A surprising bargain for central London
Posted Dec 17, 2016
I was somewhat apprehensive while booking into an unknown hotel of this vintage. I was pleasantly surprised by both the quality, and the amenities. First thing worth noting is that the hotel is less than 50 meters from the Lancaster Gate Tube stop. It's also a short (less than 10 minute) walk to Paddington. The hotel is centuries old and has retained a lot of it's historic charm while adding more modern features; a lift (albeit small), excellent WiFi, a refrigerator, lots of mains outlets, and a safe. I suspect the room sizes and layouts vary wildly in this type of hotel but my room (223, I think) was quite large (for London), well furnished, had a nice decorative fireplace, and a quite large bathroom. The hotel includes a small restaurant and a small bar area; nice for that post-walkabout nightcap.