WOULD STAY AGAIN, SUPER FRIENDLY (USA – December 2006)
I stayed here for several days leading up to the Christmas holiday and was very pleased with most everything. I wasn’t entirely sure of the exact duration of my stay and so I initially made the reservation from 20 Dec through 31 Dec and they told me xmas night would be free. I ended up checking out on xmas eve and they were kind enough to grant me a free cancellation even though I had not given notice within 48 hours as is explicitly stated. I was willing to pay as it was my fault but they didn’t charge so, hey, I say they’re awesome for that.
WONDERFULL STAFF AND LOCATION (USA – December 2006)
I think that the thing I will remember most about the St. David’s was the staff. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Foula offered us breakfast the morning we arrived (which I thought was above and beyond). It wasn’t just the owners who were nice however. The ladies who served breakfast and cleaned the rooms always had a ready smile. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Thanks for the use of the hairdryer! The location is fabulous (about a block from Paddington and the Heathrow Express). The rooms are simple (hopefully room 212 will one day be as pretty as room 205) and clean and were fine for our needs. The neighborhood offered a lot of reasonably (for London) priced restuarants offering a wide variety of fare. We would definitely return.
QUICK THANK YOU (New Zealand – November 2006)
Just a quickie to say thanks so much to everyone at St Davids for yet another great stay. We always look forward to staying with you and it makes our time in London feel like we are very much at home. I ‘ll be in touch again when next we’re coming back – which I hope will be soon 🙂 Best wishes to all for the festive season. Jane Marriner
ASK FOR A QUIET ROOM (Hong Kong – November 2006)
This is our second stay in St. David’s. Our room is a bit noisy and much smaller compared with last year. Overall, it is a nice B&B – good location, clean room, delicious breakfast, we will be back.
GREAT VALUE, BASIC BUT LOVELY (Maryland – October 2006)
Based on the reviews and recommendations of like-minded travellers (e.g., one who have travelled in Europe and are not expecting an American-style Holiday Inn hotel), we chose to stay here. It was made clear it was a basic, B&B hotel, and the rooms were of the standard British B&B type style. And we knew it was a walkup, and that the bathroom and showers would be small. OK. That described about 99% of budget B&B hotels in London (and other European cities). What is doesn’t convey is the excellent value you get for your money, combined with an extremely wonderful location central to everything, and warm and gracious family hosts who try their best (within their limits) to help you Their staff provides an almost unlimited amount of breakfast for you — the standard British fry up of eggs, toast, sausages or bacon, fried tomato, or even a mushroom and tomato omelette or oatmeal/porrige. Along with coffee and tea. In a cheery little breakfast room. The area is safe, extremely convenient to Paddington’s tube lines and train connections, as well as for cabs and several important cross-town busses. And lots of shops and pubs nearby. We found it wonderful. George and Foulla will try to honor requests for lower room floors for their guests who need it, but be aware there is no elevator. We climbed up to beautiful room 314 every night with a sense of accomplishment. Their son will help lug your suitcases up for you, too. The lower floors seemed to be given to the older guests. The hotel was quiet, clean, and well maintained, even though it was quite old. The bathroom was the standard very small toilet and shower. Our room had a mounted fan, a large window overlooking beautiful Norfolk Square, and a small TV with about 10 odd channels (including a German MTV-type channel) and the requisite 5 channels of British football (soccer) sports. The beds were suprisingly comfortable. We had a room with a double bed plus a single bed. It also had a desk and chair, and a night table, plus a wardrobe and non-functioning fireplace. And fan and tv. This is a charming, safe, welcoming and warm place. I highly recommend it to everyone except those type people who want the Holiday Inn type experience. And the prices have to be some of the lowest in London. Add to that the warmth, the breakfast, and the charm, and this is a winner. Shhhh! Only tell your best friends about it. Don’t spoil the secret. Rick in Maryland.
WONDERFULL STAY (Singapore – September 2006)
We stayed at this wonderful cosy hotel for 5 nights and we had a very pleasant stay with polite and helpful staff, clean rooms and toilets and great tasting english breakfast. It has a very good location as well, just a 3 min walk to Paddington Train Station and Underground, ample cafes and restaurants nearby. My husband and I highly recommend Cafe Mimo’s situated just across the street. They serve great pastas and main course at a relatively reasonable price. We had dinner there almost every night! Remember to ask for higher level rooms though as the sound of the trains can be faintly heard and i believe it will be worse if your room is in the basement. However they have no lifts so the higher the floor, the more stairs you have to climb! We really enjoyed our stay in St Davids and hope you will too!
