Paddington Apartments3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
A party of 6 including two children of 8 and 4. Despite prior booking seating layout very cramped. Staff very helpful and went out of their way to assist in the children meals. Food arrived promptly, some elements very good such as the pork but the smashed potatoes were very dry and the gravy was spartan. Prices are low and the food was average plus. A really nice old building and we would try it again perhaps on a less busy evening.
We stayed here for a group trip in Nov. 2017 (our group had separate rooms) and this review is for our personal experience. The room we booked was for 3 people, because at the time of booking, we were going to be 3 persons in 1 room. The flat was in the 4th floor, and there was an elevator (but, be aware: the elevator can probably carry 2 persons with small luggages or 1 person with a large luggage at any one time). The flat was bigger than I had imagined, there was 2 beds, 1 full size and 1 twin. No wall separating the beds, it's all in one (studio type) room. There's a kitchenette with 2 electric burners, utensils, plates and kitchenware in the cupboards if you wish to use them. There's also a mini fridge and electric kettle for making coffee or tea. The bathroom is a shower stall, very clean and tidy, with a toilet and sink. All the plugs in the flat worked, just don't forget to being a UK specific plug or you might run into problems (we did not). Check in is on 8 craven street (it's where you pick up the keys or rather the keycard) and then the walk back to 9 Talbot street is about 7 minutes on foot. There's a taxi service but at the time of check in it would've taken 45 minutes wait due to it being unavailable at the time. That was not a problem for us, however. The flat is 5 minutes walk from Paddington (train) station and is the stop for Heathrow express passengers. No stairs, all flat surface. Very convenient access to central London for all the tourist attractions as well as lovely shops all around with food prices ranging from £5.95 to upwards (for the more expensive restaurants). We love breakfasts at Mimo's which is literally around the corner because it was cheap and filling (full english breakfast was £5.95). Overall, our stay was wonderful. No problems with heating or safety into or out of the flat or the surrounding areas. Bus stops were plenty and less than 5 minutes walk. And the price we paid was CHEAPER than an Airbnb for the same area. Will absolutely try to stay here again when we return to London (hopefully they're not fully booked then).
Booking and arrangements were easy, the accommodation itself was clean, comfortable and well equipped and nice and quiet. It is within walking distance of Paddington Station and the reception desk will look after your bags to save carrying them around London.
On arrival at 10.30pm,the hotel had no transport to take us to our apartment for 45 mins, so the guy gave us the choice of walk or wait outside as they close at 10.40pm. We chose to walk. Flat was stinking of sour milk or something under the sink, but the office was closed. The towels were stained, and bottom of shower was all rusty. It definitely wasn't luxury and not worth the cost. I wouldn't advise anyone else to use them.
On arrival, we had to check in at another hotel 10 minute walk away. The company says it supplies a taxi, but there was none! We had to walk late at night through streets we did not know with suitcases and a very tired 11year old. First thing that struck us when we opened our room door was the awful smell, like sour milk or cheese. We tried numerous phone calls but no one answered so basically we were stuck! My bed was high at the bottom and low at the head - definitely broken. The fridge was broken, TV didn't work and the towels were stained. No cleaner came next day, towels, tea & coffee were not replenished. And ughhh... that lingering smell, it was there from when we arrived until we left!
Price is okay for this, location is good and it is comfortable for what you get. The ground floor you can hear the entry and exit of people. Read some of the other reviews, if you expect a basic accommodation you won't be disappointed. Beats staying in backpackers!
Studio apartment was exactly as expected. Great location, very quiet. However website hid in the small print that the location of the 'front desk' was a 10 minute walk away. There is nothing on the door to indicate how you contact them or directions to the office. A frustrating waste of time finding how to get to the other location.
A lovely apartment with fantastic amenities and very central to nearby train stations and attractions. Staff were very helpful and accommodating and I would definitely stay there again when I travel. Slightly noisy but not enough to keep you awake at night. Overall a very pleasant stay. Adnaan Nana South Africa
Stayed here two nights. It's about 10 min walk from station to collect key. No probs, friendly receptionist. Ordered cab to take us to apartment. We had 14 on 4th floor. Was clean and tidy. A double bed and two singles with table and chairs (no sofa). Didn't cook but kitchen was ample for short stay. Bathroom was clean but soooo hot so turned off the towel rail. Was glad of the aircon. The only negative thing was that the noise from the apartment as the flooring is marble tiles and someone thought it was funny to do a jig at 6 in the morning. Totally get the tiles near the kitchen for keeping it clean but these apartments could do with carpet to absorb the noise. Would definitely stay here again. Nice pubs nearby and a lovely Greek taverna.
Only the location is good but rest are poor. It suppose to be studio for 2 not apartment for 4. Sofa bed is not clean and bathroom is terribly small and dirty. Anyway they provide small built in kitchen. The elevator is so small. Oh and the water in toilet is not clean at all....it has brown colour and it s disgusting !!!!
- Walking distance to Kensington Gardens
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
Located in City of Westminster within a short walk of Kensington Gardens, Paddington Apartments is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall. Each of the 16 rooms at this 3.5-star apartment includes a kitchen, a refrigerator, and a microwave. Located in central London, the apartment is also near Buckingham Palace and ZSL London Zoo.
The 16 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and ironing boards are also standard. Limited housekeeping is available.
Paddington Apartments features free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area.
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29% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 122 reviews