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Westpoint Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   168 - 172 Sussex Gardens | Hyde Park, London W2 1TP, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )   |  
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Ranked #693 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Swansea, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Not as good as the web site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

You walk through the door into a grand looking reception and that is the best part of the hotel that I saw. After the reception area the way to my room looked well worn - I had to up in the lift even though it was only one floor and then down again to my room. It was small, but I had booked a single room, and it was clean.

There is no restaurant in the hotel just a breakfast room. However there are lots of restaurants close by. Breakfast was ok too - something for all tastes but not a large selection.

Overall ok for the occasional overnight stay

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Westpoint1, Guest Relations Manager at Westpoint Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for leaving a comment. We are under ongoing a renovation of all bedrooms. We aim to accommodate guests requests and, if they are unhappy, move them where we have availability. We hope to welcome you back.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed on Saturday 10th Nov 2012 and asked to see the room first. We were refused and told we must check in first. Just as well otherwise we would have left. The room was a double room but only just. Apart from the bed there was about 18" spare all around it and it was very difficult for 2 people to move around or get dressed. The room was clean but the toilet and shower cubicle was very small and cramped.
When we checked in the room was very cold and the staff said the heating did not come on in all the hotel until later in the afternoon. It was only after further complaints that we were given a heater.
We looked up the hotel on the internet before going and we were looking forward to going. That rapidly changed when we got into the room so don't believe the pictures!
The breakfast was adequate if limited and the breakfast staff were efficient and helpful.
There was a fault with the automatic front door which opened and then stopped causing people to walk into it.
We were only booked in for 1 night, thank goodness.
We paid £88 for 1 night and last year we only paid a few more pounds for a much better room in a more central location. Perhaps Rememberence Sunday had something to do with bookings but WE WOULD NOT GO AGAIN or Recommend it.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Westpoint1, Guest Relations Manager at Westpoint Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for sharing a comment on tripadvisor. We aim to accommodate guests requests and, if they are unhappy, move them where we have availability. The heating system runs automatically on set hours, and is constantly adjusted according to weather conditions. Our maintenance team have fixed the front door. Our breakfast buffet offers a wide selection of hot and cold items for guests, including fresh croissants.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed here in Nov 2012, thankfully only for one night. Apparently, the hotel is undergoing a refit and despite the grand reception area, our room was one of the worst I have stayed in.

Our room was badly in need of redecoration, below ground level (the only window looked on to a sort of workshop about 10 feet away with hotel staff going about their work, so we kept the curtains drawn throughout but making a dark room even darker), the bed was so low it was more like a futon.

There was no bar in the hotel

The bathroom was clean and staff OK, breakfast was adequate.

I'd avoid this hotel until the refit is completed.

Room Tip: If you can't get a refitted room - avoid.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Westpoint1, Guest Relations Manager at Westpoint Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for sharing a comment on tripadvisor. We aim to accommodate guests requests and, if they are unhappy, move them where we have availability and where guests are willing topay for a different room. The hotel is not advertised as having bar facilities, however we are conveniently located giving guests a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

The entrance to the hotel is very grand and it looks on the face of it to be very plush. The people were very friendly. My room was worse than any I have ever been in. My room was the level below basement so you can tell how much natural light I had. To be fair, there was a window which looked out into a tiny yard which had access to the sky.

The shower was awful (a trickle at best) and only intermittently gave hot water.

