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Booking agent description: A 4-star hotel with Victorian character, only a short walk from Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. Moments from picturesque Hyde Park, the shops on Oxford Street and the buzz of the West End, this central location gives you the best of both worlds. Stay here and along with the enviable location, you'll get complimentary use of the 24/7 gym and free wifi.
Location: Paddington, London
Hotel rating: 3.5 out of 554 reviews
Hotel facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Elevator/Lift, Free newspaper, Library with fireplace, Lobby bar, Reception (24 hours), Wi Fi, Free internet in the lobby
Room facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobe, Bathrobe (on request), Connecting Rooms, Daily housekeeping, Double sofa bed, En-Suite Bathroom, Flat screen LCD TV, Free Internet access, Slippers, Coffee/tea facilities, Telephone, Television, Voicemail, Wake-up calls, High speed internet connection, Work Desk, Work desk with lamp, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Sewing kit, Iron and ironing board, Separate Hanging Closet, Late check-out, Refrigerator, Free safe box with laptop capacity
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Delta, Diners Club International, JCB, Maestro, Mastercard, Solo, Switch, Visa, Visa Electron
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets not permitted, Smoking not permitted
Childrens amenities: Cot on request, Extra bed, High Chairs
Disabled amenities: Limited accessibility
Business amenities: Audio/Visual Equipment, Board room, Internet, Business Centre, Conference Rooms, Fax, Flipchart, PC for Guests, Photocopying, TV