Princes Square Hotel

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#760 of 1 140 hotels in London
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Looking for a place to stay in London? Then look no further than Princes Square Hotel, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of London to your doorstep.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and a desk, and you can stay connected during your stay as Princes Square Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a coffee shop. Plus, Princes Square Hotel offers breakfast buffet, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting London, Princes Square Hotel is located a short distance from Harrods (1.5 mi) and Primrose Hill (2.2 mi).

While in London be sure to experience local oyster favourites at Rules Restaurant, Bob Bob Ricard, or The Chiltern Firehouse.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Hyde Park (1.2 mi), Kyoto Garden (1.0 mi), or Notting Hill (0.4 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Princes Square Hotel as you experience everything London has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Arabic, Bulgarian and 2 more

Location

23-25 Princes Square, London W2 4NJ England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Bayswater
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Connor F wrote a review Aug 2023
Dover, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a nice stay here. The only reason not 5 star is it was a little chaotic, with noise etc going on with the reconstruction and I couldn't make head or tail of which stairs to take etc. Staff were so lovely, room was very nice. Air con worked an absolute hoot. Could not fault it in the slightest. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Expedition29155 wrote a review Jun 2006
Sydney, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I think previous reviewers might benefit from putting things into perspective. Given that it was our first trip to London, traveling on the Aussie Dollar, we were warned to set our expectations low, small rooms and very average service. After much web trawling and using trip advisor as our guide we booked Kyriad Princes Square for 8 nights and braced ourselves. We were pleasantly surprised.

LOCATION: Excellent location. You could not ask for better location- just a short walk to Bayswater tube station, on both the Circle and District lines and only one stop from Paddington station (major interchange). Located close to Bayswater road which has all the conveniences travelers need: Tescos, McDonalds, Souvenir stores. You can easily walk to Hyde Park and a little further to Notting Hill.

ROOMS: Better than we expected. With very low expectations we were pleasantly surprised, the room (yes) was small by our standards but by European standards was fair. The private bathroom was separated from the beds by a short hallway and there was enough room around the beds for luggage and to walk around the edge of the bed. The room was clean and everything necessary was provided. There was some peeling wallpaper and upstairs creaked a little when guests were departing in the morning but all of this was within reasonable standards.

SERVICE: The staff were efficient and helpful whenever we needed them. The staff allowed us to leave our luggage in the lobby when we arrived 5 hours early for check in. They were happy to help us with booking tours and to give directions. Most significantly, after checking out we realised we had left behind some of our belongings, we called the staff and requested that they locate and hold them for us. Three weeks later we (skeptically) returned to see is our belongings were there, not only did they keep all of our items for us the remembered us and offered us a room for the night. Very helpful service.

BREAKFAST: Well average at best. But really people what do we expect? It was fine- toast, spreads, cereal, cheese, yoghurt, tea, coffee, juice. Basic but sufficient.

