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Situated in two of the elegant, white Victorian town houses, which line west London streets, the tourist class Eden Park Hotel can be found in the heart of Bayswater, a very central location, immediately north of Hyde Park. From here travel around London is simple with great local bus, tube and rail connections, which makes this hotel a great hub from which to explore. Well appointed for business and leisure travellers, also within the hotel's vicinity are the main exhibition centres of Earls Court and Olympia, so if you are planning to attend an event or trade show, you will be well placed to do so.
The hotel maintains the traditional features of the buildings, with grand fireplaces, wood panelling and decor, which is sympathetic to the period style. The bedrooms at the Eden Park Hotel are a mix of contemporary furnishings with traditional fixtures to provide all the amenities the modern traveller needs in charming surroundings. Rooms are all offered with a private bathroom and include satellite television, a direct-dial telephone, radio, hairdryer, trouser press, room service, coffee and tea making facilities, laundry and dry cleaning services if required and internet connectivity for an extra fee.
Start your day with a hearty full English or healthy continental breakfast in the hotel's dining room. In the evening you will be tempted by the a la carte selection. Whether it is an intimate meal for two or a celebration dinner party, the calm atmosphere of the hotel's Kings Restaurant is a perfect venue for all occasions.
The hotel offers a good range of whiskies, beers, cocktails, spirits and fine wines from all over the world, and the comfortable Kings Bar is a great place for an evening social gathering.
In the immediate vicinity of the Eden Park are several good restaurants to suit all tastes. Of particular interest may be Veronicas British Historic Restaurant, which claims to serve food as it was in Medieval times, or for something more funky try the All Star Lanes, London's first boutique bowling alley, a '50s American styled venue with four bowling lanes and a diner, serving great American food. The bar claims to have the largest collection of bourbon varieties in the UK and offers an endless list of exotic cocktails.
Within a few minutes easy walk from Eden Park hotel you can visit Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, where you can see the Serpentine, a large man made lake. If culture is your aim, the neighbouring museums, (just across Hyde Park) - Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert - housed in their splendid historic buildings, will occupy your attention for more hours than you may think. The history and sights of London are on your doorstep when staying at the Eden Park Hotel.
The hotel can be found on Inverness Terrace, a relatively peaceful square in the heart of Bayswater. The historic previous residence of Princess Diana, Kensington Palace is within walking distance, as are the Italian Gardens, the Serpentine and the Royal Albert Hall. A short walk east of the hotel you will find the vibrant shopping districts of Oxford Street, Marble Arch, Park Lane and Mayfair. From Bond Street's prohibitively expensive couturiers, to Savile Row's immaculate suits, to the eclectic Topshop flagship store, this vast shopping area will suit all budgets and tastes, and if you're feeling famished after all that retail therapy, the area abounds with restaurants. The exclusive bohemian enclave of Notting Hill is also within walking distance, where you can visit one of the most famous street markets in London, the antiques stalls lining Portobello Road. Just a five-minute walk away is Whiteleys. This shopping mall was the first department store to open in the United Kingdom but these days it is a modern affair with over 70 shops.
If you arriving from Heathrow Airport then you can reach the hotel quickly and conveniently by using the high-speed Heathrow Express train, which arrives at Paddington Station, just a few minutes walk away from the hotel, enabling you to travel into London in just 16 minutes. If you wish to visit further afield areas of the city, there are no less than three tube stations within a short distance of the Eden Park Hotel so travel anywhere in London is simple. 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.
For very reasonable accommodation in the exclusive Bayswater district, The Eden Park Hotel enjoys a great location and has friendly staff. However, guests should be wary, as there are some annoyances you may encounter during your stay. The hotel's rooms vary greatly in size because it has been built from two separate town houses, so you may wish to check this when booking, the lift is also very small, so there may be difficulties for those with mobility problems, and internet isn't free at the hotel, so for fee Wi-fi you can visit the Starbucks cafe just a few minutes walk away. The top floor lets you indulge your inner Mary Poppins with great views of London rooftops, but it may be worth considering other options in the area if you are on a special break.