A BIT SMALL BUT GREAT (Canada – September 2006)
My husband and I stayed at this hotel September 4th, 2006. We had one day/night in London before catching the Eurostar to Paris. This hotel has a great location, is reasonably priced for London and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are small, the bed was comfortable and it was in a quiet part of town, so it served its purpose. The staff recommended a great Italian restaurant to us called ASK. They were also very accommodating when we arrived at 9:30 in the morning from the train station. They quickly took our suitcase and informed us they would be waiting in our room when it was ready, which gave us the freedom to go and explore London for the day. The hotel is located just around the corner from a pick-up point for a double decker bus tour company. This is the perfect way to see London in a very short amount of time. I can’t say enough about what a great experience it was. Traditional English breakfast is served in the downstairs dinning room. I am Canadian and unfamiliar with traditional English breakfast (eggs, bacon, ham, beans, fried tomatoes, toast). The waitress was quick to find me some cereal when I ask for an alternative. Overall a very positive experience.
LOVED THE PRICES (Greece – September 2006)
I`ve stayed at this hotel lots of times and i can tell you one thing. It`s a great value for money. Clean, friendly and cheap compared to other london hotels. Ask for a room with garden view but not on the last floor. Too many stairs and very narrow!
BASIC BUT VERY ACCOMMODATING! (Iowa – September 2006)
I knew I would like the neighborhood from a previous London trip but due to a bad experience at another hotel, I was ready to find someplace new. Despite a rather small room (for a single), the St. David’s was all it was raved to be. Across from a small park, it’s also convenient to restaurants and Paddington Station. The service was friendly and always courteous and the breakfasts were enough to hold me until dinner…and then some! For someone looking for a decent, clean place to spend the night at a very affordable price while visiting London, the St. David’s can’t be beat. Should I come back to London, I would definitely come back to the St. David’s.
CLEAN, LOVELY, PERFECT LOCATION, SMALL (Italy – September 2006)
We stayed in this lovely hotel for a week from 15 till 22. The room they gave to us was small ( a little too small for the italian standard! ) but clean, and nice. The bathroom was minimal. The breakfast was delicius, a typical old english breakfast served with love. The location is perfect for tourist that use buses or underground, and there’s no traffic or noise. The staff was nice and helped us with attention. we will definitely come back to this hotel if we return to london.
A PLEASANT SURPRISE! (California – September 2006)
After 13+ hours of traveling, my sister and I finally arrived at St. David’s Hotels. At first, we were overwhelmed by the number of steps we still need to go up before reaching the reception (well, there are only 5 steps or so, but because we were so exhausted from our flight so any more stairs would be excruciating.), but no worries, one of the staff members came to the rescue. He gave us a warm welcome and helped us with our heavy luggage. Alex at the reception checked us in and he is one of the nicest person we have met in London (The service we received at the Holiday Inn that we later stayed in was not even close!). The first night we stayed in a twin room facing the back, which was a bit too noisy for us. We could hear the train coming and going. The next day we switched to another room facing Norfolk Square and it was PERFECT. If you are reading this and still deciding whether you want to stay here, please do not hesitate, pick St. David’s. This hotel will live up to your expectations: clean room and wonderful hot shower, comfortable beds & pillows, delicious breakfast, great location (near Paddington Station), plenty of eatery around the area, nice staff, cute guy at the reception (hello, Alex), etc… LOL. Sandra & Candi
THX A GAZILLION! (Hong Kong – August 2006)
Dear all the staff members of St David’s Hotel, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you. I was warmly welcome by all of you during my stay at St. David’s in Aug. Firstly, I want to thank Alexis (Hope I typed his name right) for his patience and kindness. He patiently explained to me the difference between the charges of two different kinds of room. We talked about this for several minutes but he still hasn’t been annoyed by my misunderstanding. And he even granted me to stay at a larger room later. He is not just helpful (he’s ever helped me carry my baggage), but patient, nice and kind as hell! And I have to say many thanks to the other staff of St. David. You are all very nice and always ready to help (all are wholehearted). You all made me feel like home when I was staying at your hotel. I’ve have stayed at various hotels at Paddington whenever I was in London during the last few summer holidays, I can say that St. David’s gives me the most welcoming feeling among all. Last but not definitely least, I also have to thank those sweet sweet gals who served my breakfast during my stay at St. David’s. Whenever I heard, “Please enjoy your breakfast!” I was really moved at that time! Thx again and again! I’ll definitely choose to stay at St. David’s again if I go to London next summer!!! Best and kind regards, Phoebe
THANK YOU FROM PARIS (France – August 2006)
Dear Alex and Foulla, I send you this e-mail to be made share our satisfaction of your hotel, the rooms and the service were lovely. I would recommend your hotel all to my friends. Kind regards Annie
PERFECT !!!! (Cyprus – August 2006)
Excellent location!!!! From Paddington you can go everywere, there are nightbuses as well. I went with my family that included elderly people and we were once more amazed since we all have stayed there before on several occasions. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and helpful and breakfast is probably the best you can find in London. For small hotels standard and for its price its as good as it gets and I’ll definetely stay there next time I visit.