OVERALL: We would definitely stay here again mostly due to the great location and clean basic room.
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Date of stay: March 2006
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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someone wrote a review Mar 2004
Hamburg, Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Kyriad Princes is ideally located for a London visit. Nice quiet surrounding with a lot of old victorian townhouses. The Kyriad Princes itself consists out of three remodeled victorian houses. It is about 5 walking minutes away from the tube and 7 minutes from Kensingtong Gardens / Hyde Park. Within 3 minutes walk is a small Shopping Mall, including a cinema, Restaurants and a Marks & Spencer Supermarket to buy sandwiches, water etc. (if you do not want to go out every evening of your stay). The known Notting Hill Street is within walking distance, as well as the Portobello Road Market. The rooms are tiny, but equipped with essential needs, such as hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The shower has enough water even to rinse the shampoo out of long hair. The complimentary continental breakfast is ok (toast, butter, jelly, cheese, ham, canned slices of peaches, joghurt, cereals)(it gets better if you buy some scones in the nearby Marks & Spencer...) The staff at the reception is friendly, housekeeping a bit inattentive. (But the room is, as measured by UK-standard, quite clean.) So altogether, depending on the price (we got a three-for-two-deal, which was about US$ 65 per nite for the room), its a very good medium-budget-hotel.
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Huw Pritchard wrote a review Jul 2023
Anglesey, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel. Had a clean, newly renovated room. Set in a great location. The hotel is currently undergoing a renovation but the staff were extremely helpful and carried our luggage up to the fourth floor. Would stay here again. Thank you! :)
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sarka J wrote a review Jun 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Not even close to pictures showen on web. Very small room, 4th floor without an elevator , not working aircondition and not place to sit down. A breakfast was not provided. It would be nice to know ahead that the hotel is under reconstruction. Very disapointed. A bed for two was just full size 140 cm.
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask about current reconstruction in a hotel . A size of bed. Not working aircontition . No...
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Adventurer25334 wrote a review Jun 2004
East Lansing, MI
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have spent quite a bit of time in London,so I understand that hotel standards are a bit different than are found in the United States...but my experience at this hotel - by any standard, was terrible. To put this review in context, I stayed at the Kyriad in the middle of March so the weather was still quite cool. Anyway, first, it is very difficult to find - our black-cab driver had difficulty finding it and those drivers know where everything is! I found the rate at Londontown (which I normally like!) and contacted the hotel directly to confirm the booking and the price. In his email, the manager of the hotel raved about how the price 50.00 GPB was an amazing rate and stated that it was about half the rack rate. Based on this information and the on-line photos, I felt pretty good about the booking. At check in, I "interupted" the clerk who was on a personal call and was very unhappy to havehad to do so. I had to pay the full price at check in. She directed me to the second floor for my room, but when I got to the second floor...I couldn't find it. I am a relatively smart person and after looking around a little, I discovered that it was through a fire door and down 1/2 a flight of stairs. Normally this would not be an issue but I was carrying two very large suitcases. To get into the room, I had to go through two doors...which both opened opposite each other and was again, very difficult with luggage. The temperature of the room was the same temperatture as the outside air temperature. What was most surprising was the fact that he room was, and I mean this quite literally, the width of a 1.5 twin beds (I know this because the bed was a twin bed) and the length of 1.5 twin beds. The door to the bathroom only opened half way because it bumped into the bed. The t.v. was bolted to the ceiling. When I could not find the remote control or figure out how to warm the room, I tried to call the front desk - only to find that the line was busy for about 20 minutes. When I finally went downstairs, I found that the clerk was still (or again) on the phone and was quite irritated when I made my inquiries. At this point, I just wanted to watch a few minutes of t.v. and go to sleep - thinking that everything looks better in the morning. But first, I wanted to call home and tell my parents that I was safe,etc. I could not do this, because the phone was not working - even with a calling card. I went back downstairs (in my pajamas at this point) and was told first that the phones do not dial out and then when I stated that I had a calling card, was told that even with a calling card, the hotel charged 5 GPB per minute of use! So I was forced outside to a payphone in the middle of the night. While I used the phone, a homeless man peed on the hotel and then cursed at me. The next morning, I went to the breakfast buffet (which looked wonderful in the on-line pictures) only to find that although my room had remained very very cold through the night, the breakfast room was uncomfortably hot. In addition, the "buffet" was ridiculously sparse. Upon checkout, I asked the (new) clerk what the normal rack rate for my room would be...and he stated that I had paid it. The manager of the hotel had basically lied to me. When I returned home, I wrote a letter to the company (which is a French company) stating my concerns and was never even acknowledged. I'm sure that for the money, you can find a much nicer place in a better location.
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Jordan L wrote a review Mar 2016
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I've seen some reviews of this hotel scoffing at negative reviews and chastising those who would speak ill of the place. I must say this review will be long/blunt/honest/fair and has some negative review aspects because we had a negative experience. If you are uninterested in reading a review with negative undertones please pass this one as you scroll through.

Location: WONDERFUL location in beautiful Notting Hill. Just a few minutes walk to the tubes with access to the district and circle lines and a 10 minute walk to the central line. You Also have access to numerous bus stops and cab stands throughout the neighborhood. If you possess an Oyster card for the duration of your stay, this allows you to travel ALL over London with ease and relatively stress free. We were very pleased with the location.

