Quality Hotel Paddington

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Quality Hotel Paddington

, London
4 star

Rooms: 77

8-14 Talbot Square - London - England - W2 1TS - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 2072626699
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t beat it for the price

from BobBeard
Excellent location. Around the corner from Paddington trains, tube, buses, hop on hop off tourist bus. Less than a quarter mile from Hyde Park and trails to kensington Palace, Albert memorial, Royal Albert Hall, etc. Several great pubs, quicky mart, restaurants and pizza joints within a block or two of the hotel. We stayed a week - the rooms were well maintained and the staff was helpful when asked. They don't volunteer but when asked they are helpful. One weird thing is that check in time is not until 2PM or later. Since most US flights arrive in the morning, plan to spend several hours killing some time, i.e. nearby Portobello Road market, before you can get in your room. No air conditioning but unless you are there for a heat wave the climate is fine for sleeping with open windows in the summer.

Nice Hotel but...

from temmert45
After reading several reviews on this site I decided to give this hotel a try.

My wife, two teenage daughters and I stayed at this hotel on July 22nd. We had a Club room which can accomodate up to 4 people with a little shuffling around. The hotel is very well located close to Paddington station so we walked from the station to the hotel with our rollerboard style cases.

The hotel is very nice mid range hotel. It was very clean and the staff was very nice and helpful. I had read earlier about unhelpful staff at this hotel. We did not see this.

The room was clean and efficient but with 3 twin beds and a rollaway you can imagine we were short on space but it was manageable.

Between the restaurants at the station and the surrounding area there is just about every kind of food you can want. We had dinner at a very nice Italian restaurant and bought some fresh fruit at a local market nearby.

Also the bus tours stop just around the corner from the hotel.

The real downside is that there is no air conditioning at this hotel. And this would not have been a problem except for the heat wave London was experiencing at the time. The hotel staff was kind enough to provide us with two fans but after one night we called it quits and booked another hotel.

If it were any season but summer I would stay at this hotel again.

Good Hotel for your Money

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel was good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is also located very close to an underground stop where you have access to everything in London. You do have to be prepared though for the extremely tiny room. I think our room was about 6x9, but of course we werent there to spend time in the room. Even though it was small, it was very clean.

Excellent value for money

from Kazcat65
We've stayed here four times and will be returning again. We have to visit london several times a year, and this is a great hotel for the money. This time we had a club room with four poster. Nice size, excellent decor and cleanliness, very comfortable. Small thing, we would have liked more light in the room! Even with all the lights on it was very dim, despite having a large window. One of our previous stays we had a 'room within a room' which I've never experienced before, but was very quiet as we didn't seem to have any neighbours. We've also been offered and turned down, having viewed it, the family room in the basement. It was also very hot & very noisy, but no problems with us having a better room. The continental breakfast is good too, but please, let the tea brew before pouring it out! I've also noticed they keep their staff, which is always a good sign.
Places to avoid eating in: Angus steak house - food cold, poor quality and expensive. They live off tourists who visit once and never return. We'd also avoid the other steak house (scotch steak house?)round the corner, same as above except food was hot and poor quality. ASK around the corner from the hotel are good for pizza, pasta around £50 for two including two courses and wine. Also The Golden Hinde on marylebone lane have fantastic fish & chips and a great atmosphere £21 for two - worth it though. You need to keep heading down the lane and across several roads to find it! Garfunkels by paddington station are reliable, but predictable, standard TGIF style steaks, burgers, chips etc @£32.00 for two. No vegetarian options - unless you want salad.
If you take a taxi book your own (not through reception!) or hail one. We had a taxi through reception and a bloke in an ordinary saloon car turned up and charged us £12 to Euston Station. The black cabs charge £7.40. He then had the cheek to play the 'don't think I have change' when I gave him £15. You are warned!

