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Shaftesbury Metropolis London Hyde Park Hotel enjoys a peaceful setting within an area known as Sussex Gardens in Paddington. It is within close proximity to the major cultural and commercial areas of the city making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers. Within convenient reach of London's West End, the Shaftesbury Townhouse Paddington Hotel offers easy access to London's Tourist attractions.
The hotel's rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with design features such as leather headboards and decorative touches such as fresh flowers or fruit bowls. In room amenities are thoughtful and imaginative, catering to all the modern traveller's needs. These include a complimentary internet service, a large plasma TV, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, direct-dial phone, ironing facilities, electronic door lock system and unusual extras such as mood lighting, a microwave and international plug sockets. Hotel facilities include a 24-hour reception to ensure someone is always on hand to help, laundry and dry cleaning facilities and luggage storage if you want to explore the area after check out.
The hotel is in close proximity to a wide selection of fine restaurants, exclusive designer boutiques and department stores. With main shopping arteries such as Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and Kensington all within walking distance, you can pick up some exclusive souvenirs or simply a delectable treat for yourself. The area is also rife with historical sites, Marble Arch monument, previously used as a gateway for Buckingham Palace and a tiny police station, is just a few minutes walk away; Hyde Park, London's largest green space, contains Speaker's Corner, Rotten Row and the original site of London's gallows as well as a host of more family friendly activities; and Kensington Palace and Gardens is on the other side of Hyde Park, with a stunning Christopher Wren designed building, baroque furnishings and a genteel Orangery restaurant, all very fitting for its former royal residents Queen Victoria and Princess Diana. If you are traveling with children, they will be thrilled by nearby Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum, The Sherlock Holmes Museum and the Puppet Barge, which Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt visited with their family.
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. Both Queensway and Bayswater Underground stations are also just 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.
With such excellent transport links, this hotel is a convenient choice for visitors, with reasonable rates and very friendly staff who will greet you with a smile, help you with luggage and acknowledge you by name, personal touches which make all the difference in service. Room upgrades are occasionally offered, but if this is not the case on your stay, the Club rooms are worth stretching to as they offer more space and a better range of in-room amenities.