Novotel London Paddington

Novotel London Paddington 4 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.3/5 982 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre

  • 15-minute link to Heathrow Airport via Heathrow Express

  • 206 modern guest rooms and 11 disabled accessible rooms

  • 11 meeting rooms with high quality facilities and free Wi-Fi

  • Short walk to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Hotel location

Novotel London Paddington

3 Kingdom Street, Sheldon Square, Paddington
United Kingdom

  • PADDINGTON:  7,18,23,27,159 Paddington or Bishops Bridge Rd


  • By plane

    LONDON CITY At 18.99km / 11.8 miles

  • By plane

    LONDON GATWICK At 55.6km / 34.55 miles

  • By plane

    LONDON HEATHROW At 27km / 16.78 miles

  • By train

    LONDON PADDINGTON At 0.15km / 0.09 miles

GPS:51.519425, -0.180974

Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Well-being
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms


Entertain your palate at Novotel. Enjoy a range of local and international cuisine, simple yet authentic, in a casual setting.Whether you want to eat or simply have a drink, our restaurant has that extra something you can only find at Novotel.

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ALL Rating  4.3/5  982 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  3,089 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2022

Over all good stay

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Suman Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Could have improved your standards. There was no one around to take our heavy suitcases to your room instead the staff was more interested in selling their buffet breakfast. Room sizes are ok but carpet had stains and need replacement.

Lovely overnighter

Customer review rating 4.5/5

R. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Stayed overnight for a conference in London. Room was lovely and clean, although temperature control not ideal (I sleep hot blooded to be fair!) and it was wonderful to have the leisure centre to pop down to in the evening - as was midweek I had the pool to myself. Would definitely stay again if in the area.

Good location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Kylie M. Solo - Confirmed reviews ALL

Great stay, staff were fantastic, food was good. Being in a quiet area in the middle of London was fantastic.

Helpful staff, good location

Customer review rating 4.5/5

L S. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Good location a short work from Paddington Station, with restaurants and a few shops very close. Check in was easy and simple, staff friendly and helpful. We'd requested a baby cot in our room, so when we got there and there wasn't one, reception quickly arranged for one to be sent up. The member of staff put it together in the room with little disruption, so that was very good. Facilities were good, and room size was great for London - considering there were 2 adults, a child and a baby we still had plenty of room. Check out was also very easy and the lovely lady on reception gave my 3year old a little turtle teddy which she adores. All in all a good stay.

Good stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Sandra K. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Staff were lovely and very helpful Hotel clean smelt lovely Everything was just fabulous . I will go back again

Nice hotel

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Anonymous Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Nice hotel. Good location. Not impressed with asking to have a key re-flashed for my room and not even being asked to confirm my name, never mind identification. Seems incredibly insecure of reception staff.

Super location for me. Breakfast is good. The point that is a bit dispapointing is the design ofthe hotel and room: impersonal and oldy

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Claudien Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

When spending ages in hotel, the signature of them is super important. The rooms are too aseptic for me, give high level of impersonal stay, even cold atmosphere. Its not a cheap hotel so expected more emphatic approach


Customer review rating 5.0/5

Ebrahim Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Perfect for where we were visiting staff friendly easy to find family friendly

Close to Paddington station (easy access from Heathrow)

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Cyril Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Close to Paddington station (easy access from Heathrow) Enjoyable pool (caution lockers require a coin) Good breakfast (could improve croissants though) Online formalities pre-checkin did not work correctly (amount block on credit card but information reset and reception not aware of payment)

Was charged twice and took +1 week to solve. Beds are not comfortable at all

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Carolina L. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is ok, but bedrooms are quite old and mattress is VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. Mattress is thin and pretty old. Pillows are not good quality. Additionally my breakfast was charged twice and they charged me another rate thank what I have in my reservation. They told me was a problem between systems (I booked through my company platform) but anyways, had to asked 3 or 4 times the front desk. Jessica from Front desk was the one that came with an answer and she provided a good service but the rest was a bad experience. It’s my second time at Novotel Paddington and probably my last one.

