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Princes Square Hotel
Ranked #703 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
“A nice surprise!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

After trawling tripadvisor and the rest of the net for a hotel in the Bayswater area,for a gig at Porchester Hall,this one looked the best of a bad bunch so we booked it and hoped it would be ok. Lucky for us it was really nice. The room we had was very small but was nicely decorated and clean and had everything we needed. The staff were all pleasant and helpful and it was also quiet, which in London is a plus!
The breakfast was also good, a nice selection of cold food to choose from and also a cooked to order option, where they basically made you anything you requested. Can't fault it really, the Hall was 3 mins walk and there are plenty of food places and pubs to choose from on the main road too. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have been staying at this nice hotel for three nights, it was rather cheap comparing to other hotels in the same category. So close to the underground stations Bayswater and Queensway. Restaurants are in the next neighbourhood and everything on the hotel was simple but good functioning. I would have liked a small fridge and air condition...but maybe it will be next time. I would recommend this place for everyone.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Disa72
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Sydney
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We have been staying at the Princes Square Hotel for the past four days and have enjoyed it. The hotel is within walking distance to two underground tube stations, close to Kensington Park and gardens making for a pleasent walk in the mornings, close to all things like supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants, dry cleaners and anything else you would or could need.

The room we had was on the third floor, nice staff, hotel is modern and very clean. The only draw backs for me was the size, the room is beyond anything i have ever stayed in before, but it is in an old converted row of tornhouses, which is typical for London so i understand.

Things that would have made the stay alittle more comfortable would be an iron and ironing board in the room as well as a mini bar fridge to keep drinks chilled. I can see why the later has not been installed and it would probably be due to space limitations.

It has been pretty warm the last few days, so air-conditioning would have been nice but again, for the few warm days London gets, i can not see it being worthwhile for the property installing these units in each room.

All in all, a comfortable stay and a property i would reccomend. Location, Location, Location!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ChrislovesSydney
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West Midlands
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Booked through booking.com as we were going to a TV show recording in Notting Hill. The hotel is in a quiet residential area just off the main Bayswater Road. Kensington Gardens is about a 5 min walk from here. Reception area was clean and professional; we arrived before the official check-in time of 2pm and there was no problem getting out room earlier.

There is a lift to the rooms so didn't have to struggle with stairs.

Our room was smaller than expected. You expect to get a smaller room in London but the size of this room would have better as a single room. The double bed seemed smaller than a standard double and the other side of the bed was right up against the closet. There was too much furniture in here. As well as the desk & chair, there was an additional armchair and side table. The foldable luggage rack was useful. The side table was unneccessary and could have been removed to make it less cramped. There is a room safe, which is useful for storing valuables but we did not use it.

The bathroom was small but clean. There is the usual set of towels plus toiletries - shower gel, shampoo, soap. Had trouble with the door handle though as you had to push it right down quite hard to open it.

We did not have breakfast but it is easy to find somewhere local to eat - the main shopping area is Queensway where the Whiteleys Shopping Centre is, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from. The Queensway Tube Station is within a 5 min walk.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chicca911
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48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

£150 night to stay in a triple room, that should have had two single beds, not three. The bed was very narrow and very soft, it did not feel fresh and clean, think the sheets were polyester. The location was quiet and so I was not disturbed, the area, bayswater, was good with easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, parks etc.
No wi-fi included in the price of the room, no breakfast and a well worn carpet that I did not want to walk on bare footed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ritalme
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Booked a twin room here for me and my mum for a birthday trip. Greeted by a friendly face when we arrived at the 24hr reception, room was small but bigger than expected for London, spotlessly clean, good shower & comfy beds. Would definitely recommend if you are just looking for somewhere to put your head down. 5 min walk from bayswater station too!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gc123x
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Edmonds, Washington
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35 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

The Princes Square Hotel is located in the multi ethnic Bayswater District of London. Close to Kensington Park and Hyde Park. You can find any type of restaurant in the world within a 3 block radius and only 1 block to a tube connection. The rooms are small but servicable. The bathrooms are small but the shower is good. Breakfast is heavy to breads & rolls and light on protein.

Con: They charge for internet and wi-fi. Poorly fitting windows and frames allow in road noise.
A piercing fire alarm test went off twice in a 3 day period. Small writing desk with no over
head light. Poor value for the price we paid but maybe I don't understand London
standards.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank John98020
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Property: Princes Square Hotel
Address: Bayswater 23 Princes Square | Off Ilchester Gardens, London W2 4NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
#378 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Princes Square Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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