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“A good value - for London” 4 of 5 stars
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Falcon Hotel
11 Norfolk Square, | Paddington, London W2 1RU, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )   |  
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Ranked #497 of 1,073 hotels in London
Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A good value - for London”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

As others have noted, the Falcon is close to the Paddington tube stop, which is very convenient. The rooms we occupied (we were moved once due to construction) were very small but clean, as was the bathroom. Breakfasts were basic but good and the staff was friendly. Having written that, it is important to stress that London is extraordinarily expensive these days and this modest little hotel ran us about $175.00 a night (it would have been more if we hadn't paid in cash). There are many restaurants near the Falcon but none are truly outstanding and all seem overpriced, by normal standards.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Yarmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The Falcon Hotel is conveniently located in Norfolk Square just near Paddington Station in London. This hotel was quite sweet and very affordable. The rooms are small and simple but very clean and comfortable. I travelled with my 18 year old daughter for the sole purpose of sightseeing, shopping and enjoyment. Breakfast was included with our room fee. Although breakfast was simple, it served its purpose and got us started for our long days of sightseeing. It was a surprise to find out that payment for the room is required in the first days and there is an added 3% fee for paying by credit card. Cash payment is advisable to avoid this fee. If you use a booking service on line to make reservations beware that this is the case and that it may be best to book with the hotel directly.
Overall, I would not hesitate to stay at the Falcon again- it was quite enjoyable.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Pros:

Fabulous location - 2 minute walk from Paddington station, very clean, very nice breakfast, great service, 24 hour reception, flat screen TV, WiFi.

Convenient stores right out side.

Cons:

Low water pressure in the bath.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I've stayed in this area before, so I know the local standard is cheap, tiny, and competitively priced. However the Falcon seems to fall just the other side of the minimum standard in too many ways. The single room is laughably small, with barely room to fit into the toilet and shower (which has no water pressure and wildly variable temperature). Be warned, in some rooms for the toilet you will have to take two flights of stairs each way. Oh the stairs ... if you have luggage that you can't comfortably hike cross-country with, stay elsewhere. And you would not want to face that little cell for more than one night: the curtains are far too thin to keep the morning light out. My mattress also sloped dramatically away from the wall, which is disconcerting.

Positives: can't fault the cleanliness or efficient staff, the breakfast is passable and included in the very cheap price. Plus WiFi that works reasonably well - just enough to give the Falcon an 'average' rating.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

it is a very small hotel , very close to
Paddington station.
it's clean, the stuff are very warm and breakfest is nice.
The room is very small and cramped.
a nice hotel for its price.
The owner sits at the reception in the morning and gives the guests the feeling of home away from home.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Just a minutes walk from Paddington station. Great welcome when we arrived. Only paid £55 for B&B for the two of us fantastic value. Clean room and ensuite, comfy beds. Will definitely be staying here again.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Since 2007 I have been visiting London on yearly basis. I always stay at this little charming hotel with clean rooms and bathrooms, helpful staff, nice breakfast and great location. The hotel offers everything I need and being greeted with a smile from the stuff makes my stay perfect!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Falcon Hotel

Address: 11 Norfolk Square, | Paddington, London W2 1RU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#83 Best Value Hotel in London
#326 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A popular bed & breakfast style hotel established 60 years ago priding itself in its 3 C's, being: Clean, Comfortable and Caring. 2 mins to Paddington Station which serves Heathrow in 15 minutes via express trains and only 2 minutes walk to Hyde Park in central London. The hotel is situated in a quiet area opposite a park and within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. The main shopping area, Oxford Street, being 10 mins walk to. The hotel is no smoking but a smoking area provided. Complementary breakfast, internet use and refreshment centre. All rooms fully equipped with proper hotel beds, 32 LCD TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and DD telephone. ... more   less 
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