HOT OUTSIDE BUT STILL PLEASANT INSIDE (Canada – August 2006)
We arrived to London in a heat wave. However we had a room higher up and kept the window open all the time even through the night. A fan was supplied which moved the air around sufficiently. The square is actually closed at a certain time and there is not a lot of noise outside the hotel at night. Having the Heathrow Express and Tube so close at hand was a big convenience. We found the last flight of stairs to be a bit brutal and hard after an exhausting day in London. The bathroom as someone mentioned is very small and an add on but it is very adequate. There is not a lot of room, but we felt that we received value for our money spent. Everything about the room [while crowded] was nice a clean. St. David’s is for sure a place worth visiting for Budget accommodation in London.
OUR 4TH TIME AT THIS HOTEL (Norway – July 2006)
I have stayed at this hotel four times. Every time we arrive at St. Davids we are met with smiles and were good custumer service. The last time I stayed there we got a nice little room with view to the Norfolk Square. The rooms are always clean and tidy. Most of the rooms I’ve stayed in have been small, but with ensuite bathrooms. The bathrooms are pretty small as well, but it’s usual in this type of house hotel. One of the best things at this hotel is their wonderful english breakfast. Egg and bacon. I would recommend this hotel for everyone.
EXCELLENT STAY (Argentina – July 2006)
Dear Nedj And Alex, I want to thank you very much for my excellent stay at St. Davids Hotel. I couldn’t say good-bye because I left very early in the morning on Friday! But I really want to thank you for your hospitality and Kindless. Be sure, in my next trip to London, I will book again at your Hotel!! Thanks, Laura
ST DAVID’S GET OUR VOTE (Australia – July 2006)
Hi Alex, Foulla and George. We have arrived safely back in Melbourne with great memories of our stays at St David’s. Special thanks to Alex for his friendly welcome on our first visit and for providing our requested 1st Floor twin room overlooking the gardens on both occasions. It was a pleasure to meet Foulla and George on their return from Cyprus and enjoy their friendliness, particularly during the great breakfasts. Your family are wonderful hosts, the rooms were clean and quite adequate in size whilst the bathrooms were entirely functional. For friendliness, real value for money, the splendid breakfast and ideal location, St David’s gets our vote!
WHAT WE HAD EXPECTED AND MORE (Tennessee – June 2006)
Having never been out of the States and reading all the reviews about how small Europe hotel rooms are, we were prepared to do some “urban camping”. But we were pleasantly surprised here. Not only is the location FANTASTIC-right next to Paddington and the Underground and the Big Bus picks up nearby-but you will not starve there either. There must have been 10 restraurants all within a 2 minute walk (no exaggeration). It is an older building, and the ensuite bathroom we had, one could tell was a later additon and nearly airplane sized, but the staff definitely made up for the difference. It’s run by a family from Cyprus who could not be more hospitable, and that’s a major compliment from us Southerners. Breakfast was good and plenty of it. The staff were very knowledgable about the area and could tell us where to go do laundry or take a long stroll or go shopping. For those addicted to email there is also a few internet cafes located nearby. If any of our friends ever ask for recommendation on a place to stay – THIS IS IT! We began our tour de Europe in London making reservations here thinking if we didn’t like it we would book another place for our return, but we didn’t have to! We were very satisfied and stayed here again our last night in London with great relief. Only disadvantage is that you can vaguely here the Underground, but it sounds like distant thunder, and trains stop running at mignight. Cannot sing their praises loudly enough!
