Grand Plaza Serviced Apartments - London

ex. Somerset Bayswater

42 Princes Square, London, United Kingdom, W2 4ADshow map
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Overview

Grand Plaza Serviced apartment offers a comfortable accommodation for up to 2 people. The building was renovated in 2012 and combines Victorian architecture with modern facilities. This property features a designated place for smoking, a restaurant and a vending machine.

There are a palace, a college and a museum nearby and West End is approximately 3.3 km away. Quick access to shopping centers and a market is provided. Phoenix treats guests with Italian meals and lies within 150 meters from the property.

There are Queensway subway station and Paddington train station in walking distance.

Rooms

This traditional venue comprises of family dormitory room, executive plus studio and executive plus one-bedroom apartment that come with modern décor and such comforts as satellite TV, climate control, an individual safe, a dressing area and a closet. The rooms have high-quality furniture and carpet floor. A queen size bed, a double bed and a sofa bed are at guests' disposal. The property provides a tiled private bathroom that comes with a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

A full kitchen is fitted with a microwave, a dishwasher, a fridge, a kettle and a cooktop.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 8.95 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 12.95 per person per night. 

Relax

Guests can rent cars to explore the local area.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   198.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Halal food
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Sea view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
QuicksilverQuicksilver3300 ft
The Kufa GalleryThe Kufa Gallery700 ft
Flow GalleryFlow Gallery1400 ft
BayswaterBayswater700 ft
QueenswayQueensway1400 ft
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station2000 ft
Royal OakRoyal Oak2000 ft
Lancaster GateLancaster Gate3300 ft
Paddington (H&C)Paddington (H&C)3300 ft
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Thai SquareThai Square400 ftPrinces Square
PhoenixPhoenix500 ft51 Moscow Road
Kings Head PubKings Head Pub500 ft33 Moscow Road
Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant - BayswaterFour Seasons Chinese Restaurant - Bayswater800 ft84 Queensway, Bayswater
Santorini RestaurantSantorini Restaurant700 ft10-12 Moscow Road
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London ZooLondon Zoo2.2 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station4300 ft
Euston StationEuston Station2.7 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station2.7 mi
British MuseumBritish Museum2.7 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park1.0 mi
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall1.0 mi
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station2.7 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station2.9 mi
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace2.3 miBuckingham Palace Road
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 2.2 miSoho
Waterloo BridgeWaterloo Bridge2.3 mi LondonEngland
Royal Hospital ChelseaRoyal Hospital Chelsea2.3 miRoyal Hospital Road
Old Compton StreetOld Compton Street2.6 mi LondonEngland
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Getting around
Airports
Northolt (NHT)10.2 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.4 mi
Train
Paddington Station3700 ft
Underground
Bayswater1000 ft
Queensway1700 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  2127  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Location
6.0
Rooms
6.0
Service
6.0
Dining
  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    No a/c , Dirty and Small Rooms , No facilities, No Service at all

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Central location

    The studio apartment was small and cramped. It doid not match the description on Booked.net.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The location was good.

    We booked two Family Apartments through Booked.net, these rooms sleep 6 each. Upon arrival, we were checked into two one bedroom apartments but not told anything different. We were charged the full rate for the Family Apartment (which slept 6). After thinking about it I queried them on where the additional 2 people would sleep if we needed - once pushed they scurried to find the Front Desk Manager who advised that they had a 'technical' glich at some point during the booking and we had been moved. It was so busy everywhere we had to stay, they provided us a very small refund to compensate. The apartments were very small even by London standards and extremely expensive. If you book the Family Apartment, make sure you tell them you have 6 people staying so you cannot be moved to smaller rooms.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The apartment was large enough for a family of 4, priced reasonably and great location in Notting Hil / Bayswater.

    Windows don't open fully and one room became quite warm even though the highs outside were only 24. Lots of staff at the front desk. Some were knowledgable and helpful, others not so much.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location

    Configuration of apartment with self closing doors between rooms, sloping floors, large gaps under doors, furniture size and placement. Advertised as having laundry facilities however all but one washing machines out of order and this machine in constant use.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Room was very large compared to most other places Ive stayed in London. We where two persons and the room had no less than 3 double beds!

    The room we got was no very well cleaned. The ceiling in the bathroom showed signs of a leak coming from the apartment above, and the whole apartment stunk of mould and old milk. Opening all windows and doors airing out for one hour didn't do much to aid the situation.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The Location was perfect for the comfort of my family.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Very central,close to tube stop so quick access to shops and tourist attractions, we were able to leave our bags as we arrived in the morning and check in later.

  • 1.0
    Guest rating

    Serviced apartments definition different for this property. Specially for me Akhtar at the front desk. Reception rude.

    Serviced apartments definition different for this property. Specially for me Akhtar at the front desk. Reception rude. No dish washer and u have to wash your utensils yourself. House keeping sometimes does it and sometimes the reception says they r very busy. Also I got a suggestion which is very rude that I must carry a maid along with me. Wow what a courtesy in a hotel industry.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Kitchen fercilities, comfy and cozy, facing nice residental square, quiet (stayed on sat) and warm! Great view from 4th floor! Later Check out at 11am and you don't need to pay £13 for your breakfast because you can cook/make your own for less with food from tesco and sainsburys nearby. 5mins walk from the bayswater tube station. Free upgrade on the day as apparently Booked.net only secure your place to stay, not actual studio/apartment. So we've got whatever it was free!

    I do not think anyone should pay or believe the "full price" that hotel dispalys on Booked.net. Wait till last minute (we booked it at 18.30 on the day) for "discounted price" which I think it was just below the normal London price than should be but I guess it was good value for the money in the end. under £90/night for two.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Modern design, well equipped rooms and very clean.

    Would not recommend for disabled or infirm - the hotel has 3 lifts but the corridors are narrow and there are many different levels with 2 or three steps between them.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    When entering the building we were greeted with a well designed and furnished lobby completed to a high standard. The room was well laid out, spacious and bright. It was, however, slightly smaller then anticipated from looking at the photograph displayed when we booked the room, however it was plenty big enough for our needs. The room was very clean, and highly furnished.

    Upon entering the bathroom we noticed that some of the floor tiles were lose where the grouting was missing. This was not a problem for us, but we notified staff of the problem when checking out who stated they would be sending maintenance up to check it over.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Clean and modern rooms (induction hobs!), daily room-service, coffee / tea-bags for free, 24/7 openend hotel-information, wifi-free

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Comfort, location, accesibility

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I was really unsure after booking the Grand Plaza because the reviews we're so mixed but the apartment are great. We were on the top floor so it was very quiet for us the room was just as the website showed. We had plenty of room for the three of us, the room was clean and the shower is really good. The location is perfect.

    This is not really a dislike, I didnt book breakfast because I felt it was to expensive. We just went to M&S/Tesco, which are right down the road and bought food after all your staying in an apartment and theres a fridge, hobs, kettle, microwave all bowls plates and cutlery provided.So we had a great breakfast everyday for a couple of pounds. Also the first night is charged for straight away but it does state that it will be refunded if you cancel before the cancellation date.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Northolt (NHT)10.2 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.4 mi
Train
Paddington Station3700 ft
Underground
Bayswater1000 ft
Queensway1700 ft
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