When we arrived we were given the option of a room on the fourth floor, no lift, or the basement... despite having made the reservation months in advance. Since I had an injured foot, we chose the basement room. It was like a dungeon! There was a window but it opened out to a grimy "courtyard" and ANYONE could have joined us. (Since London was in the midst of a heat wave, an open window was a necessity... obviously, no air-conditioning.) One look and we fled to the fourth floor room. The room was clean and we did get help lugging our bags up. With my bum foot, the fourth floor was problematical even without the bags. They said they'd try to move us to a lower floor the next day. (There was no guarantee a room would be available.) We had reserved a room for 4 nights. We decided to change hotels after one. When we said we'd be leaving, our decision was not met with enthusiasm. (We dragged our bags down 4 flights.) The hotel itself IS located conveniently to public transportation and the price is certainly reasonable. That's why we'd picked it in the first place. However, the neighborhood, which is a bit rundown, is comprised of several other "reasonably priced" hotels of similar ilk, making the people in the area seem very transient and rootless. The biggest surprise was after we left. The royal baby was born in the hospital only a block away a couple of days later!! Who would have thought.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- St. David`s Hotel London
- St Davids Hotel
- St Davids London