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2009

WHAT A DELIGHT!!!  (Charlotte, NC – Nov 2009)
We are in our 70’s and enjoy London, returning at least once a year. This year, George, Foulla and Alex outdid themelves! As always, George’s full English breakfasts last most of the afternoon and a cup of tea with a small sandwich is enough until dinner. This family is remarkable with their solicitous attitude and helpfulness. They gave us a room on the Ground floor right behind the front desk and, as expected, it was compact but just right since we spend as little time as possible in the room. If you expect US sized rooms or bathrooms, then look elsewhere. BUT, if you appreciate good value, friendly staff and helpful folks, then this is the place. We have stayed on several occasions and do appreciate the long tenure of most of the staff members; a familiar face at the front desk and in the hallways and at breakfast are indications of the care George, Foulla and Alex have for their employees. Convenience is another BIG plus for the hotel; Paddington is really just a two minute walk – trains to the West (Bath, Oxford, etc.), the Heathrow Express, four underground lines and less than two minutes are several bus lines. A nice walk to Marble Arch and Hyde Park and several good restaurants closeby including an excellent Indian and Persian. (If you must, there’s a BK around the corner.) What more to say? Enjoy your stay with these hosts.

“NICE B&B, GREAT LOCATION” (Stockholm, Sweden – Nov 2009)
Just a few minutes from Paddington station. Perfect if you are going spend your time exploring London and not in the hotelroom. Clean but small rooms. Friendly staff and a really good breakfast. You find nice restaurants and bars nearby.

BEST BUDGET HOTEL IN LONDON – WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK! (Brisbane – Oct 2009)
We stayed here for 6 nights when we were in London, and I’m so glad we did! The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful, always greeting you with a friendly smile and happy to answer any inquiries we had. We stayed in a double bed room on the first floor up, which was clean and tidy, and included a small cupboard, tv, chest of drawers, a small balcony and an ensuite bathroom attached. We could also access free wireless broadband internet from our room. The shower was incredibly tiny, but I think that’s to be expected in London, and the water was always hot! Sheets and towels were changed daily. We didn’t hear any outside noise at night, and felt safe to walk around the area, and the hotel is only about a minutes walk to Paddington tube station. There were plenty of great cafes and restaurants in the area as well.

The room included a full English Breakfast every morning in the dining room, and the staff and chef were happy to help with any dietary needs (great for us, as a vegetarian and a vegan!). They would happily give you second and third helpings if you needed it. The food was great- cereals, toast, juice, tea/coffee, eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, croissants, you name it, they had it! Payment was quick and easy when we checked out, and they looked after our bags for us for the rest of the day til we needed to go to the airport, and at no extra charge! We would definitely stay here again when travelling to London! We looked at hundreds of hotels and B&Bs in our budget, and the reviews were very off-putting for the most part, but St Davids would have to be one of the best hotels in this price range in the entire city! Stay here- you won’t regret it!

GOOD DEAL, GREAT STAFF (Seattle, WA – Oct 2009)
This is a great place. No bugs! Great staff and an awesome breakfast. Just don’t let them charge your credit card in anything but GBP or you will get a 3.5 conversion fee, which is NOT from the card company. They told me it was but it is done at the hotel and on the receipt.

A GOOD CHOICE (USA – Sep 2009)
I spent a few nights there two weeks ago; Overall, it was a pleasant stay, and I recommend it for others.

Pros:
– Most of the staff were really helpful and nice
– Good location (especially if you come / go to Heathrow airport, using Heathrow express/connect). Also, there’s a bus route from Trafalgar that operates all night long (23, I think)
that stops right next to the hotel (so you can easily go back after the tube closes)
next to the hotel
– Great prices (for London)
– Great breakfast

Cons:
– Small rooms
– No lift
– No water heater for tea and coffee.
– You leave the keys for the room at the reception. It seems that they just give you whatever number you ask them, without verification (but then again, maybe they remembered
me, but I highly doubt it)