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St. David's Hotels
Ranked #596 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A real gem of a hotel!”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We've just returned after staying at the St David's Hotel for nine nights with a group of Swedish students and what a fabulous stay it was!

The entire staff was very friendly and helpful and made us and our students feel welcome from the very first day. Included in the price is a great cooked breakfast and even if you opt for the continental breakfast there is enough choice to cater for everyone's taste. The rooms were simple but clean (cleaned daily) and quite spacious in comparison to many other hotels I've stayed at.

All in all, the location, the staff, the facilities and the price, must make this one of the best London hotels in its category! Thank you for a fantastic stay, and we will be sure to book again next year!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Initially I was really miffed about being sent to this hotel having booked Avon Hotel on the same road. Avon was over-booked so they sent me to St Davids.
Had a room on the fourth floor and the stairs up seemed to go on forever!
The room was basic, but really clean. I was really disappointed not to have coffee and tea-making facilities.
However, the positives outweigh the negatives - the location is fantastic for Paddington. You can easily walk to West End or Hyde Park. The staff are all very friendly and the breakfast was brilliant.
All hotels in this central location are very expensive and this hotel is not flash, but if you are looking for a clean and friendly place to stay for a short stay, I would thoroughly recommend this place.

Room Tip: If you have mobility problems, make sure you mention these when booking, the stairs are very steep.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2012

On the occasion that Me my mum and my brother stayed in London we were greeted by a friendly host who couldn't do enough to accommodate us the rooms were beautiful and the breakfast was fab the staff are really friendly making sure you are well fed (the food just kept coming !) and it is like being in a home from home would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Paddington tube station is very easily accessible around the corner

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2012

I stayed at St. David's for 4 nights and it was great! The room was small but nice, clean, bathroom was clean, breakfast was great! I would highly recommend this hotel. All the staff were great, very welcoming, very friendly, would help with anything. The location is perfect for Paddington Station too. Also, there are many restaurants, cafes, fish & chip shops, a 24 hr Tesco, Superdrug, all very close by.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Foster City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed here a total of 7 days. The rooms are small and basic but for the price and being in London, that is what we expected. All the staff were very nice and helpful. The rooms were clean, the breakfast was tasty and plentiful. The location we find to be wonderful with Paddingtion Station around the corner for access to the trains and the underground. Norfolk Square is a nice and quiet park in the middle of the very busy London.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I stayed at this hotel with my family for a week during the Queen's Jubilee. Even though the hotel was packed with visitors, they did a great job at being accommodating. The rooms were small, but cozy. The view from our room was great - we looked out on Norfolk Square. Breakfast was nice - it was a delicious full English breakfast, but you could usually get something smaller. Yes there are lots of stairs, but it's a historic building; if you're travelling through Europe, get used to stairs.

There was one guy, Alex I believe, that was SUPER nice and helpful!!! And he was always by himself in the morning and was running around doing everything, but still had time to stop and give us some helpful advice. The other front desk staff gave us our key and that's about it...no talking, no hello, nothing.

I did not like the location. Our family spent the majority of the time doing sight-seeing and seeing plays. We had to get on the Underground and travel at least 20 minutes with many transfers if we wanted to go anywhere. There was really nothing to do in this area and I was hoping for a place where there was more stuff to walk to. We ended up walking around at night looking for a bar or something and all we found were hookah bars and closed, run-down shops. Not a great location for things to do.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Basic and clean accommodations. Our room was not too small but there was no space to move around after opening our 2 small carryons. Fantastic location, less than 5 minutes from Paddington station. Restaurants all around; ask for a room facing the park.
High ceilings, dark green carpet, fireplace and fan, tv and phone. Wifi in the room works at times, but they specifically say its available in the reception area. Mattresses v springy.
The staff and owners were very helpful and warm. Morning breakfast choices are English (tea/coffee, orange juice, white toast, butter, jam, fried egg, bacon, sausage, beans) or continental (cereal or croissant but the croissant isn't fresh baked).

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the park. Ask for ensuite toilet if you don't want to share bathrooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: St. David's Hotels
Address: 14-20 Norfolk Square | Paddington, London W2 1RS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #596 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The St. David's is a family run hotel situated in a quiet garden square in the heart of Central London. Just a minutes walk from Paddington Station and ten minutes walk to Oxford Street and Hyde Park, we are ideally placed for any forthcoming visits. The St. David's Hotel prides itself for its excellent value for money service. Whatever your motives for traveling to London, whether your a budget traveler, here on business or pleasure, we will endeavour to make your stay a pleasant one. ... more   less 
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St Davids Hotel
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