Rose Park Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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Some of the reviews for this place are comical, and some verging on actually being offensive. The review, I believe, should reflect the price. We paid £69 to stay here, which for central London is very, very cheap. I have stayed in very similar places in London (Travelodge!) with similar levels of quality for over £150. So with this in mind, for central London at £69, this place is great. Yes, its very tired and the rooms smelled a little "musty" (open a window for a bit if it smells!), but the staff on the desk were friendly and very helpful (even checking us in early at 11am!), the bedding, bathroom and towels were clean, and the location is spot on for access to the sights and public transport links. There are loads of restaurants and pubs around the hotel too. Yes, there was a bit of street and traffic noise and the odd door being closed in the hotel was a distraction - its London, its a noisy place. So, if you are staying for a night or two in London and just need a cheap base to dump your gear while you are out and about and to then just sleep prior to heading out again - this place is great! If you want a nice room to relax in, then spend some more money and stay somewhere nicer (and way more expensive)....
Clean and good location right next to station. Very small room with little space for luggage and shower temp was terrible... But then again you got what you paid for and was happy for the amount we paid.
This was the worst place I have ever been...couldn't call it a hotel by any means! Hostel maybe but it was filthy, cold, unwelcoming and just so depressing. On arrival around 10 pm, there was a casually dressed guy outside smoking - turned out he was the receptionist. Came inside and then had to call someone on his mobile as "it was his first night" and couldn't find my booking. He was v. rude & unwelcoming. Eventually gave me a key to a tiny, mouldy, smelly room above a noisy extraction unit. Went down to try and organise another room.....after about an hour was given key to yet another "cupboard". In the morning went down to breakfast which incidentally is in another hotel across the road to be told I was too late at 9.30. Again rude staff who couldn't care less! Please see my photos and be warned!!
Don't expect five-star treatment... this is a charming but old and tiny hotel. The staff were friendly enough, but service not what North Americans are used to... had to ask for coffee and tea top-ups, fresh towels; on last day they didn't bother to make up the room at all. Still, generally OK, pretty well located to Paddington station (only three-block walk) and very affordable. It is an old hotel... with worn carpets and some aged-out hardware... our showerhead fell off first day and maintenance had to come up and repair. Breakfast is NOT included... you must pay five pound and go next door to a crusty roll 'continental' buffet. Don't do it. Go around the corner to Mimo's Cafe where you can get a full, friendly breakfast for $5.99. Or Garfunkels near the station, where prices and offerings are similar (including pancakes) but service is slower.
I first stayed at this hotel in May 2016 with a friend. Actually we both enjoyed it then, it was a nice, Victorian hotel with a very friendly staff and nice English breakfast. Our room was for three persons, but just big enough for two.¨'Outside there is a small park, so nice to sit reading there on a sunny day. I liked the hotel so much, that I booked it once again in October, when being in London with my daughter and granddaughter. But alas, what had happened in those few months? New owners... fine, but why did it have to be so messy and unclean? Suppose we were there at the wrong time. The room I liked in May was too small for three, so be sure to remember that if you are a family. The location is great though, not far from Paddington station with tubes and trains, and wonderful Hyde Park is close by. I do hope the new owners will improve this hotel. It is worth it!
For a basic hotel and location for the price is excellent. You are only maximum 5 minutes from Paddington Station and the restaurants which are decent. With Talbot square outside the hotel a handy small park to relax in. The single is bigger than most London single room hotels where you truly are a can of sardines, but this one is better with good all round space. The bathroom is clean and decent size. Staff were happy & cheerful. There are parts where it could do with a lick of paint and some furniture needs updating or restoring. I would certainly stay here again.
A dump!!!! I am sorry but that is the best description we can give of this hotel. We stayed at the Rose Park hotel a couple of years ago, but since then it has changed hands and has not just gone downhill, it has fallen off the cliff. We were booked in for 6 days over the Christmas period 2016. The rooms are either really, really small, or really large and jammed packed with double and single beds. When we checked in to our room there was not even toilet paper in the bathroom. Unacceptable!!! Although continental breakfast was included there is no mention on their website of the fact that you have to go to another hotel with a voucher to claim that breakfast. Also, the wireless internet they state on their website, can only be received when in the reception area, which itself is very small with a check-in counter taking up over half the room. When we went to use the internet two staff (about half a metre away from us) were in deep discussion about how bad the company was, how bad it treated its staff, and one of them was going to quit in a few days and not give any notice. Although we had prepaid 6 night’s accommodation, we elected to find more suitable accommodation after our first night.
