Hotel in Detail:Newly opened in 2008 the Novotel Paddington was one of the first of Novotels' new generation hotels. A modern hotel offering extensive amenities such as free WiFi, a gym, a spa and an indoor swimming pool. Novotel Paddington is committed to operating in an eco friendly and sustainable way. Great links to Heathrow airport thanks to its proximity to the Heathrow Express service. Business facilities are great and includes eleven contemporary meeting rooms.
While all rooms are en-suite they also has separate shower and bath along with a hairdryer. Amenities include WiFi internet, safe, 55 inch flat screen TV with satellite Channels, radio, telephone, and minibar.
Executive rooms come with Nespresso coffee machine, iPod docking station, extra bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers. Complimentary internet access, local calls and one bottle of water per day.
Suites also get free premium internet access.
Hot and cold dishes can be ordered through room service which is 24 hours. 11 rooms adapted for improved accessibility.
Dining Options:Elements Restaurant: Air-conditioned open plan restaurant serves an international menu. Open: noon till 14.30, 18.00 till 22.00.
Elements Bar: Contemporary style. Not just drinks but also serves a bar menu of light meals. 06:00 till midnight.
The Novotel Paddington provides a range of leisure amenities that includes an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gymnasium (with TV screens). 24 hour front reception desk. Internet workstation in lobby.
There are 11 meeting rooms some of which can be doubled up to provide facilities for up to 150 guests theatre style.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Paddington (H&C Line) 228 yards (208 metres), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 4.3 miles (6.9 km). 5 tube (underground) stations within a half mile circle (0.8 km) makes this a great choice for transport links. The Novotel London Paddington is just 5 minutes walk from Paddington Station. The hotel is just behind the station in a development known as the Paddington Basin. A project that started in 1998 covering 80 acres to provide residential, commercial, leisure, retail and health facilities. Paddington Station is one of the 5 major mainline railway stations in London and is part of the tube network. Perhaps most conveniently are the two services running to Heathrow airport, the Heathrow Express ( £22 (online), £22 (ticket machine), £27 (on train) ) which is non-stop and the cheaper TFL Rail (£10.20 single (peak), £10.10 (off peak)) which makes stops along the route. While the Novotel Paddington is not quite in the heart of central London there are shops, a supermarket and restaurants close to the hotel. Half a mile to the south west is Queensway where the nearest large scale/main shopping and amenities can be found. Along this road are a series of medium size stores, bars and restaurants along with a covered shopping mall (Whitley's), swimming pool and ice rink. Slightly further at 0.8 miles to the east is the busy end of Edgware Road which leads down to Marble Arch. The road is known for its middle eastern flavoured shops and restaurants. Just north of the hotel is the residential district of Maida Vale. Through Maida Vale is Regents Canal where people live on barges moored along the banks. This has given the area the nickname of Little Venice. Just over half a mile to the south is Hyde Park, full of open spaces and activity areas including a boating lake and a gallery.
Other places of interest include Alexandra Fleming Laboratory (0.4 miles, 0.6 km), Church Street Market (0.5 miles, 0.8 km), MCC Museum (0.8 miles, 1.3 km), Portobello Road Antiques Market (0.9 miles, 1.4 km), Lords Cricket Ground (0.9 miles, 1.4 km) and Abbey Road Recording Studio (0.9 miles, 1.4 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 206
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Novotel chain your closest choices would be:
Pullman London St Pancras Hotel: is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £149.
Novotel London West Hotel: is 2.6 miles (4.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 81% and base rates begin at about £108.
Novotel Waterloo: 3.1 miles (5.0 km), rated at 81% and with rates from around £108.
Novotel Blackfriars: 3.4 miles (5.4 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £127.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Novotel Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Novotel hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 393rd from 866 London hotels, 12th of 15 Novotel Hotels, and 177th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Novotel Paddington and not too far (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, where prices begin from around £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.We can also point you towards a lower price option, the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles from the Novotel London Paddington (1.3 km), achieving a rating of 75% by its past clients with base rates starting at about £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel may be one too look at. The Royal Park Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (3 Kingdom Street, W2 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 1 five star hotel (rated 89%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 20 three star hotels (average rating 71%), 10 two star hotels (average rating 67%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). The highest rating in the isa goes to Royal Park Hotel (4 star) at 90%.
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £98 per night. The lowest rates are at £11 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 71%) and highest base rates of £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £269, Four Star average: £147, Three Star average: £75, Two Star average: £45 and One Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank Novotel London Paddington 13th of the 50 local hotels and 10th for the 18 four star hotels in the area. The hotel is 41st of 50 (10th of 18 four star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 22nd of 46 for sheer bang for buck (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
Even though this hotel is below the London average rating for 4 star hotels it still rates above average for similar hotels in the local area.