It's not often we venture down from the Wiltshire countryside to visit our fair capital so we decided a visit was due. Being from 'The Big Smoke' myself, I do...
It's not often we venture down from the Wiltshire countryside to visit our fair capital so we decided a visit was due. Being from 'The Big Smoke' myself, I do love the hustle and bustle of London Town, and seeing as this time of year in the countryside, the air is ripe with cow poo, there was no better time to venture south. Me, the Mrs and the boy, who is 13 jumped on the train and headed to London Paddington. The Corus Hotel Hyde Park Corner is about a 5-10 min walk from the station. It is also close to Lancaster Gate tube if you're taking the underground. It's directly opposite Hyde Park close to the Italian Garden, a great place to mooch and to catch Pokemons. The hotel was very easy to find, it has a grand frontage with white stone columns and excellently masoned steps. The lobby has 3 reception desks which were well staffed, a concierge desk, a bar, an eating area, tables and chairs, a vending machine for essentials (hair brush, toothpaste, electrical adapters etc..pay telephones, and a cash machine (free to use). There are also steps down to the hotel restaurant and bathrooms. The hotel was busy with lots of guests arriving from Dubai but we were quickly checked in, handed our keys and were directed towards the lifts to access our room on the 9th floor. Reception staff were very helpful (and spoke a variety of languages). The hotel is clean but dated. A lick of paint wouldn't go amiss and the carpets are well and truley past their best. Our room was clean and functional. A put up bed for the boy and a double (well, 2 singles pulled together) for me an 'her indoors'. We were greeted to chocolates on the pillows and a pack of Fererro Roche withe the tea an coffee. Along with the wall mounted TV, there were a selection of teas and coffees on offer, also instant hot chocolate, some oat biscuits and along with the kettle there was a fancy coffee machine and some 'capsules'. There was also a small bottle of complimentary water. The room had fully adjustable aircon, dressing gowns and slippers were provided as were coat hangers, ironing board and iron, safe and spare linen. The bathroom was a bath/shower affair. Again, like the main hotel the bathroom was dated with some dodgy tiles, missing grout, poorly fitting bath panel and even when the shower was set to cold, i still found the water a bit warm. There's a hairdryer on the wall, vanity mirror and shaving mirror, loo rolls, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and moisturiser, glasses, flannels and a shower cap - and plenty of towels! We chose to eat in the hotel and although the staff were very attentive, conversational/chatty (thank you Dana and Frank!!) the food could be best decribed as 'average and over priced'. I had a bass fillet. The tiniest bass fillet i've ever had the mis-fortune to pay almost £17 for. Wifey had rib eye steak at £22 and #1 son had fish and 12 chips for another ungodly sum. I chose a glass of Chardonnay at £8.00 per 250ml.... i then stopped counting and tried to enjoy myself. The restaurant was not busy, but peering through the window the pub next door was ram packed with diners... I wonder why? I guess we'll find out next time. Breakfast was a buffet style with plenty of hot bits - eggs (scrambled or fried), Sausages (Cumberland or Chicken), bacon, mushrooms, beans, hash browns, cereals, breads, yoghurts, fruits, juices, teas, coffees, pastries - well, you get the idea, normal breakfast fare. Overall, a pleasant stay with friendly staff, in a nice but dated hotel with a grossly overpriced restaurant. Great location, close to transport links and a cut across Hyde Park is not only a very pleasant walk but takes you to straight to the heart of the action and all our great capital can offer. Would I stay again? Well, there area few things i'd avoid, I'd go for room only but yeah, I'd crash there again. Oh, free WiFi too....
Very nice hotel. Rooms lovely and clean. Staff we not over friendly but pleasant. Only had breakfast here but the food was good. The only problem we encounted while staying...
Very nice hotel. Rooms lovely and clean. Staff we not over friendly but pleasant. Only had breakfast here but the food was good. The only problem we encounted while staying here was the lifts were a little temperamental. Air conditioning in our room was great as it was warm when we visited. Would recommend
We have stayed here before and were in a room on the top floor which we didn't like. Our request for a room that was not at the top was...
We have stayed here before and were in a room on the top floor which we didn't like. Our request for a room that was not at the top was accommodated and we had more than we could have wished for. Very pleasant and helpful staff. The executive room was very comfortable. We could not fault it. Excellent wifi, super king size bed, large satellite TV. Breakfast was very good as usual but found the new waiting staff lacking when it came to communication skills. This did not have a bad affect on the overall experience.
We have just retuned for our trip to London and our stay at the Corus hotel. It Was lovely place to stay, nice, clean, and the staff were friendly and...
We have just retuned for our trip to London and our stay at the Corus hotel. It Was lovely place to stay, nice, clean, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Had a lovely stay at this hotel, would stay there again.
I went with my wife to London and we like to stay near to Hyde Park area and near to Oxford Street for shopping. It is a nice hotel and...
I went with my wife to London and we like to stay near to Hyde Park area and near to Oxford Street for shopping. It is a nice hotel and the food was good . actually we spend all the time visiting London landmark areas and we didn't stay at the hotel unless sleeping time. It is quite and clean place and not expensive.
Phil B, General Manager at Corus Hotel Hyde Park London, responded to this review
Thank you for your lovely 4* review of your recent stay with us.
I was pleased to hear that you found the location of Corus London Hyde Park convenient for your travel and ideal for for your wife to spend her time shopping.
We look forward to welcoming you back for another pleasant stay with us.