LOOK RIGHT…LOOK LEFT… (Canada – June 2006)
My friend and I stayed at St David’s for 5 days, and we thought everything about it was charming, clean, quiet, and pleasant. The breakfasts were good and satisfying. The area was safe and surrounded by pratically everything you can imagine. The staff (Alex, he’s your man…!) was helpful, resourceful, polite, and engaging. Our room was spotless, tidy, and airy. Buses/taxis are abundant..Our price was unbeatable. People are friendly. The only thing that was off was the traffic moving on the “wrong” side of the road…HA! Save your money and book at this hotel, you will not go wrong…trust me! Get ready to spend load of money as London is not cheap…trust me on that one too! Enjoy this beautiful city and the St David’s Hotel. Cheers…..!
A VERY GREAT CHOICE (Italy – June 2006)
Dear all, I’ve just returned from my short holiday in London with my family and so I must really write a great praise for the St. David’s: I had a big family room (we are four) on the ground floor, near dining room, with a large bathroom and as much large shower with hot water everytime, very quiet in spite of proximity of the dining room; the linen was always clean. The breakfast was very good with enough choice. The staff was very warm and gentle. Of course you mustn’t expect luxury, it’s a budget choice, but comfortable and decent. Excellent the location near Tube and many place to eat. I think I’ll really return for the next time in London.
THANK YOU ALL (Germany – May 2006)
Dear Foulla & All. Many thanks for a very enjoyable stay at your hotel last week. A very comfortable environment and friendly staff. I look forward to seeing you on my visit on August 17th. Regards Aden Brinn
AS ADVERTISED THANKFULLY (Vancouver – May 2006)
This hotel gave us everything we needed. We were in room 105, which was a great room! 2 single beds, ensuite toilet and shower, and a little balcony overlooking Norfolk Square, all for 65 GBP per night. Tiny colour TV with 8-10 channels, dresser and wardrobe, comfy sheets and beds, cleaned every day. Breakfast was good, served from 6:30 to 9 – honestly the Full English was a bit much for me that early in the morning, so I went for porridge and toast every day. I loved it! Is that strange? The hotel staff were very willing to help give directions and advice on where to go. You could hear the trains a little bit, even on our floor which was up 2 flights of stairs. Bring earplugs or get a room on a higher floor. Wouldn’t recommend a room in the basement unless you’re a really heavy sleeper. The Neighborhood was great, plenty of places to eat and get snacks. It was great being so close to the tube – we took it every day. St. Davids is literally less than a block away, but in a relatively quiet green square which houses a number of hotels and B&Bs. The Paddington area, while quite close to good shopping on Oxford street, is a bit far from many of the big sights like the museums and all the sights along the Thames (too far to walk, for me anyway), so we got a week Travelcard, and took the tube every day. After we did it once, it was incredibly easy and convenient. I don’t think it would be worth it to pay an extra 30 pounds a night just to be closer to the tourist areas. Overall the St. David’s was great, it was CLEAN, and the staff was helpful and kind. It gave us as budget travellers absolutely everything we needed. No surprises – the place was just as advertised on the website.
VERY CLEAN VERY NICE BUT VERY THIN WALLS (Philadelphia – April 2006)
Everyone at St. Davids was very kind. The rooms were clean and the bed very comfortable. There were only a few drawbacks: The walls are very thin. It almost seemed as though every time the door opened or shut next to me, that the sound was magnified. The other slight drawback was that the shared shower/toilet was not cleaned for the first two days I was there. And unfortunately, someone had used the soaptray as an ashtray. Steam and ash do not mix. Also, the shower drained slowly which left you standing in water. However, the breakfast was good. The price was very reasonable – in fact – I was upgraded to a double without charge. I plan on returning.
