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“Great - Would definitely stay again.”
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Space Apart Hotel
Ranked #400 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great - Would definitely stay again.”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night on a shopping break in between Xmas and New Year. Locations brilliant, 5 minute walk from Bayswater tube station – there’s also a high street with shops and restaurants with everything you could possible need.

I was in 201 and while the room was small the space was used very well and prefect for what I needed – I think one or two people could quite easily spend a week there.

There’s Wi-Fi and TV, also a kitchen which has pots and pans etc. I was surprised to see a washing machine and dishwasher but if you wanted to use these you’d have to go and buy detergent.

The bathroom was very small but perfectly functional – only gripe I had was the see through door.

The bed was a little creaky and I would’ve liked more pillows but nonetheless I had a good night’s sleep.

The staff member who checked us in was very nice and friendly and even showed us up to our room and switched everything on which was nice.

Overall I’d definitely stay here again and would recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Did we stay at the same hotel as all of these other reviewers?

We choose our hotels generally based on tripadvisor reviews, so when we saw this hotel with over 4.5 stars with 200+ reviews available for a decent price we booked it right away. I know European hotel rooms are generally quite small, but the size of our room was a joke. I should point out that I called ahead to request a room on the higher floor (again thanks to reviews mentioning basement rooms) which did get us a room on the 3rd floor; however, I didn't realize we'd be staying in a box with a kitchenette! This might be fine if you're a single traveller with an overnight bag, but there is certainly not enough room for a couple with suitcases. What's the point of having a kitchen if the only place you can sit and eat is on the bed that's 2 feet away? The bathroom was also tiny with the smallest shower I've ever been in (though to be fair, water temperature and pressure were okay).

Aside from the complete lack of space, the hotel also did not provide us with the most basic requirement, a good night of sleep. The bed had a very uncomfortable mattress and very thin pillows. My back was sore after one night in that bed! We also woke up to cleaning staff upstairs and in the hall making a ton of noise in the morning.

We would give the hotel maybe 3 stars based on the tiny size of the room, uncomfortable bed and pillows, and lack of daily cleaning service alone. But I'll have to take away a star based on the cleanliness of the room. On the surface everything looked fine, the bed was nicely made, kitchen looked clean, toilet had a note to say it was sanitized, etc but as you'll see from my pictures, the cleaning staff certainly missed a few spots! There was mold/dust in the vents both in the room and bathroom, a disgusting line of dust in the doorframe right next to our bed, and what looked like mold in the corner of our shower. The underside of the toilet seat also looked gross, not "sanitized" by any means!

On the positive side, the hotel is very well located and the staff was friendly. There are some nice amenities in the room such as washer dryer (be warned, if you want clean towels and sheets throughout your stay you are expected to use these), adjustable bed, etc but this doesn't make up for the negatives we experienced. Needless to say, we won't be coming back!!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Really liked this hotel. We are a family of two adults and a teenager and found the rooms to be comfortably ample in size (especially for London), and for self catering there are lots of food stores to buy supplies ranging from the ordinary to the gourmet. The staff are very helpful and keen to please. We stayed in the loft room on the top floor (room 402), which was very comfortable with some good views across the London rooftops and a terrace which would be great in summer. We enjoyed the proximity to Kensington Gardens, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill. We would definitely stay again, and highly recommend this hotel for a London stay.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Stavanger, Norway
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Stayed here for a weekend after a business meeting in London. We took an apartment on the 4th floor, suitable for 2 people.

Very happy with the apartment - clean and well equipped. Everything was working and in good condition. For London, the apartment was of decent size.

Location was superb!! Just a few minutes walk to the Bayswater station, and even closer to the nearest bus stop. Restaurants were in abundance, with every cuisine possible.

If I could suggest an improvement, it would be the rain shower. It was not working too well, and water spray was weak. In addition, kitchen paper towels would help.

Overall, would certainly recommend this place, and we will certainly stay here again on our next visit.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 12 nights in October, 2013. The location was fantastic, close to a tube station, grocery stores and restaurants. The staff were very helpful and always friendly. The studios (2 stays) were perfect for our needs. The bed, lighting, kitchen appliances, etc were all totally fine. Although the studios were small, there was plenty of storage. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Haarlem, Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Stayed here in a studio on business for 2 nights in November 2013.
Notified the hotel about my delayed arrival, so that they were able to welcome me (they close reception during the night).
Th studio was very clean, had all necessary amenities, and spacious.
Bayswater underground station was conveniently located at 5 minutes walk.
Shops, pubs, and restaurants were nearby, with Pret a Manger a useful breakfast option nearby.
Would recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Darwin, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Arriving in London for the first time in 30 years, we found the Space Apart to be exactly the quiet base from which to launch our travels. The apartment room had everything you could need, and the fittings were comfortable and functional, the bathroom tiny but lovely, and with opening windows to let in the sounds of birds in the morning. It was an easy walk to lots of shops, restaurants, a choice of tube stations and Hyde Park for a relaxing stroll. We would recommend the Space Apart highly for the independent traveller.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Space Apart Hotel
Address: 36 Kensington Gardens Square, London W2 4BQ, England (Formerly Ambassador Bayswater Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#157 Romantic Hotel in London
#190 Family Hotel in London
#287 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Space Apart Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Space Apart-Hotel offers luxury-serviced apartments in Hyde Park. The apartments are suitable both for corporate accommodation for business travellers and for tourist visitors to London. The apartments combine the independence and control of your own home with the service of a hotel. ... more   less 
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