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The Darlington Hyde Park
Ranked #195 of 1,090 Hotels in London
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Oulu, Finland
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4 reviews
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“The Hotel worth paying for (and yet it is very much affordable)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have stayed in Darlington Hyde Park three times with my wife and every time I am astonished by the friendly and helpful staff. Coming to the hotel is like coming home. The breakfast is absolutely great (and even better, it is included in the price, making the stay even more affordable). The 24h service at the reception is a great thing.

The location close to the Paddington Station is great. You can get to the Underground in about five minutes as well as National Rail Services and Oxford Street is 15 minutes away by foot. From near the Paddington Station, you can get a bus nearly anywhere (or if not anywhere, somewhere, where you can switch the bus and get practically anywhere). With the Underground, the whole of London is in your reach. It is also the cheapest way to the various airports.

Near the hotel, there are some nice, cozy restaurants and pubs as well as fast food for the late night snack. For more fine dining or culture, the City is not far and offers great selection that caters every possible appetite.

The only thing that might bother one staying is the commotion caused by the nearby hospital. Ambulances race down the street once in a while, but then again, London is a big city with big city noises.

So, if you are looking a good, affordable place to stay, take it from someone who has been three times to this particular pearl - you can't get better with more money.

Room Tip: The rooms looking away from the street get (understandably) less noise from the street.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Otso,
Thank you for your TripAdvisor review of The Darlington Hyde Park. There is nothing nicer than a happy guest saying that coming to The Darlington is like coming home. Return guests are what really makes working in a hotel a real pleasure and satisfaction. We are glad that you enjoy the service each time you come, the location and you value your stay for the money you pay. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for the best discount rates when you have confirmed your dates of next travel.
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Dominika Gozdzik
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

A classic 3* London hotel with much better than average service and large rooms. The decor is a but dented and the carpet had seen better days but the cleaning was really good. I asked for a quiet room and was given room 6 in the basement. Due to the load steps above and tve sound from the metro below, my sleep was worse than average. I should have asked for a top level floor instead I guess.

The breakfast is small but of good quality. An extra plus to the quick, nice and service minded staff. Both English and Continental breakfast (the latter prepered on order) available and included in room price.

Wifi was available and worked fairly well. The only negative was the tiresome log in procedure - you were often logged out - but the speed was really ok.

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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear HoppeTossan,
Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you found your room clean and you enjoyed the service. I have shared your review with my restaurant team who were delighted with the positive feedback.We are always pleased to receive comments positive or negative. This helps us to improve our service and facilities. I hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back to The Darlington Hyde Park on your return to London.
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Dominika Gozdzik
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was travelling with my in-laws and my kids and found this hotel on booking.com. It was great for location., cleanliness and in a quiet street. We had the lower ground rooms and they were spacious and clean. The reception was very helpful. Great value for money ,would stay again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear MissDetox,
Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed the stay with us. Keep an eye on our website for lots of 2013 promotions and we hope to see you again.
Kind regards,
Dominika Gozdzik
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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed there for four nights in the middle of December. First the bad things. The only negative we could think of was the mattress on the bed. A bit thin and hard but we still slept well so it couldn't have been theat bad. Now for the positives and they are ample. First is the location about two blocks from Paddington train station. We few into Heathrow and it was very easy to access the station from there and then a five minute walk to the hotel. There are lots of good restaurants in the area with a good variety of meal types (Greek, Italian, Indian and pub) The service at the desk was helpful and friendly. The room was clean, a good size and a very nice sized bathroom. The breakfast room is a good size with prompt and friendly service. We had a few questions for the desk about getting around and found them to be more than helpful. All in all a very pleasant stay and would recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear MissionJim,
Thank you for taking time to review The Darlington Hyde Park Hotel on TripAdvisor. I greatly appreciate the feedback from your stay. Paddington is fast becoming the popular destination when staying in London for tourists, especially with great connection to Heathrow Airport. With excellent communication from Paddington Station and the growing number of good eateries in the area it is fast becoming a choice place to stay. Your recommendation of the Darlington Hyde Park to others is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in The Darlington on your next visit.
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Dominika Gozdzik
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

This hotel is just a little over 5 mins walk from Paddington Station (both the railway and underground) so it is situated in a very convenient location, yet away from the heavy traffic so it is rather peaceful and quiet. It somehow felt cosy and warm inside with its simple layout and decor - much like home.

The location was almost at the corner of Kensington Park so we had a slow stroll through the park and visited Kensington Palace. The weather was cold but there was a nice sunshine that seemed to cheer everything up :) We were flying all night with hardly any sleep, but the walk was very freshing - a good cure for jet lag indeed!

Service at the hotel was friendly, and the best thing was it had a lift! Some B&Bs I've stayed in London before did not have lifts - so much hassle to get all that heavy luggage to the rooms and down again. This one had a lift, albeit a small one but had no problems fitting 4 people, or 2 with luggage.

Our room was a wee small, but adequate for our one-night stop-over. Everything was clean, and the bed was very comfortable. It also came with free wi-fi.

Breakfast was included in our stay and we had the full English but were also free to take from the standard continental breakfast items. Service was prompt, and the quality of food was good.

Overall it was a very pleasant stay. Along the same row and across the street were many other similarly styled B&Bs, but Darlington Hyde seemed to be one of the most positively reviewed and it didn't disappoint. Keep it up!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear ATKA166
Thank you for your recent review on Trip TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you found your room clean, cosy, and quiet with comfortable bed and you enjoyed your whole stay. Being Heathrow’s hub into central London makes this area an ideal location for visitors. With all the devices available nowadays it is very important for us to provide good wi- fi signal for our guests. Also as you have stated, the elevator available in the building is a very good facility. I was delighted to read you enjoyed not only the location but the service provided by the team and I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again soon.
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Dominika Gozdzik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Congratulations to The Darlington Hyde Park. My first ever 5 star rating. We've stayed here in January for the last 4 years and this hotel never fails. We arrived early on a snowy morning and our room was ready. A very warm and clean room. As in my other reviews of this hotel, top marks to the breakfast staff and the girls on reception. See you next January.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jefdow
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear jefdow,
Thank you for you lovely review. There is nothing better for all The Darlington Hyde Park staff than reading positive comment like yours. We are very pleased that you enjoy your stay each time you come.
We look forward to welcoming you in our hotel again. All the best!

Regards,
Dominika Gozdzik
Assistant manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Friendly service, good location, clean room - what more could you want for a short stay?Reception staff were very helpful. Easy walking distance from Hyde Park. Would recommend this hotel if you can get a good deal.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear OneAndAll99,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your positive feedback. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay at The Darlington Hyde Park Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed our convenient location, service and amenities. It is always a pleasure to know that every effort made to ensure you received a memorable experience paid off with your score and feedback, which has been shared and appreciated by all members of the team here.

We are looking forward to be welcoming you back in The Darlington Hyde Park Hotel and I hope that all of your future stays with us will be at least as good as your recent.

Regards,
Dominika Gozdzik
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Property: The Darlington Hyde Park
Address: 111-117 Sussex Gardens | Paddington, London W2 2RU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#162 Business Hotel in London
#184 Family Hotel in London
#189 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Darlington Hyde Park 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Darlington Hyde Park is located in the Paddington Hyde Park area of London, less than a 5-minute walk from the Heathrow Express terminal at Paddington station. This 40-bedroom former stately Victorian terraced town house conversion offers high standard accommodation with modern facilities, which ensure that the expectations of both business and leisure travellers alike are fully met. The Darlington Hyde Park prides itself on being a strictly non-smoking establishment. ... more   less 
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