Brunel  3 stars

79-81 Gloucester Terrace, London, United Kingdom, W2 3HB  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • All rooms are en-suite - Towels are changed daily - Excellent value for money
  • Would stay again - 24 hour desk staff on duty
  • 100m from paddington station - Continental breakfast was good - Room was clean and warm
  • Room was very small, but adequately equipped - Hotel is centrally located
  • Double-bed was really very small - Cleaning up every day - Staff were friendly

Overview

The Brunel is a three-star hotel with the prime location in the center of London that allows discovering all of city’s main attractions and entertainment areas.

The hotel is modernly designed and features free Wi-Fi.

All 42 rooms are complete with satellite TV and phone.

Breakfasts are served in the dining room.

Paddington station is within 10 minutes walking.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   42.

City Center London - 2.4 mi
Airports London City Airport (LCY) - 9.9 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 12.3 mi
Train Stations Paddington Station - 2000 ft, Marylebone Station - 5000 ft
Underground stations Lancaster Gate - 1400 ft, Paddington (Circle & Bakerloo) - 1000 ft
Bus stop - 3700 ft
Restaurants Assaha Lebanese Restuarant (Cuisine: Lebanese) - 100 ft, Flavors of India (Cuisine: Indian) - 200 ft

Rooms

Hotel features 42 guestrooms, all of which are presented in warm color schemes, offer traditional furnishings and include such facilities as satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have a modern en suite bathroom with bath or shower, WC, and shaver socket.

Dining options

Continental breakfast is served in the dining room.

At the hotel Brunel guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 9.50 per person per night. 

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Facilities

General
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift/News stand
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Casino
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • PC hook-up in room
  • Voice mail
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • CD player

Policies

Check-In

from  12 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel features 42 guestrooms, all of which are presented in warm color schemes, offer traditional furnishings and include such facilities as satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have a modern en suite bathroom with bath or shower, WC, and shaver socket.

Standard Double Room
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Brunel Standard Double Room Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed

This cozy room decorated in pleasant colors and is perfect for one person. It is also provided with a Double bed and a modern bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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    Standard Twin Room
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    Brunel Standard Twin Room Twin Room
    Bed type: Twin Beds

    This cozy room decorated in pleasant colors has two Single beds. It is also provided with a modern bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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      Standard Double Room
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      Brunel Standard Double Room Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed

      This cozy room decorated in pleasant colors has a Double bed. It is also provided with a modern bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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        Brunel Standard Triple  Room Triple
        Bed type: Triple

        This cozy room decorated in pleasant colors and can be provided either with three Single beds or with a Single bed and a Double bed. It also has a modern bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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          Standard Quad Room
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          Brunel Standard Quad Room
          Brunel Standard Quad Room
          Brunel Standard Quad Room
          Bed type: Quad

          Spacious and cozy room is decorated in pleasant colors. It will provide you with a comfortable work area and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities.

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            Standard Single Room
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            Brunel Standard Single Room Single
            Bed type: One Single Bed

            This cozy room decorated in pleasant colors has a Single bed. It is also provided with a modern bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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              Brunel LocationWhat's nearby

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              • Train stations
              • Parks
              • Tourist attractions
              • Museums
              • Convention centers
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              What's nearby

              What's nearby.

              Olympia Exhibition Center is a short drive away

              Oxford Street, an upscale shopping area is located nearby

              Regent Street is packed with various shops

              Albert Hall, a popular location for public events

              Westminster is a historic heart of London

              Bayswater, 100 m, a popular shopping and park area of west London

              Cleveland Square & Gardens, 200 m, a beautiful square in Bayswater with large communal garden

              Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, 300 m, located at St Mary's Hospital

              Tourist attractions
              • Bayswater
                400 ft
              • Houses of Parliament
                1400 ft
              Places of interest
              • Cleveland Square & Gardens
                700 ft
              • A London Folly
                1000 ft
              • Peter Pans Statue
                2300 ft
              Train stations
              • Paddington Station
                1700 ft
              Museums
              Parks
              • Kensington Gardens
                2300 ft
              Galleries
              • The Park Gallery
                2700 ft
              • The Kufa Gallery
                2700 ft
              Underground stations
              • Paddington (Circle & Bakerloo)
                700 ft
              • Lancaster Gate
                1000 ft
              • Paddington (H&C)
                1400 ft
              • Queensway
                2000 ft