EXCELLENT LOCATION (Knoxville – April 2006)
I visted the Norfolk court on March 9th-12th 2006. Like many of the other reviewers, I will say the location was fabulous! This is how you get to the hotel…you walk out of Paddington station (on the yellow line I think), head right, take your first right and take your first left. Hotel on left. That is how easy it is to get there! So convenient. (From the airport, I called for directions. They gave wonderful directions so do not hesitate to call)
I reserved a single room with a sink. Once I checked in, they gave me the choice of the room on the 1st floor or a single with a shower on the 3rd floor. I had heard you hear too much traffic on the 1st floor so I upgraded for free to the 3rd floor. The room was extremely tiny but still very cozy. (No toilet in the room. The toilet for the floor was always freezing cold because someone would open a window to smoke and not close it when they left.) The shower was great. Hot water all the time and good pressure. I never ate their breakfast so I cannot give an opinion on it.
GREAT STAY & VERY ACCOMMODATING STAFF (New York – April 2006)
The staff at the St David’s hotel were great. We were 4 women going on a bachelorette party weekend, so we weren’t looking for the Ritz – just a clean hotel that was in a good location. The location was slightly disappointing because there was not a lot of nightlife in the area, but it is safe and you can’t beat the price. 🙂 We took cabs every where, but the underground is around the corner and very easy. Upon arriving, the owner had the kitchen staff prepare us something to eat… even though breakfast was over and we’d arrived early. They were able to make suggestions for us as to where to go and what to see. We were not necessarily looking for those types of spots (looking for trendier places), but they were very nice. Walking the 3 flights wasn’t fun, but after the fatty food in England, we needed it! The shower never ran out of hot water and we got fresh towels everyday…. and as everyone on this site said, they gave a great breakfast (although sometimes a bit slower than we wanted it to arrive).
GREAT SERVICE BASIC HOTEL (California – April 2006)
Our family of 6 stayed at the St David’s hotel. It came recommended out of one of the travel books. The good thing about the hotel is the service, was wonderful. Everyone was helpful, friendly, and the exchange rate given at the hotel was very fair. The price of the room is unbeatable by London’s standards, especially since they included a hearty breakfast that kept us going until lunch time (with lots of walking and carrying things/children around- this is not small compliment). The room itself was nothing to write home about-but it was safe and cleaned each day. The location can’t be beat. Within a 1 minute walk to Paddington Underground and the Express train. Perfect!! Thanks for a great trip and all your help St David’s!!
WOW (USA – April 2006)
My parents and I recently stayed at your wonderful hotel during our trip to London. We were there on March 29-31. During the frenzy to pack and move on in our travels I forgot my robe. It was a relatively new one and I missed it. Imagine my pleasant surprise upon arriving back home in the states to find that my robe was waiting for me. I had to write to you and say how wonderful of you it was to ship it all the way overseas. I really, truly appreciate it and just wanted to let you know. Thank you again! Sincerely, Wendy
TOP SERVICE (Canada – April 2006)
What a wonderful little find this is! Right in the heart of Paddington, with links to all over London. It sits in Norfolk Square – a cosy park which was lovely just to relax (e.g. read London guides – and get my bearings!). What makes this place so special is the wonderful staff. The animated owners George and Foula are worth the admission fee on their own! Alexis their son, has unparalled knowledge of London and recommended some lovely places to eat in Paddington. These guys literally bend over backwards to help you. The rooms are basic(though my room had cable) but most importantly are clean. Beds are very comfortable but are accomodating (I’m 6″ 4!). Definitely would recommend this place to anyone!
