My mum and I stayed at this B&B for one night. Please find detailed info below:
Price: We paid £65 for a twin en-suite room (with breakfast). If you want something cheaper, you will have to settle for bed bugs, bad neighbourhood, bad service, communal showers and no breakfast. This is definitely an amazing value (probably the best) in London.
Location: Very conveniently located about 5-10 minutes (on foot) from Paddington underground station. The neighbourhood was very quiet and nice.
Cleanliness: Everything was very clean except for the floor (could have used a vacuum cleaner) but to be fair it does get dirty anyway if you don’t take off your shoes in the room.
Room: We stayed at room No. 5 which is the first room on the ground floor. In this room we had a TV, tea and coffee making facilities (inc. kettle, 2 mugs, 2 glasses, sugar, etc), a large drawer and wardrobe, 2 single beds (quite comfy), a telephone, hairdryer (seemed a bit outdated so used own), mirrors, washbasin, toilet, shower. 1 towel and 1 bar of soap each and toilet paper was also provided. In the wardrobe we found hangers and extra blankets.
We could have used a towel hanger and a window that opens (heating was on max, could not turn it down, could not open window either but we did not ask for help as we only stayed for one night).
Sleep quality: The room was very hot (details in above paragraph) so that kept us up, also there is an alley way right next to this room so it was a bit noisy (not too much though). Also, I swear I could hear the underground trains below us – but maybe it was just my imagination.
Service: From the first point of contact (phoning to check availability, get info on accommodation), we were welcomed as valued customers. On arrival and departure we could leave our bags, which was very handy for us.
Overall: Clean, close to station, close to city centre, cheap, average crime rate in area (like in most of London, trivia: Westminster’s the highest), value for money, excellent customer service and high ratings (which proved to be truthful). Check!
I would say this guesthouse is definitely great. After doing an extensive research (as I am a travel and tourism student) based on factors like location, price, nearest amenities and ratings on here; this place still offers the best value.
I have also read about 6 London guidebooks and I was surprised to find a bunch of high priced hotels and best of the worst selection of accommodation. Places like this should be featured instead - this is a real gem!
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