Orchard Hotel

3 stars
86-90 Sussex Gardens, London, W1G 8UE
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
16 reviews
as advertised

This hotel was very basic, which was exactly what I needed as a single traveler expecting to spend... See full review

  • London reviewer
  • 2 Dec 2012
worth the price

The room is very small - so is the bathroom. But it's London, get over it. It would have been nice... See full review

  • 3 adults on a budget
  • 23 Oct 2012
London hotel with friendly staff and budget rooms close to attractions
The Orchard Hotel is conveniently located close to Paddington Station and Hyde Park. The Georgian architecture gives way to a range of facilities: there is a comfortable lounge for guests and a complimentary breakfast served each morning in the cheerful breakfast room. The Orchard Hotel rooms are comfortable and good value for travelers who wish to stay in central London on a budget. The surrounding area has plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants and with good transport links, London's major attractions – such as the main museums in Kensington and the attractions on the South Bank – are easily accessible.
Reasons to stay
  • Good location close to public transport, shopping areas and a short ride from many of the main attractions
  • Friendly staff available to help with any enquiries 24 hours per day
  • Comfortable rooms at an affordable price and complimentary breakfast
Orchard Hotel rooms
The Orchard Hotel has single and double/twin rooms. The hotel has been renovated and a lift has been installed. The rooms have modern bathrooms with shower, toilet and wash basin, televisions and comfortable beds. Rooms have all the basic amenities required by a traveler. A complimentary English breakfast is served in the breakfast room and complimentary coffee in the lounge.
Things to do nearby
  • Portobello Road Market (1.1mi/1.7 km)
  • Kensington Palace (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Royal Albert Hall (1.7 mi/2.7 km)

Orchard Hotel Rooms

Standard Double or Twin Room
The room offers 1 Twin or 1 Double bed with Direct-dial phone, Wake-up calls, Private bathroom, Hair dryer, Television, Iron/Ironing board. Breakfast included.
Triple Room
The room offers 1 Twin or 1 Double 1 Single bed with Direct-dial phone, Wake-up calls, Private bathroom, Hair dryer, Television, Iron/Ironing board. Breakfast included.
Quad
The room offers 2 Twin or 2 Double bed with Direct-dial phone, Wake-up calls, Private bathroom, Hair dryer, Television, Iron/Ironing board. Breakfast included.
Single Room
The room offers 1 single bed with Direct-dial phone, Wake-up calls, Private bathroom, Hair dryer, Television, Iron/Ironing board. Breakfast included.

Amenities

  • Free parking
General
Concierge
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

51.5163 -0.1706
Area served
London
Nearby airports
London Heathrow Airport (LHR): Approx. driving time is 45 minutes and distance is 15.5 miles (25 kilometres)
Area description
This hotel is located in an early 19th century building in central London, 100 metres from Paddington Station and 330 metres from Hyde Park.

Nearby points of interest

  • Paddington Station: 0.4 mi
  • City of Westminster: 0.4 mi
  • Hyde Park: 0.5 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 0.5 mi
  • Showroom Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Marble Arch: 0.5 mi
  • Baker Street: 0.7 mi
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • Queensway: 0.8 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 0.8 mi
  • Selfridges: 0.8 mi
  • London Business School: 0.8 mi
  • Wallace Collection: 0.8 mi
  • Madame Tussauds: 0.8 mi
  • Paddington Station: 0.4 mi
  • City of Westminster: 0.4 mi
  • Hyde Park: 0.5 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 0.5 mi
  • Showroom Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Marble Arch: 0.5 mi
  • Baker Street: 0.7 mi
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • Queensway: 0.8 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 0.8 mi
  • Selfridges: 0.8 mi
  • London Business School: 0.8 mi
  • Wallace Collection: 0.8 mi
  • Madame Tussauds: 0.8 mi
  • Park Lane: 0.9 mi
  • Lords Cricket Ground: 0.9 mi
  • Bond Street London: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Academy of Music: 1 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 1 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 1 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Handel House Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 1.1 mi
  • Oxford Street: 1.1 mi
  • Red Mansion Foundation: 1.1 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 1.2 mi
  • Harrods: 1.2 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 1.2 mi
  • University of Westminster: 1.2 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.2 mi
  • Oxford Circus: 1.2 mi
  • Maida Vale: 1.2 mi
  • Regent's College: 1.3 mi
  • Photographers Gallery: 1.3 mi
  • Imperial College London: 1.3 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.3 mi
  • Royal College of Physicians Museum: 1.3 mi
  • London Palladium: 1.3 mi
  • Notting Hill: 1.3 mi
  • Science Museum London: 1.3 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Arcade : 1.3 mi
  • Fitzrovia: 1.3 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 1.4 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Guests of the Orchard Hotel enjoy a complimentary full English breakfast each morning. The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area. Nearby Restaurants:Khans Royal China

