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Elysee Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25-26 Craven Terrace | Hyde Park, London W2 3EL , England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )   |  
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Ranked #563 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Montreal QC, Canada
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“Well organized Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed there six nights: June the 4th and 5th, and June 26th to 29th, 2013.
We got a very warming welcome from Dilip, at the main desk.
Very well located: near Paddington Station, Lancaster Gate (Central Line tube),
and Hyde Park. We were impress to be in such a quiet place, in London City.
At both occasions, we got the room earlier than the official booking time,
which was very helpful.
Very well managed hotel: Breakfast ++, cleanliness ++.
The Mitre's Pub is on the other side of the street.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The hotel is well located and and provides a clean and modern - although the room was small, it provided for every need. If I could find a criticism, it was that the shower was a bit cramped. Good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

A very tired looking hotel - friendly staff but the rest of it falls apart. It is in need of major work, painting, broken windows, carpets. At least the air conditioning worked but it was too noisy to have on during the night when it was needed most. Only stay here if you can negotiate a competitive deal or are prepared to put up with poor conditions.

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My room was small, but extremely clean; the bathroom fixtures were new and well maintained. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and responded to my requests more quickly than I expected. To my surprise, the room was air conditioned. Breakfast cost five GBP, but I would have paid more elsewhere for a meal that was just as good. Pluses: the hotel was two doors down from a laundrette and across the street from Hyde Park; the local tube station was within the second travel zone, a short walk from the hotel, and connected me immediately to the Central line. As for room size, there were inconveniences, but nothing I couldn't manage; I've come to expect small-ish places in Europe for what I'm willing to pay. All in all, my room was a great deal for the money. I'd consider staying there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent four nights at the Elysee Hotel. The service was very good and the hotel in all is worth the money. The room was small as it usually is in London but enough for two adults and it was kept clean all the time (daily). The bathroom was big and modern, the only downside was poor water pressure in the shower. One morning there was no hot water, otherwise ok and very clean. Internet was complimentary and worked well. The buffet breakfast was good and we loved the smiling waitresses there, the only thing missing were fresh vegetables. Very easy and fast access to the tube (central line) and not far from Paddington station with more lines. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in London.

Room Tip: Stayed in a twin room on the second floor, very good
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The hotel itself was clean and pretty centrally located. However, the rooms are T-I-N-Y. We had a double room and one of us had to be sitting on the bed if the other was going to move around. And when I say move around, it was basically to the bathroom and back to the bed. There was no room on one side of the side to get out of bed. I had to get out of bed by going to the end of the bed and walking around. And one suitcase and a backpack and the room was cramped to put it nicely. It would be OK for 1 person. Hotel staff locked us out one night with no explanation as to why the doors had been locked. We met another couple in the bar to download pictures and plan the next days times and agenda only to be told the bar was closing and we would need to leave. There was no one in the bar but us and we did not require any services only a place where all 4 of us could sit together. Which we could not do in our rooms.

I will not be staying at this hotel again - I will try a different one for sure. Hotel staff did not suggest any close pubs and when we asked it there were larger rooms we were told yes but we could not get another room without paying more money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

this is certainly not a 4 star hotel, room and bathroom were small, hardly able to move around without bumping into stuff. The doona cover smelt like it hasn't been washed for a while. Don't know about the other staff, but the 2 indian gentlemen we dealt with at reception were not only rude, but unhelpful and arrogant. Their attitude was they were doing you a favour by taking your money and letting u stay in their hotel. We were denied breakfast, even though a huge sign at the window hotel stated all rooms included breakfast. We couldn't be bothered arguing with the indian gentleman. Plus, a big sign in the hotel said free wifi, but after 2 days, our wifi was disconnected, and we were staying for a week, so went to reception and another indian gentleman said it had expired. I said we're staying here for a week, and the indian man said huffily that free wifi is not a right, but at the discretion of the staff !! You would think they would be nicer to a guest who is staying for a week instead of a couple of nights. Spoke to a few of the other guests, and they reported similar, that we didn't miss anything, the breakfast was paltry. This unpleasant experience almost spoilt our trip to London, if we let it. It's like they don't want repeat business, and don't care. Definitely not staying there again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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margaret d, Front Office Manager at Elysee Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
We have thoroughly looked at this review and are puzzled whether the reviewer has mixed up hotels!
I have personally looked at all the exterior signage and there is no mention of breakfast being included in the room rate, plus the website is clear. For a very competitive £5 charge if the guest wishes to have breakfast, it will include eggs, bacon, sausages, fruit juices, choice of cereal, toast, tea, coffee and there is no limit to the amount any guest can consume. It is all served in proper dishes, cutlery and crockery unlike paper cups/ cutlery that many chain hotels use. There are staff around to refill beverages and clear dishes as required. To call all this ‘palty’ defies rationale.

The mention of ‘doona cover’ and numerous times of ‘ Indian gentleman’ is something we are unable to decipher and reason.

Wifi is free and available for unlimited use, without exception.

Regards

margaret
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Address: 25-26 Craven Terrace | Hyde Park, London W2 3EL , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #563 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Elysee Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elysee Hotel is superbly located in Central London's Hyde Park area, an ideal base from which to explore the capital. Privately-owned and recently renovated to the highest standards, this 55 room hotel provides guests with excellent value for money. Rooms are modernly-designed with flat screen TV, air conditioning, WiFi, in-room safe, tea and coffee facilities, and€“ all the modern amenities today'€™s travelers rely on. Triple and quad rooms are available for families and small groups. ... more   less 
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