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“Mandalay Picton/update your rooms” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Mandalay Picton House Hotel
Ranked #238 of 571 London B&B and Inns
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mandalay Picton/update your rooms”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

As in previous reviews, i agree the location is excellent. With easy access to the train station and several great restaurants. The owners are kind folks and were very helpful. However, with several chains now coming into the Sussex Gardens area, it would benefit them to improve the conditions of their rooms. I can handle a small room; what i cant handle are horrible sheets, pillows that are almost competely flat, bedspread that had to be at least 10 years old, mattresses that were clearly 10 years old. Paint the room, put in some new lighting, and replace warn carpet. It would only cost you about 1000 a room to update your place. Your a success in your own right; why not reinvest in your property, or, folks will just go to the Best Western and Days Inn next door.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Lori O
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oslolondon, Owner at Mandalay Picton House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
It is the privilege of a customer to write a review and give their opinion . If a customer is not happy with anything the customer should inform the management to let them explain and fix the matter like changing a towel, set of linen , pillow or even a room if available. The customer can even check out and ask for refund . But telling the management how to run their business and comparing with highly priced branded hotels is not a review or an opinion . It is a personal challenge to the ability of the management. It is also wrong to tell how old is the carpet, mattress or bed cover as it is not true. We change and maintain our rooms on a regular interval. The customer does not have the right to tell how much it will cost as the customer is not an expert in running a hotel. Trip advisor should put guidelines for writing reviews as the management have to follow the guidelines in replying.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a very nice family-driven hotel with a great location. Small and cozy with nice and clean rooms. The owners used to live in Norway, so they speak Norwegian. Try out their Burmesian restaurant (Mandalay restaurant) with the best samosas in the world!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in a twin room for three nights. The room was incredibly small, but we were only there to sleep- so we didn't mind at all. Dwight and his family were SO friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was small but very nice. If I ever return to London, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Vicks30
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

excellent to say the least .... comfortable, clean and cozy, the owners and staff or family .... fantastic with several services that you will not find anywhere: microwave, column refrigerant (ie cold water free) and much more wi fi free and also the price conpetitif .... I think one of the best in London! alex and family italian

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Alex M
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Mandalay Picton B&B, London
When I started researching accommodation in London, our requirements started with - it must be within walking distance of a transport hub and walking distance to the central London icons. Equally important, we wanted a budget price, quiet and reasonably appointed room and of course, cleanliness. Well the Mandalay Picton B&B was absolutely perfect. A 15 min train trip from Heathrow airport brings you to Paddington Station and then it's an easy five-minute walk to the Mandalay Picton. It is located in Sussex Gardens, a tree-lined boulevard with a parallel service road that puts the accommodation further away from any traffic. The breakfasts included in the price are very good. Just around the corner is a selection of great cafes and restaurants. It is 7 min walk to Hyde Park. But if you don't like or can't walk too far, then Paddington Station is also an underground tube station, which is only two or three stops from most of the icons. Outside the station is a local bus stop. Also, 12 min walk down the road at Marble Arch is a ticket office/bus stop for the Hop on Hop Off double-decker buses that do a circuit of the London icons. We stayed almost a week and we were sorry to leave. The hosts Dwight, his family and staff are wonderfully happy and helpful hosts. We really enjoyed our chats with Dwight. He and his brother Gary own and operate a great Burmese restaurant. If you like reasonably priced, delicious and gently spicy food, it is well worth the 15 min walk. It is very popular so you need to book. You can do that at the B&B. When I come back to London, I will definitely stay at the Mandalay Picton.

Stewart & Debbie from Australia

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Stewart J
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London
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48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

the owner is very friendly and chatty and gives you a warm welcome, although the other woman at reception was extremely cold and did not reply to questions, which made me a bit uncomfortable.

the room is just awful: really small, smelly and outdated, no duvet, just a blanket which had clearly not been washed in a while, with suspicious stains on it. bed was too uncomfortable to sleep. noise is quite bad as the walls are very thin and there's no lift, so people were pacing up and down the stairs all night.

bathroom: impossible to use. tiny, cracked toilet seat and dirty shower mat with black stains.

breakfast: cold toast, undrinkable coffee, and a hot buffet which looks greasy and unappealing to say the least.

I was with 2 friends so we got it very cheap and enjoyed the great location and helpfulness of the owner. however I would not go back as there are plenty of other B&Bs on that street and I'm happy to pay an extra £20 for a decent room.

only go if you're desperate for a room!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Anita S
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Drammen, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

The perfect location for a weekend with friends in London. The Sussex Garden area feels safe and the hotel is very close to Paddington station (2 minute walk) which makes it easy to get around. Oxford Street is also in walking distance from the hotel (10-15 minutes). The rooms are clean and the prices are very affordable.

This is a family run hotel, and the Ally family always gives you a warm welcome. They are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back!

Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Elle339
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Property: Mandalay Picton House Hotel
Address: 122 Sussex Gardens, London W2 1UB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
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Ranked #238 of 571 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Mandalay Picton House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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