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Hotel Sophia

A, 5 London Street, London W2 1HL, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We checked in at 11pm and saw a man taking a prostitute to his room which the staff were clearly fine with. The room was so dirty it looked like it needed the CSI team - the walls were covered in brown splatters, there was damp on the ceiling with cracking plaster, thick dust under the beds. The sheets didn't... More

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Limerick, Ireland
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here in November and it was a disaster. The place was filthy, the window wouldn't close, the bed was broken. No bins changed. Very unsafe and we were misled by other reviews. We did not stay there for any of our trip, we left immediately. It was disgraceful. I would never recommend this to anyone... More

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Ballarat, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I truly wish I read trip advisor before booking here. It was horrible. Sure it was cheap & near Paddington Station, but damn! how they are still allowed to be operational astounds me. The front desk was rarely manned, the carpet throughout the place is disgusting and a tripping hazard, the stairs WILL collapse one day, the curtains barely covered... More

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Tarnowskie Gory
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The only redeeming feature of the loosely titled 'Hotel" Sophia is the fact that it is in London and conveniently situated to Paddington station, other than that I can see no other reason why anyone would stay here, I certainly won't be again. I am well used to all classes of accommodation all over the world but this really is... More

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Lappeenranta, Southern Finland, Finland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Location is very good if you are going to use Paddington railway station but if you are trying to sleep you can hear all of the announcements from that station inside your room! Rooms were untidy, pillows were terrible, room smelled tobacco even though we wanted nonsmoking room. Shower and bathroom were untidy. Breakfast was just bread and cereals and... More

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Perth, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We got a double room for £65 per night which is pretty cheap. The location is good (right near Paddington Station) but that's about it. The place is pretty run down, no lift, old carpet, broken toilet seat etc. We were woken in the middle of the night by someone shouting and swearing in the reception downstairs which continued for... More

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Addis Ababa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Can't believe we paid £80 for a twin room (we booked for a double but when we arrived a twin was all they had). Check-in was at 1pm, apparently. We showed up at 12.45, the door was locked. Two guys waiting inside let us in, we all waited until 1pm, finally I rang the bell again, heard someone shuffling around... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I'd like to add my voice to the other reviews - this is an awful hotel, not even worth the seemingly low £45 I was charged for a single room. The room was TINY, just big enough for a double bed and a small table. My room actually overlooked a tube platform, so the noise of the tannoy and the... More

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Okay, it's not the ritz but the location is next to paddington station and near Hyde park. I've been staying there for business for a year and find it clean. Agreed, a few of the reception staff don't speak good English which can lead to some confusion so please call again before your journey to confirm booking details. 8/10 times... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

wow where to start... we booked the hotel room over the phone for 2 nights, gave them our name and phone number and a credit card to hold our reservation, we were then told we were fine just to show up on the date. upon arrival the front desk lady barely spoke english, she had no idea who we were... More

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Also Known As:
Sophia Hotel London
Hotel Sophia London, England
Address: A, 5 London Street, London W2 1HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
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Ranked #1,013 of 1,071 hotels in London
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