The Paddington Hotel
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Right now I'm in London with my mum. We came here this morning to Gatwick Airport and took a train to Victoria. Then we took the subway to our hotel in Paddington. When we had left our suitcases at the hotel we went to the Olympic Park, since we had come here the day after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. …
So my first entry is about our wedding anniversary long weekend which was spent staying with my friend Jan in Hampton Hill. We set off on Thursday morning, taking our bikes down to London and decided to cycle from there, along the River Thames to Tower Bridge and back again. This didn't look too far on the map and the weather was lovely, so at 2pm off we went!
Cycling is surprisingly pleasant in London, if you stay on ...
... just a short walk from Gloucester Rd. tube station.
Our room was fine, although the view was just of the back off some other buildings and the bathroom was compact. Unusually for us we didn’t just dump our bags and head straight out because we were a bit jaded from our annoying almost six-hour journey so we spent a bit of time just messing about on the internet looking for things to do.
A trip to the Half-price Theatre Tickets booth ...
... after us for the weekend and to Steve Crabb and his friends for looking after me en route to the start.
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Today is my birthday. I almost forgot about it, and probably would have, without Millie reminding me the night prior. The day was mostly uneventful. However, for Dever's class, we went to Fortnum & Mason's; essentially a department store for the wealthy. F&M had some of the most fantastic displays I have ever seen. All the items were in perfect order, and everything looked delicious. The store spanned five stories, with the bottom two ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Paddington Hotel London
We stayed in this hotel over the weekend. The best thing in this hotel is its location, which has nothing to do with the hotel itsef.The key had to be picked up from the Roayl apartments across the street. Renovation took place recently but the walls ( greyish-brown)were already damaged by luggage , the staircase is very narrow for carrying any bags and there is no lift.The rooms are tiny, with minimum furniture - not even a chair to put the cloths on. The TV caught a cold or something as the sound was horrible. But the bed was comfortable.The shower room advertised as a bathroom is really small and reminded us of the dentist's office, but everything was working. The sink in the room looked strange and reminded again of the surgery room. Tea facility was there and the hairdryer working as well. The breakfast was basic and simple, but it's a shame there was no fresh coffee offered - only instant one. Service was good and towels and linen changed promptly. All in all it is ok for the short stay, not more than 2 nights, but it was not relaxing or comfy.
I stayed at the paddington hotel this weekend just past for my partners birthday. After searching the internet for hours to find somewhere that looked nice, clean and was of reasonable price I chose the Paddington Hotel.
This hotel is 2 minutes from Lancaster Gate (Central line) and 6 min from Paddington Station, so it's really well situated. Next to Kensington Park and Marble Arch, in a quiet but central zone.
just stayed there a week ago and my rating would have been higher if it didn't claim to be a 3 star hotel.
This hotel was a great deal! Anybody who has been looking at hotel rates in London online knows that getting a decent hotel at a decent price in a decent location is not an easy find. I looked online and was able to get 2 double rooms for $100 US each or about 50 pounds. The rooms were equipped with a TV, mahagony wood bed, crisp white linen, a stainless steel sink and vanity, and mini fridge. The bathrooms were average and maybe on the small side but clean. The continental breakfast is a typical european breakfast which includes, juice, a few types of patries, and cereal (not the typical eggs and bacon common of an American breakfast but then again you are not in the states). The building was absolutely charming. However, I think that there is a big difference between some of the rooms which might account for some of the bad ratings. One of our rooms was way smaller than the other room although it had all the basic amenities. The hotel is also a 2 minute walk from Hyde Park and Lancaster Gate underground. Overall, this hotel is a good find if you can get a good deal online.
The Paddington Hotel was perfect for me!
This was my first time setting foot on English soil. I was traveling solo and on a budget. I found a great rate for The Paddington through a discount web site, and found everything to suit me perfectly. The rooms were a good size for me or two people even, they were trendy and cleaned everyday. The breakfast left a little to be desired but I never made it up on time for it anyway. I had no problems with checking in or out, and the location couldn't have been better. I'd go back in a second, but don't have to now since I met people on the first trip! Overall, I'm confident to say after MUCH research the Paddington is the best value
Possibly the least comfortable night of my life was spent in this hotel on 23.03.04. The carpet was filthy, the bed linen was musty and the toilet bowl was covered in old stains. Breakfast was laughable - 3 sorts of cereal, 2 sorts of bread and juice. The woman on breakfast duty would not even let me take some orange juice back to my room and scolded me like a child. All in all a miserable experience. Several showers later, I still feel dirty. How they obtained a 3 star rating is a mystery. I've stayed in better youth hostels than this!
Four star hotel at a two star price
Me and my wife stayed at The Paddington Hotel for three nights, and we would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. The room was very big, tastefully decorated with boutique-style lighting and furnishings.
There was a DVD player and a refrigerator. Everything was spotless, and it seemed like the room had just been renovated because even the copper on the pipes was sparkling and the bed had a lot of bounce to it. We paid fifty pounds a night for it over a weekend, and what with the breakfast included I can definately say we'll be back the next time we're in london.
The hotel was clean, but the rooms were really, really small. And, the bathroom...looks as if it has been completely remodeled and is clean, but it is TINY. The shower has this folding door and you have to literally press yourself against the shower wall so the door has room to open. There is no lobby area in this hotel. The lobby is in the hotel across the street. And, you have to return your key when you leave in the morning so they can access your room for cleaning--which they do clean. Other reviewers have said it wasn't very clean, but I didn't notice and I'm a very clean person. Breakfast was provided every morning, but I didn't wake up early enough to get it. The location is also good as you are in walking distances to many restaurants, Hyde Park as well as the Paddinton Station. Overall, great value for the money and I would stay here again in order to save money.
Can do better
Although the location is GREAT and the stuff is doing there best there is much room for improovement. The beds are terrible, the rooms are tiny and you can not manuver your suitcase in the coridor for the "extra space". You also need not put on you glasses when you check how clean it is. But the loation is wonderful.