24 Craven Hill Gardens, London, United Kingdom
Doubles from: $87 to $163
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Caring Hotel is a “cheap-as-chips” family-run B&B situated in a historic townhouse on a picturesque street, a short walk from Hyde Park. With clean, if simple, facilities, friendly service and a central location, the three-star property offers a solid value.
Pros: Good location. Helpful staff. Very clean.
Cons: No elevator. Can pick up noise from the street and other guests.
The Caring Hotel’s 25 guest rooms are basic and frill-free. Furniture is of the utilitarian variety, and the print bedspreads are thin and sometimes faded. Colorful but generic framed prints adorn the walls.
To be sure, the Caring won't be winning any design awards, but the rooms are spotlessly, comfortable and quiet. Each room is equipped with coffee and tea facilities, a small flat-screen TV and phone.
Some rooms are quite spacious, while others tend toward minuscule. (The “cozy” rooms are probably best left for for single.) Street-facing rooms can pick up some noise, so light sleepers are advised to request a room in the back.
Guest rooms at the Caring Hotel come in a variety of configurations. Some have a full private bathroom, some have a shower only and others share all facilities. All rooms are equipped with a small sink.
All bathrooms are surprisingly modern and sparklingly clean. Some private bathrooms have a bathtub (ask ahead). Shared bathrooms are only shared between two or three rooms.
The pretty Victorian townhouse in which the Caring Hotel resides is a Grade-II-Listed building (UK speak for historically significant and protected). This translates to Old World charms like wrought-iron railings, but also means that the hotel lacks certain modern conveniences (namely, an elevator).
By all accounts the Caring is a simple establishment, but it’s a friendly one, and an excellent value. A continental buffet breakfast is included in the room rate and served in a no-frills dining area with cheery peach-colored walls and café tables and chairs.
Wi-Fi is free in the public areas. Luggage storage is available for an additional charge.
The Caring Hotel benefits from an enviable Bayswater location, near a variety of restaurants, pubs and shops. It’s well situated for catching the Underground and an easy walk from Notting Hill or Hyde Park.
» Rebecca Lori, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
About the Caring Hotel neighborhood
Bayswater is a mostly residential area situated north of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. The neighborhood is packed with affordable, often nondescript, places to sleep. Bayswater makes a smart choice for visitors looking for proximity to Paddington Station and the city’s main sights.