Royal Park Hotel
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Another brisk sunny morning as the train pulls out of Waverly at 10.30 and we roll south, retracing my route through Newcastle, York and in 4.5 hours, into King's Cross/St. Pancreas. Take the tube to Paddington and check in to The Royal Park Hotel at one end of a lovely row of white townhouses in a quiet terrace off Praed St. just a few blocks from …
... although there seemed to be a constant steam of waiters and waitresses ready to take your order. Passing the pool area (That’s American pool and not Olympic size) we climbed the stairs to the loft. White decor and a vodka bar. Mental note to self: Vodka bar in loft!! A further flight of stairs took us to a private observation deck. No Vodka up here, methinks. Let’s head back down!
Passing the Vodka bar, we descended through the loft and passed the ...
... massive food area, then past the watches. I saw a watch for £2000 and thought that was ridiculous, but then they just kept getting more expensive as we walked! The most expensive one I saw was, no joke, a £700,000 watch! With the conversion that would be almost 1.4 million dollars! For a watch! And it was ugly! We went up the escalators, which had their own room full of Egyptian style statues, as well as a huge shrine to princess Diana, then ...
... for Westminster, past numerous expensive waterside apartments (most refurbished wharfs), old pubs, bridges and noted landmarks. Walked through the river section of Westminster. Enough history for one day, we headed back to the tube for home and after a shower out to find a new venue for dinner. London has proved to be a vast but easily navigable city. Tomorrow is our last day and still much to ...
... Squats followed by a bit of kicking me in the shines for 5min. GREAT! This wasn't the most enjoyable experience we've ever had with Malaysian airlines, but it was quite amusing to say the least.
We have arrived.... We couldn't leave the airport quick enough, after last year having to wait and wait 3 hours to go through customs and passport checks, we were first in line. By the time we got our luggage and went out to get a taxi, both of us were really drained and didn't ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Park Hotel London
Thank you Trip Advisor! We reserved this hotel from reviews on the Trip Advisor web site and we were not disappointed! My 11 year old son and I stayed at the Royal Park Hotel for 7 nights in June 2004. We loved everything about this hotel! A safe location, beautifully decorated rooms and extra comfortable beds! My son appreciated the large warmed towels in the bathroom and the scones and tea in the sitting room in the afternoon. Thank you to Daniel, Valentina and Rowan who greeted us daily and for all their assistance and advice....we truly enjoyed our first visit to London and hope to return next year. We will definitely stay at the Royal Park Hotel---why stay anyplace else?
I recently had the good fortune to spend 5 nights (June / July 2004) at the Royal Park with my husband and 4 year old daughter. We chose the hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. Our stay was fantastic. The location is great, just a short walk to Paddington Station and underground in one direction, and Hyde park in the other. It is also close to great shopping and the West end. The staff were wonderful, very helpful and friendly. Rooms are not huge but are beautifully appointed and give the feeling of staying in someones home, rather than a hotel. The afternoon tea with fresh baked scones and jam was a real treat as were the lovely continental breakfasts. We will most certainly be returning.
Great small hotel
Excellent small hotel with attentive staff. Concierge staff was great about getting theater tickets and finding out other bits of information for me. Tea and scones are gratis in the afternoon, as is champagne in the early evening - very nice! Rooms are a bit tight by American standards, but are beautifully decorated. Bathrooms are well designed and bright.
Fabulous time at the Royal Park Hotel
The Royal Park Hotel is a new establishment that is excellent in every way. Our room was lovely and spotless, everything first class. The desk staff was always helpful and courteous and breakfast served in our sitting room every morning was delightful. The hotel is close to Paddington Station, the undergrand at Lancaster Gate, and hyde Park. This hotel is outstanding.
Loved it, great London hotel
Just perfect ... wondeful staff, gorgeous accomodation, great breakfast and, as for the complimentary cream tea's .... I could stay there forever ...
had my family over to visit and put them in this fantastic hotel! i could not find one thing i didn't like with this new hotel. The staff, the rooms, the design- it was all fantastic. my parents were well looked after and even as fussy as they are they will certainly come back to this place.
Great Rooms, Great Staff
Stayed at this facility from 5/13/04 for three nights. My first time in London and the Hotel and especially the staff were just wonderful. Allowed to check in early after arriving from US in a.m. Very, very accomodating. I would highly reccommend this hotel to anyone looking for a B&B feeling. Great location, two blocks from Paddington Station and great access to Lancaster Tube. Wonderful local restaurants around corner.
What a FANTASTIC wedding anniversary treat. The staff were attentive, helpful and polite. The accommodation was exceptional. A country retreat hotel in the heart of the city. Excellent location, right next to Hyde Park. This is, without doubt, the best hotel we have stayed in in London. Excellent value for money. Would recommend this hotel to all of our very best friends.
Hospitality at its best
This hotel may not have a restuarant but what it lacks in this facility it really makes it up in others.The staff were excellent, the room was also excellent in fact the only critiscm we had was we had only booked in for one night. We will stay here again without doubt on our next visit to London to enjoy hospitality as it should be in a hotel
Wow. I could just list superlatives, and still wouldn't be able to convey how impressed I was with this new-ish hotel. In a good location, a stone's throw from Paddington Station, the Royal Park was converted in late 2003 from three stylish Georgian buildings. And what a job they did ? rooms are light, extremely comfortable and very attractrive.There's no pool or leisure club or restaurant, but who needs that when complimentary services include sherry or whisky on arrival, AND afternoon tea (freshly baked scones in one's room), AND champagne and canapes every evening at 7pm.As much as anything, it's the warmth of the welcome from the staff that makes the hotel special: one truly felt like a valued guest, rather than just another customer.The full rates are expensive; I'd found a good deal (under 100 pounds) on a last minute website, which made it exceptional value.Outstanding.