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Yesterday morning we got into London, took the train to Paddington Station and walked to our hotel which was about 3 blocks away. We are staying in the Orchard hotel, room 501. Which is.............in the basement. The room is very tiny in fact it's just about the size of my office (just my portion) including the Lu! Getting our luggage down the …
... been seeing. It was quite industrial, but very cool nonetheless. But sheer accident I came across the Chelsea Physic Garden and a church dedicated to St. Thomas More (per suggested by Fr. Gross). Both were beautiful even though the weather was starting to look gloomy. This afternoon, I took the tube to Notting Hill where, naturally, it started to pour. Have no fear, I did my research, and I was well equipped with umbrella, raincoat ...
Hello and welcome to London, my “home away from home” :)
In case of you don’t already know, I lived in London from 2004-2008 and I seem to be returning every 12-18 months! I love being back in London, it’s so easy to be here. I still remember how ‘life’ works here – public transport system (my travel card is even still registered to my old address here!), the language (yes, although they speak ...
... shop and get back to the bus by 11:15 am to make our way back to London. I could not believe the amount of people that were also out there, so many coaches, cars, caravans, motor homes etc and this was just the morning. As we went though the gate we could collect a headset so we could hear the information about Stonehenge, but this was a tad difficult as there weren't any headphones and I want to take photos at the same time (so ended up buying ...
... temperature down and they would wet the area if they needed to. These store rooms enabled them to keep fish and meat further in advance to what they were used to at that time. We also learned that the Tudors considered beaver and swan to be fish as they were born in the sea and that pies were another form of cooking with the crust being the dish that gets throw away! Crazy. The gardens out at Hampton Court were also very pretty and we spent some time getting lost in ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Orchard Hotel London
The only positive is it is near paddington station, but other than that nothing. Your money is better spent either at a more modern hotel or near the attractions. I would not recommend this place.
We stayed at this hotel from 25 December to 29 December 2004. We booked this hotel through Octopus Travel because it was self-rated by the hotel as 4 stars on the website. We were extremely disappointed when we arrived to discover it was a 2 star hotel at best.
Stayed here for 4 nights in march 2005, the first room we were given was terrible!!! there were dust all over, all in all it looked like an old man just died in there... We asked for another room.. and no problems, we got another.. this one was better, but still a little to 'old' for my opinion, it was ok clean.. but there were ants in the bathroom..
The service was good, and the breakfeast was really good as well..
All in all it was under average.. but then again... YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! and this hotel is really cheap, thats a plus..
Great one night stay for usa embassy visit
we stayed at the orchard on 27th feb 05 as we had to visit the usa embassy for a visa, we picked this one as it was a good price full english breakfast and all reviews said clean and refurbished. We were more than impressed with this hotel great breakfast, lovely and warm, room and bedding lovely and clean, ensuite clean and new, and we had a great time in london and got the visa, oh yeh we also parked right outside and it cost us nowt that was the icing on the cake, we would recommend this hotel to anyone and will be going back again soon.
Great hotel if you are on a budget.
Just got back after spending two nights in a twin room at the Orchard. I have to say I was pleasently surprised. The room was compact, but it was clean and had everything I needed. It's a great hotel if you are on a budget. Great location with Paddington station just around the corner with tons of resturants, shops, bars etc close by. The room was very clean, the bed was comfortable and the ensuite, althought compact, was very clean. I found the staff friendly and helpful. The only really negative thing I would say is there was hot water only in the morning and there was a bit of road noise, which didn't upset my sleep that much but I will bring earplugs for extra comfort next time as I would stay at the Orchard again. 8/10
Hi! I have been in London for 4 days last week and iīve stayed in this hotel.. I was scared because itīs a very cheap hotel but when i arrived.. it was great! The bedrooms were very big (I had a triple room and there was a lot of space.. And the double bedroom was big too) The bathrooms were a bit small but it wasnīt a problem..
We had English or Continental breakfast, TV in the rooms..I donīt know..in my opinion the hotel is great!
The localitation is also good and paddington underground is near the hotel.
Moreover, the staff is very friendly.
In conclusion, i recomend this hotel to all the people who want to travel to london and who are looking for a cheap and good hotel.
If i go to london again i think i would go there again..
Recently renovated, great location
We were pleasantly surprised to find a recently renovated, very claen room. Location is great, walking distance to Paddington Station, Hyde Park, Kensington and even Oxford Street if you are feeling fit. Staff were a little surly though but this did not prevent us from having a pleasant stay.
Cheap, but great location
We stayed here on our first trip to London. The hotel was nice enough for the price, the people were friendly and the location is fantastic.
You are within walking distance of Paddington Station and Lancaster Gate. The room is small, but you don't go to London to stay in the hotel. There was really only one thing I didn't like about this hotel, they do not have cable TV. For a very basic place to stay this hotel is fine.
I've read the review from Nov 2002 and can't believe it's the same hotel... it must be under new management and the area cleaned up or something? We were on a budget and having experienced London budget hotels before, we didn't expect much. Therefore we were very pleasantly surprised by the Orchard Hotel. The location is excellent.. a 5 min walk to Paddington Station which has the Heathrow Express. Sussex Gardens is a nice avenue and there are a heap of cafes & pubs to choose from a couple of minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel reception is manned 24 hrs. Our room was very comfortable... good size room with huge windows and good size bathroom which was spotless. The price included a cooked [although pretty average] breakfast also. The staff were friendly. If you are looking for location & price then this is it.