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Up early - though I'd been awake for ages. We were out of the hotel just after 6am and on the train heading for the airport, which was hugely crowded at this early time of the day.
My suitcase was overweight (surprise, surprise) and we had to take heavy things out and pack them into hand luggage - still the same weight going on the plane, …
London at the weekend seems much more laid back than during the week when the commuters fill the underground. So in an effort to avoid the commuting cloud I ventured into the city on a Sunday morning with plans to spend a couple of nights as a tourist!
First stop was the Christmas market at Southbank (map), set out in the …
After a speedy breakfast we went down to Paddington station and caught the train to Bath. The train was very quiet and smooth, and our carriage was quiet as we were travelling in a designated "quiet carriage" - no mobile phones, no babies, just harmonious peace. Within 20 minutes we were in the picturesque countryside. Our train line passed through …
Started the morning by doing a load of washing and setting it out to dry in the bathroom. The tubes were back to normal this morning and we arrived at Victoria Station to find our waiting room for the Orient Express already open, offering refreshments and comfort.
Of course the weather is still unseasonally warm - according to the weather …
After a refreshing night's sleep we caught another little trolley car along the enclosed walkways across the road to the airport where we checked in our luggage and bought some brekky before our long flight to London.
The plane was barely half full, giving us room to spread out. We caught the Heathrow Express to Paddington, and had a …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWestpoint Hotel London
We always stay here - service is good, cleanliness is good, value for money excellent, access to Paddington station brilliant, includes breakfast!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Westpoint Hotel London
I booked a room at the hotel just by chance in 1998 and when I realized how convenient it was I came back in 2000 and in 2001.
We stayed two nights in July 2004.
Cosy hotel in an excellent location
I stayed at the Westpoint Hotel in November 2001. I must say that for GBP35 for a single room en suite, it is good value for money. The room is comfortable with a double bed and shower. The breakfast is generous and delicious. Best of all, it is only a 3-minute walk to Paddington station.
As close to a bargin as you get in london
Let me start this review by saying after traveling to london a couple of times that there are no deals in hotels. I found this to be a close as I was able to find. Each room has a wc and they are clean. the rooms are fine but on the smallish size which I think is std for london by US stadard. There is a nice breakfast included which can be upgraded to a large for a fair price. The location is great near hyde park and a few tube stops. THis is my first choice for a central london hotel but just remeber that there is not a lot to choose from in this area and price class
Wouldn't stay here ever again
Look elsewhere. My wife and I had planned to stay 5 nights but only lasted one. Fire alarm went off for an hour and a half our first night. The hotel staff blamed and berated the guests for the alarm going off. When guests asked a question, the hotel engineer was very aggressive, hostile and told people they could leave if they weren't (--) happy and to stop wasting his time. Hotel staff wouldn't cal the fire department until pressured by many guests.I witnessed this first hand. Spend your money elsewhere. Many better places in London for the same price.