Upon arrival at Paddington station, from Heathrow, we chose to walk to the hotel, about a 10 minute walk. Though not in the middle of the hustle and bustle of downtown London, it was quiet and relaxing. No traffic noises. Nice neighbourhood. Only a short walk to the closest Underground station, so really easy to get any where. A short block from Hyde Park. Many restaurant choices only a few blocks away. Our room was not quite ready, so we enjoyed a drink in the bar adjacent to the lobby. The hotel is not huge, not sure how many rooms, but seemed very intimate, more like a boutique property. Our room was clean, overlooking the front of the hotel, and while not quite spacious by North American standards, it was adequate for our needs. The bathroom was a bit small, but all we needed. The starring feature for us was definitely the daily breakfast, and the breakfast room staff. There was everything you could want: hot and cold, juices, coffees, teas, eggs, bacon, potatoes, toast, fruit, muesli, dry cereals, oatmeal, meats and cheeses and the list goes on. When speaking to the breakfast room staff, we mentioned we were leaving too early the following morning to enjoy one final meal. They asked what time we would be leaving and we explained we were heading back to Heathrow to meet friends and to continue on to Southampton for a cruise, so we'd be leaving about 5am. No problem, they promised a boxed breakfast would be waiting. And it was, fruits, meat and cheese sandwiches and freshly brewed coffee, all boxed and ready to go with us. As for the hotel in general, the décor was understated, dark woods and rich fabrics. Our room was always clean, toiletries replenished daily. If we needed anything, we had only to call the front desk, or, in my husband's case, stop into the bar (to get ice for drinks in our room). I booked this room using Aeroplan miles so it did not cost us anything, but we did see the bill, and had we been paying, we felt is was reasonable. We would highly recommend this hotel. less
Jurate R, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Mornington Hotel, responded to this review
We thank you for your encouraging feedback following your recent stay with us at the Best Western Mornington hotel Hyde Park. I am delighted you had such a pleasant stay and found the hotels facilities to your liking.
It would certainly be our great pleasure to welcome back in the near future for another enjoyable stay.
Front Office Manager
12 LANCASTER GATE
LONDON W2 3LG