Shakespeare Hotel

22-28 Norfolk square, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 1RS
Shakespeare Hotel
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7.3
Very good
20.4% this month
/10
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8.9
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Buckingham Palace2.71 km
  • St. James's Park3.05 km
  • British Museum3.24 km
  • Camden Market3.43 km
  • Westminster Abbey3.62 km
  • Houses of Parliament3.74 km
  • Big Ben3.76 km
  • London Eye3.94 km
  • Tower of London6.76 km
  • Tower Bridge6.85 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    3-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi
    "Pros: Breakfast was excellent as we look forward to the waffles, scrambled eggs and ham served by welcoming staff every morning."
    Desiree - December 26, 2018
    Very good service
    7.7 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.4 rating for cleanliness
    • 290 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of London

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in London in the last 24 hoursCompared to 29,972 London properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money7.3
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
    Distance to airport15.4 km

    Rooms available at Shakespeare Hotel

    Double or Twin
    Double or Twin
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Family Room (2 Adults + 3 Children)
    Family Room (2 Adults + 3 Children)
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • City view
    • 5 single beds or 3 single b...
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    Quad
    Quad
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 4 single beds
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    Superior Double
    Superior Double
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Single
    Single
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Triple
    Triple
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
    Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • City view
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    Economy Single
    Economy Single
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Shower
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Shakespeare Hotel?

    Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Shakespeare Hotel?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Shakespeare Hotel has a car park available for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around London with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

    What is the smoking policy at Shakespeare Hotel?

    Shakespeare Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    What people love about Shakespeare Hotel

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Location

      "Ideal location very close to Paddington Station and the Heathrow Express."

      Lindsay

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      November 1, 2018

    • 6.8
      Good
      Location

      "Nice good hotel with good location and definitely worth the price."

      Fredrik

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      November 5, 2018

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "Located close to Paddington and easy access to central London."

      Peter

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      June 5, 2018

    Property ranking|Compared to 29,972 London properties
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    Location score
    8.9/10
    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    8.2/10
    Value for money score
    7.3/10
    Better than
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    More about Shakespeare Hotel

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    6.8
    Good

    "Hotel was located strategically near Paddington station whic..."

    Eunice Y.

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    October 15, 2018

    Description

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    49 mentions
    Housekeeping
    25 mentions
    Internet
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly and hel..."

    Lindsay

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    November 1, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Nearby restaurants

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    What's nearby

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    Property's guest policies

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    Reviews of Shakespeare Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.3
    Very good
    From 1283 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (675)Booking.com Reviews (608)
    Rating via Agoda7.5
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    Very good
    20.4% this month
    Cleanliness7.4
    Facilities6.4
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality5.6
    Service7.7
    Value for money7.3
    High score for London
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (79)
    8-9 Excellent (70)
    7-8 Very Good (90)
    6-7 Good (59)
    <6 Below Expectation (95)
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    Mar - May (92)
    Jun - Aug (93)
    Sep - Nov (114)
    Dec - Feb (94)
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    12345
    8.0
    Excellent
    Derrick from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Very good”

    BATHROOM SMALL AND HAD A TERRIBLE SMELL ABOVE SINK ,GLASS SHELVE AND WAS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO USE HAD TO SIT ON THE TOILET TO CLEAN TEETH ALSO WATER WAS NOT DRINKABLE HAD TO BUY BOTTLED WATER OPPOSITE WAS THE SHOWER AND HAD TO BE CAREFUL WHEN COMING OUT OF THE CUBICLE AS NO SLIP MAT THE TOILET AND SHOWER WERE SITUATED AS YOU ENTERED THE ROOM BED ROOM WAS VERY SMALL THE HEADBOARD WAS NOT ATTACHED TO THE BED AND EVERY TIME YOU MOVED THE BED MOVED AS WELL HAD TO GET OUT OF THE BED AND PUSH THE MATRESS TOWARDS THE HEADBOARD ALSO DINING AREA WAS CHOAS, NO ROOM TO MOVE THEY SEEM TO CATER FOR GROUPS OF YOUNG CHILDREN I WOULD NOT GO BACK THERE

    Reviewed July 18, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Abdul from Brunei Darussalam
    Couple
    Triple
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Good location”

    Location is good and staffs are friendly

    Reviewed July 25, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Angelo from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Great location, ambiance”

    The hotel is situated very near to Paddington Station. The park in front is a good place o unwind after a hectic day of sightseeing. The downside of the hotel is they do not have a lift. I have to leave my luggage at the reception and just bring with me to my room what I only need for the day. Also, if your room is located at the basement, chances are you will here the trains pass through underground.

    Reviewed July 03, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Terence from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Great location ”

    The only negative about this hotel was the fact there was no elevator as we had 4 suitcases. But we put everything we needed for our short stay in one case and left the rest in storage so it worked out ok. Breakfast was simple but ample. I would definitely stay there again. Next to Paddington tube and train station and minutes from Hyde park.

    Reviewed May 12, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Hiromitsu from Singapore
    Group
    Quad
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Great location”

    Great location. Everything else is satisfactory but maybe there could be a better communication between staff. Made some requests beforehand and was approved but front desk wasn't aware of it. Caused a bit of distress but eventually it was all sorted out.

