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Shakespeare Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22-28 Norfolk Square, London W2 1RS, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is a three minute walk away from Paddington, making it a very good choice if you're travelling to / from Heathrow and need an economy class hotel. Rooms are not spacious, but I've paid more for smaller hotel rooms in London. Breakfast was included in our deal (simple buffet), for a surcharge you can have the Full English.... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Paying extra for internet was annoying, and a class of students were staying above me resulting in several calls to reception consecutive nights. Great location, around the corner from paddington ! Stairs are crazy steep. Would look at other hotels in the area (several)

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London
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Best location, next to tube. Old (without renovation) rooms with very small WC. Odors from WC not bearable. Smelly place. Breakfast and personnel was ok. The heating was not enough. TV was adequate. We selected it only due to its price but weren't satisfied

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We are an Italian family and we stayed in Shakespeare Hotel for 4 nights. Great location near the most famous London's attractions, the surroundings are full of restaurants and pubs. Nice rooms, very clean and very nice staff. Good full English breakfast We will for sure come back Alessandra

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Wells, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Budget hotels in London are difficult to find but the Shakespeare Hotel near Paddington Station is just right. I had a very nice late-night welcome - my room was small but clean and compact. Probably most suitable for a few days stay. Be aware of the stairs if you are higher than the first floor! Plenty of breakfast and cooked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

First of all let me start off saying this is a great hotel if you just need somewhere to put your head down. It is in a fantastic location (which can boast a minute or 2 walk from Paddington underground/ Train station.) As I stayed on my own in the hotel, I booked a single room; which I found to... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Overall, the hotel was fine. The location was great, the people were nice. On the other hand, the beds were not that comfortable and the breakfast could have been better. We already knew there was no elevator, but still it's something they should put in the website. That's another thing: even though the website said there was free wifi in... More

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Dolphin_Management, Manager at Shakespeare Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad, you had a nice time in our Hotel. Your comment is precious for us. Best regards More

Barcelona, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Because of the price, the hotel was correct, but I can tell you the things I didn't like: The sink was too small. Breakfast wasn't enough... Too much noise from other rooms... And the person that attended us when we arrived wasn't very nice...

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We are glad, you had a nice time in our Hotel. Your comment is precious for us. Best regards More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a cheap hotel but anyone booking here should know that. It is a good price but thrown in is a few added bonuses: breakfast daily, close to paddington station, an open top bus stop and regular bus stops. This hotel was clean and a room on the first floor was quiet and not too many stairs with one's... More

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Dolphin_Management, Manager at Shakespeare Hotel, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel, your comment is precious for us. Best Regards More

Linkoping, Sweden
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Positives first, clean, large room, mostly friendly staff. Breakfast OK but no more. It was possible to leave luggage before check-in and after check-out. Negatives. Got a room in the basement, and the nearby underground was noisy and the furniture rattled when the trains passed. Same for the floors above, did not try higher up. No elevator.

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We are very happy you had a nice time in our Hotel. Your review is precious for us. Best Regards More

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Additional Information about Shakespeare Hotel

Also Known As:
Fairfield Inn London
Shakespeare Hotel London
Shakespeare Hotel London, England
Address: 22-28 Norfolk Square, London W2 1RS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #691 of 1,071 hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Shakespeare Hotel 2*
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