I booked last minute through trivago for three nights in a standard double room with my girlfriend, as an alternative to a week abroad. The hotel was cheaper than some which were much further away from central London. It is in a great location, in the reasonably upmarket area of Paddington (Underground Zone 1), and just round the corner from the rail/ underground station with plenty of pubs, shops and places to eat nearby.
We arrived at the hotel at 1.45pm (15 minutes before check-in time). They checked us in anyway no problem and the receptionist told me he had given us a free room upgrade. We now had an classy ground floor ensuite room with a large television, nice bathroom, large wardrobe and large fireplace (it just looked nice!). Me and my girlfriend are both 20 and it was a big gesture for us to be treated as adults. The assumption at some hotels is that young people are troublemakers.
The hotel seemed ideal for every type of visitor, there were English families, foreign families and couples. Although the hotel seemed reasonably full judging from the amount of people in the breakfast room there was very little noise despite us being on the ground floor and next to reception. There is a slight noise when the tube goes past underground if you are on the ground floor, but not enough to disturb my sleep at all.
Rooms are cleaned promptly, we left for Oxford Street shortly after breakfast around quarter to ten one morning. When we returned around twelve to drop our bags the beds had been made and new towels provided.
We chose the hotel because there was a breakfast included, but we didn't know it was a full English breakfast. It was an excellent service. The only bad word I can say against the hotel was that towards the end of the time breakfast is served, there is often a queue for a table, however we were warned about this when we checked in and chose to ignore it, and were waiting five minutes maximum just one morning.
Maybe we just got lucky with the room, but we booked this hotel because it was the cheapest we could find close to central London that included breakfast and we didn't expect much We were blown away by the room, the service and the breakfast.
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