St. David's Hotels
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St. David's Hotels

14-20 Norfolk Square Paddington, London W2 1RS England
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3.5
#719 of 1,142 hotels in London
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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The St. David's is a family run hotel situated in a quiet garden square in the heart of Central London. Just a minutes walk from Paddington Station and ten minutes walk to Oxford Street and Hyde Park, we are ideally placed for any forthcoming visits. The St. David's Hotel prides itself for its excellent value for money service. Whatever your motives for traveling to London, whether your a budget traveler, here on business or pleasure, we will endeavour to make your stay a pleasant one.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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2.5 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Greek, Ukrainian

Location

14-20 Norfolk Square Paddington, London W2 1RS England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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London City Airport
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Paddington
2 minUnderground
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Yolande v wrote a review Jan 2020
South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in St Davids Hotel for a quick London visit.
What I liked:
It is very close (1 block) to Paddington Station so it is easy to get there even with luggage.
A good English breakfast is included
The room was serviced daily and the towels was also replaced daily.
The staff was really helpful
When we checked out our luggage could be stored till later
Very close to restaurants, pubs, fast foods and shops
I could open the window!!

What I didnt like
The room is small. The bathroom is very small. The bed is uncomfortable.
You could hear the underground - the trade off for the convenience of being close
Very narrow staircase that is inconvenient with luggage

Suggestions
Go for breakfast early as the dining area is small and it gets crowded and busy after 08h00

End note
Good value for money and central location
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Debra M wrote a review Mar 2020
Sylvan Lake, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the St. David’s for six nights. Front counter staff were polite and helpful. The room was small but clean. We had our own bathroom. Fourth floor, no lift and very narrow hallway and stairs. It’s plain to see why the walls are all scuffed. We were concerned about fire safety and escape routes. Firedoors were not closed. Did not see smoke detectors in each hallway.
Biggest pluses were the location and the breakfast ladies (they also do the room cleaning). Thank you Miranda and the other ladies for being thoughtful and cheerful with the delivery of a day after day same minimum menu. The ladies run a tight ship getting everyone in and out very quickly. To the owners... would it not be possible to have two or three menus you rotate through? Could you have some fresh fruit? Bananas, oranges, apples?
The room...owners... our toilet paper roll was set on the ledge behind the toilet. Hard to reach from sitting position. Maybe a floor stand for toilet paper would work? Most of the time it was buried under towels as there was no place to keep clean towels or the hand towel in use. Also, could there be just one face cloth? Not sure why the heater in the bathroom was on so much. It was too hot to touch. No control to turn it off.
New pillows would be a suggestion. I understand that it must be extremely difficult to get new mattresses up to the fourth floor rooms so will leave no comment about that. A small kettle or coffee pot in the room would be such a treat instead of having to purchase from a machine in the lobby after a long day of sightseeing. Just some little conveniences and thoughtful touches would improve a travellers stay with you.
Yes it’s noisy but after a day or so you get used to it. London is noisy.
Again, this location is perfect. Right by Paddington station, lots of restaurants and shopping. Lovely to walk the neighbourhood.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Standard13 wrote a review Nov 2021
Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I must admit that after I had booked a room at St David's Hotels, I then read some of the other reviews on this site and I was quite alarmed and not a little concerned at what I might find.

Check in was hassle free and the staff are very polite and helpful.

Firstly, there is no lift and there are six floors in total including the basement. My room was on the 4th Floor (The attic) which I was warned about. I didn't realise how out of condition I am until I had climbed all those stairs to my room. The last two flights of stairs are very narrow and very steep.

The room was compact, but the bed was very comfortable and was actually one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in away from home for some time. The Room was clean and the ensuite shower room was quite adequate for one night.
My only comments on the ensuite facilities were a lack of door - I realise that there was a lack of space, but surely they could have had a sliding door. A hospitality tray so I could make a cup of tea would have been nice, but I suppose you shouldn't expect everything with a budget hotel.