A GREAT HOTEL (Cyprus – April 2006)
St.Davids Hotel is a wonderful hotel.It’s also very clean and the staff is great.the people who works there are very friendly and polite,especially the handsome boy at the reception (hi Alexi). If i will go to london again i would love to stay at St.David hotel. Kalia
GREAT HOTEL, GREAT LOCATION (Australia – April 2006)
My name is Darlene Bell and back in September last year I traveled to the UK with my friends Megan and Pat. We stayed at the lovely St david hotel which was so perfectly placed for us. It is so handy to everything, the train station, the Hop on Hop Off bus, cafes and Hyde Park, it was perfect. My room was lovely and the beautiful view of the park still is clear in my mind. As my first trip overseas it was the best way to start, I was sick when I arrived from jet lag but a more comfortable bed I dont think I could find and the breakfast was the best I ever had in my entire 6 weeks away and the wonderful hospitality it was so very warm and inviting. I hope with lots of saving maybe one day I may get the chance to visit again and stay a little longer to experience everything I can about the UK. Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and hopefully one day I will return to my favourite room and best breakfast ever. Kind Regards Darlene
VERY FRIENDLY & COZY (Canada – April 2006)
We chose this hotel mainly as a result of many of the positive comments already posted here. We knew from the beginning that the cost of visiting the UK will be expensive and that most hotels that cost less than 100 pounds will tend to be on the small side compared to what most North Americans are used to. That aside, we found St. David’s to be a very friendly and cozy hotel run by very friendly and helpful people. All the staff were very friendly and ready to serve. As others have mentioned, we arrived in the morning and were given the option to have a traditional English breakfast before we checked into our rooms. Yes, they really do try to take care of you here! We stayed in 2 different rooms since we had a weekend trip to Devon. The first room was up on the third floor facing the back. We could hear the Underground trains go by, but we got use to it pretty quick. The room was clean and efficient (a double ensuite). The second room was a twin with shower facing the Square. It was definitely much more quiet. And the beds in both rooms were quite comfortable. The Paddington area is a pretty busy area, but it’s fairly quiet and calm in Norfolk Square. There are plenty of pubs and restos in the area. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff for their recommendations! We certainly appreciated the suggestion we were given for some Indian food! Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are about a 5-10 minute walk away. I would definitely stay here again if we were to visit London again. I think this place has character.
GREAT PLACE TO STAY (North Carolina – March 2006)
Hospitality was great! We arrived at 9:30am in the morning after a long airplane trip and were welcomed and offered a late breakfast. It is very convenient to the Tube and in a safe neighborhood.
GOOD LOCATION (Germany – March 2006)
We chose this place after long research in the net and reading all the recommendations on the Trip Advisor website. I must say we were not disappointed. Okay, the rooms are very small and the bathrooms even smaller (mini), the furniture is old and shabby, but it was very clean. The breakfast was good, we weren’t hungry til late afternoon. As the tube and bus stations are just around the corner, it is quite noisy (there is also a hospital very nearby). So ask for a room facing Norfolk square, this is more quiet (we had one room looking at the backyard, which was very noisy, then changed the room facing Norfolk Square). It was much better, the rooms are bigger and have a little balcony. The location is great, you can get everywhere by bus or train, there a lots of restaurants and pubs as well as McDonalds etc. just a few steps from the hotel.
2 THUMBS UP! (New Zealand – March 2006)
I chose this place because of this sites reviews, and was initially hesitant due to lack of photos, but after the experience, I don’t think you’ll find a better place to stay for the price in London. The owners were lovely, and were so hospitable to me after a frazzled 24 hour flight with FAR too much luggage to deal with, and looked after my bags while I went for a trip into the city until my room became free. I stayed in 2 different rooms (went for a trip to Paris inbetween), and both were clean and tidy and all you need for a shower, sleep and a Sunday dose of the Eastenders Omnibus on the telly. Only negative was perhaps getting some slightly disapproving looks when I came in at 5.30am in the morning after a night on the town, but hey…no harm done!
EXCELLENT HOTEL FOR THE PRICE! (New York – March 2006)
Excellent place to stay for visiting London. The stairs are very steep, and very narrow. Bathroom is very small with American standards. Bed is very comfortable. Breakfast is fantastic with excellent service. Location and price are unbeatable. The owner George is very charming and friendly.
HELLO !!!!! (Spain – March 2006)
We just want to thank you for a wonderful staying at yor hotel, 17-21 march. And the breakfast was great as you told us!!! If we are going to London again we would love to come back to you, together with our two daughters.
José and Elisabet
ST DAVID’S A GREAT LOCATION AND PRICE (Alaska – February 2006)
St. David’s is a real find in London. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortably, the breakfast keeps you full til beer time, the location is really convenient from the airport and the price is amazing given all this.
