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Craven Gardens Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Leinster Terrace, London W2 3ES, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #775 of 1,075 hotels in London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2005
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2007

March 2007, a friend and I (two single girls 20-somethings) stayed at the Craven Gardens Hotel in London's Bayswater neighborhood. The hotel has some ok reviews from other travelers, was affordable and in a great area... BUT... please do not be tempted by these things to stay here. The reception area was small as I expected, but clean, so my... More

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Menifee, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2006

This was our first trip to London. We traveled on a United Airlines Vacation package. I would almost rather have stayed home! The smoke was horrible; I would imagine some people have left even though they prepaid for their room. As for the food, go for coffee and toast only. The room was so hot it was unbearable, even though... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2005

Before this trip I had stayed at 3 other London budget hotels and didn't like any of them, so I know how hard it is to find a good value in London - But Craven Gardens is one. I stayed there in March 2005, in a single for £39 a night. The hotel's location is fabulous, just a block from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2005

Recently returned from 11 nights at Craven Gardens and I will be back! Friendly and helpful staff, comfortable room, hot English breakfast daily. This hotel is conveniently located to major bus routes (15 minutes at peak hours to Piccadilly Circus) and tube stations. Good pub next door. Quiet room, no noisy neighbors. The staff really made my stay special with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2005

I stayed here for four nights in the hotel. The staff were not friendly and they were not at all knowledgable (fortunatly for us we had both been to London before and so we were fairly familiar with our surroundings. When we checked in the sheets and the toilet were dirty. Yes the room is tiny, but we knew that... More

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Glenwood Springs, CO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2005

Just got back from 6 days in London where we stayed the entire time at this part hotel/part youth hostel. If you like traffic noise, young people partying, lots of rap music blaring at every breakfast, smoke and very uninformed staff, this is the place. Oh, did I mention hearing every word through the walls in the next room at... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2004

This hotel is basically a Motel 6 type, the rooms are tiny, smelly, hot (in the winter!) and not close to the tube (4 -5 blocks away). There are no non smoking rooms, no central air and is very noisy at night. People are coming and going all the time as the bottom floor is a hostel for young people.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2004

I stayed at this hotel from Sept. 14-21, 2004. The hotel was clean, although the rooms could use a little upgrading, i.e drapes, carpeting, but then you are not in the room that much. The staff was most helpful and accomodating. The full English breakfast was quite adequate, but the menu was the same every day. I especially enjoyed visiting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2004

Just coming back from London. My 3 nights stay in this hotel is comfortable I should say. The building is undergoing renovation, so there is some noise and disturbance at day time. The bathroom is clean and clear. Bed and breakfast is up to standard. Room is small, as in fact in line with other hotels in London. Overall, worth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2004

Just returned from 6 nights in London. The Craven Gardens Hotel staff were most helpful and caring. We had access to their freezer for medication. They wanted to be sure our needs were met. The rooms and full English breakfsts were quite adequate. The proximitely to the underground made our comings and goings very easy. The friendliness of the staff... More

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Address: 16 Leinster Terrace, London W2 3ES, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Craven Gardens Hotel 3*
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Victorian-style hotel, near the city, between Queensway and Lancaster Gate - 30 miles to Heathrow, 40 miles to Gatwick. ... more   less 
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