2004 | St. David's Hotels

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We stayed here in May of 2004 and would stay again. Excellent value for the price. Great location close to Paddington Station. On a lovely square. Rooms were small but adequate and were clean…same with the baths. We travelled with 2 other couples and all had ensuite rooms. The breakfast was AWESOME! And all the help were extremely friendly and helpful. Went out of their way to answer our questions about London, how to get to places, etc, etc. And breakfast staff remembered what we liked for breakfast after the first day. Highly recommend this friendly family owned place!

ALWAYS FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL (Washington – December 2004)
I find this small hotel to be friendly and very helpful. It’s family run, with a great staff that is willing to help meet your needs.
The rooms tend to be small and cramped. However, having stayed here numerous times I have learned to ask for rooms on the front and also on the upper floors facing Norfolk Square which have more light.
” Insuite facilities” tend to be small, but clean. Water pressure in showers is a little above average. If you’re a large person, you may be cramped. The “full English breakfast” is an excellent addition to the room price. The dining room is clean, the service is above average. And, it’s not unusual for the owners (a husband and wife team) to come in and see how you are and make sure you have what you need. The high rating is due primarily due to the helpful staff, and the personal touch they often provide.

My fiancé and I stayed there for 2 nights in September and though it was costly (in comparison with much better hotels elsewhere in the world) it was one of the cheapest in London (there are cheaper hotels, but sometimes one reads the odd review complaining about the being old, or having bugs or rats!!), it was value for money. Because we were carrying a lot of luggage we asked for a room not very high. It doesn’t have a lift. Ours was a small room with a fitted inside bathroom – like a cruise-cabin bathroom. The furniture was new and everything was very clean. The price included British breakfast, complete with whatever you want. The people were really nice there from the reception clerks to the cook (who greeted the guests when breakfast was over). On the whole really friendly hotel in a very interesting neighbourhood. Lots of restaurants, fast foods, pubs and convenience stores. Paddington is the station where the heathrow express stops and departs and it is just around the corner. To be honest this is not the usual “station” area, which can be kind of rough. There are always tourists and people round, so you feel safe going out. And one of the bus tours departs from Norfolk Square. Obviously this is not a feature of the hotel but of the neighbourhood, and there are many hotels nearby (if I say 40 hotels I might not be exaggerating)! But this one I visited and stayed there, and found pretty clean and comfortable. But if you big bathrooms, tubs instead of showers, lifts or other types of amenities – be prepared to pay a lot more than £65.

A GREAT PLACE TO STAY IN LONDON (New Jersey – December 2004)
We visited London during the end of August 2004 with our two teenage children. We were very happy with the hotel on several counts. It was easy to make a reservation and the proprietors assured us that they would do everything to make us comfortable (which they did). The location, around the corner from Paddington Station, was excellent. It was an easy arrival on the Heathrow Express right into the station. The Tube lines took us everywhere we needed to go. The hotel rooms are not like what you’d get at a typical American hotel — large but sterile, however the rooms (# 207 and 208) had adequate space for 2 people. The beds were very comfortable. Bathrooms were very tiny but the water was hot, and hey — we didn’t come to London for the showers! The hotel fronts Norfolk Square which is a lovely tree-lined park, quiet for a big city. There were several restaurants, cafes and pubs just a quick walk away offering Greek, Indian, and Burger King (great for the kids). The full English breakfast was generous, served by pleasant staff, and available in a nice breakfast room in the basement. The nicest part of the experience was the proprietors, Foula and George, who were friendly, helpful, and enjoyable company. In all, it was a great value for the price.

IT WAS UP TO IT’S EXPECTATION (India – December 2004)
Before coming to London i searched for a lot of hotels and checked their reviews on tripadvisor, after a lot of hard work i selected St. David’s Hotel, Due to it’s all Good review and it’s proximity to Paddington. I arrived on 6th September night and stayed for 8 days. And all i can say is that it was wonderful experience staying in this hotel. Nothing to complain about. Location was great Paddington Underground, and Heathrow express station was just 1 block away. Breakfast was excellent. Though i didn’t taste the Great Royal English Breakfast but my wife liked it. I used to eat Omellete and toast with butter and jam daily. So there is flexibility you an ask for what you want in breakfast they will be happy to serve you if they can. Hotel is run by a family from Cyprus. And they are good in runing it. While checking out i had a chat with the nice and lovely lady, and came to know about them. Well, cost wise it may seem to be costlier a little bit. I saw hotels much cheaper around this area but i didn’t check them. I had booked a double room for £ 65 per night, But lady charged only 500 from me for 8 nights. The room was small as it’s typical in London and so batrhoom, being a tall man i had difficulty in using them but you have to get habitual of it. Even now i renting a studio in London i find the size of bathroom same. Overall recommended from my side.

