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The Duke of Leinster Hotel is situated in Bayswater, opposite Hyde Park and close to many London attractions. Housed in a very ornate building, the hotel has many large rooms with a modern and contemporary design.
The hotel's 36 guest rooms contain stylish modern furnishings and fittings in a clean minimalist style. In-room amenities on offer include tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, satellite television, refrigerator, a Wi-fi connection and in-room safe.
Internet connectivity is available throughout the bright public areas of the hotel and the reception is manned 24-hours a day to ensure someone is always on hand to help with any queries you might have, including booking tours, restaurant recommendations and booking theatre tickets. The hotel also has a passenger lift, multilingual staff and luggage storage, so you can be assured that you can enjoy a welcoming, hassle free stay.
The hotel restaurant serves breakfast, which is reportedly tasty, but for a better choice you may wish to head to the Starbucks cafe nearby for a bit more choice. The hotel doesn't cater for evening meals and doesn't contain a bar, but there are some fantastic, stylish venues nearby, so you will be spoilt for choice. Kiasu, very nearby, offers delicious Southeast Asian cuisine, Mandarin Kitchen offers popular Chinese meals and for something a little more unusual, Erebuni offers a menu of Russian meals.
The hotel is conveniently situated close to Queensway, near Whiteley's Shopping Centre and Oxford Street shops. Hyde Park is just a few minutes walk away from the hotel, where you can enjoy a host of fun, family oriented activities, including horse riding, pedalos on The Serpentine Lake, inspiring modern art at The Serpentine Gallery and horse riding at Hyde Park Stables. Children will also enjoy the Puppet Theatre Barge and Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum, which are both within 15 minutes walk from the hotel. Kensington Palace and Gardens are also a short stroll away, where you can enjoy the landscaped flowerbeds, or stroll around the ornate building where Princess Diana used to live. The Royal Albert Hall also showcases some of Britain's finest musical talents under its domed roof, just a pleasant stroll cross Hyde Park away.
The hotel is a five-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.
Some guests have said of The Duke of Leinster, that the hotel doesn't deserve its four-star status, due to the lack of a restaurant and bar, but for such a fortuitous location, nestled amongst some very delectable eateries and vibrant bars and pubs, this hotel is a good choice for those staying in this affluent district. Basement rooms near the dining room can get hot and stuffy, so these are best to avoid in the summer months, opt for an upstairs room instead with views of the surrounding area.