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London may be an expensive place to live, but this doesn't mean you can't experience living like a local when you visit. Dylan apartments in Paddington offer you a peaceful, self-contained unit in an attractive area of London, with all the privacy of a private property and the added benefit of hotel services at your beck and call. Paddington is an attractive area of London, recently regenerated, with many modern complexes along the waterfront, there are many of the original Victorian and Edwardian town houses still surviving in the area and landscaped garden squares, which make it greener than some more central parts of London. There are also some quirky attractions nearby such as the Puppet Theatre Barge, a great trip out for families; The Alexander Fleming Museum, which has faithfully recreated the laboratory in which he discovered penicillin; and The Frontline Club, a sophisticated bar and exhibition space dedicated to war journalism, with a series of talks throughout the year.
Housed in an elegant building, Dylan Apartments are modern a stylishly decorated with tasteful, contemporary fittings. The apartments are more spacious than most low-cost hotels and have a light and airy ambience. Alongside a fully stocked kitchenette and power shower, the apartments include an LCD TV, shaver points, ironing facilities, complimentary toiletries, wireless Internet access throughout and en-suite facilities as well as fresh linens. The apartments are clean and probably best suited to families, but a business services centre is included in the complex for any guests staying on business.
Dylan Apartments are in a fantastic location for exploring London. A few minutes south of the hotel you will find Hyde Park, where you can escape the skyscrapers and traffic for the day and enjoy open-air concerts, sporting facilities, The Serpentine Galley and Pavilion or just a picnic in the lush green space. From Hyde Park you can access some of the best attractions in London, with the Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert Museums; the Royal Albert Hall; Harrods Department Store; Kensington Palace and Gardens and the exclusive shops and bars of Kensington High Street all bordering the park. As if that wasn't enough to keep you occupied, Oxford Street, London's main shopping thoroughfare, is just a 15 minute walk from the apartments, where you can choose from over 300 shops, including the Topshop flagship store and Harrods' cooler cousin, Selfridges Department Store.
After a long day of sight seeing, you can choose to prepare a meal in your apartment, perhaps the biggest benefit of staying in a private unit rather than a hotel. Sainsbury's, M&S Simply Food and Tescos supermarkets are all just a few minutes walk away from the complex, so you can pick up some delicious ingredients. However, if you feel like cooking is too much of a chore for a holiday, there are some fantastic eateries nearby, from chain restaurants such as 'Ask! Pasta', to decadent bakeries such as Cocomaya and the Cupcake Emporium and more exotic fare including Russian cuisine at Erebuni and Thai at Nipa.
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.
Guests have generally had favourable things to say about Dylan Apartments, stating that they are quiet and comfortable and in a truly superb location. If you are planning to stay in an apartment, you should be wary about any hidden surcharges, as guests have been surprised when they came to pay the bill in the past. A room on the top floor is also advised, because you may be able to hear people walking around in the apartment above, so this should minimise the noise.