I fly from Sweden to London once a month and usually book my hotels last minute. I booked the Pavilion about a week before I arrived. I usually get small hotels in the Paddington or Victoria area as they are fairly close to where I work.
I read the reviews about the Pavilion and thought that I may have made a mistake. How wrong I was.
When I arrived the first thing that I noticed was the rather unusual decoration. It was like stepping back in time or being on the set of the Antiques Roadshow. Old painting of people long done whose eyes seemed to follow me as I made my way through reception.
I was greeted by the guy in reception who was very friendly. He asked me how long I was staying for and when I said 5 nights he said I should move from the "War & Peace" room to the basement room "Metalica" as it had more room (I am 6ft 1). As I had booked a single basic room I was not expecting much.
Like the reviews each room is themed and "Metalica" was no exception. The bed, table, chair, sink, shower all had a metal theme. I had a shower in the room but the toilet was next door but it was for my own use so I did not mind.
Each morning a tray of simple but nice breakfast was left outside the door. The bedroom was cleaned each day. The bed was rather noisy, yes the room is called Metalica but each night it sounded like I was doing something rude with C3-PO.
The shower was not great, but not bad either.
For those who say there is no lift or bar in the hotel. These hotels were built 120 years ago, they are large buildings with creaky stairs and some doors you have to duck through but that is all part of the charm.
The staff were polite, friendly and always helpful.
Hotel is in a good location, nice resturants and bars. Though avoid the Sussex arms. That bar is one I will not return back to!
Pavilion hotel is nice, unique and one I would not mind staying at again.
If you want to have more comfort and facilities then pay more, but for the price I paid I have no complaints.
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