Duke of Leinster Hotel London

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

20 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, W2 3AN, United Kingdom

2 Reviews

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Satisfaction Poor
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 129% more and rated 17% lower than other 3 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families37
  • Couples50
  • Solo21
  • Business30
  • Disaster


    Although we received confirmation 2 weeks before planned trip from booking.com, receptionist at Duke of leinster hotel said they are overbooked and sent us (without sorry) to their second hotel - Edward. She promised same standard, we paid for. Instead of 1 double we got 2 single rooms, 2 m2 each, smelly bath, noisy, dirty place, even a TV remote control didn´t work.
    No one listen to our complains: manager doesn´t work on weekends, receptioinist said.
    Never book room there. Real disaster.

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    Clean, Good Location, Good Value


    Stayed just one night at this hotel... and would heartily recommend it as decent, clean hotel and good value for money. It's in the Bayswater area, 2 tube stops from Paddington, close to many bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel has been recently re-decorated in a nice modern style, and the bed was comfortable. The single room I had was quite small but good enough for short stay. The hotel does not have a bar or restaurant, just a small breakfast room downstairs.

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to be recommended - good value for price

by TripAdvisor Member JANERGY

I booked this hotel over the internet (----) and we paid 55 Pounds per night (+4 Pounds p.P. for breakfast) and got an excellent located hotel in a nice area (5 mins to Hyde Park and 8 mins to next tube station) with clean rooms and bathrooms, good room service (daily cleaning and new towels) and standard breakfast (coffee, tea, juices, cereals, fruits, cheese, marmelade, eggs, toast and rools) in a small but nice and modern breakfast room in the basement of the house.

I would go there every time again (so it is recommended!!!), but ask for a room in the upper floors as ours was on ground floor and one has to close the curtains while staying in the room , because the street and the pavement is very close to the windows and everyone could look inside! This was not a problem as we only spent the nights in the hotel but I would ask for this next time.

For London you get good value for price.

excellent value and location

by TripAdvisor Member mapleliz

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in one of the rooms downstairs.The room was clean spacious and had all modern facilities. the location of the hotel is excellent with bayswater and lancaster gate tube within easy walking distance. the only reason i havent given this hotel an excellent rating is that being downstairs the room wasnt all that light and the breakfast room was next door and the noise from preparation did come into the room. the friendly staff did offer us a twin room upstairs from the outset so it was our choice to take the double downstairs. the staff are very friendly and happy to help and the breakfast was great with a good selection and endless tea and coffee.I would have no qualms in returning to this hotel should i visit london again.

Excellent Hotel!

by TripAdvisor Member carolynhanlon

Absolutely loved this hotel. Great Location, very clean and spacious, extremely modern and the staff were friendly and helpful. After searching the net for hours for a decent hotel in London, we settled on this hotel because of the excellent reviews it has received on Trip Advisor. The hotel is in a great location only about 5-10 minutes from the Bayswater tube and busy Queensway. The breakfast is fantastic and there is no shortage of hot drinks and toast. We recommend this hotel highly and would definately stay there again.

Great London Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member norfolkbroad

My daughter and friend (both 18) stayed here for two nights after I read the reviews on Trip Advisor, and paid £59 per night for a twin including breakfast (booked direct with the hotel on their website). For this bargain price they got a decent sized room by London standards (upstairs, as recommended by others), which was clean and well equipped.

The location is superb; for the benefit of anyone concerned about tube travel in the present climate, the buses run 24 hours a day (also vital for anyone returning late in the evening as the underground doesn't run ovenight) from a stop very near the hotel on Bayswater Road.

They thoroughly recommend this place, and couldn't fault it.

The hotel of my next visit to London

by A TripAdvisor Member

I read the positive reviews of this hotel before I travelled to London as a tourist. I stayed one week in single room and was not disappointed.
My room was on the 5th floor and had everything their web page advertised.

Good value for the money, excellent location, good service and clean modern room. Absolutely the hotel of my next visit to London

Nice homebase for London visit

by TripAdvisor Member JonInDavis

Nice location in Baywater area of West London. Pretty convenient to Underground - and would have been better had the Queensway and Bayswater stations not been closed (Queensway for renovations, and Bayswater because of the bombings). Also walking distance to Paddington for Heathrow Express. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were clean and nicely furnished. Ample included breakfast - and you can upgrade to full English for a reasonable addition. The rates were quite reasonable through the Crystal Hotels website. Also walking distance to supermarkets, laundry, and other shops on Queensway. Location makes all of London very accessible by Underground. Proximity to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens makes for nice walking.

Small but convenient

by TripAdvisor Member pivoman

My wife and I stayed for 6 nights and were satisfied with the hotel. I asked for and upstairs room and they gave us the bottom corner, too noisy in early mornings. Carpet was torn, but bathroom was clean. Convenient to Bayswater tube on Cirlce & District lines that gets you to most tourist sites. Hyde Park short walk away and recommend spending some relaxing time there.

Nice hotel; high housekeeping standards

by TripAdvisor Member travelbug61

Many of the hotels in the Bayswater/Paddington are truly awful fleabags. Thank goodness for the Duke of Leinster, which maintains much higher standards than many of its neighbors. I recently stayed in a front-facing single room on the fifth floor. It was compact but quite immaculate and well-laid-out. The bed was extremely comfy, and the desktop fan, safe, and mini-fridge were all thoughtful touches. Decor is modern and uncluttered, in an IKEA-type style. The bathroom was tiny but sparkling clean and everything worked well; water pressure and temperature in the shower were both excellent.
Breakfast is served in a small, bright, cheerful room in the basement. Food is plentiful, and I was happy that fresh fruit and excellent yogurt were among the choices in the buffet. If you prefer, you can pay 2.50GBP extra for a cooked English breakfast. The breakfast-room staff were very hard-working and helpful.
One word of warning when paying your hotel bill: the Duke of Leinster uses Dynamic Currency Conversion. So, when your American credit card is swiped, the total is automatically converted to dollars, at an exchange rate not favorable to the customer. This happened to me, and when I requested that the transaction be voided and resubmitted in pounds sterling, the young receptionist genuinely seemed not to know how to do that. Since there was no manager on duty at that moment, and I was in a hurry, I didn't argue the point. But this left me with a slightly sour aftertaste after what had been a very pleasant stay. I wish the Duke of Leinster's billing practices were more in line with this hotel's otherwise very high standards.


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Address: 20 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, W2 3AN, United Kingdom