The location was perfect. Paddington Station is about 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport via the excellent Heathrow Express; the hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the station (tip: walk via the canal – it’s a little quicker and more pleasant than along the main road).
Paddington Central - where the hotel is situated - was part of a recent huge urban regeneration. There are cafes, restaurants and shops nearby, and – at weekends especially – a very relaxed feel to the area. All the sights of London are minutes away by Underground. It’s also a 10 minute walk to Kensington Gardens.
All of the hotel staff I encountered were helpful, proactive and efficient. The hotel has a gym and a restaurant which – although I didn’t use them – both looked quite appealing.
The rooms are comfortable and – despite the fact that in some areas they exhibit a victory of style over functionality (example: why have a separate toilet and bathroom in a room intended for a maximum of two people?) – I slept well on the 4 nights that I stayed there. No noise was detected from outside due to the excellent double glazing.
I’d certainly recommend this hotel and wouldn’t hesitate to book again when I am next in London.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Novotel London Paddington Hotel London
- Accor London Paddington