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The Paddington Hotel
Ranked #883 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Stayed from Feb 4 through the 10th. Entrance and stairwell a little worn. Room just basic 1 bed and en suite. Got a bad hip and ended up on the third floor (US 4th floor), but by the end of the trip, I think I was in better shape. Mr Singh at reception was extremely nice and helpful. No room service, good selection of TV channels and morning breakfast was basic breads, cheese and cereals. Very close to Paddington Station and Underground. Lots of little shops about 2 blocks away. As I arrived during a 2 day Tube strike, it was nice that there were bus stops close by. I would stay again but would bribe the reception to get a lower floor, DO NOT BRING A LOT OF LUGGAGE. Price was very fair for service. By the way, construction across street provided a good 8 am wake up call as that's when they started throwing the debris from the upper floors to the bins.

Room Tip: Great backpackers hotel. Stairs are daunting. Try to get 1st floor if you think you are out of shape...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We stayed at the Paddington hotel for one night at the end of February. It was a Saturday and the hotel was fully booked. staff were very welcoming and the hotel was clean and tidy. enjoyed our stay and would gladly stay again

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Nice spacious clean rooms. Basic bathroom but had hot water. Breakfast was basic, one of the breakfast ladies was very rude on our last morning and she started tidying up 10 minutes before breakfast ended at 9.30 and was throwing us looks because we came down to breakfast at 9.20, she never spoke to us or asked if we needed anything else, but had toaster turned off and everything packed away just before 9.30. Old fashioned key instead of a key card which you had to leave at reception when you went out. Quiet area, nice comfie bed. We had a fan in the room which was useful even though it was winter as the room was very warm. Better than a lot of hotels we have stayed in in London. Bug would drag again in the future.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

for 4 days we stayed at The Paddington Hotel. It is a very basic hotel, but all you need is provided. Well, except an elevator, which is rather unconvenient if you're room is on the 3rd floor and you come back in the hotal after a day of walking all over town...
Breakfast is included, yet again very basic. The croissants were very dry... And the breakfastroom is very tight, so having breakfast is not that comfortable, let alone the heating which was switched to the max....
But, staff was very friendly, service was not bad. And we didn't pay much for this hotel, so it was quite value-for-(no) money.
So if you're planning a weekend trip to London, and you are on a tight budget with no extra demands, this hotel is worth considering.

Room Tip: no elevator! The lower the room number, the less stairs you have to climb...
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1  Thank Themonch
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

I was not pleased with this hotel. Not for the price we paid. Terrible bed, not very clean, no wifi as promised and simple toast and cornflakes for breakfast. I would maybe recommend it for one night if you are backpacking but only if you will get a good deal on the price.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Emma A
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

I had a great time at this hotel. All I did was 1. Booked on VENERE website then 2. Payed the full payment at the hotel.

Rooms are good for the price we paid. Amazing gardens very close and only a 3 min walk to the closest tube and bus stop.

Break fast was okay and the staff were really helpful and helped give us some tips on London.
It is a 20 minute walk from Oxford Street but it was a very nice walk on the park to get there.

Very safe area. Great time. Might visit again :)

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank Philip V
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We stayed here in a double room for a few nights. Upon arrival, the place did seem a little strange, the atmosphere was odd - the guy at reception didn't look like he even worked there and he was having an argument with someone (we initially thought it was a guest but we later decided he must have also worked there). The place looks a little old and run down but the room and bedding was clean. It's only about a 5 minute walk to Paddington station which was fantastic. Breakfast was included and included toast, cereals, yogurt, fruit, croissants, etc. Lots of stairs and no lift so be prepared to carry cases…receptionist told us he'd get someone to help us but never did so we ended up doing it ourselves. When checking out, there was a different receptionist there, dressed in a suit, very friendly and professional (actually seemed out of place compared to the other staff we'd come across here) - too bad she wasn't our first impression of the place. Overall if you are looking for somewhere cheap and an OK location, then this is fine but don't expect any frills.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank kat s
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Address: 28 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 3DA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
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Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #883 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: £58 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Paddington Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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