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“A Very Good Business Stop Over (With directions)”

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Novotel London Paddington
Ranked #266 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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“A Very Good Business Stop Over (With directions)”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I was attending a corporate dinner in near by Notting Hill and as this hotel was close to the office, I plumped for it. The impression is that it's like most other Novotels I have been to across Europe: modern, clean and well equipped. I was put in an "executive room".

The room was big enough with a decent bathroom and all the facilities necessary. There was a desk that could be used for a reasonable amount of work. The decor and so on were inoffensive without actually being bland. The toiletries in the bathroom included a wide range of items and a fluffy robe wit slippers.

Th bed was delightful. Comfortable and big enough for two.. Despite being located where it is (between a main railway line and a busy road) it was perfectly quiet. Breakfast was delicious and well worth staying for.

What is best about this hotel is the location. From arriving on the Heathrow Express at Paddington to reception is a ten minute walk. From the Heathorw Express platforms, go up the stairs and follow the signs to the Hammersmith and City line station. Exit from this underground station, turn left and walk by the canal. Turn left again at Starbucks, follow the path round the amphitheatre and there is Kingdom Street - the Novotel is at the end.

The hotel is also only a 15 minute walk away from Hyde Park or Westbourne Park/Notting Hill. Using the newly refurbished Underground station means you can reach The City in 20 minutes.

It is, however, not cheap. I was traveling on expenses so I'm immune to price, but what I paid would be quite a lot if I was paying my own way. It's not bad value for London but it's still dear.

All in all a good hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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I am looking forward to receiving you again.

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

This is a very comfortable new hotel almost overhanging Paddington Station. There's not much of a view from the hotel windows, well unless you like traintracks and main roads, but I suppose Hyde Park is 15 minutes walk away if you needed to reconnect with nature. The hotel is super comfy and quiet (no noise from the afortementioned trains and cars) with swish bathroooms in the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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novotelpaddington, General Manager at Novotel London Paddington, responded to this review, 23 November 2013
Many thanks for your review, I am very happy that you enjoyed your exp[erience.
I am looking forward to receiving you again.

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

This hotel was an excellent choice for the 18 active seniors in our group. The rooms were clean and the morning breakfast was great. We stayed here for two nights while visiting London before a great cruise. It was easy access for all.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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novotelpaddington, Manager at Novotel London Paddington, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Many thanks for your review, I am very happy that we exceeded your expectation.
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Well appointed good size rooms with everything you need, nice and peaceful.Lovely bathroom-Nice to have separate toilet but no sink so you had to go back to bathroom to wash your hands. Comfortable bed and very good lighting


  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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novotelpaddington, Manager at Novotel London Paddington, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Thanks for your comments.

I hope you will stay with us again in the future.

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Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

I'm just back from a very pleasant stay at Novotel.
The location is very convenient for Paddington station.
Room was clean, bright and quiet. The staff are unfailingly polite and helpful. I had some erroneous charges on my bill and there was no hassle in getting them removed.
I could have done with a better shelter it front to smoke under as the rain was pelting down, but that's obviously not going to be an issue for everyone.
The rack rate is out of my price range but I'd be very happy to return next time there's a deal on, or I'm in London for business.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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novotelpaddington, Manager at Novotel London Paddington, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us.

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Here for 2 nights with children, it was spot on. The room had a sofa bed for the kids which I was a bit unhappy about but it turned out to be 2 proper single beds from the sofa so the children had far better beds than I had expected. On arrival the kids were given a gift each and there were free kids DVDs to exchange, which was great after a day walking around London, a chance to relax with a free Disney film. So a few bonus things that we hadn't expected. A very clean and modern hotel, great breakfast and the staff were really friendly. There was a zizzis at the end of the street so this was again ideal for the us and there was a sainsburys there too which allowed us to make sandwiches and have a bottle of wine in our room! The room had a fridge so we could store our food in it. The hotel is near the canel, a lovely spot, we walked along the river and found a super restaurant called the Summerhouse, a real find, with children's menu. It's just beyond the little Venice area. We also walked to the natural history museum from this hotel, took about 30 mins, it's a good location.
If I could improve 2 things it would the adults beds, a little soft and also the local knowledge of the staff. They were not really able to recommend other restraurants, I was surprise we found the summerhouse and they didn't know about it. Otherwise faultless, we would go back definitely, and you can use your Accor points!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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novotelpaddington, Manager at Novotel London Paddington, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us.

I am very pleased that we could exceed your expectation in many aspects.

I look forward to welcoming you again.

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Property: Novotel London Paddington
Address: Sheldon Square 3 Kingdom Street, London W2 6BD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Paddington / Maida Vale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Green Hotel in London
#174 Family Hotel in London
#196 Luxury Hotel in London
#215 Romantic Hotel in London
#237 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel London Paddington 4*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Novotel London Paddington is in the Paddington Central area, easily accessible by public transport and a few minutes' walk from Paddington Station (15 minute link to Heathrow Airport and great connection to all parts of London with 4 tube lines). Enjoy a shopping spree on Oxford Street or take a leisurely stroll to Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. All 206 rooms have free Wifi access and satellite TV. Our Elements restaurant and bar also offer a relaxed dining and drinking experience. The hotel has a swimming pool, sauna and fitness room for you to unwind after a long day exploring London. You can as well use our concierge services to book your tickets for the best West End shows or for numerous attractions. ... more   less 
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