and is
cheaper than the big 4 and 5 atar hotels. )
The staff is very friendly and helpful, however they are from the Netherlands and may not know as much about London per say as you may like.
The hotel is wonderfully located. It is a two minute walk from both the
Paddington Underground station and the Paddington Railway station.
Therefore transportation to anywhere in London and to many of the
outlying areas like Kew Gardens , Oxford and Bath is easy. In addition
it is a five minute walk to Edgeware Road where there is a supermarket,
Woolworths, pharmacies and several banks. And from there it is only a
few more minutes walk to Oxford Street, Marble Arch and Hyde Park.
All in all we were very happy with our stay at the Delmere HOtel. One piece of advise. Do not use the 1-800 International Best Western number to get the best rates on this hotel. Instead, call the hotel directly for the best rates. Also there are many hotels in this area, Royal Sussex Gardens Road, London Street and Norfolk Square. Many of them are being renovated so you may find one that is a bit less costly then the Delmere, but check them carefully--the Delmere may be a little more costly but has everything, including personal attention from a great staff and a super room.
Excellent service with a smile!!!!
Recently stayed here (Apr '04) and was extremely impressed by the great service with a smile. The staff was incredibly friendly & helpful. Rooms were small, so were bathrooms, but they were clean & the size was expected for a London hotel, so it wasn't a big deal. Ate dinner at the in-hotel restaurant one night and was greatly impressed. Nice meal & super-friendly service. Had a nice continental-style breakfast each morning. Nice choices & friendly service. They even remembered our drink order every day! I would recommend this hotel highly for being TOPS in it's price range!!
Our first night in London was at the Castleton, half a block from the Delmere. The Castleton was dreadful. The Delmere was wonderful.
Excellent service, clean modern rooms. Elevator worked. I strongly recommend this hotel. Friendly and helpful staff.
Friendly, good service, easily accesible to things
Small but very friendly, has lift, great breakfast, as far as european breakfasts go, rooms small but work ( your only there to sleep) . Service is very friendly and has a nice little Italian restraunt to boot. Close to Hyde Park, Paddington station, variety of eating places, close to Big Bus. It was my first trip to England and I would go back. Sharon Starr
Good value - convenient location!
Small rooms by US standards, but, clean, efficient w. very helpful and courteous staff. Conveniently located, just two blocks from Paddington Station. The elevator is an extra plus, if you travel w. lots of luggage.
The Best Hotel in its Price Range in London
This was the most charming hotel for its price range I've ever seen in London. We were there for 4 days in May 2002 and will return again next time.The hotel is well-located within a 5 minute walk of Paddington Station, with its connections to the Heathrow Express and the Tube. We were less than 30 minutes from Heathrow to our hotel room. From the hotel, Hyde Park is less than 10 minutes away, and Oxford Circus only 15 minutes. In fact, we easily walked from the hotel to Leicester Square and back one night, for a great slice of life in the City.The staff is outstanding. They come from all over Europe, and really seem to take a pride in the place.The room was smallish for two people, but that's to be expected in London, and just a bit too dark. It was located off a quiet terrazzo, with its own window and plants. Very European.The breakfast, included in the price of the room, was excellent. That and the morning Times got our days off to great starts.We can't wait to go back to the Delmere in London.
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