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“Good location, tiniest rooms in the world”
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Falcon Hotel
Ranked #655 of 1,078 Hotels in London
Reviewed May 26, 2014

After reading the reviews, it is quite clear that rooms in this "hotel" differ from floor to floor. I stayed on the top - and laughed out loud when I saw the size (or, the lack of it) of my room. It's minuscule, seriously. And the stairs never seemed to end: narrow and slightly claustrophobic. As my phone did not work, I had to walk down to tell them the phone isn't working (and the TV cable had been unplugged) - not a pleasant task if you've just spent the better half of the day dragging luggage around.

No shampoo provided and it took a while to find a socket for the water boiler, but at least they had toilet paper :D And the water pressure for the shower was non-existent. Took a while to get thoroughly wet (thankfully, the little water I got was hot enough).

The staff: kind and helpful and friendly. Well above what you'd expect after seeing the premises.
Cleanliness: my room was spotless and freshly aired, so that was all good.

Stay again? If I could get a room somewhere lower, maybe. The location is above average (close to Paddington station and Marble Arch/Oxford street is just a 15 minutes walk away, as is Bayswater with all the good restaurants). And the staff is absolutely lovely.

Room Tip: Ask for the floor number before you book! But remember - it's quiet upstairs, but it's a lon...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was a return visit to our favorite London hotel after a 3-yr hiatus. Once again, we enjoyed the warm welcome and hospitality from Mitra, James and the Falcon team. The Junior Suite was very convenient for our threesome, and both rooms look out on leafy Norfolk Square. You can't beat the location of this hotel, just a block from Paddington Station, and close enough to Hyde Park to enjoy an evening constitutional stroll each day. We appreciated Mitra's expert advice on trains, taxis, itineraries and more. There's good strong wifi included in the budget price. We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed in the senior suite (2 rooms and bathrooms) for 8 nights. The owner, Mitra was warm, helpful, and a pleasure to deal with. James was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The location cannot be beat...3 minute walk from Paddington station, with numerous stores, eateries, etc. The only con would be the size of the bathrooms. They are very small. We are not a very tall family, so they worked for us. If you are looking for reasonably priced accommodations with great service in a convenient location in London, then Falcon Hotel is the one!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel the week before Easter. The staff was super nice and helped us with several things. The room was tiny, but clean and neat. The location was great--only a block or two to Paddington Station and close to lots of shops and restaurants and located on a lovely square. The breakfast is included and is quite good. The internet worked well (better than in a lot of hotels I've been in in the US) and was included with the price of the room. There is no elevator, and you have to bring your own shampoo but overall it's a good value for your money.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

I arrived much earlier than planned and the owner was kind enough to accommodate me and even provide me breakfast for free. The service was just excellent, the staff is very caring and the facilities are clean. I recommend Falcon to everyone.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

The advantage of this neat and dainty English guesthouse (which they prefer to label as hotel) is its ideal location just a short walk to Paddington station where one can catch a direct train connection to Heathrow. From there, it is also very accesible to reach and explore inner London using the Circle Line (Yellow). There are also plenty of doubledecker buses, which is a cheaper way to travel than the tube, that are plying routes to various parts of the city. Otherwise, many places of interest can be easily reached on foot like the Hyde Park and Oxford Street. The area around Falcon hotel is filled with plenty of English Pubs, good Cafes and other restaurants. Our favorite is this Lebanese place along Praed Street serving delicious meals and great Babaganoosh, Shawarma and "to die for" Arabic Baklavas! The accommodation itself was satisfactory with a hotel staff that was truly friendly and helpful. The daily complimentary breakfast (always served with a smile) was filling and fresh and if I am to compare its quality with another hotel of much higher category near Kensington where I stayed before, I must say that it was a lot more better! The rooms however were quite tiny especially if you're traveling with huge suitcases, then there'll be too little space to move around.Oh, BTW, there's no elevator but thanks God they helped us carry the suitcases! However, its great location and good service makes up for it. Looking out through our window, we had a lovely view of the opposite Norfolk Square (paralell to lively Praed Street) that is lined with trees and arrays of sweet tiny hotels standing side by side each other that are housed in typical Old English Townhomes...

Room Tip: No elevator, get lower floors!!!!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

I stayed there on the first week of March. The hotel was nice and clean. The room was small, but good enough, and that's what you get for the price and location.

Breakfast was very good, much better than the usual "continental breakfast" you get in a lot of European hotels.

The people running the hotel were very friendly and really helped me out when I had a mishap with my bag being stolen.

Yes, I would definitely stay there again.

Only complaint I have was that the water pressure was pretty weak upstairs. AFAIK that is pretty common in much of central London.

Room Tip: Lower floors mean fewer stairs and better water pressure
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Falcon Hotel

Address: 11 Norfolk Square | Paddington, London W2 1RU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#176 Family Hotel in London
Price Range: $103 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Falcon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A popular bed & breakfast style hotel established 60 years ago priding itself in its 3 C's, being: Clean, Comfortable and Caring. 2 mins to Paddington Station which serves Heathrow in 15 minutes via express trains and only 2 minutes walk to Hyde Park in central London. The hotel is situated in a quiet area opposite a park and within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. The main shopping area, Oxford Street, being 10 mins walk to. The hotel is no smoking but a smoking area provided. Complementary breakfast, internet use and refreshment centre. All rooms fully equipped with proper hotel beds, 32 LCD TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and DD telephone. ... more   less 
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