My stay with a friend was back in Feb this year so sorry it's late! At the time the UK had awful storms and some of the trains were not running due to damage to the tracks. I phoned the hotel and advised that we may not be able to travel and if necessary could we change our booking. Unfortunately I left the house before getting the message from the hotel as we did manage to find a train that was running!
When we arrived at the hotel the receptionist was really welcoming. She advised she had left me a message and that in the circumstances we could have changed our booking. As we had managed to make it, we were upgraded to a deluxe room, overlooking Kensington Park.
This room was very nice, good size and very clean. The only downside was that you could hear the traffic which continued most of the night, but this is not the hotel's fault.
Breakfast was included in our room rate and it was very nice. Again, we were welcomed to the breakfast area. There was lots of choice from the buffet, freshly cooked and stocked up.
The hotel is in a good location - Queensway tube is about 5 mins walk away. Lots of restaurants nearby. Kensington Park is lovely, especially on a sunny Sunday morning.
I would stay at this hotel again if back in London.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly refurbished modern hotel located on Bayswater Road with the tranquility of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens opposite, and within walking distance to Paddington, Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill and Edgware Road, the hotel is ideally placed for business or leisure. Good transport links ensure that the city and theatres are also within very easy reach. All Deluxe and Executive bedrooms are located at the front of the hotel and have amazing views over Kensington Gardens and are available at a supplement. ... more less
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