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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've stayed in four of the Norfolk Square hotels now and the Cardiff is now my favorite. Can't beat the location for proximity to Paddington Station, the staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the linens are high quality, the WiFi is good, the breakfast is tasty and best of all the bathroom is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed one night in Paddington last week on my way to Heathrow via Paddington. I normally stay at the Indigo, Hilton or Mercure, all excellent hotels, but thought I'd try something cheaper. I rang the Cardiff and they quoted me 39 Pounds. The immediate thought in my muddled mind was "I need to pay more, it can't be that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only one value this hotel offers is the location and the price. Close to underground, in a quarter with lots of pubs, dinners etc. You can reach the centre of the city within 20minutes by bus or by underground. This is absolutely all from advantages. Now the other side of the hotel: We spent there thanks god only 2... More 

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AMD121, Manager at Cardiff Hotel, responded to this review

***** PLEASE READ THIS RESPONSE ***** This reviewer has posted a year after his ‘stay’ at our hotel and as a result has apparently confused us with somewhere else. Please read the many genuine reviews to get a balanced view. None of the details are matching the Cardiff Hotel. More 

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a good choice near city centre!Room was underground without window for fresh air . It wasn't so clear and the towels had hair from others...In addition the shower has problem to imbibe the water.Furthermore breakfast was very good but the breakfast area was so small.Hotel was fool and people were waiting on the stairs to eat. There the... More 

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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Was really pleasantly surprised with this hotel. I have stayed around Paddington before and often found dusty, old places at an extraordinary price. Cardiff was different. Incredibly clean, prompt check-in and I felt safe as a solo traveller. Of course like any of these older places you had to drag your bag upstairs (mine up 4 flights), so be aware!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

First of all 2 nights at Christmas time I understand will be a premium and going to be expensive as it is London but this is ridiculous! Two nights at £73 a night for: Pros: Breakfast acceptable and fairly wide selection. Location is decent - 2 mins walk to Paddington tube and rail stations. Cons: I was able to almost... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Perfect location and very central to visit Oxford street. Paddington station and bus stops only 2 minutes away. Safe location and lots of restaurants and take away food nearby. the hotel is very clean and the breakfast was good and generous. Lift is not available in the hotel, however we were located in a basement room and only had about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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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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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