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Paddington Apartments
Ranked #300 of 823 Specialty Lodging in London
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
1 review
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“No real complaints”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Some good and bad reviews on here. After we had booked we phoned and asked for a room on a high level and rear facing. We would recommend you do the same, if you don't mind walking up the stairs.
Check in was fine, very polite and helpful. The 5 minute walk (yes 5 mins, not the 20 quoted by others!) was not a problem. In fact it helped with getting to know the surrounding area.
The apartment building and the apartment itself were clean.
Issues (very minor to us) - The window didn't stay open, we used the chopping board as a wedge!. The light above the bed didn't work. The shower drained very slowly, which meant 2 choices, either have a very quick shower or a longer one and stand getting cold for a few minutes before you open the cubicle door! We were glad we didn't need to use the sofa-bed, because out of curiousity, when we opened it, it contained and old towel and sheets.
A good couple of nights sleep, peaceful and relaxed for a weekend in London, in a good location close to Paddington and central London.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

These apartments are awful. The apartments are a difficult 1/2 hour walk from reception. We were on the top floor, there was no lift and as we are retired, walking up 7 flights of narrow stairs with luggage was not acceptable. The apartment was basic, yet described as fully equipped. No easy chairs with minimum crockery and cutlery. The shower drained badly and only worked intermittently. The youths in the apartment next door spent all Saturday night slamming doors, running up and down stairs and arguing with each other. Sleep was impossible.

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Akureyri, Iceland
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Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

I read some reviews before we went there so I wasn't expecting anything terrific, so it was just as I expected, it was good for a two night stay, we just slept there. The shower was just a tub with a shower head which we had to hold up when we were washing hehe, but that's alright. The hotel where we checked in gave us a complimentary ride when we came and they kept the bags for us when we checked out because our flight didn't go until the evening. But you don't have to go there again when you check out, you just leave the key on the table inside the apartment :) So all in all it was good for the price and we were happy about our stay. I would stay there again, for this price ;)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Good for what was needed. Which was somewhere to stay after watching a show. Good location, comfy bed. Only let down was pretty poor drainage in shower which meant showering for longer than 2 minutes meant the tray filled with water very quickly and would overflow. Shoddy finish in some parts of room too.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very disappointed. At best a 'good' 3* only. Reception at different location, not convenient. Lift not working, no 'out of order' sign posted. We were up 5 flights of stairs! Not really an 'apartment' more a room with kitchen/table/bed and stained futon squeezed in. Stained floor. Too hot, no way to turn down heating. Shower room smelly and tiny. No plug in sink! (bathroom shoddy) Poor quality/thin towels.
Very, very noisy...if you want to leave windows open (unbelievable in Feb due to room being too hot/over heated!), traffic noise etc. Noise from room above was awful, shouting on phones/ visitors in middle of night/moving furniture?/stamping! (From 11pm through night!) Fridge made awful din on and off all night. The final 'treat' was the cigarette smoke that wafted through the room at times!!? People smoking in hallways? Or in rooms below? Awful. (meant to be non smoking!)
Windows do not have safety latches so may be unsafe as open fully, young children could climb out/fall. Kitchen seen better days, chipped worktop and coming away from wall! Had not been recently installed like advert claims. 5 years ago at least...unless very poor workmanship. Wifi intermittent, weak signal.
Good points? Nothing. (except cheaper than a 4* hotel.)

Room Tip: Do not go here unless it is refurbished and soundproofed.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Not as the pictures suggest. Not comfy or cosy. And definitely doesn't seem like a 4*. Bit like my student bedroom of 30 yrs ago! A bit bleak. No lamps, TV leads dodgy.bathroom tiny. But staff v helpful and genuine. Shifted to another room- no nicer but tv worked. Pain that check in is a bus ride away. It's cheap, but I wouldn't stay here again.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Myself and 2 friends stayed in a studio apartment for a night in Paddington. To be honest, when we turned up I was pretty disappointed - I hadn't realised that you actually have to check in a mile down the road, which is really annoying. Essentially, Hyde Park Suites have a number of apartments dotted around the area and the office in Inverness Rd (where you check in) is the 'head office'. So if you go straight to your apartment (like we did) you can't get in as there is no one there. I was nervous when I arrived at check in as it looked really shabby! I was then told that there were only 2 apartments owned by Hyde Park Suites in Paddington, so really wasn't sure what to expect. However, we were delighted when we got to our room. It was larger that I thought with a kitchenette, double bed, huge sofa bed and dinner table. The bathroom was modern and clean. The whole apartment was clean, tidy and modern and really well priced for what you get. I'd definitely go back. It's in a great location . The only downside is the check in process.

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Property: Paddington Apartments
Address: 9 Talbot Square, London W2 1TR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #300 of 823 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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