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Caring Hotel
Ranked #501 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great Base if you're on a Budget”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We spent three nights in a first floor room. It was a nice, average, clean, Paddington hotel. The hotel staff were pleasant and helpful. The bed was good and the bath private (as we booked the room to have the private bathroom rather than shared). Coffee/tea maker but no hair dryer. The walls between the rooms are rather thin and we could hear the TVs of neighbouring rooms but didn't disrupt our sleep at all. Breakfast is self-serve continental, food was good and hit the spot. Breakfast room was nice and bright. This hotel definitely wasn't five star luxury but was tidy and superbly located for having central access to London.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edina, Minnesota
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

If you are in London to see things, this hotel is all you need. I had a triple - it was in the basement with really no windows to the outside world (there were fogged windows that could be cracked open)...the room could easily accomodate a family of four as it had a fold up twin, a twin, and a double.

Breakfast was just down the hall and was perfect; meats, cheeses, yogurts, etc. You are 5 minutes walk away from two different subway stations and right by Hyde Park.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Nice and clean, not too cramped with friendly, helpful staff.
There are a lot of stairs, but I'm sure if you need to have a ground floor they'd accomodate you.
Showers aren't great, but they're hot and clean.
Not too far from Paddington and the bus tour routes.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Hotel is in a good location, walking distance from Paddington Station. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a room on the third floor and it was difficult getting our heavy suitcases up the narrow staircases as there was no lift. There is only one shared bathroom on each floor, and the one on our floor was out of order which made things a bit inconvenient. Besides that, the bathrooms were clean and the bedroom, although very small, was comfortable. Would recommend for one or two nights but no more than that.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Immediately made to feel welcome upon arrival. Travelling with my Mum who has knee problems so requested a lower floor by email before arrival and this was dealt with too. Generally clean room, which was warm and spacious, if somewhat a little basic, but that's my only gripe. Staff work hard and breakfast was a general continental serving. Noise from next room but you can't police all your guests' antics!! Good central location for accessing all the attractions without having to walk a mile! Sweet place. Thanks

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

My wife and I stayed one night on our way from Scotland to Ireland. The Hotel has a good location - walking distance to Paddington station where the Heathrow Express train is located. The hotel has no lift and we had a room on the fourth floor. Asked for help with the suitcases but none was forthcoming - other than suggest we leave them overnight in a locked closet ( which we did after removing items for one night). We asked if we could get a room on a lower floor and were told that the rooms were assigned based on how many nights one was staying. When we asked for some recommendations for places to eat, were directed on a several block walk, but there is a perfectly good pub right down the street. Bathroom was very small and room cleanliness was average. The price is great and the location is great, but would not stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Summerland, Canada
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The hotel staff made our week long stay very enjoyable by welcoming us and providing excellent advice for our daily adventures. We were very happy with our large, quiet, and secure room and the hotel's convenient location to all transportation. Clearly the staff work very hard to provide a clean service and adequate breakfasts for the modest price we were paying to stay in London. We had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Caring Hotel
Address: 24 Craven Hill Gardens, London W2 3EA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #501 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Caring Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, we look forward to welcoming You at the Caring Hotel, in our tradition of courteous service and superb hospitality. The Caring is a family run business (for over 25 years) situated in a quiet location, in the prestigious part of central London, only a short distance from the north side of Hyde Park, Oxford Street and the West End. Our main focus is on providing comfortable and clean accommodation, coupled with the most commonly sought after guest services and reasonable eco-sense, at prices which represent good value for money for the location. Paddington station, Queensway underground station, bus stops and all kinds of amenities are easily within walking distance. ... more   less 
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