Hotel Overview:The Royal Park Hotel is located just North of central London. In a very popular area for a budget class hotels being just a very short walk from Hyde Park and surrounded by shopping, restaurants and other amenities. Some of London's best known areas are close by with good shopping at Queensway (0.4 miles), Marble Arch (0.6 miles), Oxford Street (0.7 miles), Edgware Road (0.6 miles) and Notting Hill (0.9 miles). Westbourne Terrace is a much used route for taxi's so flagging a black cab from here is no problem. Its also a short walk to Paddington Station (just 200 yards) from where you can take the Heathrow Express which is a direct train service to Heathrow Airport taking around just 15 minutes at a cost one way of £20 (online), £20 (ticket machine), £25 (on train) . Just a 350 yard walk directly south brings you to the wonderful open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. This is where you will the the Diana Memorial in memory to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Her former home, Kensington Palace (0.8 miles), is is the south western corner of Kensington Gardens and marks the end of Kensington High Street and its popular shops and restaurants.
Nearest attractions include Alexandra Fleming Laboratory (0.2 miles), Serpentine Gallery (0.6 miles), Albert Memorial (0.8 miles), Portobello Road Market (1 mile), Madame Tussauds (1.1 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Royal Park Hotel was formed from three grade II listed townhouses that were originally built in 1842. There are carefully selected antiques throughout the building, hand-embroidered linen fabrics and a unique 19th century gasolier graces the reception area giving the air of a fresh, light-filled home. The hotel has period features such as Chandeliers and fireplaces and a classically elegant decor.
Each of the 48 air conditioned guestrooms has been individually designed, decorated in soft Regency style period colours with crisp white linens, with period furnishings selected by a top antiques dealer. Bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries and hand made mattresses await every guest, and most rooms feature four-poster king Bellestrata beds.
Modern facilities include flat screen television with satellite channels and broadband Internet access, CD/DVD jukebox, hairdryer, minibar, individually controlled air conditioning and electronic safes. Every bedroom features an antique writing table. There are two telephone lines per room with modem connection, DDI numbers and voicemail as well and a fax machine or laptop are also available. Bathrooms are marble with supplied toiletries. Most bathrooms also have a separate walk-in shower.
The hotel offers 24 hour room service including in-room breakfast on a tray. Floors served by 2 lifts.
There are 2 meeting rooms that can handle up to 12 delegates. They have real fireplaces full height windows.
There is no onsite restaurant at the Royal Park Hotel but the surrounding areas have no shortage of restaurants, coffee bars and cafes.
Concierge services and free WiFi in public areas.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 59% and the average for 4 star hotels is 66%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 80th from 751 London hotels, and 30th of 284 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Hilton Paddington Hotel, where rates start from around £129 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The Hilton Paddington Hotel also offers: a gym.
Parking:Available on site and costs £30 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
History:In April 2011 the Park Royal Hotel was bought by 'Bird Group', a Delhi based aviation and hospitality company. Management of the property was given to US based 'Hotels and Resorts'.
Joined the 'Distinguished International Hotels, Residences and Resorts' portfolio in March 2009.