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Commodore Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   50 Lancaster Gate | Hyde Park, London W2 3NA, England   |  
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Ranked #611 of 1,073 hotels in London
London, United Kingdom
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“Great location but 4 star??”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Nice hotel, big comfortable bed and friendly staff. The room was small but clean and tidy. Down side, small rooms, lots of banging from upstairs at times we thought they were coming through the ceiling. We had beef sandwiches which were very expensive. it was plastic beef on cheap bread. The bar was a waste of time, no draught beer, bad wine no lime for my Gin and tonic and expensive. I also found that 11.00 am kick out time a bit early.

Would I go back....Yes, great location and stayed in much worse and paid a lot more than £150 .

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for three nights. The hotel is well located - very near Hyde Park and Lancaster Gate Tube station, but we found it expensive, the breakfast was uninspiring and the floorboards squeaked a lot, which some might find charming, but which we found trying.
£159 for a double is serious money, even for London. The plates of ham and sliced cheese every morning do not make for a good continental breakfast and the lift is bijou.
On the plus side, the staff are very helpful and friendly. Would I use it again? Only if I could get that £99 for a double deal.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed for one night in February 2012. Great value for central London - £99 for double including a very good continental breakfast. Very close to Hyde Park with good underground access, location is lovely and reasonably quiet. Not too far from West End and very accesible, we took taxi to get there (£8) and we walked back after visiting theatre which took about 30mins. The only problem was that the room we had was a smoking room - I was unaware of this when booking, they provided us with some air freshener. If we had been visiting for more than one night we would have requested to move. We would stay here again but request a non-smoking room. Good experience of a central London hotel visit.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The hotel is very near Paddington Station but unless you know your way around London, take a cab....it took me the better part of an hour to find the place. That said, it was in a very tony neighborhood, a block away from Hyde Park and in a charming area, with restaurants not too far away.

I booked the hotel for an overnight double on a business trip to England. The room was quite small even though I had booked their Club Room ( supposedly premium). One could get around, but by no means ample. The bathroom was adequate, the amenities nice for a hotel in that class. The lobby is a bit worn but quite charming in the typically British fashion. They serve afternoon tea, which we did not avail ourselves of.
A major plus...I made a mistake with my reservation and was one day off!! they noticed my error, did not charge me for it and we went forward without a hitch.
Breakfast was more than adequate and full English Breakfast loads you up for the day!
Wifi though adequate, is five p. per day....per device!! so if you don't want to spend a bundle on internet choose wisely. They also forgot to mention this small fact when we asked about wifi....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hotels in London can be a mixed experience - and rather expensive too .
We have now visited The Commodore twice over the last couple of months .
The hotel is located in Lancaster Gate ( parallell to Bayswater Road ) and hence quiet and still just 100 meter from Hyde Park, midway between the undergrounds Lancaster Gate and Queensway .

Hotel seems to be refurbished recently and all rooms are newly decorated with new TV etc.
Rooms are rather small but functional, incl . coffee/tea-making facilities.
Nice bathrooms.
Breakfast included ( £ 99 for a double ) and served in the basement restaurant . Maybe not charming restaurant, but brekfast definitely OK.
Value for money

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Whitby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We chose this hotel for location. It is less than a 5 minute walk from the Lancaster Gate underground station - and there are buses that run along the main road (Bayswater).

The room is small, but find most non-chain hotel rooms quite small in Europe - so was not really surprised. The bathroom was quite large - with Neutrogena toiletries. The bed was comfortable, and the sheets very clean and in good condition. One negative, in my opinion, is the carpeting. It was quite worn on the edges - but was clean.

There are actually 2 elevators - but both are very small. I was happy with the continental breakfast --> juice, coffee or tea, freshly baked croissants, rolls, bread, cheese, meat, cereal, yogurt, 3minute & 6 minute boiled eggs - and a bowl of fruit. There was the option of a full breakfast if you wanted - but £10 (approx) for this. We had no issues with the temperature in the room - there was an air conditioner, but we didn't turn it on. The heat worked just fine.

We were in a double room at the back on the 1st floor - and it was quiet. The floors are a bit thin, so you can hear people walking above you - but not really annoying for us.

We didn't eat in the restaurant other than for breakfast - as there are a number of options within walking distance. We got a good deal booking for a week in the fall - £99/night - and would stay again.

Room Tip: We were in Room 101 - overlooked a small courtyard at the back of the hotel. It was very quiet here...
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I had an issue in my room and they changed me right away to an even better and bigger room. Good service and breakfast. I believe the hotel went to some renovations lately. It was a good cost x benefit choose.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 50 Lancaster Gate | Hyde Park, London W2 3NA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#331 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Commodore Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Townhouse Hotel situated in quiet Victorian Square, just steps from Hyde Park and five minutes by bus to Oxford street and Marble Arch. Paddington station is a walk away. Commodore is renowned for it's tranquil setting, offering a homely and welcoming atmosphere in the bustling city. Originally, three Victorian Town houses, Commodore is unique in its combination of styles with traditional Victorian romantic elegance coupled with modern interior design. Its quirky charm and great location see customers returning again and again. There is also a small fitness studio. Room service is available 24 hours. ... more   less 
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