OK - first thing first, my 'real' score for this place is 2.5! I felt a 2 would be unfair, so I've had to bump it up to a somewhat generous 3. It's really a 50/50 call on this place and it depends of course on what your plans are and what you're looking for in your stay.
Yes the hotel is quite close to Paddington - just a few minutes walk.
Yes they will charge you to store luggage, but you probably know that already.
Sure you will pay extra for a TV remote control, more towels, more pillows etc, but it's not like you'll want to spend much (any?) time in your room, apart from sleeping/showering, so the extra costs are not that bad really - just don't do it hey!
Of course the room is small and basic, that's the point. That being said, it's not uncomfortably small - though we did have one of the larger rooms "with window" (overlooking a scuzzy courtyard)! I'm not sure what I would think of the smaller/window-less varieties on offer...
What this place has going for it is that it's simple/straightforward to check-in and check-out, the rooms are clean, tidy and secure. These may sound like odd things to be complementing them on, but the amount of reviews you read for 'budget' London hotels where people say the bathrooms were filthy and mouldy, the window/door locks were broken ("I had to sleep with a chair jammed against the door and one eye open.") etc, and you realise that yes they are very important!
So if you're just looking for a bare-bones, but clean and tidy, place to sleep, shower and that's about it, then this could be your place.
I notice that a lot of easyHotel critical reviews cite the wide range of "better places for the same money in the area" - but who knows what these places are...if anyone does, please let me know!
PS, the room's not THAT orange...
- Also Known As:
- Easyhotel Paddington Hotel London
- London Easyhotel Paddington Hotel
- EasyHotel Paddington London England