I am writing this e-mail in the same month of my departure from your hotel. Even though I spent only 3 nights in your hotel but I really still have good memories about the room , the shower and the typical English breakfast (with Cypriot version). I just want to send you this greetings from Aleppo -Syria and to thank you again for the hospitality you offered me. I believe that few weeks ago , one friend stayed in your hotel and was pleasant for this recommendation. Be sure that you will have many other Syrian friends will come and tell you my greetings. Thanks again and best regards. Fuad Kastali

Fantastic hotel, welcomeing people, tastey breakfast, small but very clean and comfortabel room!! This place is perfecto for holiday to London. Giorgio and Foula (owners) help me and family with many things, very nice people. We will come back here next time definataely. Mario Vella

TRUE TO ITS WORDS (Singapore – September 2004)
I just want to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at St David’s Hotel! From the time I checked in late in the evening, the lady (didn’t get her name) was so welcoming and friendly, made me felt like home, and she asked someone to help me carry the suitcase to my room on the 2nd floor too… Then the breakfast the next morning was simply delicious! And your chef was very friendly too! And upon check-out, Mr Nage was also so helpful in trying to help me get a cab as well as carry my heavy suitcase to the porch. All I can say is a big Thank You to everyone at St David’s for making my stay a very pleasant one. All of you are fantastic! I’ll defnitely tell my friends to swing by when they are in London! Hope to see you again when I visit London!

Having arrived safely at home we wanted to thank you for all the pleasantness of our stay at St. Davids. The attitude of the staff from top to bottom was friendly and helpful. You are all a gracious bunch and we appreciate everything.

WE WILL BE BACK (Oregon – August 2004)
This is Craig Moore. My family and I stayed at your hotel last month (July). We had a great time in London and were very impressed and happy with our reservation at St. Davids. Please let your mother and father know how much we appreciate their hospitality and the personal attention they gave us. Fulla and George are the best! The next time (and there will be a next time) we come to London, we will look no furthur than the St. Davids. We would want the same room too! Thank you again for such a great experience.

THANK YOU !!!!!! (Scotland – August 2004)
I want to thank you so much for everything: for being so pleasant everyday and helpful, for feeding us that delicious breakfast every morning and most of all for going to all the trouble of getting Kate’s pocketbook from Paris. We got it today!!! I’m sure you must have thought when you saw her purse….”how dreadful”. I must tell you that that purse has been in Afghanistan for the past 6 months. She was especially proud to get her camera back too. We had a wonderful time together. I will recommend your place to everyone I know. You are wonderful people. Thank you so much!

Many thanks for the wonderful weekend in your hotel. We enjoyed our trip to London and it was really nice to spend the weekend in your hotel. Like Helmut before, now Gerd is telling everybody about the “English-Superbreakfast” in your hotel every morning! We were all sad that we had to leave so early on Tuesday night to reach the airplane! So once more: thanks a lot and when we are the next time in London, we would like to stay in your hotel again!!! With lots of greetings to Your team from: Gerd, Doris, Anke and Ina from Hamburg.

LONDON AND ST DAVID’S HOTEL (New Zealand -July 2004)
I would like to thank you and your wonderful staff for making our holiday in London so wonderful. Being so central was a bonus to us and your assistance with any query regarding buses etc helped us greatly. I have advised my Travel Agent about St Davids and how wonderful you all are….I do not think that any other Hotel would have provided the “Home to home” feeling we got with you all. Karalea, my daughter, said she was sorry that she did not have the time to say thank you, but will definitely call you and stay with you again when she goes back to London. We are going to America in December or January and will be coming back to your Hotel for a night or two then. I must commend you on your staff – they were extremely polite, efficient, the service was fantastic and the breakfasts were lovely…Thank you!! Once again, thank you for a fantastic holiday. Kind Regards and Best Wishes, Claire, Karalea and Warwick Perks.

GREAT STAFF, FAMILY ROOM (Colorado – June 2004)
St. David’s Hotel has a wonderful staff and great English breakfast. We had a family room for 5 which is hard to find anywhere in Europe. We were on the basement level so the room was a little musty. My parents had a room on another level that was fine. It is close to Paddington station which is convenient. I would go back because the staff make you feel like family.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (New Zealand – June 2004)
I stayed here twice, 3 days then a week in May and June 2004. Great hotel, basic but it’s got all you need. Very friendly and helpful staff, great breakfasts, great location. No traffic noise. Highly recommended for the budget traveller.

The hotel is wonderful and the owners/staff absolutely great..it is small, comfortable and very convenient. If one is looking for elegance, don’t look here, but pleasant, warm, clean and a fabulous breakfast..look no further.

GREAT HOTEL, GREAT PRICE (San Francisco – March 2004)
I was very happy with my stay here! Although I was traveling alone, the owners/staff made me feel very comfortable and welcome. My room was on the small side but still ok (especially considering the price). The breakfasts are huge and delicious, and, in between cooking, the owner makes it a point to greet everyone in the dining room. The location is very convenient to Paddington station. I recomend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.

GREAT VALUE (Canada – January 2004)
Friendly staff, great proximity to amenities and transportation (bus, underground and rail) and overall cleanliness make this a good deal. Norfolk Square Paddington is one of the more pleasant areas of London, generally quiet, convenient, and safe. As a travel agent I’ve stayed in a lot of B&B’s in Britain over the years and this is one of the best I’ve found in its price range.