Having just been totally refurbished, this is a fantastic contemporary hotel, well-suited to accommodate any visitor to London with its wide range of comfortable, newly renovated rooms. Definitely one of the best budget accommodations in the whole of London (0908 RPL)
This lovely hotel is situated just off the main shopping area of Bayswater in central London, overlooking a quiet, leafy Victorian park. It is a short walk from Hyde Park and Kensignton Gardens and Palace, with excellent connections to the West End and all London tourist attractions. The fashionable Notting Hill area is also a short walk away.
27 kms to the airport (london heathrow airport)
40 kms to the airport (london gatwick airport)
5 minute walk to the nearest metro station (bayswater/queensway)
4 km to the nearest station (paddington)
5 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
5 km to the nearest fair site (earls court)
All the rooms were refurbished in 2008 to a very good standard and they now feature en suite facilities, modern flat screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. They've been decorated using cream and soft pastel colours and wooden furniture. All beds feature new linen, white duvets and rich coloured, silky cushions and bedspreads. Both, room and bathrooms are in excellent condition.
The breakfast room is located in the lower ground floor. This is a very spacious and modern room where Continental style breakfast is served to all the hotel's guests.
The hotel also has a coffee room in the ground floor, next to the reception and lobby area. This is a very large room with very high ceilings, beautiful, period plaster coving and huge windows that floods the room with daylight. The room follows the rest of the hotel's decor style and is very modern, with butter colour painted walls, dark wooden furniture and leather armchairs. Hot and cold drinks, hot pastries and light snacks are served in this very comfortable coffee room. Guests can also use it as TV room thanks to the huge plasma screen television hanging from one of the walls, and use on of the several internet points available in the room.
The hotel consists of what were once five very elegant Victorian town houses, now connected and converted into a lovely hotel. The attractive entrance, after a few steps, is flanked by columns.
The lobby is small but having recently been refurbished, is very airy and modern. The wooden reception desk (please note receptionist wearing a uniform is a rare sight in this type of London hotel, and tell a lot about the service and quality offered by this hotel) is set to the left, having accessed the hotel via an automatic door. Flat screen televisions advertise sightseen tours and London attractions. There is a new and modern lift right in front of the reception desk.