When it comes to staying in the capital, location is key. After all, even the most stunning hotel could become a real drag if it is slap bang in the middle of nowhere and requires multiple planes, trains and automobiles to get to and from.
However, there are certainly no such concerns for the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate Hotel, as when it comes to location this hotel is an absolute dream.
Situated just a short hop from major tourist attractions such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Harrods, Marble Arch and the Royal Albert Hall, the hotel also benefits from superb transport links.
Rail travellers will find Paddington Station just five minutes’ walk away, meaning that the hotel is easily connected to the rest of London and beyond.
Getting out and about around the city is also a piece of cake, as Paddington Tube Station affords access to the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith and City lines. Just a few minutes strolling in the opposite direction and tourists can hop on to the Central line at Lancaster Gate Station. Bayswater and Queensway Underground Stations are also just down the road.
Reaching the Park Grand is no headache for those flying into London either. The Heathrow Express will take travellers from the airport to Paddington in just 30 minutes. No stress there.
Not travelling into Heathrow? Not to worry. The Gatwick Express rail service runs every eight minutes and takes just over 30 minutes to reach Victoria Station. From there, plenty of public transport options are available, including the 148 bus, which will have you just a short walk from the hotel within 15 minutes. Stansted Airport, meanwhile, is around one hour and 20 minutes away on public transport.
However, you could go and make things even easier for yourself by taking advantage of the hotel’s airport shuttle service.
If you prefer to drive there are several nearby car parks, including the Arthur Court NCP, Bayswater Road NCP and Colonnades NCP, all of which are around a five minute stroll from the hotel.
The hotel’s close proximity to Paddington also means that travel in and out of Europe is also right on your doorstep. A short trip from there on the City or Circle line and you will find yourself at London St Pancras. From there, it is just over two hours to Paris and one hour and 50 minutes to Brussels.
This superb location means that not only is it simple to reach the hotel, but it is also straightforward to get to the many sights that the capital has to behold.
The abundance of nearby Tube links means that the tourist must-sees like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster are all within easy reach. As are the West End theatre district, Westfield and Oxford Street’s world-class shopping and Covent Garden. Fun days for all of the family are also on hand thanks to attractions such as London Zoo, Madame Tussauds and the slew of beautiful parks and green spaces that are found across the city.
It is even refreshingly simple to head to hotspots south of the river. Music lovers, for instance, can jump on the Circle line from Paddington and be at the iconic O2 Brixton Academy venue within 30 minutes.
Of course, it is not just location that the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate has going for it. The hotel is also a slice of beautiful boutique accommodation, the kind that you would not necessarily expect to find slap bang in the heart of London.
The 64 bedrooms all offer a host of amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, 32-inch LCV TVs and working desks. Club Guests, meanwhile, can also enjoy access to the Club Lounge where they will find snacks and drinks. There is also a 24-hour reception desk, laundry service, luggage storage and air conditioning throughout the hotel.
Speaking of which, the hotel also boasts a stylish restaurant and bar. There, guests are able to start the day in the best possible way with a full English breakfast.
A little later in the day, afternoon tea is on offer, with scones, custard tarts, macaroons, cream doughnuts and chocolate Swiss roll among the sweet treats available. Guests can also tuck into a variety of sandwiches, including tuna, chicken and pesto. For those keen to really indulge, a champagne afternoon tea is also available.
Full lunch, dinner and a la carte menus are also on offer, featuring everything from oat porridge and boiled eggs to strawberry cheesecake and a range of milkshakes.
As you can see, the Park Grand Lancaster Gate has everything you could wish for from a London city break hotel – beautiful accommodation, facilities galore and, perhaps best of all, a truly world class location.