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Mandalay Picton House Hotel
Ranked #268 of 557 London B&B and Inns
London
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Friendly central London hotel”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Have stayed here several times in last 2 years, for one or two nights. The location is excellent, as close to Paddington Station and Edgware Road (for trains and tubes), frequent buses to Victoria, Oxford Street and other London areas, and within walking distance of Hyde Park. I have always stayed in same room, which is small and basic, but clean and quiet. Breakfast could be improved but I am happy to have just toast and coffee (cereals, cheese, and a hot dish are also available). For me, the best things about this hotel are the friendly, helpful owners and the fact that the hotel feels very safe. Overall, it is excellent value. Would also recommend the owners restaurant, Mandalay, in Edgware Road for tasty, fresh food.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Tiny room, even smaller bathroom, absolutely great staff support and assistance, wonderful location vis-a-vis Paddington Station (Trains and Tube). Reasonable rates, and with the exception of the coffee, a pretty good breakfast. Since we didn't spend much time in the room, we have to give this a very good value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Karlstad, Sweden
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

When I am in London, I always stay here. Why? Because of the sincere welcome; the friendly, helpful owners and the safe, secure environment.

There is no better value for money hotel in London. That is a fact. Yes, there are more expensive hotels. There are more modern hotels. And there are 5 star hotels. But none of them give you quite the same warm welcome time after time.

For me that's the unique 5 star quality that Mandalay and Dwight and Gary have mastered.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed at the Mandalay Picton house. The owner and his family were so friendly and helpful to us while we stayed there and they added to our experience in London.

Good: Great staff, clean place to stay, great value. Good location relative to Tube stops, especially the Heathrow Express to Paddington train. The breakfast was very enjoyable and included cereal, fresh made eggs, tea, juice, cookies, and toast. Wonderful! Everything was clean and we felt comfortable in our room.

Average: the room we had was a bit tight and, like many European hotels with bathrooms added to rooms after the fact, the bathroom was small.

Overall we recommend this as a good, clean, and friendly place to stay while in London. We will use it again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights and it was a pleasant stay. The hotel was convenient with walking distance to tube (5 mins) and stores nearby. Was surprised that this hotel served halal food which makes it easier for us to eat.

Had stayed in a rather large room to accommodate the 5 of us (3 small kids) but the room was still cozy and clean. Loved that the rooms were warm when outside it was freezing. TV and toilets worked fine without any problems.

However, the best thing about the hotel are the people and them being very accommodative to our needs. They also managed to book us a taxi from the hotel to Heathrow at a good price and were very accommodating in terms of directions to eat and go to certain places. They also packed us breakfast as we had to check out early in the morning. Noticed that some of the people there spoke other languages as well (not mistaken French and Japanese).

Negative side of it was maybe the breakfast as wasn't as good as expected but that was me alone as none of the others raised it up. Wifi signal in the room was also quite poor. However, overall a very good stay indeed..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great location, great staff, very reasonable rates (plus a reduction for only having 3 in a quad room). Rooms are clean and serviceable. Only one complaint, the fire alarm went off at 6.50 am!! Finally, although it's adequate and surprising that its included considering the low rates, I would recommend going out for breakfast!!

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I and my 9 year old son have had the pleasure to visit this hotel five times since may 2011. Allways the stay has been relaxing, and with perfect, but respecful services. It is situated just between to underground stations, closest is Paddington st. The personal is very service minded, and allways in a good mood. The rooms are just somewhere to sleep. But it is allways clean, and fresh. In the end, I have to meantion the calm and quite moment och breakfast. People from Sweden, Norway and elsewhere who share their experiencies from yesterday, and perhaps what will happen today. I will say.. go there!!! You will not be disappointed! Väl mött på Picton Mandalay hotel

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Mandalay Picton House Hotel
Address: 122 Sussex Gardens, London W2 1UB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Restaurant
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Ranked #268 of 557 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mandalay Picton House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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