The outside of the hotel is as grand as the photographs; well kept and picture worthy. The interior, however was much different. No qualms about the lobby, I'm not an interior designer. It had a service desk, elevator and a staircase. It is similar to entering a foyer of a private home. We booked a full size room assuming that referenced the bed as well as accommodating two full grown adults as advertised. We opened the door to our room to be very disappointed. The room was painfully small. Smaller than a single dorm room at your local college. Comparable to most janitors closets. They stuffed a "full" size bed into the corner of the room with a foot of clearance between the bed and a desk that had no business being in a room that size. A room so small that you had to crawl on the bed to get around another person standing in the room. I don't know where all of these "clean" reviews keep coming from. Our first room was extremely musty, the bathroom floor had cobwebs in the corners and built up dirt in the windowsills that hadn't been looked at in months it seemed. The toilet didn't flush and half of the shower head didn't work. To top that all off when we removed the bed skirt at the foot of the bed to turn in, there was a dried blood stain the size of a dime on the Quilt!!! It was not small enough to go unnoticed or have been a mistake. Someone made the bed with that quilt and didn't care that the stain was there. I requested a new quilt and the day manager (forgive me I never got her name) was very remorseful and assigned us to a different room entirely. I didn't even have to complain or ask, so this impressed me. I was thankful for her kindness and she proved to be one of the only few bright spots inside that hotel.

We moved to the 4th floor towards the back of the hotel. As other reviewers have mentioned you want to avoid the back of the hotel if you can't avoid this hotel in general due to the bad views of back yards and rooftops. We didn't book the hotel for the "view" so this was of no consequence to us. This room was much larger. With the same "full" size bed but much, much more room to move around. The bathroom was large and fairly clean. The white window shade was yellow from dirt and cracked with age but it was fully functional so again, no big deal. The toilet flushed, shower worked and the quilt was free of stains so we were content. The biggest problem with this room was the smell. It smelled very strongly of urine. I'm not sure if there may have been pets allowed in there at one time or another but the carpet in the room smelled like urine. We had to leave the window open for the duration of our stay to neutralize the smell. At this point we looked for other places to stay but with the short notice, anything that had availability was outrageously priced. So there we stayed. We requested an iron and ironing board when we checked in and promised to have it "right away". After a full night in the hotel and three requests later we were granted our request. This is when we had the pleasure of meeting "THE maid". I reference her in the way because I don't know how many maids they have on their staff but we saw her and her alone every day on the trip. She was extremely rude, spoke little English so you couldn't really make out her huffing and puffing but she had attitude about absolutely everything she had to do. She was very bothered by our request for a new quilt, the iron and that we changed rooms. How any of that was her business is beyond me but she was equally as miserable every time we had an encounter with her. Other than that short list of disasters, the rest of our stay was fairly smooth. We only spent time in the room when we had to, at night to sleep and to get ready to go out for the day the next morning. The night manager has been referenced in a few other reviews and we will concur that he is terrible as well. Rude and unwilling to accommodate even the smallest requests.

We did not pay the £8 per day for breakfast. With Granger and Co. And various other eateries nearby we thought it best to spend our money where we were guaranteed a solid wholesome meal (definitely check out Granger and Co.). My wife and I didn't even see the breakfast room.

To summarize: in hindsight i would never have booked this reservation. If I could go back I would spend the extra £150 (total) and stay in the nearby Hilton where I know what to expect and am guaranteed not to have half of these issues. I think that if you are traveling alone on business or passing through that this hotel may be for you. The rooms look nothing like the pictures posted on their website. Of course they are in the hotel somewhere but it is a misrepresentation of what "all" of their rooms are really like. If you don't care about cleanliness, customer service, amenities or odors then by all means book your reservation now! I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sophie K wrote a review Oct 2014
Perth, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Prior to going on our holiday we emailed Princes Square Hotel to see if we could change our check in date from the Saturday until the Monday. They responded to advise it was fine but we would need to pay for the entire fee as booked on bookings.com - which we expected and was fine with.

We arrived at the hotel at 10:30pm, as you can imagine we were quite tired! There was no reservation for us so the lady at reception said there was a cancellation from bookings.com and i explained i had spoken with them prior to arriving and there should have been a room for us. She it was no problem and she would just book us in as a direct client and charged us for the intended stay period. (No mention of ANY cancellation fees)

We went to the room, I had a shower and it was clear the room had not been cleaned. There was pubic hair all over the floor in the bathroom and pubic hair all over a soap bar in the shower. A little disgusted but extremely tired so i didn't let it bother me. I then went to get into bed. There was stains all over the sheets. I asked for two new sheets. The lady brought me 1 sheet and 1 table cloth??! I went to change the bed, pulled off the sheet and there was all dried blood stains all over the mattress protector. I didn't sleep at all that night and I googled other places to stay in London.

In the morning i went to reception and with little to no sleep I asked for a refund of the remaining nights and the lady didn't ask any questions because she could see that i was upset and returned our money for the remaining nights and we left. AGAIN there was NO mention of cancellation fees at all on our stay at this hotel.

