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Part of the respected Grecian group of hoteliers and occupying an enviable position in a peaceful, residential, tree-lined square opposite Hyde Park, The Commodore combines the grandeur of the past with the luxuries and modem amenities of today. Under new ownership, The Commodore has been revitalised into an outstanding new London Townhouse hotel to cater for the demands of the discerning business and leisure traveller.
Rooms at The Commodore are available as Standard, Executive or Townhouse and are decorated to reflect the hotel's Georgian surroundings, with traditional furnishings and knick-knacks such as teddy bears and fin de siecle style lamps. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, satellite television, radio, alarm clock, direct dial telephone with modem port and coffee and tea making facilities, with wireless internet at an additional charge.
The reception and lobby area of the Commodore Hotel are furnished with exquisite antiques and staff are very friendly and helpful, providing a home from home feeling. The hotel includes The Red Bar, a cheerful space where guests can unwind and a Mediterranean themed restaurant where you will find a wide selection of dishes to suit every palate. Afternoon tea is also available for those who want to indulge in the British ritual of scones, cakes and finger sandwiches. The Commodore lounge is sumptuously furnished with exquisite antiques. Each piece dates back to the Victorian period - a time when style and comfort were synonymous. It provides the perfect environment in which to relax, meet with friends and colleagues and enjoy a refreshing drink. The hotel also includes a state of the art, in-house gym.
If staying at The Commodore, you are in a great location to explore London attractions. London's largest green space, Hyde Park, allows you to enjoy a break from the city's urban sprawl come rain or shine, where you can ride horses, ride a solar powered shuttle boat, visit The Serpentine Gallery or hire a tennis court. Kensington Palace and Gardens, the childhood home of Queen Victoria, who championed its restoration, is located across from Hyde Park and is well worth a visit for the baroque furnishings, the landscaped gardens and the programme of exhibitions which transform the Christopher Wren designed building. Beyond Hyde Park, you can visit the genteel district of Kensington, which houses fashionable shops, cafes and bars, or head over to the more bohemian enclave of Notting Hill, where a carnival is held every year and Portobello Market is held every week. To the east of the hotel, Oxford Street, which is London's most exciting shopping district, is just a fifteen-minute walk away.
The hotel is a seven-minute walk away from Bayswater tube station, which services the District and Circle lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates), Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates) and many other areas of London, including Notting Hill, which is famed for its carnival. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated near the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. An NCP car park is located very nearby in Queensway for overnight parking.
Those who want to immerse themselves in bygone Britain, will warm to The Commodore's charms immediately as this hotel is anything but minimalist. As with all London town house conversions, rooms can be cramped, but reasonable rates and a great location more than make up for the lack of space. Ask for a room at the back of the hotel if you are a light sleeper as the area is quiet, but these have less noise than those at the front. Breakfast is also at an extra charge, so if you want to avoid paying extra, visit the Starbucks Cafe just a few minutes walk away in Queensway.