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Hotel Sophia
Ranked #1,026 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Reviewed 11 June 2011

Late night drinks in the Paddington Hilton "Steam Bar" with friends meant I just missed my last 2:00 am train and would have had near a 3 hour wait on a cold platform ...

Hilton was resolute on £150 a room (used the hotel at a friend's expense ... and lovely if you check in early enough to use the facilities ... but not at 2:00am) !

So I crossed the road and the Sophia was still open. Negotiated £35 for a room ... ran off to grab a quick take-away ... asleep 3am ...

Woken at 10am to the sound of rumbling tube trains ...

Sheets were clean, bathroom primitive but useable, only for emergency accommodation, sleep two for £45, might be well OK for backpackers.

Most basic hotel, but no bed bugs and offers rooms at the price of a meal ... better than an outdoor sleeping bag ... and negotiable prices as nobody pre-books expecting a proper hotel !

Its a clean bed for the night, that's all.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 June 2011

Please avoid this hotel. Extremely untidy, old furniture, dust and dirt everywhere! Furniture is possibly picked up in a dump. Breakfast was terrible. When a cup dropped on the floor the hotel staff just picked it up and put back on table... Very noisy.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

The entrance, staircase and bedroom carpets were threadbare and had not seen a hoover this year, the walls in the same areas needed a coat of paint. The room description said there were tea and coffee facilities in the room (not in our room or any of our friends), the curtains just about reached each side of the window. Toilet paper was so thin it was almost transparent and the metal stand for accommodating your personal belongings was totally inadequate and filthy dirty. One of our major concerns was the lack of information in the rooms, on the landings and staircase for the procedure should there be a fire, there were no external fire escapes and the only route down was the main staircase. Finally we have travelled to various places around the world but have never had to make our own tea and coffee at breakfast, even at self service breakfasts you are asked for your preference then this is brought to your table. My husband went up to make a drink and the kettle was empty, he then had to go into the kitchen and fill it himself. Would we stay there again NO NEVER. "Golden Oldies"

Room Tip: Go somewhere else
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

I had to ask for toilet paper and was given tissues .. finally got a roll of toilet paper which was less than 1 ply. Was laying in bed in the afternoon relaxing and a member of staff just walked in .. didnt even knock. The place is untidy and a massive OH&S hazard .. no help offered with the bags and was always stuff i.e. dirty sheets and cleaning equipment in the stairs which were already quite narrow. Bonus was free WIFI. Room was reasonably quiet and a spare television that didnt work seemed to be stored in the room as well. On arrival that member of staff was friendly and polite but nobody else. Also on the last night people were up and about all night partying

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

Advantages:

* Cheap
* Clean
* Bed comfortable
* Ensuite small but functional
* Friendly staff
* Free wifi
* Reasonably quiet
* Location - good transport and food

Disadvantages:

* Cramped
* Lack of proper furniture - no wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table etc
* Room initally very very hot, but managed to turn radiator down
* Window didn't stay open all the way
* Grotty decor

Can't comment:

* Breakfast - didn't try

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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2  Thank LordCope
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Reviewed 2 November 2010

Basic, no frills, budget priced hotel. No complaints, was a bit better than I was expecting for the price. Good value for money.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank 1234Dave
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Reviewed 29 September 2010

Close to Paddo tube-great. Cheap & cheerful but she says smelled of insecticide! Linen clean but bed-spread dodgy.Smelly shower curtain but bathroom ideal for the contortionists none the less. However there was something very amusing about this place. They had stuffed pink toilet paper all around perimeter of room between carpet & wall! Extracted a piece for further inspection but unable to come to any logical conclusion. Love their worki! Quiet despite day-time construction next door & some slamming of doors late at night. I'd come back but you know women!!!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank halperkins
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Address: A 5 London Street, London W2 1HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #1,026 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Price Range: £46 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sophia 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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