Great facilities.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Helen O. Friends - Confirmed reviews ALL

Myself & three girlfriends had a very pleasant stay here over the weekend. The location is great and the facilities are too. Look forward to staying again soon.

Good location clean place

Customer review rating 3.0/5

P. J. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Bit underwhelming. No locks on toilet/bathroom doors. No complimentary drinking water in room. Very limited channels/ entertainment on TV. No complimentary breakfast at this price point. Pros:- Bartender and reception staff were amazing. Very friendly and helpful. Nice options in surrou ding areas for dining and to chill. Very clean and quiet place. Will give it again a try

Good position for train station

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Verity Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Always stay here


Customer review rating 3.5/5

Nick M. Friends - Confirmed reviews ALL

Stayed many times and never had an issue but this time my friend stayed on the sofa bed and it collapsed and he injured his back. Evening staff in my opinion should of offered another room but they never which resulted in us not getting much sleep at all. I personally didn’t feel that the night should of been paid for but I paid it as gave a good relationship with the hotel. I would strongly advise that the sofa beds are only used for children as they are in no way safe or suitable for adults. The hotel itself is always immaculate and staff are extremely welcoming. I think we should of been offered a free night as a gesture of goodwill.


Customer review rating 2.0/5

Sznajder Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

We had room 1117, the room as at the top floor. Throught the day and night, there is a continous buzzing noise comming from outside of the room. Very noticable during the night. I expected better form a Novotel hotel.

Okay. Not more

Customer review rating 3.0/5

B. B. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

The interior has seen better days, light in room not really adjustable between work and cosy atmosphere, fridge light was blinking all the time- very disturbing, no water, nothing in the minibar, super small cupboard. Smelly hallway.

Dear Ms B., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Novotel London Paddington. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Novotel, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address these points, as we have already a plastic free initiative being rolled out in the hotel in August, including Rituals Bathroom Dispensers. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Henry Langlais Front Office Manager

Great stay and definitely an experience to repeat

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Ricardo S. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Really enjoyed my stay at Novotel London Paddington. The staff was very friendly and got an upgrade to an executive room which definitely improved the experience. Also, thanks for the kind words the hotel manager wrote for me regarding my loyalty to the Accor hotels, much appreciated and obviously just makes me want to plan my next stay. Thank you!

Cheap tactics, ptemium price

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

Jay2025Jay Business - TripAdvisor review

I do not understand why it is necessary to remove complimentary bottles of water. It costs 10p per bottle to buy at Lidl, I am sure it will be cheaper to a large hotel chain like Novotel. A room costs well over £100, most of the times I pay over £150! Having to drink water from a bathroom in a paper cup is disgusting! There used to be coffee machines in guest rooms, these have been removed too.

Dear Jay2025Jay, Many thanks for your feedback - As you rightly said, at the moment, bottles of mineral water from the minibar and ordered through Room Service are chargeable. Coffee machines are available in the executive rooms therefore, I can only assume that the room reserved during your stay was a Superior Standard room in which case a Nespresso machine would not be available in the room you stayed. We remain at your service, Kind regards, Paulo - Operations Manager.

Very friendly staff

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

peterhumphries2022 Business - TripAdvisor review

Once again, when I arrived at the hotel the staff remembered me. All staff were very polite. Ordered food via the app, within half hour at my room with hot piping food. A simple task, however most hotels I stay in get the above so wrong. Keep up the good work Novotel.

Dear peterhumphries2022, Many thanks for your kind review, we are delighted to learn how much you have enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon, kind regards, Paulo Bernini - Operations Manager.


TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Tony T TripAdvisor review

we had a great time here rooms are very nice, very well designed and very comfortable. we appreciated being able to have the children in an adjoining room and the family package deal. we also thought the breakfast deal was great for families too and appreciated the efforts that went into thinking about that. would definitely go back!

Dear Tony T, We are delighted to learn how much you and your family have enjoyed the stay and looking forward to welcoming you and your family again soon. Kind regards, Paulo - Operations Manager.

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