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Shakespeare Hotel

22-28 Norfolk Square, London W2 1RS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very close to Paddington and cheap which was the main reasons for choosing. Check-in was quick and luckily only on level 1. The room was basic but did the job. Loved all the plug outlets but wish it had free wifi. I was worried from reading other reviews but it was fine for one night. We opened up our balcony... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is great and the breakfast was adequate and convenient. We had a family room for 5. There were 5 single beds in the room and even though they were singles, they still seemed like small beds especially for my tall husband. The room was clean, but seemed dingy due to the scuffs and cracks on the walls. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start, we arrived at the hotel and checked in, going up to the room we expected to be in a double as paid for, we were in a room with twin beds. Next the door did not lock so anyone could get in! When I reported this to the receptionist she was incredibly rude and told her... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After booking this hotel & than reading some of the reviews I was a bit apprehensive about staying here but my experience was good. Staff very friendly & helpful, room was cleaned everyday. Yes the rooms are small but all you need when your travelling & in a great location easy to get around either by walking or transport. Breakfast... More 

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Heumen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good sized room, breakfast was great and location of the hotel is excellent. Hyde park and Oxford street at walking distance and Paddington station around the corner. Not suitable for people who have problems walking stairs but otherwise great hotel for budget price. Next time we come to London we will definiteley return to this hotel.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is absolutely horrible. We were initially allocated a room in the basement. Underground tube passing near the hotel was shaking the basement room every few seconds. We were then moved to a top level floor. The room was very small and dusty. The heating wasn't turned on after several requests from us. My wife got sick after staying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Rooms was clean and beds confortable. Bathroom has toilets inside, is very small and a bit old, but clean and fully operational. Bad point is the breakfast. No real coffee, only instant coffee (dehydrated). Fruit juice are made of ... I don't know but for sure not fruits. Better to have the breakfast in a bar close to the hotel.... More 

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Dolphin_Management, Manager at Shakespeare Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laurent, Thank you for your review. We really appreciate the time and effort you took in order to write this review which is really beneficial for us. We will take up the points you have mentioned and work on them Thank you More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Well priced hotel very close to paddington station, my room was a little small but so what, it was only for kipping in. Wi-fi throughout was a bonus at only £1 a day I would stop here again without hesitation.

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Dolphin_Management, Manager at Shakespeare Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nigel, Thank you very much for your kind words. We really appreciate your honesty and the time you took to review us. We hope to see you again. Regards Shakespeare Hotel More 

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