Hotel in Detail:The Notting Hill Apartments by BridgeStreet is a grade II listed building. The apartments offer extra services such as 24 hour emergency help, secure entry system, laundry and dry cleaning.
The apartments come with a fully fitted kitchen and kitchenware, microwave, fridge, oven, toaster, hairdryer, music equipment, iron and ironing board, television with freeview digital channels, bathroom, DVD player, desk and wireless internet access.
There is a weekly housekeeping service for guests booking long stays. Most apartments have a washer/dryer but for those that don't guests have use of communal washer/dryers.
Welcome box on arrival which includes some basic grocery supplies.
There is an excellent choice of restaurants in the immediate vicinity many of which offer a take service.
Due to limited reception hours, check–in and keys for the apartment are available for collection only between 14:00 and 17:00 on the arrival day.
Note that there is no lift at the apartments but they do have several apartments on the lower floors.
Apartments are all non–smoking.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Bayswater 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4 miles (6.4 km). The Notting Hill by BridgeStreet Worldwide is located on the North Western edge of central London. This area is known as Notting Hill and is an upmarket area with chic and popular shopping on its main road. Also close by is excellent shopping and other amenities at Kensington, Queensway and at Bayswater. Princes Square itself is a relatively quiet residential square, although is a lesser known cut through for local traffic. This is an extremely popular area for tourist class hotels thanks to its great range of amenities and transport facilities (including bus, taxi and rail links) and so close to the main central areas of London. Bayswater Station which is part of the tube system is only 246 yards (224 metres) from the apartments. The major mainline railway station at Paddington is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) and is the start/end pint for the Heathrow express train service. Nearest landmarks and attractions include Hyde Park 475 yards, (434 metres) Portobello Road Market 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Kensington Palace 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Alexandra Fleming Laboratory 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Serpentine Gallery 0.9 miles (1.4 km) (1.4 km), Linley Sambourne House 0.9 miles (1.4 km) (1.4 km) and the Royal Albert hall 1 mile (1.6 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 38
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm) till 17.30 (5.30 pm)
Check-out: 10 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 529th from 866 London hotels, and 240th of 329 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 Royal Park Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £152 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Royal Park Hotel also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Park Grand Lancaster Gate. 0.2 miles from the Notting Hill by BridgeStreet (0.4 km), has scored 88% from former guests and has rates from around £108.
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star The Arch Hotel may be one too look at, 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 50 hotels nearest to this location (74-76 Princess Square, W2 postcode) that we list cover a 0.7 miles (1.2 km) radius. They include 2 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 22 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 19 three star hotels (average rating 70%) and 7 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Of the local hotels the highest rated is Royal Park Hotel (4 star) at 90%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £102 per night. They range from a low of £11 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 71%) to a high of £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £180, Four Star average: £140, Three Star average: £72 and Two Star average: £41.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Notting Hill by BridgeStreet 9th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 7th (joint) for the 22 four star hotels in the area. 43rd of 50 (17th (joint) of 22 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 29th of 47 when judging value for money (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
History: Formerly called the Princes Square by BridgeStreet Worldwide until 2012. Was called the Somerset Princes square till 2006.