Thistle Hyde Park
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Thistle Hyde Park in London (Bayswater), you’ll be minutes from Kensington Gardens and close to Royal Albert Hall. This 4-star hotel is close to Buckingham Palace and ZSL London Zoo.
Stay in one of 54 guestrooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
Visited London to go to Winter Wonderland and the hotel was next to Hyde Park at a reasonable price for London which is why I chose it, it was ok but the bathroom was a bit tatty and the room needed decorating as looking a bit tired.
Being right across from Hyde park, 2 blocks from the metro, and a bus stop right out front gives this hotel a 2 thumbs up for location. The building itself is getting a bit dated, and there were definite issues with the pipes and faucets on our last night, but overall we enjoyed our stay. The beds are tiny - we think of a double as 2 queen beds, not 1 double bed, but there was more space than the hotel we had just left in Paris! We found the staff very helpful. We had internet issues the first night that were fixed as soon as we requested help, and they corrected a towel issue very promptly. Breakfast was more then your typical continental breakfast. We would stay again.
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in October. Not a pleasant experience. The hot water system was having severe problems which I believe are dangerous. It wasn’t a case of no hot water, more a case of no cold water! The shower was scalding hot and at times unusable. Something is seriously wrong with this water system. At times the loo flushed with very hot water, never heard of that happening before.
The food in the hotel is quite mediocre and I would not recommend eating here in the evening.
All of the public rooms and indeed our bedroom were very shabby. On the plus side the bedroom was larger than the normal London hotel room, but so tired.
The staff were very pleasant in the circumstances and I did feel sorry for the (temporary?) manager. He did give us a part refund because of the problems we experienced, but frankly we would have preferred paying full price and having a better standard of hotel.
Staff training needs to be looked into. When I asked the receptionist how to get to the Victoria & Albert Museum she replied “take the tube to Victoria and then it’s a short walk”. Fortunately I didn’t take her advice.
Generally Thistle hotels are excellent, I’ve stayed in the Amba, and my favourite, the Royal Trafalgar on several occasions, every time the service and facilities have been first class. The Hyde Park lets the brand down.
Very helpful, friendly staff, conviently located between the city, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, the museums and city shopping. Clean lovely rooms with more than adequate facilities. Superb restaurant, bar and reception. Nothing to much trouble for staff to address. We’ll be returning shortly
This hotel is in a great location, it is very clean, tidy and welcoming. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The bar is very relaxed and with some good value offers. breakfast was very good. We weren't disappointed neither will you be.