Alexandra Hotel

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Oct, 2014

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This hotel is very near to Paddington and was the best I could find at short notice for a single room B&B. At £85 it was a bit more than I would normally pay, even if I am able to claim it back. It is easy to find, straight down the road opposite the Bakerloo line entrance and the hotel is on the opposite corner by the traffic lights. Reception staff friendly and helpful and he helped a young couple book a table at a local restaurant. The room was definitely a single – the word bijou comes to mind! However, it was not as small as some I have stayed in where your feet touch the opposite wall when you sit on the edge of the bed. Clean bedding, tea and coffee making plus plenty of sockets for charging phone or iPad. The shower room was tiny but has new fittings for loo, washbasin and shower cubicle. I was next to the lift, but as it is only a short flight of stairs from reception, few people were getting in and out. Despite their “No Vacancies” sign on the front door, I never heard anyone else until 7.30am just as my alarm clock went off. Breakfast is until 9.15am, so a bit early for some visitors. I was actually surprised at the pleasant dining room, well staffed with a reasonable selection for a continental breakfast. Even better, there was someone stationed at one of those infernal toast machines, so it was very well organised. It is only a 3* hotel, but it had everything I needed for a one-night stopover and is a perfect location for Paddington rail and underground stations. It could well be cheaper at other times of the year. 


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