    Reviewed June 30, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Marta from Spain
    Family with teens
    Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Basement Rooms”

    Basement Rooms are not good. You can hear the metro going by every 5 min and everything trembles so much it like if you were actually in the station. I could not sleep at all. For the rest it was good, cleanness, facilities, friendliness, etc,,

    Reviewed July 18, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Robyn from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Great value in Paddington”

    A 2 minute walk from Paddington station, we stayed here for 2 nights on our way through London. We walked to Hyde Park and central London. Good breakfast provided. For the price, it was great value and exactly what we needed. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed June 26, 2019
    2.0
    Marwin from Indonesia
    Group
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    We didn't get the room we book”

    We booked this hotel 3 months before check in, confirmed and paid. When we check in to the hotel, the reception said the hotel is fully booked. No room for us. No notification before we check in. Then they sent us to another hotel.

    Reviewed June 16, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Jacelyn from Malaysia
    Group
    Triple
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Location & cleanliness”

    It's very near to Paddington train station & metro station, about 4 minutes walk. There are many restaurants & mini mart around hotel. The room is tiny & clean. The breakfast is good with waffles, breads, cereals & eggs.

    Reviewed May 27, 2019
    5.6
    Omair from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Good location but that’s all”

    The location of the hotel is really good. Right next to Paddington station. Walking to distance to Hyde park and convenient to get to Oxford St. On the down side, the hotel price compared to room size, facilities and breakfast doesn’t make sense. The rooms are very very small. I could stretch my legs open and touch both the walls. The room divider are cardboard so you literally hear them next room and anyone outside. There is no lift, so if you luggage, good luck to you. A the stairs are also very narrow. You can’t carry a luggage next to you, you have to carry it behind you. Breakfast is horrible so don’t bother. Shower won’t fit a person who wear L size clothes. Probably a very thin person can fit in. There is no shampoo or toothpaste provided so pack everything. Better options around Bayswater. Will not return.

    Reviewed May 27, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    TAKEHIRO from Japan
    Family with young children
    Triple
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Good value for money”

    This hotel is convenient to use the public transport. It locates at 5 minutes walking distance from the Paddington station. Its room was clean. All equipment at the room worked well. The breakfast was the american style. it tastes great.

    Reviewed May 26, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Alina
    Family with young children
    Triple
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Good hotel in Paddington Area and close to Hyde Park, buses at every corner, easy to reach central London. We had a triple room, spacious with a garden view and a small balcony. The room was cleaned daily also clean towels were replaced daily. Breakfast was basic, loved the waffles, coffee not the best but ok for some days. Great place if you want to visit London. I would definitely return.

    Reviewed May 07, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Maung from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Excellent location”

    Rooms are spacious and clean, friendly staffs, reasonable price for staying in the middle of London, very close to Paddington station, only 4 minutes walk from the station with lots of restaurants near the place

    Reviewed May 04, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ioana from Romania
    Family with teens
    Triple
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Everything at superlative”

    The hotel is located in a superb area next to Paddington Station. In front of the hotel there is a wonderful park where you can see numerous pigeons and squirrels. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. The rooms are very clean and the breakfast is varied. It deserves a try.

    Reviewed May 01, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Umair from Pakistan
    Solo traveler
    Economy Single
    Stayed 8 nights in December 2018

    Good Hotel”

    Good Hotel in Central London. I stayed 8 nights here in Single room and find it more convenient to travel from there to any where in London as it is very near to Paddington Station. Room was clean and tidy and they replaced towel every day. Breakfast is superb with enough options in buffet.

    Reviewed December 29, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sharifah from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Triple
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

    Great value for money”

    After staying at several hotels in London and Paris on this trip, Shakespeare stands out for its friendly staff, decent sized rooms (not as small as others we were in) and the breakfast. While the spread was simple, there was enough variety to not bore us over three breakfasts. And the fresh waffles were great! If you're not too fussy, want to stay near shops and amenities, especially near the tube station, this place offers more than what you'll pay for it.

    Reviewed December 27, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Christine from Philippines
    Couple
    Superior Double
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Location is what you're paying for ”

    We were asked to stay in the Dolphin Hotel, next to Shakespeare. They provide a decent breakfast and the room is warm. Don't worry about the tube noise, it won't bother you. The staff are so friendly!

    Reviewed December 21, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jessica from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Good”

    Perfect location, you're right near the tube (which is the most important thing to me) There are plenty of resturants nearby incase you're hungry. The area is very pretty. The only problem is that because it's so close to the train, you do end up hearing it sometimes. Not an issue for me, but could be for some. Otherwise great value for your money. Great place for a solo traveler..

    Reviewed April 07, 2019
    5.6
    Yu from South Korea
    Family with teens
    Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Location good but room not good”

    We booked 1 single bed and 1 double bed room, but they gave us 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed. Cleanliness was not bad, but the bed was so old that it was too noisy. Also before 12.30 a.m you won’t fall asleep because of the train(or tube) noise. The location was great, but that’s all.

    Reviewed March 16, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sri from Indonesia
    Business traveler
    Single
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Location, location, location”

    Great location, easy acces to underground train and many buses stop. You will find anything you need around the hotel. Just name it, convenient store, restaurant, souvenir shop, barber shop, nail saloon, coffe shop, post office, money changer, ATM, ect, everything walking distance from the hotel.

    Reviewed March 14, 2019
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