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The Hotel Edward is a low-cost, tourist-class hotel in the heart of the affluent Bayswater district of London. Housed in a very elegant, white Edwardian town house, the hotel looks much more regal than its two-star rating would suggest and offers visitors a taste of old London grandeur.
The hotel's guest rooms are clean, bright and decorated with comfortable furnishings in a traditional style. In-room amenities include en-suite bathrooms, a hair dryer, a direct-dial phone and a colour TV with satellite channels. A continental or full English breakfast is served in the hotel's airy dining room, so you can get the best start to the day. Whilst snacks and soft drinks are available throughout the day in the hotel's coffee bar, the hotel doesn't cater for evening meals, but there are so many fantastic restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area, you won't go hungry. From sumptuous, authentic North African cuisine on Edgware Road, to hearty Italian fare at La Locanda Del Duca, to colourful, sugary treats at The Cupcake Emporium.
The hotel also offers a 24-hour reception desk to ensure you are looked after around the clock and the reception staff are happy to act as a concierge if you would like to book a limousine or car or take a sight seeing tour of London. The hotel is also very family friendly, allowing children below the age of 2 to stay for free.
Nestled in the heart of Paddington, the hotel is a very good hub from which to explore the surrounding area and beyond. Hyde Park is a very short walk away, where you can laze in the grass, enjoy a picnic or be a little more active and ride the solar-powered shuttle boat across the Serpentine Lake, hire a tennis court, or stroll around The Serpentine Gallery's modern art collection. Marble Arch monument lies to the east of the hotel, near to the original site of the Tyburn gallows, and marks the start of Oxford Street, one of the main shopping thoroughfares in London, with over a mile and a half of shops, from which you can visit Selfridges Department Store and Bond Street's very exclusive couturiers. If you are travelling with children who wont tolerate being dragged around shops, there is plenty nearby to keep them entertained, you can take your little animals to Regent's Park to visit London Zoo, open their mind with the 360 degree view of the universe in The Planetarium's 'star dome', or take them to meet some rather eerie celebrity look-alikes at Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum. Whatever your interest there will be something nearby to educate, amuse, entertain and inspire you.
Conveniently for international travellers, 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.
Hotel Edward is a pleasant place to stay for those on a budget and previous guest experiences are largely favourable, especially when you consider the combination of affordable rates and a five-star location. There are some slight annoyances, which have been reported, Wi-fi comes and goes throughout the day and the lift is unreliable, so guests with mobility issues may wish to book a room on the ground floor and those who want to stay connected may find the Starbucks a few minutes away in Queensway very handy.