On a big beleiver in first impressions being lasting impressions i was shocked when arriving and checking into the darlington that upon the paperwork which i was required to sign by a receptionist whom was confused throughout the conversation, that for myself, my teenage daughter and my elderly parents identification was needed for all.
When we pulled out normally what would be acceptable photo identification for ourselves, the receptionist refused to accept claiming it was 'nomal procedure' and presented me with a form of paper which required each of us to put down our passport numbers, signatures, where the passport was issued at and our date of birth. After confronting the receptionist about this invasion of my familys privacy, as i did not mind placing down my own as was paying for the two rooms, and they already had my credit card details, the receptionist stated that they must fill it out. Refusing to place their passport details down as we are overseas travellers, i printed their names in the signature box, much to the dislike of the receptionist.
The rest of my stay was plesant, the rooms were clean and the options for breakfast were decent. But through this personal experiance, i wont ever be returning to this particular hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Darlington Hyde Park is located in the Paddington Hyde Park area of London, less than a 5-minute walk from the Heathrow Express terminal at Paddington station. This 40-bedroom former stately Victorian terraced town house conversion offers high standard accommodation with modern facilities, which ensure that the expectations of both business and leisure travellers alike are fully met. The Darlington Hyde Park prides itself on being a strictly non-smoking establishment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Darlington Hyde Park Hotel London
- Darlington Hyde Park London