My boyfriend and I had booked a room to stay in at So Paddington for one night. We'd booked the hotel on Laterooms and when we arrived were told that all the rooms were already fully booked (due to a system error?) so we were moved to their other in Kilburn which I was slightly skeptical about given the reputation of the area.
When we got to the hotel the receptionist was welcoming and polite and we were given a lovely room complete with a bedroom, a bathroom and living room.
However our joy was short lived within minutes. When my boyfriend tried turning on the light in the hallway the bulb "broke" and shards of glass broke into shards over him. Thankfully housekeeping was very prompt in coming to replace the bulb and clean the remaining pieces of broken glass on the floor. The bed was comfortable but there was a hard stain on our sheets - the consistency of wax - and in the morning in the shower we found that the water was hot for about 10 seconds before going lukewarm and eventually cold after around 5 minutes and the view wasn't anything to celebrate (a pub garden next to train tracks).
During the stay I tried to look at the bright side, despite the aforementioned, our night was bearable and we had a wonderful stay in London which discounted any problems with the hotel.
Saying that, I definitely wouldn't recommend So Paddington to a friend unless they were absolutely desperate for a room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small Hotel housed in a listed building dating from the 1920s; situated in a tree lined square; 200 mts from Paddington station; walking distance to Hyde Park and Edware Road; Newly refurbished and reopened in Oct 2011. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- So Paddington Hotel London
- Warwick Hotel London
- London Warwick Hotel
- Warwick London