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The Nayland Hotel is a privately run establishment housed in one of the quaint Victorian town houses, which line the streets of the nearby Paddington area. Looking out over leafy Sussex Gardens, a Samuel Pepys designed sqaure where wealthy Victorians would rest in on sunny afternoons, the hotel is in a safe, peaceful location and is close to many London sights, attractions and landmarks.
The Nayland Hotel offers rooms for very affordable rates, and unlike some low-cost, tourist class hotels in London, the bedrooms are clean, comfortable and decorated in a tasteful style with a muted colour palette to help you unwind and relax. Ranging from Single to Family rooms, you will find a hair dryer, radio, colour TV with satellite channels, a direct-dial telephone and more included. All rooms are en-suite and a Wi-fi and WLAN Internet connection is available throughout the hotel, so you can stay connected during your trip.
Staff at the hotel are friendly and attentive, and they are available throughout the day at the 24-hour reception. Whatever your needs, if you require a local hairdresser, a cab to the airport or recommendations for local restaurants. A very handy commodity as the hotel serves a full English breakfast to start the day, but doesn't offer evening meals, so you might want to pop to the Tesco Metro in Queensway for supplies, or maybe push the boat out and have an indulgent three-course meal at The Frontline Club, exotic fare at Cafe Du Liban in Edgware Road, a spooky but delicious chocolate skull at CocoMaya, or an edible work of art at Patisserie Valerie.
Being situated in Paddington puts you at the centre of the action in West London. Nearby you will find unique activities such as The Puppet Theatre Barge, a delightful floating Punch and Judy show to delight small kids and big kids alike. Culture vultures will love the recitals at Wigmore Hall and the philosophical talks at Idlers Cafe and the Criterion Theatre, where new playwrights can prove their mettle. If the weather is sunny, you might not want to be surrounded by buildings, so you can head to either Hyde Park, the largest royal park in London, Kensington Gardens or Regent's Park. Here you will find open air concerts, The Serpentine Gallery, London Zoo, Kensington Palace, shuttle boat rides, stables where you can borrow a steed for a quick trot through the trees and much more. Beyond Hyde Park lies Kensington, an area filled with stunning Victorian buildings, where you will find the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History Museums; The Royal Albert Hall and Harrods Department Store, as well as a wide range of boutiques, restaurants and bars. If Harrods is a little out of your price range (those monogrammed fridges sadly don't come cheap), you can head to Oxford Street with ease, where over 300 shops selling pretty much anything you could want, cater to any budget big or small.
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.
The Nayland Hotel may not have much to distinguish it from the other low-cost hotels in Paddington, but it's pretty Sussex gardens surrounds, it's convenient position near to the Station and local attractions, very clean rooms and helpful staff mean that it is a good choice of accommodation for those who need a place to sleep in a notoriously expensive city. Rooms at the back of the hotel tend to be quieter if you are a light sleeper and guests should be aware that many town house conversion hotels have small rooms due to the confined space in the original houses, so a god option for families or large groups is to book two double rooms to ensure you will have enough space.