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The Shaftesbury Hyde Park International is located in a quiet square in the heart of Queensway, Hyde Park and Notting Hill providing easy access to all areas of London. The property's convenient location provides quick and easy access to and from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports. The hotel is decorated in a flamboyant contemporary style, so you walk in from the Georgian environs of Bayswater to a world of modern comforts and convenience.
This four-star boutique hotel offers well-appointed guest rooms, which are decorated in a chic modern style, which is thankfully more calming than the striking black and white stripes in the lobby. The hotel also offers free broadband in all rooms, air-conditioning, flat screen TVs, bathrobe and slippers, direct dial telephone, ironing facilities and electronic locking systems for added security. To make your stay extra special, you may wish to stretch your budget for a Club Room, where you get luxurious extras such as complimentary breakfast and a half bottle of wine, evening turndown service and much more.
Staff at the hotel have been praised for their attentive and friendly service. They will happily book you a taxi, welcome you with a smile and ensure everything is to your liking, so you will feel at home from check in. The hotel also includes a gym, a 24-hour concierge to help you navigate London's many attractions, a laundry/valet service, international plug adaptors and cots available at your request, multilingual staff and a selection of newspapers, so all guests' possible needs are catered to.
The hotel includes a relaxing bar where you can enjoy a tipple before hitting the town, but the restaurant is only open for breakfast, so you may wish to try one of the eateries nearby. The choice is phenomenal and reflects London's diverse community; from Russian cuisine at Erebuni, to Austrian food accompanied by yodelling at Tiroler, to British gastro-pub fare at Hereford Road.
The Shaftesbury Hyde Park has London's largest royal park on its doorstep. Alongside being one of the most picturesque areas in London, the park offers many activities suitable for all the family and rainy and sunny weather. You can ride a horse from Hyde Park stables, rent a tennis court, visit The Serpentine Gallery, wander through their Pavillion (which is updated by a British artist every year), ride The Serpentine solar-powered shuttle boat or simply just relax and enjoy a picnic. Leading on from Hyde Park are Kensington Palace and Gardens, offering a fantastic view into the British monarchy and the Christopher Wren designed palace that Queen Victoria, Princess Diana and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have all called home. For the shopaholic, Oxford Street is just a short stroll away and offers over a mile and a half of shops to suit any budget, from the high-end designer names on Bond Street and Selfridges Department Store, to the giant Primark mega store. If you fancy indulging your cultured side, you can take in a musical performance at the Royal Albert Hall, watch a play by a young British writer at The Criterion theatre, visit a photography gallery at The Frontline Club (a members club exclusively for war photographers) or stroll over to Baker Street to pay homage to Arthur Conan Doyle's greatest creation, Detective Sherlock Holmes.
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.
The Shaftesbury Hyde Park International has been proven to be a popular choice with previous guests, with a fantastic location, friendly staff who take the time to make sure patrons are satisfied and stylish surroundings, it could be the ideal accommodation for your stay in Bayswater. Guests should note that Standard rooms can be small, so it is worth booking a Club room, and rooms near the back of the hotel can be noisy. It is also best to know before you arrive that the hotel will take pre-authorization from your card for the first night's stay, 48 hours prior to arrival.