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The Classic Hotel overlooks Sussex Gardens, a leafy square in the midst of London's peaceful Paddington district, an area which retains its Victorian elegance, with white, converted town houses lining the streets, one of which The Classic Hotel is located in, giving guests a taste of traditional British refinement at an affordable rate.
The Classic is a small hotel with 16 well-appointed rooms, decorated in a comfortable, contemporary style, which is stylish enough to rival the other budget hotels in the area. Rooms are available from a Single to a Quad, which is handy for families staying in the area, and include a wide range of in-room amenities; a colour TV with DVD player, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, central heating, tea and coffee making facilities and a wake up call option. All rooms in the hotel are non-smoking and the hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk, to ensure you are looked after at all hours of the day, safety deposit, ironing, parking and luggage storage facilities; and a business centre with fax and photocopying facilities.
Meeting room facility
24 hours front desk
Safety deposit at front desk
Luggage storage facility at front desk
Parking facility ( subject to availability)
Ironing facility (on request)
Business centre with fax, printer, broadband, scan, photocopy
Tea/ Coffee making facility
Non Smoking Rooms
Colour TV with DVD
Wireless broadband access
Wake up call facility
Direct dial telephone call
There is no restaurant in the hotel, but as London is one of the gastronomic centres of the world and a vibrant, multicultural city, you will find something to suit any taste just a short walk away from your hotel, from the North African, Turkish and Lebanese cafes in nearby Edgware Road to elegant Indian at Bombay Palace and delightful Italian throughout the day at Stuzzico.
Paddington is a great location from which to explore London sights. In the immediate area you have some fantastic galleries to explore such as The Frontline Club, which offers sombre but insightful photography exhibitions. Paddington is also home to one of London's most unusual attractions for kids, the Puppet Theatre Barge, a Punch and Judy show on a boat, which has been visited by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their family. Just a short walk away you will find some of London's largest and most pleasant green spaces, where you can escape from the city, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, which offer a range of all weather activities such as boating, horse riding, tennis, The Serpentine modern art gallery and tours of Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana and current home of her son and his wife, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (AKA Wills and Kate). Beyond Hyde Park, you have the exclusive shops of Knightsbridge and Kensington High Street; Exhibition Road, which contains some of the city's best loved institutions, such as the Natural History Museum; The Royal Albert Hall where you can take in a show and to the east you will find London's retail Mecca, Oxford Street, which has over 300 shops including Selfridges Department Store.
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.
With a very convenient location for travelling and sight seeing and some very reasonable rates, The Classic Hotel is a very charming hotel for visitors to stay in. The hotel' newly refurbished rooms also give it the edge over the competition, however, any guests who have mobility issues should be aware that there is no lift in the hotel, so be sure to request a room on the ground floor. The hotel rooms are also on the small side, which is typical of town house conversions, but may be a deal breaker for some guests, and if you want a more inspiring breakfast selection, some of the cafes in the surrounding area offer a much more tempting choice than the hotel.