Byron Hotel London3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The staff were friendly. However, the room was dirty. There was a previous guest's soiled clothing left in one of only two available drawers on the room. The grout in the shower cubicle was black in places. In addition the TV screen was no bigger than the average lap top screen. I stopped for one evening only, which was enough for me. I will not be returning in a hurry.
I loved how close this hotel was to all the underground entrances and Kensington Park. Breakfast is very basic but very good. Walls are extremely thin! Hard to sleep when doors are constantly slamming and people are talking in the hallways. For the price and location, I would stay again.
There are at least a dozen hotels in the old houses lining this street, a block off Kensington park. Its a nice location, convenient to the metro, shop and restaurants The room was small and shower slow to drain. The cold breakfast adequate, with cheese, meats, boiled eggs, cereal, yogurt, etc., but oddly it operates on three seating times like a cruise ship and you must choose. English bkfst available to order for extra £. There is no kettle in the room. Tea is available in the lobby for 1£ which seemed a bit stingy. I've got my own tea bag and they charge for hot water?
Stayed at this hotel for two nights. The staff was very friendly (knew straight off which room I was in). The room was small (as most hotel rooms in London) but well equipped with what you would need and very clean. Breakfast was OK - I don’t need much in the mornings and there are plenty of good places in the area if you’d like something else. Couldn’t put a finger on anything
I booked a twin room at the Byron Hotel for four nights during the first week of October. Hotel was booked primarily for location - my sister-in-law lives on the same street. Close proximity to two Tube stations (Bayswater on District/Circle line and Queensway on the Central line) made it exceedingly convenient. The shops two streets down on Queensway were also very convenient. The Reception staff are friendly and helpful. Early check-in was not possible as they were full on the day we arrived, but they had a non-secure area for us to leave our luggage while we were out for the day. Room 36 on the fourth floor was clean and quiet, despite being at the front of the building. The elevator is a bit slow, but it certainly beats not having any elevator at all. The beds are short - If you're taller than 6', your feet are going to hang off the end of the bed if you stretch out. Note: there is an in-room safe, but there is no mini-bar or fridge. And the shower's water pressure is a bit low, though it heats up very nicely. The included breakfast was a bit of a disappointment. Coffee & tea, juice, toast with a few spreads, slices of ham and cheese, cereal, yogurt, and tinned fruit. Very continental, completely not "English". A warm breakfast would have been nice.
I booked this hotel after reading a tripadviser review saying the hotel had been recently decorated and was clean and quiet. it was just that and in a very good location only 5 mins from underground or buses and Hyde Park. Staff were always polite and helpful.
Hotel is in a good location, but rooms are so tiny i booked a double room we hardly could find a space for our suitcases.As we arrived the towels in the room were used the safe didn't work. Breakfast was not to our satisfaction.
Byron is a good quality British style Hotel. Staff was nice and breakfast suits the purpose. Location is great. Around the corner is Queensway and two underground stations. Oxford Street is within walking distance and one can enjoy Hyde Park on the way.
Overall, this was NOT a bad place to stay. Please be aware that the pictures of the rooms on the website, do not represent the average room... The Staff were friendly and accommodating (although many of the girls in the breakfast room do not speak English very well). The Hotel, room and bathroom, were clean, but the first room we were in was SO small that we had no room to put our suitcases and the bathroom could have used a "tile touchup". Also, the room key stuck and the light above the bathroom sink needed to be thumped on to go on, and then would go out! (I told the manager and am assuming that was remedied). I complained about the size of the room and we were upgraded to a much larger (and more expensive room - they did NOT charge us for the upgrade). We were there for two additional nights when we returned from Paris before flying home and we had asked for a larger room upon our return. They recommended a twin room... Which WAS a MUCH nicer room... And when we shoved the beds together, we gained an extra 18" of space. And, the beds are hard as a rock....! In the meantime, we have decided that (after staying in the Paddington Area twice on two different trips), we are going to stay else where on our next visit.
We were checked in by the lovely Carmen for our overnite stay as we had booked 2c mamma mia at theatre & do some sightseeing 4 my b'day. On early arrival she took our suitcase & even placed it in our room 4us b4 our return. Hotel location is perfect...underground & bus access virtually on doorstep & small rooms but adequate & clean. Michael was on the night shift & also was friendly & welcoming. We slept well as beds are well comfy & room quiet. Next morning we had booked continental breakfast which we were happily enjoying when Nica came & served us full english which was delicious. She informed us it was complimentary for my b'day! This is where hotels like this are price-less...we felt special & not a number as larger hotels can make u feel. If u want value 4 money/ good location & the friendliest staff that make u feel like their family this is 4u. If u want a large pretentious corporate hotel then go elsewhere. I know where i will stay on returning 2 london...it will be the "family" Byron Hotel. Thanku 4 a memorable b'day :)
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70% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 911 reviews