Hotel in Detail:Fully restored the boutique style Arbor Hyde Park hotel retains much of the original 19th century splendour of this Grade II listed townhouse hotel. These original features include extra high ceilings and sash windows. In a busy area but on a quiet street gives a sense of calm compared to the bustling area of Bayswater.
The Hotel has 39 individually decorated bedrooms, all are fully air-conditioned and have a bright, airy and contemporary style. The in-room amenities include flat screen television with Sky digital channels, desk, ironing facilities, built-in Mini Safe for guest's valuables, fridge, direct dial telephone, heated towel rails, tea/coffee making facilities, individually controlled heating in each room. Bedrooms also feature a Nespresso coffee making machine. You also get free wireless internet access.
The bathrooms in the suites have under floor heating. Daily maid service.
Club Double: 13 square metres
Larger Club Double: 16 square metres
Superior Double: 18 square metres
Larger Superior Double: 25 square metres
Executive Suite: 24 square metres
Larger Executive Suite: 28 square metres
Arbor Hyde Park also offers Lounge Bar service and Restaurant. The restaurant serves a continental breakfast (or a full English breakfast for a supplement). Light snacks are available from the room service.
A pantry on the 4th floor offers some free bites for guests.
Hotel has a 24 hour reception and has a concierge service. WiFi available.
Fax and meeting rooms are also available. Additional services include laundry, dry cleaning, ironing service, photocopying and a wake-up service.
The Arbor Hotel has a lift and does not permit smoking in any part of the hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Lancaster Gate 0.3 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.5 miles (7.2 km). You know you are looking a truly central London hotel when there are 4 tube stations in a half mile radius (0.8 km). The Arbor Hyde Park Hotel is situated close to Bayswater in Lancaster Gate. This is almost opposite Hyde Park and close to shopping, cafes and other amenities at Notting Hill, Queensway and Marble Arch. The nearby Paddington Train Station (about 10 minutes walk) has a direct service to and from Heathrow Airport, the Heathrow Express. Lancaster Gate is well known as the home to the English football association. Less than a mile from Marble Arch (0.8 miles, 1.3 km) which marks the start of Oxford Street, one of Europe's busiest and largest shopping High Streets. Only a 5 minute walk from Lancaster Gate Tube station on the Central line.
Local places of interest include Alexandra Fleming Laboratory 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Serpentine Gallery 0.6 miles (1.0 km), Kensington Palace 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Albert Memorial 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Church Street Market 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Royal Albert Hall 0.8 miles (1.3 km) and the Royal Geographical Society 0.8 miles (1.3 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 39
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 Arbor chain your closest choices would be:
Arbor City: is 4.8 miles (7.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £94.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 85% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Arbor Hotels across the chain average 86% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Arbor hotels.
Below average for a Arbor 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: 305th from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 2 Arbor Hotels, and 120th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Royal Park Hotel, with rates that start from about £152 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Royal Park Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 5 Star The Arch Hotel is potentially a good choice for you, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty one hotels that are closest to this location (36-37 Lancaster Gate, W2 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.4 miles (0.7 km) radius. Consisting of 1 five star hotel (rated 89%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 20 three star hotels (average rating 69%) and 10 two star hotels (average rating 67%). Of the 51 local hotels top rated is Royal Park Hotel (4 star) at 90%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £99 per night. Starting from £11 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 71%) with top rates of £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £269, Four Star average: £146, Three Star average: £73 and Two Star average: £45.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Arbor Hyde Park 6th (joint) of 51 nearby hotels and 5th (joint) for the 19 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 39th of 50 (9th of 19 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 12th of 46 for pure value for money (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
History: Name changed from London Guards Hotel in August 2014. Major refurbishment 2014.