Just two blocks away from Paddington station you will find Rose Park Hotel. The main entrance is located by a quiet Talbot Square. The hotel has 24 hours reception so it's easy to reach. I stayed in a single room that was very small. The room had only a bed, small table (that did not accommodate even a laptop next to the phone), TV with a DVD player and coffee/tea amenities. The bathroom was good in size, actually I was wondering whether the bathroom was larger than the room itself. The air conditioning in the room was not very good, even set to 17 degrees it kept very warm. I had to open the window to get fresh air. The bathroom was then very cold not very comfortable to stay, luckily after the shower it got better. And because of no fridge in the room, it was easy to keep some beers even a little bit colder by putting them onto the bathroom floor. ;) It was a little bit hard to find the room as the corridors and stairs were like in a maze. Breakfast is served in another hotel across the street. My room rate did not include the breakfast but it could be purcased for 5 GBP from the reception. Breakfast was not very wide but worth of 5 pounds. Note that the breakfast room got very crowdy at 8.30.
It was 3-4 degrees outside and there were no heater in the room. The window was all the time wet, like it have been raining inside. Walls have black mold, like a mushroom. Never ever again. And on the top of that the staff was terrible. Bad service at the very bad place. All pictures are on booking site.
OAPs my wife and myself found ourselves needing to stay in the Paddington station area overnight to ensure we had time to catch the Cornish Riviera train to Truro, having travelled up from our home town of Dover; the journey across London from St Pancras to Paddington stations is only possible for us oldies using a taxi (and a Black Cab at that: no Uber for us). We could not risk missing the Cornwall train as there was no refund available. So we looked on line and came up with the Rose Park hotel offering a budget price for an overnight stay. We did not know what to expect. I don't think we want to repeat the experience. Once is OK (as always) but in this case, once is also ENOUGH. From our (apparently) sheltered background, we were shocked, right from the moment of encountering the hotel's reception desk staff. They were less than cordial, and insisted on us providing an "id" - meaning a passport or driving licence. They minutely scrutinised my driving licence, and scanned it into their system: we were beginning to feel guilty at our even existing. We saw other prospective guests, obviously from overseas, being treated with even more suspicion and condescension. We were ashamed of our own British nationality by the way guests to the UK were being treated here. And then when we got to seeing a couple of the rooms, we had another shock. The rooms were large, but were virtually beds, wall-to-wall. In the room we finally accepted, there were two single beds, and one double bed: these were rooms to accommodate families, it seemed, on the run. Our "room key" was tagged to a piece of textile material the size of a dead poodle - no way were we going to be allowed out of the hotel taking the room key with us. Given our situation we decided to endure the night, and to get out the next morning as quickly as possible (no breakfast - offered in another property owned by the same proprietor, across the road). The room was a curious combination of the grandeur of the past centuries and the realities of the now. There was a "bathroom" (shower closet, hand basin, lavatory) in a space smaller than for the average lavatory space in a normal house. There was NO plug for the basin, and the smell of mould was all-pervasive, certainly in the bathrooms, but also there some strange inexplicable "exotic" smells in the hotel corridors. And then, what about overnight? There were thumps and banging, and shouts and arguments in the corridor the whole night through. I was reminded of the scenes in Charlotte Bronté's "Jane Eyre", where the heroine is disturbed by manic shouts in Mr Rochester's mansion, prior to her putting out a potentially dangerous fire. My wife and I did not dare go outside our room until the morning. It was a night to remember, and then to forget.
Located in London City Centre within a short walk of Kensington Gardens, Rose Park Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall. This 35-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and a library. Buckingham Palace and London Zoo are also near this London hotel.
All 35 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and digital TV. Hair dryers are also included.
At Rose Park Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and a library. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables.
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