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“MUCH better than expected after reading some of the reviews”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of So Paddington

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So Paddington
Ranked #974 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“MUCH better than expected after reading some of the reviews”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

I truly believe this hotel has received some unfair feedback.

We got a great deal on this prime location hotel by using the Trivargo website but our main priority was a hotel in a great location with a clean and quiet room (which is exactly what we got!). This hotel is 2 minutes away from Paddington tube station and around the corner from lots of pubs and restaurants.

All of the staff are friendly and we got lots of smiles and hello's from people that work here. A special mention must go to Francis and Lucica who worked on the reception desk. I think Francis is a duty manager. Both these members of staff were very helpful, friendly and professional in there approach. It was my partners birthday and I put this in the booking and both members of staff wished him happy birthday. Needless to say, the little fuss put a smile on my partners face!

When booking the room I asked for a quiet room and we were even given a choice of viewing 2 rooms to choose from. This was very unexpected and very welcome. We chose room 404 and had a good nights sleep which when considering the location was surprising. The hotel could definitely do with a refurb as I think it has a lot of potential. It's location and staff are it's strong points. There is no lift here but that was not a problem as I was expecting that from reading tripadvisor.

To conclude - this hotel is clearly not The Ritz but if you are looking for a clean and reasonably priced BASE to explore London then look no further. We will certainly be back!!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

After reading several reviews on trip advisor I was expecting the worst. However I was pleasantly surprised. Myself and my husband stayed in a double room which was small and basic, but clean. The reception staff were welcoming and the location was fantastic - two minutes from tube station, plenty of places to eat and good pubs. Perfect base for a couple of nights at a very good price.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Very helpful staff, clean rooms, a minute's walk from Paddington station so easy to check in & leave bags before heading off for meetings during the day. Have stayed several times now and consider it excellent value for money with very comfortable beds - free wifi, tea & coffee facilities in the room are on offer - not always the case with other hotels nearby. I agree with one of the other reviewers - a hairdryer in the room would be good, but I'm not complaining and will continue to use this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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7 Thank F H
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Ideal hotel if you are on a budget. Room was clean with free coffee provided. Staff were very friendly, and did their best to help. I booked as a solo traveller, and the room had a double bed, so it was fine size wise for me. If there had been two sharing the room, it would be cramped. Would certainly go back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

The hotel is marked as 3 stars hotel on Booking.com (which I always use to book hotels, which I trust, appreciate and love). But this time...
We were booking the hotel last minute and the choice was very limited for this location. I've understand that I'm choosing very simple hotel, didnt have any expectations at all, and trusted that pictures are true. But when arrived to the hotel - I couldnt believe my eyes! we were given 2 rooms - one on the -1 floor and the second one on the 4th floor. Both just horrible.
Cold, frayed, seedy.... the shower cabin is so tiny you cant move and so old you cant step inside barefooted. Linoleum on the floor. Smell of coldness and oldness.
The hotel itself does not put any 3stars on its doors - which is fare - there should not be any.
We booked standard double rooms and on the pictures they have looked very simple but not terrible. Maybe all rooms of the hotel are beautiful except those two we were provided... but I do not think so.
The only advantage at the end was free WiFi... which came out not to work well either on -1 or 4 floor...

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about So Paddington

Property: So Paddington
Address: 6-8 Norfolk Square, London W2 1RS, England (Formerly Warwick Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #974 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,947 - ₹ 17,582
Hotel Class:3 star — So Paddington 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Hotel housed in a listed building dating from the 1920s; situated in a tree lined square; 200 mts from Paddington station; walking distance to Hyde Park and Edware Road; Newly refurbished and reopened in Oct 2011. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
So Paddington Hotel London
Warwick Hotel London
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