Ascot Hyde Park Hotel2.5 out of 5.0
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Everything cost money, from WiFi to baggage saving for the last day. The elevator is half working and a lot of noise from the train station all the night. A shaver from last guests left there. I will not come back
Safe, clean place to flop for the night. Super location close to a major tube/train station.
Great place to put your head down at night and rest up for your travels. It is very basic but it gets the job done. You cannot beat the price of the hotel verses its location to Paddington station (train and subway) stations. Well worth the money.
The hotel is conveniently located enough -- a block from Paddington Station (easy connections to Heathrow via the Express or Connect service) and half a block from the Paddington tube station. The price wasn't bad either at an average of $76/night across my 5 night stay in a single room. Those are the upsides of the place. The downsides? My room was in the annex of the hotel, so it wasn't connected to the rest of the hotel but was entered directly from an unmarked door facing the street. And my room was also facing the street, so it was quite noisy -- aside from the bus and truck traffic, the hotel is quite close to St. Mary's hospital, so you get sirens and any hour. Ear plugs helped enormously. The annex does not have an elevator so I had to literally lug my luggage to the 3rd floor (4th floor in American parlance), which was a bit of a chore. The room itself was very clean but tiny. The bathroom was a work in progress. It looks newly refurbished to the point that there was no toilet paper holder, towel rack, cup holder, or any other accoutrement. Those were, in fact, still in a box next to the sink, waiting to be installed. Also, the phone booth-like shower was not properly caulked at the bottom, so water leaked out under the glass onto the floor. I mitigated that problem by taking a "Navy shower" and using the bath mat to trap the leakage, but that wasn't really optimal. I brought the matter to the attention of the guy at reception who promised me that he would send someone up to fix the problem. That didn't happen. There was one hiccough during my stay. The staff was confused about the duration of the stay and somehow decided that I was only staying 2 nights instead of 5. So sometime before the last night of my stay, they changed the door look (which uses real keys) because they thought I had left and not returned the key. Fortunately, my stuff was still in the room and things were straightened out quickly. Still, for the money paid and in London, I didn't have higher expectations. The room was a quarter of the price I paid just prior at the Hilton London Metropole down the street and that was a special convention rate. The hotel served me well enough during my stay. For quiet, I would recommend looking at one of the many hotels on Norfolk Square about a block away. But I wouldn't have a problem staying here again if it came to that. None of the downsides were unbearable and the location and price made it easy to extend my stay in London.
was desperate to find something at midnight. No problem and across from Paddington Train Station.
This is my second stay here this month; this time the room and bed were bigger than last time; hotel was overall peaceful and quiet, and a perfect location for an early flight from Heathrow - easy and fast commute with the attraction of being in central London for fun with friends before the flight. I highly recommend it. Only issue was they forgot my wake up call (which did not happen last time, so was likely just one small oversight. I shall return next time I am in London.
The location is perfect for Paddington Station and Heathrow Express, staff were friendly, hotel was actually quiet for a Sat night! A wide variety of restaurants and pubs within walking distance. Room was small but comfortable, and the TV worked.
My wife and I were looking for a basic place to sleep at night that also provided privacy. This hotel met but did not exceed that desire. The phone system was down (and our room phone was physically broken), the water pressure was somewhat weak, and the control knob on the in-room heater had been broken off. But again our main needs were met and these realities did not cause discomfort. The bathroom itself was pretty nice and this went a long way toward our overall comfort.
Most of the value of this hotel is its' location across the street from Paddington Station. Otherwise, you're basically renting for a night or two what could easily be someone's crash pad apartment.
Good location close to Paddington Station. Staff at reception desk was rude. Tried to make us pay for breakfast when it was paid ahead of time and said so on the check-in papers. Very small room with 3 beds. Old without the good ambiance. Needed wash clothes. Very cheap, thin towels. Will not recommend this hotel.
It was average hotel in every aspect, and the main advantage is beeing close to Paddington Station
We were extremely disappointed in this hotel. The common spaces were not well maintained. Our room and bathroom were very small. It would be a 2 star hotel at best.
Spend the extra money and stay in a nicer hotel.
walls are paper thin and you can hear everything from the hallway and the guests next door. Not recommended for any business travelers. Good hang-out for student travelers who need a cheap place to stay and don't care much about noise and the lack of any ammenities...
The absolute best thing about this trip was the location of the hotel; situated right around the corner from Paddington station. Has easy acces to all the major rail lines and main streets. Shops and restarunts in the immediate vacinity make purchasing food items or eating out a breeze. Hotel is small as was the room I was in; old accoutrements but clean. Close proximity to other rooms sometimes was noisy. Overall the location and the cost more than made up for the lack of frills. Ideal for someone traveling on a budget.
Caught a flight to US It was dirty, tacky and not remodeled. The carpets in the hall had gum warn into them. The walls were dingy. I have never stayed in a dirty hotel. This was a first. The place stunk, literally.
Very basic but gets the job done. Room I was given had 2 twin beds, small wall mounted 12" television, hot water kettle with questionable looking tea bags and instant coffee. Bathroom had mildewed shower curtains and cracked floor tiling. Attached Italian restaurant was good though with 15% off for guests. Continental breakfast was a joke...cheap luncheon meats, cheese, toast and cereal. Staff makes you leave your key at reception when you leave.
This hotel has received some very negative reviews that did not reflect my experience there. There were some negatives. The hotel is old and a bit rundown, the staff is friendly but not overly professional, the bed was old and in need of replacement. The room was smallish but not as small as some I've stayed in for the same price. Oddly, there were several light switches in the room which didn't seem to do anything and the TV didn't work, not that I cared. On the positive side the room I was in had recently been repainted and was very clean. There was a restroom with shower in the suite. The lift went all the way up to my floor, even if it was very slow. The location is great, right across the street from Paddington Station with direct access to the Underground, National Rail, Heathrow Express and several bus lines. Short walk to Marble Arch or Notthing Hill Gate. Overall, I'd be happy to stay there next time I'm in London. I always felt safe and secure and didn't fell uncomfortable leaving my laptop in the room while I was gone. Not a place I'd suggest for anyone looking for a romantic stay in London but great for anyone looking for a cheap convenient place to sleep at night.
- Walking distance to Kensington Gardens
- WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
- 24-hour front desk
Located in City of Westminster within a short walk of Kensington Gardens, Ascot Hyde Park Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall. This 66-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. It's also close to Buckingham Palace and ZSL London Zoo.
Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.
All 66 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers and safes. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Ascot Hyde Park Hotel features WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.