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1330
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for Orchard Hotel

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
2.2
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
2.8

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
London reviewer
Philadelphia, PA
2 Dec 2012

as advertised

This hotel was very basic, which was exactly what I needed as a single traveler expecting to spend minimal time in the room. The location close to Paddington Station was perfect - so close! The room was tiny, but I already expected that from reading other reviews. I didn't get up and about early enough to sample the breakfast so I can't comment on that. Overall the hotel was exactly as advertised and fit my needs well. The only additional thing I would've appreciated is free wi-fi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TimK
Torrance, CA, USA
20 Nov 2012

Weekend in London

The hotel is fine. I chose it for the price and the location. The location is near Paddington station with easy walking access to the Tube and Heathrow Express to the airport. I generally ride the Tube to get anywhere. As is typical for hotels in this area the room is small but functional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
3 adults on a budget
Salt Lake City, Utah
23 Oct 2012

worth the price

The room is very small - so is the bathroom. But it's London, get over it. It would have been nice to have some storage space (there was very little); the suitcases stayed open on the floor. The staff was very nice. The breakfast isn't much but then again, who really needs more than toast and weak squash for breakfast. Overall the room was worth the price in a neighborhood that was convenient to transportation sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We enjoyed Micky's Fish bar (just around the corner and down the street). The place is busy; you can eat there or take it away; the prices were good. And it's a slice of "real London" (run by middle eastern guys who were very friendly and willing to accomodate us - even if all we wanted was a cold can of Pepsi).

Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
deepbam
Business
washington, dc
13 Sep 2012

Just barely passable

the best part of this hotel is its location to paddington rail and tube station. The room was very small and the bathroom literally had 1 square yard of usable space aside from the toilet and shower, The staff were unfriendly and didn't care about the concerns raised regarding the cleaniliness of the bed covering, size of rooms. The free breakfast is laughable; burnt toast, tea, hard boiled egg and cheese. Oh and there was some orange-ish colored liquid not sure what that was supposed to be but tasted horrible. I suggest finding somewhere else if you can.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of pubs in the area

Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fasted
Plymouth, UK
14 Aug 2012

Reasonable Price for a good location

I tend to travel a lot abroad. Usually I need a good but cheap hotel close to Paddington and Marble Arch for train and bus transfers. This hotel was perfect. No fuss, just a good nights sleep and I'm on my way.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
David PH
Provo, Utah
12 Aug 2012

decent, quiet stay

Decent location, being within 10 minutes from Edgware road and Paddington station (tube/national rail). You can get to most tube stations in 2 tube rides. The room was small, but clean, quiet and comfortable, and the staff was professional - not terribly flexible, but professional. I must confess this is my first stay in a european hotel, and compared to a US hotel it only lacked a washcloth, bath soap, and shampoo.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aurelie
Wisconsin
26 Apr 2012

Great Hotel

The Orchard was clean and quite nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful! The room was big for a European hotel and was well furnished. The hotel is a ten minute walk from Paddington station - so very convenient if flying in from Heathrow (the Heathrow express drops you off at Paddington) and it's very easy to get around London from there using the Tube. It's not far from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens too. I would definitely there again! The only thing that was a little disappointing was that you had to pay for wifi if you wanted to use it in the room, but there are plenty of cafes in the area who have free wifi....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
linsky
Business
Mexico
26 Mar 2012

Clean but noisy

The staff is very kind, but the hotel is extremely noisy during morning and afternoon due to improvement works in process. Please warn in advance what is going on in the hotel, specially because is really hard to stay in your room with a hammer hitting in the wall !!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CP from Edmonton
Edmonton, AB, Canada
12 Oct 2011

pleasant stay

pleasant staff and room, in a great location. No complaints. Breakfast included. Wifi costs 10 pounds per day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Orchard Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BostonBoy
Boston, MA, USA
27 Sep 2011

Rude Owner / Broken Toilet / Cramped Room. Stay away from here.

The woman owner at the front desk was extremely rude and unprofessional. The toilet in the room didn't flush, and the room itself was the size of a shoe box. The TV was the size of my palm (and I don't have particularly big hands). When I asked for a refund to stay somewhere else after seeing the condition of the room, I was greeted with a series of rude remarks and arguments from the owner. As I pointed out that this was listed as a 3 star hotel online, she promptly told me that the UK has no star system and that she had picked the 3 star rating herself to describe the hotel. If you are used to the level of friendliness and respect generally found in the hospitality industry, expect none of that here. I would highly recommend staying away from this place if you value your experience in London.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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