We stayed here for two nights in September (2012). It is very close to Paddington rail station and the tube stations (the website gives directions, but this all depends on which exit you come out of and whether this is rail or tube, I still don't know now which exit we came out of!). We received a warm welcome from a young guy. The hotel is probably not good for older people or people who struggle with stairs as you go in the front door (via a buzz and camera system) and go straight up a lot of stairs. Our room was on the same floor as reception. It was fairly warm weather outside but our room was so hot it was uncomfortable. We had to have the window wide open all night which, with the generator right outside the window, made for a pretty rubbish nights sleep. At first we thought our room was quite clean but the more we looked, the more dirt we found. The bed was fairly comfortable. Being at the back of the hotel, we couldn't hear any road noise but we think we could probably hear the rumble of the underground. The walls between the rooms are quite thin so not very sound proof. The breakfast, delivered on a tray to your room at a time of your choice, was not brilliant - consisted of biscuits, crackers, longlife style yogurts, crossaints and pastry and some other fairly random things. It was such a disappointment not to have had any milk provided for a cup of tea; in the room there is a kettle, coffee, tea bags, cups and powedered milk which tasted awful in tea. On the second morning we declined the breakfast and instead went to the little Italian style cafe right next door, paid about £6 each for a lovely cooked breakfast and cup of tea! The shower was ok, warm and powerful. I'd say that if it wasn't for the cheap price (about £44 per night per room), the short stay, the friendly guy on reception and the good location (it's close to Notting Hill and Hyde Park, although the immediate surroundings aren't great) we would have been more disappointed, but these things made it bareable.
Probably best to ask for higher floor room (if ok with stairs) and at the back of the hotel, to avoi...
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