THANK YOU! (Germany – February 2006)
Dear Alex and everyone at St. David’s Hotel. I just wanted to tell everyone THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of the kindness and hospitality you have extended to my daughter Amanda and her friend Carolyn who have been staying at St. David’s Hotel this week. The first thing my daughter says to me each time I talk to her is how adorable and clean the hotel is and how nice, friendly and helpful everyone has been towards them. She is having a wonderful time in London and I’m certain that this is trip she will never forget especially the day she set off the smoke alarm with her hair dryer! I was in London myself nearly 20 years ago, and after listening to my daughter’s enthusiasm this week I have decided it is time to return sometime the beginning of next year perhaps even with a small group of friends to accompany my husband and me. The only decision I need to make is what dates we want to travel and which flight we will select because we know already we WILL be staying at St. David’s Hotel! Again, thank you for your kindness and I look forward to meeting all of you in person in the near future!! I will be in touch for reservations when I have the dates arranged. Sincerely, Carolyn Schmidt
OUT STAY AT THE ST DAVID’S (Denmark – February 2006)
Home again I wish to send you my compliments til let you know, that we enjoyed our stay at your hotel – and thank you very much for your assistance and kindness concerning my 60 years birthday. See you next time, With best regards. Helle Lorentzen
HELLO EVERYONE (Minnesota – February 2006)
Dear Alexis, My husband and I just returned to the United States from a four night stay at St. David’s. We had a wonderful time and everyone was so nice and helpful. Each morning at breakfast I was greeted by such lovely women who were so quick and helpful. And thank you for offering us complimentary breakfast the morning we arrived as well – it was nice to get our bearings and relax before we started our first day. We’ll be back! Jamie and Brent Proulx
THANK YOU ! (USA – January 2006)
Dear Alexis, My brother and mother made it home safely late last night. They had a great time. They haven’t stopped talking about it. They both said you were very nice and helpful (mom said good-looking, too) thier only regret is that they didn’t get a picture of you before they left. Thank you for helping to make their trip enjoyable. I was told that they talked to your mom and invited her to visit us if she ever comes to the U.S. The invitation is also extended to you. I understand that you have family in Virgina, we are on the west coast, it is different over here. We have more fun. That’s my sales pitch. :o) Thank you for your kindness. Let us know when you come around, we’ll take care of you. Thanks, Smiles, Peace. Lisa
FRIENDLY, HELPFULL, GREAT VALUE (Germany – January 2006)
I took a group of 12 people to London and booked into the St. David’s well in advance. As there is no lift, I asked for rooms on the ground or 1st floor. Many of my students are seniors. We got what we asked for. There were no problems with our early arrival and some of the rooms were already ready. The rooms are Small and the ones we had were all clean and tidy. The showers are also small but we came to see London and NOT spend all our time in the hotel. The location is fantastic and Foulla suggested which restaurants to visit. You can still eat out in London and not pay an arm and a leg – if you know where to go! These are very old houses and the visitor should bear this in mind. In this area you hear and feel the tube under the houses directly above the lines. My advice would be to take some ear-plugs along. We loved it at St. David’s. The owners and staff were all friendly and very helpful. My students enjoyed the breakfast very much and we will be back. Thank you Foulla, George and the rest of the staff. Mary and the group from Nuremberg
THE FRIENDLIEST IN LONDON (South Africa – January 2006)
I had extensively researched all the hotels in the price range prior to our vacation and was so impressed with the Member’s ratings of this hotel that I decided to make two reservations for us at the St. Davids Hotel for December 2005. We were not disappointed! It is 2 minutes walk to Paddington Station from where you have access to Heathrow Express, National Rail and the Underground. Lots of reataurants, pubs and cafe’s all round. A couple of minutes to Hyde Park by foot. This is a delightful budget hotel with very friendly staff and good, clean accomodation. The rooms are a reasonable size and very clean. After all, you only spend the evening there. We had en-suite facilities to our room which was of the smallish size consisting of a shower, basin and WC. Again, what else do you need the bathroom for? There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms but there is a vending maching machine in the reception area. Breakfast was good and enough to see you through the day. In fact, the staff were willing to bring extra food if you asked. We even got free breakfast when we booked in early on the first day. We asked for additional pillows and received them in minutes. Same with towels. Our baggage was looked after on the day we checked out and we collected them later in the day. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful and had their guest’s interest and well-being at heart all the time. They were always ready with help, advice and information. Overall, a good, clean, friendly and cheap hotel. If you expect a 5 star hotel, go and pay the 5 star prices and look elsewhere. We will definitely stay there again and will recommend this to anyone.