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Thistle Hyde Park
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   90-92 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NR, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )   |  
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Ranked #292 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Worcester, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“good compromise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Not the best hotel in London but in a good location and not silly prices. The rooms are adequate but in need of some modernising. The communial areas are ok. The bar and snacks expensive but hey its London. We chose this hotel for its location as its easy to see all the sights either by walking or the tube stations 200 yards away will get you across London in minutes. There was parking but its limited and so if no spaces you have to find a car park which would have been very expensive - they dont reserve spaces for guests.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thanks for taking the time to review Thistle Hyde Park. We have one of the best locations in London, right opposite Hyde Park and close to Lancaster Gate and Queensway tube stations. And if our car park is full, our sister hotel, Thistle Kensington Gardens is located just a two minute walk away and has over 60 spaces. Thanks again for your review.

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Andrew Byrne | General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We chose this hotel because of it's location, close to the Royal Albert Hall, just 15 minutes walk away across Hyde Park. Unfortunately the park is closed at night but that was the only negative to our stay.
From the moment we arrived everything was just about perfect. Our rooms were upgraded to suites, the staff were all friendly, helpful and efficient, the bar was cosy and the breakfast excellent. (Top Tip!! We were advised by the barman to ask at the front desk for a breakfast voucher which offerred quite a saving - well worth it as the breakfast had a great continental choice from the buffet and the cooked breakfast was fresh and absolutely delicious).
This is a small hotel, only about 60 rooms and I think this makes your stay seem really personal. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it or stay there again if we wanted to be in West London. Not an ideal location if you want to be in the West End .

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite at the front over looking Hyde Park, would definately...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

I was delighted to read that you 'Loved' our hotel and thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Thistle Hyde Park. I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the park, it's actually open from 5am until Midnight every day of the year. Thanks also for your top tips; Park facing rooms can be requested ahead of arrival and indeed our breakfast vouchers do offer a great discount to those guests who have booked room only. I hope we get an opportunity to welcome you back to Thistle Hyde Park soon.

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Andrew Byrne | General Manager
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Perfect location for what we wanted, Hyde Park over the road for morning runs & a short walk to Kensington, Mayfair etc.
Some nice touches to give the hotel some character.
Staff were all excellent & super efficient.
Rooms could do with more channels on the tv.
Breakfast - continental selection ok, cooked options were very good.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Your review of Thistle Hyde Park was much appreciated. We do enjoy a great location opposite Hyde Park, one of London's most famous Park's, and benefit from great transport links. Thanks again for your review.

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Andrew Byrne | General Manager
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Lancashire
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Last time I was booked in here they transferred me to their sister hotel next door because of heating problems. This time there were no problems and to compensate they upgraded me to a larger room with a view over Hyde Park. In fact the staff were excellent and efficient throughout my stay.
The room was very grand and had a massive double bed plus two easy chairs and a balcony.
I had a really good nights sleep for a change in London.
The bathroom was fine if a little dated but then a period style hotel is always going to be a little behind the times.
Only slight downside were thebar prices - around £20 for 3 drinks - 2 G&Ts and a bottle of beer
I know London can be expensive but that seemed a little steep.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the park are great for the views but there will be traffic noise.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thanks for your review of Thistle Hyde Park following your recent stay with us. It was pleasing to read your positive views on the character of our hotel and the service you received during your time with us. I hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

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lakeville,minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We truly enjoyed our stay at Hyde Park Thistle. Staff was friendly and professional. Nice clean room and bathroom. The Handle on the front window was a little loose so we couldn't shut it without a small open gap. not a problem for us but it might bother some people. We always stay in the Paddington area and this hotel was a bit of a splurge. We found a nice special and went for it. Nice to walk out the door and be at the park. So convenient to the tube also.

Room Tip: we were in the front facing the park. some traffic noise in the am but nothing more than you would e...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

It was pleasing to read how much you loved your stay at Thistle Hyde Park and the great service you received. We love our location and proximity to the park, the tube and the hustle and bustle of Central London. Thanks also for your room tip, it's naturally a bit noisy in such a busy city; but generally a quiet night's sleep in a great location. Thank you for your review.

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Our first trip to London made so much better by the wonderful staff at this hotel, not to mention the charm of this gorgeous hotel. Staff in the breakfast room also great. Would definately return to this lovely & clean hotel in the future

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your great review of Thistle Hyde Park. I am so glad we helped to make your first trip to London such a memorable one and that you enjoyed the great service and hospitality we provide. I look forward to welcoming you back when you're next across from Australia! Thanks again for your review.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This was my first experience of this wonderful establishment. Quite a small hotel with the feel of a “Gentleman’s Club”. The reception is smart, and the bar very welcoming. Good staff too. My room was on the small side but had a double bed and will appointed bathroom. The rooms are decorated in the period (Edwardian), and are maintained well. Plenty of natural light coming across from Hyde Park. The rooms had tea/coffee, safe, iron/ironing board etc. Good quality toiletries etc. Breakfast was good. It’s buffet service except for Tea/Coffee, toast, and the hot breakfast is cooked to order. Good value too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Hyde Park, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

I was delighted to read about your enjoyment of our "Hidden Gem" and the positive stay you had with us recently. I certainly hope you find your way back to us on Hyde Park when you are next in London.

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Andrew Byrne | General Manager
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Address: 90-92 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#199 Luxury Hotel in London
#251 Business Hotel in London
#282 Romantic Hotel in London
#354 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Hyde Park 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thistle Hyde Park dates from Victorian times, with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of a Pall Mall private-member’s club. A refined, intimate building, it is a comfortable base from which to enjoy the nearby West End, Oxford Street and Mayfair. ... more   less 
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