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“A Very Average Cheap Hotel” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Falcon Hotel
Ranked #664 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Albany, New York
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54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A Very Average Cheap Hotel”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

“Not good – not bad” would sum up this Paddington area hotel. We booked four nights at the Falcon when our travel plans changed at the last minute. Our first floor room was cramped and the wood floor not as clean as we would have liked. The beds were okay. Our ensuite bath had the tiniest sink I have ever seen. The cooked breakfast was quite “average” with few choices and a very small dining space. We eventually found rooms in a larger and cleaner hotel at a slightly lower rate. The Falcon has no lift so people on higher floors get to drag their suitcases up many narrow stairways. The internet connection was on again off again during our stay. One great thing about the Falcon is that it’s only a 5 minute walk (maybe less) from the Paddington train station.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Montpellier
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Historical building, no elevator, but the best location, only 2 minutes from Paddington station (with the express train directly to Heathrow airport). My room was on the top of the building, really quit and very clean - and small (about a foot between the bed and WC and shower) but it was absolutely OK for a weekend stay for a single traveller. A good breakfast was included. The owner/receptionist was very nice, advised about local transport to London amenities and helped with my suitcase upstairs. I will definitely go back there.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alena P
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Bazra, HaMerkaz, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Great location 2 minutes from Paddington.
The room was small but clean, good breakfast. The owner was very nice and helpful.
When booking try to avoid the stairs-there is no lift.
I will definitely go back there.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Seliav
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Nuremberg, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed a few nights in the family suite, which is 2 rooms connected by a hallway. Our room was right by the front desk but we didn't hear too much noise (mostly just from the street). Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Nice staff and always there to help. Breakfast was ok. This hotel has a fabulous location to Paddington train station.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Mexico
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

I stayed for a few nights at the Falcon- wonderful location, nice people at front desk- great breakfast---nice restaurants close by---Book early so as to avoid the stairs---there is no lift. I would be happy to stay there again- people are friendly and breakfast is great.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank madisonavenue
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Longniddry
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

I stayed from 4th July to 8th July again namely for the Wimbledon Championships and again the staff and the Falcon Hotel never let you down. As reliable and as helpful as ever and the breakfasts continue to be simply just what the doctor order. And to top my trip of after years of going to Wimbledon, ANDY MURRAY IS THE CHAMPION! Hurrah!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dishydes
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Saskatoon, Canada
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

The location was excellent! We stayed in another hotel in London, left London, then can back and stayed here before going home. This hotel is VERY close to the Paddington station so it was perfect for the end of our trip, our heavy bags, walking straight out of the Paddington station, half a block and we're there! Also walking distance from the Lancaster station. No elevator but that is normal for these types of hotels.

The staff was very friendly and helpful, a quiet friendly. They helped us book a shuttle back to Heathrow because we didn't want to drag our bags through the underground on the way home. (dragging your bags at the start of your trip is much easier than at the end of your trip!). We asked for a room with our own bathroom (toilet & shower) and we got it. Shower looked small but there was more room than it looked.

The rooms were average, and what we expected for the price. Very small, but clean. I would recommend this hotel if you're on a budget or for a short stay. We were there during their heat-wave and it was HOT, no air conditioning, but they were conscious of that did have a heavy-duty fan in the room which really helped. ALSO, they had a mini fridge in the lobby full of cold water bottles that we could buy then leaving in the mornings or at the end of the day. Only 50p. GREAT IDEA!! Thank you!!!

We stayed 3 nights and our schedule didn't allow us use of the breakfast room.

Wi-Fi worked EXCELLENT! no problems.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Falcon Hotel

Property: Falcon Hotel
Address: 11 Norfolk Square, | Paddington, London W2 1RU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #664 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Falcon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A popular bed & breakfast style hotel established 60 years ago priding itself in its 3 C's, being: Clean, Comfortable and Caring. 2 mins to Paddington Station which serves Heathrow in 15 minutes via express trains and only 2 minutes walk to Hyde Park in central London. The hotel is situated in a quiet area opposite a park and within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. The main shopping area, Oxford Street, being 10 mins walk to. The hotel is no smoking but a smoking area provided. Complementary breakfast, internet use and refreshment centre. All rooms fully equipped with proper hotel beds, 32 LCD TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and DD telephone. ... more   less 
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