The next day I discovered the hotel charged the full fee of the initial amount; which seems ironic that it happened the very day after we checked out. I had to write numerous emails and go back to the hotel to speak with them to get a response. The lady refunded me for the additional night charged (the night we actually stayed there) and we agreed before i left the hotel that it was only fair that because she did not mention anything about cancelation fees that she would try to get me some kind of compensation refund. I never heard from her after the conversation as promised. I emailed and emailed and eventually heard back. After physically returning to the hotel to ask why my emails weren't being responded to. She twisted my words and advised that my last refund was full and final settlement and that I had agreed to this.

Completely disgusted that I was continually lied to and ignored in the hope I would give up, I asked to speak with the Owner directly. I had email correspondence with him and he asked for photographic evidence. As i was so upset when i left initially it was the last thing on my mind to do. Therefore, he said we are not getting our money back because we have no evidence.
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not stay at this hotel!
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BackPacker8178 wrote a review Oct 2004
Paris, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights in this hotel, and compared to other ones you can find in the same neighborhood, believe me this hotel is great. Double Room was very clean and calm with a lot of space. Bathroom was also very clean. We had nothing to protest during our stay, staff was really nice and helpfull. Maybe we have been lucky compared to the others who posted some complaints, but for the price we paid, I think that we must be satisfied.
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abby_1234_11 wrote a review Feb 2014
Reading, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
WARNING - DO NOT STAY HERE!!
I booked online and warned them I would be arriving late. When I got there they told me they had made a mistake and over booked and there was no room for me. When the receptionist rang the manager she shouted down the phone....."don't bother me with this, I'm driving". It was past midnight and I was a woman in her own and the man in reception said he wasn't authorised to book me another hotel room but he would get in a taxi and drive me around and see what was available.......not what you want to do at this time of night round there!
I had to search on my phone for another hotel and book it......and then just as I was leaving the receptionist found my name on his hand written list of bookings and it turned out my room was available they had just made a mistake.
The worst of all of this experience was the managers response to my problem........she should be fired for that response to her receptionist that I heard directly.
Once in the room, it was certainly no way near a 4 star hotel.
I strongly recommend you stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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gentlerart asked a question Nov 2019
northern Ontario, Canada11 contributions21 helpful votes
Is there a lift? Can one request a lower floor if not?
Answer from Allison B
Vancouver, Canada25 contributions36 helpful votes
Yes, there is a lift in this hotel.
Answer from Tani R
St. Petersburg, Russia10 contributions4 helpful votes
Bayswater, about 3-5 minutes.
Sue M asked a question Mar 2017
139 contributions42 helpful votes
How far is it from a big red bus stop?
Answer from robokiwi
Naples, Italy60 contributions70 helpful votes
2 minutes' walk
Alex R asked a question Aug 2016
Chandler, Arizona28 contributions10 helpful votes
Our arrival to the hotel front desk will be around 23.30-00.00. Do you accept check in at this time frame?
Answer from David B
15 contributions6 helpful votes
There is someone at the desk at all times. You can email them a day or so ahead of time if you are concerned.
Answer from Rainekuok
Macau, China45 contributions5 helpful votes
I m not sure if the airport shuttle still run, maybe you can check with the hotel but there is a fee for that . But I think it's cheaper than taxi and if u don't want to carry the luggages all the way down to the tube , as most of the tube stations do not have elevators. Therefore, I perfered the shuttle.
Sarka J wrote a tip Jun 2023
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask about current reconstruction in a hotel . A size of bed. Not working aircontition . No breakfast."
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Jane H wrote a tip Sept 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii39 contributions38 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room in the back of the hotel away from the street and entry hallway."
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mega22 wrote a tip Aug 2018
Salt Lake City1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a different hotel, where you and your belongings will be safe."
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Antonio B wrote a tip Aug 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the weather forecast before booking here. If it’s going to be hot then I suggest you make sure your room has AC."
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Jennifer W wrote a tip Jul 2018
Halesowen, England, United Kingdom143 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet location, staff very friendly."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,108 - R 4,217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
princes square london, hotel princes square
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonNotting Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Nearby attractions include Pigeon Tours (0.3 km), The Magic Hour (0.4 km), and Bayswater (0.2 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and baggage storage.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Rudy's Pizza Napoletana - Queensway, Chamuyo Bayswater, and Bella Italia.
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The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Arabic, and Bulgarian.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (4.8 km), Tower of London (7.9 km), and Churchill War Rooms (4.4 km).
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