OK - first thing first, my 'real' score for this place is 2.5! I felt a 2 would be unfair, so I've had to bump it up to a somewhat generous 3. It's really a 50/50 call on this place and it depends of course on what your plans are and what you're looking for in your stay.
Yes the hotel is quite close to Paddington - just a few minutes walk.
Yes they will charge you to store luggage, but you probably know that already.
Sure you will pay extra for a TV remote control, more towels, more pillows etc, but it's not like you'll want to spend much (any?) time in your room, apart from sleeping/showering, so the extra costs are not that bad really - just don't do it hey!
Of course the room is small and basic, that's the point. That being said, it's not uncomfortably small - though we did have one of the larger rooms "with window" (overlooking a scuzzy courtyard)! I'm not sure what I would think of the smaller/window-less varieties on offer...
What this place has going for it is that it's simple/straightforward to check-in and check-out, the rooms are clean, tidy and secure. These may sound like odd things to be complementing them on, but the amount of reviews you read for 'budget' London hotels where people say the bathrooms were filthy and mouldy, the window/door locks were broken ("I had to sleep with a chair jammed against the door and one eye open.") etc, and you realise that yes they are very important!
So if you're just looking for a bare-bones, but clean and tidy, place to sleep, shower and that's about it, then this could be your place.
I notice that a lot of easyHotel critical reviews cite the wide range of "better places for the same money in the area" - but who knows what these places are...if anyone does, please let me know!
PS, the room's not THAT orange...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hemmed by Paddington Canal, mapped in London’s W2 – the no-frill easyHotel Paddington resides along three other major gems of West End, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington Green Police Station and Lords Cricket Ground. Paddington Station and its bus, rail and underground connections are only three minutes’ walk, ensuring quick access to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton airports and all other major feature of London's skyline. The 24/7 multi-lingual friendly team will ensure to make your visit memorable from the moment you step through the front door. easyHotel Paddington is home away from home to business and leisure travellers – one of the few places under London’s Central & affordable category. Sync with nature and relish tranquil sanctuaries at Hyde Park, Mayfair, Marble Arch, Regents Park, Trafalgar Square or simply live one day of Sherlock Holmes’s life at Baker Street, this is your ultimate chance to see London and British history up & close like never before. Soak up some culture and stroll in the streets of Maida Vale and Edgware Road, the melting pot of delightful cuisines. Top most tourist recommended restaurants & cafes are Aberdeen Steakhouse, Café Helen, Beirut Express, Maroush, Valentino, Fatoush, Melur, Zonzo, Micky's Fish and Chips and Lahore Grill. Breakfast venues open their doors even at the earliest hours. Victor's Cafe, Pappiland Café, Waterside Cafe, Tothelo Wholefood Café & Deli and Cocomaya serve up everything, from towers of pancakes and trusty fry-up to various range of hot cuppas to kick start your journeying into the thousand years of London’s history. See, touch and trend in with your favourite celebrities and take that perfect picture at the wax museum, Madame Tussauds. Take a walk down to bustling Oxford Street and Regent’s Street if you want to splash out at the luxury shops such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams or slip into side streets for quirky retail outlets and best window shopping views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Easyhotel Paddington Hotel London
- London Easyhotel Paddington Hotel
- EasyHotel Paddington London England