Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Bayswater 246 yards (224 metres), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.1 miles (6.6 km). There are 4 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Phoenix Hotel is located on the North Western border of central London. Situated in an area very popular for hotels in the budget/tourist class range. Within a short walk of shopping areas at Queensway and Notting Hill. Queensway offers pubs, restaurants, cinema, ice skating, a covered shopping centre (Whitley's) and a good selection of shops. Notting Hill is more upmarket and chic and a well-to-do residential area. A little bit further finds Kensington High Street which is yet another busy and popular shopping area. Less then 1/3rd of a mile from the hotel is the wonderful Hyde Park, with its wide open spaces, serpentine gallery, snack bars, play areas, statues, lake, horse riding. The Park merges with Kensington Gardens and together they form a park that you can easily spend a day walking through and taking in its attractions. Transport links are good with Paddington Station hosting a non-stop service to Heathrow Airport (Heathrow Express). The nearby Bayswater Road is a busy main route where you will have no trouble finding a London Taxi or London Bus. Other nearby attractions include Portobello Road Antiques Market (0.4 miles), Kensington Palace (0.7 miles), Alexandra Fleming Laboratory (0.7 miles), Linley Sambourne House (1 mile), Marble Arch and Oxford Street (1.3 mile) and Buckingham Palace (2.3 miles). Less than 2 miles from two of London's largest exhibition centres at earls Court and Olympia.
Hotel in Detail:The Phoenix hotel is converted from eight London townhouses built in 1854, furnished to suit today's modern traveller, whilst still retaining its original atmosphere. Kensington gardens is a relatively quiet Square off of the surrounding busy main roads and the hotel occupies the Southern side of the square.
The hotel has tastefully furnished bedrooms which are all en-suite. Amenities include direct dial telephone and data link, AM/FM alarm clock radio, hairdryer, heating, tea/coffee tray, satellite TV and free high speed internet access.
Onsite the Phoenix hotel boasts a delightful bar and cocktail lounge and is open 11.00 till 01.00. Breakfast is served each day in the hotel breakfast room and you have a choice of continental or a full English breakfast platter.
The front reception area is staffed 24 hours a day.
If your a business traveller you will be please to know that the hotel offers secretarial, fax, and copy services.
Bedroom Numbers: 125 / 4 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 360th from 866 London hotels, and 99th of 328 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 3 star Lancaster Gate Hotel, with base rates beginning from £89 and which has a 75% guest satisfaction rating.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the So Paddington Hotel. 0.3 miles from the Phoenix Hotel (0.4 km), has scored 55% from former guests and has rates from around £59.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel ticks many of the right boxes. 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 fifty hotels that are closest to this location (1-8 Kensington Gardens Square, W2 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. They are made up of 1 five star hotel (rated 89%), 22 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 19 three star hotels (average rating 70%) and 8 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Top 3 star hotel is Phoenix Hotel (this hotel) at 82%. Top rated of the local hotels is Royal Park Hotel (4 star) at 90%.
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £101 per night. From a low of £11 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 71%) and the highest rates top out at £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £169, Four Star average: £146, Three Star average: £69 and Two Star average: £44.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Phoenix Hotel 8th (joint) of 50 area hotels and 1st for the 19 three star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 12th of 50 (5th of 19 three star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 4th of 47 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
Parking: none onsite. Nearby NCP public pay car park at Porchester Terrace North.
History: Was a Best Western Hotel till January 2015.