Hyde Park West
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyde Park West London
You DO get what you pay for
I was at this hotel for two separate four night periods in March-April 2004. The following was accurate for each stay.
1. Yes, the hotel is old. The wallpaper is no longer perfectly attached to the walls and there are sections of the carpet that are worn and even detached.
2. As far as I could tell, the place was clean. Motivated by some earlier reviews, I moved several objects including the television and couldn't find any dust. No vermin noted.
3. Never eat breakfast, so can't comment on that.
The major difference between my two visits was the size of the room; the second was about what I would expect for London. On the first, however, I got a bedroom that had enough space for me and my suitcase (barely) and a bathroom that was a struggle for my six foot 150 lb frame. If you insist on carrying your entire wardrobe to England, go elsewhere.
In summary...if you want to stay in London for under $150 per night your choices are: hotel in dangerous area by Kings Cross, older hotel in Notting Hill/Bayswater or Earls Court, or give up your precious en-suite toilet. If the last option is unacceptable, this is literally the cheapest place in London; enjoy the youth hostel crowd and deal with the worn carpet.
Is this Rome or London?
You get what you pay for. All houses on Pembridge Square are in really great shape and look beautifull, except one...you guessed it: Hyde Park West Hotel. It could really do with a little paint and keeping the outside in shape. The room was OK for the price we payed, and clean enough for a few days stay. The windows should be handled with care, because they looked like they might fall out when opened.
Unfortenately, when we were there, the place was loaded with loud, unmannered, unbehaved Italians. Breakfast was average but included. All in all, OK for the budget price, but don't raise your expectations too much.
I've been there last week for 3 nights and it was...terrible!Me and my friend booked a double bedded room but the 1st night they separeted us in 2 single rooms (not even in the same floor!). the 2nd night we were in a double bedded room but the thing was the same: small room no space for luggage, wallpaper dirty and broken (there was a hole on the wall!), bathroom very very small, breakfast room not very clean (especially chairs,and tablecloths).Waiters were kind and gently,anyway. I do not recomend it when you visit London; it's in a good position, it's central but it doesn't worth your stay at Hyde park west.
Me (24) and my girlfriend (20) stayed at the Hyde Park West Hotel for 4 nights in September 2003. Would you like an advice? Stay away from it!!! First of all, the facade was old, decrepit. At the arrival we had a cool reception, staff was rude. Room was small and dirty: we found a used bottle of Sprite, black stripes on the walls, dust and hairs in the teapot. Between room's door and the floor there was a space of 5 cm, so u can see and hear everything in the passage. Wardrobe was inexistent, and we couldn't close windows. Bathroom was very very very dirty: don't seat on the WC, u could contract ebola!!! There were hairs in the shower and it was so small that we became contorsionist! Bed's sheets were perfored by cigarettes...we need to go on? Breakfat room was sad and old, brioches were hard like stones and mouldly. The only good thing was the area... nice and calm. We can't understand why the other reviews are positive: where do u live, in a pigsty?!?!?!?
Good Price, Clean, Friendly
I stayed in that hotel for 3 nights and I really enjoyed it! for 2 nights I stayed in a 2 bedded-room and for another night in a tribble-room.The area itself is beautiful... wonderful, clean!It's not far to NottingHillGate Tube station!The rooms are not that small...
though americans seem to be used to bigger ones!But you can move in them and you have enough space for your luggage as well!And they are clean! There was no on any wall!The bathrooms wehere very clean and big enough ... you will not flood the whole room when taking a shower!As far as I could see they where pretty new!I would recomend it to everyone who is traveling to london for a fun-trip over the weekend or for a week and doesn't want to spend much money on the hotel!It's not a big tragedy that Breakfast is not included in the Price of the room...
you can buy it afterwards or breakfast at a nearby starbucks! ;) The personal was very friendly... they give you a new room if you don't like the one you have or if you want one for more people!
You get what you pay For
I have stayed at the Hyde Park West twice. Once in 1997 and again in 2000. It is a budget hotel and as a budget hotel it is well suited.
My first stay was when I was in University, the second on a pleasure trip. The reason I chose the hotel was because it was inexpensive, well located and the rooms had their own bathrooms.
The rooms were small, the carpets older and the building was older, but lets face it this is London and it is a budget hotel.
On the plus side the rooms were clean, unlimited hotwater and it was in a nice location.
I would not recommend it for young children but I would for people travelling on a budget that plan on seeing London on a budget.
Wished I were back home
When I checked in, I was informed that breakfast was not included even though it was advertised as being free. The room was so small, I could touch both walls by stretching my arms out. The bed was hard and uncomfortable. The bed spread was dirty and torn. The only chair did not have a back, so if you wanted to watch television, you sat on the bed or had to sit up straight on the stool. The heat was not controllable and I had to open the windows. (This was in January).
There some good restuarants and pubs nearby.
London's Little corner of hell
Dreadful, I can't say enough bad things about it.Shower didn't work, bed linens ancient, bathroom the approximate size of a coffin, clean on the surface but don't move anything, surly hotel staff, would't give you a second pillow, freezing cold and no thermostat, bars on windows, tiny rooms even by British standards. Bed about as comforatble as a bag of potatoes need i go on??
We spent 12 nights here in July 2003 and were quite pleased. The room was clean, the plumbing worked well. They even had a hair dryer - in the dresser drawer. We had to ask where it was! There was coffee/tea makings in the room. The staff was very friendly and helpful. No air conditioning, but with the use of cross ventillation, we were comfortable. I'd stay here again!
Stayed here June 2002. Excellent location - 2 minutes to Notting hill gate tube or 5 to Bayswater. On a quiet street, but close to the Notting Hill bustle. Bathroom was very clean; too bad only the hot - steaming hot - water worked in the shower. The room was really small, came with 3 single beds. After keeping the fire escape door open for circulation, the bed next to the door had bed bugs. The staff took care of the bed bug problem, but did nothing to fix the hot water problem.
The hotel could use a little freshening up, smelled a bit musty. And the decor is circa 1940s...think: your grandmother's basement. In short, considering we're talking about London hotels, if the cold water worked, I would've considered staying there again for the price, just because of the location.