Excellent quality

from davegore
we were a bit concerned about this hotel after reading some of the reviews posted here, we got an excellent deal for my fathers 65 birthday surprise present and after reading some of the reviews we were expecting nothing too special but we were miles off in our concerns

we had a room in the basement which seems to have caused most of the complaints, a triple room, and it was excellent, the room had more than enough space for the three of us, the beds were comfy and the room and especially the bathroom were spotless

the check in was painless and the breakfast which was a continental buffet and the full english was excellent, the staff were helpful and we got the impression that nothing would be a trouble to them i would not hesitate to tell anyone to go and stay here, good value, comfy and helpful staff, what more could anyone want

Recommended

from demhi
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for four nights in March. The room was very clean and a decent size (we had no problems walking around *our* bed). The bathroom was larger than others I've experienced in European hotels. Someone who has never been to Europe and experienced small hotels or who is accustomed to large chain hotels in the U.S. should spend the extra money to stay somewhere else in London. We were happy, though, especially since we were in London to see London and not our hotel room. The hotel is just a block away from the Paddington tube stop, which was very convenient, and there are plenty of restaurants in the area.
The hotel's continental breakfast was not a highlight, but you could certainly fill up on it if you wanted. We choose to go to a little cafe around the corner called Mimo's, where we got full English breakfasts.

Terrible!

from A TripAdvisor Member
If you intend to actually sleep, relax or indeed have any kind of piece and quiet then don't even consider staying here! (Room 306), the walls were paper thin, and every floorboard in the place seemed to squeak, it sounded like the person staying above us was rehearsing for Riverdance!. The room doors are directly onto a noisy corridor with people walking up and down with suitcases all night (also room 306 is right next to the lift). Also there was a large gap below the door, causing light to gush into the room from the extremely brightly lit corridor. Even if I could have slept through the noise and the light, then the furnace like temperature and the lumpy mattress would be sure to spoil your sleep!

great

from angie
Myself and my two children girl 16 and boy 12 stayed at the Quality Mon - Fri 20-24th feb half term hols .
we stayed in the basement in a triple room , 3 beds a good hair dryer,iron,ironing board, trouser press,kettle . In the bathroom good bath and shower with soap shower gel/shampoo ( we forgot ours ) lovely towels . could not fault it , the only noise we heard was in the morning because we were across from the kitchen so the staff coming in and out slammed the door but it was only 2 mornings and it was not that bad .we didnt go in the bar at night or used the restaurant so cant say what they were like .
did not deal with staff much only to check in and to check out we were not shown to our room but told were it was . lovely place and would go back .

Nice Hotel - Good Value

from A TripAdvisor Member
I must admit I was a bit wary about this hotel from some of the reviews posted. On arrival we were told that the room we'd booked wasn't available, so we were given a junior suite instead for self, wife and two kids. Good start. Room was nice, clean and recently decorated and a decent size by central London standards. Couldn't fault the staff, have to say I found them very pleasant and helpful. Like many other reviewers, I'd consider the breakfast a bit pricey and you can easily get the same nearby for a lot less. The one thing I couldn't quite get over were the ground floor rooms fronting on to the street. Walking by you could see the folks wandering around in their skivvies. Avoid if you're shy!

Overall: Great location, nice hotel. Would definitely stay there again.

The worst hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I am really surprised to know that people will come back to this hotel again!
I am so sorry to say that, apart from its location (very close to Paddinton station and Hyde park), I cannot see any good things in this so-called 3-star award winning hotel. It would be a great shame if it is still regarded as up to the european standard. The truth is that, it is the worst hotel in my UK trip. First of all, it is dirty. After lying on the bed, the blanket is keeping my body itchy until I remove the blanket. Secondly, the staff is not friendly and helpful. The official check-out time is 10:30am. When we ask for check-out at 11am, just half an hour later than the official check-out time, they simply turn down my request. The truth is that, we can still see people check-out at 11am or later. They never try their best to suit customer's need. Thirdly, the hotel is noisy!! The noise can wake you up as early as 5am! Do you know what double room in this hotel is? They just simply putting 2 single beds together and creating a "bigger" bed! Simply speaking, if you want a hotel which is close to Paddinton station and if you do not mind small room, noisy environment, dirty blanket, unfriendly staff, go and pick this hotel.

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Tate modern Keep away. It is an exibition of the biggest swindle in human history. We walked around in amazement at the sheer audacity some people have to call these objects art. I have colourful drawings stuck to the front of my fridge done by my 3 year old grandson which are more worthy of inclusion. I can only say, I am glad I did`nt pay to go in.

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Other names for Quality Hotel Paddington

  • quality inn london
  • quality crown hotel hyde park
  • london quality inn
  • Address: 8-14 Talbot Square - London - England - W2 1TS - United Kingdom
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