I arrived in London from South Africa in September on a business trip, never having been in UK before. I booked Ashley Hotel online and really did not know what to expect.
I found that it has a very convenient location, walking distance from Paddington Station and good transport links to everywhere. Even though it is located in central London, it overlooks a green square so it is very quiet and pleasant. The room was small, but spotlessly clean and comfortable. What I however most enjoyed was the service; the reception staff went out of their way to not only make my stay as comfortable as possible (even changing my room to save me lugging baggage up the stairs), but also provided a wealth of advice on everything a first comer to London might need: from where to shop, to how to get around, to advice on prices, places and even the weather!
I will definitely stay there again if I am in London.More