              Local Attractions

              • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
                5000 ft
                2 Colville Mews, London
              • Marylebone
                5200 ft
                LondonEngland
              • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments
                1.0 mi
                Prince Consort Road, London
              • Notting Hill
                1.0 mi
                London W2England
              • Victoria and Albert Museum
                1.2 mi
                Cromwell Road, London

              Near the hotel

              • Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
                1700 ft
                St Mary's Hospital, London
              • Rolling Bridge
                2300 ft
                Paddington Basin, London
              • Kensington Gardens
                2600 ft
                The Magazine Storeyard, London
              • Paddington Green and St. Mary's Churchyard
                2700 ft
                Church Yard Walk, London
              • Regents Canal
                2900 ft
                42 Blomfield Road, London
              • Little Venice
                3100 ft
                Regent's park, London
              • Grosvenor Victoria Casino
                3200 ft
                150 - 162 Edgeware Road, London

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Assaha Lebanese Restuarant

                65% likes this, based on 85 reviews
                Cuisine: Lebanese

                100 ft
                29-31 Craven Road

                Phone: 020077237101

              • Flavors of India

                52% likes this, based on 105 reviews
                Cuisine: Indian

                200 ft
                46 Gloucester Terrace

                Phone: +44 20 74021100

              • Tuk Din

                62% likes this, based on 78 reviews

                200 ft
                41 Craven Road
              • Mandarin

                58% likes this, based on 23 reviews
                Cuisine: Chinese

                100 ft
                33 Craven Road
              • Spice Guru

                51% likes this, based on 13 reviews
                Cuisine: Indian

                100 ft
                42-44 Gloucester Terrace

                Phone: 44 (0)20 7706 9303

              Getting there.

              From Heathrow

              The Heathrow Express can take you to Paddington Station within only 15 minutes. Heathrow express to Paddington. Get off at Paddington Station (or) Take Piccadilly line on the underground. Change to Bakerloo line at Piccadilly Circus. Get off at Paddington Station. From the Station head towards the HSBC Bank (Craven Road) the Brunel Hotel is at the end of the second block.

              From Gatwick

              The Gatwick Express runs to Victoria station and from there take the Circle Line of the underground. Get off at Paddington Station. From the Station head towards the HSBC Bank (Craven Road) the Brunel Hotel is at the end of the second block.

              From Stanstead

              Take a train from Stanstead to Liverpool street. Change to the Central Line of the underground, southbound Get off at Lancaster Gate underground station.

              An airport shuttle is available.

              Getting around.

              Paddington station is within 10 minutes walking.

              Brunel Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Brunel

              Average guest rating

              5.8
              out of 10
              Good enough
              Based on 230 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Value
              5.3
              Dining
              6.7
              Location
              6.2
              Rooms
              5.1
              Service
              4.6

              Individual guest reviews

              • Older travelers

                The location is excellent, the continental breakfast is very good, and we liked the papers available in the lobby.

                The room was a little too small for comfort - difficult for 2 people to move around freely and not enough shelf space.

                • Average rating
                  7.4
              • Single

                I consider I have been robbed, literally. The room was less than 5 square meters. I could not stay there more than one night, then I left.It was impossible to sleep, the bed is a kid bed. I could not sit on the desk, it is a kid's desk. The room was terrible: not clean, noisy, the worst place I've ever been in my life, even worse than student's dorms. Still, the hotel refused to consider any of my complaints, and refused to pay me a compensation. They charged me 1,500 Pounds for one night. I left them the room without sleeping, and they rented it the next four days where I was not there, and they refused to compensate anything. So, in summary, I was robbed 1,500 Pounds for one night without sleep! The hotel rejected the responsibility on Booked.net. I will have to raise this issue as high as possible, and alert uk Consumer Organiation. I am more than disappointed, I consider this is pure and simple robbery and legal action will have to be taken against this.

