My boyfriend and I just returned from a Christmas trip to Europe. Coming from Canada, the most affordable place to fly into is London although London is a place we really wanted to visit.
Through a lot of research on Trip Advisor, we decided to book the Falcon Hotel. I knew our room would be small but clean and that the stairs would be steep and a delicious warm breakfast would be included. The hotel was exactly what we expected-clean, comfortable, friendly service.
The location and value of this hotel could not be beat. We booked online and had no trouble with our reservations at the beginning and end of our trip. I loved the neighbourhood and especially the food and atmosphere at Victoria's Pub a few minute walk down when you turn left on the main street. The food was incredibly delicious and the staff we fun. We spent a few nights at the pub after long days of sight-seeing. If you go, get the sticky toffee pudding. It takes about a half an hour to come to your table but it is so worth it.
There are a number of other pubs and restaurants right around the hotel. This hotel is located in a square with a lot of other similarly styled hotels but the area doesn't feel overly touristy. We could easily walk to Paddington Station to catch the underground or over to Hyde Park where there was a fun Christmas fair.
If you book this hotel, make sure you understand that this isn't a big, North American style hotel and get excited that it is quaint, set in a charming square and in a great older building...the kind we don't have in North America. Be prepared for a small bathroom with everything you will need and a room with a comfortable bed, great new tv, in room kettle with coffee or tea(my favorite) and a desk and wardrobe to hang your clothes. We stayed in room 14 and 19. Both were similarly appointed. One had a rear view and one had a front view. I loved the front view as we could look out to the square and see all the Christmas lights.
I absolutely recommend this hotel and would stay again. Be realistic in your expectations, enjoy the breakfast and know that if you forget your toothbrush or any other essential, these things are available to buy by reception-although there are few small grocery/corner stores right across the street. There is also a computer for your use in the lobby area. Total value for money. Don't hesitate to book here. I hope you have a great time in London! Safe travels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A popular bed & breakfast style hotel established 60 years ago priding itself in its 3 C's, being: Clean, Comfortable and Caring. 2 mins to Paddington Station which serves Heathrow in 15 minutes via express trains and only 2 minutes walk to Hyde Park in central London. The hotel is situated in a quiet area opposite a park and within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. The main shopping area, Oxford Street, being 10 mins walk to. The hotel is no smoking but a smoking area provided. Complementary breakfast, internet use and refreshment centre. All rooms fully equipped with proper hotel beds, 32 LCD TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and DD telephone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Falcon Hotel London