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“Not as nice as I'd expected!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver Studios
Ranked #270 of 1,086 Hotels in London
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not as nice as I'd expected!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The location was great! The front desk people were friendly and helpful. The small bed room had a straw rug which was not allergy friendly. The bedspread was not clean. The common parlor was very musty. After reading the reviews I expected better.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Delta, BC
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188 reviews
69 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed 4 nights and enjoyed our stay. This is the 2nd time we have stayed here and it is in a great location. There are lots of restaurants and pubs close by including a Marks and Spencers where you can get food for meals and liquor. Our room was on the 2nd floor and was a good size with a kitchenette so we were able to make breakfast and dinner a couple of times. The room was very clean with a high ceiling although the windows are single pane so there is some street noise but it was not too bad. The Bayswater tube station is really close as is Hyde Park. The staff are very friendly and the building is well maintained. They also have laundry facilities which is convenient and free WiFi.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Delta_BCRob
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Wellington NZ
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Conveerted from 2 or 3 terraced Georgian houses just off the Bayswater Rd. Plenty of shops, restaurants and transport close by. The decor is great, with a lovely warm homely feel. Rooms vary quite a bit in size. We had a very nice but smaller room upstairs at the back, which was very quiet; friends had a much larger (basement) room at the front which was noisy at night. Shady courtyard at the back, and a small guest lounge are a nice bonus.
On the downside, the bathrooms are pretty small, although well set out and spotlessly clean. Also, this property has no lift and some of the staircases are narrow &/or steep. Not a problem unless you are unable to carry your heavy bags up.
All the staff were helpful and happy - always a good sign.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the rear for a good nights sleep.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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oxted
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Fantastic, the rooms all have a kitchenette, the room i stayed in was room 2, a large room with separate kitchenette, ideally located for any trip to London. Will definitely use again, the staff were friendly and knowledgeably about the area. the only downside is no Breakfast, but loads of cafes near by

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank teldeb
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Miami
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We love Vancouver Studios! It's conveniently located in Bayswater, 5 min walk from tube station, 10 min walk from Hyde Park. Many eateries and shops nearby, safe neighborhood.

Our room was very comfortable and properly equipped for a studio. It was very clean, nicely decorated. The decor in the rest of the building is very inviting and cozy. It has a living room and patio, very relaxing. No elevators though. Staff is very friendly and ready to help.

I highly recommend this place for business trips and couples. Suitable for kids too, but we didn't see families staying in. We will stay here again!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Vancouver Studios is in BAYSWATER, a wonderful section of London. The hotel is split between what seems to be 3 Victoria walk-ups although you enter through one central entrance. I stayed in studio 27 on the 2nd floor which is a single studio with small kitchenette, shower and toilet. It is small but it has everything you need. A fridge, a café table and chair, microwave, closet and even an air conditioner and safe in the closet. I found the hotel and my room extremely clean which was refreshing. The only comment I would make is that the shower is about raised about 5- 6 inches off the main floor. I have some mild arthritis so it made getting out of the shower a little tenuous sometimes. The back garden is an oasis in the middle of a large metropolis and I sent some time there with ZEUS the lovely ginger cat of Damien, the hotel proprietor. There is a very comfortable drawing room with a big chair and sofa and a small terminal so that one can attend to their internet needs which charges out at 1 pound per hour. A hearty and delicious continental breakfast can be delivered to your room (for 5 pounds a day) I believe. The food is plentiful in this delivery so you will never go hungry. Lots of fruit, pastries, yogurt.

Ghaita was wonderful. So friendly and going the extra mile for her guests.

I highly recommend this hotel with it's convenient proximity to pubs and shops, buses and tube. In my view a perfect place to stay while in London.

Room Tip: If you cannot do stairs you can book a room on the main floor although these are only twin rooms or...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

The perfect place to say in London, centrally located, a short 5 min walking distance to the tube.
Me and my husband stayed here for 4 nights for my 40th birthday, the room was wonderful, the staff really friendly, specially Ghaita, the garden delightful and we felt in love with Zeus, a sweet and wonderful cat.
The room was clean, had a little kitchen with all the cutlery we needed, every night we had chocolate and coffee on our room, the bed was comfy. Overall a perfect experience. Our first time in London and I can assure there will be more in the future and this will our choice of hotel.
Thank you for making my bday a perfect one.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Silvia V
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Property: Vancouver Studios
Address: Vancouver Studios 30 Princes Square | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#193 Business Hotel in London
#203 Family Hotel in London
#228 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vancouver Studios 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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