Hotel review: Mercure Hyde Park

A four-star hotel a stones throw away from the hustle and bustle of the capital...

Following all the excitement from the royal wedding, not to mention the royal baby and countless summer festivities around the corner, there has never been a better time to vacate to London. And if you are looking for a base to explore the capital for either work or pleasure, why not try out Mercure Hyde Park – a four-star hotel just minutes away from Paddington station, and within a short walk from Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace – making it the perfect location for your stay.

The beautifully fronted English country townhouse has 72 rooms in total, as well as three luxurious suites with balconies – which look out over a quiet garden square. Rooms are vibrantly furnished and comfortable and are equipped with facilities such as spa showers, a coffee machine, a flat screen TV and a minibar. All rooms also have all the necessities you might have forgotten to pack, including all the essential toiletries, slippers and dressing gowns.

Stylish bedrooms provide everything you need for a relaxing stay 

Whether you are a regular in the city for work, or exploring it for the first time, Mercure Hyde Park has made it easy for guests to navigate their way around and make the most of their time with an efficient handheld phone. The clever device allows you to do everything from book theatre tickets to make international calls. You can even take it out with you to find restaurants close to your location, saving time scrolling through the internet and using up your own data. Other facilities include a well-equipped gym, fax machine and printing services available at reception.

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The hotel's gorgeous town house is tucked away in the centre of London

The hotel serves breakfast only – but the term 'breakfast like a king' is certainly evident when it comes to the choice. An expansive choice of foods include croissants and pastries, toasts with preserves and fresh fruit, as well as cereals with a vast range of milk choices. Cooked breakfasts are also on the cards, which range from pancakes and Nutella to a full English breakfast. There is also a small bar serving a selection of cocktails, which are ideal for a pre-meal out tipple before heading out.

A stylish bar makes for the perfect place to make a stop before heading out in the capital

One of the best things about the hotel is the location. Not only is it convenient for public transport, but on foot you can reach Oxford Street in half an hour. For being so central, the hotel is tucked away in a quiet street, making it feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city once you want to put your head down for the night.

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