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Castleton Hotel
Ranked #842 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Suffolk UK
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93 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice and central”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I have stayed at the Castleton a few times before. It's very close to Paddington Station, so a good underground service is almost on the doorstep. I find the prices of the rooms at this hotel fluctuate a great deal, so I only use the hotel if the price is a good one when I look it up on the internet.
I will make one point over and above the common thread comments already covered by other contributors here. Some of the rooms are on half landings, so the lift might not stop at the same landing as your room number would suggest. A few trips up and down the lift or stairs will soon give you a reasonable understanding of the hotel layout though

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

i agree with many other positive reviews.A decent hotel at a reasonable price. Single room was small, but clean and comfortable .Self service cooked breakfast was excellent, with good quality sausages and bacon. I would be happy to stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I stayed for only one night in a single room and for the price it was an ok hotel. its literally 2 minutes from the paddignton station which was convenient for me. room was small but didnt need much. ensuite is small (airline bathroom) so if you want bigger or to stay for longer then this might not be the place for you and is a bit musty in there. apart from all this, i would go there again for a short stay. 24 hour conceirge and breakfast was a proper one, not the one that is usually advertised as English and all you get is cereal and toast. this one had bacon, eggs, juice, sausages.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Stayed one night in hotel on short trip to London. Hotel in a good location, close to tube stop. Great service, room clean, nice breakfast.

Only downside was room was small, but that did not bother us, as we were there only to sleep as was busy exploring London.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Within 5 mins walk of Paddington station, any closer you could watch the trains !

Nice busy area of London, bars shops restaurants about

Dropped bags off early do we could sight see and enjoy London, they also looked after our bags when we checked out so we could do the same,

Room was a smallish double, with a pre-formed shower and toilet cubicle, lots off hot water in shower

Very clean and serviceable All usual bits TV, tea,coffee

Breakfast excellent, well cooked very very tasty, nice smiling pleasant staff

Really enjoyed short stay, would def use again

Within 20 mins walk of marble arch ,Hyde park

75£ for two Inc breakfast great value :-)

  • Stayed December 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

If you got much closer to Paddington you would be on the platform !

Room was clean and functional , would class it as a small double, ideal for crash pad after walking London sites,

People have been down about the showers, these are smallish performed units,,I'm not a small guy and they fitted me easy with lots off hot water, and more important to me very clean,


area has bars and cafes,shops. Typical busy London

Breakfast was excellent, sausages well cooked and tasty as was the rest

Staff very pleasant and helpful, looked after our luggage when we checked out, so we didn't have to lug it around, they also allowed us top drop it off earlier to do the same.

Wi-fi free and the best I've ever had in any hotel and we where on the third floor!


Lots within walking distance Oxford street /marble arch 15 mins walk


Really recommend this place ,ideal simple clean budget hotel ,£ 75 for a twin including eat as much as you want breakfast in London

Just don't expect big rooms !

I'll use it again :-)

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank malcolm g
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Ennis, Texas
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

based about 2 city blocks from Paddington Station makes this hotel a perfect medium priced
hotel for daily excursions in, and around London via both the Underground or the National
trains out to the countryside.
Yes, the hotel rooms are small and the bathroom is tiny but are very clean and staff was great.
English breakfast standard is fine unless you get tired and want something else which they
only have cereal and toast.
Plenty of eating places literally across the street and the green Harrods buss will pickup you
up right next door if you decide to use there package bus tour of London.
Would stay there again as the area is well lit and easily accessible and staff welcoming.
Lift was broken for few days but luckily we were on 1st floor.

Room Tip: Wifi in lobby and on first floor worked ok but room too small for business travelers. 2 people in o...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Castleton Hotel
Address: 164-166 Sussex Gardens | Paddington, London W2 1UD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #842 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Castleton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the best value Paddington Hotels, and situated in the heart of London Paddington, The Castleton Hotel is the ideal base for exploring the capital. Located very close to Hyde Park, many of London's most famous attractions are within walking distance and Paddington Station, with its excellent transport links, is just a short walk away. The Heathrow Express train from Paddington can transport you to Heathrow Airport in only 15 minutes.The Castleton Hotel offers 46 rooms, all with en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, central heating, satellite television, lift access and telephone. Our rooms can accommodate a single person from 45GBP per night and up to four people from 89GBP per night, inclusive of a generous cooked English breakfast and all taxes.With comfortable rooms to ensure a restful night's sleep, and friendly staff available around the clock to offer whatever assistance you might require during your stay, The Castleton Hotel offers excellent value for money.We look forward to welcoming you to The Castleton - the ideal London Paddington Hotel. ... more   less 
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