Traditional family-run Bayswater hotel
Located in the Bayswater district close to Paddington railway station, the Garden Court Hotel London is an ideal destination for those arriving in the city via Heathrow International Airport. Thanks to an express railway service, the two are just 15 minutes apart.
Having been run by the same family for in excess of 50 years, the establishment is experienced in serving customers and ensuring comfort during a stay.
The Victorian building, originally constructed in 1858, has recently undergone a sympathetic renovation project. As a Grade II listed building, the hotel still maintains many of the traditional features of the period, but has been modernised in order to improve the standard of service. One of the major changes that have taken place is the addition of an elevator to assist those with mobility issues, or those with heavy bags.
The hotels 32 guestrooms are all individually decorated, many featuring historic framed pictures. En-suite bathrooms, LCD flat-screen televisions (complete with Freeview channels) and hairdryers bring the rooms up-to-date.
A breakfast buffet is served daily and included in the cost of a stay. Those preferring a cooked breakfast are also catered for, although at a small surcharge. The hotel lounge and garden rooms offer a place for guests to relax. Complimentary beverages are on offer as is a library of books that hotel staff will willingly lend and swap with guests. The garden itself, whilst small, is still an enjoyable environment for resting and relaxing on a sunny day.
Guests staying at the Garden Court Hotel London will find a number of enjoyable locations close to the hotel itself. Kensington Gardens, and the neighbouring Hyde Park, are perfect for those seeking out a tranquil environment amongst the towering buildings of the capital. Kensington Palace, found within Kensington Gardens, is a popular destination for those with a sense of history and regalia.
The famous Notting Hill district is just a short walk away. Here visitors can enjoy a wonderfully eclectic mix of brasseries, cafs, boutique shops, and restaurants. At the end of August the Notting Hill carnival wows tourists and locals alike with its flurry of colours, sights, sounds and smells. Its the biggest West Indian carnival in Europe and its really not one to be missed.
Portobello Road, which runs almost the entire length of Notting Hill, is home to one of the most famous street markets in the whole of the UK. Held each Saturday, its another sight that has to be seen.
As well as those attractions close by, Bayswater underground station, which is a short walk from the hotel property, connects visitors with the rest of London. The underground, or Tube as it is known, runs throughout the day with frequent trains, often just minutes apart, which means that those attractions that seem far away are actually readily accessible.
As such, guests at the Garden Court Hotel London can easily make their way to the world famous city landmarks, the many West End theatres, the many museums and galleries, sporting, music and film venues, as well as a whole world of food and drink.