We had an overnight in London and I needed a hotel that was easy to get to from Paddington Station, close to a Tube Station and with easy access to South of the river.
After much internet searching I booked us into this hotel. It is about 50 yards from Tower Hill station which is on the Circle Line (Paddington, Kings Cross and Liverpool Street stations.)
Having travelled up on the sleeper we fell into the Hotel about 10.00 to be told our room was ready. Happy days. We were presented with 2 warm cookies - a Doubletree thing apparently.
The room was large, clean and in good decorative order, There was an armchair and a desk chair. My DH was delighted with the IMAC. We had a fridge and adequate wardrobe space. Considering the size of the room the shower room was small. But perfectly formed with plentiful supplies of the usual bathroom stuff.
When we got back to the hotel early evening, we repaired with a friend to the lovely 12th floor bar with heavenly views across S London and over towards the Shard. Prices were reasonable considering we were in a "happening " bar. It was rammed with city types as well as visitors. Nice atmosphere and places to sit away from the views.
A 10.00 p.m. we repaired down stairs to the hotel restaurant where we were welcomed despite the late hour (last service is at 10.30). Delicious supper - hot things hot, cold items cold. Guests kept drifting in - a good atmosphere with charming service at the end of what must be a long day for the wait staff.
The bed was comfy and the aircon was quiet and adjustable. We both slept well.
On check-in, the receptionist told us that this fairly large hotel was full. So we approached the restaurant for breakfast with some trepidation. We worried unnecessarily, after a wait of mere seconds, we were escorted to our table and offered oj and coffee. Both served at the table. The buffet was extensive and constantly replenished. I ordered poached eggs and smoked salmon off the menu and these came fairly promptly. When offered refills, we asked for and got cappuccinos. V well done. So although the hotel was very busy, standards were high.
No queue at check-out. We left happy and rested bunnies.
This hotel is punching above its weight. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At DoubleTree by Hilton, we know that the little things mean everything. These days, travel can be hard. At DoubleTree by Hilton we understand that, and every little thing we do adds up to creating a rewarding experience for our guests. This is evidenced through the signature warm chocolate chip cookies guests receive upon arrival, the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program and our industry-recognized Culture of CARE that's been part of our DNA since 1985. ... more less
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