If you don't need a doorman, swimming pool, gym or a massage and would only like a clean, well-maintained, friendly hotel close to a tube station within a few minutes walk from Hyde Park then you have found it.
We stayed January 19th in a double room for only £90 inc VAT through Londontown which was a bargain especially as a full English Breakfast was included.
The room 202 was facing the front of the hotel which meant we had a bit of road noise which only bothered me as I am always on the alert for funny noises! My wife heard nothing ! Warm, clean,spacious with tea and coffee sachets. Clean, quality towels, super shower, comfortable bed, lots of storage. Fridge, a fan for overheating Americans in the summer, a safe to store all the money you have saved by not staying at The Hilton and a crackly small TV that invites you to switch it off so you can use your time planning exploring all that London has to offer.
Tube connections are easy - you don't have to change lines to get to Piccadilly Circus for the theatre. We used Edgware Rd station but Paddington is nearer only a few minutes walk. Went to see Mamma Mia which is unmissable but that's another story !
Parked our car in Burwood Place NCP car park nearby which cost us £29 for a 24 hour stay....ouch !! Nowhere to load and offload luggage without holding others up so best not to take your car if possible.
Area seems safe enough and multicultural. Edgware Road restaurants and shops open till late (midnight some of them).
Conclusion: You would be crazy to stay anywhere else for West/Central London and you don't mind walking a bit and using the easy public transport connections. The price is great for this part of London but don't tell the hotel management or they might put up their rates.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Darlington Hyde Park Hotel London
- Darlington Hyde Park London
- The Darlington Hyde Park London, England