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“Great apartments & location but NOISY!!!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Paddington Apartments
Ranked #312 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great apartments & location but NOISY!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

If you are planning a romantic proposal (as my partner was) do not stay here! On arriving at the check in location about 15mins away from the apartment, we were greeted by friendly members of staff who checked us in quickly and promptly. We could not fault this part of the experience. On arriving at the apartment we were stunned by its clean, spacious appearance. The location for us was ideal as the tube was about 3-5mins away. Nothing could be faulted with this. The only but major problem we encountered was the noise from the apartments above! The noise (party) started about 8pm and continued until about 4:30am getting louder! The noise flowed from the apartment onto their balcony, onto the landing above and the hallway outside our door! Needless to say we didn't get much sleep! If you are planning to stay here please check with staff what other people are staying in the building! If it wasn't for the apartment above we would of had the most enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

i will definitively not recommend these appartments to anyone. Service is very poor in all terms. Check in requires a long detour to the office and when you have done this, surprisingly you may find that the key does not work or that your room is in a basement with little air coming through. The bathroom stinks bad and requires an urgent fix. UK sanitary officials have probably not controlled these appartments for a long time.. unfit for people to stay in unless major improvements are made to improve aeration, reduce the noise from the elevator and water boiler,....
It is a shame that some greedy investors only think of reaping off tourists visiting London and making their long planned visit a very unpleasant experience... Action from authorities is urgently called ...

Room Tip: Make sure to ask not to be assigned a room in the basement... this is a terrible place for any famil...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

The only thing I can say positive abuot this place was it's location! After that I have to rant... You have to pick up the key about 3/4 mile away to a guy who was not very helpful! I wanted to check in earlier and it was a real problem! I had 2 heavy bags and so going backwards and forwards was a nightmare!
The quality of the place was poor and did not resemble the pictures!!! All low quality...
Don't stay at this place.....Very dissapointed!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Perth
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

I would not recommend these Apartments unless you like wet gritty towels on the floor. The Apartments are tiny and the reception is 15 minutes away. On a positive note, it's quite central.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank wildlox
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed in one of the basement flats which had a 'shared water tank' for the entire complex locked away in one of the cupboards, This ment that every time someone from one of the other flats flushed a toilet or ran a shower or a tap this tank banged, rattled, and shook us awake, An eight year old girl in our party described it like having an aircraft taking off every couple of minutes in ones own flat. So disturbed sleep all night long for us, however the helpful reception moved us next morning without quibble. My advice avoid this basement appartment with the water tank attached unless you like broken sleep otherwise the flats are fine, location great and reception (situated a mile away) helpful when problems arise.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Although our washing machine didn't work in our apartment there was one down the hall and the shower was extremely small the apartments location is wonderful, very close to Paddington station and Hyde Park etc.For a central location it was extremely quiet and comfortable a little noise from upper floor. Also being able to make our own breakfast was a bonus.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Oneonta, New York
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32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

I stayed here for 8 days. Everything was clean and in order. I had requested an upper floor but was on the ground floor. No street noise at all though. Was definitely a place I would return to.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank maryadvm
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Additional Information about Paddington Apartments

Property: Paddington Apartments
Address: 9 Talbot Square, London W2 1TR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #312 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paddington Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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