To pay so much for this hotel was very upsetting. I would say that the location is good and within minutes you can be in Hyde park. I had a conference in Westminster and a 50 minute walk each day took me through three parks. Good also for shopping in Oxford Street.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Westpoint1, Guest Relations Manager at Westpoint Hotel, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
A few of our rooms are located on the lower ground floor; however they are the exact same standard as all other rooms located on the upper floors. All these rooms have windows and natural light. The hotel allocates rooms on the daily basis and when we have full occupancy all rooms are allocated regardless.
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Perth, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The hotel looked good from the outside and the reception area looked magnificent however the room was not very good at all. I had to drag my suitcase up 5 steps inside the room to get to where the bed was and there was no airconditioning or central heating and the room needed a bit of decorating too. Apart from that, the shower wasn't too bad although very small, the tea and coffee facilities were minimal and there were not enough blankets. To make up for that the breakfast room was something to behold with a giant fish tank across one wall that you could watch for hours and fountains! I would probably stay there again but ensure that I had a room with airconditioning and one with easier access.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Westpoint1, Guest Relations Manager at Westpoint Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for leaving a comment. In addition to the condiments in the rooms wehave further supplies and can be requested form reception at any time. If guests are unhappy with rooms and request to move within the same price range we move them whenever is possible and always subject to availability.The heating system runs automatically on set hours, and is constantly adjusted according to weather conditions. We have additional blankets for guests.
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Hartshorne, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Booked this for a work trip on a tight budget and paid £64 for single room and breakfast (no cancellation/non refundable). The room was for single person and located on top floor in the old attic area - but it had all necessary amenities and was excellently clean. Reception staff were very welcoming and efficient. They were were obliging with additional tea/milk and with extra blanket. The bed was comfy and the linen of good standard.
I love this area of London - paddington is so central. The train/tube is 2 mins away and there is a range of food places just out of the door.
As a single woman, I felt comfortable walking around and eating on my own.
Breakfast was a continetal buffet with plenty to offer including hot fresh coissents. The restaurant staff were attentive and welcoming.
I would always check if you can get a good deal for this hotel and have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I thought this hotel was good value when you consider the price and its excellent location.
Admittedly the rooms are small but the building like so many others in the central London area are more than likely over 200 years old and not geared for such luxuries as air conditioning etc. The walls are made thick to deal with the cold conditions so when it is warm they get very uncomfortable and humid. This appears to be the problem of most complaints. The breakfast, although very basic was plentiful and ideal for a short stay. All the staff(without exception) are helpful and the restaurant staff are all friendly and attentive. This hotel is about 150m from Paddington Station and about 300m from Hyde Park. It has buses to all points London within 200m. It might be a 2 star hotel but it is excellent value for money in a notoriusly expensive city. The WiFi is a bit dicky and the computer available to guests could open earlier and close later. But all in all it is great for those on a budget.

Room Tip: We asked for one in the front which are the better rooms which have just been renovated. The street...
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 168 - 172 Sussex Gardens | Hyde Park, London W2 1TP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #693 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Westpoint Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable and convenient Central London Hotel. Location: Our Paddington hotel is situated in the midst of the peaceful tree-lined avenue of Sussex Gardens close to Marble Arch and Kensington Gardens. The budget (do we need to say this at this stage?) hotel is served by the Heathrow Express, with excellent transport links. Paddington underground and Main line stations, Lancaster Gate station and Hyde Park are a 3 minute walk away. We offer 15-minute transit times to Heathrow International Airport by Heathrow Express. Westpoint hotel offers easy access to London’s top tourist attractions and landmarks including the Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Madame Tussauds. If you are a shopping fan we offer easy access to Westfield Shopping Centres in West London and Stratford, Oxford Street, Bond Street, boutiques in Carnaby Street and Nottinghill. Enjoy breathtaking skyline views from the London Eye and enjoy the nightlife in Piccadilly and Leicester Square as well London’s west end offering theatre and performance venues. There is always a good time to visit London. With a packed calendar from international concerts, exhibitions, carnivals to sporting events and local attractions including horse riding in Hyde Park. The London Tourist hop-on and hop-off bus is right on our door step offering an excellent opportunity for sight-seeing at your leisure. If you are looking for hotels with easy access to central London, budget hotels in Paddington or hotels near Hyde Park, the Central London Hotel, Westpoint Hotel is your premier choice. ... more   less 
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