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The Darlington Hyde Park
Ranked #223 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Perfect Short Break”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

This hotel was clean, spacious and well situated in a smart street in Paddington.
We caught the number 23 bus from Liverpool Street Station which took us most of the way to the hotel (approx i hour but a nice interesting journey - free with our bus passes)
The deal we had was approx half the price charges listed on the door of our room and included a good full english breakfast cooked to order.
There were a variety of nice restaurants only a short walk away.

Room Tip: We had room 202 (with a standard double bed) which was nice and spacious and faced the front of the...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our convenient location, service and amenities, cleanliness and complimentary breakfast. 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.
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

I've stayed in a few central London hotels and the Darlington (to steal from another reviewer), "does it right." Clean, comfortable, and professionally run, I would stay here again. We only stayed one night before our flight home but I would not hesitate to make this my home base for a longer trip. That said, if you are staying more than a day, do upgrade to the suite. Trust me. We booked it because it was the only room left (room 305). It was marvelous. It spanned the width of the building so the bedroom looked out toward the back while the sitting room had two windows overlooking Sussex Gardens. What a treat to have such space in the heart of London. The other couple traveling with us had room 10 on the ground floor. Nice for one night, but not near the comfort level we had. The breakfast service can't be beat - super friendly and full English breakfast made to order. It's a quick 3 minute walk to Paddington Station and actually a quite neighborhood. Do pop in to the Sussex Arms for a pint after dinner 'round the corner.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the suite - worth it!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear union7jack,
Thank you very much for leaving such a positive review on Trip Advisor after your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read that you have found your rooms spacious and comfortable and I have passed your kind words about the service to my restaurant staff. Please do come and visit us again soon.
Warm regards,
Dominika Gozdzik
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We recently visited for our second stay of 3 nights here. The staff, reception, breakfast are all great, however we were disappointed with our room as it was at the back of the hotel and dark (needed lights on all day )with a window to the centre of the hotel overlooking the hotel's heating shafts which operated all day and only stopped between 1am-5am. We had booked 6 months in advance, but only a standard double, requesting a front room overlooking the street, we asked for a change but could not as they were full.
It seems there are big variations in room standards as the room we had previously was definitely better for the same category.
The location is close to Paddington Station, great to connect to Heathrow Airport, also in an area with lots of restaurants.

Room Tip: I am unsure how to advise as you may not get what you request, but there are big variations in the l...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear Dungog1,
Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you found your room clean and you enjoyed the service and breakfast and the location. Being a small, only 40 bedroom hotel with limited number of rooms, we are trying the hardest to comply with guests request. There are rooms in the hotel located on 6 levels, some of them to the front of the building, some to the back. Feedback you left is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve the services and facilities that we provide. I do hope we can welcome you in our hotel in the future!
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Dominika Gozdzik
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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We were very pleased with our stay at Darlington Hyde Park and would definitely recommend this hotel. We had two rooms a double and a family room. Both rooms were very clean and comfortable. It was a few minutes walk to Paddington Station and the underground. Lots of resturaunts and small shops within walking distance. Hyde Park a short walk. The full English breakfast at the hotel is very good. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. Our luggage was delayed and they made sure it got to our room while we were on a tour. We would absolutely stay here again.

Room Tip: Family rooms have a private bedroom
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear Cher1962,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your kind feedback following your stay with us. I was delighted that you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay at The Darlington Hyde Park Hotel including the service, breakfast, cleanliness and location. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for the best discount rates when traveling to London next.
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Dominika Gozdzik
Hotel Manager
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Cork , Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013

I spent one night and i was impressed with the overall experience. Heathrow Express to Paddington and then a 5-10min walk to the Hotel. Simple & Quick check in. Friendly Receptionist. My room was on the top floor and was clean , bright with a comfortable Bed. I was on Business so needed access to many plugs to charge Laptop , Phone etc...all were readily available and easy to access. The Internet was WiFi and available everywhere with strong signals. ( If I had a small complaint it would be that the Internet speed was a bit on a slow side - not a biggie but as everything else was spot) . Breakfast was nice . Continental or Full English available. Bright and Airy Breakfast room. Great Value . Will definitely use again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear GerfCork,
I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave your kind review following your stay with us. I was so delighted that you liked the warm welcome you received and that you overall enjoyed your stay with us. 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.
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Dominika Gozdzik
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Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed four nights in this small hotel. Staff aims to please. Checkin is quick. Breakfast is served with a smile. Full Englishbreakfast or continental as you wish. We took the Heathrow express from the airport and walked from Paddington Station. Quite neighborhood.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your kind feedback following your recent stay with us. I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Darlington Hyde Park Hotel with its service and location. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for the best discount rates when traveling to London next.
Kind regards,
Dominika Gozdzik
Hotel Manager
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A simple, clean and good-value-for-money hotel located within walking distance of Paddington Station. The room was modest but appropriate for the price, and the breakfast was excellent. Staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Good all rounder.

Room Tip: We had Room 6 (?) which was immediately adjacent to the breakfast room, and below the reception area...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Dominika G, Manager at The Darlington Hyde Park, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear AndrewFoxRussel,
Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the stay with us. Keep an eye on our website for lots of promotions and we hope to see you again soon.
Kind 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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