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"Given the prices this is a good choice of hotel"
27 Paddington Hotel is a brand new refurbished property right in the centre of town - a few minutes walk from Paddington Station and Oxford Street. Set in one of the many elegant white townhouses, which line the surrounding area’s streets, when you step over the threshold, you leave the world of Edwardian London to a contemporary haven away from the bustle of London. Offering very reasonable room rates, this hotel has all the basic hallmarks of a boutique establishment with the budget traveller in mind.
"refreshingly modern and the added bonus of air conditioning"
All of the hotel's 23 bedrooms are decorated in up to the minute style, with clean contemporary furnishings, Warhol-style art prints on the walls and the odd colour accent to bring warmth to the calming colour palette. Rooms come fully equipped with all modern conveniences to suit today's traveller. Every room has its own shower/bathroom, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and a free Wi-fi connection (a real plus, as some of the four-star hotels in the area charge for this service).
"Luggage storage is a real bonus"
The 27 Paddington Hotel's staff are extremely service orientated and welcoming. To ensure you are looked after throughout your stay, the reception is manned 24 hours a day and luggage storage and safety deposit boxes are also available for guests. The hotel is very family friendly, allowing extra cots in rooms for a negligible charge and children under the age of five can stay for free.
"who needs a hotel restaurant when you are surrounded by great eateries"
There is no restaurant at the hotel, but the area is packed with a tempting range of cafes and restaurants to tantalise your taste buds. You can breakfast in style at Patisserie Valerie, the renowned pastry purveyor or indulge your sweet tooth with the Cupcake Emporium's colourful confections, or head to Starbucks in Queensway for reliably good Paninis. For dinner, the area has a fantastic selection of Indian restaurants including Bombay Spice, where you can sample Britain's favourite dish, curry. Pearl Liang serves elegant Chinese food and Dim Sum and Tawana, just a few minutes walk away offers tasty Thai food. The area truly represents London's 'melting pot' culture.
"walk to Madame Tussauds, Hyde Park and Oxford Street"
When you aren't sampling the culinary delights of the area, you can take in some of the fantastic sights nearby. The area is great for kids; Madame Tussauds waxwork museum and the Planetarium are both in nearby Baker Street and are worth braving the sometimes arduous queues for an enlightening look into the cosmos and to meet your favourite celeb's doppelganger. Lush green space Regents Park is also close by and on top of having some very picturesque picnic spots, houses some of London's most exotic residents at London Zoo. If you would rather pick up some souvenirs, you are very well placed to do so. Whiteley's shopping complex with cinemas and over 70 shops is just a short walk away, and Oxford Street, London's main shopping artery, is close by, with over 300 shops to explore. In the local area, you can peruse some fine art at Lisson Gallery, The Frontline Club and Green Cardamom Gallery and you can visit The Criterion Theatre for some serious drama or more lighthearted cabaret.
"very central with fast access to Heathrow Airport and also the M40 / M4 motorways"
The hotel is easily accessible from Paddington Station where the London Heathrow Express arrives every 15 minutes. You can also access Victoria Station for the Gatwick Express Train and King's Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar Terminal. Queensway and Bayswater Underground stations are also both a five-minute walk away. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A reasonable car park choice is the NCP just a few minutes walk away in Queensway.
"our tip - get a room at the rear"
This is an adorably quirky low-cost hotel in London, which is great for cash conscious travellers who don't want to compromise on style or location. Guests should be aware that the layout of the hotel could be a little confusing as it is housed in two buildings and only one contains a reception and breakfast room, so you may find yourself trekking across the road in the morning. It's best to confirm where you are placed at check in to avoid any unnecessary hassle. There is also no lift at the hotel, which may be troublesome for any disabled guests. If you are a light sleeper, it is best to ask for a room at the back of the hotel, as these tend to be quieter. Also, the wifi signal is not accessible in a few of the bedrooms.