Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Paddington 264 yards (241 metres), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 4.6 miles (7.4 km). There are 6 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Hotel Indigo London Paddington is ideal if you have reason to need access to Paddington Station. Just 100 yards from the station where you can take dedicated services to Heathrow airport (Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect) or out to other parts of England. While some 1.7 miles from the very heart of London this area is popular thanks to its good mix of amenities, transport links and lower rates than the most central locations. Its just 400 yards from here to the large parks of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens where you'll find much to do including play areas, boating, cafes, landscaped gardens and a good number of statues. The adjacent Praed Street has a few small shops while its less than half a mile to the north east for the major shopping high street of Edgware Road. Slightly further to the south west finds Queensway (0.6 miles) and Notting Hill (1.1 miles). Oxford Street, one of Europe's busiest shopping high streets is 0.7 miles to the east. Just south of the hotel is Bayswater Road where several major bus routes run and a taxis are plentiful. There are 3 tube stations within 0.4 miles. Local attractions include the Alexandra Fleming Laboratory (0.1 miles), Church Street Market (0.5 miles), Speakers Corner (0.7 miles), Serpentine Gallery (0.7 miles) and the Albert Memorial (0.9 miles).
Hotel in Detail:Opened in January 2009 the Hotel Indigo Paddington is 64 room 4 star contemporary and hip boutique hotel from an international chain. The hotels style is chic and luxurious. The design is said to "bring together mathematics, art and nature in perfect symmetry" and results in a medieval mathematical theme running through the hotel. One innovative idea is the changing nature of the hotel in accordance with the season. This includes switching scents and music, along with changing artwork.
The bedrooms all have individually controlled air-conditioning rooms and are decorated in warm colours with a hardwood flooring, pure wall floor rug and plush bedding and duvets. In-room amenities include a satellite TV with pay movies and internet browser, double glazing, safe, CD player, coffee/tea facilities, minibar, free WiFi, desk with lamp, dual line phone with voicemail and worldlink power and phone/internet connector. The rooms each have their own bathroom with hairdryer and spa inspired showers.
Deluxe and King rooms have their own patio area.
Rooms are all non-smoking. Newspaper delivered fee each morning to each room. Turndown service and daily maid service provided. Two bedrooms are adapted for improved accessibility.
Hotels operates a room service menu.
Within the hotel is the Phi Brasserie restaurant and Cafe where the menu is seasonal traditional British dishes with a contemporary twist. The menu makes use of natural ingredients, organic ingredients and trans fat free options. Also serves coffee and has a wine list to go with your meal.
Open for breakfast (full, continental, veggi), lunch (includes two course express menu option) and dinner, 07.00 till 23.00.
The Hotel Indigo also has a cocktail lounge (accessible 24/7) for guests to relax in. There is also an ice machine within the hotel.
WiFi is provided free of charge throughout the hotel.
For the energetic or those just trying to keep in shape the hotel has thePhitness Studio which is open 24 hours and offers weight machines, free weights, cycles and cardio equipment. There's an even a TV to keep your attention during long work outs.
Another facility for guests is the hotels convenience store and florist. The public areas are all air-conditioned and there is a concierge service. A nice extra is the grocery shopping service the hotel runs.
24 hour front desk. Hotel has meeting facilities.
Bedroom Numbers: 64 / 4 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am (late check-out option)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Indigo chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Hotel Indigo London Kensington: is 1.8 miles (2.8 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 91% and rates start from about £128.
Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill: is 4.2 miles (6.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 92% and base rates begin at about £119.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Indigo Hotels across the chain average 90% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Indigo hotels.
Below average for a Indigo hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 4 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 171st from 847 London hotels, 3rd of 3 Indigo Hotels, and 69th of 321 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 4 star Mercure London Paddington Hotel, where rates start from £139 and which has a 75% guest satisfaction rating.
As the Hotel Indigo London Paddington is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the Royal Park Hotel. This is also a boutique hotel and is (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) away. Rates start from around £162 and is rated by guests at 89%. The Royal Park Hotel has: free WiFi.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Shaftesbury Premier Paddington. 0.2 miles from here (0.3 km), has been rated at 72% by past guests and has rates from around £78 (theres free WiFi too).
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 5 Star The Arch Hotel may well be of interest to you, it's only 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 94%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (16 London Street, W2 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.5 miles (0.9 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 21 four star hotels (average rating 79%), 17 three star hotels (average rating 71%), 11 two star hotels (average rating 67%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 64%). Coming out as the top rated hotel is Park Grand Lancaster Gate (4 star) at 92%.
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £89 per night. Starting from £13 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 70%) up to £215 at Lancaster London Hotel (4 Star, 84%). Averages by star rating: Four Star average: £118, Three Star average: £82, Two Star average: £49 and One Star average: £45.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Hotel Indigo London Paddington 3rd of 50 nearby hotels and 3rd for the 21 four star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 43rd of 50 (15th of 21 four star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 11th of 49 for sheer value for money (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
Comment: Formerly The Niki Hotel (2008)
To mark the Indigos opening the world's largest hanging basketwas placed 25 feet above the hotel entrance. The basket has been dubbed 'The Hanging Gardens of Paddington'. It measures 20 feet by 10 foot high, weighs a 1/4 of a tonne and consists of in excess of one hundred varieties of plants.