Hilton London Hyde Park 2022I was finally able to reasonably get back to London in March of 2022 based on their new rules at the time for fully vaccinated individuals, to attend some events for International Woman's Day with some institutions I belong to over there. It was a long trip and I was rate shopping hard core, and the first few days I found a great location and great price at the Hilton Hyde Park. Very close to where I wanted to be, and well, having an underground station in the building was a super bonus.
ArrivalI took rather long jump of flights across the USA to depart from JFK to Heathrow and then, due to a lovely strike by the workers of the subway system the day I landed, I was relegated to taking the express train to Paddington Station (this was in the end a blessing! The stairs in the underground are a huge pain with large bags and it was actually easily walkable from Paddington to the hotel).
I arrived around 10am at the hotel, and they had my room ready. I was able to get setup and actually working for my company in the USA on regular hours. The staff here is quite excellent. The lobby is on the ground floor and easily accessed, although at busy times it will be very crowded.
The RoomThe room is a cute, cozy, quaint, but a quintessentially small European room. Fine for one person, and for two, well, if staying for a weekend I think your stuff will all stow away nicely and hidden.
Food and DrinkThe onsite restaurant, Aubaine, styled after French countryside dining has great food, an amazingly beautiful bar and intimate lounge. They hit the spot with me on these!
Event SpacesThere is an event room. I wasn't able to see it but it's there if one has that need. This hotel was not setup for that type of function though.
SummaryA very nice 4-star hotel. This is the type of place that one would bring their better half for a time away in London (a little "in the city" vacation) and enjoy the romance of the location and the intimacy of the rooms.
The food and drink offerings are awesome and the location is very hard to beat when the underground service is running. Being on a major thoroughfare there is a ton of bus service, and taxis abound. Think about purchasing a room with breakfast included.
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