Arbor Hyde Park Hotel
What We Love
- A boutique townhouse hotel in the heart of London, near Hyde Park - includes breakfastEnjoying stylish accommodation in the heart of London
- Being within walking distance of Hyde Park and Oxford Street
- Your in-room luxuries, like quality coffee machines and plush bathrobes
What To Know
- There's an on-site restaurant serving British fare, and 24-hour room service for late-night cravings
- It's a five-minute walk to the Lancaster Gate tube station
- Located in a 19th-century townhouse overlooking Hyde Park
Housed in a 19th-century townhouse overlooking Hyde Park, Arbor Hyde Park is a refined, boutique haven in the heart of London. Boasting one of the city’s best addresses on the western edge of the West End, this pretty boutique hotel is near both the tranquility of the park and the buzz of Oxford Street’s renowned shopping.
This 40-room Georgian hideaway also boasts elegant facilities, including a lounge with a bar, a pantry on each floor and polished interiors. From the lobby to the guest rooms, the décor is chic, modern and understated, with a high-end vibe, in-room extras and a friendly team of staff. And if that doesn’t do it for you, then just cross the street: Having a relaxing stay here is a walk in the park.
All rooms are packed with
The airy restaurant serves up intercontinental fare for breakfast. If you can’t bring yourself to leave your bed, you can order room service, available 24 hours a day.
Overlooking Hyde Park, the hotel is just a five-minute walk from Lancaster Gate tube station and less than a mile from Oxford Street. Start your day with a stroll through the park to reach this shopping haven, before going out to dinner at one of the city’s many great restaurants, in the evening. Other attractions in the area include the Victoria & Albert Museum, Whiteleys shopping center and Kensington Palace. The hotel will arrange sightseeing tours and day trips and will even book your theater, sports and concert tickets.
How to Get There
This is a nice boutique hotel just a five minute walk from the tube and leafy Hyde Park.
Set in a square with lovely, tall, Edwardian (or Georgian) white painted town houses, it is a perfect location for a romantic, London break.
BUT the things that let it down for us were:
1. Our executive room was miniscule, with just enough room to move around the bed and nothing else.
2. Breakfast - included in the price - was continental. A cooked breakfast came at an additional cost of £10.75 each, which I wouldnt have minded paying if it had been half decent. Two half raw rashers of streaky bacon, a boiled mushroom, 1 grey sausage, half a slice of black pudding, a slice of tomato, a hash brown and ( for my partner) two almost raw eggs. No white bread, only brown and a cheap tasting, very weak coffee.
On checking out an "auto gratuity" of £2.63 had been added to our breakfast bill. I wasnt going to mention the dreadful breakfast but on seeing that auto gratuity, I felt I had to.
3. Tepid water in the bathroom. No hot.
4. No bar or mini bar.
We had an enjoyable stay regardless and the extra breakfast charges were removed from our bill, by way of compensation for lack of quality breakfasts and lack of hot water in our room.
Would we return? Yes definitely and hopefully the few issues will be fixed.
I made a booking for Arbor Hyde Park Hotel for the last December 6th. Upon arrival, the lady at the reception told me they tried to contact me, although there were no missed calls, messages or e-mails on my phone! She told me I couldn't stay there due to an heating problem in few rooms and there was no room for me! Then she told me they had relocated me to a sister hotel a few blocks away and that they were already waiting for me! She gave me a printed map and told me to walk for 15-20 minutes with my luggage, it was raining and they didn't even provide me transportation... The sister hotel was in a worst place 20 minutes walking opposite to city center direction. It was a newly refurbished hotel in a old house called J Hotel Park Avenue quite basic and not at all 4 stars standard. My worst experience ever!
Even four-star Hotels in London can be scruffy. Arbor hotel is not. The common areas are well maintained and our room seemed newly refurbished and renovated.
But, it´s still London so the water pressure in the shower is weak and it can be a bit cold (but to be fair - extra blankets were rapidly sent to our room on request).
The continental breakfast is quite ok. Unfortunately, a woman in the staff serving breakfast is very rude.
The hotel is on a quiet street close to the tube (central line), buses and Hyde Park. Another plus is that Paddington station and Heathrow express is just ten minutes’ walk.
We stayed here on Sunday night after attending the NFL game at Wembley Stadium.
The room was very well presented and very clean. You couldn't hear any noise from outside even with the window open. Staff were also excellent and were able to hold my bag before and after my stay.
The hotel itself is very close to the tube and Paddington station as well as Hyde park.
When im next in London I will be staying here!
In early August, we spent four days at the Hotel Arbor, and were very pleased with the location, cleanliness and ambiance of the hotel. The reception staff were friendly, helpful, and professional. We were greeted with a smile when we returned to the hotel after a day exploring London. This made our stay at the hotel special.