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“Served Its Purpose” 4 of 5 stars
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Stylotel
160-162 Sussex Gardens, London W2 1UD, England (Formerly Ruddimans Hotel) (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )   |  
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Ranked #443 of 1,071 hotels in London
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Served Its Purpose”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We chose this hotel because of the location and recommendation from the Rick Steves guidebook. It is conveniently located near Paddington Station. If you fly in to Heathrow you can be at the hotel in a half hour by taking the Heathrow Connect or Heathrow Express (in my opinion taking the Express is throwing money away for not much of a time difference). I was traveling with my wife and sister-in-law so we booked a triple room. On their website it said that a triple room came with a single bed and a double bed. When we got to the hotel they told us they upgraded us to a "suite". We thought this was going to give us more space, but we ended up with the same amount of space, a fold out couch instead of a single bed, and a kitchenette that we never used. I do not think this was an upgrade. The room and bathroom were very small, but that was expected. The breakfast buffet was a highlight of our stay.

Stylotel served its purpose. As I said we chose it for the location. We were a short walking distance to the Paddington underground station where we could get anywhere we wanted in London. The room was clean and the breakfast delicious. You should not expect a lot of English charm, but if you are out and about all day you will hardly notice while you are passing out in your hotel room at night.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Stylotel for 2 nights. Great location only 5min walk from paddington tube. Loads of shops and reataurants nearby. Staff were lovely. Had a van so got parking right at the main entrance for a small charge. Rooms were small but clean. Had everything u need for a short stay. Breakfast was good. Would highly reccomend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great find: A modern friendly budget hotel very near Paddington Station. Of course the rooms are small, but they have everything you need, are clean and in my first experience, quiet. Good size TV with plenty of channel choice.
Also comes with breakfast included: I was pleasantly surprised this was a fairly full affair: usual cooked goodies, limited cereal choice, plenty of juices, breads, croissant etc. Even a complimentary drink in their nearby pub (but only 1/2 pint beer or equivalent).
Drawbacks? Just the rather tight space, need to run shower for a long time to pull the hot water through (and then fine). No in-room coffee/tea facilities, but free tea/coffee in lobby waiting area.

Room Tip: I took the £10 hit on check-in to upgrade to twin room. Still not much room around beds, but made it...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Stayed here with my girlfriend for about a week in december 2012, christmass week. I enjoyed my stay. I hope the change the sheets to cotton. They hurt my knee, the friction on the sheets. Also, the stuff were nice, except for the fattest guy at the reception. He is quite a mean guy who is forced to be nice by circumstances, and it comes off as fake. Everyone else was super. The kitchen was great, I didnt mind the chairs either. If the price were the same, I would go back a hundred times to this place. Love it! Oh, and paddingon is just around the corner, and edgeware road is also close by.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Nice hotel in a good location and at reasonable prices. Nowhere in London you can find Stylotel's prices but with the same standards. Nice and Clean rooms decent breakfast, free wifi, and very good service.
Strongly reccomended or Cypriots and Greeks tourists.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I stayed in Stylotel for 6 nights last week on a short vacation in London. The hotel was recommended by a friend who had stayed there many times and was very pleased with both service and location. And he was right. First of all, the location was very good. I have always been skeptical with hotels located near train stations, but the area was safe and the hotel not only two blocks away from Paddington tube and train station, but also 5 mins walk from Lancaster Gate station and Hyde Park. Notting Hill and Knightsbridge were just a walk away! I had a single room which was small sized but nonetheless making good use of space and adequately equipped : telephone, flat tv, safety box, hair dryer, bath products. Breakfast was served in the clean basement by friendly staff and offered a good variety of choices. Coffee very friendly and specially helpful with anything we needed, Would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: Go for the double room even if you travel alone, more space in a good price.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Two of us stayed just one night, on a quick trip to take in a show. The hotel was a bargain on one of those last minute sites, and we snapped up the last room at half normal price. It was a small room, with a double-bed and a single for the two of us. Pod-style bathroom, was tiny but clean and functional. The breakfast, which was included, was great - lots of options. The stairs were a minor inconvenience with luggage, but we were assisted by staff. All the staff at the hotel were exceptional, good-humoured and extremely helpful - we were very impressed with the staff! We arrived early, and Stylotel was extremely accommodating - our room was already ready for us. The location was great, just a couple of minutes to Paddington metro station, and only 10 mins in a cab to the West End. I thought this hotel was excellent for the money, great for a short stay, and would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Stylotel Hotel
Stylotel Hotel London
Stylotel London, England
Address: 160-162 Sussex Gardens, London W2 1UD, England (Formerly Ruddimans Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
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#86 Best Value Hotel in London
#456 Family Hotel in London
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