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Lancaster Court Hotel
Ranked #930 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Reviewed 18 October 2013

were do you start the first room we were put in smelled of smoke and the shower looked like it was inside a box the next room was a bit better not much though no plugs in sink or bath the telly didn't work in need of decorating and where they got those photos for the website but certainly were not from the Lancaster beware about booking this hotel (if you can call it a hotel) only you cant get your money back THE WORSE HOTEL I EVER STAYED IN AND STAYED IN LOTS OF HOTELS and finally I would never stay In this ever again

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Great location - two minutes from Lancaster Gate tube and the same from Paddington Station.

However the fun stops there. No lift - which inevitable means you will be going up three or four flights of narrow stairs with your bags. My advice is to travel very light!

No bar which completely misses the anglo-saxon cultural experience.

Breakfast was included but it consisted of toast, juice and coffee served in a basement which they seem to keep all the furniture that should have been in the bar if they had one.

This hotel would suit serial back-packers who would appreciate having the luxury of not sharing a bedroom but who are happy to share a bathroom.

Room Tip: It doesn't need a fitness centre because the stairs will sort out your cardio-vascular needs and...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Don't stay here ! We went for a couple of days from Ireland. 1. Very hard to find, called for direction to the hotel the receptionist hadnt a clue. 2. Cigarette butts all over the front entrance. 3.4 floors to room using stairs no lift. 4. Room was filthy no view. 5. Urine in the shower, brown stuff on the wall in the bathroom. 6. No hot water in the shower. 7 . Wires sticking out wall paper peeling windows broken.8. Breakfast consisted of tea and toast thrown at you by the girls who were rude to everyone. This B and B not hotel ! should be shut down, health and safety would have a ball! ! ! Over the top charged for it too , have spent the same amount in hotels in different countries and have never been so disappointed.

Room Tip: You can do so much better
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Nadean M
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Ok you're in London and it's not that easy to find a cheap hotel to stay in however you can definitely find a better hotel at the same price that maybe isint in that prime location however a metro stop away.

There's no lift so you'll have to carry your bags up the stairs, the wifi's poor, the rooms are pretty small and really hot. The shower is outside the bathroom and the toilet's flushing is equipped with a shredder ... yes a shredder that sounds like you're being shot at with an ak-47.

Breakfast's poor and held in a very small room in the hotel's basement.

Anyways location's good with walking distance from Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Lancaster Gate, Oxford Street and Paddington Station

Will definitely look for alternatives next time I visit London.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

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I cannot fault the location of the hotel; it was ideal for what we wanted.


It is situated just minutes from Paddington tube station, which is the one we used, but Lancaster Gate is also nearby. Me and hubby were down in London for the triathlon events in Hyde Park - the Park was only a few minutes walk away


The hotel has many cafe's and restaurants nearby.


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breakfast: is advertised as a continental. What you get is a rack of toast [which you can get more of if you ask] and help yourself to tea/coffee/orange/cheese/ jams. It doesn't seem a great deal but I cannot complain as i don't generally eat a lot anyway so it did me.


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we were in room 54 which is on the 4th floor. There is no lift and my hubby had his bike so I was a bit worried about getting it up/down. But It worked ok; the bike thankfully was light. The receptionist, on the day we got there, did offer to move us the next day [they were fully booked on our arrival so couldn't do it then]. But we were ok being on the 4th floor so didn't press the matter.


There was tea/coffee making facilities/tv. The bed was comfortable; the sheets and towels were clean and changed daily.


we were advised that we were not en suite [some rooms were but some weren't. However when we first got to the room we found there was a shower cubicle in the corner of the room. My hubby used it once but said he wouldn't have again as the water was freezing. The nearest shower room to us was just opposite which we both used which was fine.

in general:

the staff were great, were really helpful/friendly


the hotel overall was ok, I would stay again but it could do with being renovated

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dolphin028
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Linda V
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Hotel is perfectly situated for exploring central London but that is the only positive I could find to say about this hotel - and I use the term hotel lightly, personally I would liken it to a hostel for the homeless! The room was shabby, small and had a shower in the room which wasn't partitioned off for privacy (just as well me and my pal who I shared the room with know each other very well!). There are fourty rooms in the hotel and I could only find two toilets to service everyone, and the toilets were dirty and shabby. The breakfast was mis sold as Continental when there was only toast on offer and a communal pot of stewed tea - yuk! I would advise if you are on a tight budget and are looking for value for money try a travel inn/lodge/premier inn as they offer much better value.

Room Tip: Just don't go here full stop!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Claire C
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Additional Information about Lancaster Court Hotel

Address: 202-204 Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Paddington / Maida Vale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #930 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Price Range: £60 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lancaster Court Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking central London's 630-acre Hyde Park, the family-run Lancaster Court is set along a tree-lined street in the heart of central London. With parking and WiFi, this listed Victorian building is just 2 minutes' walk from London Paddington Railway Station with its Heathrow Express Service. Individually designed, each room at Lancaster Court features a flat-screen Freeview TV and tea and coffee making facilities. All en-suite shower rooms have a hairdryer. In the mornings, guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast. For lunch and evening meals, there are numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes within a 5-minute stroll of the hotel. With a free luggage storage facility, Lancaster Court is also only 5 minutes' walk from Lancaster Gate Tube Station. Many of London's top tourist attractions are easily accessible after a 15-minute Tube journey, including iconic Westminster's London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, and historic Westminster Abbey. Westminster Borough is a great choice for travellers interested in parks, theatre and monuments. We speak your language! Hotel Rooms: 40 ... more   less 
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