                • Average rating
                  2.4
              • Single

                Close to transport Friendly staff Close to park Clean

                Size of room (#03) basement room - no natural light no shelf in the bathroom to put toiletries plug behind the bed - very difficult to reach

                • Average rating
                  7.0
              • Single

                The Hotel is beautiful, room was clean and there was all I needed. Staff is kind and always available. The location is perfect, really close to Hyde Park and Lancaster Gate tube station. Obviously the price is high, but it's hard to find hotel like this at a cheaper price.

                • Average rating
                  8.2
              • Single

                Nothing, the rooms (had to change rooms 3 times trying to find 1 that I could sleep in due to excessive heat) were very small, and the worst value for money I have encountered in almost 30 years of travel. The hotel had no pictures of the rooms on the web sites in a deliberate attempt to mislead the public. I tried to get my money back and stay somewhere else, but the unfriendly staff refused to give me my money back. As a foreign tourist I guess they think they have the right to rip me off. I honestly feel sorry for the next people to stay their.

                No pictures of the rooms on websites in a deliberate attempt to mislead the people staying there. Rooms wrer very tiny and that hot that you could not sleep their due to excessive heat. I would not have moved 3 time if rooms were ok

                • Average rating
                  4.2
              • Single

                A good tourist Hotel within easy walk of railway and tube station

                • Average rating
                  7.4
              • Group of friends

                Very poor quality and way overprized. Polite lady at the desk. Horrible and incorrect management. No ambition to run a hotel and give any service. Only looking for the short win. This hotel is not going to survive in London. No good internet connection, a 3 person bedroom is just a single bedroom with 3 beds. So no room to move. Room cleaning didn't clean the room before 14.00 and when we came back from our morning workshop for a rest, they refused to clean the room after 15.00. In the end no fresh beds and towels. There are a lot of better alternatives in the area.

                • Average rating
                  2.8
              • Single

                Staff at breakfast was friendly

                Room very small (ca 9m^2), furniture and bathroom old. I was paying 95 pounds per night, bad value for the money.

                • Average rating
                  4.2
              • Older travelers

                It was a convinent location and easy to get in and out of being close to Paddington Station as well as two other tube stops.

                It is to be expected, the rooms are small, but am sure is the same for most hotels in London. If you want an American hotel stay in American. We actually enjoyed our stay very much.

                • Average rating
                  7.8
              • Group of friends

                The room was a decent size and the beds were comfortable.

                The staff were not helpful, and rather unwelcoming. Our room had a sewage problem, in that it smelled awful due to the toiletry system. The noise of the underground, as we were put on the bottom floor, kept us awake and when we requested to be moved, they wouldn't let us. Breakfast is served between 7-10, and when I asked for a cooked breakfast at 9:45, they said no as it would take 'too long'.

                • Average rating
                  6.6
              • Single

                Good breakfast

                Bathroom a bit cramped Hotel was hard to find. It's not really on Glouster Terrace, it's on Craven Rd.

                • Average rating
                  8.2
              • Single

                Excellent front-of-house staff, upgraded to double due to over booking.

                If I was being very picky - no decaf coffee in the room but that's about it.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Couple

                The location.

                I was extremely surprised to pay at the check-in, it was the 1st time in my life I was asked to pay in advance. Now I understand that it was due to the poor service of the hotel. The breakfast is not worth it, there is a lot of little places where to have breakfast around or even somewhere else in the city. The lift only went up to the 3rd floor while our room was on the 4th.There was an extremely small corridor to get to our room and someone was painting it when we were there so the smell was very strong and we had to be extremely careful while crossing not to get paint all over our coats. In the bathroom, water ran dirty long before being clean and the sink was only 20cm wide, impossible to use without having water everywhere.

                • Average rating
                  4.2
              • Group of friends

                The bathroom was clean?

                The pull out matress (which was actually described as a single bed!) was about 2 inches thin and mega uncomfortable so i didnt sleep much as all. Also the tube runs right under the rooms.

                • Average rating
                  4.6
              • Couple

                The location is perfect for such price (10-15 minutes by underground from major sights), the room was clean, staff friendly, breakfast delicous and abundant - what else for a two star hotel in London?

                Certainly the smallest room I ever stayed

                • Average rating
                  7.4
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