It’s a rare property that can make a stay feel residential (while being incredibly central). Hilton London Hyde Park, a wonderful Edwardian red-brick property across the road from a plane tree-lined edge of Hyde Park, does just that. Read on for the full review.

The boulangerie downstairs has a neighbourhood feel and is a great pit stop for morning coffee, while the rooms, dressed with eggplant-coloured chairs and velvet curtains, feel cosy and homey. With Notting Hill proper just west of the property, central London a few tube stops to the east and Hyde Park to the south, everything feels close to this city-centric property.

Where is Hilton London Hyde Park?

Hilton London Hyde Park

Hilton London Kensington is on Bayswater Road, across the road from leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, and just steps from the local tube station. It’s about half an hour by car to Heathrow Airport but Queensway station, which has links to wider London and the airport, is under the hotel itself.

What’s near Hilton London Hyde Park?

Hilton London Hyde Park

Cross the road and you’re in the wonderful ramble of Hyde Park, with its tree-ringed lake and twisting pathways. Being located right near the tube’s Central Line means you’ll be in Mayfair or Marylebone in minutes (you don’t even need to pass “go”). 

From nearby Queensway, you can also reach Notting Hill Gate, home to one of the city’s most charming boroughs, and Oxford Circus, the station closest to Soho and the shopping of Oxford Street, via the red-marked Central line. 

Room types

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The simply decorated guest rooms, dressed in tones of rose gold, forgo living spaces for functional bedrooms, with plush Hilton Serenity beds (featuring 250 thread-count sheets) and some with large desks. Rooms also include mini fridges and Philip Roth bath products. Some rooms have sweet palladian-style windows with views so snap one up if you’re after an outlook.

Restaurants and bars

There’s one casual eatery at the foot of the hotel. Aubaine, a restaurant, boulangerie and pâtisserie, serves French-style food (stress “style” - there’s also burrata panzanella and beef carpaccio with chimichurri on the menu), for both guests and passersby. The desserts from the pâtisserie are particularly of note: a classic (or chocolate) mille-feuille goes down a treat with a café au lait.

Travel for work

Rooms have circular dining tables that will do the trick for remote working and some have dedicated work spaces. Wi-fi is also available free throughout the property and the meeting room is available for hire.

Hilton London Hyde Park

What you need to know

Aubaine’s wine list (peppered with Loire whites and French champanges) is no slouch so if all you need is a quiet glass or two, pop downstairs.

 

Best for: Parkside practicality
Design: Pared back
Ambience: Understated
Number of rooms: 136
Rates: From £188
Wi-fi: Free
Parking: Limited on-site spaces available, book in advance
Address: 129 Bayswater Rd, London
Telephone:
+44 20 7221 2217

Earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 or use 30% less Points* to book your next stay at qantas.com/hotels

 

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*30% less points relates to the price compared to the value of a point prior to February 2022.

 

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