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Few hotels can boast such an exquisite location. A stone's throw away from the bustling heart of one of Europe's most vibrant capitals, yet only a step away from the serene environs of Hyde Park. With Oxford Street, Kensington and Paddington Station only a short walk away - the Lancaster Gate Hotel, London is uniquely situated to offer its guests unfettered access to this buzzing city. Inside, the hotel exudes a stately charm, with the highest standards in service available at all times.
The three-star hotel's 188 guest rooms are decorated in a tasteful, contemporary style with a calm colour palette and thoughtful touches such as floral arrangements and colourful headboards. In-room amenities cater to the needs of business and leisure travellers alike, with 24-hour room service, complimentary Wi-fi and Broadband internet connection, a bathrobe and slippers, direct-dial telephone, a personal safe, an LCD TV with pay per view movies and tea and coffee-making facilities. An added bonus is that the hotel is family and pet friendly, allowing children under 12 to stay for free and a maximum of two pets per room if you can't bear to leave your furry friends behind. The hotel also contains The Serpentine Restaurant and Bar, where you can enjoy a fresh and tasty menu or a relaxing beverage in cheerful, colourful surroundings. Two pubs, The Swan and The Mitre, are also just a hop, skip and jump away and offer gastro-pub food whilst you mingle with locals.
The surrounding Paddington area is pleasant with an abundance of elegant town houses and leafy squares, but the hotel is also delightfully close to many sights and attractions to keep you busy during your stay. Hyde Park is just a few minutes from the doorstep, where you can marvel at the stunning greenery, ride a steed from Hyde Park stables, take in the stately Serpentine Lake by boat or wander through the modern art collection in The Serpentine Gallery. To the west you will find Kensington Palace and Gardens, former residence of Queen Victoria and more recently Princess Diana, the Palace offers tours and exhibitions and the Christopher Wren designed building still contains private apartments owned by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. If shopping is your predominant interest, Oxford Street will be a must visit on your stay, with over 300 shops spanning a mile and a half stretch, this shopping artery contains boutiques to suit any budget, from the Topshop flagship store to Selfridges Department Store.
Ideally situated just a few minutes' walk away from Lancaster Gate tube station, which services the Central Line, you can easily travel in to central London to explore further. The hotel is also 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.
This hotel is a very friendly establishment offering some extremely affordable room rates for somewhere so close to the centre of London. The accommodation may err towards a slightly generic look, but this is a very favourable low-cost hotel in comparison to the area's other offerings. To ensure you get a restful nights sleep, request a room on a higher floor away from the lift shaft to minimise noise.