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Cardiff Hotel
Ranked #661 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The biggest drawback to the hotel is your chance of being put on the fourth floor atop a perilous, steep, narrow staircase

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

stayed here recently, the recepionists at the hotel were very nice i have to say Alex Alexandra i believe is her name really made myself and my family feel wecome, we had a terrible experience with another hotel the previous night, while dealing with other guests she managed to give me 2 rooms as we were in need of them urgently as we were attending a family funeral, working in a hotel myself i knew exactly the pressure she was under and she dealt with it very well. lovely rooms very clean, staff very friendly, i would recomened this hotel we had a lovely stay all thanks to the 2 girls on reception, only sorry we hadnt booked the Cardiff Hotel from the start...

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I have stayed at the Cardiff Hotel three times, most recently in April 2012. It is a good budget hotel for an overnight stay in London, just a two minute walk from Paddington Station and some good restaurants on the doorstep. The rooms are basic, but have everything you need for a short stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is good.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were very happy with our stay at Cardiff Hotel. It's minutes from Paddington Station - both the tube and buses. The room was cozy and clean - the beds were very nice and comfortable. The bathroom is small, but clean and functional. The front desk staff were extremely helpful and friendly - very service minded. Their breakfast was the perfect way to start the day - good selections and again service minded staff. Many restaurants nearby and only a few minutes walk from Hyde Park. We will definitely return again for our next family trip to London.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Really close and convenient to Paddington station, but although the hotel is beautiful on the outside, it needs an urgent overhaul on the inside. They were busy with painting of some of the rooms, but left the beds & furniture of rooms in the passage, so everytime I went to my room - i had to fight my way through the renovation site. My room was on the 4th floor - 84 steps! - no elevator available. Good for daily exercise, but really inconvenient when you have luggage. My room was 3x3 m and had one of those terrible uncomfortable beds that fold away in the wall. The bathroom was a prefabricated cubicle.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for three nights in room nr. 8. Ordered twin room but the room we got actually fitted three people, lucky us! Great beds and newly refurbished room which was great.No complaints about the room at all! The lady at the front desk was informative and very polite.

The breakfast was what we expected from an English hotel breakfast.The breakfast room was a bit cramped and hot but the food was okey! The staff could be a bit more organised/observant, but they were very helpful and nice in general.

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Address: 5-9 Norfolk Square | Hyde Park, London W2 1RU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #661 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: $83 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cardiff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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