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“Where do we start - absolutley dreadful is a compliment!” 1 of 5 stars
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So Paddington
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 - 8 Norfolk Square, London W2 1RS, England (Formerly Warwick Hotel) (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )   |  
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Ranked #983 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Corby
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Where do we start - absolutley dreadful is a compliment!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

I booked this hotel for our Builders for 2 nights and to be told today that they were appauled by the condition of the hotel is a big disappointment to me.
4 Rooms booked but one room they had to refuse to stay in due to the condition of the room. No Towels, no toilet roll, curtains hanging off the wall, stains on the walls, cobwebs - you name it! This day and age this should not be aloud - they should be shut down, I intend to take this further as we look after our builders and this is not acceptable.
Would we recommend to a friend you ask?- we wouldnt recommend to our worst enemy!!! Very very disappointed!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Marseille
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2007

The place is a joke...(and I'm still laughing..)
Its name "Vegas" is sooo inappropriate, I stayed in a room big like a closet, with dirty curtains, spots on the covers, no cuttle to make tea or anything (what you find usually in a B&B in UK.)
Nevertheless, the best was the "bathroom", the floor is made of a unpleasant cement and when you take a shower (or try to..), the water comes out half from the pommel, half from the pipe...
The receptionists are very nice though, but the place is terrible (even if the area of Victoria is absolutely lovely)
"Vegas"..lol

Stayed February 2007
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2006

We recently spent 8 nights in this hotel that has a great location from which to get around. We don't have too much positive to say about it although it was reasonably quiet and did have lots of hot water and decent towels.

We knew that it was 2 star but expected a little more. The room was tiny and very marked up. The curtains and carpets had not been cleaned (not even vaccuumed) in a very long time (don't look at the top of the baseboards). The bed was very uncomfortable and you could feel every spring. The toilet seat was broken and the light above the sink did not work. (difficult to shave in the semi-dark) The requests for repairs were completely ignored. The bed was obviously tossed together in a hurry each day and the sheets never changed in the 8 days. Not a big deal for us but just to let everyone know what to expect!

The breakfast included not very good coffee, (never tried the tea) cold cereal and your choice of croissant or toast. Very tiring after a few days so we decided to try other alternatives.

We are not really terribly fussy people and probably could have handled everything without complaint had the management been even a little bit friendly and made you feel like they appreciated your business rather than making you feel like they were doing you a favour.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2006

It certainly doesnt give a good view of London hotels to overseas visitors. We have never stayed anywhere that is so disgustingly dirty in all our lives. We were meeting up with old friends and suggested that they stay at the same hotel - HOW EMBARRASSING - it made us feel sick!!

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2006

Please avoid this place only to be described as a hovel, dirty and disgusting, needs closing down immediatly.

Stayed April 2006
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2005

On arrival at the warwick hotel we left out luggage and returned later that evening to check in, entered the room and to my disgust I could not believe the standard of cleanliness! Stains everywhere..mould on the carpets ..no stoppers in the sinks..scum everywhere in the bathrooms, i doubt they were even cleaned since the last peeple stayed there..no light bulbs! To say sub standard is an understatement! This property is far below the standards of any hotel..we decided to no let it ruin our wkend and began to unpack only to find beetle/cockroaches in the bathroom/bedroom carpet..we imediately packed up and went dowstairs and asked to be moved..so that is what we did, the next room *an upgrade he referred to it as* I laughed to myself,same story here only no sign of the offending parasites..needless to say we did not stay for breakfast and demanded to check out at 9am after no sleep that night..this establishment is an absolute disgrace..this is only half the story,to be honest I wouldnt let my dog stay in this dirty flee infested "hotel"!they refused a refund, and started shouting at me in french! which of course I understand and asked him did he think I was stupid!...A total ignorant management team ...They dont have a clue about standards..or customer services..stay well clear of this place..choose a hostel over this any day..complete waste of money!You have been warned!

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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philadelphia, pa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2005

This was cheapest hotel in the convienant Paddigton area and boy, no wonder why! We reserved for four nights and had to leave after only one night. The shower had a head on it that barely could spray any water. We had someone knocking on our door in the middde of the night for God knows what reason (we didn't answer). When we said we were checking out after one night, they made us pay for two nights since we didn't give them 24 hours notice. (I never was able to get a refund from my credit card company). We went across the street to the Cardiff Hotel which seemed like heaven compared to this dump.

  • Stayed May 2003
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about So Paddington

Address: 6 - 8 Norfolk Square, London W2 1RS, England (Formerly Warwick Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #983 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — So Paddington 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Hotel housed in a listed building dating from the 1920s; situated in a tree lined square; 200 mts from Paddington station; walking distance to Hyde Park and Edware Road; Newly refurbished and reopened in Oct 2011. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
So Paddington Hotel London
Warwick Hotel London
London Warwick Hotel
Warwick London
So Paddington London, England

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