Being on the 4th Floor, I wasn't disturbed by any outside noise or Underground train noise as some people on this site have commented on. However, the internal walls are wafer thin and there is no sound proofing. So you hear every noise on your floor - people opening other bedroom doors and talking.

The hotel is situated within a very short distance of Paddington Station and is only a short walk from Hyde Park and Lancaster Gate Underground Station. There are plenty of Restaurants and places to eat within a short distance.
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Date of stay: November 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Higher Floors have less external noise. However no lift and stairs to top two floors narrow and...
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Hodgie wrote a review Mar 2020
Redditch, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I only needed a single room for one night and the cost was very good.
The location is handy for Paddington station and there are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby.
Check in was easy and the staff very helpful.
The stairs are narrow and steep and no lift is installed so if mobility is a problem this isn't for you.
The room was booked by another member of our party and had a shared bathroom. I wouldn't have made that choice myself but went ahead. The room was small, as expected, and the bed was large enough and comfortable. Expect some vibration and noise from the station. It was not so bad on the 3rd floor but much worse on the ground floor.
The bathrooms are a joke. The shower cubicles are large enough but getting in and out if you're over ten stone is very difficult. This applied to the two shared bathrooms and the one in the twin room that my colleagues had.
In order to use the shower it is required that you undress in a tiny area between the toilet and the door. There was nowhere to hang the towel or clothing. This is a major problem when it comes to getting dried.
Walking along the corridor and up two flights of stairs with just a towel wrapped around isn't really on. There is the obvious problem of opening the door straight on to the corridor. This wasn't such a problem in the twin room as it's more private. The shower problems are the only reason why I wouldn't use this hotel in future.
The breakfast was excellent. There was a choice of cereals and full-English or continental breakfast which was well presented and delicious.
Check out was easy.
I would recommend but it's a shame about the showering facilities .
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Date of stay: March 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Lower floors are noisy. Stairs are difficult. Avoid rooms with shared facilities.
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Alison C wrote a review Aug 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this hotel for an overnight weekend stay in London. As 4 female friends (of a certain age!) we booked a family room knowing that we would be accommodated in a room with bunk beds and a double bed. Before arriving, we did start to get a little nervous wondering if we should have done some more research but we can honestly say that we were really happy and very impressed with the St David's Hotel. Our room and bathroom was newly refurbished, modern in style but still retaining some original features such as the fireplace, sash windows and radiator. It was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The double bed was in the main room and staggered bunk beds were in a little ante-room so we had plenty of space to walk around when we were getting ready to go out. The beds were so comfy with clean, white sheets and duvets. There were numerous plug sockets with USB sockets for our phones, plenty of hanging space & hangers for our clothes and we also had 3 big mirrors in the room including the one in the bathroom. The bathroom was spacious with a big walk-in shower and plenty of shelf space for our toiletries. There was also a TV which played music, a dressing table and storage for our cases. The staff were extremely friendly (they stored our luggage till the afternoon of our departure) and there was fresh drinking water and a hot drinks machine available in our reception. Paddington tube/main station were just around the corner and we were also able to get a direct bus to Camden too. We had a good choice of restaurants/shops on the door step for breakfast/refreshments. Any downsides? Yes, you could hear the rumble of the tube but what do you expect in London, and this wasn't during the night and didn't disturb us. We will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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martinanotarpasquale wrote a review May 2022
Bientina, Italy
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We feel scammed!! The place is nothing like the pictures online. we booked a superior double room and they gave us a small double room on the ground floor with the public toilet of the hotel and the staff room next to it, so in the morning we’ve been waken up by their chatting and moving.. also you can hear and feel the underground vibrating under the bedroom.. and that’s not all! as we entered the room there was a disgusting smell coming from the bathroom, we left the window opened but it was too strong so I asked the receptionist to check and change our bedroom because of the smell and the reasons above, but he told us “sorry guys” and justified the smell as the product used to clean the tiles even if it was clear that it was a sewer smell!! this is so unprofessional and you cannot pay 130€ for a double room in a two stars hotel and being fooled like that!!! shame
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mel wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I stayed here for one night , the room was clean as was the bathroom, the beds were very comfortable and the staff were helpful and polite. We had a full English breakfast that was tasty, served with fresh juice, coffee and toast. Easy access to Paddington station and plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance. I would stay here again despite there being no lift . I do have issues with stairs however we had one flight to our room which I managed.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jack L wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff is extremely rude, and unhelpful at best. I have back problems so I can't carry heavy items. When I requested assistance to bring my 26kg suitcase down the 4 stories of narrow stairs I was laughed at and only got "You're young, do it yourself!" as an answer. The cleaning lady kept forgetting the soap, and the front guy harassed me to upgrade room. I've stayed in dozens of hotels/hostels/inns and it's the first time ever that I witness the staff ridiculing their patron - to be clear this is UNACCEPTABLE. Other than that, WiFi was so slow I had to tether my laptop to my phone all the time, the shower was ridiculously tiny, stairs super so narrow you have to wait until the next person comes up/down, the rooms are poorly noise-isolated, and you can constantly hear the trains coming and going.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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WELSH-DRAGON-116 wrote a review July 2023
Barry, United Kingdom
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Good points - Location ... just a hop and skip from Paddington train station. They gave us a ground floor room as I requested. Little park opposite

