Hyde Park Premier London Paddington
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... going straight through, I'm glad we did it that way. Hunter said that the long trip to get here made it more exciting when we finally arrived in London. Now we're here! Yeh!! We have checked in to our hotel, grabbed some essentials from M&S and a yummy warm dinner at Garfunkel's. Now it's off to bed ... We've got some sites to see tomorrow! Fun fun fun! Love, Jo x PS. 11 degrees and ...
... a few drinks with them, as well as some other firends from home, Kelly and dan, who came over as well. We all got to bed around 1am, setting our alarms for 6.30, so we could get front row seats at the bar.
Love to everyone
Lauren and Brendan x
We all snoozed our alarms, probably staying up a bit late last night to get up that early on a saturday. However, we made it out of bed, showered, donned our All Blacks supporters ...
... 5 year Anniversary today i've made Alex chocolate brownies I think the hole flat going to go out tonight to this Italian place called Bunga Bunga Ive opened a bank account finally and theres a game on at the stadium today so the neighbourhood is alive with people.
I do apologise for the lack of photos and posts, as you can probably tell we have been bussayy!!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
We stayed at this hotel from 31 August to 3 September, 2013. We actually made reservations at the Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington, however when we checked in, the bellman took us around the corner to one of their sister hotels. Of course, we were a bit nervous about this but the Hyde Park Premier was very nice. The staff behind the desk were very warm and friendly. We had a room on the 3rd floor. Small but that was what we were expecting. The only "funny" thing about the room was the portable AC at the foot of the bed with the exhaust fan hose going directly out of the open window. We were worried about the bugs and mosquitoes flying in, but we didn't experience any. The AC did not seem to function very well and was pretty noisy. I had to crawl across the bed to get to my side due to the placement of the AC. We had hit London during a heat wave, so perhaps this was a temporary situation. Perhaps the custom in Europe is to have just a duvet as your bed covering, but with the heat, a single top sheet would have been nice.
Bathroom was small and if you are over 200 pounds, you might have trouble getting into the shower. Breakfast buffet was overpriced so we ate elsewhere. Only had wireless in the lobby but it was free.
The location was good, within a 5 minute walk to two Tube stations, Paddington Station and Lancaster Station. A couple of nice pubs nearby; The Swan and The Mitre.
We would stay here again.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyde Park Premier London Paddington
As someone experienced with travel to London, specifically staying in the Bayswater area, I found this hotel a HUGE disappointment. We booked this trip via Virgin Atlantic, and paid an upgrade to get this hotel, which I find a rip-off.
Good for the price
We just returned on Monday. Most importantly, our room was very clean. The rooms are very small, but we didn't care since we only slept and cleaned up before going back out to dinner, etc. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Just blocks from the tube to get anywhere, ATM just down the street, and cafes. Felt safe, even late at night. The only thing really lacking was the continental breakfast. Not much choice except cereal and rolls with jelly, so we just went down the street and had a full english breakfast! Otherwise, all we really needed.
I just returned from London and a stay at the Cordova House Hotel. The hotel is in a very nice area and on a quiet residential street. We booked a triple room (all rooms have their own bathroom). The price was quite reasonable and included breakfast. We did end up bringing our own cereal as rice krispies and corn flakes is all that is offered. There was juice and coffee or tea, white rolls, whole wheat rolls with butter and jam. It was nice to have a place to come down and eat in the morning. The morning we arrived the elevator was broken so we had to carry our bags up three large flights of stairs, but it was fixed the next day. The rooms were quite small by North Amercian standards but they were fine. We didn't spend much time in the hotel anyway. There was fresh, clean towels everyday and crisp, clean, cotton linen on the beds, which were also very comfortable. The staff was pleasant enough and I would recommend this hotel to others. It met our expectations and we had a great trip.
OK for that price
Before rating a hotel, you must consider its prices. And Cordova House is very cheap in a place like London. I've been to this hotel not once, but four times, because I still haven't found a better one for a similar amount of pounds. You've got three tube stations to choose (Lancaster Gate and Paddington are just a short walk from the main door!!!), you can start your day with a walk through Kensington Gardens and you've got Bayswater very near, so it's easy to buy sandwiches or kebabs at night. If I were you, I'd give it a try.
We stayed in the Cordova House Hotel over New Years for 8 nights, booked through a Virgin Atlantic package. The first thing I have to say is that this place is CLEAN...this feature is of the highest importance to me! I am going to be lengthy, b/c I would have liked to have more details about this place before staying there...
A bad experience
I was there May 01.It was the worst hotel I've ever been. Small rooms. When I was there, the rooms could not be locked from inside. So, one day, I meet a cleaning woman into the room at 10 in the morning. Every day I was awaken at 9.30 and the last day they told that I should leave the room half an hour before the official time, 11.00. Also, I was told not to arrive late for the breakfast when I went within the official hours!! I've never been treated in that way in a hotel!!
This budget hotel is great at meeting your basic needs when vacationing in London. It is no-frills, but covers all the basics very, very well. We were extremely satisfied every one of our 9 days here (April, 2004). Breakfast is tea, coffee, milk, cereal, breads, and jam, but buy you own fruit at any of the local grocers in the bustling neighborhood to make your breakfast complete. Beds are very comfortable and the shower is strong. The room, and particularly the bathroom & shower, are small, but hey, you're not in London to spend the time in the hotel. Our double room also had a small closet and desk, and although it got a bit cramped as we brought back shopping purchases, it never bothered us enough to wish for something larger. The best things about Cordova House are that it reliably provides a quiet, clean environment, comfy beds, fine shower, decent breakfast, and friendly staff---and only a five minute walk to the Paddington Tube or Railway Stations to get you virtually anywhere in the country (only 15 minutes by Tube to Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus). It's a great place for holding your "stuff" as you enjoy London and then having someplace to come home to for a sound sleep. We will definitely return in the future.
OK If You're Just Going to Sleep
Our room had some holes in the wall. Our headboard was resting on the floor between the bed and the wall. Elevator is enough for only two adults or one large adult (faster to take the stairs). Bar was never open. Continental breakfast was basic - cereal, coffee, milk, juice and bread, NO fruits. The only good thing was the staff was very nice and accomodating and the location was great. Several blocks from the tube and just down the street from the laundrymat, restaurants, grocery stores & ATM.
Tiniest hotel room I've ever stayed
I stayed at this hotel December 1987 and could say that the word "tiny" is an understatement. You almost can sleep, take a dump, and shower at the same time. Elevator was tiny as well. However the great news about this hotel is that it was imaculately clean. At late night the neighborhood hussles with people going back to their cars to go home-lots of talking under your window-if you have a room with the street view.
Good location close by the metrostation paddington.Clean old rooms with good beds although very small en a very basic wardrobe.The bar is never open en only on request at the reception desk you can get a drink.Small choice of breakfast.