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Four Stars Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staircase is extremely dangerous. Breakfast was a stale croissant, decent muffin and corn flakes that expired 5 months ago. I brought left over pizza from a shop around the corner, took a quick shower, changed clothes and went to eat more of the pizza and it was covered in more ants than I've ever seen in less than 45 minutes. Do not stay here.

I find hotels in London are either expensive (US$ 200+/night) or the rooms are very small. Our room at the Four Stars was small. However the room had a shower and WC, each morning there was a breakfast waiting for us outside our door that was good enough,and I appreciated the location. Hyde Park and the Underground were both within reasonable walking distance. The price was reasonable and when we needed to change the date of arrival they allowed us to do so at no additional cost. I will be back in London in May and I plan to stay there again.

The staff members were nice. I even got an upgrade. Breakfast was brought to my room. Except for the crummy TV set and a stuck shower door, I had a really pleasant stay.

In London on a backpacking trip and if youre booking a room for one person try another place. The room was amazingly small about 2.5 times the size of a twin size bed and decor and carpet were terribly dated. Not sure why they call it Four Stars or even a hotel a more proper name would be 1 Star Hostel. I suppose it may be London in general that you pay a lot for a terrible room but this was unexpected. The TV was about as small as my laptop screen, the shower was 3 x 3 feet and the bed was sad. The mattress was so used the springs were stabbing me in the back. I had to sleep on the opposite end of the bed on the blanket. It felt like a hostel as I had to leave my key upon leaving. With the location and the price I paid I wouldn't stay here again.

The hotel is small and very old. Quite a walking distance from train station. A lot of stores, and Middle eastern eateries around the area. Hotel is in a residential area.

My friend & I checked into room 1, the twin room, & it was down very steep stairs because there was no lift. The mattresses were plastic & the bed frames were very squeaky every time one of us moved. The bathroom was super small & didn't have a shower curtain so the whole bathroom got wet. The pro was the guy at the front desk. He was very kind & helpful. There was free wifi but only in the lobby. The only reason we stayed here was because it was the ONLY hotel available that night. Never again.

The staff (Yousouf) was layer and a..h..... the MOTEL in a bad neighborhood. the room is not clean. the bed is old. no internet. no security.

the room is very basic, no air condition. The guy is friendly . Location is good, close to train station by walking few mins. Good break fast and service.

I spent three nights in this well-located hotel, which is only 10 minutes away from Paddington station and Hyde Park. The room was very basic: the windows did not close properly and were apparently single glazed, so it was very loud even during the night. The whole floor was shaking when somebody walked by, or slammed the door, which seemed to be the only way you could close the doors. The portaloo-like shower-and-toilet cabines were horrible, though relatively clean. Service/reception: ok. Positive: Free Wifi on request. It would have been ok for one night, but not any longer.

Needed a last minute hotel in London while there for business. Nothing was available at a reasonable price so I gave the Four Stars a shot. Here are my issues: - tiny, uncomfortable bathroom - zero amenities - front desk clerk did not allow me to take the 1 iron and ironing board they had to my room, had to iron my clothes in the lobby! - they do not give you a key to the front door, they have to let you in everytime you leave, quite annoying - very hot and muggy while I was there

Our room was in a basement. The furniture for our clothing wobbled when I touched it so we didn't touch it anymore. The temperature control for the shower was literally broken off. When we complained that the shower was cold we were told that if we ran the water for ten minutes it would get hot. 20 minutes later it would get luke warm at best. Even the water in the sink never got hot. There were several occasions in which there was no one at the front desk so I had to wait ten minutes before I could be let into my room. It's cheap and in a great location but they clearly do not care about their guests.

How do I begin? Dirty, tiny, broken bed, no dresser, an armoire with 4 hangers that a moth emerged from when I first opened the door and that I later found an empty scotch bottle on top of. A plastic bathroom rinse cup (which I would never use) but nonetheless had been used as an ashtray and was left for my convenience. No chair to sit in. A 9" TV with a broken remote. Woefully understaffed, I had a 2:00 check and had to sit in the lobby until 4:00 because the one poor old woman they have in their employ has to make up every room in the place, probably 50 or so. No elevator, 5 flights of stairs. I had to go 2 doors down to the front desk every time I wanted to be let into my building because my room key wouldn't open the outer door. The same poor old woman who cleans also has to make everyone breakfast #included with the room#, I felt so bad for her I paid to eat elsewhere, and the one time I had tea & toast the table was filthy. I stayed in Sussex Gardens a year ago for the same price and had a fantastic room, but this was barely tolerable.

Stayed here for its proximity to Paddington, forgot about the great surrounding neighborhood. Good place on a budget.

The bathroom is tiny with a broken shower door (split in half). The heater wasn't working properly so it was really cold at night. The TV set did not work at all. The breakfast lady (may be an Eastern European) showed no courtesy. The front desk staff members were quite nice nevertheless.

I was not impress with the " Four Star Hotel".... should have been the no star hotel. we were placed in the basement. The room was dull.. could not get into the shower stall, it was the smallest I have seen no room to move around in, and adjust the water temps. staff was OK. Breakfast was not bad. will not go back there again. payed too much for what we got.

Not at all like shown on the web. I wouldn't want to wash my dog in the shower. I took the hit and relocated to a better hotel even though there was no refund available.

Its just a bed in a room with an average breakfast, It did the job, but just barely.

I reached the hotel around 11AM-was given the room around 4PM-- No elevator- Had to drag the baggage up three floors-in a very narrow -curvye-stairway. bathroom supplies were sparingly supplied- one soap for 3-days. internet connection was interrupted constantly. I would never use it again, neither recommend it.

