Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Paddington 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 4.6 miles (7.4 km). There are 5 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Darlington Hyde Park Hotel is located on the north western edge of central London in residential section of Paddington. Just over 300 yards from the mainline railway station of Paddington (home to the direct service to Heathrow airport, the Heathrow Express). Sussex Gardens itself runs between Hyde Park and Edgware Road. Hyde Park being a large recreational open space and Edgware Road having extensive shopping and amenities. Behind the hotel to the south is a residential area of Bayswater where some very expensive homes are located, many owned by visitors from middle eastern countries. Sussex gardens is a semi busy road, not a major road but used for traffic cutting through Hyde Park to get to South Kensington. Its also used as a bus route for the 7, 15, 23, 27, 36, 205, 332, 436 routes and there's a black taxi to be found using this road. Nearest major shopping is to be found at Oxford Street (0.6 miles) and Queensway (0.7 miles). Local attractions include the Alexandra Fleming Laboratory (0.1 miles) and Church Street Market (0.4 miles).
Hotel in Detail:Once a row of 4 Victorian Townhouse residences the Darlington Hyde Park is now a modern hotel serving an area popular with budget priced accommodation.
Every bedroom come with private bathroom facilities Gilchrist & Soammes Toiletries, hairdryer, bathtub). In-room amenities include a flat screen television with digital channels, tea/coffee facilities, direct dial telephone, fax/modem connection, free WiFi internet access (most rooms but depends on signal strength), electronic locks, windows open, fan, alarm clock, desk, safe and fridge.
A lift provides floor access.
The hotel provides a room service that includes evening meals. Daily maid service.
There are various room configurations singles, doubles, twins, family rooms (3 people, all these rooms are on the ground floor) and some suites.
Dining Options:The hotel serves a freshly prepared breakfast daily in its Conservatory (featuring overhead glass skylight) between 07.00 and 09.00 (08.00 till 10.00 weekends). A range of options are available covering buffet (cereals, fresh fruits, juices, yoghurts, mini-rolls, jam, fresh coffee and teas ), continental and full English breakfast (English sausage, bacon, eggs with grilled tomatoes and butter boiled mushrooms).
There are many and varied restaurants on the surrounding vicinity (local restaurant guide provided by hotel).
For soft and alcoholic drinks the reception provides a range of drinks.
The hotel uses an electronic key card system which means a card is required for access to the reception and foyer as well as your bedroom. The lobby area provides armchairs in front of a fireplace for guests to relax in.
The hotel has a 24 hour front reception desk.
Additional services include luggage storage, laundry/dry cleaning, fax/photocopy and safety deposit boxes.
There is an in-house Wi-Fi hot spot giving high speed internet access.
Please note that this is an all no-smoking hotel.
Bedroom Numbers: 40
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 181st from 866 London hotels, and 37th of 328 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 3 star Best Western Mornington Hotel, with rates that start from about £68 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Mornington Hotel also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Holiday Villa Hotel. 0.4 miles from the Darlington Hyde Park Hotel (0.6 km), achieving a rating of 70% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £47.
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 4 Star Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel may be one too look at being 1.2 miles (2.0 km) from the Darlington Hyde Park Hotel. The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (111 - 117 Sussex Gardens, W2 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 4 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 79%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 72%), 8 two star hotels (average rating 67%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). Top 3 star hotel is Darlington Hyde Park Hotel (this hotel) at 88%. Top rated of the local hotels is The Arch Hotel (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £117 per night. Rates range from £35 at Linden House Hotel (2 Star, 70%) and the highest rates top out at £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £221, Four Star average: £158, Three Star average: £71, Two Star average: £54 and One Star average: £49.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Darlington Hyde Park Hotel 6th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 1st for the 16 three star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 28th of 50 (15th of 16 three star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 26th of 45 for sheer bang for buck (The Arch Hotel was top).