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Cardiff Hotel

3.0 of 5 5-9 Norfolk Square | Hyde Park, London W2 1RU, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Taunton
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Usually, I stay in a Travel Lodge or similar when looking for budget accommodation in London but though I would give the Cardiff Hotel a try particularly as there was a discount offer available on the web. I was very pleasantly surprised. Firstly, it's a good location, literally two minutes from Paddington. There's a good choice of pubs, cafes and... More

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Wales
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location, just a two minute walk from Paddington station into a quiet side street, breakfast is a buffet style with plenty of options. Staff were very helpful and couldn't do enough to ensure you enjoyed your stay with them Our triple room was spotlessly cleaned and in great condition BUT if a decent size room and bathroom is a... More

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Como, Italy
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hotel is in a very good position: 300 m far from Paddington station (underground and rail). it is confortable and tidy, the ideal solution for a short stay. As a matter of fact rooms are small, only with a dresser, and the bathroom (the one we had) was too small: it seemed to be the water closet of an... More

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Makati, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has taken me a long time to get around reviewing. Lazy...way before nov 2013.(would not allow me to put in exact date) 4 of us came up for the Royal Wedding of Wills and Kate. Every where else that we looked at staying was horrendously expensive but not this gem of a place we came for one night and... More

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Kajaani, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location was great! Tucked away from all the madness, with excellent proximity to pubs and restaurants, as well as the metro and Padington train station. Check in was smooth, and they even worked with me because I told them ahead of time that I would be getting into London at 11am after 12 hours of traveling prior. My room (#9)... More

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AMD121, Manager at Cardiff Hotel, responded to this review

Dear autumcolors100, Thank you for your kind review of our hotel. All the staff here really appreciate when their efforts are recognised, people like you give us the energy to give you our best at all times... And for that we all think your truly BRILLIANT !! Thank You. More

Llandovery, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The check in was very quick.The room I stayed in was tiny but very clean,shower head was so low I could not use it.Good choice at breakfast cereals,bacon sausages scrambled eggs etc.Hotel is in a very quiet area hardly no traffic noise.very near to Paddington station.

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AMD121, Manager at Cardiff Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JeffP, Thank you for your review and all the good points you make about our hotel. More

Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good value hotel. The best part about the Cardiff Hotel is its location. It's close to lots of restaurants and its only about 150 metres from the Paddington Train station and you can get the train to Heathrow Airport directly from there. Kensington Gardens is about a 5 - 10 minute walk away. Another plus was the... More

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AMD121, Manager at Cardiff Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard F, Thank you for mentioning our great location, lovely staff and great breakfast. We are all very proud of what we accomplish here. Thank you ......... More

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed there for 5 nights. Reception staff great. Breakfast was well received with plenty of options. The room, if you have heard the saying 'Not enough room to swing a cat' then thats the room I stayed in. Shower measured about 1 metre by a half. Couldn't close ensuite door if you were using toilet. Space between bed and desk... More

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AMD121, Manager at Cardiff Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Drew p, Thank you for your review. Yes we have a great location and good breakfast included in the price. London has expensive property prices, unfortunately if you require more space you have to pay a lot more or elect to stay in anther city. Sorry but that's just an economic fact. More

Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After having had to check out from our originally booked "hotel" (The Continental) due to extremely poor standard, it was fantastic to stay at the Cardiff Hotel just opposite. The staff were extremely friendly, the room was fresh, clean and very nice! I will definitely choose this hotel the next time I visit London!

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AMD121, Manager at Cardiff Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Christine W, Thank you for your wonderful review. All of us at the hotel love to read this type of honest review, they give us the motivation and energy to give our best at all times, and for that we all think your truly Wonderful. All the best and happy travels. The Cardiff Team. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I am sad that this was our first impression of London.This place is a RIPOFF!!!! First of all we arrive to see trash lined up all outside on the sidewalk. This Hotel is not at all what it advertises on it's website. We checked in, went to our room hoping things would get better only to find the stairs are... More

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Address: 5-9 Norfolk Square | Hyde Park, London W2 1RU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cardiff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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