This guesthouse is housed in a Victorian building, built in the mid 1800s as a private residence. During the Second World War it was damaged and later re-built and used as a guesthouse/hostel. Now it is situated as part of a terrace of houses in a beautiful garden square and run as a small and friendly hostel with only 14 rooms. Facilities on offer to guests include a TV lounge, Internet access and a laundry service. This establishment is non-smoking throughout. This guesthouse enjoys the perfect location to be guests' base from which to explore London. It lies just a 2-minute walk from Paddington Station, which offers British Rail and tube links as well as Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services and is set in central London with its host of bus routes. Guests will find plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs in the area to satisfy different tastes and budgets. Most tourist attractions are within walking distance of the famous Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and Oxford Street is just a 5-minute bus ride. Moreover, Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Camden Town, Portobello Market and Notting Hill are all within easy reach. It is 20 km to London City Airport and Heathrow Airport is just 28 km away. TV Lounge for guest use. A continental breakfast and an English breakfast are offered at the sister hotel (fees apply). Guests arriving by car from Heathrow Airport should head northwest and at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bolton's Lane. Turn left at A4/Bath Rd and then, at Waggoners Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A312/The Pkwy. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto the M4 ramp to Central London and merge onto the M4. Continue onto the A4 and enter the toll zone after 3. 7 miles at A3220/Earl's Court Rd. Go through 1 roundabout and then turn left at Exhibition Road. Turn right at A315/Kensington Road and then left again at Exhibition Road. Take a slight left at West Carriage Drive and then go left at A40/Bayswater Road. Turn right at Lancaster Terrace and then right again to stay on Lancaster Terrace. Turn right at A4209/Sussex Gardens. Continue to follow Sussex Gardens. Turn left at Norfolk Pl. Turn left at A4205/Praed St and leave the toll zone. Take the 1st left onto London Street, entering the toll zone and then take the 2nd left onto Norfolk Square, where the guesthouse is located.