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“Wonderful weekend”
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Thistle Hyde Park
Ranked #391 of 1,068 Hotels in London
1 review
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“Wonderful weekend”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

I booked this hotel 6 months in advance. I don't like contemporary hotels and wanted a beautiful original building in London.

I couldn't have chosen better ! Beautiful Victorian hotel overlooking Kensington Park ( The Thistle Kensington is totally different and above a petrol station ). This hotel is only a short bus ride or 2 stops on underground to Oxford Street.

My partner and I arrived early and was informed that our room was available immediately ! We had been upgraded to a very large beautiful suite which overlooked the park. Stunning.

We left our cases and went for a cruise on the Thames. When we arrived back at the hotel we got ready for dinner and had a look around the hotel.

You walk into a small reception by a small lounge area. With piano comfy chairs and chandeliers ( which are everywhere ). Next to this was a bar area very comfy to. This leads through to restaurant. I booked dinner for both nights.

Hotel staff were throughout our stay, the most friendly, helpful and welcoming I have ever met. Nothing was too much trouble and they are all so accommodating.

The food was great with a great choice for dinner and the full English for breakfast.

On the Saturday we visited Sherlock Holmes museum where I proposed to my now fiance by the statue at the underground. We then travelled back to Kensington Gardens where my fiancé proposed to me at the Peter Pan statue. The day was perfect sunny and warm. We walked through the park to Harrods for afternoon tea.

Dinner that night was a surprise as my fiancé had arranged for some flowers for our table and some champagne. I was speechless.

I have no idea how the hotel managed to find 6 of the most beautiful red large roses in the space of a few hours ! Lots of the hotel team came over to congratulate us on our engagement. My fiancée and I decided to give the roses to a couple of the staff all of who had made our weekend so very special.

This hotel was just everything I expected it to be and made it all so very special.

Thankyou to everyone and my husband and I will be back.

XXX

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laura D, Value Centre General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Ms P,

Congratulation on your engagement! I am also pleased that your experience with us was amazing and that we were able to be a part of your special moment! We look forward to your return as Mr and Mrs!.

Warm Regards,
Laura
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Excellent location, close to tube, across the road from Hyde Park and a pleasant walk to Oxford Street.
Very pleasant staff on reception, and we were very pleased to be upgraded to a suite, with a lovely lounge and bedroom with a king size bed. Although on the back of the hotel, the room was very quiet indeed.
The only gripe ( only a small gripe) whilst the water in the bathroom was always very hot, the power on the shower was rather weak! But everything else more than compensated.
Would certainly stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Laura D, Value Centre General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Mr W,

Thank you for your feedback. I am also pleased that your overall experience at the hotel was met. We are addressing the issue of water pressure at the hotel with a view to improving such. Nothwithstaning, we look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Laura
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Ok location, rooms and decor old style - no everyone's ideal - but all was in reasonable shape and working. Food was v good. Not my usual place - but would go if usual was not available. Near two main tube stops and opposite Hyde park. Room upgrade was good and room very spacious

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Laura D, Value Centre General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Mr M,

Thank you for such a wonderful feedback. I am also pleased that your expectations were met. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Laura
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

we had a wonderful stay recently at this really friendly ,proper London hotel-well worth a visit! The room was huge with very cosy décor and the staff could not do enough for us-I was presented with a lovely box of chocolates for our anniversary-just made it feel really special!

Room Tip: rooms with chandeliers are gorgeous
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laura D, Value Centre General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Ms P,

I am also pleased that you had a delightful stay with us for your Anniversary! Thank you very much for your comments and we hope to see you again next year!.

Warm Regards,
Laura
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights March 2014. When we finally arrived having had great difficulty finding the place, we were met by a very efficient and friendly young man on reception who informed us we had been upgraded to a deluxe room to which we were directed, not escorted. The room was fine, maybe a little tired and a little dark as the window looked out onto an internal service area. We then went down to the bar to get a snack and a drink. I would not recommend the sandwiches, the bread was stale and there was so much of it, around 3 to 4 rounds of thick bread each with too little filling. At £7.95 per person this was a rip off. We complained to the waiter when he came to clear the plates but I don't think he grasped what we were getting at.
On checkout we were presented with the bill and we explained to the very nice receptionist the incident with the sandwiches on day 1. She was very apologetic and quite rightly removed the cost from the bill, so no complaints with the outcome. I would recommend this hotel because of several points, the position, the welcome and the price £130 per night per room which seems very reasonable for London.
There is an entrance to the park right opposite the hotel and if you walk through for about 15 minutes you arrive at the Royal Albert Hall which was handy as we were attending a concert there.

Room Tip: We were at the back of the hotel which made the room a little dark but I would imagine that to enjoy...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laura D, Value Centre General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Ms G,

I would like to apologise for the level of catering that you received during your stay with us. Rest assured your comments has been taken on board with a view to improving food and beverage on offer. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Laura
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Great location on bayswater road opposite Hyde Park (closer to marble arch)

Room 202 very big junior suite nice overlooking the park

Quiet considering main road and lift near the room

Has some very nice restaurants round the corner (left and left as you come out) Greek etc and some newsagent. A waitrose further on to the right of the hotel and petrol garage

Hotel has a nice bar area and restaurant and wifi was complientary which worked on all my devices well

Jo-Jo on reception was very nice and made check In nice and easy

Would recommend

Parking - 24 pounds for 24 hours, not bad!

No gym but take your trainers and go for a nice run or walk opposite In Hyde Park

Room Tip: Suite or looking over to Hyde park (room 202 was nice - junior suite) Ask for an upgrade, small c...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Laura D, Value Centre General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Mr J,

Thank you for your feedback. I am also happy that your experience of the hotel's facilities, staff and location has led you to recommend the hotel. We look forward to your next visit.

Warm Regards,
Laura
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jersey ci
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

An amazing hotel, very personal.
Arrived early but the room was available, had a room overlooking the park which was beautiful to watch ( bit noisy from traffic but got used to same.)
Room had everything I needed, fridge, iron, refreshments, seating area, large bathroom.
Thankfully I didn't experience any trouble with plumbing and my shower was great :-)
Very clean.
Had breakfast which was very nice, good choice.
Thanks to Ilona for making our breakfasts run smoothly, nothing was too much trouble.
Easy to get to, on bus route ( stop right outside) buses every few minutes.
Lovely walks available in the park
Will definitely stay here again
Big thanks to all the staff

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Laura D, Value Centre General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Ms C,

Thank you for such a wonderful feedback which I will pass on to the team. I am also pleased that you've had an enjoyable stay with us at Thistle Hyde Park and that your expectations were met. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Laura
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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Additional Information about Thistle Hyde Park

Property: Thistle Hyde Park
Address: 90 - 92 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Kensington and Hyde Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#214 Romantic Hotel in London
#272 Family Hotel in London
#275 Luxury Hotel in London
#316 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Hyde Park 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thistle Hyde Park dates from Victorian times, with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of a Pall Mall private-member's club. A refined, intimate building, it is a comfortable base from which to enjoy the nearby West End, Oxford Street and Mayfair. Within walking distance of Lancaster Gate and Bayswater Underground stations and a literal stone's throw from multiple bus stops, you'll find it easy to get from the hotel to wherever it is you wish to visit in central London. What's more, you have the luxury of two of London's finest public parks just across the road from the hotel entrance - perfect for a morning stroll, weekend picnic, or letting the kids run off all the excitement of a holiday in the City. ... more   less 
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