Upon arriving I checked in at the office, as others have said I wasn't thrilled about the copy of my passport. In addition to this I was asked for £250 in cash to pay for my room. When I asked to pay by card as I was travelling for business, the gentleman on reception pulled a face. I asked if they had a machine and he said yes but that there would be a 5% charge for the priviledge, he showed me some small print but this was not on my online booking. Tired, I agreed to pay, he then asked for a £250 pre authorisation which was fine but I didn't understand why they then needed written details of my credit card.
My room was on the floor level with the road which was by and large fine noise wise apart from when someone used the front door I could hear every footstep, breath, conversation etc.
The room was clean but worn, you can definitely get better for £125 per night. It put me in mind of a student bedsit, none of the furniture or soft furnishings matches. The shower room was tiny but adequate, towels are very small though!
There was a wardrobe, plenty ofplugs, iron, kitchen, tv, DVD and phone. All fine and in working order.
Bed was fairly comfy but no duvet just a sheet and a blanket.
The best thing going for this 'hotel' is it's location. A five minute walk to Paddington at most, loads of nice restaurants and bars.
Overall I wouldn't recommend it though, it's not an apartment, the staff are quite cold and rooms are worn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 21 self-catering Studio Apartments near Paddington Station very close to Hyde Park & Notting Hill. Ideal for Business Professionals, Tourists and Holiday Breaks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dylan Paddington Hotel London
- Dylan Hotel London