We stayed in an apartment which was awesome (kitchen included). The location was a street over from a large amount of food places, and a Tube station. It was also right across the street from Hyde Park. I rented two rooms but they ended up
being in the basement and top floor over 7 flights of steps, no elevator. Because it was an apartment, there were real appartments around so it was terribly noisy and hard to sleep - had to keep the windows open (no AC)Pull out bed was small and uncomfortable for my children. Had to park in the TUBE parking lot(58 GBP-26 hrs)
This is a great location and is really close to two of the best parks in London--Kensington and Hyde. It is very close to the tube and is a good walk to Buckingham Palace. We were unable to access the rooms until 2 and were weary after the long
flight, but they held our bags and let us in as soon as the rooms were available.
The rooms were comfortable--small by American standards, but not too small. Shower not working in one room but we managed.
There was some traffic and a rucus on the first night, but we felt safe. Good restaurants and amenities close by and a nice area of London. Staff were quick and efficient; no problems getting in and out. Check out was easy since we just left the keys. These would be ideal for someone spending a couple of weeks there as they had a nice kitchen and pots, pans etc.
This cozy studio apartment had everything! From the sleeping area one stepped down into the kitchen, which was fully stocked with dishes, fridge, washer, microwave, oven, etc. It was one short block over from two subway stations, dozens of great
shops & restaurants, and of course, Hyde Park. The street was very quiet in the evenings. As each cluster of apts has its own entrance & separate address, I felt as if I had my own private getaway. In the 9 nights of my stay, my room was made up twice. Internet access was available for a small fee, but there was no phone in the room.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
There is a nice mini-mall one block over with nice shops, food options and a cinema.
Hyde Park Suites was cheap and we got what we paid for. Great location by 2 tube stations was the best part. We were put in a basement room that was moldy and smelled and felt damp. My husband couldn't stand up in the shower because of the
cavernous room. They were full and could not give us another room. There was actually mold growing on the walls. We didn't have time to search for another place with all our luggage so just dealt with it. The staff was unwilling to compensate for the stinky room.