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The Novotel London Paddington is a four-star New Generation hotel, located in the Paddington Central area. The hotel is easily accessible by road and a few minutes walk from Paddington Station. Ideal for business or leisure, with four underground lines from Paddington, connecting visitors to all of London's major attractions and commercial areas of London. Set in an ultra modern building, the Novotel offers comfortable rooms for affordable rates to suit budget-conscious travellers.
The hotel offers Superior and Executive Rooms and large suites for an extra special stay. The 206 guest rooms are all decorated in a clean, modern style, in calm, muted colour palettes with bright cushions and fittings to inject some warmth into the space. To ensure a restful stay, rooms are all non smoking and include a wide range of amenities including WiFi internet, an ergonomic work area, an LCD TV with pay movies, a hair dryer, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities; everything you will need to work, rest and play.
The Novotel facilities are very good for the price, encompassing a sauna, state of the art fitness centre and a heated swimming pool (which is a rarity in London hotels due to space constraints), there is great attention t detail in the services offered, with dry cleaning, a late check out until 5pm on a Sunday, a welcome gift for visiting children and even a shoe shine machine, to ensure you look sharp for any business meetings.
The Elements restaurant offers a wide variety of international cuisine to suit all tastes and appetites in laid back surroundings and the hotel bar serves light refreshments and a good variety of beverages in a comfortable, cosmopolitan environment.
The hotel is in a fantastic location from which to explore London's sights. Just a short walk away you will find picturesque greenery in Regent's Park, where you can escape the urban sprawl of London and even visit the animals at London Zoo. If you want to visit without your little animals in tow the zoo also holds late events where you can wander through the park with a glass of wine and enjoy a disco and rides. In nearby Baker Street, the home of famed fictional detective Sherlock Holmes (who has an exhibition dedicated to him), you will find Madame Tussauds waxwork museum where you can meet everyone from The Queen to Lady Gaga, and The Planetarium, where you can gaze at the stars. If you are feeling flush, you can stroll down to Oxford Street, which contains over 300 shops to suit any budget, from the large Primark and H&M stores for very cheap style, to Selfridges Department Store, where the most exclusive designers are stocked, any retail enthusiast will be thrilled to spend an afternoon here.
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.
Novotel is a trusted hotel brand and the level of service and accommodation reflects this reputation. As a brand hotel it does lack the unique charm of some hotels in the surrounding area and is tailored more towards business travellers, so guests who are on a special break might wish to stay in one of the quaint Victorian town house conversions nearby. To ensure the most comfortable stay, ask for a high floor to minimise traffic noise.