This was my second time at the Caesar. I went to London with my girlfriend and sister. We had a standard double room (a superior room), and my sister had a single room. Our rooms were both on the third floor. Our was right by the elevator, and my sister's room was further down the corridor. The room by the elevator was a bit noisy because of people using the elevator. Also, because our room had a double bed and I was a bit restless at night, my girlfriend couldn't get much sleep. I requested another room with twin beds. Luckily enough, we got the same room where we had stayed on our first time at the Caesar. So, now we know which room to ask when we are staying at the Caesar the next time. This room is just perfect for us. Also, my sister's single room was very good; she told me that she slept really well.
On our first day, the hot water boiler broke down at the hotel, so there was no hot water.
Alternative shower facilities were offered at another hotel across the street, and we were given a key and a room number at the hotel and went to take a shower there. Fortunately, the boiler at the Caesar was fixed the next day, so this was only a minor inconvenience. Still, it would've been nice if we had been offered some compensation by the hotel because of this, for instance a free drink at the bar.
We had a breakfast plan, and I must say that the breakfast buffet at the Caesar is great and the service is impeccable. I would, however, like to point out that it might be a good idea to change the buffet every now and then. The buffet was exactly the same as it was a year ago. Still, excellent breakfast and service! Finally, we ate dinner at the restaurant one evening, and the food was really good.
Many reviewers have complained about the small room sizes, and I think I also wrote about this in my first review. True enough, the rooms are quite small. Then again, when I visit London, I don't really go there to sit in my hotel room. In fact, rather than complaining about the room size, it is much more noteworthy that the Caesar is modern and CLEAN which is something that is not self-evident in (many or maybe most) London hotels. For instance, the other hotel where we went to take a shower when the boiler was broken was simply dreadful; the room smelled of smoking. The rooms at the Caesar are all non-smoking.
Somebody mentioned problems with the TV in their review - that the TV had switched on at night by itself. This happened to us once during our stay, but we didn't mention this to the staff.
The same reviewer (Alan C), who complained about the TV glitch, paints a pretty grim picture of the Caesar. I must say that can't agree with his review at all. True, the hotel can be a bit noisy but nothing compared to some other London hotels. In fact, we once stayed at Hotel 82, which is located in heavily trafficked road (Gloucester Place), and couldn't sleep at all. Compared to that experience, the Caesar is a quiet place.
In short, the Caesar is a great London hotel and located in a very nice and quiet residential street close to Hyde Park, the Paddington Station and Bayswater tube. The staff is friendly, particularly the service staff at the restaurant. (Rytis, in particular, is a nice and friendly guy. So, hotel manager, if you read this, please tell Rytis all the best. In fact, give him a bonus!)
To sum up, we will definitely stay at the Caesar again when we visit London the next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Caesar is one of the best lodging options in London. Located in a typical and recently remodelled Victorian building, its peaceful setting in a residential area and proximity to Paddington station and Hyde Park make it the perfect hotel for both leisure and business stays. It also has a charming restaurant and a bar where you can discover a bit about Spanish cuisine. ... more less
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