St. David's Hotels

Address: 14-20 Norfolk Square, London, England, W2 1RS, United Kingdom | Hotel
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This hotel, located in the Lancaster Gate area of London, is near Hyde Park Stables, Ross Nye Stables, Alfies Antiques Market, and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum.
Map this hotel

Description

Photos of St. David's Hotels

 
    View all photos
         

      Historical Traveler Reviews St. David's Hotels London

      An excellent budget hotel

      from

      My husband and I stayed at the St. David's for eight nights in August, 2004.

      Being our first trip to London, more seasoned travellers had warned us about the potential pitfalls at staying at "budget" accomodations (too small, not clean, too noisy, etc., etc.).

      Although our room was small, it was not cramped, and the staff kept it extremely clean throughout our stay. The room was also reasonably quiet - no impact from adjoining rooms and minimal street noise.

      The breakfast, however, was the biggest surprise to this newbie traveller. The staff was friendly and extremely efficient, and was very willing to accomodate two vegetarians. The food was plentiful, varied and tasty.

      On a final note, if you're willing to spend the extra money to take the Heathrow Express, DO IT!! As advertised, the train ride is a mere 15 minutes from the airport to Paddington Station. The walk to the St. David's is (at most) an additional two minutes. Truly a stress-free way to arrive in London.

      Dreadful. Try The Ashley Hotel instead

      from

      Stayed here July 2004. Although the staff is folksy and friendly, the accommodations were dreary. Things to know: lots and lots of stairs, very hot, very loud (subway ends at 1am and begins at 5am), dark & musty, plastic bathrooms (think a large version of an RV), dirty walls with cracks, hairs and stains on the sheets. Needless to say - we checked out the next morning. For a little bit more walk across Norfolk square and try the Ashley hotel - much, much better and worth the money.

      A nice little place

      from

      A nice little place. More large b&b than hotel, the room I had was clean and tidy (it was a triple room but I only paid single price, 49, an excellent price for central London). The breakfast in the morning was plentiful and well-cooked. The hotel owners are very friendly people, always making a point of saying hello or good morning etc. when you see them. The location is perfect, just around the corner from Paddington station, but on a tree-lined side street so traffic noise isn't an issue. Highly recommended for a clean place to stay in London without spending too much money.

      Outstanding hosts, accomodating, great location and reasonable price

      from

      Our family stayed 2 nights in June/2004. We caught an all night flight and showed up at the Hotel at 8:30 a.m. with next to no sleep. The hosts/owners were great - they let us check in early and also offered us that first breakfast (all at no extra cost).

      If that were not enough, there are several other positives about this hotel. The room was clean. Price was very affordable by London standards ($90 pounds/night). Breakfast was large (yes a bit greasy) and could be ordered as you would like. The owner/cook made a point of stopping by all tables and saying Hi and asking how things were.

      The location was perfect. You can catch the Heathrow express train to Paddington train/tube station which is literally 5 minute walk or less. We had never been to London and could very easily make our way there from the airport. The area was safe and has many hotels. There are numerous close restaurants and pubs, at least a few internet cafes and its virtually directly on a route for double decker bus. You can also walk to Hyde Park in a matter of a few minutes.

      The decor was not outstanding and the basement room we stayed in had an outside light right outside the window that made the room bright all night long. Our room had 3 single beds and one double. All in all hospitality made up for any minor shortcomings in the room and for the price the location, hospitality and breakfasts more then made up for it.

      Great staff, Family room

      from

      St. David's Hotel has a wonderful staff and great English breakfast. We had a family room for 5 which is hard to find anywhere in Europe. We were on the basement level so the room was a little musty. My parents had a room on another level that was fine. It is close to Paddington station which is convenient. I would go back because the staff make you feel like family.

      Highly recommended

      from

      I stayed here twice, 3 days then a week in May and June 2004. Great hotel, basic but it's got all you need. Very friendly and helpful staff, great breakfasts, great location. No traffic noise. Highly recommended for the budget traveller

      The St. David's Hotel is terrific in all respects

      from

      The hotel is wonderful and the owners/staff absolutely great..it is small, comfortable and very convenient. If one is looking for elegance, don't look here, but pleasant, warm, clean and a fabulous breakfast..look no further.

      Jane Roland

      Great Hotel, Great Price

      from

      I was very happy with my stay here! Although I was traveling alone, the owners/staff made me feel very comfortable and welcome. My room was on the small side but still ok (especially considering the price). The breakfasts are huge and delicious, and, in between cooking, the owner makes it a point to greet everyone in the dining room. The location is very convenient to Padington station. I recomend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.

      Great value

      from

      Friendly staff, great proximity to amenities and transportation (bus, underground and rail) and overall cleanliness make this a good deal.

      Norfolk Square Paddington is one of the more pleasant areas of London, generally quiet, convenient, and safe. As a travel agent I've stayed in a lot of B&B's in Britain over the years and this is one of the best I've found in its price range.

      Great location

      from

      We stayed at the hotel in May 2003. It's only 2 short blocks from Paddington Station where you can catch the Heathrow Express to the airport. However, there is no elevator in the hotel which means you have to carry your luggage up several flights of stairs. The room is small and the bathroom tiny. However, everything is pretty clean and a good price for London (69 pounds). The English breakfast is only served until 9 am. Food is plenty and a bit greasy but good.

      TripAdvisor Reviews St. David's Hotels London

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

      Travel Blogs from London

      Fun on the River Cam

      A travel blog entry by chuckcurry on Sep 09, 2014

      1 comment, 7 photos

      ... history while she punted us up and down the river past historic buildings and places. It has been another beautiful day with temps around 25 C.
      After the idyllic river punting we lunched at Galleria for pastas, risotto and glasses of wine. Then off to the Wren Library at St John's College, the 2nd oldest at Cambridge. In a short tour we ...

      Windsor Castle and Eton

      A travel blog entry by plowman4 on Jul 17, 2014

      2 comments, 8 photos

      ... and Prince Harry went to. The town is located along the River Thames and is very charming and full of cute shops and cafés. We stopped for homemade fudge which was sweet and tasty but bares little resemblance to the fudge we are used to. We have one day left in London before we head off to Paris by train through the Chunnel on Saturday morning. We have a few more things to see and do before we go. There is so much to do here, much more than you can ever get to in just five ...

      Out and About in London

      A travel blog entry by dillardstravels on May 26, 2014

      55 photos

      ... That is only celebrated in The States! It was more likely crowded because the museums here are free! That's right, free! What a novel idea, eh? Enlighten the people of your country for free instead of trying to make a buck (or a pound) at every turn!

      Enough of the crowds! Let's go see what we ...

      The Arnotts Factory

      A travel blog entry by nickandjulie on Mar 30, 2014

      5 comments, 2 photos

      ... a bit I learned. For starters, I learned that the Neanderthals were actually a genetically different species to what we are – homo sapiens. I always had just assumed that Neanderthal was just a name for humans who were still not really living in communities, but as it turned out they are not the same as us. Also, I learned that elephants and rhinoceroses and giraffes would have once roamed the British island when it was attached to the rest of Europe. ...

      London - Ticked Off!

      A travel blog entry by denisemilburn on Dec 23, 2013

      3 comments

      ... of the clothes of Queen Elizabeth, her sister Margaret and Princess Diana. The afternoon included some more shopping on Regent street including the purchase of some most tasteful Christmas jumpers for all members of the family and another visit to Oxford and Regent Streets after a turn on the rides at Leicester Square. Figuring our Monopoly boardwalk was just about completed we headed to Jamie's Diner to top the day off with a great meal! Our last day in ...