Hotel in Detail:The Royal Park Hotel was formed from three grade II listed townhouses that were originally built in 1842. There are carefully selected antiques throughout the building (including bedrooms), hand-embroidered linen fabrics and a unique 19th century gasolier graces the reception area giving the air of a fresh, light-filled home. The hotel has period features such as Chandeliers and fireplaces and a classically elegant decor. A high end boutique hotel in a popular location. Welcome drinks provided on arrival.
Each of the 48 air conditioned guestrooms has been individually designed, decorated in soft Regency style period colours with crisp white linens, with period furnishings selected by a top antiques dealer. Bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries and hand made mattresses await every guest, and most rooms feature four-poster king Bellestrata beds.
Modern facilities include flat screen television with satellite channels, free wireless internet access, CD/DVD jukebox, hairdryer, minibar, safe, ironing facilities, kettle and coffee machine, individually controlled air conditioning and electronic safes. Every bedroom features an antique writing table. There are two telephone lines per room with DDI numbers and voicemail as well and a fax machine or laptop are also available. Bathrooms are in limestone marble with supplied toiletries. Most bathrooms also have a separate walk-in shower. Beds have 100 percent Italian cotton sheets.
The hotel offers 24 hour room service including in-room breakfast on a tray. Floors served by 2 lifts. Mineral water, newspapers and homemade cookies are part of the evening turndown service.
The Hyde: Luxury cocktail bar. Intimate and cosy surroundings while retaining the character of the hotels 19th Century roots. Furnished with original period features and artwork and providing a relaxing area to unwind. Enjoy sofas in front of the fireplace while enjoying drinks from the unique and comprehensive selection of Spirits from around the world. The wine list showcases wines from many independent and small producing vineyards with a real emphasis on quality and provenance.
The Hyde Bar also serves a range of small plates, designed to be shared by the table.
The bar is open noon till midnight and till 01.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Food is served:
Breakfast 06:30 till 11:00
Lunch noon till 14.00
Dinner 18.00 till 22.00 (Friday and Saturday till 23.00)
Afternoon Tea 1.30 till 16.30
The surrounding areas have no shortage of restaurants, coffee bars and cafes.
There are 2 meeting rooms that can handle up to 12 delegates. They have real fireplaces full height windows.
It is possible for the Royal Park Hotel to arrange a barbeque for guests on the terrace.
Concierge services and free WiFi throughout.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Paddington 281 yards (256 metres), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 4.6 miles (7.4 km). This hotel boasts 4 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km). The Royal Park Hotel is located just North of central London. In a very popular area for a budget class hotels being just a very short walk from Hyde Park and surrounded by shopping, restaurants and other amenities. Some of London's best known areas are close by with good shopping at Queensway (0.4 miles), Marble Arch (0.6 miles), Oxford Street (0.7 miles), Edgware Road (0.6 miles) and Notting Hill (0.9 miles). Westbourne Terrace is a much used route for taxi's so flagging a black cab from here is no problem. Its also a short walk to Paddington Station (just 200 yards) from where you can take the Heathrow Express which is a direct train service to Heathrow Airport taking around just 15 minutes at a cost one way of £22 (online), £22 (ticket machine), £27 (on train) £22 (online), £22 (ticket machine), £27 (on train) . Just a 350 yard walk directly south brings you to the wonderful open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. This is where you will the the Diana Memorial in memory to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Her former home, Kensington Palace (0.8 miles), is is the south western corner of Kensington Gardens and marks the end of Kensington High Street and its popular shops and restaurants.
Nearest attractions include Alexandra Fleming Laboratory (0.2 miles), Serpentine Gallery (0.6 miles), Albert Memorial (0.8 miles), Portobello Road Market (1 mile), Madame Tussauds (1.1 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 48
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £45 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Preferred chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Lancaster London Hotel: is 255 yards (233 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 83% and rates start from about £125.
The Colonnade: is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 84% and base rates begin at about £87.
Mandeville Hotel: 1.1 miles (1.8 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £175.
Wellesley Hotel London: 1.3 miles (2.0 km), rated at 92% and with rates from around £329.
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 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Preferred Hotels across the chain average 87% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Preferred hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 161st from 845 London hotels, 5th of 10 Preferred Hotels, and 63rd of 317 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Hotel Indigo London Paddington, whose lowest rates start at about £122 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Hotel Indigo London Paddington also offers: free WiFi.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star The Arch Hotel ticks many of the right boxes, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 95%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (3 Westbourne Terrace, W2 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.4 miles (0.7 km) radius. The 50 consist of 20 four star hotels (average rating 79%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 72%), 11 two star hotels (average rating 68%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 66%). Of these hotels the highest rated is Park Grand Lancaster Gate (4 star) at 91%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £66 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £12 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 71%) to a high of £131 at Hilton Paddington Hotel (4 Star, 80%). Rate averages for each star rating: Four Star average: £87, Three Star average: £59, Two Star average: £41 and One Star average: £35.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Royal Park Hotel 3rd of 50 nearby hotels and 3rd for the 20 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 48th of 50 (18th of 20 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 10th of 49 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
History:In April 2011 the Park Royal Hotel was bought by 'Bird Group', a Delhi based aviation and hospitality company. Management of the property was given to US based 'Hotels and Resorts'.
Joined the 'Distinguished International Hotels, Residences and Resorts' portfolio in March 2009.
Trivia: Oscar Wilde married at St James Church opposite The Royal Park Hotel.