No hairdryer, no fridge, no kettle, no coffee or tea bags. Room had 2 x 15g soaps which the reception staff told me to use in the shower when I asked where the toiletries were. When I said I wanted shower gel I was shown where the nearest shop was !!! Kettle was given when I requested.

The shower was a mixer tap on the wall in an alcove, and extra pillows would have helped. Room was basic, TV on wall too small for the intended use

Then there is the underground noise, room rattled every 15 minutes or so between 5.30am and midnight I feel this should be mentioned in the hotel information as it kept me awake.
There are much better hotels around this area with better facilities shame as from photos it looked good.
I would never stay here again and wouldn't
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tony M wrote a review Jan 2020
Cork, Ireland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights with 2 teenagers, 2 rooms across the corridor. Rooms compact but very functional. Great breakfast Full English or Continental, Hot Chocolate for non coffee/Tea drinks. Breakfast finishes at 9AM not ideal for those who want a lie in, no room service. The staff are pleasant but English not their 1st language so non over communicative. Night receptionist is more security and reception facility are closed at 9pm, basics available keys etc. Little shop cabinet in reception for those who forget basic toiletries .
The location is superb, safe, beside underground, shops, restaurants.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Kristina H asked a question June 2023
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Hi. Is there parking available here or very nearby?
12 contributions26 helpful votes
Yes, they did when we were there.
Lukaha asked a question Jan 2019
Solihull, United Kingdom21 contributions48 helpful votes
Hi - anyone know how long the tube journey to Wembley is from here please? Thx
Answer from David H
Bratislava, Slovakia8 contributions7 helpful votes
You can get a Hammersmith and City line tube from Paddington which is a five minute walk from St David’s Hotel. To Baker Street and change to the Metropolitan Line which is two stops to Wembley your journey should not take anymore than thirty minutes approximately. That’s the best information I’ve got.
Debi P wrote a tip Oct 2023
Flint, Michigan1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a water bottle so you can fill it up for free (not an option in the US where I am from)"
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Paul K wrote a tip Aug 2023
23 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No toiletries "
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JiffyPembrokeshire wrote a tip Apr 2023
Pembrokeshire19 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I don't know about parking because we travelled by train.."
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Louise F wrote a tip Jan 2023
Aberdeen, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not pay in advance, wait until you see the room."
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William P wrote a tip Jan 2023
Abingdon, United Kingdom1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check if the room will be noisy…"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$170 - AU$343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Nearby attractions include Paddington Station (0.1 km), Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum (0.1 km), and Paddington Waterside (0.5 km).
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Conveniently located restaurants include Hayat Paddington, The Bear Pub Paddington, and Altonapoli Italian Restaurant Paddington.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at St. David's Hotels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Greek, and Ukrainian.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (3.8 km), Tower of London (6.8 km), and Churchill War Rooms (3.4 km).
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