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Castleton Hotel
Ranked #901 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Lynbrook, New York
2 reviews
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“A value but be realistic........”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This hotel was booked because of its proximity to Paddington Station as well as to multiple tube lines.. Having stayed in London a number of times, location is paramount if you wish to avail yourself of public transportation and for this the hotel is ideal .

The rooms are smaller than they appear in the photos. Closet space is minimal, shelf space or dresser drawers basically non existent. You will live out of your suitcase which you will need to place on your bed often. The beds are adequate. Housekeeping regular and the rooms clean.The air-conditioning works properly and there are no offensive smells.

The bathrooms are similar to those in a small ship: very compact . You would consider it roomy only if you compared it to an onboard airline restroom. The shower is very compact. A circular depression with a round curtain. Water pressure and hot water most sufficient. However, if you might be considered large in circumference or claustrophobic, you may have a problem.

Breakfast consists of a buffet of orange juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, stewed tomatoes, beans,sausages and plentiful toast as well as tea or coffee. More than adequate and actually generous. After a few days, however, you might wish for an additional choice of yogurt and fruit which is not provided.

The neighborhood is picturesque, safe, quiet and the hotel itself is one block away from Paddington Station. Your short walk to the station will have you pass numerous restaurants, small groceries, nearby banks, a small park, as well as a McDonald's and BurgerKing..

The staff is very friendly and accomodating. The hotel provides all the needed necessities without frills. If you can live with downsizing, then you will have an enjoyable vacation , speedy transportation and save some money on accomodations. If not, proceed elsewhere.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Saint Julian's, Malta
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The hotel has a very good location because it is just a few meters away from Paddington Station and also within easy walking distance to a lot of London attractions and shopping areas.

However it is far from being a 4 star hotel (as the website advertises). The rooms are very very small but at least clean and comfortable beds. The breakfast is english and that is basically it! There is no real choice apart from sausages, bacon, eggs, beans and toast. So if you want a healthy start to your day . . . forget it. But since we were in England we indulged.

Reception is 24 hour and the personnel very friendly.

All in all I would recommend this hotel mostly because location in London is very essential. Just do not go with high expectations.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We only spent 1 night at the Castleton Hotel, but it was very good. The staff was very friendly. We're a family of 4 (2 children - 16 & 14) and we had a 4-persons room. Our room was at a lower level (-2), so we didn't have a view. The room was big enough for us and it was very clean and neat. The bathroom was small, but also big enough to move around. The only thing was the shower. I guess they set the temperature of the water, because we couldn't change the tap. It was a bit too hot. I like a hot shower, but it was too hot. Breakfast was simple, but good enough: toast, bacon, eggs, sausages, jam, cereal. The best part was the location of the hotel. It was only 1 block away from Paddington Station, where you can either take the subway or lots of buses to all directions. We arrived at Liverpool Street Station and we only had to take 1 bus to Paddington, which was excellent because we were carrying suitcases. We're planning another trip to London this summer and we definitely want to stay at this hotel again!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I stayed in June for one night. I have never made an entry on a sight like this before, but feel I should to warn other travellers. Although the location is superb, I had a double room on my own which was exceptionally small. The bed was small for a double, there were stains on the carpet and the toilets smelled of sewerage. Only one channel could be found on the tv which was again in keeping with the theme of being small. The breakfast room was busy but food was ok. I paid a lot of money for this room but will not be staying there again. I expected to be asked by the staff if I enjoyed my stay, no such question.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Walking distance to Paddington Station. Small room, but all rooms within centrel London at this price is. The rooms were very well presented and although small, it felt cosy and welcoming. Would stay here again if given the choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stawell, Australia
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

we were in an attic room..... fantastic..albeit tiny.... 5 nights.
very clean and bright.
friendly staff.
great breakfast.
close to all the interesting restaurants in praed and london sts .
5 minutes kensington and hyde parks...

Room Tip: 405.... attic room small but bright and very quiet at night.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

My wife and I read the reviews after we had booked and felt more than a little anxious. We were very pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff, clean rooms, fresh linen and more than adequate space in the room. Our room had a twin plus a single bed, and a separate vestibule with plenty of hanging space and room for cases and an en suite shower room. The room overlooks the front of the hotel and in spite of there being a pub just opposite, we were not troubled at night by street noise. The full English breakfasts were included in the price and were just what was needed for tackling London sightseeing. The hotel looked after our cases on leaving day as we had to wait several hours for our train, there was no suggestion of any charge. We intend to use the Castleton again next time we return to London.

Room Tip: We can recommend Room 307, but have no experience of any other.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Castleton Hotel
Address: 164-166 Sussex Gardens | Paddington, London W2 1UD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #901 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Castleton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the best value Paddington Hotels, and situated in the heart of London Paddington, The Castleton Hotel is the ideal base for exploring the capital. Located very close to Hyde Park, many of London's most famous attractions are within walking distance and Paddington Station, with its excellent transport links, is just a short walk away. The Heathrow Express train from Paddington can transport you to Heathrow Airport in only 15 minutes.The Castleton Hotel offers 46 rooms, all with en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, central heating, satellite television, lift access and telephone. Our rooms can accommodate a single person from 45GBP per night and up to four people from 89GBP per night, inclusive of a generous cooked English breakfast and all taxes.With comfortable rooms to ensure a restful night's sleep, and friendly staff available around the clock to offer whatever assistance you might require during your stay, The Castleton Hotel offers excellent value for money.We look forward to welcoming you to The Castleton - the ideal London Paddington Hotel. ... more   less 
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