The location is amazing, however the room is very basic, and the bed definitely could've been better. The staff was very helpful and the breakfast offered was basic, but good. If you're looking for extravagance, look elsewhere. However if you're looking for a safe no frills place with great location, this is the place for you. I would recommend if you stay here that you pack light, there are no elevators, and the stair cases have tight turns.

The hotel is on 2 townhouses and I stayed in the pricier one. I had a very good double all to myself and paid full price. The bathroom was airplane-small but clean and the room seemed recently renovated. The mattresses were past their prime, though. The staff was courteous but make sure to arrive on time to breakfast, as I saw that the 9 a.m. limit is strictly, even overzealously, enforced. The breakfast was the traditional British stuff cooked in a pretty average sort of way, nothing too spectacular or memorable. In over 3 decades of travel I have stayed in many hotels in London, including 7 others in this area near Paddington, and this is one of the best I've seen in price/quality ratio. It's about 5-6 blocks from the station, but feasible to walk to if you don't carry a lot of luggage. (Or leave the extra bags at the Paddington Left Luggage depot, which is what I did). I don't know what the other, cheaper half of the hotel is like, but they have very low walk-in rates advertised at the desk, about half those you see in the main travel websites.

26-28 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Marble Arch
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Located in London City Centre within a short walk of Marble Arch, Four Stars Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. The 30 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and TVs. Also close to this London hotel are Royal Albert Hall and London Zoo.


Rooms

The 30 rooms have coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected.


Property features

At Four Stars Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for GBP 15 per day. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide luggage storage.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Four Stars Hotel

Everyone (1) Couples (3) Business (4) Family (4) Other (8) Friends (4)
1

not anything nice to say

Everyone

Staircase is extremely dangerous. Breakfast was a stale croissant, decent muffin and corn flakes that expired 5 months ago. I brought left over pizza from a shop around the corner, took a quick shower, changed clothes and went to eat more of the pizza and it was covered in more ants than I've ever seen in less than 45 minutes. Do not stay here.

By on Oct 4, 2016

5

nothing fancy, but reasonably priced and conveniently located

Couples

I find hotels in London are either expensive (US$ 200+/night) or the rooms are very small. Our room at the Four Stars was small. However the room had a shower and WC, each morning there was a breakfast waiting for us outside our door that was good enough,and I appreciated the location. Hyde Park and the Underground were both within reasonable walking distance. The price was reasonable and when we needed to change the date of arrival they allowed us to do so at no additional cost. I will be back in London in May and I plan to stay there again.

By on Oct 23, 2015

5

a fine stay

Singles

The staff members were nice. I even got an upgrade. Breakfast was brought to my room. Except for the crummy TV set and a stuck shower door, I had a really pleasant stay.

By on Sep 8, 2015

2

bed springs in my back

Singles

In London on a backpacking trip and if youre booking a room for one person try another place. The room was amazingly small about 2.5 times the size of a twin size bed and decor and carpet were terribly dated. Not sure why they call it Four Stars or even a hotel a more proper name would be 1 Star Hostel. I suppose it may be London in general that you pay a lot for a terrible room but this was unexpected. The TV was about as small as my laptop screen, the shower was 3 x 3 feet and the bed was sad. The mattress was so used the springs were stabbing me in the back. I had to sleep on the opposite end of the bed on the blanket. It felt like a hostel as I had to leave my key upon leaving. With the location and the price I paid I wouldn't stay here again.

By on Aug 24, 2015

2

family trip

Families

The hotel is small and very old. Quite a walking distance from train station. A lot of stores, and Middle eastern eateries around the area. Hotel is in a residential area.

By on Jan 7, 2015

1

don't stay in room 1

GetawayWithFriends

My friend & I checked into room 1, the twin room, & it was down very steep stairs because there was no lift. The mattresses were plastic & the bed frames were very squeaky every time one of us moved. The bathroom was super small & didn't have a shower curtain so the whole bathroom got wet. The pro was the guy at the front desk. He was very kind & helpful. There was free wifi but only in the lobby. The only reason we stayed here was because it was the ONLY hotel available that night. Never again.

By on Nov 19, 2014

1

worst staff and neighborhood

Singles

The staff (Yousouf) was layer and a..h..... the MOTEL in a bad neighborhood. the room is not clean. the bed is old. no internet. no security.

By on Sep 2, 2014

2

small room

BusinessTravelers

the room is very basic, no air condition. The guy is friendly . Location is good, close to train station by walking few mins. Good break fast and service.

By on May 17, 2014

2

ok for one night

BusinessTravelers

I spent three nights in this well-located hotel, which is only 10 minutes away from Paddington station and Hyde Park. The room was very basic: the windows did not close properly and were apparently single glazed, so it was very loud even during the night. The whole floor was shaking when somebody walked by, or slammed the door, which seemed to be the only way you could close the doors. The portaloo-like shower-and-toilet cabines were horrible, though relatively clean. Service/reception: ok. Positive: Free Wifi on request. It would have been ok for one night, but not any longer.

By on Apr 16, 2014

1

cheap but you pay the price

BusinessTravelers

Needed a last minute hotel in London while there for business. Nothing was available at a reasonable price so I gave the Four Stars a shot. Here are my issues: - tiny, uncomfortable bathroom - zero amenities - front desk clerk did not allow me to take the 1 iron and ironing board they had to my room, had to iron my clothes in the lobby! - they do not give you a key to the front door, they have to let you in everytime you leave, quite annoying - very hot and muggy while I was there

By on Sep 27, 2013