For my first time in London I kept being told all the rooms were going to be small etc. I was surprisingly happy with the size of my room. I had a triple and for 3 of us there was ample room. Obviously we wished the bathroom was bigger but the decor and design of the hotel was lovely. Beds comfortable. The elevators or lifts as they are called are extremely tiny so we had 7 in our party so it always took forever for all of us to get up or down from our rooms. We took the stairs a lot and being on the 7 th floor was not fun walking. The concierge staff was incredibly helpful. Gave us directions and tips everyday of the best routes and places to go. Helped us with reservations for dinner and tea. The hotel is located very close to two tube stations which was convenient. You also caught the bus for the hop off and on tours a few steps down from the hotel. Also you can buy tickets for other main attractions very close or from the purchasing agent from the bus tour. The hotel did have a nice restaurant/lounge in the lobby area. We did stop in for drinks one night and had breakfast once. Wish breakfast was open a little than 10. Overall I was pleased with the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly refurbished modern hotel located on Bayswater Road with the tranquility of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens opposite, and within walking distance to Paddington, Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill and Edgware Road, the hotel is ideally placed for business or leisure. Good transport links ensure that the city and theatres are also within very easy reach. All Deluxe and Executive bedrooms are located at the front of the hotel and have amazing views over Kensington Gardens and are available at a supplement. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thistle Kensington Gardens London, England