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“Great Location Budget Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Paddington Hotel
Ranked #843 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Carmarthen
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135 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 784 helpful votes
“Great Location Budget Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We booked the Paddington Hotel for a low cost overnight stay following a visit to the Theatre. We caught the train to London Paddington and walked the short distance to the hotel.

Their own website describes the Paddington as a Budget Hotel and that is what you get for your money, a small but clean and comfortable room at a bargain rate.

The following morning they provided a high quality cooked breakfast that set us up for the day exploring London. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the Bayswater Road, Hyde Park and Marble Arch.

The staff were friendly and were happy to store our luggage for a few hours until we caught our return train.

Highly Recommended Budget Hotel

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Camillus, New York
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9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights at the Paddington in July. It's about a 5 min walk from Paddington station. We had a room on 2nd floor. It was super small, bathroom was ridiculously small, wifi was terrible. Had to hand in your key every time you left which was sketchy. It was quiet and clean but we wouldn't stay here again.

Stayed July 2014
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cincinnati
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

about 10 min from paddington station and lancaster gate station so perfect to catch tube or heathrow express to airport. we were on 2nd floor which was really 3rd floor. about 15 or so steps on each floor. liked that there was door off steps to hall way which cut out noise from people coming and going. we could get out of bed on the sides so room was not too small. bathroom was small but could shower without getting hair wet. hot water ok. free wifi but had to go to main floor to use it. no lobby just a couple of chairs. breakfast ok cereal,juice,hard boiled eggs,toast croissants.coffee was instant. area was ok I felt safe and there are several good restaurants close as well as 2 convenient stores to get snacks and beer.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We arrived at Paddington Hotel aware that we would have a smaller room - all we needed was a comfortable bed as we would be exploring London all day, and would crash at the end of each day! We found a clean, comfortable room with all the facilities we needed (tea/coffee facilities, a safe, hairdryer, a bathroom and a comfy bed with good pillows!). Breakfast each day included a choice of cereals, yoghurts, breads, eggs, cheese and fresh fruit, plus juice, tea and coffee. Location-wise we were a short walk to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, a laundromat, great restaurants and pubs and Paddington Station, so a very central spot to make our base for exploring London. The staff were friendly and helpful, and stored our luggage for a few hours until our train. All in all, a good spot!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Great location between Paddington Station and Hyde Park, just around the corner from some lovely restaurants. A little shabby but clean and comfortable with helpful staff. I was on the top, fourth, floor, with no lift. Staff carried my bag up, but it was a bit of a grind.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

The hotel is only few blocks from Paddington station, which has direct train access and link to airports. Also, it has many tube stations and also hop-on and off tour bus stops...So location is prime. They also provide free breakfast (pretty much regular sliced bread, some cereal, little bit of fruit and some packaged croissants with tea and coffee so no frills). The staff is also very friendly (at least front desk).
The happiness ends there however. The rooms are tiny (which is not a problem) and has bathrooms...but let's just say, it is no better than cheap motel you'd stay at anywhere in U.S. I've been to lots of European hotels with one and two stars and this is by far the poorest room I've stayed at. The paints were peeling from the ceiling and windows were cracked. The blanket was something out of army surplus. The list goes on.
I am not 100% sure about cleanliness, but I didn't get any bug bites so I assume it was.

Basically, this is very affordable and great location...but totally no frills. If you are okay with it, then decent place to stay for couple nights.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

I would like to say just returned from my stay at this friendly and lovely hotel.For what we paid just under £100 pounds for where it is located was excellent. Rooms were basic but there was all you needed. Breakfast was nice.I would like to say the staff were fantastic, at breakfast we were greeted with a nice smile and a welcome, and at reception they could not be more welcoming, I asked for directions to two places we wanted to go and visit and we were given a map with instructions as to our destination. Also on check out we were allowed to leave our bags in the hotel until we were ready to leave London.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Paddington Hotel
Address: 28 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 3DA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #843 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — The Paddington Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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