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“Poor rooms, poor breakfast.”
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Alexandra Hotel
Ranked #367 of 556 London B&B and Inns
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“Poor rooms, poor breakfast.”
Reviewed 5 December 2011

Took 1hr to check in. Not the hotels fault, booking agents. Travel Republic, avoid at all costs. Ended up having to pay again and claim back money from agent. £100 for family room, not bad as it should have been £200.
Got family room but the decor and layout were bad. No remote for TV.
Breakfast was toast with ham or processed cheese, cheap yoghurt, orange squash and bad instant coffee.
At least I was only there for one night.
Positive was receptionist was as helpful as he could be.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

Perfect location, but unpleasant surprises and little flexibility made the stay one we would have wanted to avoid.
Beware that they only have 8 (out of 100) double beds and that even though you believe you are booking a double, it is "based on availability", i.e. you will most likely end up with twin beds.
Also, the bed cover (fitted) doubles, also winter time, as what is supposed to keep you warm at night. Not very hygienic, nor particularly warm. When asking for a duvet or maybe a wool blanket, we first got no reaction ("we'll check" and nothing happened), then were told that no, they had nothing, but we could get an extra bed cover.
Making the bed was one day equal to "put the bed cover on", so don't expect too much here either. Ok clean, though, and new towels every day if you want them.
And the breakfast is as low budget you can get without not being able to call it breakfast anymore.
So in sum: If you don't care about the above and either take breakfast out, this is ok value for your money.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

The hotel has a nice location, close to Paddington station and it is not expensive.
and...well..that is all the positive that can be said about it.
Normally I try to be positive but here , unfortunately, this is impossible.
Many rooms cannot be reached by elevator. We had to climb up and down a lot of stairs.
The room was tiny and completely outdated. No isolation so lots of noice from the street. Even worse, no heating in november.
Stairs were filthy, dust everywhere.
Bathroom same size and facilities as in an airplane.
Breakfast: a little bit of toast, jam and ham.
Staff unhelpfull and clearly unhappy with their job.
Very surprised that this hotel received 3 stars from the english tourist board...in continental Europe it would get no more than 1 star.
London is a great town but next time we will definitely chose another place.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

We stayed 5 nights in this hotel. The rooms are perfect value. They were very homely, although quite small. Perfect location! Just a short walk to Paddington Station and to the main sights of London. Buses also stop frequently down the road from this hotel. Breakfast wasn't great - cold toast, minimal choice of cereal, choice of 3 yoghurts. Overall it is great value for money as it is a cheap price to stay in London!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

There is one plus to this hotel. Location. It's 5 minutes walk from Paddington Station, located on a very charming street.
Apart from the location, I was disappointed due to the following:-

1. Very low value for money. We paid GBP200 per room per night. Other hotels were fully booked so we had no choice.

For GBP200, I got the following:-

One smelly room. My room had a bad smell. Same for the bed sheets. The hotel is very old.
One uncleaned bathroom with poor lighting.
Very basic breakfast - Think white bread you toast yourself, cordial juice, instant coffee, boiled eggs and cornflakes.
No free wi-fi.

As I was handing my keys to the reception, I overheard that another occupant had returned and found his belongings stolen. The reception asked him to make a police report.
If you have a choice, don't go here.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Alexandra Hotel
Address: 159-161 Sussex Gardens | Hyde Park, London W2 2RY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #367 of 556 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — Alexandra Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 97
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