I stayed in a Club Queen room which was one of the basement club rooms. The bed was huge, but was actually two singles pushed together, which meant ending up sleeping on just one side anyway, but it was comfy enough. The room size was on the small side, but by no means pokey. Quality fittings and furnishings and there was a microwave and a fridge, large flat screen TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities. I especially liked the bathroom with the large shower tray (no bath) with rainfall shower head (quality Grohe fittings) and the underfloor heating was a nice addition. Other nice touches included fresh flowers and fruit on the desk, and the dark chocolates on the bed were delicious!
Free internet is available (wired and WiFi) but don't expect blistering speeds from the WiFi - found it a bit patchy and slow.
Breakfast was a hot/cold buffet style, with plenty of choice of fresh breads/pastries. Overall, fairly decent.
Good location a couple of mins walk away from Hyde Park. Towards a residential area, around 10 mins walk from Paddington in one direction, and Lancaster Gate tube Circle Line (short cut via Elm Mews), which was very handy for the office. I didn't recall seeing a restaurant at the hotel, but there are a few restaurants nearby to choose from - I recall an Italian, Chinese, Malaysian and Lebanese at least. I ate at a Chinese place just opposite on Craven Road called the Mandarin, which looked a little plain, but the food was pretty good. If you use them, there is a 'Boris bike' docking station right outside the hotel. There is a Nisa small supermarket and an off license just opposite as well.
Overall, a decent little hotel with friendly staff, and I'll certainly consider this hotel again for my next visit to the office.
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