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Set in the heart of bustling Bayswater, yet quietly tucked away in the relative tranquility of Prince’s Square, the 3-star Reem Hotel truly offers the best of both worlds. The city and commercial areas are just a short tube journey away, and a leisurely stroll will bring you to many shops and restaurants, thus making the area very attractive to business or leisure travellers.
The hotels 40 rooms are available from Single to Quad and Executive rooms offer extra comfort. All guest rooms are decorated in a quirky mix of shabby chic furnishings and come equipped with a very good selection of amenities for a low-cost hotel, for your convenience, including en-suite bathrooms, a hairdryer, a telephone, television, private safe, tea and coffee making facilities, a baby cot if required and some rooms feature delightful balconies or terraces. The hotel has a lift for easy access and offers a range of facilities including laundry and dry cleaning, airport pick up, a morning call and a cooked or continental breakfast.
There is no restaurant at the hotel, but there are very many fine eateries located in Bayswater to suit all tastes. From the tasty, authentic Lebanese food of Edgware Road, which you can enjoy with a hookah pipe; to the chic take on American diner food at Bodean's, to gastro pub fare at the Eden Bar and Restaurant.
A pleasant walk through Hyde Park, with its fountains and the famous Serpentine Lake and Gallery, will lead you to the Albert Memorial and the magnificent Royal Albert Hall. The Whiteley’s shopping complex is situated just five-minutes walk from the hotel in lively Queensway. The centre boasts a host of shops and restaurants to cater for every taste, and stays open till late. A little further afield, you will stumble upon the classic and unique shops of Notting Hill, Kensington or Oxford Street, where the shops stretch out for over a mile and a half. Another one of the Royal Parks, Kensington Gardens, home of the beautiful Kensington Palace, is nearer still and leads down to the chic Kensington High Street.
The hotel is a five-minute walk away from Bayswater tube station, which services the District and Circle lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates), Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates) and many other areas of London, including Notting Hill, which is famed for its carnival. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated near the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. An NCP car park is located very nearby in Queensway for overnight parking.
If staying at this hotel, guests should be aware that the best rooms are on the second and third floors, as these tend to be larger. Basement rooms can be very cramped and get some noise from the outside area, so if you are a light sleeper, it is best to request a different floor. The lift in the hotel is also small and no porterage service is available, so if you have mobility problems, or plan on bringing a lot of luggage, you may prefer a room on the ground floor. As a two-star hotel, the rooms lack some of the charm and elegance of some other hotels nearby, but hotel facilities and amenities are good, and for a fantastic location near many sights and in a safe, wealthy district, you may be willing to sacrifice a little comfort for convenience.