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ABC Hyde Park Hotel
Ranked #689 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 20 May 2012

We stayed at ABC for two nights and had I not paid in full on arrival, before seeing the room we would have moved to one of he many Hotels around the area.

We were placed in a double behind the reception, we had been moved from a second floor room as it was abvious that my wife would not have been able to make the stairs.

The room it self was not small but was very poorly designed.
The double bed was placed up against he window so that we both had to get in the bed from the same side.

The curtain would not fully close and the bright light outside the front door light up the room all night.

The TV and "SKY" box was fixed to the wall at the bottom of the bed so that even when we moved the bed a little way from the window you could not get passed it.

When switching on the TV it required a nack of quickly selecting the Aux option. So we had to leave the TV on all night once the SKY box was turned off so we could get morning TV.
One of there adverts said that they had SKY TV, this was the box but there was no card installed so only free channels were available.

The bathroom was small with knees against the door when you sat down on the toilet.

The tea making facilities (kettle) could not be used unless we placed in on the floor on the other side of the room.

Breakfast was a bit strange with swissroll and cheap liver pate on the menu. The only cooked options were baked beens, scrambled eggs and hard boiled eggs.

They had a notice on their board that said you could get a cheaper taxi if you booked at reception. So as we were going to a show we booked. Whilst it was a nice car unfortunatly the driver did not know where our Theatre was (not a unknown one). When we arrived we were charged £20! The return journey we decided to use a Black Cab and got back for £17.
Whe I complained I was given back £3 from reception but we left with a bad taste in our mouths and could not get out quick enougth.

We will not stay here again even at half the price. Whilst it was cleen it was not comftable.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Brilliant customer service from staff at this hotel - will always endeavour to use them for any guests I have coming from abroad. Gulsam was very helpful and assisted me throughout the booking process. Loved the stay!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Don't think I have ever stayed in a hotel such such a small bedroom, but when in London the sightseeing is more important.

Very clean, and the staff were very welcoming.

Breakfast good, and plentiful (no meat).

Would definitely stay there again. Good base, and close to Paddington tube.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

The location of the hotel is excellent. There were several bus stations near to the hotel. The downtown was very close to it. The hotel was clean, the staff was very kind. The room was beautiful but I found it too small.
Generally we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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2  Thank bazsi895
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

I've just returned from a 10 night stay at the ABC Hyde Park hotel and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. The location is great and convenient. The tube station is very close and there are cafes, restaurants, and shops all around this area. All of the receptionists were amazing, especially Gulsam, who was very friendly and accommodating. For the price, you can not find a better deal. The hotel was very clean and well maintained. I am going back to London in June and will definitely be staying at the ABC Hyde Park hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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4  Thank mhperez83
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

I have stayed two times in the ABC Park Hyde Hotel and am very pleased to come back for the third time. The rooms are not too big but big enough and clean (!). The staff is friendly and helpful. It's a not a big hotel, but that's what I liked about it, its more personal. The breakfast was good (toasted bread, omelette, boiled eggs ect). Of course you have the street noise of cars passing by but that's a part of London. I thought it was close to the centre and especially the many busses that stop a few minutes walking from the hotel were a big plus for me.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank amssi
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

We have just returned from a 2 night stay in London at the ABC Hyde park and I would recommend it to anyone. The rooms were not over large but sufficient for what we needed. They were very clean with fresh towels daily. The location was very good for accessing the museums we wanted to visit and is close to Hyde park. The reception staff were friendly and helpful and check in was quick and easy. I will definitely return here when I next visit London.

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6  Thank Elmoschick
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Additional Information about ABC Hyde Park Hotel

Address: 121 Sussex Gardens | Paddington, London W2 2RU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #689 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: £63 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — ABC Hyde Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ABC HYDE PARK HOTEL is an elegant Georgian House located only a short stroll from Hyde Park. ABC HYDE PARK HOTEL is one of the best value hotels in the area and its central location makes it an ideal base for exploring the capital. Many of London's most famous attractions and landmarks are within walking distance. Lancaster Gate and Paddington Stations with their excellent transport links are a mere stone's throw away. The Heathrow Express train can transport you direct from Paddington Station to and from Heathrow Airport in only 15 minutes with the Heathrow Connect in 25 minutes Your “home away from home “while in United Kingdom, whether for a few days of holiday or a month on business, this hotel will be run in the typically friendly yet professional manner successfully spearheaded for several years Well-placed in the sightseeing, shopping, restaurants area of London city, provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The hotel has been refurbished not only to satisfy the exigent demands of today’s business travellers but also to provide a very comfortable retreat for today’s leisure travellers. A warm welcome awaits you at ABC Hyde Park Hotel. The hotel is recently refurbished with high standard of decor and comfort. This London hotel, which is of 2 star superior categories, offers some of the best London hotel accommodation in the area. Major Central London tourist attractions including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Marble Arch, Edgware Road and Oxford Street are all within walking distance. The friendly and efficient staff will assist you in all your queries and questions about London. You can also book your tickets for guided London tours and other travel arrangements through their services. With great special offers, this small London hotel is well equipped to meet every traveller’s needs. The hotel has a reputation for a high standard of comfort and service that is what our valuable guests expressed in their reviews about our hotel. ... more   less 
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